2004 - 2005 Catalog

Course Descriptions

PHILOSOPHY

PHIL 1        
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY(3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture CAN PHIL 2 CSU General Education Requirement: C2
Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 51A or equivalent.

Philosophy 1 is a study of the principles underlying ethics, social philosophy, art,  religion, epistemology, metaphysics and science. (AA, CSU, UC)

PHIL 2      
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC(3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture CAN PHIL 6CSU General Education requirement:  A3, C2
Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 51A or equivalent.

Philosophy 2 is the study of critical thinking, to include inductive and deductive forms of reasoning and informal logic relevant to evaluating arguments presented in everyday contexts. (AA, CSU, UC)

PHIL 3      
ETHICS(
3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture CAN PHIL 4  CSU General Education Requirement: C2
Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 51A or equivalent.

Philosophy 3 is a study of classical and  contemporary ethics to aid students in clarifying their values in response to ethical concerns. (AA, CSU, UC)

PHIL 30/60
PHILOSOPHY EXPERIMENTAL COURSES(.5-3)

Class Hours:  18 Lecture hours or 54 Laboratory hours for each semester unit.

All courses numbered 30/60 are designed to permit departments to meet an immediate student or community need, to explore newer methods in teaching a subject, to offer courses which are innovative, and to provide curriculum variety and flexibility.  A required course description identifies each course subjects.  These courses may be taken for CR/NC. (AA,CSU)

PHIL 49/99
DIRECTED STUDY(1-2)

Class Hours:  54 Laboratory hours for each  semester unit.  No more than 2 units per  semester per 49/99 series.

Philosophy 49/99 is designed for students who wish to undertake special projects related to a particular field.  Students, under instructor guidance and acknowledgement, may pursue individual exploration after completing or while currently enrolled in at least one course in the department of directed study.