Fall 2017


PHIL 110: Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits)

Instructor: Dr. Mail Yagubov

General introduction to the nature, problems, methods, concepts, and divisions of

philosophy. This course focuses on a number of central problems in philosophy including: the structure of being; mind-body problem; foundations of morality and the existence of God and our knowledge of the external world. Philosophical inquiry into such things as the meaning of life; freedom and necessity, free will and predestination; the basis of morality; truth and its criteria.

Readings include selections from pre-selected Western and Easterna


Syllabus: Introduction to Philosophy


PHIL 314: Modern European Philosophy (3 credits)

Instructor: Dr. Mail Yagubov

The history of philosophy in the West from the Renaissance through the Eighteenth

Century. A survey of major philosophical problems in metaphysics and the theory of

knowledge, ethics and social theory in 17th and 18th  century European philosophy. Readings from Descartes, Spinoza, Locke, Leibniz, Berkeley, Hume and Kant.



PHIL 319: Ethics (3 credits)

Instructor: Dr. Mail Yagubov

Study of the principal ethical theories, thinkers and basic ethical problems. An

introductory survey of problems and positions in metaethics and ethical theory including: ethical relativism and objectivity; the facts and value distinction; emotivism and moral realism; teleological, deontological and virtue-based ethical theories; justice and rights and anti-moralism.


PHIL 417: Philosophy of Religion (3 credits)

Instructor: Dr. Mail Yagubov

Topics covered are evidence for and against the existence of God; philosophical

problems associated with the attributes of God as described in the great monotheistic religions and philosophical problems associated with the relationship of God, the physical universe and human beings.


SOC101: Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)

Instructor: Dr. Javid Shahmaliyev

This course provides a broad overview of sociology and how it applies to everyday life. Major theoretical perspectives and concepts are presented, including sociological imagination, culture, deviance, inequality, social change, and social structure. Students also explore the influence of social class and social institutions, such as churches, education, healthcare, government, economy, and environment. The family as a social structure is also examined.

Syllabus: Introduction to Sociology


PHIL417: Philosophical problems of culture (3 credits)

Intended subject as “Philosophical problems of culture” encloses itself etymological mining of culture, culture types, functions and directions, covered subjects and their relationships, The Ancient Indian, China, Egypt, Babylon, Sumerian,  Greek and Roman cultures. Also, it is taught philosophical paradigms of all cultures. Moreover, it is studied the comparative Christian–Europe and Muslim-East cultures in this subject. It is given information about classical and new tendency of philosophy, examples as a positivism, classism, rationalism, modernism, postmodernism, multiculturalism, fundamentalism and other. At the time, it is given information about all period of Azerbaijan culture and thoughts.

The aim of the course is formed students’ general worldview, develop their level of intellectual thinking and increase ability of making analyze and validation capability. 

Syllabus: Philosophical problems of culture

PHIL 605: Philosophy (3 credits)

Instructor: Associate professor Eldar Shahgaldiyev


From its beginning philosophy has always sought to combine critical thinking with reflective living:  Philosophy is not only a way of thinking, but also a way of life that entails the critical examination of ideas and the world in which we live.  Beginning with Socrates, this course traces the history of philosophy as a critical engagement with finite, contingent existence.

Syllabus: Philosophy

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