Spring 2012 Class Schedule (SCC)



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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 14-Mar 12
TTh       05:30PM-08:40PM LEC D.Gilbert            West Sac WSC 217         18402 
Textbook
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC J.Simmons            SCC MAIN T07 1           18878 Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Womack             SCC MAIN T07 1           17254 Textbook
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC C.Bauer              SCC MAIN T04 1           20456 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Womack             SCC MAIN T07 1           18266 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC A.Jensen             SCC MAIN T07 1           16888 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC E.Forrester          SCC MAIN T07 1           16890 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC A.Jensen             SCC MAIN T07 1           19168 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC E.Forrester          SCC MAIN T07 1           16892 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC J.Womack             SCC MAIN T07 1           17687 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC T.English            SCC MAIN T05             17255 Textbook
On-Campus

MW        11:00AM-12:20PM LEC K.Roggli             Davis Cntr Davis 204     16891 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC D.Gilbert            Davis Cntr Davis 212     19759 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.


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 14-May 16
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC J.Carboni            SCC MAIN T07 1           16887 
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TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC E.Forrester          SCC MAIN BUS 143         16886 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC E.Forrester          SCC MAIN T04 1           18175 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC N.Diehl              SCC MAIN T04 1           16885 Textbook
On-Campus

Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC D.Sorensen           West Sac WSC 221         18839 Textbook
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.

Sa        09:00AM-11:05AM LEC D.Restaino           SCC MAIN T10             18512 Textbook
Telecourse. All class meetings are on Saturday in Room T10. 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 14-May 16
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC J.Carboni            SCC MAIN T07 1           17688 
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TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC W.Geffrey            SCC MAIN T04 1           18828 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LEC T.English            SCC MAIN T05             16882 Textbook
On-Campus

MW        09:30AM-10:50AM LEC K.Roggli             Davis Cntr Davis 204     19093 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.


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); 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC J.Naify              SCC MAIN BUS 240         18513 
Textbook
On-Campus


PHIL 331    History of Modern Philosophy    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 300 with a grade of "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 a study of the development of Western philosophy from the period the Renaissance through the period of modern Europe and America. The course is recommended for all philosophy, history, and humanities majors.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LEC A.Jensen             SCC MAIN BUS 240         20460 
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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 14-May 16
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC E.Forrester          SCC MAIN T07 1           18683 
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 14-May 16
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Jensen             SCC MAIN T04 1           18514 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Jensen             SCC MAIN T04 1           16893 Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM LEC W.Geffrey            SCC MAIN T04 1           16897 Textbook
On-Campus

MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LEC J.Naify              Davis Cntr Davis 214     16896 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.

Sa        09:00AM-12:05PM LEC W.Geffrey            West Sac WSC 114         18838 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 14-May 16
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC J.Naify              SCC MAIN PAC 27          20461 
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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 14-May 16
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC N.Diehl              SCC MAIN BUS 222         18267 
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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 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 14-May 16
TBA       TBA             LAB J.Simmons             TBA TBA                 21336 
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On-Campus

Spring 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: April 26, 2012