This course is an introduction to the nature of philosophy, philosophical thinking, major intellectual movements in the history of philosophy, and specific problems in philosophy. The course covers understanding arguments, fundamental questions, and particular issues in logic, metaphysics, epistemology, and axiology. Topics are drawn from Western and non-Western traditions, from ancient to contemporary times. Emphasis is placed on applications of philosophy to the theoretical foundations and methods of other disciplines. This course satisfies the Gordon Rule writing requirement. A grade of "C" or higher must be attained.
Introduction to Philosophy
REA 0017 or REA 0011 or REA 0019 and ENC 0025 or ENC 0021 or ENC 0022 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher for each course) or appropriate placement test scores. Students who are not required to take the common placement test or enroll in developmental education courses do not have to satisfy prerequisites.