PHILO-100                     Topics in Philosophy

.5-4 Units: 9-72 hours of lecture and/or 27-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG

This course covers topics in Philosophy.Topics will be chosen to supplement and serve as additions to current offerings in the area, and will be announced each term in the current schedule of classes.

 

PHILO-110                     Introduction to Philosophy: Ethics

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area C2-Humanities (Literature, Philosophy, Foreign Language), and the IGETC for Area 3: Humanities.

This course demonstrates the uses of philosophy in daily life.Topics include issues of right and wrong, differing opinions, sexual ethics, and ethical problems at work.These topics will be discussed in light of what great thinkers of the past and present have to say about them.

 

PHILO-130                     Introduction to Critical Thinking

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

 This course meets the CSU General Education Requirement for Areas A3-Critical Thinking and C2-Humanities (Literature, Philosophy, Foreign Language).

This course is intended to help students develop means for evaluating the conflicting claims to truth by identifying common fallacies and characteristics of reliable thinking, by practicing analysis of arguments, and by clarifying arguments on both sides of some current issue they wish to examine.

 

PHILO-220                     Comparative Religion

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area C2-Humanities (Literature, Philosophy, Foreign Language), and the IGETC for Area 3: Humanities.

This course is a study of religious experience around the world, the beliefs and practices of the world’s religions, and their relevance to people’s lives in America today.Guest speakers represent a variety of ethnic and religious perspectives and inter-cultural dialogue is encouraged. 

 

PHILO-298                     Independent Study

.2-4 Units:  3.6-72 hours of independent study, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: Educational contract of study signed by an instructor, department chair and Vice President. Topics must extend beyond regular course offerings.

This course is designed for selected students to pursue independent study in Philosophy under the direction of an instructor.