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Below you will find the philosophy courses scheduled for 2016/2017 academic year.

Please note that the course listing is subject to change.
NOTE: There may be a change to some instructor and course information. This is a preliminary draft.  

Fall Classes 2016

Class     Instructor
Days   Time
PHIL 5051: Epistemology  Hildebrand TR 2:35-3:55 McCain 2016
PHIL 5070: Topics in Philosophy of Psychology
Abramson TR 10:05-11:25 McCain 1198
PHIL 5105: Ethics
TR 16:05-17:25 Dunn 302
PHIL 5190: Topics in History of Philosophy, Wittgenstein
Hymers W 15:35-18:25 McCain 1116
PHIL 5220: Critical Animal Philosophy
Fenton M 15:35-18:25 McCain 2130
PHIL 5420: Philosophy of Biology Meynell TR 13:05-14:25   Henry Hicks 217
PHIL 5640: 20th Century Philosophy
MacIntosh M 9:35-12:25
McCain 1198


Winter Classes 2017

Day    Time
PHIL 5111: Kantian Ethics
Scherkoske M 15:35-18:25
McCain 2162
PHIL 5115: Topics in Ethics
Scherkoske M 9:35-12:25 McCain 2022
PHIL 5165: Logical Theory II Schotch MWF 1:35-2:25 LSC P4208
PHIL 5170: Contemporary Feminist Theories Kapusta MWF 2:30-3:30 McCain 2016
PHIL 5191: Topics in History of Philosophy II Kapusta W 09:35-12:25 McCain 2022
PHIL 5530: Freedom, Action, Responsibility Schotch TR 10:05-11:25 McCain 2016
PHIL 5660: Post-Modern Philosophy Hymers W 15:35-18:25 McCain 1170
PHIL 5805: Philosophy of Medicine Borgerson TR 16:05-17:25
McCain 1102

The Philosophy Department offers three different kinds of graduate courses, as follows:

General Classes

General classes survey a wide range of topics and are designed to acquaint students with the major theories and developments in a field. They are suitable for those who have not specialized in the field as an undergraduate.

Seminar Classes

Seminar classes, which assume some previous exposure to the subject, are central to the graduate program. These seminars are designed to deepen the student's understanding of an area by focusing on a specific theme or problem.

Students in the MA program must take a minimum of three half-year seminar classes (9 credit hours) as part of their total (18 credit hours). Students in the PhD program must take at least four half-year seminar classes (12 credit hours) as part of their total (18 credit hours).


Directed Study Classes

Directed Study classes are developed jointly by a student and the instructor in special cases to suit individual interests and needs.These classes are subject to departmental approval.  If you are interested in a directed study course, please contact the Graduate Coordinator.

If you have questions about planning you degree and/or course registration, please see our page on Academic Advising.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Michael Hymers
Graduate Coordinator
(902) 494-3338