PHIL 201H - Introduction to Philosophy - Honors
Philosophy is the rational study of the ultimate questions of human existence. These topics will be investigated: What is reality? Does God exist? What is a person? What is consciousness or mind? What is knowledge? What moral, political, and educational ideals should we seek? What roles should religion, science, and art have in our lives? Special emphasis will be made to explore how a selected group of great philosophers of different cultures of the past, as well as modern times, have attempted to answer those questions. Honors courses emphasize individual study, personal, and group projects with additional learning outcomes common to the Honors Program.
Additional Information: Students may enter the Honors course only as part of the Honors Program or with department approval.
Requisites: Next Gen ACCUPLACER® reading score of 244, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55 .
General Education Requirement: Critical Thinking - General Education Core
Michigan Transfer Agreement Requirement: Social Sciences
Course Learning Outcomes:
- Explain the divisions of philosophy.
- Evaluate arguments for reasonability and soundness.
- Analyze the influential ideas in the history of philosophy.
- Analyze the main components of different worldviews.
- Collaborate in college, local, and global communities.
- Demonstrate expertise and research skills in select areas of study.
- Develop an interdisciplinary perspective across the liberal arts and sciences.
- Demonstrate intellectual independence through verbal and written work.
- Demonstrate research skills, including analysis of information and perspectives from diverse sources.
- Develop plans and skills to further both academic and professional careers.