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Philosophy

Courses - PHIL Graduate Level

513./413. Continental Rationalism (3)

Prerequisites: Six units of philosophy to include PHIL 204, or consent of instructor.
Close study of such major figures as Descartes, Spinoza and Leibniz.
Letter grade only (A-F).

514./414. British Empiricism (3)

Prerequisites: Six units of philosophy to include PHIL 204, or consent of instructor.
Close study of such major figures as Locke, Berkeley, and Hume. Letter grade only (A-F).

516./416. Pragmatism (3)

Prerequisite: Three units of philosophy or consent of instructor.
Development of pragmatism as exemplified in the philosophies of Peirce, James, Dewey and Mead.
Letter grade only (A-F).

517./417. Phenomenology (3)

Prerequisites: Six units of philosophy or consent of instructor.
Study of one of the major movements of contemporary philosophy. Themes treated may include knowledge, meaning, emotionality, embodiment, language, sociality, freedom and religion. Philosophers treated may include Husserl, Scheler, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty and Ricoeur.
Letter grade only (A-F).

518./418. Existentialism (3)

Prerequisites: Three units of philosophy or consent of instructor.
Intensive study of such issues as self-as-existence, freedom and responsibility in their ethical, religious, political and aesthetic dimensions. Philosophers treated may include Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Marcel, Jaspers, Sartre and Camus.
Letter grade only (A-F).

519./419. Analytic Philosophy (3)

Prerequisites: Six units of philosophy to include PHIL 270, or consent of instructor.
Analysis of major movements in development of Anglo-American philosophy in the twentieth century, such as logical atomism, logical positivism and ordinary language philosophy. Study of contributions of such philosophers as Moore, Russell, Wittgenstein, Ayer, Ryle, Austin, Strawson, and Quine.
Letter grade only (A-F).

521./421. Plato (3)

Prerequisites: Six units of philosophy to include PHIL 203, or consent of instructor.
Close study of Plato's thought, based primarily on readings from his works.
Letter grade only (A-F).

522./422. Aristotle (3)

Prerequisites: Six units of philosophy to include PHIL 203, or consent of instructor.
Close study of Aristotle's thought, based primarily on readings from his works.
Letter grade only (A-F).

523./423. Kant (3)

Prerequisites: Six units of philosophy to include PHIL 204, or consent of instructor.
Intensive study of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason.
Letter grade only (A-F).

524./424. Hegel (3)

Prerequisites: Six units of philosophy to include 204, or consent of instructor.
Study of Hegel's Philosophy of Mind and Logic, and selected writings by Hegel and other topics.
Letter grade only (A-F).

525./425. Wittgenstein (3)

Prerequisites: Six units of philosophy to include PHIL 204, or consent of instructor.
Close study of the later philosophy of Wittgenstein, centering on Philosophical Investigations.

555./455. Philosophical Perspectives on Sex and Love (3)

Prerequisites: Six units of philosophy or consent of instructor.
Philosophical perspectives on sex and love explores philosophical issues concerning sex, gender and love through readings and discussion of classical and contemporary philosophical sources. Topics such as sexual perversion, romantic love and gender discrimination are examined.

583./483. Philosophical Psychology (3)

Prerequisite: Six units of philosophy or consent of instructor.
Nature of the mind. Psychological concepts such as intention, consciousness, action, motive, imagination, belief and purpose.
Letter grade only (A-F).

584./484. Philosophy of Language (3)

Prerequisites: Six units of philosophy or consent of instructor.
Philosophical thought about language and meaning.
Letter grade only (A-F).

590./490. Selected Topics - Early Philosophy (3)

Prerequisites: Six units of philosophy or consent of instructor.
Study of figures, periods or issues in ancient or medieval philosophy.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 9 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

591./491. Selected Topics - Modern Tradition (3)

Prerequisites: Six units of philosophy or consent of instructor.
Study of a significant philosopher, or of some issue or theme of the modern (1600-1900) philosophical era.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 9 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

592./492. Selected Topics - Twentieth Century Philosophy (3)

Prerequisites: Six units of philosophy or consent of instructor.
Study of a significant philosopher or of a school or movement of twentieth century.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 9 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

593./493. Selected Topics - Metaphysical Studies (3)

Prerequisites: Six units of philosophy or consent of instructor.
Seminar study of a selected metaphysical topic.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 9 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

596./496. Selected Topics - Value and Evaluation (3)

Prerequisites: Six units of philosophy or consent of instructor.
Seminar of selected topic in value or evaluation. Sample topics: Theories of Value, Freedom and Determinism.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 9 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

597. Teaching Philosophy (3)

Prerequisites: Six units of philosophy or consent of instructor.
A practical and theoretical introduction to the aims, methods, responsibilities, and ethics of teaching in the college classroom, with an emphasis on the specific issues involved in teaching philosophy.
Letter grade only (A-F).

599. Graduate Tutorial (1-3)

Prerequisite: Six units of Philosophy or consent of instructor.
Supervised independent study.
Seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or better may enroll with consent of department. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Letter grade only (A-F).

610. Proseminar (3)

Prerequisite: Classified or Conditionally Classified Status in Philosophy
Introduction to graduate-level philosophy, with emphasis on basic level skills in analysis, research, and composition. Content varies.
Letter grade only (A-F).

620. Selected Topics - History of Philosophy (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Close study of selected subjects in the history of philosophy. The original language may be required.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 9 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

630. Selected Topics - Philosophy of Religion (3)

Prerequisite: PHIL 330 or consent of instructor.
Critical examination of selected issues, figures and movements.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

640. Seminar in Metaphysics (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing; any conditions or deficiencies levied on admission must be rectified.
Supervised research and discussion on recurrent metaphysical problems and systems on the basis of selected works.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics.

663. Selected Topics - Ethics (3)

Prerequisite: PHIL 363 or consent of the instructor.
Systematic examination of topics (such as human rights, pleasure) and theories (such as utilitarianism, contract theory) which are central to moral reasoning.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

680. Selected Topics - Epistemology (3)

Prerequisite: PHIL 382 or consent of instructor.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

681. Selected Topics - Philosophy of Science (3)

Current issues in the philosophy of science.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

690. Selected Topics - Current Interest in Philosophy (3)

Presentation, discussion and critical evaluation of advanced work (which may include original research of faculty and graduate students) in selected topics of current interest to professional philosophers.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

697. Directed Research (1-3)

Prerequisites: Classified Status and consent of student's advisor or Graduate Advisor.
Intended for preparation of the prospectus for the thesis option or preparation and completion of comprehensive exams in Philosophy.
Letter grade only (A-F).

698. Thesis (1-6)

Prerequisites: Consent of student's advisor or graduate advisor, and advancement to candidacy.
Preparation and completion of a thesis in philosophy and oral defense thereof.