Spring 2015 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. (C-ID PHIL 100)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Considine          FLC MAIN FL5 111         10375 
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W         01:00PM-04:05PM LEC D.Considine          El Dorado EDC A207       10601 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, Jan 17-May 20
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC D.Considine          FLC MAIN FL5 111         10602 
Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC D.Considine          FLC MAIN FL5 111         10631 Textbook


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 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, Jan 17-May 20
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Considine          FLC MAIN FL5 111         10632 
Textbook


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, Jan 17-May 20
MW        02:30PM-03:50PM LEC C.Bauer              FLC MAIN FL5 209         10812 
Textbook
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.File               El Dorado EDC A205       10474 Textbook

Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: June 3, 2015