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Introduction to Worldviews PHI 201

Formerly Worldviews Survey I PHI 201; also Worldviews Survey I PHI 201 (PHI 201); also Worldviews Survey I
Location: 
Faith Builders Educational Programs, 28527 Guys Mills Road, Guys Mills, PA.
Length: 

Version 1: 45 hours (5-15 weeks). Version 2 and 3: 45 hours (5-12 weeks).

Dates: 

Version 1: August 2000 - April 2007. Version:2: May 2007 - December 2007. Version 3: January 2008 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: understand and discuss seven major philosophical categories of a worldview, describing the major options in each category and defending a Christian perspective. These categories are truth, reality, meaning, right and wrong, reason, beauty and origins (Epistemology, Ontology, Metaphysics, Ethics, Logics, Aesthetics and Cosmology) (cont. in PHI 202); understand and discuss two major theological categories of a worldview, describing the major options in each category and defending a Christian perspective. These categories are God and Sin and Salvation (Theology, Soteriology) (cont. in PHI 202); understand and discuss three major anthropological categories of a worldview, describing the major options in each category and defending a Christian perspective. These categories are mankind, man and purpose (Sociology, Psychology and History) (cont. in PHI 202); describe in detail the tenets of humanism/modernism, postmodernism and eastern thought; recall the contributions to a western mind set of a few significant philosophers from the Greeks to the present; and explain and use principles of logical thinking. Version 3: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: understand and discuss seven major philosophical categories of a worldview, describing the major options in each category and defending a Christian perspective. These categories are truth, reality, meaning, right and wrong, reason, beauty and origins (Epistemology, Ontology, Metaphysics, Ethics, Logics, Aesthetics and Cosmology); Understand and discuss two major theological categories of a worldview, describing the major options in each category and defending a Christian perspective. These categories are God and Sin and Salvation (Theology, Soteriology); understand and discuss three major anthropological categories of a worldview, describing the major options in each category and defending a Christian perspective. These categories are mankind, man and purpose (Sociology, Psychology and History); describe in detail the tenets of humanism/modernism, postmodernism and eastern thought; recall the contributions to a western mind set of a few significant philosophers from the Greeks to the present; and explain and use principles of logical thinking.

Instruction: 

Version 1: Major topics covered in the course are: a world view primer; netaphysics; a brief history of ideology; Epistemology; reason-logic; Theology-God; cosmology-origins. Methods of instruction include lecture and discussion. Evaluation criteria include tests and student presentations. Version 2 and 3: Major topics covered in the course are: a world view primer; metaphysics; a brief history of ideology; Epistemology; reason-logic; Theology-God; cosmology-origins, history-purpose. Methods of instruction include lecture and discussion. Evaluation criteria include tests and student presentations.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Worldviews Survey I (10/03). Version 2 and 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Philosophy I (04/07) (11/10) (10/15 revalidation).

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