PHIL-010 - Introduction to Philosophy: Metaphysics and Epistemology
Introductory course for philosophical history and disciplines of metaphysics and epistemology from Socrates to Wittgenstein. This course will cover a long progression of ideas about being, knowledge, justice, goodness, existence and language. The history of philosophy through the ideas proposed by the most important philosophers will be presented in a thematic development so that students can learn, not only basic concepts and ideas, but causes of the development of philosophical history.
Lecture Hours: 3 | Lab Hours: None | Repeatable: No | Grading: L
Advisory Level — Read: 3 | Write: 3 | Math:
Transfer Status: CSU/UC | Degree Applicable: AA/AS
PHIL-060 - Logic and Critical Thinking
This is an introductory course in informal logic and critical reasoning. Students are instructed in the practical applications of inferential, inductive and deductive reasoning, problem analysis/resolution, the logic systems entailed by language, word-functions, definition, and common fallacies of relevance and ambiguity. There is a strong emphasis on written expression and the application of critical thinking skills in a series of composition assignments.
PHIL-065 - Introduction to Ethics
This course explores some of the major ethical theories and problems of the past and present. Students are exposed to the concepts of good and evil, right and wrong, current ethical and social issues, and to the processes of formulating and making actual ethics-based decisions. Utilitarian and rule-based systems are studied, and through critical reasoning are applied in analyses, discussions, and in written assignments. Emphasis is on the real, the practical, and the applicable in everyday ethical situations.
Recommended: Completion of PHIL 010
PHIL-070 - Comparative Religions
This is an introductory philosophical survey of living religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Native American, and African) using comparative study that focuses on the meaning of religious experience, the forms its expression may take and what it may offer humanity.