PHL 101: Introduction to Philosophy

3 credits | Prerequisites: None

Course rationale

As an introductory course on philosophy, this course will focus on logic, which is the primary tool used by philosophers to make rational arguments. Students will learn to make coherent logical arguments and create their own philosophy and will understand both contemporary philosophies and philosophies of the past. Students will develop their critical thinking ability and develop inquisitive mental fortitude instead of a stagnant one

Course content

Logic, metaethics, normative ethics, epistemology, philosophy of science, political philosophy, nihilism,
absurdism, existentialism.

Course objectives

  1.  Develop Critical Thinking
  2. Familiarize and develop understanding of various contemporary and ancient philosophers and philosophies.
  3. Develop the ability to use and apply logic to solve problems



  1. A Brief Introduction to Philosophical Thinking by Lee Archie and John G. Archie
  2. The Big Questions by Robert C Solomon & Kathline M Higgins

Reference Online Materials

  1.  Online Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy:
  2. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: