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NOTE: This data is offered for your convenience only. The schedule data is updated regularly and may not reflect recent changes to the Schedule of Classes. For full, up-to-date course information please contact the Registrar's office.

Spring 2018

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
008Lecture3T, R
1230 - 1345
Dane Smith Hall - 326
Maya Alapin
003Lecture3M, W, F
1100 - 1150
Dane Smith Hall - 324
Graham Bounds
004Lecture3M, W, F
1400 - 1450
Dane Smith Hall - 228
Michael Candelaria
005Lecture3T, R
0930 - 1045
Mitchell Hall - 220
Marcel Lebow
006Lecture3T, R
1100 - 1215
Dane Smith Hall - 328
Mariah Partida
010Lecture3T, R
1630 - 1900
Univ Advise & Enrich Center - B90
John Taber
001Lecture3M, W, F
0900 - 0950
Dane Smith Hall - 120
Emily McRae
002Lecture3T, R
1630 - 1745
Sara Raynolds Hall - 101
Idris Robinson

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, F
0900 - 0950
Mitchell Hall - 220
Simon Walker
002Lecture3M, W, F
1000 - 1050
Collaborative Teaching & Learn - 230
Cara Greene
006Lecture3T, R
1100 - 1215
Mitchell Hall - 220
Michael Rubio
008Lecture3M, W
1630 - 1745
Dane Smith Hall - 332
Elizabeth Van Mil
010Lecture3T, R
1230 - 1345
Education - 103
Zaccharia Turnbull

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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, F
1000 - 1050
Dane Smith Hall - 325
Joachim L Oberst
002Lecture3T, R
1100 - 1215
Univ Advise & Enrich Center - B90
Pierre-Julien Harter

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
001Lecture3M, W, F
1100 - 1150
Dane Smith Hall - 227
David Liakos
002Lecture3T, R
1400 - 1515
Mitchell Hall - 220
Barbara Hannan

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
001Lecture3T, R
1100 - 1215
Dane Smith Hall - 128
Paul Livingston

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300 Level

341 - T: Philosophy

An investigation of some important philosophic debates.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Topics3M
1600 - 1830
Dane Smith Hall - 126
Amy Brandzel

350 - Philosophy of Science

This course is a survey of the main epistemological, ontological and conceptual issues that arise from or concern the methodology and content of the empirical sciences.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3T, R
0800 - 0915
Dane Smith Hall - 229
Mary Domski

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
1000 - 1050
Dane Smith Hall - 334
Graham Bounds

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
001Lecture4T, R
1100 - 1240
Centennial Engineering Center - 1028
Barbara Hannan

358 - Ethical Theory

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

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3M, W, F
1100 - 1150
Mitchell Hall - 220
Emily McRae

365 - Philosophy of Religion

(Also offered as RELG 365) Philosophic analysis of some major concepts and problems in religion. Prerequisite: one course in Philosophy or Religious Studies.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3M, W, F
1100 - 1150
Collaborative Teaching & Learn - 210
Michael Candelaria

372 - Modern Social & Polit Phil

From Hobbes to present. Prerequisite: one course in Philosophy.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3T, R
1530 - 1645
Mitchell Hall - 120
Carolyn Thomas

381 - Philosophy of Law

Examination of philosophical issues pertaining to law, including the nature of law, responsibility, rights, justice, the justification of punishment, and the justification of state interference with individual liberty. Prerequisite: 358.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3M, W, F
1000 - 1050
Collaborative Teaching & Learn - 210
Ann Murphy

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400 Level

426 - Sem: Asian Philosophers

Figure varies. Prerequisite: one course in Philosophy.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Seminar3M
1600 - 1830
Humanities - 518
John Taber

442 - Sem: Individual Philosophers

Figure varies. Prerequisite: one course in Philosophy.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Seminar3M, W, F
1300 - 1350
Mitchell Hall - 220
Michael Candelaria

454 - Sem: Metaphysics & Epistemolgy

This course offers graduate and advanced undergraduate students exposure to contemporary literature and current professional discussion on issues in metaphysics and/or epistemology. Prerequisite: 12 credit hours Philosophy course work.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Seminar3T
1600 - 1830
Mitchell Hall - 208
Kelly Becker

457 - Sem: History of Philosophy

A close and critical examination of issues in the history of philosophy. Emphasis may be placed on a particular philosophical figure or on the development of a particular trend in the history of philosophy. Prerequisite: 12 credit hours Philosophy course work.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Seminar3T, R
1400 - 1515
Humanities - 518
Pierre-Julien Harter

469 - Sem: Continental Philosophy

This seminar offers graduate and advanced undergraduate students an in-depth engagement with a specific philosopher or philosophical orientation situated in the context of twentieth-century Europe. It focuses on French and/or German philosophies in particular. Prerequisite: 12 credit hours Philosophy course work.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Seminar3R
1600 - 1830
Mitchell Hall - 115
Paul Livingston

480 - Philosophy and Literature

Selected philosophical movements and their relationships to literary masterpieces. Prerequisite: one course in Philosophy.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture3T, R
1230 - 1345
Sara Raynolds Hall - 101
Iain Thomson

486 - Sem: Major Continental Philos

A close reading of a leading figure in contemporary continental philosophy, typically focusing on that thinker's most influential work, such as Sartre's Being and Nothingness, Levinas's Totality and Infinity, Gadamer's Truth and Method, etc. Prerequisite: 12 credit hours Philosophy course work.

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Seminar3W
1730 - 2000
Mitchell Hall - 109
Iain Thomson

497 - Honors Seminar

For departmental honors in philosophy. {Offered upon demand}

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Seminar3Pierre-Julien Harter
002Seminar3Ann Murphy
003Seminar3John Taber
004Seminar3Kelly Becker
006Seminar3
007Seminar3Iain Thomson
008Seminar3Brent Kalar
009Seminar3John Bussanich
010Seminar3Barbara Hannan
011Seminar3Mary Domski
012Seminar3Emily McRae
013Seminar3Adrian Johnston
014Seminar3Paul Livingston

498 - Reading and Research

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SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Lecture1 TO 3Pierre-Julien Harter
002Lecture1 TO 3Mary Domski
003Lecture1 TO 3John Taber
011Lecture1 TO 3Ann Murphy
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
019Lecture1 TO 3Adrian Johnston
020Lecture1 TO 3
006Lecture1 TO 3Paul Livingston

499 - Senior Thesis

For departmental honors. {Offered upon demand}

SectionTypeCreditsTime/LocationInstructor
001Independent Study3Pierre-Julien Harter
002Independent Study3Ann Murphy
003Independent Study3John Taber
004Independent Study3
005Independent Study3Kelly Becker
006Independent Study3Mary Domski
011Independent Study3
012Independent Study3Iain Thomson
013Independent Study3Brent Kalar
014Independent Study3John Bussanich
015Independent Study3Barbara Hannan
017Independent Study3Emily McRae
018Independent Study3Adrian Johnston
019Independent Study3Paul Livingston

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