Courses

To see what is offered in a given semester, please visit the Dynamic Course Schedule. To see a complete listing of our courses, please visit UIS Catalog: Philosophy Course Descriptions.

The following courses are offered regularly. For each course you will find (a) a link to the catalog description; (b) the Philosophy major requirement(s) that it counts toward; (c) the general education requirements it counts toward, if any; and (d) its typical delivery mode (online or on campus).

PHI 101, Introduction to Philosophy.

Philosophy major: Elective
General education: Humanities; IAI Humanities
Typical delivery mode: On campus

PHI 242, Ethics, Love and the Goals of Life.

Philosophy major: Ethics; Values; Elective
General education: Humanities
Typical delivery mode: On campus

PHI 252, Science Fiction and Philosophy.

Philosophy major: Elective
General education: Humanities
Typical delivery mode: On campus

PHI 301, Critical Thinking.

Philosophy major: Logic/Critical Thinking; Elective
General education: N/A
Typical delivery mode: Online

PHI 313, Animals and Human Civilization.

Philosophy major: Elective
General education: N/A
Typical delivery mode: Online

PHI 315, Comparative Philosophy of Religion.

Philosophy major: Elective
General education: Humanities
Typical delivery mode: Online

PHI 336, Contemporary American Political Philosophy.

Philosophy major: Values; Elective
General education: Social Science
Typical delivery mode: Online

PHI 341, Ethics.

Philosophy major: Ethics; Values; Elective
General education: Humanities
Typical delivery mode: Online

PHI 353, Person, Identity and Dignity.

Philosophy major: Core Analytic; Elective
General education: Humanities
Typical delivery mode: Online

PHI 401, Logic.

Philosophy major: Logic/Critical Thinking; Elective
General Education: N/A
Typical delivery mode: Online

PHI 411, Feminist Theories.

Note: This course is offered by the Women and Gender Studies (WGS) department.
Philosophy major: Elective
General Education: Inquire with the WGS department
Typical delivery mode: Inquire with the WGS department

PHI 416, Continental Philosophy.

Philosophy major: Elective
General education: N/A
Typical delivery mode: Online

PHI 421, Ancient and Medieval Philosophy.

Philosophy major: History of Philosophy; Elective
General education: N/A
Typical delivery mode: Online

PHI 425, History of Modern Philosophy.

Philosophy major: History of Philosophy; Elective
General education: N/A
Typical delivery mode: Online

PHI 428, Globalization and the Future of Democracy.

Note: This course is offered by the Political Science (PSC) department.
Philosophy major: Elective
General education: Inquire with the PSC department
Typical delivery mode: Inquire with the PSC department

PHI 432, Philosophy of Art.

Philosoph major: Values; Elective
General education: N/A
Typical delivery mode: Online

PHI 434, Aesthetics.

Philosophy major: Values; Elective
General education: N/A
Typical delivery mode: Online

PHI 437, Marxist Philosophy: Past, Present and Future.

Note: This course is offered by the Political Science (PSC) department.
Philosophy major: Elective
General education: Inquire with the PSC department
Typical delivery mode: Inquire with the PSC department

PHI 438, Postmodern Theory: Politics and Possibility.

Note: This course is offered by the Political Science (PSC) department.
Philosophy major: Elective
General education: Inquire with the PSC department
Typical delivery mode: Inquire with the PSC department

PHI 441, Moral Theory.

Philosophy major: Values; Elective
General education: N/A
Typical delivery mode: Online

PHI 447, Rationality and Moral Choice.

Philosophy major: Ethics; Values; Elective
General education: N/A
Typical delivery mode: Online

PHI 448, Moral Values in Political Philosophy.

Philosophy major: Values; Elective
General education: N/A
Typical delivery mode: Online

PHI 460, Topics in Normative Philosophy.

Philosophy major: Specialization; Values; Elective
General education: N/A
Typical delivery mode: Online

PHI 470, Topics in Analytic Philosophy.

Philosophy major: Specialization; Core Analytic; Elective
General education: N/A
Typical delivery mode: Online

PHI 471, Philosophy of Science.

Philosophy major: Core Analytic; Elective
General education: N/A
Typical delivery mode: Online

PHI 472, Introduction to Metaphysics and Epistemology.

Philosophy major: Core Analytic; Elective
General education: N/A
Typical delivery mode: Online

PHI 473, Philosophy of Mind.

Philosophy major: Core Analytic; Elective
General education: N/A
Typical delivery mode: Online

PHI 480, Readings in the History of Philosophy.

Philosophy major: Specialization; History of Philosophy; Elective
General education: N/A
Typical delivery mode: Online

PHI 481, Philosophy of Language.

Philosophy major: Specialization; Core Analytic; Elective
General Education: N/A
Typical delivery mode: Online

PHI 482, Metaphysics of Things.

Philosophy major: Specialization; Core Analytic; Elective
General Education: N/A
Typical delivery mode: Online

PHI 485, Social Philosophy.

Philosophy major: Specialization; Values; Elective
General Education: N/A
Typical delivery mode: Online

PHI 495, Senior Seminar in Philosophy.

Philosophy major: Capstone
General education: N/A
Typical delivery mode: Online