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The 3-year rotation of upper level Philosophy courses at VSU

Advising grids for our majors to plan their classes and registration are now available online!

If you became a PHIL track student after Fall 2007, please use the new PHIL track grid here. Catalog 08-09.

If you became a REL track student after June 2008, please use the new REL track grid here. Catalog 2008-2009.
If you became a REL track student between June 2007 and June 2008, please use the REL track grid here. Catalog 07-08.

 
Advising grid track sheets for our majors, before 2007: Click here for the PHIL track grid and click here for the REL track grid.


 
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Full listing of current course descriptions available in the Undergraduate Catalog, linked here.The 2009-2010 Catalog features our department's listings on pages 160-162, 405-408, and 420-423.
 
 
 
Fall Year 1 (Fall 2002) 
PHIL 3200 Philosophy of Science                       
PHIL 3300 Philosophy of Religion           
PHIL 3180 Environmental Ethics (Ethics and the Environment)      
 
PHIL 3060 History of Ancient Philosophy
 
REL 4700 Islam
REL 4700 Christian Ethics E                                                                     
                                                                         
Spring Year 1 (Spring 2003)
PHIL 3100 Medical Ethics (Ethics and Health Care)
PHIL 3150 Business Ethics (Ethics and Business)
           
PHIL 3070 History of Medieval Philosophy
 
PHIL 4920 Metaphilosophy/REL 4920 Capstone
 
REL 3330 New Testament
REL 3700 Buddhism
 
 
Summer Year 1 (Summer 2003)
PHIL 3100 Medical Ethics (Ethics and Health Care)
 
 
Fall Year 2 (Fall 2003)             
PHIL 3120 Ethical Theory 3120 or PHIL 3130 Social and Political Philosophy
           
PHIL 3110 Aesthetics: Theory of Art         
                                  
PHIL 3080 History of Early Modern Philosophy
 
REL 3340 Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
REL 3370 Religious Thought
REL 3501 History of Christianity
                       
                                                           
Spring Year 2 (Spring 2004)
PHIL 3180 Environmental Ethics
PHIL 3150 Business Ethics
PHIL 3200 Philosophy of Science
 
PHIL 3090 History of Late Modern Philosophy
 
PHIL 4920 Metaphilosophy/REL 4920 Capstone
 
REL 3510 Judaism
REL 3530 Christian Ethics
 
 
Summer Year 3 (Summer 2004)
PHIL 3100 Medical Ethics (Ethics and Health Care)
 
 
Fall Year 3 (Fall 2004) 
PHIL 3400 Existentialism or
PHIL 3430 American Philosophy
 
PHIL 3060 History of Ancient Philosophy
 
REL 3300 Philosophy of Religion
REL 3340 Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
REL 3710 Hinduism
                
                   
Spring Year 3 (Spring 2005)                                   
PHIL 3230 Philosophy of Mind or PHIL 3220 Cosmology or PHIL 3210 Philosophy of Technology (Ethics and Technology)
 
PHIL 3070 History of Medieval Philosophy           
 
PHIL 4920 Metaphilosophy/REL 4920 Capstone
 
REL 3300 New Testament
REL 3370 Religious Thought
REL 3503 History of Christianity III
REL 3700 Buddhism
 
 
Summer Year 3 (Summer 2005)
PHIL 3100 Medical Ethics (Ethics and Health Care)
 
Fall Year 1 (Fall 2005)                         
PHIL 3200 Philosophy of Science                       
PHIL 3300 Philosophy of Religion           
PHIL 3180 Environmental Ethics (Ethics and the Environment)      
 
PHIL 3080 History of Early Modern Philosophy    
 
REL 3340 Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
REL 3370 Religious Thought
REL 3502 History of Christianity II
REL 3520 Islam
REL 3530 Christian Ethics
                                               
                                                                         
Spring Year 1 (Spring 2006)
PHIL 3150 Business Ethics (Ethics and Business)
PHIL 3110 Aesthetics: Theory of Art
           
PHIL 3090 History of Late Modern
 
PHIL 4920 Metaphilosophy/REL 4920 Capstone
 
REL 3330 New Testament
REL 3510 Judaism
 
 
Summer Year 4 (Summer 2006)
PHIL 3100 Medical Ethics (Ethics and Health Care)
 
 
Fall Year 2 (Fall 2006)             
PHIL 3120 Ethical Theory
PHIL 3130 Social and Political Philosophy
PHIL 3300 Philosophy of Religion           
PHIL 3400 Existentialism                                   
 
PHIL 3060 History of Ancient Philosophy
 
REL 3300 Philosophy of Religion
REL 3340 Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
REL 3370 Religious Thought
REL 3501 History of Christianity I
REL 3700 Buddhism
                                                                                   
Spring Year 2 (Spring 2007)
PHIL 3070 History Medieval Philosophy
PHIL 3150 Ethics and Business
PHIL 3180 Ethics and the Environment
PHIL 3200 Philosophy of Science
PHIL 3530 Christian Ethics 
 
PHIL 4920 Metaphilosophy/REL 4920 Capstone
 
REL 3530 Christian Ethics
REL 3600 Women and Religion
REL 3710 Hinduism
 
 
Fall Year 3 (Fall 2007) 
PHIL 3080 History of Early Modern Philosophy
PHIL 3110 Aesthetics
PHIL 3400 Existentialism
PHIL 3430 American Philosophy 
                         
REL 3340 Hebrew Bible
REL 3370 Religious Thought
REL 3502 History of Christianity II
REL 3520 Islam
REL 3530 Christian Ethics
 
 
Spring Year 3 (Spring 2008)
 
PHIL 3090 History Late Modern Philosophy
PHIL 3120 Ethical Theory
PHIL 3210 Ethics and Technology
PHIL 3230 Philosophy of Mind
PHIL 4920 Metaphilosophy Capstone
 
REL 3220 Religious Pluralism/Dialogue
REL 3360 Sacred Texts: Hebrew Bible
REL 3501 History of Christianity I
REL 3510 Judaism
REL 4920 Religious Studies Capstone
 
 
Fall Year 1 (Fall 2008)
PHIL 3060 History of Ancient Philosophy
PHIL 3140 Ethics and Law
PHIL 3180 Ethics and the Environment
PHIL 3200 Philosophy of Science
PHIL 3300 Philosophy of Religion 
PHIL 3530 Christian Ethics
PHIL 3710 Hinduism
 
REL 3210 Religion, Violence & Nonviolence
REL 3300 Philosophy of Religion
REL 3340 Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
REL 3530 Christian Ethics
REL 3710 Hinduism
 
 
Spring Year 1 (Spring 2009)
PHIL 3070 History of Medieval Philosophy
PHIL 3110 Aesthetics: Theories of Art
PHIL 3130 Social/Political Philosophy
PHIL 3150 Ethics and Business
PHIL 3220 Cosmology
PHIL 3700 Buddhism
PHIL 4920 Metaphilosophy Capstone
 
REL 3300 Philosophy of Religion
REL 3503 History of Christianity III
REL 3504 Archaeology of Ancient Israel
REL 3600 Women and Religion 
REL 3700 Buddhism
REL 4920 Religious Studies Capstone
 
 
Fall Year 2 (Fall 2009)
PHIL 3080 History Early Modern Philosophy
PHIL 3190 Ethics and the Social Sciences
PHIL 3230 Philosophy of Mind
PHIL 3400 Existentialism
PHIL 3630 Native American Women
PHIL 3650 Mysticism and Social Justice
PHIL 3850 Philosophy of Race
PHIL 4120 Ethics and Public Policy
 
REL 3270 Human Quest for Faith
REL 3330 New Testament
REL 3350 Religious Autobiography
REL 3503 History of Christianity III
REL 3504 Archaeology of Ancient Israel
REL 3520 Islam
REL 3630 Native American Women
REL 3640 Alt Religions of the World
REL 3650 Mysticism and Social Justice
REL 4700 Peace Studies
REL 4710 Intro to Hebrew Language
 
 
 
Spring Year 2 (Spring 2010) 
PHIL 3090 History of Late Modern Philosophy
PHIL 3150  Ethics and Business
PHIL 3180 Ethics and the Environment
PHIL 3200 Philosophy of Science
PHIL 3540 Ecology and World Religions
PHIL 3610 Native American Thought and Cultures
PHIL 3710 Hinduism
PHIL 4800 Advanced Logic
PHIL 4800 Evolution of God
PHIL 4920 Metaphilosophy           
 
REL 3200 Religion, Culture and Morality
REL 3330 New Testament
REL 3360 Sacred Texts: Hebrew Bible
REL 3540 Ecology and World Religions
REL 3610 Native American Thought and Cultures
REL 3710 Hinduism
REL 4700 Evolution of God
REL 4920 Religious Studies Senior Cap

 

Fall 2010 (Fall Year 3)
PHIL 3060 History of Ancient Philosophy
PHIL 3100 Ethical Theory
PHIL 3140 Ethics and Law
PHIL 3160 Ethics and Media
PHIL 3110 Aesthetics
PHIL 3210 Ethics and Technology
PHIL 3220 Cosmology
PHIL 3230 Philosophy of Mind
PHIL 3430 American Philosophy 
PHIL 4220 Ethics and Public Administration
                         
REL 3340 Hebrew Bible
REL 3370 Religious Thought
REL 3502 History of Christianity II
REL 3520 Islam
REL 3530 Christian Ethics
 
 
Spring 2011 (Spring Year 3)
PHIL 3070 History of Medieval Philosophy
PHIL 3120 Ethical Theory
PHIL 3210 Ethics and Technology
PHIL 3230 Philosophy of Mind
PHIL 3630 Native American Women
PHIL 4920 Metaphilosophy Capstone
 
REL 3220 Religious Pluralism/Dialogue
REL 3360 Sacred Texts: Hebrew Bible
REL 3501 History of Christianity I
REL 3510 Judaism
REL 4920 Religious Studies Capstone
 
 
Fall 2011 (Fall Year 1)
PHIL 3080 History of Early Modern Philosophy
PHIL 3140 Ethics and Law
PHIL 3180 Ethics and the Environment
PHIL 3200 Philosophy of Science
PHIL 3300 Philosophy of Religion 
PHIL 3530 Christian Ethics
PHIL 3610 Native American Thought
PHIL 3640 Environmental Philosophy
PHIL 3710 Hinduism
PHIL 4120 Ethics and Public Policy
 
REL 3210 Religion, Violence & Nonviolence
REL 3300 Philosophy of Religion
REL 3340 Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
REL 3530 Christian Ethics
REL 3710 Hinduism
 
Spring 2012 (Spring Year 1)
PHIL 3090 History of Late Modern Philosophy
PHIL 3110 Aesthetics: Theories of Art
PHIL 3130 Social/Political Philosophy
PHIL 3150 Ethics and Business
PHIL 3180 Ethics and the Environment
PHIL 3200 Philosophy of Science
PHIL 3620 Post Colonization Issues in Indigenous Cultures
PHIL 3700 Buddhism
PHIL 4220 Ethics and Public Administration
PHIL 4920 Metaphilosophy Capstone
 
REL 3300 Philosophy of Religion
REL 3503 History of Christianity III
REL 3504 Archaeology of Ancient Israel
REL 3600 Women and Religion 
REL 3700 Buddhism
REL 4920 Religious Studies Capstone
 
Fall 2012 (Fall Year 2)
PHIL 3060 History Ancient Philosophy
PHIL 3190 Ethics and the Social Sciences
PHIL 3230 Philosophy of Mind
PHIL 3400 Existentialism
PHIL 3540 Ecology and World Religions
PHIL 3630 Native American Women
PHIL 3640 Environmental Philosophy
PHIL 3850 Philosophy of Race
PHIL 4120 Ethics and Public Policy
 
REL 3270 Human Quest for Faith
REL 3330 New Testament
REL 3350 Religious Autobiography
REL 3540 Ecology and World Religions
REL 3610 Native American Thought and Cultures
REL 3503 History of Christianity III
REL 3504 Archaeology of Ancient Israel
REL 3520 Islam
REL 3640 Alt Religions of the World
REL 4700 Peace Studies
REL 4710 Intro to Hebrew Language
 
Spring 2013 (Spring Year 2) 
PHIL 3070 History of Medieval Philosophy
PHIL 3150 Ethics and Business
PHIL 3180 Ethics and the Environment
PHIL 3200 Philosophy of Science
PHIL 3610 Native American Thought
PHIL 3710 Hinduism
PHIL 4220 Ethics and Public Administration
PHIL 4920 Metaphilosophy           
 
REL 3200 Religion, Culture and Morality
REL 3330 New Testament
REL 3360 Sacred Texts: Hebrew Bible
REL 3710 Hinduism
REL 4700 Evolution of God
REL 4920 Religious Studies Senior Cap
 
Fall 2013 (Fall Year 3)
PHIL 3080 History of Early Modern Philosophy
PHIL 3110 Aesthetics
PHIL 3210 Ethics and Technology
PHIL 3220 Cosmology
PHIL 3300 Philosophy of Religion
PHIL 3620 Post Colonization Issues in Indigenous Cultures
PHIL 4120 Ethics and Public Policy
                         
REL 3340 Hebrew Bible
REL 3370 Religious Thought
REL 3502 History of Christianity II
REL 3520 Islam
REL 3530 Christian Ethics
 
Spring 2014 (Spring Year 3)
PHIL 3090 History of Late Modern Philosophy
PHIL 3130 Social and Political Philosophy
PHIL 3150 Ethics and Business
PHIL 3180 Ethics and the Environment
PHIL 3200 Philosophy of Science
PHIL 3540 Ecology and World Religions
PHIL 3630 Native American Women
PHIL 3650 Mysticism and Social Justice
PHIL 4220 Ethics and Public Administration
PHIL 4920 Metaphilosophy Capstone
 
REL 3220 Religious Pluralism/Dialogue
REL 3360 Sacred Texts: Hebrew Bible
REL 3501 History of Christianity I
REL 3540 Ecology and World Religions
REL 3610 Native American Thought and Culture
REL 3510 Judaism
REL 4920 Religious Studies Capstone
 

Three Year Rotation of Upper Level courses in PHIL and REL.
**For all semesters, include multiple sections of lower levels PHIL 2010, PHIL 2020, and REL 2020.
***For Spring semesters, include one section each of PHIL 2030 and REL 2010.
****Upper Level special topics courses (ie. PHIL 4800 and REL 4700) are taught as faculty are available to do so.

Fall 2014 (Fall Year 1)
PHIL 3060 History of Ancient Philosophy
PHIL 3120 Ethical Theory
PHIL 3230 Philosophy of Mind
PHIL 3300 Philosophy of Religion
PHIL 3540 Ecology and World Religions 
PHIL 3610 Native American Thought and Cultures
PHIL 4120 Ethics and Public Policy (needed for Political Science)
REL 3300 Philosophy of Religion
REL 3330 New Testament
REL 3340 Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
REL 3504 Archaeology of Ancient Israel
REL 3540 Ecology and World Religions
REL 3610 Native American Thought and Cultures
REL 3640 Alternative Religions of the World

 

Spring 2015 (Spring Year 1)
PHIL 3110 Aesthetics: Theories of Art
PHIL 3130 Social/Political Philosophy
PHIL 3180 Ethics and the Environment
PHIL 3200 Philosophy of Science
PHIL 3400 Existentialism
PHIL 3530 Christian Ethics
PHIL 3620 Post Colonial Issues in Indigenous Cultures 
PHIL 3650 Mysticism and Social Justice
PHIL 4220 Ethics and Public Administration (needed for Political Science)
PHIL 4920 Metaphilosophy Capstone
REL 3330 New Testament
REL 3400 Existentialism
REL 3504 Archaeology of Ancient Israel
REL 3520 Islam
REL 3620 Post Colonial Issues in Indigenous Cultures
REL 3650 Mysticism and Social Justice
REL 4920 Religious Studies Capstone

 

Fall 2015 (Fall Year 2)
PHIL 3070 History of Medieval Philosophy
PHIL 3140 Ethics and Law
PHIL 3220 Cosmology
PHIL 3300 Philosophy of Religion
PHIL 3630 Native American Women
PHIL 3640 Environmental Philosophy
PHIL 3700 Buddhism
PHIL 4120 Ethics and Public Policy (needed for Political Science)
REL 3270 Human Quest for Faith
REL 3300 Philosophy of Religion
REL 3330 New Testament
REL 3340 Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
REL 3630 Native American Women
REL 3640 Alternative Religions of the World
REL 3700 Buddhism

 

Spring 2016 (Spring Year 2)
PHIL 3080 History of Early Modern Philosophy
PHIL 3200 Philosophy of Science
PHIL 3400 Existentialism
PHIL 3430 American Philosophy
PHIL 3540 Ecology and World Religions
PHIL 3610 Native American Thought and Cultures
PHIL 4220 Ethics and Public Administration (needed for Political Science)
PHIL 4920 Metaphilosophy Capstone
REL 3330 New Testament
REL 3400 Existentialism
REL 3504 Archaeology of Ancient Israel
REL 3510 Judaism
REL 3540 Ecology and World Religions
REL 3600 Women and Religion
REL 3610 Native American Thought and Cultures
REL 4920 Religious Studies Capstone

 

Fall 2016 (Fall Year 3)
PHIL 3090 History of Late Modern Philosophy
PHIL 3110 Aesthetics
PHIL 3230 Philosophy of Mind
PHIL 3300 Philosophy of Religion
PHIL 3620 Post-Colonial Issues in Indigenous Cultures
PHIL 3900 Philosophy of Happiness
PHIL 4120 Ethics and Public Policy (needed for Political Science)
REL 3300 Philosophy of Religion
REL 3330 New Testament
REL 3360 Sacred Texts: Hebrew Bible
REL 3504 Archaeology of Ancient Israel
REL 3520 Islam
REL 3620 Post-Colonial Issues in Indigenous Cultures

 

Spring 2017 (Spring Year 3)
PHIL 3060 History of Ancient Philosophy
PHIL 3180 Ethics and the Environment
PHIL 3200 Philosophy of Science
PHIL 3630 Native American Women
PHIL 4220 Ethics and Public Administration (needed for Political Science)
PHIL 4920 Metaphilosophy Capstone
REL 3504 Archaeology of Ancient Israel
REL 3640 Alternative World Religions
REL 3630 Native American Women
REL 4920 Religious Studies Capstone

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

These are pictures of Ari Santas when he began teaching at VSU!  The classroom is West Hall 104.

 

 


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On the chalkboard, Ari Santas writes “Importance of Theory”, “Where Abstraction Runs Afoul”, “Concrete” and “Metaphysics.”   Interesting that Metaphysics is under what we assume is Concrete!

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More students in West 104 from the Spring of 2003!

Dr. Christine A. James
Department of Philosophy
Valdosta State University
Valdosta, GA 31698-0050
229-259-7609, Fax 229-259-5011
chjames@valdosta.edu
Philosophy Department home: http://teach.valdosta.edu/phi  
Philosophy Department Office Assistant: 229-333-5949
Dr. James personal site: http://teach.valdosta.edu/chjames/
Dr. James' CV is available at http://teach.valdosta.edu/chjames/jamescv.htm 
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