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Philosophy

Courses in the Philosophy department enable students to fulfill the requirements for electives in liberal arts and sciences.

FACULTY

M. Sokol, Dean and Chair; G. Cohen.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Note: A related one-credit "topics" course may be offered with certain three-credit Philosophy courses.

GPH 101 Introduction to Philosophy (upon request)
This course covers techniques of critical analysis, familiarization with classical and contemporary writings in such areas as ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, political and social philosophy, philosophy of science, and aesthetics.
4 credits

GPH 108 Ethics and Life Sciences (also offered as GSS 108) (Fall)
Genetic manipulation, abortion, euthanasia, behavior modification, the practice of behavior control upon groups, and other ethical issues are considered from the scientific and moral points of view.
4 credits

GPH 230 Business Ethics (Fall)
Students will examine the ethical issues that arise in the context of business. The relevance of ethical theory to such issues as consumer rights and truth in advertising will be studied. Obligations to shareholders and negotiating strategies are discussed.
3 credits

GPH 240 Values & Ethics in Human Services (Fall, Spring)
This course surveys and analyzes the explicit and implicit values and ethical issues in the field of human services. Major theoretical perspectives are presented drawing on thinkers form the disciplines of science, philosophy, psychology, sociology and cultural analysis. A comparative analysis of ethical issues and practices in different cultures and societies are reviewed. The political and economic sources of values are considered along with how values and ethics affect the development of social rules and behavior. An examination of critical value issues at the national, city and organizational level are discussed.
3 credits

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