This introductory study in philosophy will provide students with a basic understanding of the nature and aims of philosophy, an acquaintance with some representative philosophical problems and current philosophical issues, an introduction to the methodology of philosophical inquiry, and a mastery of some of the terminology employed in philosophical discussion.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:1.Discuss what philosophy is, its aims, methods, and importance in the context of people’s continuing quest for knowledge and understanding.2.Describe some representative philosophical problems or issues and the major alternative ways in which efforts have been made to resolve them.3.Identify technical and semi-technical terms used by philosophers in discussing philosophical issues and develop proficiency in the use of these terms.4.Appreciate the value of precision in thought and in the use of language and develop the habit of thinking, speaking, and writing with maximum clarity and precision.5.Develop a coherent Christian worldview which will include procedures for the integration of new truth claims with previous beliefs and commitments for the establishment of criteria for critical evaluation of belief systems.6.Identify differences between Christianity and non-Christian philosophies and religions and state reasons for these differences.7.Evaluate given philosophical statements, claims, and points of view from a logical Christian perspective.8.Recognize the contributions to philosophical thought of given philosophers from the early Greek period to the present time.9.Describe the main characteristics and beliefs of the world’s greatest religions and compare them to Christianity.10.Evaluate given beliefs about the existence, nature, and works of God.
Mode of Study
•Lecture•Video (in progress)•Student interaction •Professor of Record Interaction•Hands on
•100 objective multiple choice questions•Online or pencil and paper•Project•Collateral Reading Assignment (for 3 (USA) credit courses•Student Learning Requirement •Passmark 70%•