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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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Fall 2022

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
00364041Full

TR9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Mitchell Hall102

Web Enhanced - Lecture
McKinley31
00472658Full

MWF9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Dane Smith Hall324

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Oberst3 Section Full
00564038Full

MWF11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Economics1002

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Pearce3 Section Full
00672659Full

TR12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Dane Smith Hall136

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Barton33
01065700Full

MWF1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Physics & Astronomy Interdis1140

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Hedling31

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
00264049Full

TR12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Mitchell Hall101

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Patwary3 Section Full
00364050Full

MWF9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Education104

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Ben Itzhak32
00464051Full

MWF10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Education104

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Swick31
00664053Full

MWF12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Economics1002

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Mercier31
00970580Full

TR11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
George Pearl HallP104

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Kim31

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
00164060Full

MWF1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Mitchell Hall122

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Candelaria331

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
00164061Full

TR11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Mitchell Hall202

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Livingston34

An introductory survey of early and classical Greek philosophy, literature, and history. Figures: Presocratics, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle; Homer and Sophocles; Herodotus and Thucydides.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00172663Full

MWF9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Dane Smith Hall334

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Harter39

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the tradition of existential philosophy through a careful reading of philosophical texts by authors, such as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Sartre, de Beauvoir, and Heidegger.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00172661Full

TR3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Mitchell Hall120

Lecture
Thomson316

An investigation of some important philosophic debates.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
T: Aldo Leopold & the Land Eth
00372655Full

MWF12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Mitchell Hall115

Web Enhanced - Topics
Gerber324

A survey of main themes in Dilthey, Husserl, Scheler, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Sartre, Hermeneutics, Structuralism, Deconstruction and the Frankfurt School. Prerequisite: one course in Philosophy.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00169470Full

MWF11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Mitchell Hall115

Lecture
Johnston314

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.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00172660Full

TR11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Mitchell Hall220

Lecture
Kalar316

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

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00172662Full

TR9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Castetter Hall (Biology)55

Web Enhanced - Lecture
McRae31

Background of the intellectual issues facing Roman Catholic and Protestant traditions today. Prerequisite: one course in Philosophy or Religious Studies.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00172657Full

W2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Dane Smith Hall229

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Oberst325

From Plato to Hobbes. Prerequisite: 1115 or 2220 or 2225.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00169473Full

TR3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Mitchell Hall115

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Thomas310

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. Pre-requisite: any course in Philosophy.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00165702Full

TR2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Mitchell Hall120

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Thomas312

A survey of Wittgenstein's thought and work typically including close reading of his Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus as well as portions of his later writings (1929 and after). Topics may include Wittgenstein's conception of philosophical methodology, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind. Prerequisite: 6 credit hours Philosophy course work.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00172664Full

R2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Ortega Hall153

Web Enhanced - Lecture
Livingston323

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: Buddhist Social &Pol PHIL
00172665Full

TR12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Bandelier Hall East105

Web Enhanced - Seminar
McRae31

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: Marx' Capital Vol One
00169474Full

M4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Education101

Seminar
Johnston31

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.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
Sem: Spinoza's Ethics
00172666Full

W4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Humanities428

Web Enhanced - Seminar
Harter310

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.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
Sem: French Phenomenology
00173319Full

T2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Sara Raynolds Hall101

Seminar
Kalar37

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.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
Sem: Early Heidegger
00165696Full

TR5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Mitchell Hall221

Seminar
Thomson31

For departmental honors in philosophy. {Offered upon demand}

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00112123FullSeminarHarter324
00212130FullSeminar Staff 325
00312136FullSeminarTaber325
00412141FullSeminarBecker325
00512189FullSeminarMurphy324
00612191FullSeminarJohnston325
00712193FullSeminarThomson325
00812195FullSeminarKalar325
00912197FullSeminar Staff 325
01112611FullSeminarDomski325
01334527FullSeminarLivingston325
01456070Full


Seminar
McRae325

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
00112614FullLectureMurphy1 TO 325
00212626FullLectureDomski1 TO 325
00312628FullLectureTaber1 TO 325
00412629FullLectureHarter1 TO 325
00512648FullLectureBecker1 TO 325
00834528FullLectureLivingston1 TO 325
01012632FullLecture Staff 1 TO 325
01112633FullLectureJohnston1 TO 325
01212635FullLectureThomson1 TO 323
01312637FullLectureKalar1 TO 325
01412638FullLecture Staff 1 TO 325
01712642FullLectureMcRae1 TO 325
01812643FullLectureGerber1 TO 31

For departmental honors. {Offered upon demand}

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00112650Full


Independent Study
Staff 325
00212651Full


Independent Study
Livingston325
00312653Full


Independent Study
Taber325
00412654Full


Independent Study
Harter325
00512655Full


Independent Study
Becker325
00612677Full


Independent Study
Domski325
00756071Full


Independent Study
McRae325
01012678Full


Independent Study
Murphy325
01112679Full


Independent Study
Johnston325
01212680Full


Independent Study
Thomson325
01312682Full


Independent Study
Kalar325
01412683Full


Independent Study
Staff 325

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: Buddhist Social &Pol PHIL
00171836Full

TR12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Bandelier Hall East105

Web Enhanced - Seminar
McRae3 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: Marx' Capital Vol One
00171999Full

M4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Education101

Seminar
Johnston3 Section Full

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

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00115902FullIndependent StudyThomson1 TO 325
00215906FullIndependent StudyDomski1 TO 325
00315908FullIndependent StudyTaber1 TO 325
00415910FullIndependent StudyHarter1 TO 325
00515914FullIndependent StudyBecker1 TO 325
00756073Full


Independent Study
McRae1 TO 325
01015915FullIndependent StudyMurphy1 TO 325
01115917FullIndependent StudyJohnston1 TO 325
01215918FullIndependent StudyThomson1 TO 325
01315939FullIndependent StudyKalar1 TO 325
01415942FullIndependent Study Staff 1 TO 325
01715951FullIndependent StudyLivingston1 TO 325
01915962Full


Independent Study
Oberst1 TO 325

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.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
Sem: Spinoza's Ethics
00172667Full

W4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Humanities428

Web Enhanced - Seminar
Harter33

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: Gilles Deleuze
00173517Full

R4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Mitchell Hall219

Web Enhanced - Seminar
Vallury31

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.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
Sem: French Phenomenology
00172656Full

T2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Sara Raynolds Hall101

Seminar
Kalar32

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.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
Sem: Early Heidegger
00165697Full

TR5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
Mitchell Hall221

Seminar
Thomson3 Section Full

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
00116062FullThesisDomski1 TO 625
00316065FullThesisTaber1 TO 625
00416068FullThesisHarter1 TO 625
00516076FullThesisBecker1 TO 625
00756087Full


Thesis
McRae1 TO 625
00916087FullThesis Staff 1 TO 625
01016090FullThesisMurphy1 TO 625
01116094FullThesisJohnston1 TO 625
01216096FullThesisThomson1 TO 625
01316103FullThesisKalar1 TO 625
01416106FullThesis Staff 1 TO 625
01634078FullThesisLivingston1 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
00116120FullIndependent Study Staff 1 TO 325
00216125FullIndependent StudyDomski1 TO 325
00316128FullIndependent StudyTaber1 TO 325
00416130FullIndependent StudyHarter1 TO 322
00516135FullIndependent StudyBecker1 TO 325
00634079FullIndependent StudyLivingston1 TO 323
00756088Full


Independent Study
McRae1 TO 323
01016143FullIndependent StudyMurphy1 TO 324
01116145FullIndependent StudyJohnston1 TO 324
01216146FullIndependent StudyThomson1 TO 323
01316147FullIndependent StudyKalar1 TO 325
01416151FullIndependent Study Staff 1 TO 325

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
00116190FullDissertation Staff 3 TO 1225
00316195FullDissertationTaber3 TO 1225
00416197FullDissertationHarter3 TO 1225
00516201FullDissertationBecker3 TO 1225
00634080FullDissertationLivingston3 TO 1224
00756089Full


Dissertation
McRae3 TO 1225
01016204FullDissertationMurphy3 TO 1223
01116208FullDissertationJohnston3 TO 1222
01216210FullDissertationThomson3 TO 1225
01316212FullDissertationKalar3 TO 1225
01416215FullDissertation Staff 3 TO 1225

Fall 2022-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
001719032nd Half

Online MAXUNM CANVAS

Online - Lecture
Gerber3 Section Full
Waitlist: 2
00264047Full

Online MAXUNM CANVAS

Online - Lecture
Gatsch32

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
00864056Full

Online MAXUNM CANVAS

Online - Lecture
Seiler3 Section Full

This course focuses on some of the ethical issues that arise in the context of professional life. Beginning with an overview of several major ethical theories, the course will consider how these theories, which traditionally concern personal morality, apply to life in a professional setting. The course will focus on issues that might include lying and truth-telling, whistleblowing, confidentiality, the obligations of businesses toward the public, and the ethical concerns of privacy in journalism. Using a combination of readings, case studies, and discussion, students will explore these issues by critically evaluating ethical principles and also applying them to real-world settings.

Sections
#CRNTermTime/LocationInstructorCreditsSeats Available
00564064Full

Online MAXUNM CANVAS

Online - Lecture
Gatsch32

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
00269464Full

Online MAXUNM CANVAS

Online - Lecture
Haulotte3 Section Full
003742901st Half

Online MAXUNM CANVAS

Online - Lecture
Domski32

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
00264062Full

Online MAXUNM CANVAS

Online - Lecture
Thomas38