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Topics in Philosophy
TOPICS IN PHIL
CLASS CODE: PHIL 497R CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: LANGUAGE & LETTERS
DEPARTMENT: HUMANITIES & PHILOSOPHY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Intensive study of a philosophical period, figure, or topic through close readings of primary and secondary texts. Includes a major research and writing project.
TAUGHT: Winter
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Sample topics: Medieval philosophy, the Presocratics, Plato, Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, Existentialism, philosophy of law, philosophy of mind, virtue ethics, philosophical logic, space and time.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this course is two-fold: First, to help students to develop a deeper and more thorough understanding of a period, figure, movement, or topic in philosophy than is possible in more general courses. Second, to give students the confidence and the tools to carryout such study and research on their own.
REQUIREMENTS: Major Research Project
Research Paper
Presentations
Oral Examination
Annotated Bibliography
Presentations
PREREQUISITES:
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001