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PHIL416 - Modern & Post-Modern Philosophy

Course Details

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 Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
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

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)

All reading is provided on the syllabus and in the Lessons in the course for each week. There is also a list in the eReserve in the library: Scroll to our course, PHIL416, click link, and all reading will be listed.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.