Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL-101  Introduction to Philosophy I  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: PHIL 100

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

PHIL-101H  Honors Introduction to Philosophy I  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: PHIL 100

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

PHIL-103  Logic  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course emphasizes the study of formal deductive logic with minor treatment of inductive and informal logic. Students will study Aristotelian Logic- Modern Deductive Logic and Quantification. The focus will be on the analysis and critique of valid and invalid argument forms, proofs of validity, soundness, rules of inference, logical puzzles, diagramming arguments and Venn diagrams. The course will stress the critical analysis of arguments and critical reasoning skills.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: PHIL 110

CSU Area(s): A3

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS D2

PHIL-105  Introduction to Ethics  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course introduces the students to basic ethical writings from the ancients to the present. Studies include free will and determinism, good and evil, the concepts of right and wrong, relativism, and moral obligations to others. Contemporary moral issues will also be covered. Some of the philosophers studied are Plato, Immanuel Kant, David Hume, Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean Paul Sartre, Peter Singer, and James Rachels.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: PHIL 120

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

PHIL-109  Ancient and Medieval Philosophy  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is a critical study of the origin and development of major philosophical views from the period of the ancient Greeks and Romans and continuing through the Middle Ages with special emphasis on the pre-Socratics, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, St. Augustine, Boethius, St. Anselm, St. Bonaventure and St. Thomas.

Recommended Preparation: ENGL-101.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: PHIL 130

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

PHIL-110  Modern and Contemporary Philosophy (formerly Renaissance and Modern Philosophy)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course studies the philosophic systems and ideas, beginning around 1500, from the modern period and into the present age which have had a dominant impact on Western civilization. Some philosophers that may be studied include Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Kant, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Sartre, Russell, Wittgenstein and Habermas.

Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL-101.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

PHIL-112  Critical Thinking and Composition  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course offers instruction in argumentation and critical writing, critical thinking, analytical evaluation of texts, research strategies, information literacy, and proper documentation.

Prerequisite: ENGL-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 1B

CSU Area(s): A3

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS D2

PHIL-299  Special Projects: Philosophy  

1-3 Unit (IS 16-54)

Students with previous course work in the program may do special projects that involve research and special study. The actual nature of the project must be determined in consultation with the supervising instructor.

Prerequisite: Two Philosophy classes must be completed prior to enrollment; a contract must be completed with the instructor prior to enrollment.

Transfers to CSU only