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Philosophy 1305

Philosophy and Critical Thinking 3-0 (WI)

CRN 80030

A study of universal philosophical problems and their solutions, with a view toward developing clear thinking about knowledge, belief, and value. Approximately one half of this course will focus on the student’s critical thinking skills. Credit cannot be given for both PHIL 1305 and PHIL 3301.
  • 6 assignments
  • 2 exams, proctored at a testing center
  • Students in this course may submit no more than one assignment each week.
  • Textbook:

Chaffee, John. The Philosopher's Way: A text With Readings, 3rd edition 2011.
ISBN-13: 978-0-205-77699-3 ISBN-10: 0-205-77699-X

  • Instructor: Audrey McKinney, PhD
  • Tuition: $838.74 (This cost includes the online course fee.)

Acquiring Course Materials

All required and optional course materials for both the print-based and online versions of this course are available through the Texas State University Bookstore. Select the current semester, and then select "ODEL" as the Department name. 


This Course is Now Available Online!

To access the course website, contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning. A $10-per-credit-hour online fee applies.

Before enrolling in this online correspondence self-paced course, take the Online Learning Readiness Self-Assessment, which will help you determine if online correspondence self-paced courses are a good fit for you.

Take a look inside this course

You may view the syllabus and a sample of the PHIL 1305 online course before enrolling.