Spring 2011 Class Schedule (SCC)



Back to Previous Page

PHIL 300    Introduction to Philosophy    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 100 with a grade of "C" or better, or by the assessment process.
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 will apply critical thinking techniques of analysis and evaluation to the methods, arguments, and positions of several philosophers on topics such as human freedom, the belief in God, the nature and limits of scientific knowledge, natural rights, the nature of the State, and the basis of moral judgments.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 15-Mar 14
TTh       05:30PM-08:40PM LEC J.Carboni            West Sac WSC 217         27500 
Textbook
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC J.Simmons            SCC MAIN T07 1           28618 Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Womack             SCC MAIN T07 1           24960 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Womack             SCC MAIN T07 1           27176 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC A.Jensen             SCC MAIN LIH 203         24154 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC E.Forrester          SCC MAIN T07 1           24158 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC A.Jensen             SCC MAIN T07 1           30436 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC E.Forrester          SCC MAIN T07 1           24162 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC D.Gilbert            SCC MAIN T07 1           25872 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC T.English            SCC MAIN T07 1           24962 Textbook
On-Campus

MW        11:00AM-12:20PM LEC K.Roggli             Davis Cntr Davis 104     24160 Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC J.Carboni            Off Campus Davis         29975 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, Valley Oak, Room 15, 1400 East 8th Street, Davis.

MTF       07:20AM-08:15AM LEC T.English            Off Campus CBHS          27498 Textbook
Off-Campus - Christian Brothers High School, 4315 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Sacramento.


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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC D.Restaino           SCC MAIN T07 1           24152 
Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC E.Forrester          SCC MAIN T04 1           24150 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC E.Forrester          SCC MAIN T04 1           26984 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC D.Gilbert            SCC MAIN T04 1           24148 Textbook
On-Campus

Th        05:30PM-08:35PM LEC N.Diehl              West Sac WSC 221         28516 Textbook
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.

Sa        09:00AM-11:05AM LEC D.Restaino           SCC MAIN T04 1           27756 Textbook
Telecourse. All class meetings are on Saturday in Room T04 1. Schedule of meetings: TBA


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: Logic and critical reasoning provides instruction on the tools needed to be an effective rational person. 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, Jan 15-May 18
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC N.Diehl              SCC MAIN AUD 34          24142 
Textbook
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC C.Bauer              SCC MAIN T07 1           25874 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC W.Geffrey            SCC MAIN T04 1           28492 Textbook
On-Campus

MW        09:30AM-10:50AM LEC K.Roggli             Davis Cntr Davis 104     29976 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1909 Galileo Court, Davis.


PHIL 325    Symbolic Logic    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 100 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement by the assessment process.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b); AA/AS Mathematics Competency; CSU Area A3
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: AA/AS: Mathematics Competency (effective Fall 2009)*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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC J.Naify              SCC MAIN T04 1           27758 
Textbook
On-Campus


PHIL 338    Contemporary Philosophy    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Completion of ENGWR 100 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 is recommended for students interested in an introduction to philosophy with a focus on existential concerns, such as alienation, authenticity, anxiety, and on problems in the philosophy of mind and language, such as the structure of consciousness and the meaning of "meaning" and language games.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC E.Forrester          SCC MAIN T07 1           28132 
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, Islam, African, and Native American religions. Major topics include ideas of revelation, mysticism, religious myths, worship, and ritual.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Jensen             SCC MAIN T04 1           27760 
Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Jensen             SCC MAIN T07 1           24164 Textbook
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC J.Carboni            SCC MAIN T04 1           24166 Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM LEC W.Geffrey            SCC MAIN T07 1           24174 Textbook
On-Campus

MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LEC J.Naify              Davis Cntr Davis 102     24172 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1909 Galileo Court, Davis.

Su        05:00PM-08:05PM LEC J.Poxon              West Sac WSC 215         28514 Textbook
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.


PHIL 353    Religions of the Far East    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 100 with a grade "C" or better
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 introduction to the major religions of the Far East: Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Shintoism, and Sufism. The origins, myths, basic teachings, development, and modern forms of each religion will be surveyed through comparison and contrast with each other in order to clarify religious concepts and practices. The influences of these religions on Western cultures will be examined.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Womack             SCC MAIN T07 1           27316 
Textbook
On-Campus


PHIL 368    Law, Justice, and Punishment    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
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, Jan 15-May 18
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC N.Diehl              SCC MAIN AUD 34          27178 
Textbook
On-Campus


PHIL 481    History of Modern Philosophy - Honors    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 100 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 examines, analyzes, and critically evaluates key philosophical works from Descartes to Kant. In addition, this honors course uses an intensive instructional methodology designed to challenge motivated students.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC A.Jensen             SCC MAIN T04 1           27762 
Textbook
On-Campus


PHIL 495    Independent Studies in Philosophy    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LAB
Description: See Independent Studies. UC 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 towards the minimum 60 units required for admissions.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Simmons             TBA TBA                 31727 
Textbook
On-Campus

Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: May 12, 2011