Philosophy
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Courses and Syllabi

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Philosophy Summer 2017

Undergraduate

100-Level Courses in PHIL

PHIL 156: What Is Art? (3 Credits)

Introduction to philosophical reflection on the arts by looking at the critical issues in the history of aesthetics. Applies considerations to specific works and exploring these works in terms of their historical contexts and influences. Concentrates on one form of art or one period and always emphasizes questions of critical evaluation and art historical analysis. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Arts
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section A01: What is Art? — Kurt Brandhorst — 10:30 AM to 12:35 PM MTWR — Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1004

200-Level Courses in PHIL

PHIL 253: Philosophy and Literature (3 Credits)

Examines differences and relations between literary and philosophical texts. Examines texts from a given period in the history of literature and philosophy. Topics include the presence of common issues in literary and philosophical writings, the influence of philosophical ideas on the production of literary texts and literary theory, and the development in literary texts of issues that are possible objects of philosophical inquiry. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Literature
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section A01 — Wayne J Froman — 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM MWF — Robinson B208

300-Level Courses in PHIL

PHIL 309: Bioethics (3 Credits)

Examines some major moral issues involved in practice and research in medicine and health care. Topics to be chosen from medical experimentation, definition of death, physician-assisted dying, genetics and human reproduction, distribution of scarce resources, fertility, and organ transplants. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section C01 — Andrew H Peterson — 08:30 AM to 11:30 AM MWF — Enterprise Hall 277