PHIL-133: History of Philosophy to the 18th Century

School
Liberal Arts
Department
Philosophy
Academic Level
Undergraduate
Course Subject
Philosophy
Course Number
133
Course Title
History of Philosophy to the 18th Century
Credit Hours
3.00
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
A-E
Catalog Course Description

Introduces the history of Western philosophy from its origins in ancient Greece to the rise of science. Includes a study of pre-Socratics, major Greek philosophers, medieval philosophy, and rationalist and empiricist philosophy of the modern era.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement

The goal of this course is to provide students with knowledge of the major figures in the history of philosophy, an understanding of the development of philosophical ideas over the centuries, and an awareness of the enterprise of philosophy.

Core Course Topics
  1. Philosophy
  2. Arguments
  3. Pre-Socratics
  4. Socrates
  5. Plato
  6. Aristotle
  7. Medieval Philosophy
  8. Descartes
  9. Locke
  10. Early Modern Rationalism
  11. Early Modern Empiricism
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)

Define "philosophy" and its various branches.

State the major questions considered by influential philosophers and schools of thought of the Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern periods.

Explain the answers given by influential philosophers and schools of thought of the Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern periods listed above to the major philosophical questions of their day.

Describe the philosophical method of argumentation.

Summarize the arguments given by influential philosophers and schools of thought of the Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern periods listed above.*

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

All assessment of student achievement is left to the discretion of the individual instructor.

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other
Other Details

Determined by department

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2014
ILT Approval Date
03/15/2013
AALC Approval Date
01/15/2014
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
01/15/2014