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COURSE PROPOSALS

Form RC:

Revised Course Proposal

FORM RC

(2/00)

 

Discipline:

Philosophy

 

 

Date:

8/21/02

 

Course Revision #1

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Phil 2112s. Professional Ethics. (E/CR;4 cr; offered spring 2002)

A critical discussion of moral issues that arise in our professions. a person’s professional life. Possible topics include affirmative action, autonomy in the workplace, ethical issues in advertising, corporate responsibility, coercive wage offers, distributive justice, and sexual harassment. Issues concerning race, gender, and women are included in selected modules.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

This addition is supposed to signal that the course qualifies as an elective for the Women’s Studies major.

 

Course Revision #2

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Phil 2131s. Introduction to the Philosophy of Science. (HDiv; 4 cr; offered spring 2003)

An introduction to modern philosophical discussion concerning the nature of science. Topics cover the basic concepts and logic of scientific inquiry, the aims and values of scientific inquiry, the relationship between scientific progress and truth, and the social and cultural make-up of scientific communities. Readings will include feminist views on science.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

This course will no longer be offered. The topics discussed in it are more suitable to students relatively advanced in philosophy. The material covered may well be discussed in an upper-level variable topics course. In addition, as the Discipline is now offering philosophy 21xx—a course, among other things, on philosophical issues pertaining to race, gender and women—as a regular (as opposed to a variable topics course), Phil 2131 is not required for purposes of providing an elective for the Women’s Studies Major.

 

Course Revision #3

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Phil 1121. Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion. (Hdiv; 4 cr; offered spring 2002)

An introduction to fundamental philosophical questions 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 as well as to different gender, racial, and social perspectives will may be discussed.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

As this course will be dropped from the list of electives for the Women’s Studies major, the instructor of the course is no longer required to include material on diverse gender, racial, and social perspectives.

 

Course Revision #4

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Phil. 2152 2141. Introduction to Analytic Feminism Variable Introductory Topics in Philosophy: Introduction to Feminist Philosophy. (Hum; 4 cr)

This introductory course applies an analytical approach to issues discussed in feminist writings. The class will be a mixture of lecture and discussion. Requirements: essay exams, papers, attendance, service-learning projects with related reflective journals, and class participation. One of the requirements can be satisfied by carrying out a service learning project with related reflective journal writing.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

This new course has the same content and invokes the same methodology as the variable topics course that it replaces: Introduction to Feminist Philosophy (Phil 2152). The course is designed to attract larger numbers of students from under-represented groups to philosophy. In addition, the course qualifies as a Women's Studies elective, and in this capacity, it replaces Introduction to the Philosophy of Science (Phil 2131).