University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Mar 26, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023
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PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy

(3 units)
Basic problems in different areas of philosophy such as ethics, political theory, metaphysics and epistemology.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall and Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. state a thesis about a problem in philosophy, and provide evidence and philosophical argument (including replies to counter-arguments) in its defense.
2. interpret at an introductory level the ideas associated with major philosophers and philosophical theories.
3. distinguish better and worse reasoning, and recognize relevant logical relationships and patterns of inference.
4. show what is at stake in an abstract philosophical debate, and indicate how different philosophical positions have different practical and theoretical implications.

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