PHI 200-400 Level Course Offerings for Fall 2021 and Winter 2022


* PLEASE NOTE: We are in the midst of changing a number of our prerequisites.  * These 13 courses currently carry the prerequisite “Prior work in philosophy or permission of instructor”.  We are entering course proposals to remove these prerequisites. In the meantime, we plan to approve any request to get into one of these courses if a student lacks prior work in philosophy.

PHI 200 Level Courses

FALL 2021:

PHI 202 01 MW 1:30pm-2:45pm; Jeffrey Byrnes; Allendale Campus

PHI 202 02 MW 3:00pm-3:50pm; Jeffrey Byrnes; Allendale Campus

PHI 202 03 MW 4:30pm-5:45pm; Jeffrey Byrnes; Allendale Campus

WINTER 2022:

PHI 202 01 MW 3:00pm-3:50pm; Jeffrey Byrnes; Allendale Campus 

PHI 202 02 MW 4:30pm-5:45pm; Jeffrey Byrnes; Allendale Campus  

PHI 202 03 W 6:00pm-8:50pm; Andrew Spear; PEW Campus 

 

WINTER 2022 only:

PHI 204 01 TR 11:30am - 12:45pm; Andrew Spear; Allendale Campus

FALL 2021:  

PHI 210 01 TR 4:00pm- 5:15pm; Ge L. Shang; Allendale Campus

WINTER 2022:

No winter 2022 sections

FALL 2021:

PHI 220 01 MWF 12:00pm-12:50pm; Andrew Knoll; Allendale Campus

PHI 220 02 MWF 1:00pm-1:50pm; Andrew Knoll; Allendale Campus

WINTER 2022:

PHI 220 01 MWF 1:00pm-1:50pm; Andrew Knoll; Allendale Campus

PHI 220 02 MWF 11:00am-11:50am; Andrew Knoll; Allendale Campus

PHI 220 03 MWF 10:00am-10:50am; Andrew Knoll; Allendale Campus

FALL 2021:

PHI 230 01 TR 11:30am - 12:45pm; Dwayne Tunstall; Allendale Campus

WINTER 2022:

PHI 230 01 TR 11:30am - 12:45pm; Dwayne Tunstall; Allendale Campus

FALL 2021:

Not offered in fall 

WINTER 2022:

PHI 250 01 TR 10:00am-10:50am; Teresa Castelao-Lawless 

PHI 300 Level Courses

FALL 2021:

PHI 300 01 MWF 1:00pm-1:50pm; Mark Pestana; Allendale Campus

WINTER 2022:

PHI 300 01 MWF 10:00am-10:50am; TBA; Allendale Campus

PHI 300 02 TR 1:00pm-2:15pm; Dwayne Tunstall; Allendale Campus

A study of one or several ancient great philosophers. Cross listed with CLA 311. May be repeated for credit if content varies.

WINTER 2022 only:

PHI 311 01 MWF 11:00am-11:15am; David Vessey; Allendale Campus  

A study of one or several medieval great philosophers.   May be repeated for credit, if content differs.

WINTER 2022 only:

PHI 312 01 W 6:00pm-8:50pm; Mark S. Pestana; Allendale Campus 

A study of one or several modern great philosophers up to Kant, such as Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant.  

FALL 2021 only:

PHI 313 01 TR 10:00am-11:15am; Peimin Ni; Allendale Campus

A study of one or several late modern great philosophers. Course may be repeated if content differs.


 PHI 314 01 Not offered for fall 2021 or winter 2022

A study of one or several recent great philosophers, such as: Kierkegaard, Marx, James, Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Dewey, Arendt, Merleau-Ponty, Peirce, Whitehead.

FALL 2021 only:

PHI 315 01 TR 4:00pm-5:15pm; Ronald Loeffler; Allendale Campus  

Analyzes the intellectual appropriation of the concept of freedom over time. Emphasis will be given to the dynamic interaction between freedom and social control in classics of Western philosophy. Part of Human Rights Issue

FALL 2021 only:

PHI 320 01 TR 10:00am-10:50am; John Uglietta: Allendale Campus

Examination of ethical principles and practice in business, medicine, education, law, and government. Aims at providing students with the intellectual framework for an ethical analysis of situations. Part of Human Rights Issue

FALL 2021:

PHI 325 01 MW  3:00pm-4:15pm; William Parkhurst; Allendale Campus 

PHI 325 02 MW  4:30pm-5:45pm; Hope Sample; Allendale Campus 

PHI 325 03 TR 11:30am-12:45pm; William Parkhurst; PEW Campus

WINTER 2022: 

PHI 325 01 TR  11:30am-12:45pm; Hope Sample; Allendale Campus 

PHI 325 02  M 6:00pm-8:50pm; TBA; PEW Campus 

PHI 325 03 TR  1:00pm-2:15pm; TBA; Allendale Campus 

PHI 325 04 TR  4:00pm-5:15pm; TBA; Allendale Campus 

 

Introduction to the nature of law, law and morality, principles and practice, freedom and determinism, common sense and science, punishment, necessity, and coercion, mental disease, all arising directly form the careful study of a substantive body of law. Especially valuable for pre-law students.  Part of the Human Rights Issue. 

PHI 330 01 Not offered fall 2021 or winter 2022

A philosophical exploration of ethical, religious, and metaphysical questions about death and dying.

FALL 2021 only: 

PHI 341 01 TR 10:00am-11:15am; Teresa Castelao-Lawless; (Online-Synchronous)

Does God exist? Is there a life after death? How did evil enter the world? Is there any place for reason in religion, or is religious faith only a matter of subjective experience? These questions are explored.  Part of the Identity Issue.

FALL 2021 only :  

 PHI 343 01 MWF 1:00pm-1:50pm; Mark Moes; Allendale Campus 

 

Sex and gender are central to our identity. The course explores these concepts within the intersection of race, class, sexualities, and ethnicities. Part of the Identity Issue

FALL 2021:

PHI 370 01 MW 3:00pm-4:15pm; Alycia LaGuardia-LoBianco;  Allendale Campus 

WINTER 2022:

PHI 370 01 MW 3:00pm-4:15pm; Alycia LaGuardia-LoBianco;  Allendale Campus 

A variable topics course on a problem, theme, or figure of importance to the practice of philosophy in the present. Specific topic of this course is Environmental Justice and is cross-listed with ENS 380 01. Permit Required.  

WINTER 2022 Only:

PHI 380 01 TR 11:30am-12:45pm; Sarah King; Allendale Campus; 

 

 

PHI 400 Level Courses

A study of one or more Hindu, Buddhist, Confucian, or Taoist philosophers. Topics: human nature, society and individual, moral practice, suffering and liberation, religiosity.  Three credits. Fulfills Culture-World Perspectives requirement. 

Winter 2022 Only:

PHI 400 01 TR 11:30am-12:45pm; Peimin Ni; PEW Campus

 

Scientific knowledge is compared with that acquired in other disciplines. Topics common to the physical, biological, and social sciences, such as discovery, explanation, confirmation, and the nature of scientific models and laws are also considered. 

Not being offered fall 2022 or winter 2022

 

A study of classical and contemporary philosophical perspectives on the human mind. Topics may include materialistic vs. non-materialistic conceptions of thought and consciousness; relation between mind and brain, body, behavior, and environment; artificial intelligence; animal cognition; mental illness; altered states of consciousness, self-consciousness, person hood. 

FALL 2021: Not offered

 

What is knowledge? What is the relation of knower to known? How is knowledge distinguished from belief? What are the nature and ground of certainty? Varieties of objectivism and subjectivism, ancient and modern, will be considered. 

FALL 2021:

PHI 440 01 TR 2:30pm-3:45pm; Andrew Spear; Allendale Campus 

 

An inquiry into the nature of morality through study of classical and contemporary philosophical sources. Where do rights and duties come from? How can we know what we should or might do? Nature of good and evil. Is morality objective, or relative to culture, history, or the individual? Is morality rational? Relation between morality and meaning of life. 

Winter 2022 Only

PHI 460 01 TR 10:00am-11:15am; John Uglietta; Allendale Campus 

The purpose is, by a review of basic presuppositions about knowledge, reality, and value, to make clear what unites and what separates the main traditions in people's search for wisdom. Prerequisites: Major or minor in philosophy and senior standing. 

FALL 2021 Only:

PHI 495 01 TR 1:00pm-2:15pm; Dwayne Tunstall; Allendale Campus