Spring 2010 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: 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, Jan 16-May 19
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC T.Montgomery         FLC MAIN FL4 233         18035 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC R.Fox                El Dorado EDC C101       17679 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, Jan 16-May 19
F         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC C.Bauer              FLC MAIN FL4 132         31818 
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PHIL 350    Philosophy of Religion    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: 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 explored 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, Jan 16-May 19
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC T.Montgomery         FLC MAIN FL4 233         17681 
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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 C; 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, Jan 16-May 19
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC T.Montgomery         FLC MAIN FL4 233         17683 
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TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC T.Montgomery         FLC MAIN FL4 233         17685 Textbook
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.File               El Dorado EDC A207       18393 Textbook


PHIL 358    Our Mothers' Legacy: Spiritual and Religious Traditions of Women    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces students to ancient feminine forms of divinity and women's roles as spiritual visionaries, priestesses, shamans, and religious practitioners through the ages. In addition, the course examines cultures in which women have retained their spiritual authority and those in which women who have been oppressed are reclaiming their spiritual power. This course fulfills Folsom Lake College's Ethnic/Multicultural requirement for the Associates Degree.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 19
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC T.Montgomery         FLC MAIN FL4 233         31819 
Textbook

Spring 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: April 30, 2010