Philosophy Courses

Philosophy Courses

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PHI - Philosophy

PHI-001: Introduction to Philosophy (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

This course focuses on traditional philosophical systems and how they are relevant to solving the problems of contemporary existence.

3B - IGETC Humanities, AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

PHI-002: Introduction to Logic (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Students are introduced to techniques for evaluating the quality and correctness of a chain of thought. One of the goals of learning these techniques is to extend one's thinking and learning beyond simple memorization and repetition; that is, one begins to understand what it means to think critically about a subject matter. Another aim is to improve one's ability to read critically and to recognize and avoid logical errors. This class demonstrates that there are right and wrong ways to reason, and that good reasoning is a skill that can be developed and improved. C-ID # PHIL 110.

A3 - CSU Critical Thinking, AA2 - AA-AS Lan & Rat - Com & Ana Th, AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

PHI-003: Introduction to Ethics (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: ENG 001A. This course explores prominent ethical theories and addresses contemporary moral problems. C-ID # PHIL 120.

1B - IGETC Critical Thinking, A3 - CSU Critical Thinking, AA2 - AA-AS Lan & Rat - Com & Ana Th, AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

PHI-005: Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

This course introduces students to a critical study of some major social and political problems. What is society? What is a state? What is freedom? What is authority? What is the nature of political obligation? What constitutes justice? What constitutes a right? What are the relationships, if any, between the individual and society?

3B - IGETC Humanities, 4 - IGETC Social & Behavioral Sci, AC - AA-AS Arts & Humanities, C2 - CSU Humanities, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California