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Fall 2018







PHIL 3316 (WIN)- History of Philosophy Ancient to Renaissance:

The Western Utopian Project

Three semester hours.

This course will cover the major philosophers from the Hellenistic and Roman philosophy of antiquity beginning circa 300 B.C.E. to the significant texts of the seventeenth-century in a course of study concerning the utopian project of the West. Philosophers include such thinkers as the Plato, Augustine, More, Bacon, Machiavelli, and others. Course may be repeated for credit when topic changes. As a Writing Intensive Course, this course will work towards preparing students to write effectively and respectfully about religious topics and themes.  




PHIL 4380 (WIN)- XL with ENGL 4380: Philosophy of Literature: What is America

Three semester hours.

Formulation and critical analysis of philosophical ideas in selected literary works.  In this case, works from throughout the literary history of the United States will be selected in order to examine the construction of the concept of America, its mythology of the American Dream, and how it has failed to deliver it.  Further, as a Writing Intensive Course, this course will work towards preparing students to write effectively and respectfully about political and cultural topics and themes.