The Master’s College 2015-2016 Catalog
concludes with insights related to the contemporary
P364 Ethics (3)
A survey of the main approaches to ethics; issues in
personal ethics, such as moral responsibility, decision-
making, honesty and conscience; and topics in special
ethics such as war, abortion, euthanasia, genetic
engineering, and church-state relations. Fulfills the
philosophic studies general education requirement.
POL365 Western Political Philosophy I (3)
An in-depth study of the foundational works of
classical political philosophy: Plato’s
POL366 Western Political Philosophy II (3)
An in-depth study of the major modern political
philosophers and their thought from Machiavelli
through the social contract theorists to the utilitarians.
P458 Philosophy of Religion (3)
An examination of issues such as the relation
between faith and reason, arguments for and against
theism, the divine attributes, the problem of evil,
religious experience, religious language, death, and
P468 Religion & Science (3)
Comparison and contrast of philosophies of religion
and science in their ways of knowing, uses of
language and symbols, relation to experience, and
formulation of beliefs and theories.
P478 Religious Epistemology (3)
The possibility, nature and certainty of religious
P488 Problem of Evil (3)
Explanation for the existence of pain and evil.
P498 Philosophers of Religious Significance (3)
An examination of philosophers who have greatly
influenced religious thought. Considered are thinkers
such as Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, Hume,
Hegel, Nietzsche, and Wittgenstein.
P499 God in Philosophy & Theology (3)
A study of the nature of God and the coherence of
the divine attributes; God’s relation to logic, language,
time, causality, and evil; belief as it relates to science,
natural theology, evidence, and mysticism.
HU312 Disciplinary Connections (3)
A study of conceptual foundations of seven major
areas of study: reading, language and literature;
history and social science; mathematics; science;
visual and performing arts; physical education; and
human development. Students will examine the
connections between disciplines. This is a required
three-unit course in the 12-unit concentration for
Liberal Studies-teacher education majors.