2017-18 Academic Catalog

Philosophy and Religion

Department Head: Dr. John Bickle
228 Etheredge Hall
Box JS
Mississippi State, MS  39762
Telephone: 662-325-2382
E-mail: jbickle@philrel.msstate.edu
Website: http://www.philosophyandreligion.msstate.edu

The Department of Philosophy and Religion offers graduate courses that a student can take for elective credit.  For additional information call 662-325-2382.

Philosophy

PHI 6013 Contemporary Philosophy and Architecture: 3 hours.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instrutor. Three hours lecture. An examination of modernism and postmodernism in philosophy and architecture (Same as ARC 4333/6333)

PHI 6123 Contemporary Continental Philosophy: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: 3 hours PHI or junior standing). Three hours lecture. A survey of the most important trends in 20th and 21st century continental philosophy and their influence on culture, politics, art, architecture, and literature

PHI 6143 Philosophy of Science: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An analytical examination of the essential ingredients of science concluding with the effect of scientific values on contemporary culture

PHI 6163 Research Ethics: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course examines ethical issues that are generated by the tensional balancing of personal consideration against public good in the practice of scientific research

PHI 6173 Philosophy of Biology: 3 hours.

An examination of the central philosophical issues in the life sciences, particularly biological laws, classifications, selection, and reductionism

PHI 6223 Philosophy of Cognitive Science: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Exploration of the philosophical issues arising in cognitive science

PHI 6990 Special Topics in Philosophy and Religion: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

PHI 7000 Directed Individual Study in Philosophy and Religion: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

PHI 8101 Case Studies in Scientific Research Ethics: 1 hour.

One hour seminar. Practical application of research ethics using case scenarios to direct discussions on data ownership, plagiarism, authorship, conflict of interest, and other regulatory compliance related issues. (Same as CVM 8101)

PHI 8990 Special Topics in Philosophy and Religion: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

Religion

REL 6403 The Ancient Near East: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Completion of any 1000-level history course). Three hours lecture. A study of the origins and development of civilizations in Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Syria-Palestine from prehistoric times to the end of the Persian period. (Same as HI 4403/6403 and MEC 4403/6403. )

REL 6990 Special Topics in Religion: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

REL 7000 Directed Individual Study in Religion: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

REL 8990 Special Topics in Religion: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)