Course Content and Outcome Guide for PHL 201
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- PHL 201
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- Being and Knowing
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Course DescriptionIntroduces metaphysics and the theory of knowledge via the works of important figures in the history of philosophy. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Students completing this course should be able to:
? Recognize and evaluate the philosophical assumptions embedded in one’s own ideas and the ideas that permeate our culture in order to critically
assess the truth and validity of arguments from diverse sources.
? Identify and reflect on philosophical arguments from the history of philosophy in order to effectively communicate with others that might have divergent points of view.
? Recognize and reflect on the interconnectedness and the historical development of philosophical ideas in order to be conscious of the role philosophical ideas play in one’s own culture and the cultures of others.