PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy
Winter 2021, Section 002
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHIL 181, 182, 202, 231, 232, or 297.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Phil 101 will provide an introduction to foundational topics drawn from many branches of philosophy. Through written work and discussion, the course also seeks to help students develop and improve their skills in critical reasoning and argumentative writing. Topics will be selected from among the following: determinism and free will, the nature of moral responsibility; arguments for and against the existence of God; skepticism about our knowledge of the material world; the nature of personal identity; the relationship between mind and body; egoism, altruism, and the nature of moral obligation; and the ethics of belief and nature of faith.

Course Requirements:

There will be two required papers and a midterm and cumulative final examination.

Intended Audience:

This class will be entirely online. Phil 101 is open to students from all areas of the University. No previous work in philosophy is assumed. First-semester freshmen are welcome.

Class Format:

Lecture will be taught synchronously with accommodation for students unable to participate.

Schedule

PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
27885
Open
2
 
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TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
002 (LEC)
 Online
27886
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
 Online
28998
Open
1
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
 Online
28999
Closed
0
2Y1 or Y2
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
005 (DIS)
 Online
29000
Closed
0
 
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WF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
006 (DIS)
 Online
29001
Closed
0
 
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WF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
007 (DIS)
 Online
29002
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
008 (DIS)
 Online
29003
Closed
0
1Y1 or Y2
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
009 (DIS)
 Online
29004
Closed
0
 
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WF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
010 (DIS)
 Online
29005
Closed
0
 
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WF 11:00AM - 12:00PM

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