Course Topics

HONR 310 Modernity Social Thought
This course examines key turning points in the development of social thought from the Enlightenment to the present. It focuses on modern theories concerning issues such as toleration, the nation-state, colonialism, class struggle, and psychoanalysis, as well as postmodern developments in intercultural relations and theories of culture, gender, and power.

PHIL 120 Ethics
A topical introduction to moral philosophy, considering both historical and contemporary developments. Topics include human nature, standards of morality, obligation and rights, justice, responsibility and freedom, character and action.

PHIL 150 Social and Political Philosophy
An introduction to major social and political theories with focus on such concepts as obligation, law, authority, freedom, rights, justice, individual, community, ideology, and oppression.

PHIL 220 Early Modern Philosophy
An examination of the development of modern European philosophy. Primary focus will be on the formation of scientific philosophies in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and upon the synthesis of these views in Kant's philosophy.