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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.


as BCW488.

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.