Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL 003  Introduction To Political Theory   Units: 3

This course is an introduction to the nature and tradition of political inquiry as articulated by classical, modern and contemporary theorists. This course focuses on basic theoretical debates such as, but not limited to, justice, equality, and the best form of government. Throughout the course, the application of theoretical debates to the contemporary world is stressed. Equivalent to PS-003. (C-ID POLS 120)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: PS-001
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2                 CSU GE: D8                 IGETC: 4H

PHIL 006  Introduction To Philosophy   Units: 3

This course surveys the traditional philosophical problems of knowledge, logic, ethics, aesthetics, religion and metaphysics. A special emphasis is placed upon the ancient Greek philosophers as the foundational thinkers of Western civilization. The historical and conceptual links between ancient Greece and ancient India are discussed. Some relevant developments in medieval and modern philosophy are highlighted.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C3                 CSU GE: C2                 IGETC: 3B

PHIL 007  Ideas Of The Great Philosophers   Units: 3

An introduction to the practice of philosophy through the analysis of selected original writings of some of our greatest philosophers. Topics include the nature of reality, the existence and nature of God, the mind/body problem, skepticism and knowledge, and the foundations of morality. This course is offered in the Fall semester.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C3                 CSU GE: C2                 IGETC: 3B

PHIL 010  General Logic   Units: 3

An introduction to the basics of deductive and inductive logics. Emphasis is placed on the syntax and semantics of elementary deductive logic. Inductive reasoning, the identification of informal fallacies, and the rudiments of the scientific method are also studied. (C-ID PHIL 110)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-001A and MATH-060
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C4b                 CSU GE: A3                 IGETC: None

PHIL 012  Religions Of The World   Units: 3

An historical and conceptual introduction to the world's principal religious philosophies -- Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Shintoism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam -- with an examination of their original writings and subsequent commentaries
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C3                 CSU GE: C2                 IGETC: 3B, 4G

PHIL 013  Perspectives On Death & Dying   Units: 3

The phenomenon of human mortality as presented, analyzed, and critically evaluated from cross-cultural perspectives in philosophy, religion, literature, psychology, medicine, and law. Students will develop an understanding of death and dying, terminal illness, and attitudes and practices related to death.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C2, C3                 CSU GE: C2, E                 IGETC: 3B

PHIL 014  Introduction To Ethics   Units: 3

A systematic examination of the concepts of moral right and wrong and the application of moral principles and/or virtues in the attempted resolution of significant moral difficulties. Theories of normative ethics and meta-ethics are stressed, but are supplemented with cases from applied ethics. (C-ID PHIL 120)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C3                 CSU GE: C2                 IGETC: 3B

PHIL 017  Philosophy Of Religion   Units: 3

An in-depth examination of some of the significant commonalities and major differences among and between the three great monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Particular attention will be paid to the logical analyses of some of the distinctive doctrines endorsed by each faith, and how these doctrines may have reinforced and exacerbated the historic and contemporary conflicts between civilizations.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: PHIL-006 or PHIL-012 and ENG-001A
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: C3                 CSU GE: C2                 IGETC: 3B

PHIL 018  Philosophy Of Science   Units: 3

An introduction to the core philosophical issues raised by the unprecedented success of scientific inquiry since the beginning with the origins of modern science in the 16th century through the conceptual revolution in physics in the twentieth century. Topics include the logic and epistemology of scientific discoveries, observation vs. explanation, causation and the laws of nature, realism and antirealism regarding scientific knowledge, and the conflicts and compatibilities between the sciences and religions. This course is offered in the Spring semester.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: RDG-051, and at least one previous college-level course in philosophy or the natural sciences.
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU/UC                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: C2                 IGETC: 3B