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PHIL 101 – Critical Thinking
8-week session: M,W 5:30 pm – 8 pm
3 hours. Succeed in college and beyond by learning critical thinking! Critical thinking will enable you to better understand, evaluate, and defend the beliefs that make up your worldview, as well as the competing beliefs offered by others. In this course we will learn how to analyze, evaluate, and criticize arguments. We will then apply these skills to various forms of reasoning offered in academic and non-academic contexts. These are the skills you need to do well in college and ace tests like the MCAT and the GRE. This course satisfies the Gen Ed: Individual and Society requirement.
PHIL 102 – Introductory Logic
8-week session: M,W 8 am – 9:40 am
3 hours. Logic is the science of correct reasoning. If you enjoy puzzles or want to improve your ability to read, think and write critically, give logic a try! You will learn formal rules of interference which allow you to evaluate and created arguments in English. To apply these rules, you will earn to translate sentences from English into logic and construct proofs like those done in geometry. This course satisfies the Gen Ed: Natural World – No Lab requirement.
PHIL 116 – Medical Ethics
8-week session: M,W,F 8:00 – 9:40 am
3 hours. Who should be the first in line for receiving transplants? Can patients who refuse medical intervention be forced to undergo treatment? In what circumstances can medical research be performed on human subjects? In this course we will examine these and other questions surrounding the ethics of medical practice and research. An ideal course for pre-health, pre-med , and pre-law students. Conveniently scheduled to fit with many 8-week science courses. Prepare yourself for medical school or law school, and ultimately for your work as a healthcare professional.
PSCH 100 – Introduction to Psychology
8-week session: Online
4 hours. Survey of basic concepts of contemporary psychology. Introduction to the nervous system, perception, motivation, learning and memory, social behavior, personality, developmental and clinical psychology. Students under 18 years of age need parental consent to participate in research experiments that are part of the course. Instructions for obtaining parental consent will be provided during class early in the semester. This course satisfies the Gen Ed: Individual and Society requirement.