PHIL 225 Philosophy & Society [GEKH]
This course engages in critical analysis of our society's institutions and principles. Major works of political philosophy will be considered in light of their implications for controversies linked to systemic social inequalities, such as affirmative action; freedom of speech, religion, and conscience: protest, violence, and civil disobedience; prisons and law enforcement; access to education; and immigration.
Credit 3 hrs May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation Fall and Winter
Other Restrictions -
Restriction by Major -
Restriction by Class - Undergraduate standing
Rationale for Knowledge of the Disciplines - This topic is an area within the discipline of philosophy that examines concepts such as the nature and extent of legitimate political authority, how to define political subjects and activities, theories of human nature, freedom, justice, equality, citizenship, power and the relationship between morality and the law. This course is a general education course in the Knowledge of the Disciplines - Humanities category because it provides an introduction to the discipline of philosophy, its methodology and its contribution to the body of human knowledge. Students will acquire skills of critical reasoning and develop skills for evaluating and creating substantive arguments to support philosophical postilions. Developing such skills is central to the process of higher-education. Moreover, such skills will serve students throughout their educations across all disciplines, in their careers or in pursuing graduate or professional degrees, and in exercising their civic duties.
Keywords: philosophy , Knowledge of the Disciplines - Humanities (GEKH)
Updates: Course Rotation update 4/2019; Change to title and description 11/2015, effective Fall 2016; Course Rotation added 1/2015
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