Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL 101  Introduction to Philosophy  (3.0 Units)  

Introduction to the methods and subject matter of the discipline of philosophy through critical analysis of primary texts and discussion of enduring questions regarding reality, knowledge, and value. Topics include the sources and limits of knowledge; the nature of reality, mind, and personal identity; the existence of God and religious experience; moral value; philosophy of science; the nature of truth; distributive justice; and the meaning of life.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL 45 or eligibility for ENGL 101

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHIL 108  Introduction to Ethics and Contemporary Moral Issues  (3.0 Units)  

Introduction to moral philosophy. Critical study of major ethical theories and their application to contemporary moral issues in such areas as bio-medical practice, law and violence, sexuality, social and economic justice, the environment, and business conduct.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL 45 or Eligibility for ENGL 101

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHIL 109  Introduction to Logic  (3.0 Units)  

Introduction to the principles and practice of sound reasoning: argument analysis and evaluation, induction, deduction, fallacies, categorical logic, and propositional logic. Assignments require use of the computer.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHIL 114  Political Philosophy  (3.0 Units)  

Introduction to the normative discussion of social organization from a variety of philosophical perspectives. Topics include the nature of the state, rights, the role of law, liberty, distributive justice, and the common good. Emphasis on the American social experience with additional attention given to the global context. Crosslisted with POLS 114..

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHIL 117  Philosophy of Religion  (3.0 Units)  

Introduction to major topics in the Philosophy of Religion: the existence and nature of God, religious experience and knowledge, and concepts of immortality and human destiny. Special attention is given to conflicts between religion and science, competing claims for religious truth, and the relevance of religion to social ethics. Three lecture hours per week. Crosslisted with RLST 117. .

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHIL 120  History of Ancient Philosophy  (3.0 Units)  

Critical study of the major movements, figures, and influential texts in the ancient period of Western Philosophy: the Pre-Socratics, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Discussion of the influence of Greek thought on Hellenistic, Roman, and Medieval philosophy.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHIL 121  History of Modern Philosophy  (3.0 Units)  

Introduction to major Western philosophers and movements from the 16th through the 18th Centuries. Emphasis on primary source readings representative of Continental Rationalism, British Empiricism, and Kant, with some attention given to precursors and following developments.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHIL 138  Cooperative Education Philosophy  (1-8 Units)  

Cooperative Education: This course is designed for students who are cross-training at their current worksite for upward mobility or possible career changes, as well as those looking for entry-level occupational training through work-based learning experiences. Students must have a co-op approved worksite to enroll in this class and establish new learning objectives. Please refer to the Cooperative Education section in this catalog for more information

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

PHIL 207  Introduction to Critical Thinking  (3.0 Units)  

Study and practice in critical thinking and writing. Emphasis on critical analysis of current moral, social, and religious issues. Crosslisted with RLST 207.

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 101.0 or ENGL 101H; Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU