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The course descriptions below are taken from the UNM Catalog. For instructor-provided course descriptions, visit Philosophy Courses @ UNM.


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Spring 2023

In this course, students will be introduced to some of the key questions of philosophy through the study of classical and contemporary thinkers. Some of the questions students might consider are: Do we have free will? What is knowledge? What is the mind? What are our moral obligations to others? Students will engage with and learn to critically assess various philosophical approaches to such questions. Meets New Mexico General Education Curriculum Area 5: Humanities.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00151262Full

MWF1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Dane Smith Hall329

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Candelaria32
00251263Full

MWF11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Dane Smith Hall334

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Barton34
00551266Full

TR9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Mitchell Hall220

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Mercier317
00651267Full

TR11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Dane Smith Hall328

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Ben Itzhak320

The purpose of this course is to teach students how to analyze, critique, and construct arguments. The course includes an introductory survey of important logical concepts and tools needed for argument analysis. These concepts and tools will be use to examine select philosophical and scholarly texts. Meets New Mexico General Education Curriculum Area 1: Communication.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00151304Full

MWF9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Dane Smith Hall227

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Kim316
00251306Full

MWF10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Dane Smith Hall325

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Patwary31
00357852Full

MWF12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Dane Smith Hall125

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Foore3 Section Full
00452659Full

TR2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Mitchell Hall122

Web Enhanced - Lecture
McKinley32
00552660Full

TR12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Education105

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Pearce32
00651310Full

TR11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Mitchell Hall220

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Swick32
00752661Full

TR9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Dane Smith Hall227

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Seiler35

This course is an introductory survey of early modern Western philosophy. Through an in-depth reading of primary source material, this course will examine the traditions of Rationalism and Empiricism that emerged during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Concepts to be discussed might include theories of knowledge and metaphysics, early modern scientific thought, and theories of the self. Meets New Mexico General Education Curriculum Area 5: Humanities.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00157853Full

MWF9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Dane Smith Hall318

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Haulotte319
00251318Full

TR12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Dane Smith Hall234

Lecture
Johnston313

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.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00157854Full

TR9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Dane Smith Hall328

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Harter31

An investigation of some important philosophic debates.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: Existential Thought
00156968Full

W1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Science Math Learning Center120

Web Enhanced - Topics
Oberst316

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: 2210.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
002578552nd Half

MW1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Education105

Lecture
Becker324

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

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00138489Full

MWF10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Mitchell Hall122

Lecture
Kalar321

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

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00157856Full

TR11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
R.O. Anderson Grad Sch of Mgmt117

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Gerber310

Philosophic analysis of some major concepts and problems in religion. Prerequisite: one course in Philosophy or Religious Studies.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00158820Full

MWF11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Mitchell Hall115

Lecture
Kalar318

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

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00145734Full

TR2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Dane Smith Hall324

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Thomas312

Positivism through contemporary thought. Prerequisite: one course in Philosophy.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00157858Full

MWF12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Dane Smith Hall329

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Candelaria312

A study of Kant’s philosophical thought that typically focuses on a close reading of significant portions of the Critique of Pure Reason. Topics may include: a priori knowledge, causality, and idealism. Prerequisite: 2210.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00157859Full

T4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Mitchell Hall101

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Domski311

A study of Hegel’s philosophical thought focused on a close reading of texts such as Phenomenology of Spirit and Encyclopedia Logic. Topics may include: Hegel’s conceptions of metaphysics, ethics, social theory, and the method and aims of philosophy. Prerequisite: 2210.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00157861Full

R4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Dane Smith Hall226

Lecture
Johnston36

(Also offered as MATH **415) A historical survey of principal issues and controversies on the nature of mathematics. Emphasis varies from year to year. Prerequisite: 356 or MATH 1440 or MATH 1522 or MATH **356.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00157862Full

MWF12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Mitchell Hall120

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Livingston311

Course emphasizes investigation, evaluation, and discussion of areas of specialized knowledge or inquiry relevant to the profession or field of study. Figure varies. Prerequisite: one course in Philosophy.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
Sem: Heidegger on Nietzsche
00155815Full

W4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Dane Smith Hall136

Seminar
Thomson32

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.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
Sem: Indian Metaphysics
00157863Full

W1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Humanities428

Seminar
Taber313
Sem: Thinking & Being
00252651Full

M4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Humanities428

Web Enhanced - Seminar
Livingston39

A study of advanced topics in ethics. Possible topics include: priactical reason; the connection between ethics and agency; metaehtics; the nature of normativity. Prerequisite: 12 credit hours Philosophy course work.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
Sem: Moral Mistakes&Ignorance
00155816Full

M1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Humanities428

Web Enhanced - Seminar
McRae36

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

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00136479Full

TR12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Ortega Hall153

Lecture
Thomson37

For departmental honors in philosophy. {Offered upon demand}

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00130017FullSeminarHarter325
00230018FullSeminarMurphy325
00430020FullSeminarBecker325
00730043FullSeminarThomson325
00830044FullSeminarKalar325
01030141FullSeminarTaber325
01130142FullSeminarDomski325
01230143FullSeminarMcRae325
01334259FullSeminarJohnston325
01435109FullSeminarLivingston324

A faculty-supervised course culminating in a comprehensive paper or research proposal that integrates knowledge attained through coursework, research, and experience.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00130144FullLectureHarter1 TO 325
00230147FullLectureDomski1 TO 325
00530156FullLectureBecker1 TO 325
00636294Full


Lecture
Livingston1 TO 325
01130149FullLectureMurphy1 TO 325
01230150FullLectureThomson1 TO 323
01330151FullLectureKalar1 TO 324
01530153FullLectureTaber1 TO 325
01730154Full


Lecture
McRae1 TO 325
01830155FullLectureGerber1 TO 325
01934260FullLectureJohnston1 TO 325

For departmental honors. {Offered upon demand}

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00130157Full


Independent Study
Harter325
00230158Full


Independent Study
Murphy324
00530162Full


Independent Study
Becker325
00630178Full


Independent Study
Domski325
01230180Full


Independent Study
Thomson325
01330181Full


Independent Study
Kalar325
01530183Full


Independent Study
Taber325
01730184Full


Independent Study
McRae325
01834261Full


Independent Study
Johnston325
01935111Full


Independent Study
Livingston325

A study of Kant’s philosophical thought that typically focuses on a close reading of significant portions of the Critique of Pure Reason. Topics may include: a priori knowledge, causality, and idealism.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00157860Full

T4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Mitchell Hall101

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Domski311

A study of Hegel’s philosophical thought focused on a close reading of texts such as Phenomenology of Spirit and Encyclopedia Logic. Topics may include: Hegel’s conceptions of metaphysics, ethics, social theory, and the method and aims of philosophy.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00159146Full

R4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Dane Smith Hall226

Lecture
Johnston3 Section Full

Course emphasizes investigation, evaluation, and discussion of areas of specialized knowledge or inquiry relevant to the profession or field of study.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
Sem: Heidegger on Nietzsche
00157865Full

W4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Dane Smith Hall136

Seminar
Thomson34

Individual research into an area proposed by the student and conducted under the direction of a faculty member.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00131339FullIndependent StudyHarter1 TO 325
00231340FullIndependent StudyDomski1 TO 325
00531345FullIndependent StudyBecker1 TO 325
01131346FullIndependent StudyMurphy1 TO 325
01231347FullIndependent StudyThomson1 TO 325
01331353FullIndependent StudyKalar1 TO 325
01531355FullIndependent StudyTaber1 TO 325
01634262FullIndependent StudyJohnston1 TO 325
01831357Full


Independent Study
McRae1 TO 325
01931358FullIndependent StudyGerber1 TO 325
02035112FullIndependent StudyLivingston1 TO 325

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.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
Sem: Indian Metaphysics
00157864Full

W1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Humanities428

Seminar
Taber36
Sem: Thinking & Being
00252653Full

M4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Humanities428

Web Enhanced - Seminar
Livingston36

A study of advanced topics in ehtics. Possible topics include: practical reason; the conncection between ethics and agency; metaethics; the nature of mormativity. Prerequisite: 12 credit hours Philosophy course work.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
Sem: Moral Mistakes&Ignorance
00155817Full

M1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Humanities428

Web Enhanced - Seminar
McRae34

Selected philosophical movements and their relationships to literary masterpieces.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00159145Full

TR12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Ortega Hall153

Lecture
Thomson37

Faculty-supervised investigative study that results in the development and writing of a master’s thesis. Offered on a CR/NC basis only.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00131380FullThesisDomski1 TO 625
00531387FullThesisBecker1 TO 625
00931391FullThesisMurphy1 TO 625
01131394FullThesisHarter1 TO 625
01231395FullThesisThomson1 TO 624
01331399FullThesisKalar1 TO 625
01531406FullThesisTaber1 TO 625
01634263FullThesisJohnston1 TO 625
01731408FullThesisMcRae1 TO 625
01835113FullThesisLivingston1 TO 625

Individual research into an area proposed by the student and conducted under the direction of a faculty member. Offered on a CR/NC basis only.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00131410FullIndependent StudyHarter1 TO 323
00231413FullIndependent StudyDomski1 TO 325
00531418FullIndependent StudyBecker1 TO 325
01131424FullIndependent StudyMurphy1 TO 323
01231425FullIndependent StudyThomson1 TO 325
01331426FullIndependent StudyKalar1 TO 325
01531429FullIndependent StudyTaber1 TO 325
01634264FullIndependent StudyJohnston1 TO 324
01731430FullIndependent StudyMcRae1 TO 325
01835114FullIndependent StudyLivingston1 TO 323

Faculty-supervised investigative study that results in the development and writing of a doctoral dissertation. Offered on a CR/NC basis only.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00131439FullDissertationHarter3 TO 1225
00258073FullDissertationTaber3 TO 1225
00531443FullDissertationBecker3 TO 1225
01131446FullDissertationMurphy3 TO 1224
01231447FullDissertationThomson3 TO 1225
01331448FullDissertationKalar3 TO 1225
01531452FullDissertationDomski3 TO 1225
01634265FullDissertationJohnston3 TO 1221
01731453FullDissertationMcRae3 TO 1225
01835115FullDissertationLivingston3 TO 1223

Spring 2023-Online

In this course, students will be introduced to some of the key questions of philosophy through the study of classical and contemporary thinkers. Some of the questions students might consider are: Do we have free will? What is knowledge? What is the mind? What are our moral obligations to others? Students will engage with and learn to critically assess various philosophical approaches to such questions. Meets New Mexico General Education Curriculum Area 5: Humanities.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00351264Full

Online MAXUNM CANVAS

Online - Lecture
Hedling34
004556971st Half

Online MAXUNM CANVAS

Online - Lecture
Thomas31
060587761st Half

Online MAXUNM CANVAS

Accelerated Online Programs - Lecture
Thomas34

The purpose of this course is to teach students how to analyze, critique, and construct arguments. The course includes an introductory survey of important logical concepts and tools needed for argument analysis. These concepts and tools will be use to examine select philosophical and scholarly texts. Meets New Mexico General Education Curriculum Area 1: Communication.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00951309Full

Online MAXUNM CANVAS

Online - Lecture
Gatsch31
010556962nd Half

Online MAXUNM CANVAS

Online - Lecture
Gerber3 Section Full
Waitlist: 1
060584652nd Half

Online MAXUNM CANVAS

Accelerated Online Programs - Lecture
Gerber3 Section Full
Waitlist: 4

This course is an introductory survey of early and classical Greek philosophy. The course will include discussion of such philosophers as the Pre-Socratics, the Sophists, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. Topics to be discussed may include the beginnings of scientific thought, theories of the self, the concept of being, virtue ethics, happiness, and theories of justice.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00251321Full

Online MAXUNM CANVAS

Online - Lecture
Thomas38

An investigation of some important philosophic debates.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: Feminist Economics
00259385Full

Online MAXUNM CANVAS

Online - Topics
Mazumdar3 Section Full

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.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
001583592nd Half

Online MAXUNM CANVAS

Online - Lecture
Gatsch3 Section Full
Waitlist: 11

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: 2210.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00158360Full

Online MAXUNM CANVAS

Online - Lecture
Gatsch3 Section Full

(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.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00357698Full

Online MAXUNM CANVAS

Online - Lecture
Becker42