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Philosophy

Philosophy Courses

PHIL 1 GOD, NATURE, HUMAN NATURE 3 UNITS

Nature and range of philosophical inquiry in relation to everyday problems of humans as individuals, as citizens, as existing in nature, and as creators of works of the arts and of the spirit. Analysis of primary philosophical documents that concentrate on these broad areas of human concern. Introduction to philosophy by the philosophers' own works, their methods of procedure and inquiry; attention given to the development of skills for reading, analyzing, and pursuing philosophical argument. NOTE: Philosophy 2, 4 and 25 are also introductory courses and may be taken before Philosophy 1 if a more detailed examination of ethical problems, the theory of knowledge, or political philosophy is desired. 3 hours. AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU GE: C2; IGETC: 3B Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: GR

PHIL 2 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY: ETHICS 3 UNITS

Problems of good and evil, right and wrong, individual and/or social action; the principles, criteria or starting points for these issues and decisions as discussed and developed in great writings of the philosophical-literary tradition. 3 hours. AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU GE: C2; IGETC: 3B Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: GR

PHIL 3 AESTHETICS: PHILOSOPHY OF ART: 3 UNITS

An introduction to the philosophical analysis of art. Topics include the nature of art and beauty, the value of art, and philosophical methods of evaluating, critiquing, and drawing meaning from artistic works. 3 hours lecture. AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU GE: C2; IGETC: 3B Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: GR

PHIL 4 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY: KNOWLEDGE 3 UNITS

Systematic analysis of documents that constitute the major statements in the theory of knowledge. Investigation of the nature of knowledge, truth and belief. Emphasis placed on enabling students to analyze, critique and defend their own systems of beliefs. 3 hours lecture. AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU GE: C2; IGETC: 3B. Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: GR

PHIL 5 FEMINIST PHILOSOPHY 3 UNITS

Introduction to feminist philosophical perspectives on such issues as gender, art, sexuality, knowledge, power, identity, popular culture, religion, ethics, and war. Emphasis placed on critical analysis as well as application to contemporary problems facing women today. 3 hours lecture. AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU GE: C2; IGETC: 3B Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: GR

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