Credit Course Schedules

Philosophy - Spring 2022

In Person
Classes meet in person on campus; specific days/times/location
Online - Asynchronous
Classes meet fully online; no specific days/times/locations
Online - Synchronous (Zoom)
Classes meet via Zoom or other resource; specific days/times
Hybrid - Online Asynchronous & Online Synchronous (Zoom)
A portion of the classes meet synchronous via Zoom or other resource and a portion is asynchronous online; there will be some specific days/times
Hybrid - Online & In-person
A portion of the classes meet in person on campus and a portion is asynchronous or synchronous online; there will be some specific days/times/locations
Hybrid - Online Asynchronous & In Person
Classes meet in both asynchronous online and in-person modes; specific meeting times and locations for in-person portions of classes are listed with each course
Hybrid - Online Synchronous (Zoom) & In Person
Classes meet in both synchronous online (Zoom) and in-person modes; specific meeting times and locations are listed with each course
Intro to Philosophy — 3331
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. Prerequisite: ENG 1510. J fall, spring; C occasionally. Master Course Syllabus

Jamestown Campus
Hultquist Library 253
Jan 18 – May 13 Tue, Thu 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Intro to Philosophy — 3332
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. Prerequisite: ENG 1510. J fall, spring; C occasionally. Master Course Syllabus

Cattaraugus County Campus
Technology Center 204
Jan 18 – May 13 Tue, Thu 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Intro to Philosophy — 3739
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. Prerequisite: ENG 1510. J fall, spring; C occasionally. Master Course Syllabus

North County Center
North County Campus Center 110
Jan 18 – May 13 Tue, Thu 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Environmental Issues/Ethics — 3334
PHL 2570 – 3 credits
Melanie Smith, Siby Thomas

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

Jan 19 – May 13 Mon, Wed 11:00 am – 11:50 am
Contemporary Moral Problems — 3333
PHL 2630 – 3 credits
Siby Thomas

Students will analyze and acquire an understanding of contemporary moral issues and problems. Students will learn how moral problems are approached differently by diverse ethical perspectives such as utilitarianism and deontological theorists. Students will develop a coherent moral point of view which they will use to approach issues such as privacy, abortion, suicide, euthanasia, war, civil disobedience, and pornography. Prerequisite: ENG 1530. Master Course Syllabus

Jan 18 – May 13 TBD