Philosophy

Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL 2 -  Introduction to Philosophy  (3 units)  
Letter Grade (LG) or Pass/No Pass (P/NP)  Total hours: 51 hours lecture  
This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. Portions of instruction may be offered online; may also be offered fully online. [C-ID PHIL 100]  
Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 1A  
Credit transferable: Transfers to CSU & UC  
GE Credit: CSU C2 Humanities; IGETC 3B Humanities; MPC C Humanities  

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PHIL 4 -  Moral Issues  (3 units)  
Letter Grade (LG) or Pass/No Pass (P/NP)  Total hours: 51 hours lecture  
This course clarifies values in contemporary moral issues such as abortion, sexuality, the right to die, animal rights, and economic justice. May be offered fully online.  
Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 1A  
Credit transferable: Transfers to CSU & UC  
GE Credit: CSU C2 Humanities, E Lifelong Learning and Self-Development; IGETC 3B Humanities; MPC C Humanities  

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PHIL 6 -  Introduction to Logic  (3 units)  
Letter Grade (LG) Only  Total hours: 51 hours lecture  
This course introduces principles of valid reasoning with emphasis on deductive logic. The course includes a study of formal techniques of sentential logic and a treatment of inductive reasoning, language, and fallacies. Portions of instruction may be offered online; may also be offered fully online. [C-ID PHIL 110]  
Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 1A or ENGL 1AE  
Credit transferable: Transfers to CSU & UC  
GE Credit: CSU A3 Critical Thinking; MPC A2 Communication and Analytical Thinking  

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PHIL 8 -  Introduction to World Religions  (3 units)  
Letter Grade (LG) or Pass/No Pass (P/NP)  Total hours: 51 hours lecture  
This course is an introduction to the origins, history, and significant ideas of the world’s major religions. It explores the fundamental insights, ideals, and contributions toward the human moral heritage and wisdom of the Oral Religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. May be offered fully online.  
Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 1A  
Credit transferable: Transfers to CSU & UC  
GE Credit: CSU C2 Humanities; IGETC 3B Humanities; MPC C Humanities, F Intercultural Studies  

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PHIL 10 -  Introduction to Critical Thinking  (3 units)  
Letter Grade (LG) or Pass/No Pass (P/NP)  Total hours: 51 hours lecture  
This course introduces the techniques and skills of critical thinking. It provides practice in using language clearly; identifying, analyzing, constructing and evaluating deductive and inductive arguments; and exposing common fallacies in everyday reasoning. Minimum writing requirement: 6,000 words. Portions of instruction may be offered online; may also be offered fully online.  
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1A  
Credit transferable: Transfers to CSU & UC  
GE Credit: CSU A3 Critical Thinking; IGETC 1B Critical Thinking and Composition; MPC A2 Communication and Analytical Thinking  

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PHIL 13 -  Introduction to Eastern Philosophy  (3 units)  
Letter Grade (LG) or Pass/No Pass (P/NP)  Total hours: 51 hours lecture  
This course surveys the major philosophies of India, China, and Japan, and examines such concepts as karma, bondage, liberation, selflessness, meditation, and self-knowledge. May be offered fully online.  
Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 1A  
Credit transferable: Transfers to CSU & UC  
GE Credit: CSU C2 Humanities; IGETC 3B Humanities; MPC C Humanities  

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PHIL 40 -  Introduction to Feminist Theory  (3 units)  
Letter Grade (LG) or Pass/No Pass (P/NP)  Total hours: 51 hours lecture  
This course encourages students to reflect on historical and present-day social experiences of women and men through readings in feminist philosophy and theory. It engages students in critical analysis of the readings and the changes that feminist theory has undergone, as well as its relationship to other theories. Offered as GWOS 40, HUMS 40, and PHIL 40; credit may be earned only once. Portions of instruction may be offered online; may also be offered fully online.  
Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 1A  
Credit transferable: Transfers to CSU & UC  
GE Credit: CSU C2 Humanities, D Social Sciences; IGETC 3B Humanities, 4 Social and Behavioral Sciences; MPC C Humanities, D Social Sciences, F Intercultural Studies  

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