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Course Catalog: Philosophy And Religion

PR 1003 3.0
Intro to Philosophy
A course which introduces the student to some of the major areas of philosophic knowledge, and inquiry concerning human experiences and the nature of ultimate reality, with special attention given to the teachings of the great philosophers. HOT, VAL, HFA
Prerequisite: None

PR 1113 3.0
Introduction to Logic
This course introduces tools for thinking and reasoning effectively. The course will focus on using formal methods to distinguish between good and bad arguments in rhetoric, media, advertising, and political discourse. Students will also study decision-making strategies and research techniques. Logic partially fulfills the humanities requirement for the Associate of Arts and Associate of Arts in Teaching degrees. HFA, HOT, VAL
Prerequisite: Reading placement score of 18 or greater on the ACT or 80 or greater on Accuplacer AND Writing placement of 18 or greater on the ACT or Accuplacer score of 80 or higher.

PR 1203 3.0
Hist of Mod Philos
A study of the historical development in the awareness and solutions to western philosophic problems from modern times to the present. The course is based upon the teachings of the great philosophers, with emphasis upon their importance for us today. HOT, VAL, HFA
Prerequisite: None

PR 1303 3.0
Living Wrld Relig
An introductory survey course of the major Eastern and Western religions of the world today, with emphasis on the similarities and differences in their basic teachings and practices, historical backgrounds, and lives of their founders. VAL, GLB, HFA
Prerequisite: None

PR 2103 3.0
Ethics
A course concerned with moral action--deciding whether acts are good or bad, right or wrong. It begins with a study of why people act the way they do and considers various approaches to moral conduct, as well as different bases for making moral decisions. HOT, VAL, HFA
Prerequisite: None

PR 2403 3.0
Biblical Lit I:OT
Biblical history from the Exodus under Moses through the lives of Saul and David to the Division of the Kingdom between Israel and Judah after Solomon. This course offers a critical-historical survey of the Old Testament as literature. Emphasis is placed upon the different modern approaches to Biblical understanding and criticism. It is designed to help the student appreciate the Bible as a great literature from a critical point of view. GLB, VAL, HFA
Prerequisite: None

PR 2503 3.0
Biblical Lit II:OT
Biblical history from the Division of the Kingdom after Solomon and the destruction of Israel through the Babylonian Exile until the end of the Old Testament period. This course offers a critical-historical survey of the Old Testament as literature. Emphasis is placed upon the different modern approaches to Biblical writings. It is designed to help the student appreciate the Bible as great literature from a critical point of view. GLB, VAL, HFA
Prerequisite: None

PR 2603 3.0
Biblical Lit III:NT
A critical-historical survey of the New Testament as literature. Special emphasis is placed upon the different modern approaches to Biblical understanding and criticism, and upon the different literary types of writings found in the New Testament itself, especially the Gospels and Letters of Paul. The course is designed to help the student appreciate the Bible as great literature from a critical point of view. GLB, VAL, HFA
Prerequisite: None

PR 2701-2705 1.0-5.0
I.S.-Philos/Religion
A specialized program of study directly related to the department's area of expertise. The course is arranged between a faculty member and student and takes into consideration the needs, interests and background of the student.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

PR 2711-2715 1.0-5.0
Spec Topics-Phil/Religion
Courses are offered to accommodate special interests of students and/or faculty. Typically, the course will cover new material not currently contained in the curriculum at ECC.
Prerequisite: None

 
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