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Philosophy Syllabi as of 1/17/23

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Spring 2023

Syllabi may not be finalized, Below might be older versions.
If syllabi are not available during the add/drop period, please refer to the catalog for course description

PHIL intro level courses are open to anyone who has not taken one previously,
only freshmen are eligible to enroll in First Year Seminars (FYS) -

PHIL 1A - Intro:  Knowledge and Agency(W)
PHIL 1G - Intro: Rationality and Religious Beliefs
PHIL 1K - Intro:  Pursuits of Wisdon in Ancient Philosophy
PHIL 1N - Intro:  Subjects and Selves
PHIL 6 - FYS:  Life, Mind, and Consciousness

(Logic counts as a prerequisite to intermediate PHIL courses; no prerequisite is required; you can enroll even if you've had PHIL 1 or a PHIL FYS already.)
PHIL 12- Logic

Check prerequisite requirement for the following courses -
PHIL 13 - Modern Philosophy
PHIL 20 - Plato
PHIL 21 - Social and Political Philosophy
PHIL 40 - Semantics (taught by LING, cross listed LING 40)
PHIl 44- Comparative Theories of Knowledge
PHIL 47 - Utopias
PHIL 89 - Philosophy and Speculative Fiction

Seminars are open to JRs & SRs - preference given to honors students  taking for a preparation.
PHIL 101 - Moral Philosophy
PHIL 139 - PEP