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Fall 2017

100 Level

101 - Intro To Philosophy

Philosophical issues and methodology illustrated through selected problems concerning values, knowledge, reality; and in social, political and religious philosophy. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts (NMCCN 1113).

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
004Lecture3M, W, F
1200 - 1250
Dane Smith Hall - 334
Michael Candelaria
005Lecture3T, R
1400 - 1515
Dane Smith Hall - 328
Idris Robinson
006Lecture3T, R
0930 - 1045
Science Math Learning Center - 102
Mary Domski
008Lecture3T, R
1230 - 1345
Dane Smith Hall - 329
Brian Gatsch
003Lecture3M, W, F
1100 - 1150
Mitchell Hall - 120
Marcel Lebow
011Lecture3T, R
1100 - 1215
Mitchell Hall - 101
Iain Thomson
656Lecture3T, R
1100 - 1215
Mitchell Hall - 101
Iain Thomson

156 - Reasoning & Critical Thinking

The purpose of this course is to help students learn how to analyze, critique and construct arguments in context, in other words, how to read and write argumentative essays. Meets New Mexico Lower Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3M, W
1730 - 1845
Mitchell Hall - 220
Elizabeth Van Mil
002Lecture3T, R
0930 - 1045
Bandelier Hall East - 105
Zaccharia Turnbull
003Lecture3M, W, F
1000 - 1050
Social Sciences - 1111
Michael Rubio
004Lecture3T, R
1100 - 1215
Collaborative Teaching & Learn - 210
Mariah Partida
656Lecture3T, R
1230 - 1345
Mitchell Hall - 118
Graham Bounds
006Lecture3T, R
1400 - 1515
Mitchell Hall - 202
Graham Bounds
010Lecture3T, R
1230 - 1345
Dane Smith Hall - 228
Maya Alapin

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200 Level

201 - Greek Thought

An introductory survey of early and classical Greek philosophy, literature, and history. Figures: Presocratics, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle; Homer and Sophocles; Herodotus and Thucydides. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3M, W
1630 - 1900
Dane Smith Hall - 223
John Taber
002Lecture3M, W, F
1300 - 1350
Humanities - 428
Joachim L Oberst

202 - Descartes to Kant

An historical study of philosophical trends and controversies that characterize the development of early modern philosophy. This survey will cover the philosophies of Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Kant. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
002Lecture3T, R
1100 - 1215
Dane Smith Hall - 333
David Liakos

211 - Greek Philosophy

A survey of classical Greek Philosophy. The Presocratics, Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics. Concepts of nature and culture, theories of the self, concepts of being; happiness, virtue, and the good life.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3M, W, F
1000 - 1050
Bandelier Hall East - 105
Paul Livingston

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300 Level

333 - Buddhist Philosophy

(Also offered as RELG 343) This course traces the evolution of such topics as karma and rebirth and the nature of the liberated mind as discussed in the Buddhist traditions of India, Tibet, East Asia, and the modern West. Prerequisite: one course in Philosophy.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3T, R
0930 - 1045
Dane Smith Hall - 126
Pierre-Julien Harter

334 - Indian Philosophy

Upanishads, Bhagavad-gita, Jainism, Buddhism, the six Hindu systems and recent developments. Prerequisite: one course in Philosophy.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3T, R
1630 - 1900
Dane Smith Hall - 231
John Taber

336 - Chinese Philosophy

The development of Chinese thought from pre-Confucian times through the T'ang dynasty.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3T, R
1230 - 1345
Dane Smith Hall - 128
Emily McRae

341 - T: Philosophy

An investigation of some important philosophic debates.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Topics3M, W, F
1000 - 1050
Dane Smith Hall - 128
Kelly Becker

352 - Theory of Knowledge

An examination of the nature and possibility of knowledge. Topics include skepticism, the analysis of knowledge, and the nature and structure of epistemic justification. Prerequisite: 202.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3M, W, F
1100 - 1150
Mitchell Hall - 119
Barbara Hannan

354 - Metaphysics

Problems and theories of metaphysics. Topics may include: investigation into the structure of things and their properties, identity and individuation, causation, necessity and possibility, universals, mind and body, space and time, God, truth and naturalism. Prerequisite: one course in Philosophy.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3M, W, F
1300 - 1350
Dane Smith Hall - 126
Barbara Hannan

356 - Symbolic Logic

(Also offered as MATH **356) This is a first course in logical theory. Its primary goal is to study the notion of logical entailment and related concepts, such as consistency and contingency. Formal systems are developed to analyze these notions rigorously.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture4M, W, F
1200 - 1320
Social Sciences - 1111
Kelly Becker

358 - Ethical Theory

Inquiry concerning goodness, rightness, obligation, justice and freedom. Prerequisite: one course in Philosophy.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3T, R
0930 - 1045
Mitchell Hall - 120
Ann Murphy

361 - Modern Christian Thought

(Also offered as RELG 361) Background of the intellectual issues facing Roman Catholic and Protestant traditions today. Prerequisite: one course in Philosophy or Religious Studies.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3W
1900 - 2130
Dane Smith Hall - 128
Joachim L Oberst

363 - Environmental Ethics

Close reading of contemporary writings by naturalists, lawyers, theologians and philosophers on the philosophical aspects of environmental problems.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3M, W, F
1200 - 1250
Bandelier Hall East - 105
Lisa Gerber

371 - Classical Social & Polit Phil

From Plato to Hobbes. Prerequisite: 101 or 201 or 211.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3T, R
1400 - 1515
Castetter Hall (Biology) - 57
Carolyn Thomas

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400 Level

422 - Wittgenstein

Prerequisite: 6 credit hours Philosophy course work.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3W
1600 - 1830
Dane Smith Hall - 231
Paul Livingston

423 - Later Heidegger

This course will examine the "later" (post-1937) Heidegger and/or some major critical appropriations of Heidegger's later thinking by Badiou, Baudrillard, Blanchot, Cavell, Derrida, Dreyfus, Foucault, Irigaray, Lacan, Levinas, Marcuse, Rorty, Vattimo, Zizek, or others. Prerequisite: one course in Philosophy.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3T, R
1400 - 1515
Dane Smith Hall - 232
Iain Thomson

441 - T: Philo Figures & Movements

Topic varies. Prerequisite: one Philosophy course 200-level or above.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
002Topics3T, R
1100 - 1215
Dane Smith Hall - 231
Pierre-Julien Harter
001Topics3T, R
0930 - 1045
Mitchell Hall - 115
Emily McRae

442 - Sem: Individual Philosophers

Figure varies. Prerequisite: one course in Philosophy.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
002Seminar3M
1730 - 2000
Mitchell Hall - 121
Adrian Johnston

497 - Honors Seminar

For departmental honors in philosophy. {Offered upon demand}

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Seminar3
002Seminar3
003Seminar3John Taber
004Seminar3Kelly Becker
005Seminar3Ann Murphy
006Seminar3Adrian Johnston
007Seminar3Iain Thomson
008Seminar3Brent Kalar
009Seminar3John Bussanich
010Seminar3Barbara Hannan
011Seminar3Mary Domski
013Seminar3Paul Livingston
014Seminar3Emily McRae

498 - Reading and Research

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SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture1 TO 3Ann Murphy
002Lecture1 TO 3Mary Domski
003Lecture1 TO 3John Taber
004Lecture1 TO 3
010Lecture1 TO 3
011Lecture1 TO 3Adrian Johnston
012Lecture1 TO 3Iain Thomson
013Lecture1 TO 3Brent Kalar
014Lecture1 TO 3John Bussanich
015Lecture1 TO 3Barbara Hannan
017Lecture1 TO 3Emily McRae
018Lecture1 TO 3Lisa Gerber
005Lecture1 TO 3Kelly Becker
008Lecture1 TO 3Paul Livingston

499 - Senior Thesis

For departmental honors. {Offered upon demand}

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Independent Study3
002Independent Study3Paul Livingston
003Independent Study3John Taber
004Independent Study3
005Independent Study3Kelly Becker
006Independent Study3Mary Domski
010Independent Study3Ann Murphy
011Independent Study3Adrian Johnston
012Independent Study3Iain Thomson
013Independent Study3Brent Kalar
014Independent Study3John Bussanich
015Independent Study3Barbara Hannan
007Independent Study3Emily McRae

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