Fall 2015 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: In this course, students will apply the critical thinking techniques of analysis, evaluation, and synthesis to areas of philosophical inquiry including meta-philosophy, epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of religion, history of philosophy, and existentialism. Students will practice distinguishing fact from opinion, employing inductive and deductive reasoning, identifying logical errors and fallacies, and developing oral and written arguments to support their own philosophical perspectives or challenge the perspectives of others. The quality and quantity of the course's required writing will reflect the standards of a second semester composition course. (C-ID PHIL 100)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.VanPatten          CRC MAIN BS 114          13735 
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MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC R.Schubert           CRC MAIN BS 129          13736 Textbook
F         09:00AM-12:10PM LEC A.Cinelli            Elk Grove EGA 205        19812 Textbook
Class is held at Elk Grove Center located at 10051 Big Horn Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95757.



PHIL 304    Introduction to Eastern Philosophy    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 provides an introduction to the philosophical traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism focusing on metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC R.Schubert           CRC MAIN LRC 104         14722 
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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. (C-ID PHIL 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Dale               CRC MAIN BS 128          13734 
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TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC C.VanPatten          CRC MAIN BS 129          14178 Textbook
MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC A.Cinelli            CRC MAIN BS 114          14081 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 22-Dec 17
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Dale               CRC MAIN BS 119          13733 
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PHIL 350    Philosophy of Religion    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 is a historical and topical survey of the questions, problems, and theories philosophers have developed in attempts to understand religion as a fundamental impulse within human experience and as a major cultural force. Rather than survey the different religions, this course considers the basic philosophical beliefs and concepts that seem auxiliary to religion. Topics include the possibility of religious knowledge, faith versus reason, theistic arguments, conceptions of God, religious language, atheism, agnosticism, mysticism, the problem of evil, immortality, the challenge of science, and religion's influence on ethics and politics.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.VanPatten          CRC MAIN BS 114          19981 
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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, the influence of these religions on contemporary issues in the United States including ethnicity, ethnocentrism, racism, ageism, class differences, and sexual orientation is considered. This course fulfills Cosumnes River College's Ethnic/Multicultural requirement for the Associates Degree.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC C.VanPatten          CRC MAIN BS 120          13737 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.VanPatten          CRC MAIN WIN 255         14121 Textbook
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC A.Cinelli            CRC MAIN BS 113          14487 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: In this course, students survey 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 textual exegesis and analysis. Topics from the Hebrew scriptures include the Law, the development of monotheism, the social justice tradition of the Prophets, and the Writings. Topics from the New Testament scriptures include the investigation of the Gospels and the "Jesus Problem" and the examination of the early development of the Christian Church.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC C.VanPatten          CRC MAIN BS 119          13738 
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Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: November 12, 2015