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Course Code: PHIL415 Course ID: 3538 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course follows the development of the European philosophical tradition through the age of religious upheaval, secular enlightenment, and scientific and democratic revolutions. The key themes addressed in the course include the social contract theory, toleration, freedom of thought, and the enlightenment ideal. (Prerequisite: PHIL101)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
08/31/2021 - 02/04/2022 02/07/2022 - 04/03/2022 February Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session
11/30/2021 - 04/29/2022 05/02/2022 - 06/26/2022 May Spring 2022 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

  1. Summarize key trends in the development of western Enlightenment thought.
  2. Compare current western world views to their underpinnings in Enlightenment philosophy.
  3. Write a research paper that analyzes the main ideas of one of the philosophers, or areas of philosophy, covered in the course, together with an evaluation of the strength of those ideas. Identify at least 4 academic sources outside of the course materials in support of the research paper thesis.
NameGrade %
Forums 50.00 %
Week 1 - Forum 1 6.25 %
Week 2 - Forum 2 6.25 %
Week 3 - Forum 3 6.25 %
Week 4 - Forum 4 6.25 %
Week 5 - Forum 5 6.25 %
Week 6 - Forum 6 6.25 %
Week 7 - Forum 7 6.25 %
Week 8 - Forum 8 6.25 %
Papers and Presentation 50.00 %
Week 3 -First topic paper 16.67 %
Week 5 - Second topic paper 16.67 %
Week 7 - PowerPoint Presentation 16.67 %
  1. Summarize key trends in the development of western Enlightenment thought.
  2. Compare current western world views to their underpinnings in Enlightenment philosophy.
  3. Write a research paper that analyzes the main ideas of one of the philosophers, or areas of philosophy, covered in the course, together with an evaluation of the strength of those ideas. Identify at least 4 academic sources outside of the course materials in support of the research paper thesis.
Book Title:To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #.
Author: No Author Specified
 
Book Title:History of Western Philosophy, 2nd ed- E-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780415325059
Publication Info:Taylor & Francis Group Lib
Author:Russell, Bertrand
Unit Cost:$25.60
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.