Undergraduate Philosophy Electives

Fall 2020 Electives

PHIL 3450 - Epistemology

Instructor
Day
Time
MCC Discovery Tier
 
 
Dr. Michael Wreen
TTh 
 2 - 3:15 pm
  Cognition
 

Study of the sources, nature, structure and extent of knowledge and justified belief. Among possible topics are skepticism, theories of perception, a priori knowledge, testimony as a source of knowledge, theories of truth, internalist and externalist theories of knowledge, the analysis of knowledge and foundational and coherence theories of the structure of knowledge. Prereq: Soph. stndg. and PHIL 1001.

PHIL 3506 - Philosophy of Race

Instructor
Day
Time
MCC Discovery Tier
 
Dr. Kimberly Harris
TTh 
11 - 12:15 pm
 Individual and Communities
 

Study of the sources, nature, structure, and extent of knowledge and justified belief. Among possible topics are skepticism, theories of perception, a priori knowledge, testimony as a source of knowledge, theories of truth, internalist and externalist theories of knowledge, the analysis of knowledge, and foundational and coherence theories of the structure of knowledge.

PHIL 3507 - Global Justice

Instructor
Day
Time
 
MCC Discovery Tier
 
Dr. Ericka Tucker
MW
3:30 - 4:45 pm
Crossing Boundaries
 

Issues of justice today are global in scope, yet our political institutions and theory focus on the state as the primary agency for ensuring justice. Focusing on five areas where questions of justice outstrip the resources of the nation-state students investigate these as problems of global justice. Explore the following areas: War and Violence, Human Rights, Development, and Global Institutions, Immigration and Refugees, Gender and Democracy and Communication.

PHIL 3508 - Caribbean Philosophy

Instructor
Day
Time
 
MCC Discovery Tier
 
Dr. Stephanie Rivera Berruz    
MW
3:30 - 4:45 PM
Crossing Boundaries
 

Examine the rich inteltual tradition of the Caribbean oriented around issues of colonization, decolonization, resistance, emancipation and identity. Study transnational ideas forged in and through the Caribbean, including its diaspora. Consider the meaning of the Caribbean as a geopolitical space, understand how identities forged in the Caribbean, social and political problems emerge as a result of colonialism and globalization. Encounter major figures and philosophical problems around ethics, metaphysics and epistemology.

PHIL 3660 - Marx and Marxism

Instructor
Day
Time
 
MCC Discovery Tier
 
Dr. Anthony Peressini
MW
2 - 3:15 pm
 
Basic Needs and Justice
 

Marx's inteltual transition from "leftist" Hegelianism to diatical materialism; and thence, from his study of political economics to Das Kapital. Developments and adaptations of Marx's thought as found in thinkers representative of various schools of Marx interpretation. Prereq: Soph. stndg. and PHIL 1001. 

PHIL 4330 - Business Ethics

Instructor
Day
Time
 
MCC Discovery Tier
 
Dana Fritz
TTh
12:30 - 1:45 pm
Basic Needs and Justice
 

An application of theories of ethics to the moral dimensions of business endeavors and their effects on individuals, organizations, and society. Seted topics may include issues of responsibility, discrimination and affirmative action in the workplace, whistle blowing, economic justice, environmental impact, and the effects of the "global economy." Prereq: Soph. stndg. and Phil 1001.

PHIL 4335 - Biomedical Ethics

Instructor
Day
Time
MCC Discovery Tier
 
Dr. Javiera Perez Gomez
MW
3:30 - 4:45 pm
Basic Needs and Justice
 

Examination of fundamental ethical issues that arise in the practice of medicine and other health care professions. Among possible topics are the definition of death, the morality of suicide and euthanasia, patient-physician confidentiality, informed consent, refusal of lifesaving medical treatment, the morality of abortion, genetic engineering, human cloning, the allocation of scarce medical resources, and other issues involving health care and society. Prereq: Soph. stndg. and Phil 1001.


 

PHIL 4510 - Philosophy of Religion

Instructor Day Time    
 Dr. Noel Adams MW 2-3:15 pm    

A philosophical inquiry into the nature and function of religious life. Topics which may be covered include: the nature of faith, belief, and religious experience, the role and meaning of religious practice, prayer and worship, God’s existence and attributes, divine foreknowledge, freewill and the problem of evil. Prereq: Soph. stndg. and PHIL 1001.


 

PHIL 4540 - Philosophy of Education

Instructor Day Time  MCC Discovery Tier  
 Dr. Damon Watson  online online Writing Intensive  

Critical examination of important principles, methods and conclusions of various philosophies and their implications for education. Attention to professional ethics and students' development of their own philosophies of education. This course is equivalent to EDUC 4540. Prereq: Jr. stndg. and PHIL 1001.


 

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If you are trying to register for a section that is closed, first look through CheckMarq to see if another section is open and will fit your schedule. Because all of our sections of PHIL 1001 (Foundations in Philosophy) and PHIL 2310 (Theory of Ethics) have been hard capped for fall, we will be unable to accept urgent requests UNLESS you are a senior who will be graduating in December.