Course offerings

Our courses are grouped into six areas:

  • Introductory courses
  • History of philosophy
  • Theory of value
  • Philosophical problems
  • Logic
  • Special courses

View a complete listing of our philosophy courses and descriptions. Courses that satisfy the university's General Education Requirement are denoted.

View current courses and details at registration.wayne.edu > Browse Classes.

Upcoming courses

The department expects to offer the following list of courses during upcoming semesters. Courses that will be taught by regular faculty members are indicated with the instructor's name in parentheses following the course title. Although this schedule is unlikely to change much, it is still subject to revision and is not yet final; students should consult with the director of undergraduate studies before making any degree plans on the basis of this information.

Spring/summer 2019

Course Title Instructor
PHI 1010 Introduction to Philosophy  
PHI 1050 Critical Thinking  
PHI 1100 Contemporary Moral Issues  
PHI 1110 Ethical Issues in Health Care  
PHI 1120 Professional Ethics  
PHI 2320 Introduction to Ethics  
PHI 3700 Philosophy of Art  
PHI 5800 Special Topics: Early Christian Philosophy  

Fall 2019

Course Title Instructor
PHI 1010 Introduction to Philosophy Stidd
PHI 1050 Critical Thinking  
PHI 1070 Reasoning and Decision  
PHI 1100 Contemporary Moral Issues  
PHI 1110 Ethical Issues in Health Care Corvino
PHI 1120 Professional Ethics Fanselow
PHI 1130 Environmental Ethics  
PHI 1500 Race, Sex, and Religion  
PHI 2140 Early Greek Medicine and Psychology Wilburn
PHI 2320 Introduction to Ethics  
PHI 2400 Philosophy of Religion Russell
PHI 2550 Introduction to the Philosophy of Science Hiddleston
PHI 2650 Philosophy of Psychology Cottrell
PHI 2850/2860 Introductory Symbolic Logic  
PHI 3700 Philosophy of Art Stidd
PHI 5050 Advanced Symbolic Logic  
PHI 5230 Justice and Rights in Health Care Fanselow
PHI 5240 Social and Political Philosophy Kim
PHI 5290 Free Will and Moral Responsibility Strabbing
PHI 5410 Plato Wilburn
PHI 7800 Seminar in Philosophy Russell

Winter 2020

Course Title Instructor
PHI 1010 Introduction to Philosophy Stidd, Russell
PHI 1050 Critical Thinking Lombard
PHI 1070 Reasoning and Decision  
PHI 1100 Contemporary Moral Issues  
PHI 1110 Ethical Issues in Health Care Strabbing
PHI 1120 Professional Ethics Fanselow
PHI 1130 Environmental Ethics  
PHI 1500 Race, Sex, and Religion  
PHI 2110 17th and 18th Century Philosophy Cottrell
PHI 2150 Chinese Philosophy Kim
PHI 2320 Introduction to Ethics  
PHI 2390 Philosophy of Human Rights Kim
PHI 2850/2860 Introductory Symbolic Logic Vineberg
PHI 3550 Metaphysics Lombard
PHI 3700 Philosophy of Art Stidd
PHI 5300 Foundation of Ethics Fanselow
PHI 5420 Aristotle Stidd
PHI 5550 Philosophy of Mind Hiddleston
PHI 5800 Special Topics Cottrell
PHI 7XXX Seminar in Philosophy Vineberg

Spring/summer 2020

Course Title Instructor
PHI 1010 Introduction to Philosophy  
PHI 1050 Critical Thinking  
PHI 1100 Contemporary Moral Issues  
PHI 1110 Ethical Issues in Health Care  
PHI 1120 Professional Ethics  
PHI 2320 Introduction to Ethics  
PHI 3700 Philosophy of Art