PHI 1624 Philosophy and Popular Culture

This course addresses many of the major themes in philosophy through an examination of everyday living. In particular, it uses popular culture as a medium through which the relevance of philosophy to modern life can be understood. One part of each unit involves detailed examination of different cultural artifacts. Areas to be examined include music, film, and technology. Weekly sections relate these areas to more detailed concerns in areas of philosophy such as ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, and logic. The course culminates in a project that applies philosophy to a topic in popular culture of the student's choosing.
3 credits