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2018 - 2019 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2018 - 2019 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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PH 201 - Introduction to Greek Philosophy

An overview of the thought and writings of some of the earliest Greek philosophers, particularly Plato and Aristotle. The course guides students through an exploration of some of the world’s “big questions” such as “What is humanity’s place in the universe?” and “What do we have to guide us to learn to live together in the world?”

Prerequisites & Notes
EH 106 or equivalent is required; EH 107 or equivalent is recommended.

Assignment Overview
Assignments: 4 Units

Interactivity: Discussion Board

Final Assessment: Final Paper

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the thought of various Greek philosophers from Thales to Aristotle and be able to distinguish where they differed from one another.
  • Demonstrate the ability to articulate your own personal philosophy guided by the writings of the various Greek philosophers.
  • Compare and contrast the ethical and political theories of Plato and Aristotle with each other as well as with current ethical dilemmas and political situations.

Credits: 3

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