This course introduces students to the nature, history, patterns, and problems of philosophic thought. In addition, students are encouraged to understand philosophy as a means of learning about the world and our place in it.

This course offers an introduction to the history, structure and scriptural doctrines of the major religions of Asia, including Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism.

This course is an inquiry into the origin, meaning, and evolution of the three following monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This goal is accomplished through an analysis of the following basic concepts as they pertain to: the beliefs of these three as concerns the divine; their respective heritages and spiritual practices; and the many forms each of these religions takes within its own nexus (for example, historical alterations). Or put differently, interest is in exploring the way of life, structure, practice, and historical reality of each of these three great monotheistic religions.

This course introduces students to a variety of ethical approaches to moral issues and to general problems involved in moral reasoning. Various controversial contemporary moral problems relating to business, science, law, medicine, and personal relations are examined.

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