Introduction to Philosophy | Dominican University College

Introduction to Philosophy

In this course, students will be introduced to philosophy as a unique discipline. This means orienting oneself towards philosophy as a distinctive way of thinking about themselves and their surrounding world. As a distinct discipline, philosophy is based neither on belief of intuition nor on simple observation and experiment. Students will encounter philosophy through the study of key fundamental texts that have shaped Western culture. Students will be guided in the identification of some basic problems related to human nature knowledge and decision-making. The primary teaching approach is lecture based but multimedia tools and resources will be used. Learning activities may include instructor-led discussions and students presentations. At the end of the course, students will be able to identify specific philosophical schools, modes of argument, perspective on thinking, and the varying contexts for philosophical discourse. Students are expected to demonstrate their abilities to engage in philosophical arguments and reflections by means of dialogue and written work.  

Credits: 
3
Language: 
English
Faculty: 
Philosophy
Professor: 
Semester: 
Fall
Time: 
Thursday, 8:30-11:20 a.m.
Room Number: 
221
Academic Year: 
2018-19
Level: 
Undergraduate
Course Code: 
DPHY 1100
Program: 
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with a minor in Ethics
Bachelor of Arts with a Concentration in Philosophy
Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Philosophy and in Theology
Bachelor of Arts, major in Philosophy & minor in Theology
Bachelor of Philosophy
Bachelor of Philosophy with a minor in Ethics
Certificate in Philosophy