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Course Offerings

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 2017

Class     Instructor
Days   Time
PHIL 5051: Epistemology  Hildebrand MW
PHIL 5105: Ethics Scherkoske TR 16:05-17:25 TBD
PHIL 5120: Theroy of Rational Decision
MacIntosh M
PHIL 5300: Philosophy of Language
Hymers W
14:35-17:25 TBD
PHIL 5420: Philosophy of Biology Meynell TR 10:05-11:25 
PHIL 5700: Philosohpy of Race
Jeffers T


Winter Classes 2018

Day    Time
PHIL 5170: Contemporary Feminist Theories Kapusta MWF 14:35-15:25  
PHIL 5191: Topics in History of Philosophy II Kapusta W 09:35-12:25  
PHIL 5520: Philosophy of Social Science
Hymers W 15:35-18:25  
PHIL 5801: Topics in Ethics and Health Care Reid R 14:35-17:25

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