Fall 2011 Class Schedule (CRC)



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PHIL 300    Introduction to Philosophy    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); CSU Area A3; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course will focus on critical thinking techniques and apply them to the following philosophical areas: metaphilosophy, theory of knowledge, metaphysics, ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of religion. In applying critical thinking techniques to philosophical problems, students are encouraged to develop their own philosophical perspective and world view. The quality and quantity of the course's required writing will reflect the standards of a second semester composition course.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC C.Cheever            CRC MAIN BS 113          17896 
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TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.VanPatten          CRC MAIN BS 114          17898 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC A.Cinelli            CRC MAIN BS 120          20540 Textbook


PHIL 310    Introduction to Ethics    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: The application of theories developed by traditional and contemporary moral philosophy to the ethical problems, dilemmas, and issues of today.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC V.Keyser             CRC MAIN BS 128          17894 
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TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC C.VanPatten          CRC MAIN BS 129          19100 Textbook
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC A.Cinelli            CRC MAIN BS 114          18774 Textbook


PHIL 320    Logic and Critical Reasoning    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); CSU Area A3
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: An introduction to basic principles and frameworks of logic and critical thinking appropriately used in argument analysis: deduction, induction, fallacy recognition. Emphasis on developing analytical skills and applying principles of good reasoning to the arguments encountered in life. Argument topics from academic fields and textbooks, the electronic and print media, advertisements, politics and ethics may be considered. The quality and quantity of the course's required writing will reflect the standards of a second semester composition course.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Cheever            CRC MAIN BS 119          17892 
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PHIL 352    Introduction to World Religions    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course will introduce students to the major world religious traditions, including indigenous sacred ways, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Students will study the practices and beliefs of each tradition, and will read selected material from the sacred writings of each tradition. Also considered is the influence of world religions in contemporary United States society, focusing on ethnicity, ethnocentrism, racism, ageism, class differences, and gender issues.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.VanPatten          CRC MAIN BS 120          17900 
Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC C.VanPatten          CRC MAIN BS 129          18920 Textbook
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC A.Cinelli            CRC MAIN BS 113          20176 Textbook


PHIL 356    Introduction to the Bible    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course surveys the literary, historical, ethical, theological and philosophical themes of the Bible. Students will read extensive passages from the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures with special focus on text criticism, the development of Monotheism, the social justice tradition of the Prophets, the Gospels and the "Jesus Problem," and the early development of the Christian Church.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC C.VanPatten          CRC MAIN BS 119          17902 
Textbook

Fall 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: December 19, 2011