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PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits)
Basic problems in different areas of philosophy such as ethics, political theory, metaphysics, and epistemology. [Humanities Course]

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PHIL 102 Critical Thinking and Reasoning (3 credits)
Covers nonsymbolic introduction to logical thinking in everyday life, law, politics, science, advertising; common fallacies; and the uses of language, including techniques of persuasion. /[Humanities Course, meets general education requirement]

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PHIL 129 Introduction to the New Testament (3 credits)
Surveys New Testament books and related literature from a nondenominational perspective. Textual and literary criticism will be practiced, and the historical background of the authors and their writings will be considered. /[Humanities Course, meets general education requirement]

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 101 or have satisfactory score in Accuplacer, ACT or SAT placement tests for ENG 102.

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PHIL 145 Religion in American Life (3 credits)
History and organization of major religious groups in America, with special attention given to the relationships between religious convictions and social issues such as minority rights, welfare, sexual mores, and political affiliation. [Humanities Course]

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PHIL 200 The Judeo-Christian Tradition (3 credits)
The philosophy of Biblical religion in the Old and New Testaments. Includes Israelitic cosmology, monotheism, the prophets, the parables of Jesus, and the letters of Paul. [Humanities Course]

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PHIL 207 Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy (3 credits)
Readings and discussion of theories concerning the nature of society and political structure from classical and contemporary philosophers. (Formerly PHIL 207, Social and Political Philosophy) [Humanities Course]

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PHIL 210 World Religions (3 credits)
The moral and religious views of world religions including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. [Humanities Course]

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PHIL 361 Introduction to the Pauline Letters (3 credits)
Students will study the writings of Paul, using the practices of literary criticism, historical criticism, textual criticism, and other modern method of literary study. Course material includes Saul of Tarsus as an historical figure, Paul in the book of Acts, an exegesis of each of Paul's letters, the collation and distribution of the Pauline corpus, the Acts of Paul, and the place of Paul in Christian tradition.

Prerequisite: Must have completed ENG 101.

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