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IAI Humanities PHIL 101: Introduction to Philosophy

Prerequisite(s):
-Concurrent enrollment in, or completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of C or higher

An introduction to philosophical questioning and to the rudiments of philosophical ways of reasoning. This course will examine some key notions of the history of philosophy, especially in the areas of metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and social/political philosophy. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H4 900

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities PHIL 105: Introduction to Non-Western Philosophy

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101

An introduction to non-western philosophical questioning and to the rudiments of non-western philosophical ways of reasoning. This course will examine some key notions of the history of non-western philosophy, especially in the areas of metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and social/political philosophy, in particular the traditions found in Africa, India, Eastern Asia, and the Mideast. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H4 903N

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities PHIL 111: Logic

Prerequisite(s):
-Concurrent enrollment in, or completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of C or higher

An introduction to the forms of inductive and deductive reasoning including modern symbolic logic. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H4 906

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities PHIL 114: Ethics

Prerequisite(s):
-Concurrent enrollment in, or completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of C or higher

An introduction to the study of moral philosophy. This course will provide an introductory historical survey of the major ethical systems and will consider their application to contemporary moral problems. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H4 904

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

PHIL 150: Aesthetics and the Philosophy of the Arts

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement into college level English

In this course we will undertake a philosophical study of the various arts, concentrating on definitions of art, aesthetic appreciation, and our interpretive and evaluative responses to art. We will read philosophical essays about art (construed broadly) and experience artwork (including theater, painting, photography, literature, music, film, sculpture, architecture, etc.) that illuminates our philosophical reflections. 3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities PHIL 201: History of Philosophy I

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

An introduction to the history of philosophy from the ancient Greeks to the end of the medieval era. This course will examine key ideas of various major philosophers from the Western tradition including the philosophers of Athens (the Pre-Socratics, Socrates, the Sophists, Plato, and Aristotle), the Hellenistic philosophers (the Epicureans, Stoics, and Skeptics), and the medieval religious philosophers (Augustine, Anselm, and Aquinas). 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H4 901

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities PHIL 202: History of Philosophy II

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

An introduction to the history of philosophy from the beginning of the seventeenth century to the present. This course will examine key ideas of various major philosophers from the Western tradition including the philosophers of the early modern period (Hobbes, Descartes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant), of the nineteenth century (Hegel, Marx, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and the utilitarians), and various movements in twentieth-century philosophy (pragmatism, logical atomism, logical positivism, ordinary language philosophy, and phenomenology). 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H4 902

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

PHIL 214: Healthcare Ethics

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

An introduction to important theories in moral philosophy and important issues in healthcare ethics. Students will learn to use ethical theories and philosophical concepts to evaluate various perspectives on issues such as professional conduct, patients’ rights, privacy, genetic engineering, death and dying, euthanasia, and abortion. 3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

PHIL 296: Studies in Philosophy

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-Permission of division dean

An introductory philosophy course with variable content that focuses on an area of philosophy such as Philosophy of Religion, Feminist Philosophy, non-Western Philosophy, or Existentialism. Students will critically interpret and analyze philosophical texts that are representative of a particular sub-field of philosophy. Because the subjects and texts will vary each semester, PHIL 296 may be repeated for a total of six credit hours. 3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.