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Philosophy Syllabi as of 4/8/22

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  • Syllabi may not be  up-to-date, faculty distribute the latest version of their syllabi during or before the first day of class. 
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Fall 2022

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,
Except, only freshmen are eligible to enroll in First Year Seminars (FYS) -

PHIL 1D - Intro:  Knowledge and the World(W)
PHIL 1H - Intro: Personal Identity and the Self
PHIL 3 - FYS:  The Meaning of Life(W)
PHIL 5 -  FYS:  Human Nature(W)
PHIL 10 - FYS:  Questions of Inquiry(W)

Check prerequisite requirement for the following courses -
PHIL 30 - Buddhist Philosophy
PHIL 35 - Environmental Ethics
PHIL 39 - Existentialism
PHIL 40 - Semantics (taught by LING, cross listed LING 40)
PHIl 86 - Philosophy of Mind

Seminars are open to JRs & SRs - preference given to honors students  taking for a preparation.
PHIL 102 - Ancient Philosophy
PHIL 113 - Topics in Epistemology