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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Corporate College Services, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Philosophy (PHIL 250)


32 hours (8 weeks).

Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and other approved locations throughout the United States.

July 2010 - March 2015.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: gain greater confidence in their ability to think philosophically; practice reading and analyzing philosophical writings; experience listening to and contributing to philosophical discussion; propose some central questions in philosophy; evaluate the ideas of selected philosophers who are historically important; and further define and develop philosophical beliefs.
This course helps students pursue knowledge in two arenas of philosophy: understanding of the classic problems of philosophy and the actual conduct of doing philosophy. Major topics covered in the course are: the philosophical enterprise; logic, clear thinking, and fallacies; the mind-body problem; free will and determinism; the problem of personal identity; the problem of relativism and morality; the problem of evil and the existence of god; the problem of skepticism and knowledge; practical/personal/business uses of philosophy; caring, conversation, counseling and cafes; and modern Socratic dialogue.
Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Introduction to Western Philosophy (3/10). NOTE: The educational approach in this course is based on the principles of accelerated learning and adult learning theory. Based on this, and due to the limited class size and the low student/teacher ratio, learning outcomes are achieved and content is covered in the allotted hours.