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PHIL 307 History of Philosophy: The Ancient World to the Renaissance (CORE—Western Civilization)

Prerequisite: Completion of a course in philosophy: PHIL 200, PLWS 203, PLRL 205, PHIL 212, PHIL 221, PLRL 301, PLRL 306 or INPL 309. (First semester/3 credits) 

An introduction to philosophy from the ancient world to the Renaissance. This course aims to introduce students to Western civilization through a discussion of some of the significant primary philosophical texts from ancient and medieval Europe. Thinkers typically covered include Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Cicero, Anselm and Aquinas. Topics may include social and political philosophy, ethics, epistemology, religion, metaphysics and philosophy of law.