Fall 2014 Class Schedule (SCC)



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PHIL 300    Introduction to Philosophy    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); AA/AS Area I; CSU Area A3; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course uses critical thinking techniques to analyze and evaluate the positions, arguments, and methods of different thinkers as expressed in primary texts. Typical topics include human freedom, the belief in God, the nature and limits of scientific knowledge, the basis of moral judgments, natural rights, and the nature of the State. (C-ID PHIL 100)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Womack             SCC MAIN PAC 130         17692 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Naify              SCC MAIN PAC 130         16065 Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Womack             SCC MAIN PAC 134         17746 Textbook
On-Campus

MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC N.Diehl              SCC MAIN PAC 128         20135 Textbook
NEW SECTION - 20135 - as of 8/11/14
On-Campus

TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Jensen             SCC MAIN PAC 130         17181 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC J.Womack             SCC MAIN PAC 130         16068 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC T.Quandt             SCC MAIN PAC 130         16405 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC T.Quandt             SCC MAIN PAC 130         16404 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LEC T.English            SCC MAIN RHN 228         16070 Textbook
On-Campus

MW        08:00AM-09:20AM LEC K.Roggli             Davis Cntr Davis 214     17749 Textbook
MW        02:00PM-03:20PM LEC K.Roggli             Davis Cntr Davis 108     16069 Textbook
MW        07:00PM-08:20PM LEC G.Wallace            Davis Cntr Davis 108     17544 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.



PHIL 306    Environmental Philosophy    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course explores historical and contemporary philosophical positions regarding our place in nature and how these positions apply to specific environmental issues. It examines what makes the natural environment valuable and the responsibilities that arise from that value. In addition, it presents theories regarding how the environment affects our ability to know and shapes our beliefs.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC E.Forrester          SCC MAIN PAC 134         19437 
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On-Campus



PHIL 310    Introduction to Ethics    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 with a "C" or better
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, and our relationship to the environment. (C-ID PHIL 120)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC T.Quandt             SCC MAIN PAC 130         16062 
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TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC T.Quandt             SCC MAIN RHN 228         16063 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC N.Diehl              SCC MAIN RHN 228         17427 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC T.Quandt             SCC MAIN BUS 107         16061 Textbook
On-Campus



PHIL 320    Logic and Critical Reasoning    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: CSU Area A3
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: Logic and Critical Reasoning provides instruction and practice in effective, purposeful, and rational thinking. The student will learn to identify premises and conclusions in arguments and to identify cogent inductive arguments and valid deductive arguments. Special emphasis is placed on recognizing and overcoming perceptual and cognitive errors and biases that hinder the ability to think critically. The standards of critical thinking and logic will be discussed in terms of their historical development and their cultural impact on society.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC E.Forrester          SCC MAIN RHN 228         16053 
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MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC E.Forrester          SCC MAIN PAC 130         16056 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC E.Forrester          SCC MAIN BUS 240         16717 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC E.Forrester          SCC MAIN RHN 228         17747 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC W.Geffrey            SCC MAIN PAC 130         16054 Textbook
On-Campus



PHIL 325    Symbolic Logic    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); CSU Area A3
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to the nature of deductive systems of logic and their application. Students will learn to evaluate argument forms for validity and soundness. This course is recommended for students of the sciences, computer programming, mathematics, and philosophy. (C-ID PHIL 210)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC J.Naify              SCC MAIN PAC 124         19438 
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On-Campus



PHIL 333    J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams and Romantic Idealism and the Meaning of Life    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 focuses on the philosophy of literature. J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and the medieval grail myths will provide the literary basis for philosophic issues and discussion. Plato, neoplatonism, and Romantic Idealism will provide the basis for concepts in metaphysics and aesthetics. This will include concepts of myth, art, Tibetan metaphysics and magic, and fairy tales, as well as concepts of beauty and eros.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Simmons            SCC MAIN PAC 124         19440 
Textbook
On-Campus



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 is an introductory survey of selected world religions. Emphasis is on the origins, beliefs, and interpretations of philosophical concepts underlying Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Jensen             SCC MAIN RHN 228         17995 
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MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC A.Jensen             SCC MAIN BUS 223         16071 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC A.Jensen             SCC MAIN RHN 228         16073 Textbook
Sa        09:00AM-12:05PM LEC J.Carboni            SCC MAIN RHN 220         17134 Textbook
On-Campus

F         09:00AM-12:25PM LEC W.Geffrey            West Sac WSC 216         18124 Textbook
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.



PHIL 368    Law, Justice, and Punishment    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 with a "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; CSU Area D8; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the student to the historical, cultural, legal, and philosophical development in American culture of (1) abstract principles such as rights, justice, the nature of law, freedom of speech, equal protection of the law, and following precedent; and (2) theoretical issues such as statutory and constitutional interpretation, utilitarian and retributive theories of punishment, and justice as fairness; and (3) practices such as the exclusionary rule, plea bargaining, and the insanity defense.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC N.Diehl              SCC MAIN PAC 130         17693 
Textbook
On-Campus



PHIL 480    History of Classical Philosophy - Honors    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better; or placement through the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Enrollment Limitation: Eligibility for the Honors Program
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a study of the origin and development of Western philosophy from the period of the ancient Greeks and Romans. The course is recommended for all philosophy, history, and humanities majors. This honors section uses an intensive instructional methodology designed to challenge motivated students. (C-ID PHIL 130)

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC A.Jensen             SCC MAIN PAC 121         17182 
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On-Campus



PHIL 495    Independent Studies in Philosophy    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: An independent studies project involves an individual student or a small group of students who wish to study, research, and/or pursue philosophical topics beyond those covered in regularly offered courses. This course will allow students to study specific topics and gain new perspectives in the discipline. U.C. transfer credit will be awarded only after the course has been evaluated by the enrolling UC campus. The units completed for this course cannot be counted toward the minimum 60 units required for admission.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TBA       TBA             LEC J.Simmons             TBA TBA                 20232 
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On-Campus



Fall 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: October 20, 2014