The most recent schedule of classes for Philosophy and Religious Studies can be found at MyNKU. You can take a quick look at the PHI and REL Course Schedule for Spring 2013.

Northern Kentucky University did transition to a new general education program, Foundation of Knowledge, in Fall 2010. Philosophy and Religious Studies offer a number of classes below that satisfy those requirements.

Philosophy (PHI)

PHI 110 - Philosophy, Individuals and Society (3,0,3)

Explores a variety of philosophical views about the nature of individuals, social structures and the relationship between them. Students will critically examine different philosophical perspectives and theories that arise from questions about human nature, free will and moral responsibility, the nature of mind, and the ethical, social and political dimensions of human existence.

Philosophy, Individuals and Society satisfies general education category: Individual and Society.

PHI 181 - Philosophers, Cultures and Creativity (3,0,3)

Exploration of significant philosophers, their methods of inquiry and philosophical texts and their impact on various cultures in terms of science, ethics, politics, art and theology as well as how these areas influenced and shaped philosophical thinking, other individuals and cultures as well.

Philosophers, Cultures and Creativity satisfies general education category: Culture and Creativity.

PHI 200 -Ethics (3,0,3)

This course is a philosophical examination of pluralistic viewpoints on individual and social ethical responsibilities in the global world. The central themes include ethical dilemmas raised by issues of racial, cultural, ethnic, class, gender, and national identities. Alternative ethical systems may be evaluated along with a number of other ethical issues relating to social, political, legal, or religious matters.

Global Ethical Viewpoints satisfies general education category: Global Viewpoints.

PHI 220 - Health Care Ethics (3,0,3)

Ethical decision making and problems of contemporary health care; abortion, euthanasia, population and behavior control; informed consent and counseling; professional codes and personal freedom; mental health and personal autonomy; justice and equality in health care; ethical conflicts in health service work; death and dying.

◊ Global Ethical Viewpoints satisfies general education category: Global Viewpoints.

PHI 265 - Logic (3,0,3)

An introduction to the methods of formal deductive logic, with an examination of its relationship to areas such as mathematics, computer science, and legal reasoning. Students will learn the language and rules of formal logic, as well as techniques of formal proof.  PREREQ: MAT 099 or MAHD 095 or placement.

◊ Logic satisfies general education category: Quantitative Inquiry.


Religious Studies (REL)

REL 200 World Religions and Culture (3,0,3)

This course is to introduce students to one or more of the following religions:  Indigenous Sacred Ways, Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, buddism, Confuscianism, Taoism, Shintoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam.  The historical development of the religions studies, the major beliefs and the interactions within and between cultures will be considered.

World Religions and Culture satisfies general education category: Culture and Creativity.