Graduate Course Offerings

Below you will find the proposed 2020-2021 course schedule . Instructor and course information is subject to change, Please refer to the Academic Timetable for any last minute changes.

Course Descriptions


Fall Classes 2020 - Please consult Academic Timetable regarding course delivery

Class     Instructor
PHIL 5105: Ethics Scherkoske
PHIL 5115: Topics in Ethics I: Blame and Forgiveness Scherkoske
PHIL 5170: Contemporary Feminist Theories
PHIL 5700: Philosophy of Race
PHIL 5851: Metaphysics Hildebrand


Winter Classes 2021: Please consult Academic Timetable regarding course delivery

Day    Time
PHIL 5051: Epistemology
Hildebrand TR 10:05-11:25
PHIL 5190 Topics in the History of Philosophy 1
Skitolsky T 2:35-5:25
PHIL 5211: Philosophy of Law Kapusta
MW 1:05-2:25
PHIL 5420: Philosophy of Biology Meynell MW 4:05-5:25
PHIL 5500:Topics in Feminist Philosophy
PHIL 5640: 20th Century Philosophy MacIntosh
F 11:35-2:25
PHIL 5805: Philosophy of Medicine Borgerson TR 1:05-2:25

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.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Greg Scherkoske
Graduate Coordinator
(902) 494-3520