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Staffel, Julia

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  • PHIL 1440 - Critical Thinking
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2023
    Develops students' skills in evaluating arguments and other aspects of critical thinking, focusing on the ways people reason and attempt to justify their beliefs. Activities may include modeling arguments, detecting common fallacies, examining the use (and misuse) of scientific evidence, and learning the basics of symbolic logic. Formerly titled "Introductory Logic."
  • PHIL 3480 - Critical Thinking/Writing in Philosophy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Focuses upon the fundamental skills, methods, concepts and distinctions that are essential for the study of philosophy. Basic skills covered include the writing of philosophy papers, the reading of articles and the extraction and evaluation of arguments. Recommended prerequisites: 6 hours of philosophy course work.
  • PHIL 4340 - Epistemology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Studies some of the main topics of theory of knowledge, such as evidence, justification, prediction, explanation, skepticism, and concept acquisition. Recommended prerequisites: PHIL 3480 and 12 credit hours of philosophy including PHIL 2440 and PHIL 3010. Same as 5340.
  • PHIL 5800 - Open Topics in Philosophy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Variety of new courses at the 5000 level. See current departmental announcements for specific content. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • PHIL 6340 - Seminar in Epistemology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Intensive study of selected topics in epistemology.


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