Philosophy - CPS (PHL)

PHL 1100. Social and Political Philosophy. 3 Hours.

Examines theories of social change, social institutions, and major contemporary political theories. Asks general questions, such as what constitutes a good state, what actions are right or wrong, and explores differing answers to those questions. Contrasts Immanuel Kant’s view that actions are intrinsically moral to John Stuart Mill’s theory that the end result determines the rightness or wrongness of an act. Includes material from social theorists such as Paley, Nietzsche, B. F. Skinner, and Ayer.

PHL 1990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. May be repeated without limit.

PHL 2100. Business Ethics. 3 Hours.

Focuses on basic ethical viewpoints as a foundation and examines specific characteristics of business life through cases and examples. The fact that there is not one universal set of behaviors one considers ethical and no guidelines to follow to determine ethical behavior poses unique challenges to managers today. Yet, managers are daily faced with situations where individual values may conflict with those of teams or organizations. Explores topics such as corporate responsibility and conflict of interest, employee rights, and advertising and information disclosure.

PHL 2120. Ethical Issues in Communication. 3 Hours.

Examines ethical issues in communication. Discusses how ethical choices affect communication to internal and external audiences, management transparency, strategic ambiguity, and employee privacy.

PHL 2130. Ethical Issues in Healthcare. 3 Hours.

Considers biomedical, clinical, social, and legal issues related to ethical issues and integrates such considerations into ethical decision making. Emphasizes the concepts of do no harm, quality of life, and conflict resolution. Other topics include patients’ rights and the protection of their confidentiality, privacy, and personal prerogatives. Explores case studies and readings to assess the presence of ethical considerations.

PHL 2140. Ethical Issues in Science and Engineering. 3 Hours.

Examines ethical principles and considerations involved in making moral decisions. Analyzes specific examples in medicine, science and engineering through case studies and readings.

PHL 2310. Symbolic Logic. 3 Hours.

Introduces propositional and first-order quantification logic. Offers students an opportunity to evaluate the status of logical formulas and arguments, to create examples and counterexamples, and to construct both informal and formal proofs.

PHL 2990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. May be repeated without limit.

PHL 3990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. May be repeated without limit.

PHL 4955. Project. 1-4 Hours.

Focuses on in-depth project in which a student conducts research or produces a product related to the student’s major field. May be repeated without limit.

PHL 4990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. May be repeated without limit.