Current Courses

Spring 2018

PHIL 1002. Philosophy of Love and Sex

What do truth, knowledge, ethics, and beauty have to do with love and sex? Come find out!

PHIL 1102. Introduction to Philosophy (W)

 Exploration of some of the basic problems that have shaped the history of Philosophy.

PHIL 1105. Critical Thinking

Fundamental skills of clear thinking that will help people reason better during communication, problem-solving, and design, particularly as these integrate scientific/engineering with social needs and values. The course will focus on clarifying goals, identifying constraints, and generating and evaluating ideas or solutions.

PHIL 1106. Critical Thinking.

Fundamental skills of clear thinking that help students reason better during communication, problem-solving, and design, particularly as these integrate scientific/engineering efforts with social needs and values. Focuses on clarifying goals, identifying constraints, and generating and evaluating ideas or solutions. Students are ineligible to take this course if credit has already been received for PHIL 1105.

PHIL 2105. Deductive Logic  

Principles of deductive logic, both classical and symbolic, with emphasis on the use of formal logic in analysis of ordinary language discourse

PHIL 3020. Modern Philosophy

An Overview of European philosophy in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries focusing on debates about knowledge and reality.

PHIL 3140. Existentialism in Paris

This course goes to Paris for 8 days over spring break! Must apply through study abroad office (by Nov. 1) before registering.

PHIL 3230. Healthcare Ethics

Major ethical dilemmas within medical science and biology are examined to assist students to identify, analyze, and decide ethical issues in such a way that they can defend their positions to themselves and others.  Issues include reproductive and genetic technology, death and dying, patient rights, and justice in distribution of healthcare benefits and burdens.

PHIL 3390. Topics: Social Practice Art  

Social-practice art is art practiced not only within communities inflicted by social injustice by also in partnership with them. Co-taught with an artist, this course will focus on the current economic mobility problem in Charlotte and what the arts can contribute to resolving it.

PHIL 3530. Philosophy of Religion

Philosophical implications of religious experience including problems of belief and reason in modern thought.

PHIL 3590. Feminist Epistemology

 A survey of classical and contemporary approached to feminist theories of knowledge and science studies.

PHIL 3620. Senior Seminar

This course will thus help advanced students integrate their studies in philosophy, pursue their individual philosophical interests in more depth, and study important philosophical texts or issues that they have not yet had a chance to cover.

PHIL 3990. Cultural Pluralism

Cross This class will critically examine the history of the idea of cultural pluralism as it was developed in this country, in the early twentieth century, as a response to increased immigration, through the present day.

PHIL 4190/5050. Topics: W.E.B. Du Bois

Exploration In this course, we will try to do justice to Du Bois’s broad range of intellectual interests, examining not only his theories of race, but also his sociology, his view on education and evolution, his polemics on the role of art, his novel Dark Princess, his treatment of reconstruction, and his account of Africa and colonialism.

PHIL 4990/5050. Race, Gender, and Prison Abolition

This course focuses on what prison studies scholars have described since the late 1990s as the prison industrial complex.