PHI 200-400 Level Course Offerings for Fall 2022 and Winter 2023

* 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 2022:

PHI 202 01 MW 11:00am-11:50am; Alycia LaGuardia-LoBianco; Allendale Campus

PHI 202 02 MW 3:00pm-4:15pm; Jeffrey Byrnes; Allendale Campus

PHI 202 03 MW 4:30pm-5:45pm; Jay Spitzley; Allendale Campus

PHI 202 04 MWF 10:00am-10:50am; Alycia LaGuardia-LoBianco; Allendale Campus

WINTER 2023:

PHI 202 01 MW 3:00pm-4:15pm; Jeffrey Byrnes; Allendale Campus 

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

PHI 202 03 MFW 12:00pm-12:50pm; Alycia LaGuardia-LoBianco ;Allendale Campus

PHI 202 04 MFW 1:00pm-1:50pm; Alycia LaGuardia-LoBianco;Allendale Campus  



PHI 203 01: TR 2:30pm-3:45pm; Ronald Loeffler; Allendale Campus

FALL  2022 :

PHI 204 01 TR 10:00am - 11:15am; Andrew Spear; Allendale Campus

PHI 204 02 TR 1:00pm - 2:15pm; Andrew Spear; Allendale Campus

WINTER 2023:

Not offered for this winter semester

FALL 2022

PHI 206 01: MWF 9:00am-9:50am; David Vessey; Allendale Campus

PHI 206 01: MWF 1:00pm-1:50pm; David Vessey; Allendale Campus



PHI 206 01: MWF 1:00pm-1:50pm; David Vessey; Allendale Campus

FALL 2022:  

PHI 210 01 TR 10:00am-11:15am; Ge L. Shang; Allendale Campus

WINTER 2023:

PHI 210 01 TR 2:30pm-3:45pm; Ge L. Shang; Allendale Campus

FALL 2022:

PHI 220 01 TR10:00am-11:15am; Kelly Parker; PEW Campus

PHI 220 02 TR 11:30am-12:45pm; Kelly Parker; PEW Campus

WINTER 2023:

PHI 220 01 TR 11:30am-12:45pm; David Vessey; Allendale Campus

PHI 220 02 TR 4:00pm-5:15pm; Elizabeth Kovacs; Allendale Campus

PHI 220 03 TR 8:30am-9:45am; David Vessey; Allendale Campus

WINTER 2023: only

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

FALL 2022:

Not offered in fall 

WINTER 2023:

PHI 250 01 TR 10:00am-11:15am; Teresa Castelao-Lawless; Allendale Campus

PHI 300 Level Courses

FALL 2022:

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

WINTER 2023:

PHI 300 01 TR 1:00pm-2:15pm; Ronald Loeffler ; Allendale Campus

PHI 300 02 MWF 1:00pm-1:50pm; John W. August; Allendale Campus

FALL 2022:

PHI 302 01: MW 11:30am-12:45pm; Kelly Parker; 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 2023 only:

PHI 311 01 TR 11:30am-12:45pm; William Parkhurst; Allendale Campus  

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

Not taught this academic year


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

FALL 2022:

PHI 313 01 TR 1:00pm-2:15pm; Andrew Jampol-Petzinger; Allendale Campus

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

WINTER 2023 only
 PHI 314 01 MWF 11:00am-11:50am: David Vessey; Allendale Campus


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

FALL 2022 only:

PHI 315 01 MW 1:30pm-2:45pm; Jeff Byrnes; 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

not offered this academic year


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 2022:

PHI 325 01 MW  3:00pm-4:15pm; Wenhui Xie; Allendale Campus 

PHI 325 02 MW  1:30pm-2:45pm; Wenhui Xie; Allendale Campus 

PHI 325 03 TR 11:30am-12:45pm; Wenhui Xie; Allendale Campus

WINTER 2023: 

PHI 325 01 TR  2:30pm-3:45pm; Andrew Jampol-Petzinger; Allendale Campus 

PHI 325 02 TR  1:00pm-2:15pm; Wenhui Xie; Allendale Campus 

PHI 325 03 TR  4:00pm-5:15pm; Wenhui Xie; Allendale Campus 

PHI 325 04 MW  3:00pm-4:15pm; Wenhui Xie 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. 

FALL 2022

PHI 330 01 TR 10:00am-11:15am; John Uglietta; Allendale Campus


not offered winter semester

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

FALL 2021 only: 

PHI 341 01 TR 11:30am-12:45pm; Teresa Castelao-Lawless; 

WINTER 2023:

not offered winter semester

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 2022 :  

Not offered fall semester


 PHI 343 01 MW 1:30pm-2:45pm; Jeff Bynres; 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 2022:

PHI 370 01 MW 1:30pm-2:45pm; Alycia LaGuardia-LoBianco;  Allendale Campus 

WINTER 2022:

not offered winter semester

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 2023 Only:

PHI 400 01 TR 10:00am-11:15am; Peimin Ni; Allendale 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 2023


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 2022: 

PHI 430 01: TR 11:30am-12:45pm; Ronald Loeffler; Allendale Campus


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 2022 and Winter 2023:

Not offered this academic year


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 2023 Only

PHI 460 01 MW 3:00pm-4:15pm; Alycia LaGuardia-LoBianco; 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 2022 Only:

PHI 495 01 MWF 11:00am-11:50am; David Vessey; Allendale Campus 

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