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Course Code: PHIL416 Course ID: 3539 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is the contemporary discussion of philosophic thought. It addresses the leading thinkers and theories of the past two centuries and includes but is not limited to Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Sartre, and Arendt. (Prerequisite: PHIL101)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
09/28/2021 - 03/04/2022 03/07/2022 - 05/01/2022 March Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the philosophies that have shaped contemporary Western thought (CO1)
  • Examine the impact of contemporary philosophies on Western civilization (CO2)
  • Evaluate how Western philosophers have shaped the development of political, social and economic systems (CO3)
  • Contrast the differing philosophies in terms of how they conflict or complement one another (CO4)
  • Differentiate how revolutionary philosophies challenge conventional beliefs and the response to such challenges (CO5)
  • Evaluate how interpretations are central to the study of ideas (CO6)
NameGrade %
Forums 40.00 %
Week 1 - Introduction & Expectations 4.44 %
Week 1 - Analytic & Continental Philosophy 4.44 %
Week 2 - Hegel's Dialectical Idealism 4.44 %
Week 3 - Karl Marx 4.44 %
Week 4 - Critical Theory 4.44 %
Week 5 - Hermeneutics 4.44 %
Week 6 - Dasein 4.44 %
Week 7 - Existentialism 4.44 %
Week 8 -- Arendt 4.44 %
Paper Assignments 35.00 %
Week 3 Reader Response Essay 17.50 %
Week 5 Movie Time 17.50 %
Week 7 Biography 25.00 %
Week 7 Biography 25.00 %

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the philosophies that have shaped contemporary Western thought (CO1)
  • Examine the impact of contemporary philosophies on Western civilization (CO2)
  • Evaluate how Western philosophers have shaped the development of political, social and economic systems (CO3)
  • Contrast the differing philosophies in terms of how they conflict or complement one another (CO4)
  • Differentiate how revolutionary philosophies challenge conventional beliefs and the response to such challenges (CO5)
  • Evaluate how interpretations are central to the study of ideas (CO6)
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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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.