Philosophy - Fall 2017

Intro to Philosophy — 3718
PHL 1510 – 3 credits
Siby Thomas

Students will gain an understanding of the Western philosophical tradition and the influences of philosophical thinking. Students are introduced to major areas of philosophy and explore the relationships between concepts in metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, social philosophy, and aesthetics. Eligibility: ENG 1530; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Arts & Sciences Center 228
Aug 28 – Dec 21 Mon, Wed 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Intro to Philosophy — 3721
PHL 1510 – 3 credits
William J. Hannon

Students will gain an understanding of the Western philosophical tradition and the influences of philosophical thinking. Students are introduced to major areas of philosophy and explore the relationships between concepts in metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, social philosophy, and aesthetics. Eligibility: ENG 1530; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

College Center 228
Aug 28 – Dec 21 Mon, Wed, Fri 8:00 am – 8:50 am
Critical Reasoning — 3719
PHL 1570 – 3 credits
Dale G. Yerpe

Students will identify and criticize arguments and will acquire an understanding of basic concepts in semantics and logical analysis. Students will distinguish sound from unsound arguments and identify common fallacies. Prerequisite: must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Arts & Sciences Center 222
Aug 29 – Dec 21 Tue, Thu 8:30 am – 9:45 am
Environmental Issues/Ethics — 3711
PHL 2570 – 3 credits
Melanie Smith, William J. Hannon

Students will gain critical understanding of the impacts of human activities as they affect the earth and the web of life it sustains from both ethical and scientific perspectives. Contemporary environmental issues such as methods and limitations of science and moral reasoning, global warming, ozone depletion, deforestation, animal rights, population growth, waste disposal, biodiversity, and species extinction will be discussed. This team-taught course is offered under biology for natural science credit (BIO 2570) or philosophy for humanities credit (PHL 2570). Prerequisites: BIO 1570 and ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus

Hultquist Library 163
Aug 28 – Dec 21 Mon, Wed, Fri 9:00 am – 9:50 am
Environmental Issues/Ethics — 3712
PHL 2570 – 3 credits
Melanie Smith, William J. Hannon

Students will gain critical understanding of the impacts of human activities as they affect the earth and the web of life it sustains from both ethical and scientific perspectives. Contemporary environmental issues such as methods and limitations of science and moral reasoning, global warming, ozone depletion, deforestation, animal rights, population growth, waste disposal, biodiversity, and species extinction will be discussed. This team-taught course is offered under biology for natural science credit (BIO 2570) or philosophy for humanities credit (PHL 2570). Prerequisites: BIO 1570 and ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus

College Center 227
Aug 28 – Dec 21 Mon, Wed, Fri 9:00 am – 9:50 am
Environmental Issues/Ethics — 3713
PHL 2570 – 3 credits

Students will gain critical understanding of the impacts of human activities as they affect the earth and the web of life it sustains from both ethical and scientific perspectives. Contemporary environmental issues such as methods and limitations of science and moral reasoning, global warming, ozone depletion, deforestation, animal rights, population growth, waste disposal, biodiversity, and species extinction will be discussed. This team-taught course is offered under biology for natural science credit (BIO 2570) or philosophy for humanities credit (PHL 2570). Prerequisites: BIO 1570 and ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

North County Center