ART 211: Western Art History, Renaissance to Present
Organized around a series of case studies, this class will introduce students to a wide variety of art historical objects and methods of analysis. It will also show how the consideration of art objects, intimately tied up as they are with philosophical ideas, technological innovations, political reversals, personal relationships, and so many more aspects of the human experience, can allow us to see the world through the eyes of people who have lived in times and places vastly different from our own.
PHL 270: Introduction to Ethics
What should I do? Why should I do it? This course is an introduction to ethics and ethical issues with two primary goals. The first is to familiarize students with the philosophical field of ethics by considering major philosophers’ answers to these and other questions. The second goal is to develop in students an understanding of the importance of critical reflection. This involves introducing students to the tools of analysis that philosophers have honed for over two millennia. Overall, this course aims to provide a solid grounding in philosophical ethics, as well as to encourage the use of critical thought.