AUPHI - Augustana Faculty - Philosophy

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Augustana Faculty

Below are the courses available from the AUPHI subject code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, class times, and textbooks.

AUPHI 101 - Introduction to Western Philosophy I: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to the main problems and theories that have dominated philosophical thought, through study and critical discussion of selected classics of ancient and medieval philosophy.


AUPHI 102 - Introduction to Western Philosophy II: Modern Philosophy View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Continuation of an introduction to the main problems and theories that have dominated philosophical thought, through study and critical discussions of selected classics of modern philosophy.


AUPHI 180 - Critical Thinking View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Elementary methods and principles for distinguishing correct from incorrect reasoning. Topics may include informal fallacies, introduction to the scientific method, elementary formal logic, rational decision procedures, and analysis of arguments.


AUPHI 200 - Metaphysics: Theories of Reality View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Examination of traditional and contemporary topics such as Being and Nonbeing, the nature of time, freedom, appearance and reality, persons, and the mind-body problem.


AUPHI 210 - Epistemology: Theories of Knowledge View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Study of such central topics in epistemology as foundationalism, truth and rationality, skepticism and the limits of knowledge, relativism and the objectivity of knowledge, evidence and verifiability, and belief and justification.


AUPHI 226 - Existentialism View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to the main themes and perspectives in recent existential philosophy. Authors such as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Sartre, Heidegger Mounier, and Camus may be considered.


AUPHI 240 - Ancient Political Philosophy View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Historical survey of the development of political and social philosophy, focusing on classical Greece and Rome. Authors studied will include Plato and Aristotle. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPOL 210 and AUPHI 240.


AUPHI 241 - Modern Political Philosophy View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Historical and critical survey of the political ideas of modern Europe, from the end of the Renaissance to the end of the 19th century. Authors studied may include Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Wollstonecraft and Marx. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPOL 211 and AUPHI 241.


AUPHI 250 - History of Christian Thought View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Survey of the history of Christian thought from its Judaic and Hellenistic origins up to and including the twentieth century.


AUPHI 260 - Ethics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Examination of questions of right and wrong, good and evil, and reasons for action, through study of ethical theories of philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, Kant, and Mill.


AUPHI 277 - Women, Darkness and Crooked Things: Feminist Philosophy View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to feminist issues in philosophy.


AUPHI 290 - Philosophy of Contemporary Culture View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Investigation of contemporary culture, both popular and literate (film, theatre, music, writing).


AUPHI 336 - Nineteenth-Century Philosophy View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Main currents of thought of the nineteenth century and the ideological conflicts that our own age has inherited from its predecessors. Particular attention is given to the social and political aspects of the philosophical systems of Hegel, Kierkegaard, Marx, Darwin, and Nietzsche.


AUPHI 345 - Philosophy in Canada View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Study of texts by historical or contemporary philosophical figures in Canada, centred on a chosen theme, in relation to the Canadian cultural and institutional context, and drawing from a multidisciplinary perspective on philosophy.


AUPHI 350 - Philosophy of Science View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Philosophical approach to the presuppositions, attitudes, language, practices, and goals of the physical and social sciences. Topics may include theory evaluation, explanation, and the nature of scientific law.


AUPHI 351 - Thinking About Sex: Philosophy, Science, and the Construction of Sex View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Examines philosophical issues raised by scientific research into sex, sexual orientation, and gender.


AUPHI 355 - Philosophy and the Environment View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Investigation of the philosophical and social issues related to technology and the environment. Topics may include the natural/artificial distinction, different meanings of environment, the ways we understand, package, and manage nature as well as issues in environmental ethics and aesthetics. May include texts by Western and Indigenous thinkers. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPHI 355 and AUENV 355.


AUPHI 358 - Philosophy of Religion II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Continuation of the exploration of religion and religious experience undertaken in AUPHI 357. Consideration is given to various forms of spirituality as found in the writings of Christian and non-Christian mystics and religious thinkers such as Eckhart, Shankara, and Starhawk. Prerequisite: AUPHI 357 or consent of the instructor.


AUPHI 365 - Aesthetics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Considerations of theoretical issues related to visual arts, broadly understood and of sense experience.


AUPHI 390 - Indigenous Thought: First Nations Thought and Knowledge View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Examines core issues in Indigenous thought and knowledge.


AUPHI 392 - World Philosophy: Comparing Perspectives View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Study of philosophy as it takes place outside Europe and North America and outside the Western canon. Topics may include: relationship between philosophy, culture, and spirituality; tradition; reason; language; communitarianism and individualism; nonduality; colonialism; government and power; as well as topics proper to local philosophical traditions. Geographical areas covered vary from year to year.


AUPHI 492 - Selected Topics in the History of Philosophy III View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

In-depth study of a theme, philosopher, philosophical movement, or philosophical period. Prerequisite: AUPHI 102 or consent of the instructor.


AUPHI 493 - Selected Topics in the History of Philosophy IV View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

In-depth study of a theme, philosopher, philosophical movement, or philosophical period. Prerequisite: AUPHI 102 or consent of the instructor.


AUPHI 495 - Directed Studies I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Intensive study of a specific area of Philosophy as defined by a student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisites: *9 at a senior level in Philosophy and consent of the instructor. Note: An Application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in the course.


AUPHI 496 - Directed Studies II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Intensive study of a specific area of Philosophy as defined by a student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisites: *9 at a senior level in Philosophy and consent of the instructor. Note: An Application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in the course.


AUPHI 497 - Directed Studies III View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Intensive study of a specific area of Philosophy as defined by a student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisites: *9 at a senior level in Philosophy and consent of the instructor. Note: An Application for Individual Study must be completed and approved before registration in the course.