Below is a list of upcoming undergraduate courses with full descriptions (when available) and other specific information. For a full listing of undergraduate-level courses offered by the Department, please see the OSU Course Catalog. For a complete listing of courses offered in recent, current, and upcoming quarters, see the OSU Master Schedule.
To view a list of all courses that will be taught throughout the academic school year please see the course planner. Please note with the new semester system the course planner is subject to modification.
Upcoming Undergraduate Courses
Summer Semester 2014
1100 Introduction to Philosophy
Instructor: Keren Wilson
ML 131 TWR 10:05-11:55
Examination of major problems, such as the nature of reality, knowledge, truth, morality, and the relation of philosophy to science and religion.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 101 or 101H. GE cultures and ideas course.
1300 Introduction to Ethics
Instructor: Jeremy Weiss
MP 1021 MWF 12:10-2:00
The nature of right and wrong, good and evil; the grounds of moral choice and decision; the resolution of moral conflicts.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 130 or 130H. GE cultures and ideas course.
1332 Engineering Ethics
Instructor: Kate McFarland
MP 1035 MWF 2:15-4:05
An examination of contemporary issues in engineering ethics in the context of major ethical theories.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 1300 or 131. GE cultures and ideas course.
1500 Introduction to Logic
Instructor: Christa Johnson
ML 131 MWF 12:10-2:00
Deduction and induction; principles of clear statement and valid reasoning; fallacies; and the methods by which theories and laws are established.
Prereq: Math 1075 or equiv, or an ACT Math subscore of 22 or higher, or Math Placement Level R or better. Not open to students with credit for 1501 (151) or 150. GE quant reason math and logical anly course.
1520 Probability, Data, and Decision Making
Instructor: Andrew Kissel
JR 239 MWF 2:15-4:05
This course is an introduction to basics of probability, statistics, and inductive reasoning. The aim is to teach students how to understand and interpret statistical information in order to successfully utilize it in everyday reasoning.
2120 Asian Philosophies
Instructor: Matt McCall
MP 1046 TWR 12:10-2:00
This course is an introduction to central figures and topics in the philosophical traditions of India and East Asia. Emphasis is placed on Indian, Buddhist, Confucian, and Daoist philosophies and their respective histories. In examining these traditions we address questions such as: What is reality? What is the self? How is social harmony achieved? What is enlightenment? How is enlightenment attained? We will also briefly explore how Buddhist, Confucian, and Daoist principles can be applied to the personal and social lives of those living within a contemporary Western context.
2367 Social and Moral Problems in the U.S.
Instructor: Teresa Kouri
An intensive writing course concentrating on the analysis and evaluation of philosophical argumentation concerning contemporary social and moral problems about race, gender, class, and ethnicity. Does not count on a philosophy major or minor program.
Prereq: English 1110 or 1110.02 or equiv; and soph standing or above. Not open to students with credit for 367. GE writing and comm course: level 2 and diversity soc div in the US course.
2450 Philosophical Problems in the Arts
Instructor: Allison Massof
Introduction to major philosophical issues in the arts; examination of artistic intention, representation v. abstraction, the grounds and objectives of art criticism, the import of cultural differences and their application to specific works of art.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 240 or 240H. GE VPA course.
2500 Symbolic Logic
Instructor: Brian McLean
HH 50 TWR 2:15-4:05
A formal presentation of the elements of modern deductive logic; decision and proof procedures in sentential logic and functional logic.
Prereq: Math 1075 or equiv, or an ACT Math subscore of 22 or higher that is less than 2 years old. Not open to students with credit for 250. GE quant reason math and logical anly course.