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Spring 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: February 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 16-May 18
TTh       07:30AM-08:50AM LEC J.Carboni            SCC MAIN PAC 130         20232 
Textbook
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC T.Rodriguez          SCC MAIN PAC 130         16866 Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC T.Rodriguez          SCC MAIN PAC 130         18790 Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC T.Rodriguez          SCC MAIN PAC 130         17483 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC A.Jensen             SCC MAIN PAC 130         16597 Textbook
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC A.Jensen             SCC MAIN PAC 130         16599 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC N.Diehl              SCC MAIN PAC 130         17956 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC A.Jensen             SCC MAIN PAC 130         16601 Textbook
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC N.Diehl              SCC MAIN PAC 130         17111 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC T.English            SCC MAIN PAC 124         16867 Textbook
On-Campus

MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC K.Roggli             Davis Cntr Davis 112     16600 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         18024 Textbook
Off-Campus - Da Vinci High School, Room 24, 1400 East 8th Street, Davis.

TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC W.Geffrey            West Sac WSC 214         18436 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 16-May 18
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC T.Rodriguez          SCC MAIN PAC 130         16596 
Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC T.Quandt             SCC MAIN RHN 228         16595 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC E.Forrester          SCC MAIN RHN 228         17425 Textbook
TTh       02:30PM-03:50PM LEC T.Quandt             SCC MAIN RHN 228         16594 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC E.Forrester          SCC MAIN PAC 130         17618 Textbook
On-Campus

TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC D.Gilbert            Davis Cntr Davis 212     18570 Textbook
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 16-May 18
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC T.Quandt             SCC MAIN RHN 228         17112 
Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC T.Quandt             SCC MAIN RHN 228         18463 Textbook
On-Campus

MW        09:30AM-10:50AM LEC K.Roggli             Davis Cntr Davis 108     17921 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 16-May 18
TTh       04:00PM-05:20PM LEC T.Rodriguez          SCC MAIN RHN 228         17718 
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 16-May 18
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Jensen             SCC MAIN RHN 228         17619 
Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Jensen             SCC MAIN RHN 228         16602 Textbook
On-Campus


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 16-May 18
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC N.Diehl              SCC MAIN RHN 228         17484 
Textbook
On-Campus


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 16-May 18
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC T.Quandt             SCC MAIN PAC 121         20234 
Textbook
On-Campus

Spring 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: February 5, 2016

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