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Fort Hays State University
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Rarick Hall 340
Phone: 785-628-4249
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Online Classes

Are you an on-campus student interested in taking Philosophy courses, but they don’t fit into your schedule?  Are you an online student looking for a class to round out your course load for the semester?  Are you just looking to take an online class for personal enrichment?

Learn more about Fort Hays State University’s online education by visiting the Virtual College Web site. Or, email Jodie Wear-Leiker, Course Administrator, if you have specific questions about these classes.

IDS 400 BIOETHICS
An examination of ethical issues which result from our expanding biological knowledge such as animal rights, genetic testing, biological engineering, abortion, euthanasia, the impact of humans on the environment, and the just allocation of resources.

IDS 401 ETHICAL ISSUES IN THE PROFESSIONS AND BUSINESS
An examination of ethical issues in the professional lives of people in science, education, medicine, law, and business arising from the challenge of maintaining personal integrity in the face of apparent conflicts of duty.

IDS 801 INTRODUCTION TO GRADUATE LIBERAL STUDIES
This is the first course in the 10-hour core required for the Master of Liberal Studies degree. It systematically introduces the M.L.S. program, some key concepts of critical thinking, the idea of liberal studies, and the possible benefits of studying liberally.

IDS 802 WAYS OF KNOWING IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES
This is the second course in the 10-hour core required for the Master of Liberal Studies degree. It systematically introduces the student to the different standards and procedures for coming to have knowledge in the humanities, arts, social sciences, and physical sciences.

PHIL 100  GENERAL LOGIC
An introduction to induction, deduction, and common fallacies, the primary aim of the course being to develop skill in applying basic principles of sound reasoning.

PHIL 120 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
An introduction to perennial philosophical questions concerning topics such as knowledge, doubt, God, freedom, necessity, good and evil, immortality, time, the cosmos, and the meaning of life, and to some of the most noteworthy attempts to answer them.

PHIL 201 POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
A critical introduction to topics such as state authority, human rights, justice, liberty, and equality, which are at the heart of understanding the nature of politics and what it is to live responsibly in society.


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