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PHI 110 Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits)

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to equip students to think critically and Christianly about key issues in the Western philosophical tradition.

Learning Results

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:
• Gain understanding of the central issues in the Western philosophical tradition;
• Develop proficiency in reading, analyzing, and communicating philosophical texts;
• Improve writing skills by presenting ideas and arguments with clarity and precision;
• Gain understanding of the importance of the development of the mind for Christian spiritual formation;
• Integrate the discipline of philosophical inquiry into the ongoing development of a Christian worldview.


Learning Documentation

This course consists of 8 reading/video assignments, 8 reaction papers, 2 reflection papers, 3 essay exams, and a thesis paper.

Learning Evaluation

The reading/video assignments are worth 5 points each, each reaction paper is worth 20 points, the reflection papers are worth 20 points each, each exam is worth 120 points, and the thesis paper is worth 200 points, for a total of 800 points possible.

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