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PHIL 1301 – INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

Students will be introduced to various significant philosophical issues and thinkers and to the practice of philosophical analysis.s

Phil 1301H – Introduction to Philosophy: Honors

Please contact the Honors Department at (512) 223–3255 or honors@austincc.edu for additional information.

PHIL 2303 – LOGIC

Students will be introduced to the rules of argument, inductive and deductive reasoning, the recognition of informal and formal fallacies, and the application of logical thinking in work and social situations.

PHIL 2306 – ETHICS

Students will be introduced to the principles of morality through a critical examination of various ethical theories and their application to contemporary moral problems.

Phil 2306H – Ethics: Honors

Please contact the Honors Department at (512) 223–3255 or honors@austincc.edu for additional information.

PHIL 2307 – INTRO TO SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

Students will be introduced to a critical examination of fundamental social and political concepts, e.g., justice, rights, and political obligation.

PHIL 2316 – ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY

Students will be introduced to Ancient Western Philosophy from the pre–Socratics through the Hellenists with emphasis on Plato and Aristotle. Prerequisites: PHIL 1301.

PHIL 2317 – MODERN PHILOSOPHY

Students will be introduced to early modern Western Philosophy focusing on the attempt to understand the source, nature, and limits of human knowledge as pursued by the rationalists, the empiricists, and Kant. Prerequisites: PHIL 1301.

PHIL 2321 – PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION

Students will be introduced to the philosophical analysis of the nature of religion and religious experience with an emphasis on such themes as rationality and religious belief, the existence and attributes of God, and the problem of evil.

PHIL 1304 – INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE RELIGION

Students will be introduced to the comparative study of religion and to major world religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

PHIL 1316 - HISTORY OF EASTERN RELIGIONS

Students will be introduced to the history of the major religious traditions of the Eastern world, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Shinto. The course will also include an introduction to academic methods for the study of religion.

PHIL 1316 - HISTORY OF WESTERN RELIGIONS

Students will be introduced to the history of the major religious traditions of the Western world, including Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. The course will also include an introduction to academic methods for the study of religion.

HUMA 1301 – INTRODUCTION TO HUMANITIES

A study of representative samples of literature, art, and music of various periods and cultures. The study of the interrelationships of the arts and their philosophies emphasizes an understanding of human nature and the values of human life.

Huma 1301H – Introduction to Humanities: Honors

Please contact the Honors Department at (512) 223–3255 or honors@austincc.edu for additional information.

HUMA 1302 – INTRODUCTION TO HUMANITIES II

A study of representative samples of literature, art, and music of various periods and cultures from the Renaissance through the present. The study of the interrelationships of the arts and their philosophies emphasizes an understanding of human nature and the values of human life.

HUMA 1315 – THE ARTS IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY

An introductory course designed to enhance a student’s understanding and appreciation of the modes of communicating ideas and emotions through the visual and performing arts. May be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours when topics vary.