Philosophy (PHIL)

PHIL 101

INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Investigates the issues, methodologies, and practice of philosophy through the analysis of primary texts with a particular focus on the nature of reality, boundaries of thought, and the origin and validity of values. Explores the world's wisdom traditions leading toward the cultivation of independent philosophical thought. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID PHIL 100]

PHIL 103

LOGIC AND CRITICAL THINKING

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Prerequisite: ENGL 115 or ENGL 115H or ADN 140 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College English Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Develops the critical reading, writing, and reasoning skills necessary for both academic success and good citizenship. Introduces deductive and inductive reasoning, propositional and sentential logic, as well as the systematic study of fallacies in reasoning. Emphasizes the practical applications of logic in daily life. Includes analytical and argumentative writing exercises. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID PHIL 110]

PHIL 106

WORLD RELIGIONS

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers the philosophical significance of major themes in religious thought. Studies the comparative and contrasting features of major religious philosophies, including an examination of the historical background and contemporary outlook. [D; CSU; UC] (Formerly: HUM 106)

PHIL 107

ASIAN PHILOSOPHY

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Explores the major philosophical traditions of central and East Asia, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, and the impact those traditions have on Asian culture. Examines the patterns of Asian philosophy leading toward the cultivation of a greater appreciation of non-Western philosophical thought. [D; CSU; UC]

PHIL 120

ETHICS: THEORY AND PRACTICE

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: PHIL 101 and PHIL 103, or equivalent; RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers critical examination of the basis of morality. Analyzes various ethical theories in terms of their origin, development, and application. Discusses the application of ethical theories to current and moral issues. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID PHIL 120]

PHIL 299

INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Limitation on Enrollment: Eligibility for independent study.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Individual study or research in some area of philosophy of particular interest to the student and not included in regular courses of the college. [D; CSU]