Spring 2012 Class Schedule (ARC)



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PHIL 300    Introduction to Philosophy    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116; or ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course examines some of the perennial questions that have been addressed in the history of philosophy. Some of these include: Do we have free will? Is there a God? What is knowledge? What is the fundamental nature of reality? What makes actions right or wrong? This examination includes a critical analysis of fundamental concepts involved in the issues addressed by these questions, as well as an evaluation of reasoning used to defend various answers to them.

Schedule: Eight Week 2nd - Alt. Dates, Mar 17-May 16
T         06:00PM-07:50PM LEC A.Rogers             Off Campus McClellan 204 12781 
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Sa        08:00AM-12:15PM LEC A.Rogers             Off Campus McClellan 220 12781 Textbook
This class is part of the ACE Cohort Program. Spaces for non-ACE students are limited and will not be known until 2 weeks prior to the class start. Please email the instructor at that time to see if spots are available.
This course is part of ACE (Accelerated College Education) program for working adults. This course meets on Tuesday evenings AND on Saturdays. For further information, visit the ACE website at www.arc.losrios.edu/ace or call (916) 570-5044.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC D.Holden             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  10414 Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Holden             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  11130 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC D.Lopez              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  10415 Textbook
TTh       04:30PM-05:50PM LEC D.Lopez              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  10416 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC A.Rogers             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  11385 Textbook
MW        09:30AM-10:50AM LEC D.Denman             Off Campus Natomas N103  12365 Textbook


PHIL 310    Introduction to Ethics    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116; or ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a survey of various approaches to understanding fundamental ethical ideas such as good, evil, right, and wrong. Deontological and consequentialist theories of ethics are presented. Subjectivist and objectivist views of ethics are considered.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Lopez              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  10413 
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TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC D.Lopez              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  12397 Textbook
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC D.Lopez              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  11725 Textbook
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC J.Diclementine       ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  11540 Textbook


PHIL 320    Logic and Critical Reasoning    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116; or ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); CSU Area A3
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to basic principles of good reasoning. It focuses on recognizing arguments and identifying their premises and conclusions. It examines the distinction between inductive and deductive standards of evaluation and includes an overview of types of inductive reasoning, deductive argument patterns, use and misuse of language, and fallacious reasoning. Practical application to everyday life is emphasized.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Holden             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  10411 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Lopez              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  11386 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC D.Holden             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  13115 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC D.Holden             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  10412 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC D.Lopez              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  11387 Textbook


PHIL 324    Symbolic Logic    3 Units

Same As: MATH 320
Prerequisite: MATH 120, 124, 125, or 129 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to symbolic logic. It includes a study of the logic of sentences (propositional logic) and the logic of classes and relations (predicate logic), together with an introduction to the nature of deductive systems. This course is not open to students who have completed MATH 320.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC D.Holden             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  20878 
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PHIL 350    Philosophy of Religion    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116; or ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of C or better; or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to a philosophical examination of religion. This examination typically includes an analysis of basic religious concepts such as God, the afterlife, the soul, faith, karma, religious experience, good and evil. The rationality of religious belief and the relation of religion to science may also be covered.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC D.Holden             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  11723 
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Spring 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: April 17, 2012