Introduction to Philosophy is an introduction to some of the major areas, ideas, and thinkers of philosophy. Students will read selections from major philosophers in Western Philosophy, as well as texts representing non-traditional or non-Western sources, such as Native American, Asian and Feminist thought. Students will also be introduced to some of the main problems and concepts in areas such as Epistemology, Metaphysics, Ethics, and Aesthetics, as well as investigate other issues of movements, such as Existentialism or Feminism. Group 1 course.
Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies
Completion of ENG 11
/111 or placement into ENG 111
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct
Other college designations supported by this course
Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div, Infused: Writing Intensive
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Demonstrate historical and conceptual knowledge of Philosophy.
- Practice Philosophical Analysis and Inquiry to course content.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills.
- Relate philosophical inquiry with other areas of human endeavor including historical contexts.
- Evaluate philosophical issues within intra-cultural and global contexts.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Reflect on traditional philosophical and non-traditional conceptual frameworks and paradigms.
Learning How to Learn:
- Demonstrate open-mindedness by considering alternative historical and cultural values and points of view.
- Communicate as a philosopher.