- Core Curriculum Requirement: Language, Culture & Philosophy
- Degree & certificate plan requirements
- Courses are offered at: all campuses
Philosophy is a way of thinking that involves analysis, critique and creative argumentation.
Historically, philosophers have used these thinking tools to ponder issues like:
- The nature of reality
- The structure and basis for morality
- The nature and limits of human thought
- God or fundamental reality, meaning, value and beauty
- The formation of human society and government
- Human existence
Our philosophy courses explore not only these historical inquiries and their impact on human civilizations but also the skills that enable you to think with clarity and discipline.
Reasons to Study Philosophy
Studying philosophy teaches you how to:
- Analyze important issues in your life
- Use logic and reason to think about our experience of the world
- Recognize bad reasoning
- Read closely
And it's interesting!
Adrian Cook, Ph.D., Department Chair
Paul Frazier, Ph.D., Faculty Advisor to Plato's Cave (NW Philosophy Club)
Hap Lyda, Ph.D.
Jeremy Byrd, Ph.D.
Trinity River Campus
Mark Anderson, Ph.D.
Updated November 22, 2017