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PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy

Basic problems and methods of philosophy. Topics such as the nature and scope of human knowledge, the existence of God, and the relationship between mind and body. Credit will be granted for only one of PHIL 100 or PHIL 101.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3


Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
FullPHIL 101 001Web-Oriented Course2 Tue Thu10:0013:00

This course is about knowledge we can trust. Well explore historical and contemporary philosophical accounts of evidence, truth, objectivity, and critical reasoning with the aim of introducing you to core philosophical problems in epistemology (philosophical theories of knowledge), and building a set of skills and resources for evaluating knowledge claims. Well use these philosophical tools and resources to make sense of the massive overload of knowledge  including misinformation, alternate facts, deliberately misleading claims  that confront us on a daily basis. Format: Synchronous class meetings will include short lectures and in-class discussion. Requirements: Weekly posts and quizzes, two short essays, and a take-home exam.

PHIL 101 and PHIL 102 are independent introductory courses and do not need to be taken in sequential order.