Courses - Summer 2021

PHIL 1100 Introduction to Philosophy

A general introduction to some of the main topics, texts, and methods of philosophy. Topics may include the existence of God, the nature of mind and its relation to the body, causation, free will, knowledge and skepticism, and justice and moral obligation. Readings may be drawn from the history of philosophy and contemporary philosophical literature.

Distribution: (KCM-AS, ETM-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: August Faller (avf22)
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PHIL 1450 Contemporary Moral Issues

An introduction to some of the main contemporary moral issues. Topics may, for example, include animal rights, abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, sexual morality, genetic engineering, and questions of welfare and social justice.

Distribution: (KCM-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Neelam Sethi (ns28)
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PHIL 1910 Introduction to Cognitive Science

This course provides an introduction to the science of the mind.  Everyone knows what it's like to think and perceive, but this subjective experience provides little insight into how minds emerge from physical intities like brains.  To address this issue, cognitive science integrates work from at least five disciplines: Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Linguistics, and Philosophy.  This course introduces students to the insights these disciplines offer into the workings of the mind by exploring visual perception, attention, memory, learning, problem solving, language, and consciousness. 

Distribution: (KCM-AS, ETM-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Hamid Turker (hbt7)
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