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Philosophy


Philosophy is arguably the oldest and most important of the academic disciplines. At least that's what Philosophers like to say. In Philosophy we discuss the Big Questions: Is there a God? What is Truth? What would a just society look like? What is the nature of Reality? Can warfare ever be morally justified? Why is it so hard to find a job as a Philosopher?

At Jefferson College we offer courses in Ethics, Introduction to Philosophy, Logic, World Religions, and Medical Ethics. We have one full-time faculty member and a roving band of highly qualified and fascinating adjuncts.

Famous Philosophy majors include comedians Steve Martin and Jay Leno, Alex Trebek of "Jeopardy," actor Harrison Ford, financier George Soros, and the late Pope John Paul II.


Philosophy Course Syllabi
The following links are for Official Course Syllabi, which detail expected learning outcomes, outlines of topics, and methods of instruction and evaluation.

PHL101   Logic
PHL102   Introduction to Philosophy
PHL102H Honors Introduction to Philosophy
PHL201   World Religions
PHL202   Ethics
PHL202H Honors Ethics
PHL203   Medical Ethics
PHL204   Business and Professional Ethics

Philosophy Academic Plan
The Academic Plan is a semester-by-semester plan for the full-time college-ready student. Part-time students should work with an advisor to customize the map to fit individual needs.


Meet the Philosophy Faculty