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Spring 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: December 5, 2016

Philosophy (PHIL)


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, Jan 14-May 17
MW        07:30AM-08:50AM LEC W.Geffrey            SCC MAIN PAC 130         18958 
Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC T.Rodriguez          SCC MAIN PAC 124         16993 Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC T.Rodriguez          SCC MAIN PAC 130         18670 Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Jensen             SCC MAIN TEC 206         17194 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC T.Rodriguez          SCC MAIN PAC 130         17542 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC A.Jensen             SCC MAIN PAC 130         16756 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC A.Jensen             SCC MAIN PAC 130         16758 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC N.Diehl              SCC MAIN PAC 130         17966 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC A.Jensen             SCC MAIN PAC 130         16760 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC T.English            SCC MAIN PAC 124         16994 Textbook
On-Campus

MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC K.Roggli             Davis Cntr Davis 112     16759 Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC J.Carboni            Davis Cntr Davis 119     18021 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.

TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC D.Gilbert            West Sac WSC 214         18386 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: 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, Jan 14-May 17
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC T.Rodriguez          SCC MAIN PAC 130         16755 
Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC T.Quandt             SCC MAIN RHN 228         16754 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC E.Forrester          SCC MAIN RHN 228         17492 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC T.Quandt             SCC MAIN RHN 228         16753 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC E.Forrester          SCC MAIN PAC 130         17663 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, Jan 14-May 17
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC T.Quandt             SCC MAIN RHN 228         17195 
Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC T.Quandt             SCC MAIN RHN 228         18412 Textbook
On-Campus

MW        09:30AM-10:50AM LEC K.Roggli             Davis Cntr Davis 108     17934 Textbook
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.


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 14-May 17
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LEC T.Rodriguez          SCC MAIN PAC 130         17757 
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, Jan 14-May 17
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC W.Geffrey            SCC MAIN PAC 130         17664 
Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Jensen             SCC MAIN RHN 228         16761 Textbook
On-Campus

TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC J.Carboni            West Sac WSC 219         19770 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, Jan 14-May 17
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC N.Diehl              SCC MAIN RHN 228         17543 
Textbook
On-Campus

MW        05:30PM-06:50PM LEC TBA                  Davis Cntr Davis 214     20284 Textbook
NEW SECTION - 20284 - as of 11/2/16
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.


PHIL 481    History of Modern Philosophy - Honors    3 Units

Prerequisite: ENGWR 101 with a grade of "C" or better.
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 development of Western philosophy from Descartes to Kant. It is conducted in a seminar format and uses an intensive instructional methodology that is designed to challenge motivated students. Credit may be earned for PHIL 331 or PHIL 481, but not both. (C-ID PHIL 140)

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC T.Quandt             SCC MAIN PAC 134         18959 
Textbook
On-Campus


PHIL 495    Independent Studies in Philosophy    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
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 14-May 17
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Jensen              TBA TBA                 19120 
Textbook
Instructor's consent is required to enroll.
3 Units
On-Campus

Spring 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: December 5, 2016

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