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PHIL400 - Contemporary Issues in Philosophy

Course Details

Course Code: PHIL400 Course ID: 3543 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is an examination of specific topics in philosophy that are of central interest and interdisciplinary in nature. Topics are selected with reference to the areas of technology, aesthetics, philosophy of religion, as well as ethics, social, and political philosophy. Topics include but are not limited to homosexuality, abortion, drugs, civil disobedience, capital punishment, and the rights of the individual versus the rights of society. (Prerequisite: PHIL101)





Prerequisites

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

  1. Examine and analyze a variety of issues confronting human beings today.
  2. Identify and evaluate opposing viewpoints on philosophically problematic and controversial issues.
  3. Develop critical thinking to be employed in the diagnosis of the issues under discussion as well as to other perplexing issues of contemporary life.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to present complex and detailed arguments using clear and concise language.
  5. Cultivate an attitude of understanding and cooperative problem resolution.
NameGrade %
Short Essay Assignments 30.00 %
Week 1 - Short Essay 1 10.00 %
Week 3 - Short Essay 2 10.00 %
Week 5 - Short Essay 3 10.00 %
Philosophical Essay 25.00 %
Week 6 - Philosophical Essay - Part 1 3.75 %
Week 8 - Philosophical Essay - Complete - Part 2 21.25 %
Discussion 45.00 %
Week 1 - Self-Introduction 5.00 %
Week 1 - Discussion Week One 5.00 %
Week 2 - Discussion Week Two 5.00 %
Week 3 - Discussion Week Three 5.00 %
Week 4 - Discussion Week Four 5.00 %
Week 5 - Discussion Week Five 5.00 %
Week 6 - Discussion Week Six 5.00 %
Week 7 - Discussion Week Seven 5.00 %
Week 8 Discussion 5.00 %

Book Title: Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
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Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.