Spring 2014 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. (C-ID PHIL 100)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC D.Holden             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  10340 
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TTh       08:30AM-09:50AM LEC D.Denman             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 228  13493 Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Holden             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  10899 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC D.Lopez              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  10341 Textbook
TTh       04:30PM-05:50PM LEC D.Lopez              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  10342 Textbook
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC J.Diclementine       ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  11098 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LEC A.Rogers             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  13242 Textbook
MW        09:30AM-10:50AM LEC D.Denman             Off Campus Natomas N102  11830 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 18-May 21
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Lopez              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  10339 
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TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC D.Lopez              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  11855 Textbook
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC D.Lopez              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  11332 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC A.Rogers             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  11212 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LEC W.Lester             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  13307 Textbook


PHIL 315    Contemporary Moral Issues    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 is an investigation into some of the moral issues our society presently faces. These issues may include abortion, euthanasia, genetic engineering, individual liberty and the collective good, sexuality/gender and society, war and terrorism, capital punishment, hunger/poverty and moral obligation, discrimination, and affirmative action.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 18-May 15
TTh       04:20PM-07:25PM LEC W.Lester             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 200  20582 
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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. (C-ID PHIL 110)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Holden             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  10337 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Lopez              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  11099 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC D.Holden             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  12273 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC D.Holden             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  10338 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC D.Lopez              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  11100 Textbook


PHIL 324    Symbolic Logic    3 Units

Same As: MATH 320
Prerequisite: MATH 120, 124, 125, 129, or 133 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 18-May 21
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC D.Holden             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  13243 
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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 18-May 21
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC D.Holden             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  11331 
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Spring 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: September 22, 2014