Academic Catalogs

Philosophy

Credit Courses

PHIL C1003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Introduction to Philosophy  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This course probes the questions people ask about the universe and their place in it. An examination is undertaken of the range of possible answers developed by leading philosophers in such areas as the meaning of knowledge, scientific method, religion, ethics, aesthetics, history, politics, and metaphysics. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: PHIL 100.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing PHIL C100

    PHIL C1023 Units (54 lecture hours)  
    History of Ancient Philosophy  

    Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

    Transfer Credit: CSU, UC.

    The thoughts of the ancient Greeks still have relevance and greatly influence the world today. This course will take students on a journey through ancient Greek thought in order to examine those ideas and explore how these profound thinkers helped move Western thought away from mysticism and superstition to philosophical analysis and the scientific method. This course will cover the writings of the Pre-Socratics, Zeno's paradoxes, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, Epicureanism, and more. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: PHIL 130.

    Catalog Program Pages Referencing PHIL C102

      PHIL C1133 Units (54 lecture hours)  
      Environmental Ethics: Philosophical Approaches to Sustainability  
      Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL C100.

      Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

      Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

      A philosophical course focusing upon global environmental issues such as scarcity of resources, world hunger, animal welfare, conservation, and preservation. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

      Catalog Program Pages Referencing PHIL C113

        PHIL C1153 Units (54 lecture hours)  
        Logic and Critical Thinking  

        Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

        Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

        An introductory general education course focusing on the use of arguments both in ordinary discourse and the academic disciplines within the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The course is split between informal and deductive/formal logic. The emphasis for informal logic will be on its role for the basic learning skills of fallacy identification, written communication (reading/writing), and then bringing these skills to bear in practical ways. The emphasis for deductive logic will involve truth tables, categorical logic, and propositional logic, including proofs. Recommended for all humanities, social science, business, and natural science majors and those planning to transfer to a four-year college or university. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: PHIL 110.

        Catalog Program Pages Referencing PHIL C115

          PHIL C1203 Units (54 lecture hours)  
          Ethics  

          Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

          Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

          This course will examine the concepts of right, wrong, good, and bad in the light of classical moral theories. It will include a critical examination of the foundations of ethics and present numerous approaches to examine and resolve moral problems. Attention will be paid to the application of moral theories to contemporary issues. This course will help students hone their critical thinking skills and navigate the modern world's complex ethical landscape. Recommended for all philosophy, business, and Information Technology (IT) majors, as well as all prospective medical and law students. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: PHIL 120.

          Catalog Program Pages Referencing PHIL C120

            PHIL C1223 Units (54 lecture hours)  
            Bioethics  

            Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

            Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

            Bioethics looks at the ethical implications of advancements in biology and medicine and at how they affect decisions on life, death, biotechnology, politics, law, and philosophy. This course is identical to BIOL C122 and fulfills the philosophy humanities requirement. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. UC Credit Limitations: credit may be granted for either BIOL C122 or PHIL C122.

            Catalog Program Pages Referencing PHIL C122

              PHIL C1403 Units (54 lecture hours)  
              Business and Organizational Ethics  
              Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL C100.

              Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

              Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

              The elements of moral ethical reasoning appropriate to individuals in organizations in all fields, including business, finance, law, engineering, government, media, social services, scientific research, medicine and neonatal units, and the environment. The focus is on the ethical and social responsibilities of professionals, wherever employed. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

              Catalog Program Pages Referencing PHIL C140

                PHIL C2203 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                Introduction to Symbolic Logic  
                Advisory: ENGL C100: Freshman Composition Eligibility for English 100.

                Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                This course introduces the principles of valid deductive reasoning through a study of formal techniques of sentential logic and predicate logic. Students will learn how to translate arguments from a natural language (in this case English) to symbolic languages. These abstracted arguments can then be manipulated to derive other truth-preserved sentences. Students will also cover related logic and semantic concepts such as validity, soundness, and entailment. This course will involve translation of English sentences into predicate logic. A reasonably firm grasp of the source language, therefore, is necessary in order to excel. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: PHIL 210.

                Catalog Program Pages Referencing PHIL C220