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PHI 2204 Great Books: Philosophy

Introduction to selected great books in the history of Western Philosophy. Three eras will be introduced (ancient/medieval, modern and contemporary) and studied within their respective historical contexts.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Philosophy
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Critically read & interpret classic philosophical texts in the Western tradition.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic concepts, methods, and figures in philosophy through the use of clear and organized thoughts in writing and by engaging in rational discourse about complex and emotionally laden topics in a respectful manner.
  • Demonstrate ability to explore issues and events from a variety of perspectives and apply the implications of examined philosophical and moral positions to modern life.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3