Department of Philosophy of Worldviews Course Offerings
*Courses from other departments may be necessary to fulfill a particular major/minor.
A study of the principles of correct reasoning, contrasting them with fallacious reasoning. Homework assignments enable the student to recognize arguments and to determine whether they are logical or not. (Fall, even years)
A critical philosophical examination of contemporary moral issues such as abortion, euthanasia, prejudice and equality, war, capital punishment, and issues in business and medical ethics. (Fall, odd years)
A study of key texts in the philosophy of art from classical antiquity to the present. Within the framework of a Christian perspective, emphasis is placed on careful reading and contextual analysis of diverse positions on beauty, sense experience, and the social, ethical, and religious role of the arts in human culture. (Fall only)
|321, 322||History of Ancient and Modern Philosophy (3, 3).
321: A study of major philosophical thinkers from the pre-Socratics to the end of the Middle Ages. Special attention will be given to Plato's and Aristotle's thoughts and their influence on Christian thought.
322: A study of major philosophical thinkers from Bacon to the present. Special attention is given to comparing and contrasting Modernity and Post-modernity with Christian thought. (Fall, odd years; spring, even years)
A study of knowledge. We consider questions such as (1) "What is knowledge?" (2) "How is it attained?" (3) "What are its limits?" (4) "Are we able to have knowledge of God?" Special attention is given to the attempts of contemporary Christian thinkers to show the rationality of the Christian faith. (Spring, even years)