Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL 3  Introduction to Logic

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

Analysis of language as an instrument of sound thinking in morals, politics and everyday life. Assists students to analyze an argument, avoid faulty conclusions in reasoning, understand levels of meaning and kinds of arguments, avoid verbal pitfalls, understand the steps of scientific methods and identify value assumptions.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730419PHIL:3MTWR10:30am - 12:35pmR. Haney26A-3630

PHIL 3H  Introduction to Logic - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program

Analysis of language as an instrument of sound thinking in morals, politics and everyday life. Assists students to analyze an argument, avoid faulty conclusions in reasoning, understand levels of meaning and kinds of arguments, avoid verbal pitfalls, understand the steps of scientific methods and identify value assumptions. An honors course is designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both PHIL 3 and PHIL 3H.

PHIL 5  Introduction to Philosophy

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

Philosophical ideas concerning knowledge, reality, and values. Topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics may include the nature of self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, and mind.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730421PHIL:5MTWR8:00am - 10:05amG. Tonini26D-2230

PHIL 5H  Introduction to Philosophy - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program

Philosophical ideas concerning knowledge, reality, and values. Topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics may include the nature of self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, and mind. An honors course is designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both PHIL 5 and PHIL 5H.

PHIL 8  Critical Thinking

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   

Effective use of critical thinking in contemporary living, including recognizing faulty arguments, the usefulness of validity and truth, identifying and avoiding common fallacies in thinking.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730423PHIL:8MTWR1:20pm - 3:25pmA. Lloyd26A-1690

PHIL 9  Critical Thinking and Writing

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: ENGL 1A or ENGL 1AH

Function and use of formal and informal logic, argument, critical evaluation, and language in written composition.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730424PHIL:9MTWR10:30am - 12:35pmG. Grey26D-2431

PHIL 9H  Critical Thinking and Writing - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: ENGL 1A or ENGL 1AH and Acceptance into the Honors Program

Function and use of formal and informal logic, argument, critical evaluation, and language in written composition. An honors course is designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both PHIL 9 and PHIL 9H.

PHIL 12  Introduction to Ethics

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Concepts of morality and values, representative ethical theories, and applications to moral problems.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730425PHIL:12MTWR8:00am - 10:05amI. Tircuit26D-2240

PHIL 12H  Introduction to Ethics - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program

Concepts of morality and values, representative ethical theories, and applications to moral problems. An honors course is designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both PHIL 12 and PHIL 12H.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730658PHIL:12HMTWR10:30am - 12:35pmE. Kostiuk26D-2230
Winter 201730659PHIL:12HMTWR10:30am - 12:35pmC. Merward III26D-2240

PHIL 15  Major World Religions

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

History, doctrines, and practices of the world's major and enduring religions. Religion is approached as the expression of one's ultimate concern as a means of understanding the historic and ideological foundations and aspirations of the peoples of the world. The following (or more) religions are presented and examined both appreciatively and critically: Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam including those of East Asia, India, and the Middle East. Off-campus assignments are required.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730426PHIL:15MTWR8:00am - 10:05amJ. Park26A-2811

PHIL 15H  Major World Religions - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program

History, doctrines, and practices of the world's major and enduring religions. Religion is approached as the expression of one's ultimate concern as a means of understanding the historic and ideological foundations and aspirations of the peoples of the world. The following (or more) religions are presented and examined both appreciatively and critically: Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam including those of East Asia, India, and the Middle East. Off-campus assignments are required. An honors course is designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both PHIL 15 and PHIL 15H.

PHIL 20A  History of Ancient Philosophy

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Major philosophers and philosophical ideas from pre-Socratic to medieval times. Emphasis on the development of Greek philosophy from the pre-Socratics through Aristotle and may also include Hellenistic, Roman, Medieval, and non-Western thinkers.

PHIL 20AH  History of Ancient Philosophy - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program

Major philosophers and philosophical ideas from pre-Socratic to medieval times. Emphasis on the development of Greek philosophy from the pre-Socratics through Aristotle and may also include Hellenistic, Roman, Medieval, and non-Western thinkers. An honors course is designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both PHIL 20A and PHIL 20AH.

PHIL 20B  History of Modern Philosophy

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: PHIL 140)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Major philosophers and philosophical ideas from the Renaissance to the present, with an emphasis on Western philosophy.

PHIL 20BH  History of Modern Philosophy - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Progarm

Major philosophers and philosophical ideas from the Renaissance to the present, with an emphasis on Western philosophy. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both PHIL 20B and PHIL 20BH.

PHIL 99  Special Projects Philosophy

2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   

Offers students recognition for their academic interests in philosophy and the opportunity to explore the discipline of philosophy to greater depth. The content of the course and the methods of study vary from semester to semester and depend on the particular project under consideration.

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