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The 2017/2018 Academic timetable will be posted Monday April 3, 2017.

Continuing student registration for 2017/2018 Academic year begins on Monday May 8, 2017.

New student registration begins on Tuesday May 23, 2017.

The college reserves the right to change its course offerings at any time. Note: Not all courses listed are offered every term. Unless otherwise specified, a minimum of letter grade of C is required to meet a prerequisite.

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PHI-100

Introductory Philosophy: Knowledge & Reality

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

An introduction to selected problems in the philosophy of religion, metaphysics (theory of reality), and epistemology (theory of knowledge). Topics include the existence of God; the nature of mind and its relation to body; computers and consciousness; personal identity and mortality; freewill and determinism; the nature and sources of knowledge; and the justification of scientific beliefs.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing. PHI 100 may be taken before or after PHI 101.


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PHI-101

Introductory Philosophy: Values & Society

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

An introduction to selected problems in philosophical ethics and social-political philosophy. Topics include the relativity or objectivity of values; egoism and altruism; the nature of right and wrong action; classical and contemporary ethical theories; applied ethical problems; the nature of justice; the relation between individuals and society; and approaches to the meaning of life.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing. PHI 101 may be taken before or after PHI 100.


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PHI-150

Critical Thinking

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

The course is designed to improve a fundamental ability needed for success in any discipline: the ability to think critically. The focus is on acquiring and sharpening the skills required for identifying, analyzing, and evaluating arguments. The emphasis is on reading and responding to a variety of real academic texts from across the curriculum. No specialized knowledge is presupposed. The course should make students more careful readers and more cogent writers.

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  • C in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing.


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PHI-211

Philosophies of Existence

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

An examination of the 19th-century forerunners of contemporary existentialism, concentrating principally on the themes and methods of theistic and atheistic existential thought that emerge in the writings of Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche. The course is organized around various attempts to reinterpret the Judeo-Christian God. Particular attention will be paid to how and why existential thinkers have set themselves in opposition to the mainstream philosophical tradition.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in any first or second year Philosophy course, or instructor permission


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PHI-220

Philosophy of Love and Sex

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

An exploration of conceptual and normative issues in the areas of human love and sex. The course examines classical works of philosophy in an effort to understand the changing significance of intimate human relationships in Western history. The aim is to recognize and critically reflect on traces of these historical ideas in our contemporary views about love and sex. Topics include desire, romance, identity, repression, perversion, and power.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing.


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PHI-230

Contemporary Moral Issues

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

An examination of moral and social issues facing the contemporary world. Topics include animal and environmental ethics; conception and death in the medical context; hate literature and pornography; the ethics of violence. The principal aim is to teach students to think critically about their own views. To this end, philosophical attempts to apply various moral theories to these concrete problems will be assessed.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing.


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PHI-240

Philosophy of Art

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

An introduction to philosophical attempts to understand the nature and value of art. The course surveys influential Western theories of art from the ancient to the contemporary period. Issues discussed include attempts to define art, the social value of art, censorship, the nature of aesthetic experience, artistic creativity, problems surrounding interpretation, and the relation of art to political and gender issues.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing.


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PHI-260

Business Ethics

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

An examination of ethical issues arising in the contemporary business context. A number of classical ethical theories are introduced and applied to a variety of concrete problems such as whistle-blowing, product safety, employee rights, discrimination, international business, the environment, and investing. Emphasis is on mastery of the key ethical concepts and their application to real-life situations.

Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of Provincial English 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, ENG 098, or ESL 090; or placement testing.


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