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Multiple Course Revisions

 

Rev: 07/2004

 
University of Minnesota, Morris

 

Multiple Course Revisions

 

 

USE FOR CATALOG YEAR CHANGES ONLY

This form is for presenting changes to Curriculum Committee; the information will still need to be entered in ECAS.

Sending this form to Curriculum Committee for Approval means Department and Discipline approval has been received.

 

Date: 09/05/04

Discipline: Philosophy

Curriculum Committee Approval Date:

 

Course Revision #1

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Phil 1111. Philosophical Skills. (Hum; 4 cr)

This is a course in reasoning in which analytical skills for philosophical inquiry are developed. Emphasis on modal properties such as impossibility and necessity; modal relations like implication and consistency; and philosophical fallacies such as question-begging and circularity.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

This course is not a standard introductory course and the faculty member who had devised it is not teaching here any more. Incoming new faculty will be able to devise their own introductory courses. We are trying to streamline the course offerings to make it simpler to accommodate two new faculty.

 

Course Revision #2

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Phil 1121. Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion. (HDiv; 4 cr)

An introduction to fundamental philosophical issues concerning religion, such as analysis of the notion of divinity, the possibility of proving the existence of a divinity, the relationship between faith and reason, etc. Views belonging to distinct religious traditions may be discussed.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Next year, two of the three tenure track lines will be filled by junior faculty. Dropping this course will provide more freedom to add introductory courses in the areas of expertise of the newly hired faculty.

 

Course Revision #3

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Phil 2150. Variable Introductory Topics in Philosophy. (Hum; 4 cr)

Exploration of a particular set of philosophical problems. A principal goal is to develop analytical, conversational, and writing skills necessary for philosophical inquiry. Topics vary from course offering to course offering.

 

Rationale (see instructions):

Same as above: we are trying to streamline the course offerings to make it simpler to accommodate the areas of expertise of new faculty.