Schedule of Classes




2022 Spring: January 12 - May 10
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Course Class No. Section Start & End Date Day Time Status Location
PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
An introduction to the literature, problems, and methods of philosophy. The goal is to identify and consider central, recurring problems of philosophy. Emphasis is on developing awareness of the significance of philosophical problems and learning to offer rationally justifiable solutions. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HUMN 125 or PHIL 100.
20378 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Closed Online
Faculty: Tomasi, Alessandro Syllabus Course Materials
PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
An introduction to the literature, problems, and methods of philosophy. The goal is to identify and consider central, recurring problems of philosophy. Emphasis is on developing awareness of the significance of philosophical problems and learning to offer rationally justifiable solutions. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HUMN 125 or PHIL 100.
20934 7381 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Perez, Jesus Syllabus Course Materials
PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
An introduction to the literature, problems, and methods of philosophy. The goal is to identify and consider central, recurring problems of philosophy. Emphasis is on developing awareness of the significance of philosophical problems and learning to offer rationally justifiable solutions. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HUMN 125 or PHIL 100.
22366 6980 16 Feb 2022-12 Apr 2022 Closed Online
Faculty: Scott, Dean R Syllabus Course Materials
PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
An introduction to the literature, problems, and methods of philosophy. The goal is to identify and consider central, recurring problems of philosophy. Emphasis is on developing awareness of the significance of philosophical problems and learning to offer rationally justifiable solutions. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HUMN 125 or PHIL 100.
22498 6981 16 Feb 2022-12 Apr 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Robinson, Robert C Syllabus Course Materials
PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
An introduction to the literature, problems, and methods of philosophy. The goal is to identify and consider central, recurring problems of philosophy. Emphasis is on developing awareness of the significance of philosophical problems and learning to offer rationally justifiable solutions. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HUMN 125 or PHIL 100.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
22674 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Closed Online
Faculty: Hepburn, Winthrop B Syllabus Course Materials
PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
An introduction to the literature, problems, and methods of philosophy. The goal is to identify and consider central, recurring problems of philosophy. Emphasis is on developing awareness of the significance of philosophical problems and learning to offer rationally justifiable solutions. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HUMN 125 or PHIL 100.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
23070 6381 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Bourget-Tactuk, Jose Syllabus Course Materials
PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
An introduction to the literature, problems, and methods of philosophy. The goal is to identify and consider central, recurring problems of philosophy. Emphasis is on developing awareness of the significance of philosophical problems and learning to offer rationally justifiable solutions. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HUMN 125 or PHIL 100.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
23523 6382 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Horwitz, Noah M Syllabus Course Materials
PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
An introduction to the literature, problems, and methods of philosophy. The goal is to identify and consider central, recurring problems of philosophy. Emphasis is on developing awareness of the significance of philosophical problems and learning to offer rationally justifiable solutions. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HUMN 125 or PHIL 100.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
24267 6383 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Cohen, Mark N Syllabus Course Materials
PHIL 110 Practical Reasoning (3)
An examination of methods for thinking analytically about real-world problems and solving them. The goal is to apply logical arguments to practical decision making. Topics include inductive and deductive reasoning; the properties of arguments; methods of logical analysis; synthesis of ideas; informal fallacies; and the role of presuppositions and other factors in scientific, social, ethical, and political problems.
20936 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Hepburn, Winthrop B Syllabus Course Materials
PHIL 140 Introduction to Moral Philosophy and Ethical Reasoning (3)
An introductory exploration of the foundational theories of Eastern and Western moral philosophy and an examination of methods for thinking clearly about ethical issues. The objective is to employ a knowledge of moral theory and the methods of ethical reasoning to address contemporary ethical issues and dilemmas in areas such as business, medicine, information technology, and personal ethics. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HUMN 300 or PHIL 140.
20938 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Wood, Mary C Syllabus Course Materials
PHIL 140 Introduction to Moral Philosophy and Ethical Reasoning (3)
An introductory exploration of the foundational theories of Eastern and Western moral philosophy and an examination of methods for thinking clearly about ethical issues. The objective is to employ a knowledge of moral theory and the methods of ethical reasoning to address contemporary ethical issues and dilemmas in areas such as business, medicine, information technology, and personal ethics. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HUMN 300 or PHIL 140.
22027 6980 16 Feb 2022-12 Apr 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Edwards, Anne M Syllabus Course Materials
PHIL 140 Introduction to Moral Philosophy and Ethical Reasoning (3)
An introductory exploration of the foundational theories of Eastern and Western moral philosophy and an examination of methods for thinking clearly about ethical issues. The objective is to employ a knowledge of moral theory and the methods of ethical reasoning to address contemporary ethical issues and dilemmas in areas such as business, medicine, information technology, and personal ethics. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HUMN 300 or PHIL 140.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
22556 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Ferree, William D Syllabus Course Materials
PHIL 140 Introduction to Moral Philosophy and Ethical Reasoning (3)
An introductory exploration of the foundational theories of Eastern and Western moral philosophy and an examination of methods for thinking clearly about ethical issues. The objective is to employ a knowledge of moral theory and the methods of ethical reasoning to address contemporary ethical issues and dilemmas in areas such as business, medicine, information technology, and personal ethics. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HUMN 300 or PHIL 140.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
22557 6381 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Tomasi, Alessandro Syllabus Course Materials
PHIL 140 Introduction to Moral Philosophy and Ethical Reasoning (3)
An introductory exploration of the foundational theories of Eastern and Western moral philosophy and an examination of methods for thinking clearly about ethical issues. The objective is to employ a knowledge of moral theory and the methods of ethical reasoning to address contemporary ethical issues and dilemmas in areas such as business, medicine, information technology, and personal ethics. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HUMN 300 or PHIL 140.
UPDATE: Given the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in Maryland and the rapid spread of the Omicron variant globally, and with the health and safety of our community foremost in mind, we will conduct our stateside hybrid courses that begin January 12, 2022, in an online format via Zoom. Faculty will hold Zoom teleconference sessions during times originally scheduled for face-to-face class sessions; look for instructions from your assigned faculty. A decision will be made in the new year about the instruction format for later course start dates.
27932 9655 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 T 6:00P-9:00P Open JB Langley-Ft Eustis (Hybrid)
Faculty: Philbrick-DeBrava, Valerie A Syllabus Course Materials
PHIL 304 Contemporary Social Justice Issues (3)
"An exploration of the political and ethical writings of philosophers who shaped contemporary ideas of social justice and individual rights. The objective is to evaluate political theories and philosophies, defend ethical reasoning on issues of justice, and communicate critical reflections on contemporary social justice issues such as Environmental Justice, Healthcare, Racial Justice, Women¿s Rights, Immigration, and Religious Freedom. Topics include Freedom and the Social Contract, Individual and Human Rights, Distributive and Economic Justice, Gender and Racial Justice, Internationalism and Theories of War."
21756 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: McDermitt, Samantha M Syllabus Course Materials
PHIL 304 Contemporary Social Justice Issues (3)
"An exploration of the political and ethical writings of philosophers who shaped contemporary ideas of social justice and individual rights. The objective is to evaluate political theories and philosophies, defend ethical reasoning on issues of justice, and communicate critical reflections on contemporary social justice issues such as Environmental Justice, Healthcare, Racial Justice, Women¿s Rights, Immigration, and Religious Freedom. Topics include Freedom and the Social Contract, Individual and Human Rights, Distributive and Economic Justice, Gender and Racial Justice, Internationalism and Theories of War."
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
23315 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Utter, Christopher B Syllabus Course Materials
PHIL 304 Contemporary Social Justice Issues (3)
"An exploration of the political and ethical writings of philosophers who shaped contemporary ideas of social justice and individual rights. The objective is to evaluate political theories and philosophies, defend ethical reasoning on issues of justice, and communicate critical reflections on contemporary social justice issues such as Environmental Justice, Healthcare, Racial Justice, Women¿s Rights, Immigration, and Religious Freedom. Topics include Freedom and the Social Contract, Individual and Human Rights, Distributive and Economic Justice, Gender and Racial Justice, Internationalism and Theories of War."
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
23700 6381 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Nasstrom Evans, Heidi A Syllabus Course Materials
PHIL 304 Contemporary Social Justice Issues (3)
"An exploration of the political and ethical writings of philosophers who shaped contemporary ideas of social justice and individual rights. The objective is to evaluate political theories and philosophies, defend ethical reasoning on issues of justice, and communicate critical reflections on contemporary social justice issues such as Environmental Justice, Healthcare, Racial Justice, Women¿s Rights, Immigration, and Religious Freedom. Topics include Freedom and the Social Contract, Individual and Human Rights, Distributive and Economic Justice, Gender and Racial Justice, Internationalism and Theories of War."
UPDATE: Given the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in Maryland and the rapid spread of the Omicron variant globally, and with the health and safety of our community foremost in mind, we will conduct our stateside hybrid courses that begin January 12, 2022, in an online format via Zoom. Faculty will hold Zoom teleconference sessions during times originally scheduled for face-to-face class sessions; look for instructions from your assigned faculty. A decision will be made in the new year about the instruction format for later course start dates.
27249 3650 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 W 6:00P-9:00P Open Bethesda (Hybrid)
Faculty: Utter, Christopher B Syllabus Course Materials
PHIL 304 Contemporary Social Justice Issues (3)
"An exploration of the political and ethical writings of philosophers who shaped contemporary ideas of social justice and individual rights. The objective is to evaluate political theories and philosophies, defend ethical reasoning on issues of justice, and communicate critical reflections on contemporary social justice issues such as Environmental Justice, Healthcare, Racial Justice, Women¿s Rights, Immigration, and Religious Freedom. Topics include Freedom and the Social Contract, Individual and Human Rights, Distributive and Economic Justice, Gender and Racial Justice, Internationalism and Theories of War."
UPDATE: Given the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in Maryland and the rapid spread of the Omicron variant globally, and with the health and safety of our community foremost in mind, we will conduct our stateside hybrid courses that begin January 12, 2022, in an online format via Zoom. Faculty will hold Zoom teleconference sessions during times originally scheduled for face-to-face class sessions; look for instructions from your assigned faculty. A decision will be made in the new year about the instruction format for later course start dates.
27250 8720 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Th 6:00P-9:00P Open Pearl City Hawaii (Hybrid)
Faculty: Knowles, Gordon J Syllabus Course Materials
PHIL 304 Contemporary Social Justice Issues (3)
"An exploration of the political and ethical writings of philosophers who shaped contemporary ideas of social justice and individual rights. The objective is to evaluate political theories and philosophies, defend ethical reasoning on issues of justice, and communicate critical reflections on contemporary social justice issues such as Environmental Justice, Healthcare, Racial Justice, Women¿s Rights, Immigration, and Religious Freedom. Topics include Freedom and the Social Contract, Individual and Human Rights, Distributive and Economic Justice, Gender and Racial Justice, Internationalism and Theories of War."
28673 7381 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Syllabus Course Materials
PHIL 336 Ideas Shaping the 21st Century (3)
"Recommended: PHIL 100 or PHIL 110. An exploration of the philosophical arguments concerning the ideas shaping human knowledge in the 21st century. The objective is to evaluate the ideas and arguments that shape human understanding of reality from antiquity to the 21st century, develop critical reflection of these ideas utilizing the tools of analytical philosophy, and communicate the results of philosophical and critical reflection in writing and oral presentation. Topics of study include an introduction to analytical philosophy, the human mind, consciousness, materialism, naturalism, and the limits of scientific realism. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HUMN 336 or PHIL 336."
20940 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Horwitz, Noah M Syllabus Course Materials
PHIL 336 Ideas Shaping the 21st Century (3)
"Recommended: PHIL 100 or PHIL 110. An exploration of the philosophical arguments concerning the ideas shaping human knowledge in the 21st century. The objective is to evaluate the ideas and arguments that shape human understanding of reality from antiquity to the 21st century, develop critical reflection of these ideas utilizing the tools of analytical philosophy, and communicate the results of philosophical and critical reflection in writing and oral presentation. Topics of study include an introduction to analytical philosophy, the human mind, consciousness, materialism, naturalism, and the limits of scientific realism. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HUMN 336 or PHIL 336."
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
23316 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Japola, Justyna M Syllabus Course Materials
PHIL 336 Ideas Shaping the 21st Century (3)
"Recommended: PHIL 100 or PHIL 110. An exploration of the philosophical arguments concerning the ideas shaping human knowledge in the 21st century. The objective is to evaluate the ideas and arguments that shape human understanding of reality from antiquity to the 21st century, develop critical reflection of these ideas utilizing the tools of analytical philosophy, and communicate the results of philosophical and critical reflection in writing and oral presentation. Topics of study include an introduction to analytical philosophy, the human mind, consciousness, materialism, naturalism, and the limits of scientific realism. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HUMN 336 or PHIL 336."
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
24082 6381 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Park, Youngsup Syllabus Course Materials
PHIL 336 Ideas Shaping the 21st Century (3)
"Recommended: PHIL 100 or PHIL 110. An exploration of the philosophical arguments concerning the ideas shaping human knowledge in the 21st century. The objective is to evaluate the ideas and arguments that shape human understanding of reality from antiquity to the 21st century, develop critical reflection of these ideas utilizing the tools of analytical philosophy, and communicate the results of philosophical and critical reflection in writing and oral presentation. Topics of study include an introduction to analytical philosophy, the human mind, consciousness, materialism, naturalism, and the limits of scientific realism. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HUMN 336 or PHIL 336."
UPDATE: Given the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in Maryland and the rapid spread of the Omicron variant globally, and with the health and safety of our community foremost in mind, we will conduct our stateside hybrid courses that begin January 12, 2022, in an online format via Zoom. Faculty will hold Zoom teleconference sessions during times originally scheduled for face-to-face class sessions; look for instructions from your assigned faculty. A decision will be made in the new year about the instruction format for later course start dates.
27251 6855 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 T 6:00P-9:00P Open Fort Belvoir (Hybrid)
Faculty: Japola, Justyna M Syllabus Course Materials
PHIL 336 Ideas Shaping the 21st Century (3)
"Recommended: PHIL 100 or PHIL 110. An exploration of the philosophical arguments concerning the ideas shaping human knowledge in the 21st century. The objective is to evaluate the ideas and arguments that shape human understanding of reality from antiquity to the 21st century, develop critical reflection of these ideas utilizing the tools of analytical philosophy, and communicate the results of philosophical and critical reflection in writing and oral presentation. Topics of study include an introduction to analytical philosophy, the human mind, consciousness, materialism, naturalism, and the limits of scientific realism. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HUMN 336 or PHIL 336."
UPDATE: Given the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in Maryland and the rapid spread of the Omicron variant globally, and with the health and safety of our community foremost in mind, we will conduct our stateside hybrid courses that begin January 12, 2022, in an online format via Zoom. Faculty will hold Zoom teleconference sessions during times originally scheduled for face-to-face class sessions; look for instructions from your assigned faculty. A decision will be made in the new year about the instruction format for later course start dates.
27573 6710 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 M 6:00P-9:00P Open Norfolk Naval Station (Hybrid)
Faculty: Philbrick-DeBrava, Valerie A Syllabus Course Materials
PHIL 348 Religions of the East (3)
An examination of the religions of the East, including Jainism, Sikhism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese religions, and Shinto. The aim is to gain a historical perspective on world events and understand the interrelationships of these religious traditions, historically and doctrinally. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HUMN 348, HUMN 350, or PHIL 348.
20942 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Closed Online
Faculty: Sanderovsky, Naomi S Syllabus Course Materials
PHIL 348 Religions of the East (3)
An examination of the religions of the East, including Jainism, Sikhism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese religions, and Shinto. The aim is to gain a historical perspective on world events and understand the interrelationships of these religious traditions, historically and doctrinally. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HUMN 348, HUMN 350, or PHIL 348.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
23164 6380 12 Jan 2022-08 Mar 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Kennick, Victoria Urubshurow Syllabus Course Materials
PHIL 348 Religions of the East (3)
An examination of the religions of the East, including Jainism, Sikhism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese religions, and Shinto. The aim is to gain a historical perspective on world events and understand the interrelationships of these religious traditions, historically and doctrinally. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HUMN 348, HUMN 350, or PHIL 348.
28612 7381 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Syllabus Course Materials
PHIL 349 Religions of the West (3)
An examination of the religions of the West, including the Zoroastrian, Judaic, Christian, and Islamic traditions. The aim is to gain a historical perspective on world events and to understand the interrelationships of these religious traditions, both historically and doctrinally. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HUMN 349, HUMN 350, or PHIL 349.
20943 7380 16 Mar 2022-10 May 2022 Open Online
Faculty: Ratliff, Walter R Syllabus Course Materials
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