All Midland College Philosophy Courses


Introduction to Philosophy, Phil 1301
. The course samples the writings of thinkers who over the past 2500 years have challenged the human intellect with questions about the meaning of existence, the nature of reality, and the validity of knowledge. The course encourages students to re-examine and clarify their own beliefs and values. Prerequisites: Students must have satisfied the TSI readiness requirement in reading. This course is an option in the Humanities area of the Core Curriculum.

This course is offered every regular semester and sometimes in the Summer, usually both on campus and online. It is our basic Philosophy course. Click here for a recent regular-semester Syllabus, and here for a link to the textbook.

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Introduction to World Religions, Phil 1304. This is a survey of the major belief systems in society today—Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, how they are different from ancient belief systems and how they are influencing new religious movements. Prerequisites: Students must have satisfied the TSI readiness requirement in reading.

This course is offered occasionally, largely dependent on student interest.

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History of Christianity, Phil 1316. This course is an historical survey of the development of Christianity and its role in world history, from its origins to the present time covering theological and institutional issues. Course may be taken for either credit or non-credit. Prerequisites: Students must have satisfied the TSI readiness requirement in reading.

This course is usually offered on campus annually. Click here for a recent Syllabus, and here for a link to the textbook.

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Introduction to Logic, Phil 2303. The course introduces students to the nature and methods of correct reasoning; deductive and inductive proof; fallacies; argumentation. Prerequisites: Students must have satisfied the TSI readiness requirement in reading. This course is an option in the Humanities area of the Core Curriculum.

This course is offered on campus occasionally, largely dependent on student interest.

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Ethics, Phil 2306. This Introduction to Ethics class covers the major classic philosophies of life with consideration of some of the value or “goodness” involved in the moral, religious, aesthetic, and scientific points of view. Prerequisites: Students must have satisfied the TSI readiness requirement in reading. This course is an option in the Humanities area of the Core Curriculum. Click here for a recent Syllabus, and here for a link to the textbook.

This course is usually offered at least annually, usually both on campus and online.

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Philosophy of Religion, Phil 2301. The course is a study of the nature and philosophical implications of religious beliefs, experiences, and practices, and the relation of these to other major human concerns. The course also includes an extensive introduction to the notions of proof, evidence, and rationality. Prerequisites: Students must have satisfied the TSI readiness requirement in reading.

This course is offered occasionally, both on campus and online. Click here for a recent on-Campus Syllabus, and here for a link to the textbook.


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