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Note: some or all of the courses in the subjects marked as "Transfer" can be used towards a transfer degree: Associate of Science and Arts or Associate of Engineering Science at DACC. Transferability for specific institutions and majors varies. Consult a counselor for this information.

Areas of Study | Philosophy - 4 courses
PHIL101 Intro to Philosophy (Fall and Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: A critical examination of problems of Western philosophy: freedom of will, morality, relation between mental and bodily states, etc. Readings on important philosophers.
Notes [ T] IAI: H4 900

PHIL102 Introduction to Logic (Fall and Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: An introduction to the principles of sound reasoning. Verbal logic, induction, deduction, the detection of fallacies.
Notes [ T] IAI: H4 906

PHIL103 Introduction to Ethics (Fall and Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: An examination of the major moral issues of our time, the approaches to these and related issues in the past, the results obtained, and their implications for moral conduct in the present.
Notes [ T] IAI: H4 904

PHIL104 World Religions (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: An introductory survey of selected teachings, practices and institutions of major Eastern and Western religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam as well as the religions of Africa, the Americas, and other religions from across the globe. The students will establish connections between the historical developments of culture(s) and their religion(s) and study the diachronic development of these religions, focusing on the origins of and particular forces that shaped each tradition along with the rituals, practices, and symbols.
Notes [ T] IAI: H5 904N

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