Philosophy Courses

Philosophy (PHI) courses

  • PHI 613 Bioethics

    An introduction to central ethical questions that arise in the area of bioethics, and to the resources various ethical theories offer for resolving those questions. In addition to a brief overview of contemporary moral theory, the course will discuss issues such as euthanasia, informed consent, proxy decision making, experimental research on humans and health care allocation. Specific cases will be discussed and analyzed throughout the semester. May be taught concurrently with PHI 313. Cannot receive credit for both PHI 313 and PHI 613.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Upon demand
  • PHI 696 Selected Topics in Philosophy

    Prerequisite: permission of department head.

    Individual conference course for graduate students with specialized interests in particular areas of philosophy not covered in regular courses. May include independent research, progress reports and term papers. Enrollment requires advance agreement on topic. May be taught concurrently with PHI 596. Cannot receive credit for both PHI 596 and PHI 696.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    2-4Upon demand