Spring 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: CSU Area A3; CSU Area C2; IGETC Area 3B
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: In this course, critical thinking techniques are used to analyze and evaluate the positions, arguments, and methods of several thinkers on topics such as 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Womack             SCC MAIN PAC 130         16609 
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F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC N.Diehl              SCC MAIN PAC 130         18212 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Womack             SCC MAIN PAC 130         17340 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC A.Jensen             SCC MAIN PAC 130         16298 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC E.Forrester          SCC MAIN PAC 130         16300 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC A.Jensen             SCC MAIN PAC 130         17923 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC E.Forrester          SCC MAIN PAC 130         16302 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC J.Womack             SCC MAIN PAC 130         16922 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC T.English            SCC MAIN PAC 120         16610 Textbook
On-Campus

MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC K.Roggli             Davis Cntr Davis 112     16301 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.

TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC J.Carboni            Off Campus Davis         18026 Textbook
Off-Campus - Da Vinci High School, Room 15, 1400 East 8th Street, Davis.

TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC J.Carboni            West Sac WSC 217         18794 Textbook
Off-Campus - West Sacramento Center, 1115 West Capitol Avenue, West Sacramento.


PHIL 310    Introduction to Ethics    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 with a "C" or better
General Education: 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC E.Forrester          SCC MAIN PAC 130         16297 
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TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC T.Quandt             SCC MAIN BUS 107         16296 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC E.Forrester          SCC MAIN BUS 107         17273 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC T.Quandt             SCC MAIN BUS 107         16295 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC E.Forrester          SCC MAIN PAC 130         17513 Textbook
On-Campus

TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC D.Gilbert            Davis Cntr Davis 212     20278 Textbook
NEW SECTION - 20278 - as of 12/10/13
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.


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, Jan 18-May 21
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC T.Quandt             SCC MAIN RHN 228         16923 
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MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC T.Quandt             SCC MAIN BUS 143         19075 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC W.Geffrey            SCC MAIN PAC 133         17715 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LEC T.English            SCC MAIN PAC 120         16292 Textbook
On-Campus

MW        09:30AM-10:50AM LEC K.Roggli             Davis Cntr Davis 108     17877 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 101 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: 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 18-May 21
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC J.Naify              SCC MAIN PAC 124         17514 
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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 18-May 21
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC A.Jensen             SCC MAIN RHN 228         18213 
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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, Jan 18-May 21
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Simmons            SCC MAIN PAC 130         19782 
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On-Campus


PHIL 338    Contemporary Philosophy    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 class addresses contributions to Western Philosophy in the 20th and 21st century. The topics of study might include Existentialism, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, Feminism, Philosophy of Science, and Environmental Ethics.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC T.Quandt             SCC MAIN BUS 223         17617 
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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, Jan 18-May 21
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Jensen             SCC MAIN BUS 236         17515 
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TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Jensen             SCC MAIN BUS 240         16303 Textbook
TTh       07:00PM-08:20PM LEC W.Geffrey            SCC MAIN PAC 130         16306 Textbook
On-Campus

MW        04:00PM-05:20PM LEC J.Naify              Davis Cntr Davis 214     16305 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.


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, Jan 18-May 21
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC N.Diehl              SCC MAIN PAC 134         17341 
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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, Jan 18-May 21
TBA       TBA             LEC W.Geffrey             TBA TBA                 20720 
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On-Campus

Spring 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: June 11, 2014