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  • NUR 830 - Advanced Practice Role - Theory


    NUR 747  or NUR 805 , or prior or concurrent election of NUR 790  or NUR 866 . (2)

    Integrate and synthesize the knowledge of the advanced nurse practitioner role. Theoretical insight, and forum to discuss professional advanced practice, legal/ethical, political, business, and managed care issues. Credentialing requirements for certification and State requirements for practice will be emphasized. Preparation for job search, interview, and contract negotiation as a graduate nurse practitioner. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 831 - Advanced Practice Role - Practicum


    Consent of Program Director. (3)

    This capstone practicum synthesizes the nurse practitioner’s learning experience with continued clinical exposure that enhances competence, professional identity, and role development as an independent/interdependent provider of primary care. Focused on evidence based practice to enhance clinical safety, quality, and efficiency in clinical care. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 832 - Advanced Practice Roles for APRNs


    Admission to the MSN-DNP program or consent of Program Director. (2)

    Forum for discussion of theoretical insights and leadership issues related to the multiple roles of the nurse practitioner at the doctoral (DNP) level. This course is designed to integrate and synthesize the knowledge of the advanced doctor of nursing practice role. This course builds on the nurse practitioner’s organizational leadership skills, quality improvement expertise, information technology, health policy, clinical scholarship services, and methods for promoting the role of the doctor of nursing practice. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 840 - Organizational and Administrative Theory


    NUR 607  or NUR 832 . (3)

    Designed to integrate and synthesize organizational and administrative theory for doctorally prepared nurses to assume leadership roles in transforming healthcare, educational environments and professional organizations. Content will focus on the knowledge base needed for 21st century intrapersonal; leadership; cognitive; marketing, organizational culture and change; strategic planning and risk management; quality improvement; finance management and evaluation competencies. Mastery of learning and achievement of competencies is demonstrated by students rotating leadership of their team-based project plans which synthesize the content areas of strength self-awareness, advanced leadership, organizational theory, team leadership, organizational culture and change, strategic planning, measurement of healthcare outcomes, and evaluation of quality and costs.   Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 845 - Advanced Practice Role for the Nurse Executive Leader


    NUR 840 , admission to the MSN to DNP program with a concentration in Executive Leadership. (2)

    Integration and synthesis of knowledge and theoretical insight for the nurse executive preparing for the Executive Nursing Practice certification exam. Forum for discussion of professional advanced practice, legal/ethical, political, business, and managed care issues; emphasis on credentialing requirements for certification. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 850 - Pearls and Procedures for the Office Practice


    Admission to the DNP or MSN program. (2)

    Theory and skills for office practice and urgent care environments. Pearls of wisdom in areas such as (but not limited to) billing and coding, telemedicine, EKG interpretation, dermatology, radiology interpretation, musculoskeletal exams, supervised suturing and casting/splinting labs. May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 860 - Special Topics in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care I-Theory


    Admission to Adult-Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner concentration, concurrent election of NUR 861 . (3)

    This course is the first in a sequence of courses that provide the student with in-depth knowledge of advanced practice nursing management of acutely and critically ill young, middle, and older adults from diverse populations. Emphasis is on the utilization of relevant theories, critical thinking, and evidence-based knowledge to formulate differential diagnoses, treatment plans, and optimal outcome parameters for physiologically unstable adults who have complex acute and critical health problems, are technically dependent, and are at high risk for developing complications. The focus of this course is to explore common issues in acute and critical care as well as complex neurologic, cardiovascular, and pulmonary problems in acutely and critically ill young, middle, and older adults. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 861 - Special Topics in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care I-Practicum


    Admission to Adult-Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner concentration, concurrent election of NUR 860 , consent of program director. (2)

    This practicum provides the student with foundational experiences in a clinical setting as well as in the simulation lab in order to observe the concepts and skills discussed in the concurrent theory course. This course provides clinical opportunities in the acute care setting to provide safe, cost-effective, legal, and ethical care for young, middle, and older adults with acute and critical episodes of common acute and chronic health problems. The focus is on the refinement of critical thinking and clinical skills required to provide comprehensive physical and functional assessments, apply diagnostic reasoning, and plan evidence-based interventions for acutely and critically ill young, middle, and older adults from diverse populations. Experiences in the clinical setting should emphasize common issues in acute and critical care as well as complex neurologic, cardiovascular, and pulmonary problems in acutely and critically ill young, middle, and older adults. Students are required to come to campus for an on-site simulation experience. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 862 - Special Topics in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care II-Theory


    NUR 860 , NUR 861  and concurrent election of NUR 863 . (2)

    Provides in-depth knowledge of advanced practice nursing management of acutely and critically ill young, middle, and older adults from diverse populations. Emphasis is on the utilization of relevant theories, critical thinking, and evidence-based knowledge to formulate differential diagnoses, treatment plans, and optimal outcome parameters for physiologically unstable adults who have complex acute and critical health problems, are technically dependent, and are at high risk for developing complications. The focus of this course is to explore gastrointestinal/bariatric, renal, musculoskeletal, and infectious disease problems in acutely and critically ill young, middle, and older adults. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 863 - Special Topics in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care II-Practicum


    Admission to Adult-Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner concentration, concurrent election of NUR 862  and consent of Program Director. (3)

    This practicum provides the student with foundational experiences in a clinical setting as well as in the simulation lab in order to observe the concepts and skills discussed in the concurrent theory course. This course provides clinical opportunities in the acute care setting to provide safe, cost-effective, legal, and ethical care for young, middle, and older adults with acute and critical episodes of common acute and chronic health problems. The focus is on the refinement of critical thinking and clinical skills required to provide comprehensive physical and functional assessments, apply diagnostic reasoning, and plan evidence-based interventions for acutely and critically ill young, middle, and older adults from diverse populations. Experiences in the clinical setting should emphasize gastrointestinal/bariatric, renal, and infectious disease problems in acutely and critically ill young, middle, and older adults. Students are required to come to campus for an on-site simulation experience. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 864 - Special Topics in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care III-Theory


    NUR 860 , NUR 861 ; concurrent election of NUR 865 . (2)

    Provides in-depth knowledge of advanced practice nursing management of acutely and critically ill young, middle, and older adults from diverse populations. Emphasis is on the utilization of relevant theories, critical thinking, and evidence-based knowledge to formulate differential diagnoses, treatment plans, and optimal outcome parameters for physiologically unstable adults who have complex acute and critical health problems, are technically dependent, and are at high risk for developing complications. The focus of this course is to explore hematology/oncology, endocrine, surgery/trauma, and transplant problems in acutely and critically ill young, middle, and older adults. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 865 - Special Topics in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care III-Practicum


    Admission to Adult-Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner concentration, concurrent election of NUR 864 , consent of Program Director. (3)

    This practicum provides the student with foundational experiences in a clinical setting as well as in the simulation lab in order to observe the concepts and skills discussed in the concurrent theory course. This course provides clinical opportunities in the acute care setting to provide safe, cost-effective, legal, and ethical care for young, middle, and older adults with acute and critical episodes of common acute and chronic health problems. The focus is on the refinement of critical thinking and clinical skills required to provide comprehensive physical and functional assessments, apply diagnostic reasoning, and plan evidence-based interventions for acutely and critically ill young, middle, and older adults from diverse populations. Experiences in the clinical setting should emphasize hematology/oncology, endocrine, surgery/trauma, and transplant problems in acutely and critically ill young, middle, and older adults. Students are required to come to campus for an on-site simulation experience. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 866 - Special Topics in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care IV-Theory


    (Formerly NUR 833). NUR 860 , NUR 861 , NUR 862 , NUR 863 , NUR 864 , NUR 865 , and concurrent election of NUR 867 . (2)

    Provides in-depth knowledge of advanced practice nursing management of acutely and critically ill young, middle, and older adults from diverse populations. Emphasis is on the utilization of relevant theories, critical thinking, and evidence-based knowledge to formulate differential diagnoses, treatment plans, and optimal outcome parameters for physiologically unstable adults who have complex acute and critical health problems, are technically dependent, and are at high risk for developing complications. The focus of this course is toxicology, nutrition, MSOD/SIRS, and end-of-life issues in acutely and critically ill young, middle, and older adults. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 867 - Special Topics in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care IV-Practicum


    Admission to Adult-Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner concentration, concurrent election of NUR 866  and consent of Program Director. (3)

    This practicum provides the student with foundational experiences in a clinical setting as well as in the simulation lab in order to observe the concepts and skills discussed in the concurrent theory course. This course provides clinical opportunities in the acute care setting to provide safe, cost-effective, legal, and ethical care for young, middle, and older adults with acute and critical episodes of common acute and chronic health problems. The focus is on the refinement of critical thinking and clinical skills required to provide comprehensive physical and functional assessments, apply diagnostic reasoning, and plan evidence-based interventions for acutely and critically ill young, middle, and older adults from diverse populations. Experiences in the clinical setting should emphasize toxicology, nutrition, MSOD/SIRS, and end-of-life issues in acutely and critically ill young, middle, and older adults. Students are required to come to campus for an on-site simulation experience. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 870 - Nursing Education - Theory/Application


    Admission to the DNP, MSN, or Graduate Nursing Certificate program. (3)

    Examination of nursing education in relation to the faculty role encompassing curriculum development, educational theory, measurement and evaluation, and a variety of teaching and learning strategies. Current educational issues, principles of staff development, the higher education system, and future education trends; opportunity for implementation of an educational project. May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 900 - Independent Study


    Consent of instructor. (1-4)

    Under guidance and with approval of a faculty member, the student develops behavioral objectives appropriate to a topic of study and a plan of action to achieve objectives.  May include clinical experience and/or directed reading, study or research. May not be used as a substitute for required courses. May be reelected for credit. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
  
  • NUR 901 - DNP Research l


    NUR 701  or NUR 703 . (2)

    Focus on application of diverse types and levels of research and theory-based evidence supporting the development of a scholarly translational research project with a defined population in a healthcare setting. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 902 - DNP Research ll


    NUR 901 . (2)

    Ongoing focus on the development, implementation and analysis of outcomes for the DNP scholarly research project. Graded ABCDE
  
  • NUR 903 - DNP Research lll


    NUR 902 , consent of chair. (2)

    Completion of Capstone Project, final Capstone Journal of Clinical Research Hours, Journal Manuscript, documentation of Journal Manuscript submission and Documentation of Research Capstone Presentation. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
  
  • NUR 904 - Independent Capstone Research


    NUR 901 , consent of department chair. (1-2)

    Individually related to the continuation of the capstone project. May be reelected until completion of capstone research. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
  
  • NUR 910 - DNP Research Seminar lll


    NUR 902 , consent of chair. (1)

    Ongoing implementation, analysis of outcomes, and application of findings with sustainability and transferability of the scholarly research project for dissemination to a professional audience. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
  
  • NUR 911 - DNP Research Seminar IV


    NUR 910 , consent of instructor. (1)

    Continued implementation, analysis of outcomes, and application of findings with sustainability and transferability of the scholarly research project for dissemination to a professional audience.  Completion of translational project and dissemination of findings. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory/Y
  
  • NUR 912 - DNP Research Seminar V


    NUR 911  or NUR 913 , consent of chair. (1-4)

    Completion of implementation, analysis of outcomes, and application of findings with sustainability and transferability of the scholarly research project for dissemination to a professional audience.  Required only if NUR 911 or NUR 913 has not been completed; must be reelected until successful completion of NUR 911 or NUR 913. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
  
  • NUR 913 - MSN to DNP Research Seminar IV


    NUR 910 , admission to the MSN to DNP track, consent of chair. (1)

    Continued implementation, analysis of outcomes, and application of findings with sustainability and transferability of the Scholarly Research Project for dissemination to a professional audience. May be reelected for credit. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory/Y
  
  • NUR 920 - Special Topics for Travel/Study/Service Learning for the DNP


    Consent of Program Director. (1-4)

    Demonstrates an understanding of the influences of culture and diversity on various healing modalities, and diverse beliefs regarding health, illness, and nursing practice. Appraises the environmental, educational, economic, political, legal, kinship, spiritual, ethical, social and associated factors affecting the health and well-being of culturally diverse populations. May be reelected for credit. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
  
  • OTP 611 - Kinesiology and Applied Anatomy


    Admission to the Occupational Therapy doctoral program. (4)

    Application of gross anatomy and biomechanics to achieve a clinically based understanding of human movement.  Emphasis on familiarization with the living human body.  Basic principles of normal human movement, and analysis of underlying determinants of the character of that movement. Graded ABCDE
  
  • OTP 612 - Clinical Neuroscience


    BIO 634 , OTP 611 . (3)

    Examination of motor control and motor learning principles, theory and application to clinical practice. Builds on previous neuroanatomy and adds specific neurophysiology to examine how the nervous system controls movement. Graded ABCDE
  
  • OTP 620 - Introduction to Occupational Therapy


    Admission to the Occupational Therapy doctoral program. (2)

    Overview of the foundations of occupational therapy, including introduction to AOTA Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, 3rd Edition, and the International Classification of Functioning and Disability and Health. Introduces knowledge and skills needed to be an effective occupational therapy practitioner, including the fundamentals of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPE, 2011) across the four domains: communication, roles and responsibilities, teams and teamwork, values and ethics. Graded ABCDE
  
  • OTP 630 - Occupational Therapy Theory


    Admission to the Occupational Therapy doctoral program. (3)

    Examination of theories, models, frameworks and classifications that support contemporary occupational therapy practice. Students synthesize and compare the various theories of human occupation through discussion and clinical application. Graded ABCDE
  
  • OTP 635 - Therapeutic Relations and Group Dynamics


    OTP 620 , OTP 630 . (1)

    Principles of the therapeutic relationship in terms of somatopsychology; reaction to physical challenges and cultural issues by therapists, patients, family and society. Students learn and demonstrate therapeutic use of self, including one’s personality, insights, perceptions and judgments as part of the therapeutic process in both individual and group interactions. Graded ABCDE
  
  • OTP 640 - Development Across the Life Course I


    OTP 620 , OTP 630 . (3)

    Examination of the developmental life course approach in relation to current occupational therapy models of practice from birth through adolescence. Review of the various ways the developmental process is supported by the interaction of participation and occupational engagement. Graded ABCDE
  
  • OTP 650 - Conditions and Occupations I


    OTP 620 OTP 630 . (4)

    A comprehensive overview of conditions that affect child and adolescent development and occupations. Including the family perspectives and the impact of culture, race, and ethnicity on the occupations of activities of daily living, play, education and leisure. Graded ABCDE
  
  • OTP 655 - Clinical Application I - Children and Adolescents


    OTP 620 , OTP 630 . (2)

    Mental health and physical disabilities application experiences with children and adolescents in a variety of formats, including but not limited to standardized patients, patient simulation, and faculty guided clinical visits with case studies. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • OTP 660 - Professional Ethics


    OTP 635 . (1)

    A comprehensive overview of the principles of ethical practice, including the American Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics document. Students are presented with multiple ethical dilemmas that may commonly face health and rehabilitation professionals. Graded ABCDE
  
  • OTP 665 - Evidence Based Practice


    OTP 620 , OTP 630 . (3)

    Overview of evidence-based practice including evaluation, critical appraisal, and systematic review of evidence. Critical discussion of the concepts of evidence-based practice and strategies to search and build evidence in rehabilitation. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • OTP 670 - Assessments and Interventions I


    OTP 620 , OTP 630 . (3)

    Overview of occupational therapy evaluation, assessment and outcomes in early childhood, childhood and adolescence, using an evidence-based perspective and key concepts from the 3rd edition of the Occupational Therapy Practice Frame work: Domain and Process. Graded ABCDE
  
  • OTP 680 - Scientific Inquiry I: Research Methods


    OTP 670 . (3)

    Introduction to research methodologies and designs. Overview of the research process of selecting an appropriate methodology, theoretical framework, and collecting, analyzing and interpreting data. Graded ABCDE
  
  • OTP 685 - Independent Study in Occupational Therapy for Non-OTD Students


    Consent of instructor. (3)

    Independent study with Occupational Therapy faculty for students not enrolled in the OT doctoral program. Graded ABCDE
  
  • OTP 690 - Capstone Project Design I


    OTP 640 , OTP 650 , OTP 670 . (2)

    Introduction to the initial identification and planning of the doctoral capstone project which students implement during their doctoral residency. Each student selects a project from one of the following areas: clinical specialization, advocacy, leadership and administration, educational unit, program and policy development, theory development, or a research study with a faculty member. Graded ABCDE
  
  • OTP 695 - Independent Study in Occupational Therapy for OTD Students


    OTP 790 . (3)

    Independent study with Occupational Therapy faculty for students currently enrolled in the OT doctoral program. Graded ABCDE
  
  • OTP 735 - Therapeutic Relations and Cultural Competency


    OTP 635 . (1)

    Application, analysis and evaluation of sociocultural, socioeconomic, diversity factors and lifestyle choices in contemporary society to meet the needs of groups and populations. Graded ABCDE
  
  • OTP 740 - Development Across the Life Course II


    OTP 640 . (3)

    OTP 640. Graded ABCDE
  
  • OTP 745 - Occupational Science


    OTP 620 , OTP 630 . (2)

    Overview of how occupational science provides descriptive knowledge to strengthen the practice of occupational therapy. Graded ABCDE
  
  • OTP 750 - Conditions and Occupations II


    OTP 650 . (4)

    A comprehensive overview of how conditions, body functions and structures impact participation in occupations of young adults and adults, further exploring the relationship of occupations and health across the life course. Graded ABCDE
  
  • OTP 755 - Clinical Application II - Adults


    OTP 655 . (2)

    Mental health and physical disabilities application experiences with adults in a variety of formats, including but not limited to standardized patients, patient simulation, and faculty-guided clinical visits with case studies. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory/Y
  
  • OTP 757 - Clinical Application III - Older Adults


    OTP 755 . (2)

    Mental health and physical disabilities application experiences with older adults in a variety of formats, including but not limited to standardized patients, patient simulation, and faculty-guided clinical visits with case studies. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory/Y
  
  • OTP 759 - Conditions and Occupations III


    OTP 750 . (4)

    Overview of how the conditions of aging affect body functions and cognitive structures and impact participation in occupations, further exploring the relationship of occupations and health across the life course. Graded ABCDE
  
  • OTP 770 - Assessments and Interventions II


    OTP 670 . (4)

    Overview of occupational therapy evaluation, assessment and outcomes, using an evidence-based perspective and key concepts from the 3rd edition of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process. Continued emphasis on performance skills and additional assessments to evaluate occupational performance in adulthood. Graded ABCDE
  
  • OTP 775 - Assessments and Interventions III


    OTP 770 . (4)

    Overview of occupational therapy evaluation, assessment and outcomes, using an evidence-based perspective and key concepts from the 3rd edition of the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process. Continued emphasis on performance skills and additional assessments to evaluate occupational performance in older adulthood. Graded ABCDE
  
  • OTP 780 - Scientific Inquiry II: Research Design


    OTP 680 . (2)

    Application of the research process, including assisting with selecting an appropriate methodology, applying a theoretical framework, and collecting, analyzing and interpreting research data. Graded ABCDE
  
  • OTP 785 - Innovations and Technology


    OTP 770 . (3)

    Overview of design strategies and technologies to support occupational performance, including accessible design and assistive technologies, smart technologies, and web-based technologies; consideration of modifications for home and work environments. Graded ABCDE
  
  • OTP 787 - Leadership and Management


    OTP 735 . (3)

    Overview of entry-level management skills, including management styles, supervision, strategic planning, program development, budgeting and reimbursement. Graded ABCDE
  
  • OTP 790 - Capstone Project Design II


    OTP 690 . (2)

    Continued development and planning of the doctoral capstone project to be implemented during the doctoral residency. Students complete their project proposals and identify their project committee and advisors. Graded ABCDE
  
  • OTP 795 - Capstone Project Design III


    OTP 790 . (2)

    Final development and planning of the doctoral capstone project to be implemented during the doctoral residency. Students with their faculty advisors develop individual objectives for their capstone projects. Graded ABCDE
  
  • OTP 797 - Practice Integration


    OTP 757 . (3)

    Competency-based course in which students demonstrate knowledge and practical problem solving and real-life clinical reasoning skills essential for Level II fieldwork. Graded ABCDE
  
  • OTP 799 - Occupational Therapy in the Promotion of Health and Wellness


    OTP 790 . (3)

    This course will introduce you to different perspectives on health promotion at the individual and community levels. Learning about other disciplines in the health care system will enable you to communicate and collaborate with other professionals as a team member in order to enhance the health and quality of life of individuals and, ultimately, communities. You will learn about the public health approach with a focus on the health care system, social determinants of health, and some other contributing factors, which will widen and deepen your vision as an Occupational Therapist (OT). You will understand your position and role in the health care system confronting challenges, especially when the demography of the United States is rapidly changing. Hence, you will be able to design and develop a more effective plan for your clients as a practitioner. Graded ABCDE
  
  • OTP 850 - Introduction to Level II Fieldwork


    OTP 757 . (2)

    Overview of the requirements for Level II fieldwork. Focus on performance items in the Fieldwork Performance Evaluation for the Occupational Therapy Student and strategies for success. Graded ABCDE
  
  • OTP 855 - Level II Fieldwork I


    OTP 757 . (6)

    Twelve weeks of fieldwork designed to develop competent entry-level, generalist occupational therapists. In-depth experience in delivering occupational therapy services to clients across the lifespan in a variety of settings. Focus on the application of purposeful and meaningful occupations and administration and management of occupational therapy services. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory/Y
  
  • OTP 865 - Level II Fieldwork II


    OTP 855 . (6)

    Twelve additional weeks of fieldwork designed to develop competent entry-level, generalist occupational therapists. In-depth experience in delivering occupational therapy services to clients across the lifespan in a variety of settings. Focus on the application of purposeful and meaningful occupations and administration and management of occupational therapy services. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory/Y
  
  • OTP 870 - Doctoral Certification and Introduction to Residency


    Concurrent election of OTP 865 . (2)

    With their capstone advisors, students finalize all capstone project objectives, timelines and supervision details. Graded ABCDE
  
  • OTP 875 - Doctoral Residency


    All coursework including Level II fieldwork, passing score on the OTKE Occupational Therapy Knowledge Examination. (8)

    Fourteen-week doctoral residency designed to develop occupational therapists with advanced skills; students implement their doctoral capstone projects. Graded ABCDE
  
  • OTP 880 - Doctoral Capstone Project


    Concurrent election of OTP 875 . (2)

    At the completion of the residency, students present findings and summaries of their capstone projects to occupational therapy program faculty and other students. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PHL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy


    (3) H

    Examination of some of the main questions of philosophy, how they arise, and methods of answering them, based on the works of selected authors. Relationships between philosophical themes and other facets of cultural expression. Presentation of simpler problems in nontechnical language designed to introduce the student to philosophical inquiry. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PHL 103 - Critical Thinking


    (3) H

    Nontechnical course. Methods of analyzing and evaluating arguments from a variety of sources, e.g., newspaper articles, advertising, and political speeches. Emphasis on exercises and on the writing of short critical papers. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PHL 115 - Mortal Questions


    (3) H

    Theoretical and practical understanding of fundamental issues concerning the meaning, nature and value of human life. Questions of life and death, values, sexuality, and the self and one’s relationships to others; answers within and outside the philosophical tradition; views and theories that address these questions, and their philosophical significance. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PHL 162 - Introduction to Ethics


    (3) H

    Critical exploration of issues of value which may include the question “why be moral” and claims that morality is “all relative” or “everyone’s opinion.” Introduction to classic texts in philosophy that may include Aristotle, Kant, Bentham, Mill, Hume. Presentation of moral philosophy as an ongoing debate. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PHL 163 - Rhetoric of Hate and Fear


    (3)

    Examination of appeals to hate, fear, and related emotions and the place of such appeals in moral, political and ideological reasoning and persuasion. Critical analyses of assertions and arguments of individuals and groups active in contemporary American society, including paramilitary groups, radical religious movements and cults, anti-Semitic organizations, and extremist black and white supremacy groups. Theoretical analyses of the thinking of such groups and the place of such thinking in modernism and post-modernism. Emphasis on conspiracy theories, religious fanaticism, racism, misogyny and extreme anti-homosexuality. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PHL 165 - Philosophy of Religion


    (3) H

    Analysis of religious concepts and the possible justification of religious beliefs. Exploration of such questions as: Does God exist? Is there life after death? Does the existence of evil disprove the existence of God? Is divine foreknowledge compatible with human freedom? Graded ABCDE
  
  • PHL 167 - Race, Gender and Sexuality


    (3) H, US

    Critical analysis of theories of race, gender, sexual identity. Gender and sex roles; racism, sexism and hetero-sexism; concepts of beauty; racial and sexual stereotypes; social issues such as affirmative action, violence, racial and sexual harassment, pornography. May be used to satisfy general education or BA distribution requirements, but not both. Also listed as WGS 167 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • PHL 168 - Philosophy of Bioethics


    (3) H

    Introduction to classical ethical theories and their application to contemporary bioethical issues, such as neuroethics, ethics of nanotechnology, stem-cell research, bioterrorism, cloning as well as a broad range of health care issues such as health system reform, international health research, social inequities in health and the allocation of scarce resources. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PHL 170 - Disabilities Studies


    (3) HW, US

    Introduction to disability issues including the medicalization of intellectual disability. I.Q. testing, eugenics, deaf education and deaf culture, the American Disabilities Act legislation and its impact on public institutions. May be used to satisfy general education or BA distribution requirements, but not both. Also listed as WGS 170 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • PHL 172 - Philosophy and the Environment


    (3) H

    Solving environmental problems ultimately involves an analysis of how we see the nonhuman world; our moral obligations to the earth and its other inhabitants depend upon our relation to them. Are animals and plants merely a means to human ends, or must we have “reverence” for all life? Can we call for the liberation of nonhuman animals, yet claim without contradiction that their interests should not outweigh ours?  Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • PHL 173 - Punishment and Responsibility


    (3) H

    Ethics of punishment; nature of punishment; philosophical bases for justifying its use (e.g., reform, deterrence, retributive justice); different implications of these bases for the limitation of punishment; alternatives to punishment; determinism and moral responsibility. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PHL 174 - Introduction to Feminist Theory


    (3) H

    Introduction to some of the main perspectives in feminist thought, including liberal feminism, Marxist feminism, radical feminism, socialist feminism. Application of these theories to one or more social issues of particular interest to feminists, such as affirmative action, pro-creative freedom, motherhood. Also listed as WGS 174 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • PHL 190 - Philosophy of Pop Culture


    (3) H

    Philosophical analysis of popular culture including video games, sports, comic books and music; examination of mainstream, alternative and outsider cultures. Addresses questions such as: Can video games be great art? Do comic books have literary value? Is there value in sports? What does music tell us about human values? Graded ABCDE
  
  • PHL 202 - Introduction to Logic


    (3) H

    Study of reasoning with emphasis on features that distinguish good (or valid) reasoning from bad (or invalid) reasoning. Examination of ways of evaluating deductive reasoning with focus on techniques of formal, symbolic logic. May also include informal logic and fallacies. Beginning level class, no previous expertise required. Graded ABCDD-N
  
  • PHL 203 - Origins of Modern Racism


    (3) GS, US

    Survey of the development of racism in the United States from colonial times to the present. Particular attention paid to the moral, social and legal practices and rhetoric used to justify the colonization, enslavement, land appropriation, denial of citizenship, and failure to accord political and social equality to members of racial minorities. May be used to satisfy general education or BA distribution requirements, but not both. Also listed as AFA 203 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • PHL 271 - Ethics in Business


    (3) H

    Everyday ethical problems and the moral obligations of business professionals examined in the context of real business situations.  Is it ever right to lie?  What are my responsibilities to the environment?  How do I treat my employees fairly?  What are my ethical obligations to stockholders?  Attempts to answer through rational argument. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PHL 291 - Directed Reading in Philosophy


    (1-3)

    May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PHL 300 - Philosophical Writing


    A philosophy course or consent of instructor. (3)

    Philosophical techniques and reasoning with application to specific problems in philosophy, such as knowledge, freedom, mind and body, the existence of God. Emphasis on the writing of short, critical papers. Recommended for students who contemplate electing advanced courses in philosophy. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • PHL 302 - Intermediate Symbolic Logic


    A course in logic or junior standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Applications of symbolic logic to forms of reasoning more complex than those covered in PHL 202. Relational sentences, multiple quantification, identity, definite descriptions. Properties of formal axiomatic systems, such as consistency and completeness; ways of proving that given systems have or lack such properties. Logical characteristics of reasoning underlying theories and practices in such fields as mathematics, computer science, science, social sciences, philosophy.  Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • PHL 311 - Philosophy of Psychology


    At least sophomore standing; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Theoretical assumptions of psychology; differences between social science and natural science - where does psychology lie?  Ethical considerations in the theory and practice of psychology.  Graded ABCDE
  
  • PHL 312 - History and Philosophy of Science


    At least junior standing; one from PHL 101 , PHL 162 , PHL 165 , PHL 167 /WGS 167 , PHL 168 , PHL 170 PHL 202 , PHL 203 /AFA 203 , PHL 271 , or another PHL course with override from department secretary; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Nature of science; major revolutions in science, especially the Copernican-Newtonian revolution in astronomy and physics in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Aristotle, Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler, Descartes, Harvey and Newton. Darwinian revolution and the philosophy of the social sciences. Nontechnical; for non-scientists as well as science students. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PHL 320 - Computers and Society


    PHL 101 . (3)

    Social consequences of computerization in a variety of domains.  Economic and organizational aspects of computerization; utopian and anti-utopian visions of computerization; privacy and social control; software reliability in safety-critical contexts; social relationships in electronic communities; ethical issues and professional responsibilities. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PHL 321 - Metaphysics


    At least junior standing; one from PHL 101 , PHL 162 , PHL 165 , PHL 167 /WGS 167 , PHL 168 , PHL 170 PHL 202 , PHL 203 /AFA 203 , PHL 271 , or another PHL course with override from department secretary; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Consideration of questions such as: What is the ultimate nature of reality? Is the soul real? Does God exist? Do we really have free will? Is time real? Graded ABCDE
  
  • PHL 322 - Theories of Knowledge


    At least junior standing; one from PHL 101 , PHL 162 , PHL 165 , PHL 167 /WGS 167 , PHL 168 , PHL 170 PHL 202 , PHL 203 /AFA 203 , PHL 271 , or another PHL course with override from department secretary; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Investigation of nature, sources and limits of knowledge, drawing from historical and contemporary sources. Consideration of questions such as: Can our senses ever be trusted? What is knowledge? What is its relationship to belief? Can I know something without realizing I do? Is it really possible to know anything at all? Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • PHL 323 - Philosophy of Mind


    At least junior standing; one from PHL 101 , PHL 162 , PHL 165 , PHL 167 /WGS 167 , PHL 168 , PHL 170 PHL 202 , PHL 203 /AFA 203 , PHL 271 , or another PHL course with override from department secretary; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Survey of basic issues in the philosophy of mind, drawing from both historical and contemporary sources.  Topics such as the mind/body problem, dualism vs. materialism, behaviorism, mind as brain, mind as computer, the problem of consciousness. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PHL 324 - Philosophy of Consciousness


    At least sophomore standing. (3)

    Evaluation of theories of consciousness including representationalist, cognitive, embodied, neural, non-physical and panpsychist theories. Implications consciousness has on free will, implicit bias, and other issues. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PHL 325 - Philosophy of Language


    At least junior standing; one from PHL 101 , PHL 162 , PHL 165 , PHL 167 /WGS 167 , PHL 168 , PHL 170 PHL 202 , PHL 203 /AFA 203 , PHL 271 , or another PHL course with override from department secretary; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Nature of language and its relationship to mind and the world. Concepts such as linguistic rules, linguistic acts, grammar, meaning, truth, reference. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • PHL 326 - Philosophy of Science


    At least junior standing; one from PHL 101 , PHL 162 , PHL 165 , PHL 167 /WGS 167 , PHL 168 , PHL 170 PHL 202 , PHL 203 /AFA 203 , PHL 271 , or another PHL course with override from department secretary; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Study of the nature of and relationship between science, scientific experiments, and scientific theories.  Is there a special scientific method? Should it change depending on the subject matter being studied? Special attention paid to induction, falsificationism, Thomas Kuhn’s theory of scientific revolutions, and contemporary developments in the field. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • PHL 335 - Philosophy of Cognitive Science


    At least junior standing; one from PHL 101 , PHL 162 , PHL 165 , PHL 167 /WGS 167 , PHL 168 , PHL 170 PHL 202 , PHL 203 /AFA 203 , PHL 271 , or another PHL course with override from department secretary; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Philosophers, psychologists, linguists, computer scientists and others have begun a cooperative research effort to explore questions about the mind. Why the computer has become a rallying point for many researchers studying the mind, and the contributions each of these disciplines is making to the interdisciplinary investigation of cognition. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PHL 336 - Philosophy of Race


    (Formerly PHL 438). Sophomore standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    An examination of the historical centrality and complicity of law in upholding white supremacy (and concomitant hierarchies of gender, class and sexual orientation).  Topics will include: segregation and integration legistlation, affirmative action, hate speech hate crimes, antiracism and whiteness. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PHL 338 - Philosophy of Health, Disease and Illness


    At least junior standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Philosophical critique of such concepts as “health,” “well-being,” “medicine,” “illness,” “disease,” “normalcy,” “sanity,” and “insanity.” Consideration of both historical and contemporary works: perspectives including both philosophy of science and ethical, social and legal implications of analyses. Also listed as WGS 338 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • PHL 340 - Ancient Greek Philosophy


    At least junior standing; one from PHL 101 , PHL 162 , PHL 165 , PHL 167 /WGS 167 , PHL 168 , PHL 170 PHL 202 , PHL 203 /AFA 203 , PHL 271 , or another PHL course with override from department secretary; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Greek thought, the basis of Western philosophy; examination of the earliest philosophers, along with Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Consideration of the nature of reality, the problem of permanence and change, the justification of ethical behavior, the nature of society, and the nature and limits of human knowledge. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PHL 341 - Medieval Philosophy


    At least junior standing; one from PHL 101 , PHL 162 , PHL 165 , PHL 167 /WGS 167 , PHL 168 , PHL 170 PHL 202 , PHL 203 /AFA 203 , PHL 271 , or another PHL course with override from department secretary; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Major philosophical developments from the post-Aristotelians through the Scholastics and the sixteenth century; such figures as Plotinus, St. Augustine, St. Anselm, St. Thomas Aquinas, Duns Scotus, and Ockham; effect of Christianity on philosophy; philosophical problems about God, religion, and universals. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PHL 342 - Early Modern Philosophy


    At least junior standing; one from PHL 101 , PHL 162 , PHL 165 , PHL 167 /WGS 167 , PHL 168 , PHL 170 PHL 202 , PHL 203 /AFA 203 , PHL 271 , or another PHL course with override from department secretary; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Philosophy in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; impact of science and background of contemporary philosophy; Galileo, Descartes, Newton, Leibnitz, Locke, Hume, Berkeley; the mind/body problem, knowledge, perception, skepticism. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PHL 343 - Late Modern Philosophy


    At least junior standing; one from PHL 101 , PHL 162 , PHL 165 , PHL 167 /WGS 167 , PHL 168 , PHL 170 PHL 202 , PHL 203 /AFA 203 , PHL 271 , or another PHL course with override from department secretary; or consent of instructor. (3)

    From Kant through the nineteenth century; Kant, Mill, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Marx, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PHL 344 - Philosophy of Medical Ethics


    At least junior standing, or consent of instructor. (3)

    Advanced examination of philosophical issues as physician and patient relationships, diagnosis and therapeutics, medical explanations, medical values, the purpose of medicine, the nature of suffering. Focus on contemporary issues; course frames, questions from both philosophy of science and ethical, social and legal perspectives.  Graded ABCDE
  
  • PHL 351 - Philosophy of Autism


    3 PHL credits or consent of instructor. (3)

    Investigation of philosophical issues raised by autism, including fundamental issues in theory, research and practice of defining, diagnosing and treating autism; social issues raised by stigma; and recent developments in the neurodiversity movement. Graded ABCDE
  
  • PHL 353 - Neuroethics


    3 PHL credits or consent of instructor. (3)

    Consideration of ethical issues raised by our increased and constantly improving understanding of the brain and our ability to monitor and influence it, including neuroenhancement and psychosurgery, cognitive liberty and personal identity, and neuroscience and social justice. Graded ABCDE
 

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