LIBERAL STUDIES CORE CURRICULUM 75
Liberal Studies/LPHI 235: Philosophy of Knowledge A study of the possibility and validity of human knowledge, together with the criteria of truth. Prerequisite: LPHI 131 3 credits Liberal Studies/LPHI 237: Philosophy of Ethical Responsibility The subject matter of ethics is â€œthe good life and how to live it.â€? Students will examine a variety of influential approaches to ethics, and will gain skill in applying ethical theory both to practical ethical issues in daily life, and to some of the urgent ethical issues in contemporary society. Prerequisite: LPHI 131 3 credits Liberal Studies/LPHI 239: Philosophy of Science A historical and philosophical survey of the various understandings of science and scientific method from ancient times to the present. Students will examine the role philosophy has played in formulating and critiquing models of scientific investigation, and will pay attention to the impact science has had in each historical period on religion, society, and views of human nature. Prerequisite: LPHI 131 3 credits Liberal Studies/LPHI 240: Philosophy of Education A critical examination of the goals and methods of education, especially as they relate to ethics and politics. Readings will be drawn from historical philosophers, such as Plato, Aristotle, Rousseau and Dewey as well as contemporary philosophical analysis of educational institutions. 3 credits Liberal Studies/PHIL/SPCH 225: Philosophy of Communication An analysis of the epistemological foundations underlying all forms of communicative processes from individual gestures to the electronic world-wide media. The course considers philosophical theories used to analyze, describe, and interpret the process of communication. Basic philosophical assumptions of traditional and contemporary philosophers of communication are examined. This course emphasizes the nature of persons, consciousness, and social exchange related to human communication. Prerequisite: LPHI 131 3 credits Liberal Studies/PHIL 250: Comparative World Philosophy An introduction to the classics of world philosophy. Students will have a survey of some of the greatest contributions of both Western and Non-Western approaches to the major questions concerning issues like the good life, the self, theories of knowledge, reality versus appearance, and philosophical theology. Students will also compare and contrast the answers of these major questions, using a unified standard of critical though and a unified goal of seeking insight into answers to these major philosophical issues. This course fulfills the Philosophy II Series requirement. Prerequisite: LPHI 131 3 credits Liberal Studies/LTHE 121: Introduction to Sacred Scripture A study of the Christian concept of God's self-revelation in the history of Israel and climactically in the person and redemptive work of Jesus Christ.
Liberal Studies/LTHE 223: The Catholic Tradition A study of some of the basic Roman Catholic beliefs concerning Jesus Christ, the Church, Worship and Sacrament. Prerequisite: LTHE 121 3 credits Liberal Studies/LTHE 225: The Protestant Tradition A study of the development of Christianity with special emphasis on the Protestant Reformation and the thinking of significant contemporary Protestant theologians. Prerequisite: LTHE 121