PHIL 101: Introduction to Philosophy: Morals and Society

Credits 3 Class Hours3 lecture

In this course, students will be introduced to the nature of philosophical inquiry by considering some of the most fundamental and controversial questions in moral philosophy: Do human beings have an obligation to act morally? Where do our moral principles come from? Are there objective moral truths? What makes a particular action moral or immoral?

Semester Offered Fall, Spring, Summer
Diversification: Humanities — DH
Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs)
  1. Participate in thoughtful, critical dialogue with others by means of producing clear, cogent, and creative philosophical discourse.
  2. Identify, discuss, critically analyze, and evaluate a range of important philosophical issues, terms, concepts, arguments, theories, and movements within the field of ethics.
  3. Relate and apply various course insights to the beliefs and commitments that play a role in the development of a healthy, well-grounded world-view.