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PHI104 - Philosophy of Religion
Catalog Description: Engages in dialectic among students and demonstrates the art of countering an argument with an argument. Enquires into the meaning, nature, and problems concerning the existence of God and the religious experience. Explores both evidential and non-evidential justifications for the existence of God, as well as atheistic justification for the non-existence of God.
Lecture: 3 hrs.
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Define foundational vocabulary in the discourse of religions.
2. Distinguish among approaches to questions concerning God and gods.
3. Identify major philosophers of religion.
4. Describe various arguments about or in religion (e.g. existence of God, nature of God, problem of evil, nature of the soul).
5. Analyze moral positions or arguments in the subject matter of religions.
6. Compare and contrast socio-cultural viewpoints (e.g. Western, Middle-Eastern, Eastern).
7. Evaluate the presence of some precepts of religion in personal or professional contexts.
8. Discuss how selected ideas of religion apply to a professional field of interest (e.g. social justice, theatre, nursing, fine arts, criminal justice, human services, etc.).
Effective Term: Fall 2019