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Overall, philosophy is an excellent part of any student's general University Education. Courses in philosophy can be taken towards several degrees; and virtually all programs of study at SDSU can be enriched by the inclusion of one or more of our courses. Masters programs are offered for students who wish to go on to do graduate study in Philosophy.

Departmental Syllabi


Spring 2016

Lower Division Courses

Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Neuner) (S 2016)
Phil 102 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Barbone) (S 2016)
Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Draz) (S 2016)

Phil 102 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality (Wheeler) (S 2016)
Phil 102 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality (Francescotti)(S 2016)
Phil 102 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality (Atterton) (S 2016)

Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Reyes) (S 2016)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Siefert) (S 2016)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Edwards-Schuth) (S 2016)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Cardwell) (S 2016)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Crawley) (S 2016)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Gagliardi) (S 2016)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Manalansan) (S 2016)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Kleeman) (S 2016)

Phil 120 Intro to Logic (Nuener) (S 2016)

Upper Division Courses
(Intended for Undergraduates)

Phil 312 Women and Philosophy (Draz) (S 2016)

Phil 330 Medical Ethics (Reyes) (S 2016)

Phil 332 Environmental Ethics (Atterton) (S 2016)

Phil 340 Morality of War and Peace (Reyes) (S 2016)

Phil 34 Morality and the Law (Corlett) (S 2016)

Phil 353 Buddhist Philosophy (Wawrytko) (S 2016)

Phil 401-B History of Philosophy (Barbone) (S 2016)

Upper Division Courses
(Intended for Advanced Degrees)

Phil 515 Philosophy of Film (Wheeler) (S 2016)

Phil 516 Non-Western Aesthetics (Wawrytko) (S 2016)

Phil 521 Deductive Logic (Weston) (S 2016)

Phil 535 Philosophy of Religion (Corlett) (S 2016)

Phil 536 Philosophy of Mind (Francescotti) (S 2016)

Graduate Courses

Phil 610: Seminar: Moral Responsibility (Corlett) (S 2016)


Fall 2015

Lower Division Courses

Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Schlesinger) (F 2015)
Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Neuner) (F 2015)
Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Barbone) (F 2015)

Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Weston) (F 2015)
Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Draz) (F 2015)

Phil 102 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality (Wheeler) (F 2015)
Phil 102 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality (Francescotti) (F 2015)
Phil 102 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality (Atterton) (F 2015)

Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Edwards-Schuth) (F 2015)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Misthos) (F 2015)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Thomas) (F 2015)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Holguin) (F 2015)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Smoot) (F 2015)

Upper Division Courses
(Intended for Undergraduates)

Phil 310 Human Nature (Schlesinger) (F 2015)

Phil 312 Women and Philosophy (Brown) (F 2015)

Phil 315 Philosophy and Literature (Schlesinger) (F 2015)

Phil 330 Biomedical Ethics (Reyes) (F 2015)

Phil 340 Morality of War and Peace (Reyes) (F 2015)

Phil 342 Morality and the Law (Corlett) (F 2015)

Phil 351 Chinese Philosophy (Warwytko) (F 2015)

Phil 401A History of Philosophy A (Wheeler) (F 2015)

Phil 496 Ethics Bowl (Brown) (F 2015)

Upper Division Courses
(Intended for Advanced Degrees)

Phil 506 Twentieth-Century Continental Philosophy (Draz) (F 2015)

Phil 509 Theory of Ethics (Corlett) (F 2015)

Phil 523 Theory of Kowledge (Corlett) (F 2015)

Phil 535 Metaphysics (Francescotti) (F 2015)

Phil 537 Philosophy of Science (Weston) (F 2015)

Graduate Courses

Phil 620: Seminar: Philosophy of Time (Warwytko) (F 2015)

Phil 650: Seminar: Teaching Philosophy (Barbone) (F 2015)


Spring 2015

Lower Division Courses

Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Schlesinger) (S 2015)
Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Reyes) (S 2015)
Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Neuner) (S 2015)
Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Wheeler) (S 2015)

Phil 102 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality (Reyes) (S 2015)
Phil 102 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality (Francescotti)(S 2015)
Phil 102 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality (Barbone) (S 2015)

Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Borcher) (S 2015)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Montellanos) (S 2015)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Misthos) (S 2015)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Edwards-Schuth) (S 2015)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Siefert) (S 2015)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Thomas) (S 2015)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Tibbitts) (S 2015)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Reyes) (S 2015)

Phil 120 Intro to Logic (Nuener) (S 2015)

Upper Division Courses
(Intended for Undergraduates)

Phil 340 Morality of War and Peace (Tiboris) (S 2015)

Phil 330 Medical Ethics (Neuner) (S 2015)

Phil 332 Environmental Ethics (Atterton) (S 2015)

Phil 353 Buddhist Philosophy (Wawrytko) (S 2015)

Phil 412 Medieval Philosophy (Barbone (S 2015)

Upper Division Courses
(Intended for Advanced Degrees)

Phil 521 Deductive Logic (Weston) (S 2015)

Phil 531 Philosophy of Language (Francescotti) (S 2015)

Phil 535 Philosophy of Religion (Corlett) (S 2015)

Phil 577 Racism and Social Justice (Corlett) (S 2015)

Graduate Courses

Phil 600: Seminar: Socrates and Plato (Corlett) (S 2015)

Phil 600: Seminar: Kant (Wheeler) (S 2015)


Fall 2014

Lower Division Courses

Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Neuner) (F 2014)
Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Schlesinger) (F 2014)
Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Wheeler) (F 2014)

Phil 102 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality (Barbone) (F 2014)
Phil 102 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality (Francescotti) (F 2014)
Phil 102 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality (Reyes) (F 2014)

Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Borcher) (F 2014)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Gutierrez) (F 2014)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Holguin) (F 2014)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Kleeman) (F 2014)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Siefert) (F 2014)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Thomas) (F 2014)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Tibbitts) (F 2014)

Phil 120 Intro to Logic (Neuner) (F 2014)

Upper Division Courses
(Intended for Undergraduates)

Phil 340 Morality of War and Peace (Anderson) (F 2014)

Phil 310 Human Nature (Reyes) (F 2014)

Phil 329 Social Ethics (Tiboris) (F 2014)

Phil 330 Medical Ethics (Neuner) (F 2014)

Phil 353 Buddhist Philosophy (Wawrytko) (F 2014)

Phil 344 Global Justice (Barzilai) (F 2014)

Phil 411 Ancient Western Philosophy (Wheeler) (F 2014)

Phil 496 Ethics Bowl (Brown) (F 2014)

Upper Division Courses
(Intended for Advanced Degrees)

Phil 510 Philosophy of Law (Corlett) (F 2014)

Phil 523 Theory of Knowledge (Corlett) (F 2014)

Phil 528 Theory of Ethics (Corlett) (F 2014)

Phil 536 Philosophy of Mind (Francescotti) (F 2014)

Graduate Courses

Phil 600: Seminar: Heidegger's Being and Time (Atterton) (F 2014)

Phil 600: Seminar: Marx's Materialism (Weston) (F 2014)

Phil 701 Teaching Philosophy (Barbone) (F 2014)


Spring 2014

Lower Division Courses

Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Corlett) (S 2014)
Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Neuner) (S 2014)
Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Schlesinger) (S 2014)
Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Weston) (S 2014)

Phil 102 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality (Francescotti)(S 2014)
Phil 102 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality (Neuner) (S 2014)
Phil 102 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality (Schlesinger) (S 2014)

Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Borcher) (S 2014)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Gutierrez) (S 2014)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Holguin) (S 2014)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Kleeman) (S 2014)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Siefert) (S 2014)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Smoot) (S 2014)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Thomas) (S 2014)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Tibbitts) (S 2014)

Phil 120 Intro to Logic (Reyes) (S 2014)

Upper Division Courses
(Intended for Undergraduates)

Phil 340 Morality of War and Peace (Anderson) (S 2014)

Phil 310 Human Nature (Reyes) (S 2014)

Phil 329 Social Ethics (Reyes) (S 2014)

Phil 353 Buddhist Philosophy (Wawrytko) (S 2014)

Phil 375 Symposium in Philosophy (Wheeler) (S 2014)

Phil 413 Renaissance and Early Modern Philosophy (Barbone (S 2014)

Phil 496 Morality and the Law (Tiboris) (S 2014)

Upper Division Courses
(Intended for Advanced Degrees)

Phil 508 Existentialism (Atterton) (S 2014)

Phil 512 Political Philosophy (Tiboris) (S 2014)

Phil 521 Deductive Logic (Weston) (S 2014)

Phil 535 Philosophy of Religion (Corlett) (S 2014)

Phil 565 Asian Philosophers (Wawrytko) (S 2014)

Phil 575 Krishnamurti (Wawrytko) (S 2014)

Graduate Courses

Phil 600: Seminar: Spinoza (Barbone) (S 2014)

Phil 620: Seminar: Personal Identity (Francescotti) (S 2014)


Fall 2013

Lower Division Courses

Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Neuner)
Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Reyes) (F 2013)
Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Schlesinger) (F 2013)
Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Weston)

Phil 102 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality (Francescotti) (F 2013)
Phil 102 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality (Neuner) (F 2013)
Phil 102 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality (Schlesinger) (F 2013)

Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Barbone) (F 2013)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Borcher) (F 2013)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Dedman) (F 2013)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Holguin) (F 2013)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Smoot) (F 2013)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Thomas) (F 2013)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Tibbitts) (F 2013)

Phil 120 Intro to Logic (Reyes) (F 2013)

Upper Division Courses
(Intended for Undergraduates)

Phil 330 Medical Ethics Thinking (Neuner) (F 2013)

Phil 332 Environmental Ethics (Atterton) (F 2013)

Phil 340 Morality of War and Peace (Anderson) (F 2013)

Phil 344 Global Justice (Forman-Barzilai) (F 2013)

Phil 351 Chinese Philosophy (Wawrytko) (F 2013)

Phil 353 Buddhist Philosophy (Wawrytko) (F 2013)

Phil 411 Ancient Western Philosophy (Reyes) (F 2013)

Phil 414 Nineteenth-Century European Philosophy (Reyes) (F 2013)

Phil 496 Logic and the Law (Brown) (F 2013)

Upper Division Courses
(Intended for Advanced Degrees)

Phil 531 Philosophy of Language (Francescotti) (F 2013)

Phil 542 Philosophy of Art (Wawrytko) (F 2013)

Phil 537 Philosophy of Science (Weston) (F 2013)

Graduate Courses

Phil 710: Teaching Philosophy (Barbone) (F 2013)


Spring 2013

Lower Division Courses

Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Neuner) (S 2013)
Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Schlesinger) (S 2013)
Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Weston) (S 2013)

Phil 102 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality (Francescotti) (S 2013)
Phil 102 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality (Schlesinger) (S 2013)

Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Reyes) (S 2013)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Schlesinger) (S 2013)

Phil 120 Intro to Logic (Reyes) (S 2013)

Upper Division Courses
(Intended for Undergraduates)

Phil 310 Philosopjhy and Human Nature (Reyes) (S 2013)

Phil 330 Medical Ethics Thinking (Neuner) (S 2013)

Phil 332 Environmental Ethics (Atterton) (S 2013)

Phil 340 Morality of War and Peace (Anderson) (S 2013)

Phil 344 Global Justice (Forman-Barzilai) (S 2013)

Phil 413 Renaissance and Early Modern Philosophy (Barbone) (S 2013)

Phil 496 Morality and the Law (Tiboris) (S 2013)

Upper Division Courses
(Intended for Advanced Degrees)

Phil 506 Twentieth-Century Continental Philosophy (Atterton) (S 2013)

Phil 521 Deductive Logic (Weston) (S 2013)

Phil 525 Metaphysics (Francescotti) (S 2013)

Phil 596 Philosophy of Film (Wheeler) (S 2013)

Graduate Courses

Phil 600 Aristotle on Agency (Wheeler) (S 2013)

Phil 620 Women in Philosophy (Barbone) (S 2013)


Fall 2012

Lower Division Courses

Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Neuner) (F 2012)
Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Schlesinger) (F 2012)
Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Weston) (F 2012)

Phil 102 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality (Barbone) (F 2012)
Phil 102 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality (Francescotti) (F 2012)
Phil 102 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality (Schlesinger) (F 2012)

Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Reyes) (F 2012)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Schlesinger) (F 2012)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Wawrytko) (F 2012)

Phil 120 Intro to Logic (Reyes) (F 2012)

Upper Division Courses

Phil 330 Medical Ethics Thinking (Neuner) (F 2012)

Phil 332 Environmental Ethics (Atterton) (F 2012)

Phil 353 Buddhist Philosophy (Wawrytko) (F 2012)

Phil 411 Ancient Western Philosophy (Reyes) (F 2012)

Phil 412 Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy (Reyes) (F 2012)

Phil 496 Logic and the Law (Brown) (F 2012)

Upper Division Courses

Phil 508 Existentialism (Atterton) (F 2012)

Phil 536 Philosophy of Mind (Francescotti) (F 2012)

Phil 575 Martin Buber and Contemporary Jewish Philosophy (Barzilai) (F 2012)

Graduate Courses

Phil 600 Conflict and Contradiction (Weston) (F 2012)

Phil 630 Buddhism for Philosophers (Wawrytko) (F 2012)


Fall 2011

Lower Division Courses

Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Anderson) (F 2011)
Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Neuner) (F 2011)
Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Schlesinger) (F 2011)
Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Weston) (F 2011)

Phil 102 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality (Atterton) (F 2011)
Phil 102 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality (Barbone) (F 2011)
Phil 102 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality (Francescotti) (F 2011)
Phil 102 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality (Neuner) (F 2011)
Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality (Schlesinger) (F 2011)

Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Reyes) (F 2011)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Wawrytko) (F 2011)

Phil 120 Intro to Logic (Reyes) (F 2011)

Upper Division Courses
(Intended for Undergraduates)

Phil 310 Philosopjhy and Human Nature (Reyes) (F 2011)

Phil 330 Medical Ethics Thinking (Atterton) (F 2011)

Phil 332 Environmental Ethics (Anderson) (F 2011)

Phil 340 Morality of War and Peace (Anderson) (F 2011)

Phil 353 Buddhist Philosophy (Wawrytko) (F 2011)

Phil 413 Early Modern Philosophy (Barbone) (F 2011)

Upper Division Courses
(Intended for Advanced Degrees)

Phil 525 Metaphysics (Wheeler) (F 2011)

Phil 531 Philosophy of Language (Francescotti) (F 2011)

Phil 565 Asian Philosophy (Timalsina) (F 2011)

Phil 575 Mao Zedong as a Philosopher (Weston) (F 2011)

Graduate Courses

Phil 620 The Value of Bio-Diversity (Moellendorf)


Spring 2011

Lower Division Courses

Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Schlesinger) (S 2011)
Phil 101 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Weston) (S 2011)

Phil 102 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality (Atterton) (S 2011)
Phil 102 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality (Barbone) (S 2011)
Phil 102 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality (Francescotti) (S 2011)
Phil 102 Intro to Philosophy: Ethics (Wawrytko) (S 2011)

Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Anderson) (S 2011)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Murray) (S 2011)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Neuner) (S 2011)

Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Reyes) (S 2011)
Phil 110 Critical Thinking (Schlesinger) (S 2011)

Phil 120 Intro to Logic (Reyes) (S 2011)

Upper Division Courses

Phil 310 Philosopjhy and Human Nature (Reyes) (S 2011)

Phil 330 Medical Ethics Thinking (Neuner) (S 2011)

Phil 340 Morality of War and Peace (Anderson) (S 2011)

Phil 353 Buddhist Philosophy (Wawrytko) (S 2011)

Phil 411 A Survey of Western Philosophy (Wheeler) (S 2011)

Phil 414 Nineteenth Century European Philosophy (Wawrytko) (S 2011)

Phil 496 Morality and Climate Change (Moellendorf) (S 2011)

Upper Division Courses

Phil 521 Deductive Logic (Weston) (S 2011)

Phil 528 Theory of Ethics (Moellendorf) (S 2011)

Phil 536 Philosophy of Mind (Francescotti) (S 2011)

Graduate Courses

Phil 701 Teaching Philosophy (Barbone) (S 2011)

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