Recent Undergraduate Course Offerings

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The following undergraduate courses were offered every semester:

  • PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 105 - Logic and Critical Reasoning
  • PHIL 205 - Symbolic Logic
  • PHIL 103 - (formerly 231) Contemporary Moral Issues
  • PHIL 495 - Senior Capstone

Other undergraduate courses have been offered on the following schedules.

Spring 2021

Course Number Title Day/Time Instructor
PHIL 251 Philosophy of Race Tuesday/Thursday
2-3:15 p.m. (online)
Finch
PHIL 301 Junior Writing Seminar Tuesday/Thursday
2-3:15 p.m. (online)
Clapp
PHIL 322 Early Modern Philosophy Monday/Wednesday
2-3:15 p.m. (online)
Warmke
PHIL 335 Environmental Ethics Wednesday
6-8:40 p.m. (online)
Engel
PHIL 337 Business Ethics Asynchronous (online) Apostol
PHIL 360 Philosophy of Science Asynchronous (online) Allori
PHIL 410 Topics in Metaphysics and Epistemology: Idealism Monday/Wednesday
3:30-4:45 p.m. (online)
Warmke
PHIL 430 Topics in Ethics: Procreation and Parenthood Tuesday/Thursday
12:30-1:45 p.m. (online)
Hanna

Fall 2020

Course Number Title Day/Time Instructor
PHIL 311 Knowledge and Justification Wednesday
3:30-4:45 p.m. (online)
Warmke
PHIL 321 Ancient Greek Philosophy Tuesday/Thursday
2-3:15 p.m. (online)
Finch
PHIL 331 Ethics Tuesday/Thursday
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (online)
Daskal
PHIL 336 Biomedical Ethics Asynchronous (online) Apostol
PHIL 337 Business Ethics Asynchronous (online) Apostol
PHIL 405 Intermediate Logic Monday/Wednesday
2-3:15 p.m.
Warmke
PHIL 410 Topics in Metaphysics and Epistemology: What are You? Personal Ontology Monday
6-7:15 p.m. (online)
Gillett
PHIL 470 Topics in Philosophy of Religion: God, Freedom, and the Self Tuesday/Thursday
3:30-4:45 p.m. (online)
Finch

Spring 2020

Course Number Title Day/Time Instructor
PHIL 301 Junior Writing Seminar Tuesday/Thursday
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Hanna
PHIL 322 Early Modern Philosophy Monday/Wednesday
3:30-4:45 p.m.
Warmke
PHIL 334 Animal Ethics Tuesday
6-8:40 p.m.
Engel
PHIL 337 Business Ethics 100% online (asynchronous) Apostol
PHIL 351 Social and Political Philosophy Tuesday/Thursday
9:30-10:45 a.m.
Hanna
PHIL 355 Feminism and Philosophy Tuesday/Thursday
2-3:15 p.m.
Finch
PHIL 410 Topics in Metaphysics and Epistemology: Free Will Tuesday/Thursday
3:30-4:45
Finch
PHIL 430 Topics in Ethics: Existentialism and Pragmatism Tuesday/Thursday
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Daskal
PHIL 464 Philosophy of Physics Monday/Wednesday
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Allori

Fall 2019

Course Number Title Day/Time Instructor
PHIL 251 Philosophy of Race Monday/Wednesday
2-3:15 p.m.
Finch
PHIL 312 Introduction to Metaphysics Monday/Wednesday
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Beaudoin
PHIL 321 Ancient Philosophy Monday/Wednesday
3:30-4:45 p.m.
Finch
PHIL 331 Ethics Tuesday
6-8:40 p.m.
Engel
PHIL 336 Biomedical Ethics 100% online Apostol
PHIL 337 Business Ethics 100% online Apostol
PHIL 385 Philosophy of Science Fiction Tuesday/Thursday
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Allori
PHIL 385 Philosophy of Science Fiction (Honors Only) Tuesday/Thursday 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Allori
PHIL 404 Philosophy of Language Tuesday/Thursday
2-3:15 p.m.
Clapp
PHIL 405 Intermediate Logic Tuesday/Thursday
11a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Buller
PHIL 461 Metaphysics of Science Monday
6-8:40 p.m.
Gillett

Spring 2019

Course Number Title Day/Time Instructor
PHIL 335 Environmental Ethics Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-10:45 a.m. Hanna
PHIL 336 Biomedical Ethics 100% online Apostol
PHIL 337 Business Ethics 100% online Apostol
PHIL 338 Philosophy of Food Wednesday
6-8:40 p.m.
Engel
PHIL 370 Philosophy of Religion Monday/Wednesday
2-3:15 p.m.
Warmke
PHIL 410 Topics in Metaphysics and Epistemology: Human Nature Monday
6-8:40 p.m.
Gillett
PHIL 430 Topics in Ethics: Deontology Tuesday/Thursday
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Hanna
PHIL 450 Global Justice Tuesday/Thursday
2-3:15 p.m.
Daskal

Fall 2018

Course Number Title Day/Time Instructor
PHIL 251 Philosophy of Race Tuesday/Thursday
3:30-4:45 p.m.
Finch
PHIL 311 Knowledge and Justification Tuesday/Thursday
9:30-10:45 a.m.
Pynn
PHIL 321 Ancient Philosophy Tuesday/Thursday
2-3:15 p.m.
Finch
PHIL 331 Ethics Tuesday/Thursday 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Daskal
PHIL 337 Business Ethics 100% online Apostol
PHIL 360 Philosophy of Science Monday/Wednesday
2-3:15 p.m.
Allori
PHIL 405 Intermediate Logic Tuesday/Thursday
2-3:15 p.m.
Buller
PHIL 410 Topics in Metaphysics and Epistemology: Idealism Monday/Wednesday
3:30-4:45 p.m.
Warmke
PHIL 430 Topics in Ethics: Self Defense and War Tuesday/Thursday
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Hanna

Spring 2018

Course Number Title Day/Time Instructor
PHIL 301 Junior Writing Seminar Tuesday/Thursday
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Clapp
PHIL 322 Modern Philosophy Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-1:45 Pynn
PHIL 331 Ethics Tuesday/Thursday
9:30-10:45 a.m.
Hanna
PHIL 336 Biomedical Ethics 100% online Apostol
PHIL 353 Philosophy of Law Tuesday/Thursday
2-3:15 p.m.
Beaudoin
PHIL 363 Philosophy of Mind Monday
6-8:40 p.m.
Gillett
PHIL 404 Philosophy of Language Tuesday/Thursday
3:30-4:45 p.m.
Clapp
PHIL 421 Aristotle Tuesday/Thursday
2-3:15 p.m.
Finch
PHIL 470 Topics in Philosophy of Religion: Epistemology of Religious Belief Tuesday
6-8:40 p.m.
Engel

Fall 2017

Course Number Title Day/Time Instructor
PHIL 312 Introduction to Metaphysics Tuesday/Thursday
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Beaudoin
PHIL 321 Ancient Philosophy Monday/Wednesday
3:30-4:45 p.m.
Finch
PHIL 334 Animal Ethics Wednesday
6-8:40 p.m.
Engel
PHIL 337 Business Ethics 100% online Apostol
PHIL 351 Social and Political Philosophy Tuesday/Thursday
9:30-10:45 a.m.
Daskal
PHIL 405 Intermediate Logic Tuesday/Thursday
3:30-4:45 p.m.
Buller
PHIL 410 Topics in Metaphysics and Philosophy: Free Will Monday/Wednesday
2-3:15 p.m.
Finch
PHIL 461 Metaphysics of Science Monday
6-8:40 p.m.
Gillett

Spring 2017

Course Number Title Day/Time Instructor
PHIL 301 Junior Writing Seminar Tuesday/Thursday
9:30-10:45 a.m.
Clapp
PHIL 311 Knowledge and Justification Monday/Wednesday
2-3:15 p.m.
Pynn
PHIL 322 Modern Philosophy Monday/Wednesday
3:30-4:45 p.m.
Warmke
PHIL 336 Biomedical Ethics 100% online Apostol
PHIL 355 Feminism and Philosophy Tuesday/Thursday
3:30-4:45 p.m.
Finch
PHIL 390 Topics in Philosophy: Philosophy of Food Wednesday
6-8:40 p.m.
Engel
PHIL 429 20th Century Analytic Philosophy Tuesday/Thursday
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Buller
PHIL 430 Topics in Philosophy: Philosophy of Food Wednesday
6-8:40 p.m.
Engel
PHIL 464 Philosophy of Physics Tuesday/Thursday
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Allori

Fall 2016

Course Number Title Day/Time Instructor
PHIL 321 Ancient Philosophy Tuesday/Thursday
3:30-4:45 p.m.
Finch
PHIL 331 Ethics Monday
6-8:40 p.m.
Engel
PHIL 335 Environmental Ethics Tuesday/Thursday
9:30-10:45 a.m.
Hanna
PHIL 337 Business Ethics 100% online Apostol
PHIL 385 Philosophy and Science Fiction Tuesday/Thursday
12:30-1:45 p.m.
Allori
PHIL 405 Intermediate Logic Monday/Wednesday
2-3:15 p.m.
Buller
PHIL 410 Topics in Metaphysics and Epistemology: Personal Identity Tuesday
6-8:40 p.m.
Gillett
PHIL 421 Major Philosophers: Leibniz Wednesday
6-8:40 p.m.
Warmke

Spring 2016

Course Number Title Day/Time Instructor
PHIL 301 Junior Writing Seminar Tuesday/Thursday
2-3:15
Clapp
PHIL 312 Introduction to Metaphysics Tuesday/Thursday
12:30-1:45
Warmke
PHIL 322 Modern Philosophy Monday/Wednesday
2-3:15 p.m.
Pynn
PHIL 353 Philosophy of Law Tuesday/Thursday
9:30-10:45 p.m.
Beaudoin
PHIL 360 Philosophy of Science Tuesday/Thursday
11-12:15 p.m.
Allori
PHIL 410 Topics in Metaphysics and Epistemology: Free Will Tuesday/Thursday
3:30-4:45 p.m.
Finch
PHIL 421 Major Philosophers: Plato Tuesday/Thursday
6-8:40 p.m.
Sytsma
PHIL 461 Metaphysics of Science Monday
6-8:40 p.m.
Gillett

Contact Us

Add/Drop, Course Permits
Melinda Davis
philosophy@niu.edu
815-753-0333

Undergraduate Advisor
Prof. Steven Daskal
Zulauf 1026
sdaskal@niu.edu

Transfer Credit
Please email syllabus and info to Prof. Steven Daskal at sdaskal@niu.edu.