Courses Recommended for First-Years
Philosophy courses offered in the 2023-2024 academic year that are recommended for first-year students
PHIL UN1001 Introduction to Philosophy
Survey of some of the central problems, key figures, and great works in both traditional and contemporary philosophy. Topics and texts will vary with instructor and semester.
PHIL UN1010 Methods and Problems of Philosophical Thought
Critical introduction to philosophical problems, ideas and methods.
PHIL UN1401 Introduction to Logic
Explicit criteria for recognizing valid and fallacious arguments, together with various methods for schematizing discourse for the purpose of logical analysis. Illustrative material taken from science and everyday life.
PHIL UN2101 History of Philosophy I: Pre-Socratics - Augustine
Exposition and analysis of the positions of the major philosophers from the Pre-Socratics through Augustine.
PHIL UN2201 History of Philosophy II: Aquinas - Kant
Exposition and analysis of the metaphysics, epistemology, and natural philosophy of the major philosophers from Aquinas through Kant. Authors include Aquinas, Galileo, Gassendi, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant.
PHIL UN2301 History of Philosophy III: Kant - Nietzsche
Exposition and analysis of major texts and figures in European philosophy since Kant. Authors include Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche.