Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: PHI                                     Course Number: 231                                    
Course Title: The Big Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy
Subject: Philosophy
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course introduces some of the big philosophical questions surrounding individual and society: What can I know for certain? Who am I? Is morality relative to culture? Does God Exist? What is justice? Why be good? By way of answering these questions, students examine arguments about knowledge and belief, the nature of reality, freedom, ethics, aesthetics, personal identity and social justice.

Prerequisite: ENG 101.
General Education:
  • Meets General Education Category
    • Philosophy

  • for Degrees in:
    • All Bach (All Undergraduate Degrees)

Start Date:    05/04/2015                         End Date: