Spring 2015 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: Eight Week - Second, Mar 17-May 14
MW        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC E.Haven              Off Campus Natomas/Ik A117 21001 
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Schedule: Eight Week 2nd - Alt. Dates, Mar 21-May 20
T         06:00PM-07:35PM LEC M.Warnes             Off Campus Natomas N201  19471 Textbook
Sa        08:00AM-12:20PM LEC M.Warnes             Off Campus Natomas N201  19471 Textbook
This class is part of the ACE (Accelerated College Education) program which is a continuing cohort 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 the Natomas Center at (916) 485-6000.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC D.Holden             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  11208 Textbook
TTh       08:30AM-09:50AM LEC W.Lester             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 227  13527 Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Holden             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  11706 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC D.Lopez              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  11209 Textbook
TTh       04:30PM-05:50PM LEC D.Lopez              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  11210 Textbook
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC J.Diclementine       ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  11892 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LEC A.Rogers             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  13447 Textbook
MW        09:30AM-10:50AM LEC D.Denman             Off Campus Natomas N201  12529 Textbook
TTh       07:45PM-09:05PM LEC E.Haven              Off Campus Natomas/Ik C207 20474 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 17-May 20
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Lopez              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  11207 
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TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC D.Lopez              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  12551 Textbook
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC D.Lopez              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  12090 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC A.Rogers             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  11982 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LEC J.Diclementine       ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  13480 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 17-May 14
MW        03:00PM-06:10PM LEC J.Diclementine       ARC MAIN DaviesHall 219  14473 
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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 17-May 20
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Holden             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  11205 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Lopez              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  11893 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC D.Holden             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  12838 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC D.Holden             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  11206 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC D.Lopez              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  11894 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 17-May 20
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC D.Holden             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  13448 
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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 17-May 20
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC D.Holden             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 115  12089 
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Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: May 5, 2015