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 2021 - consult Academic Timetable for any changes

Class     Instructor
PHIL 5105: Theories of Ethics Scherkoske
PHIL 5111: Kantian Ethics Scherkoske
PHIL 5115: Topics in Ethics I:   TBC
PHIL 5170: Contemporary Feminist Theories
PHIL 5640: 20th C. Philosophy
PHIL 5855: Topics in Metaphysics Hildebrand


Winter Classes 2022: Consult Academic Timetable fo any changes

PHIL 5051: Epistemology
PHIL 5120: Rational Decision MacIntosh
PHIL 5420: Philosophy of Biology Meynell    
PHIL 5476:Liberalism & Global Justice
PHIL 5700: Philosophy of Race Jeffers
PHIL 5801: Topics in Ethics/Health Care Borgerson    

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