CEA Course: Philosophy

PHL 320 ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS: HUMANS, CULTURE & SUSTAINABILITY

The general aim of this course is to explore ethical, cultural and conceptual issues regarding the creation of ecologically sustainable societies. A study of the phenomenon of climate change will also be a particularly weighty element in this course. Prerequisites: One two-hundred or two one-hundred level courses in the subject area(s) of instruction. Language of Instruction: English. Credits: 3. Cross-listed as SUS 320.

 


 

PHL361 CHINESE THOUGHT & CULTURE

This course is designed to introduce students to one of the oldest continuous civilizations. It intends to offer some in-depth understanding of Chinese thought and culture through personal experiences as well as reading classical texts. Students will be encouraged to appreciate the different aspects of Chinese thought within a contemporary cultural context, including its political and economic systems, art and science, traditional customs, behavior patterns, and the way of life. A central aim of the course is to relate these different aspects of Chinese culture to assist students in understanding Chinese ways of thinking, values, and contributions to the world civilization. Credits: 3

 


 

PHL 362 PAIN AND PLEASURE IN ANCIENT ROME

The course looks at pain and pleasure from an interdisciplinary perspective: a rigorous philosophical investigation of the conceptual intricacies of these two dimensions of life is integrated by historical and literary readings, and by the experiential exploration of some of their expressions in ancient as well as contemporary Rome. Prerequisites: One two-hundred or two one-hundred level courses in the subject area(s) of instruction. Langauge of Instruction: English. Credits: 3. Cross-listed as ARH 362.