Courses

Fall 2015 Upper Division Course Descriptions

Philosophy 331: Philosophy of Gender

MWF 1:30-2:20, Justin 256

The concept of gender and its effects in the world, including the metaphysical nature of gender, the potentially gendered nature of many areas of “traditional” philosophy, the nature of structural injustice, and the way in which gender influences life choices in areas such as career, family life, and sexuality.

 

Philosophy 335: Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy

T/Th 1:05-2:20, Military Science 213

Introduction to modern social and political philosophy, examining questions about central political values, such as equal citizenship, property rights, distributive justice, fairness, and democratic social and political institutions.

 

Philosophy 337: Religious Freedom and Democracy

T/Th 1:05-2:20, Dickens 207

Religious freedom and religious toleration. Consider this topic in a variety of contexts, including Western democracies and Muslim majority states.

 

 

Philosophy 525: Social/Political Philosophy 

T/Th 1:05-2:20, Dickens 203

Examines key developments in contemporary political philosophy in such areas as liberalism, libertarianism, communitarianism, Marxism, and feminism, and on topics of special interest where these theories are applied.

 

Philosophy 625: Philosophy of Language

MWF 2:30-3:20, Dickens 203

Philosophical problems concerning the nature of language and such concepts as meaning and truth.