Fall 2011 Class Schedule (FLC)



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PHIL 300    Introduction to Philosophy    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); CSU Area A3; 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Chung              FLC MAIN FL4 233         21644 
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MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC R.Fox                FLC MAIN FL4 233         22594 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC D.Chung              FLC MAIN FL1 204         30128 Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC C.Bauer              El Dorado EDC A207       21646 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: This course provides an introduction to basic principles of logic and critical thinking used in the analysis of argument, including deduction, induction, and fallacy recognition. Emphasis is placed on developing analytical skills and applying principles of sound reasoning to the arguments encountered in life. Argumentative topics from academic fields and textbooks, the electronic and print media, advertisements, politics and ethics may be considered. The quality and quantity of required writing in this course will reflect the standards of a second semester college-level composition course.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC D.Chung              FLC MAIN FL4 137         29487 
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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 20-Dec 15
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC R.Fox                FLC MAIN FL4 233         21904 
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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 Folsom Lake College's Ethnic/Multicultural requirement for the Associates Degree.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.File               El Dorado EDC A207       21650 
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Fall 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: November 30, 2011