Spring 2018 Class Schedule (ARC)



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PHIL 300    Introduction to Philosophy    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
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 2nd - Alt. Dates, Mar 17-May 16
ACE (Accelerated College Education)

W06:00PM-07:35PMLECD.DenmanOff Campus Natomas N20112413Textbook
ACE (Accelerated College Education)
Sa08:00AM-12:20PMLECD.DenmanOff Campus Natomas N20112413Textbook
The above class is part of the ACE (Accelerated College Education) program which is a continuing cohort for working adults. This course meets on one week night 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 13-May 16

MW07:30AM-08:50AMLECD.HoldenARC MAIN DaviesHall 11510259Textbook
TTh07:30AM-08:50AMLECD.HoldenARC MAIN DaviesHall 11510634Textbook
MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECD.HoldenARC MAIN DaviesHall 11520163Textbook
TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLECD.LopezARC MAIN DaviesHall 11510260Textbook
TTh04:30PM-05:50PMLECD.LopezARC MAIN DaviesHall 11510261Textbook
TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECJ.DiclementineARC MAIN DaviesHall 11510783Textbook
MW07:30PM-08:50PMLECA.RogersARC MAIN DaviesHall 11511817Textbook
TTh09:30AM-10:50AMLECD.JacobsOff Campus Natomas N10111240Textbook
CECA (California Early College Academy)
TTh12:30PM-01:50PMLECD.JacobsOff Campus Natomas N20112610Textbook
The above class is part of the CECA (California Early College Academy) program which is a continuing cohort. For further information, call (916) 485-6000.


PHIL 310    Introduction to Ethics    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 and ESLW 340.
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 ethics and moral philosophy. It includes a survey of various normative ethical theories including Aristotle's Virtue Ethics, Utilitarianism, and Kant's Deontological Ethics. It may also cover various meta-ethical issues such as ethical relativism vs. ethical objectivism, as well as questions of knowledge and justification of moral claims. It may also include the application of normative ethical theories to contemporary moral issues. (C-ID PHIL 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16

TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECD.LopezARC MAIN DaviesHall 11510258Textbook
TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLECD.LopezARC MAIN DaviesHall 11511257Textbook
MW04:30PM-05:50PMLECD.LopezARC MAIN DaviesHall 11510934Textbook
MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECA.RogersARC MAIN DaviesHall 11510843Textbook

PHIL 315    Contemporary Moral Issues    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
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 13-May 10

MW03:00PM-06:10PMLECJ.DiclementineARC MAIN DaviesHall 20112199Textbook

PHIL 320    Logic and Critical Reasoning    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); CSU Area A3
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces 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 13-May 16

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECD.HoldenARC MAIN DaviesHall 11510257Textbook
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECD.LopezARC MAIN DaviesHall 11510784Textbook
MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECD.HoldenARC MAIN DaviesHall 11511440Textbook
MW03:00PM-04:20PMLECD.LopezARC MAIN DaviesHall 11510785Textbook

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. (C-ID PHIL 210)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16

MW12:00PM-01:20PMLECP.SmithARC MAIN Portable 60511818Textbook

PHIL 350    Philosophy of Religion    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
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 13-May 16

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECD.HoldenARC MAIN DaviesHall 11510933Textbook

Spring 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: December 14, 2017