Course Descriptions

The Course Descriptions catalog describes all undergraduate and graduate courses offered by Michigan State University. The searches below only return course versions Fall 2000 and forward. Please refer to the Archived Course Descriptions for versions prior to Fall 2000.

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PHL 484  Philosophy of Biological Science

Description:
Philosophical and methodological issues in biology. Topics such as functional explanation, classification, the structure of evolutionary theory, reductionism, observation and measurement, or value-neutrality.
Effective Dates:
FALL 1992 - FALL 1998


PHL 484  Philosophy of Biological Science

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Recommended Background:
Three courses in biological science or two PHL courses.
Description:
Philosophical and methodological issues in biology. Topics such as functional explanation, classification, the structure of evolutionary theory, reductionism, observation and measurement, or value-neutrality.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 1999 - SUMMER 2015


PHL 484  Philosophy of Biological Science

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Recommended Background:
Three courses in biological science or two PHL courses.
Description:
Philosophical and methodological issues in biology. Topics such as functional explanation, classification, the structure of evolutionary theory, reductionism, observation and measurement, or value-neutrality.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2015 - SUMMER 2016