Fall 2015 Class Schedule (FLC)



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PHIL 300    Introduction to Philosophy    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101, ESLR 320, and ESLW 320
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); AA/AS Area I (effective Summer 2016); 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 of the course's required writing will reflect the standards of a college-level writing course. (C-ID PHIL 100)

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 11
T         09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Tees               El Dorado EDC A206       20536 
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TBA       TBA             LEC J.Tees               El Dorado EDC ONLINE     20536 Textbook
This is a hybrid course in which 75% of the class is online. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet and have an active email address. The class will meet on campus during the time listed above.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LEC D.Considine          FLC MAIN FL5 112         15511 Textbook
M         11:15AM-12:35PM LEC D.Considine          Off Campus RCC 11        15512 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Considine          Off Campus RCC ONLINE    15512 Textbook
This is a hybrid course in which approximately half of the class is online. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet and have an active email address. The class will meet on campus during the time listed above.

W         11:15AM-12:35PM LEC D.Considine          Off Campus RCC 11        19208 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Considine          Off Campus RCC ONLINE    19208 Textbook
This is a hybrid course in which approximately half of the class is online. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet and have an active email address. The class will meet on campus during the time listed above.

MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Tees               El Dorado EDC A214       19928 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: This course introduces the student to classical and contemporary ethical theories and their application to a variety of contemporary moral issues such as capital punishment, animal rights, affirmative action, abortion, euthanasia, torture, and same-sex marriage. (C-ID PHIL 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC D.Considine          FLC MAIN FL5 111         19210 
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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 22-Dec 17
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Considine          FLC MAIN FL1 208         15827 
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PHIL 328    Critical Reasoning and Composition    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 300 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); CSU Area A3; IGETC Area 1B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides instruction in critical thinking, including traditional logic, and advanced composition. A series of writing assignments (between 6,000-8,000 words total) focus on increasing the sophistication of students' argumentative writing skills. Theoretical models of critical thinking and composition will be applied to academic fields and textbooks, electronic and print media, advertisements, ethics, politics, and multi-cultural issues. Essays will be evaluated for their quality in both critical thinking and composition.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Chung              FLC MAIN FL5 111         19673 
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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
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC E.Haven              El Dorado EDC A207       15605 
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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 traditions, 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 22-Dec 17
Th        02:30PM-05:35PM LEC M.Warnes             FLC MAIN FL5 111         15513 
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Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: January 28, 2016