Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL 3  Introduction to Logic

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

The use of arguments both in their occurrence in ordinary discourse and in academic disciplines within the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences with particular focus on deductive logic. Deductive and inductive reasoning techniques will be critically examined to establish their logical correctness or identify their fallaciousness.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201820159PHIL:3TR9:45am - 11:10amE. Alexander26A-2831
Fall 201820160PHIL:3MW11:30am - 12:55pmC. Mc Gruder26D-2240
Fall 201820161PHIL:3TR11:30am - 12:55pmE. Alexander26D-2240
Fall 201820162PHIL:3TR8:00am - 9:25amE. Alexander26A-2831

PHIL 3H  Introduction to Logic - Honors

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

The use of arguments in ordinary discourse and in academic disciplines within the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences with particular focus on deductive logic. Deductive and inductive reasoning techniques will be critically examined to establish their logical correctness or identify their fallaciousness. An honors course is designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both PHIL 3 and PHIL 3H.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201823480PHIL:3HMW9:45am - 11:10amC. Mc Gruder26D-2210

PHIL 5  Introduction to Philosophy

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: PHIL 100)
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
Fall 201820163PHIL:5MW8:00am - 9:25amG. Tonini21B-1
Fall 201820164PHIL:5TR9:45am - 11:10amE. Kostiuk28B-104
Fall 201820165PHIL:5MW9:45am - 11:10amR. Haney26A-2690
Fall 201820166PHIL:5TR8:00am - 9:25amE. Lape26D-2240
Fall 201820167PHIL:5MW11:30am - 12:55pmR. Haney26A-2690
Fall 201820168PHIL:5MW11:30am - 12:55pmC. Merward III26A-3630
Fall 201820169PHIL:5TR11:30am - 12:55pmI. Tircuit21I-2
Fall 201820170PHIL:5TR1:15pm - 2:40pmE. Kostiuk79-3290
Fall 201820338PHIL:5TR3:00pm - 4:25pmI. Tircuit26A-3630
Fall 201820340PHIL:5M3:30pm - 6:45pmD. Lane26D-2431
Fall 201820393PHIL:5T7:00pm - 10:10pmD. Lane26D-2431

PHIL 5H  Introduction to Philosophy - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: PHIL 100)
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.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201823252PHIL:5HTR11:30am - 12:55pmA. Diem26D-2431

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
Fall 201820171PHIL:8MW9:45am - 11:10amC. Merward III26A-3630
Fall 201820172PHIL:8MW1:15pm - 2:40pmA. Lloyd21B-1
Fall 201820173PHIL:8TR1:15pm - 2:40pmA. Lloyd21B-1
Fall 201820174PHIL:8T3:30pm - 6:40pmD. Lane26D-2431
Fall 201820175PHIL:8W7:00pm - 10:10pmI. Tircuit26D-2431

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
Fall 201820406PHIL:9MW8:00am - 9:25amC. Merward III26A-3630
Fall 201820411PHIL:9MW1:15pm - 2:40pmG. Grey26D-2240
Fall 201820761PHIL:9TR1:15pm - 2:40pmG. Grey26A-2811

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, C-ID #: PHIL 120)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

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

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201820176PHIL:12TR9:45am - 11:10amR. Haney26D-2240
Fall 201820177PHIL:12MW9:45am - 11:10amG. Tonini21B-1
Fall 201820408PHIL:12TR11:30am - 12:55pmE. Lape21B-1

PHIL 12H  Introduction to Ethics - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: PHIL 120)
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.

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, Jainism, Sikhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam. Off-campus assignments are required.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201820178PHIL:15TR9:45am - 11:10amE. Lape21B-1
Fall 201823144PHIL:15MW9:45am - 11:10amJ. Park28B-104

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, Jainism, Sikhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam. 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, C-ID #: PHIL 130)
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.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201823254PHIL:20ATR11:30am - 12:55pmE. Kostiuk79-3290

PHIL 20AH  History of Ancient Philosophy - Honors

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: PHIL 130)
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, C-ID #: PHIL 140)
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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