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Philosophy
PHIL 1 God, Nature, Human Nature 3.00 Units
An exploration of the nature and range of philosophical inquiry in relation to everyday problems of humans as individuals, as citizens, as physical creatures, and as creators of spiritual and artistic works. Philosophical texts are analyzed with special attention given to the development of skills in analysis and argumentation. NOTE: Philosophy 2 and 4 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. Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for ENG 1A
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
PHIL 1H Honors PHIIL 1: God, Nature, 3.00 Units
This is an honors course for philosophy 1. Philosophy 1 is an exploration of the nature and range of philosophical inquiry in relation to everyday problems of humans as individuals, as citizens, as physical creatures, and as creators of spiritual and artistic works. Philosophical texts are analyzed with special attention given to the development of skills in analysis and argumentation. Students in Honors Philosophy 1 course will have assignments in reading, writing, discussion, analysis, and oral presentation at a level of rigor higher than those in Philosophy 1 and consistent with honors program expectations. NOTE: Philosophy 2 and 4 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. A student who has successfully completed PHIL 1 cannot enroll in PHIL 1H.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
PHIL 2 Ethics 3.00 Units
This course covers the concepts of morality, values and influential ethical theories. Students taking this course will be required to use philosophical methods to evaluate these theories for themselves and show how these theories can apply to everyday ethical questions. Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for ENG 1A
College: Las Positas College
Division: Arts, Media & Communication
 
PHIL 2H Honors PHIL 2: Ethics 3.00 Units
This is an honors course for Philosophy 2. This course covers the concepts of morality, values and influential ethical theories. Students taking this course will be required to use philosophical methods to evaluate these theories for themselves and show how these theories can apply to everyday ethical questions. Students in Honors Philosophy 2 course will have assignments in reading, writing, discussion, analysis, and oral presentation at a level of rigor higher than those in Philosophy 2 and consistent with honors program expectations. A student who has successfully completed PHIL 2 cannot enroll in PHIL 2.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
PHIL 3 Aesthetics 3.00 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.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
PHIL 4 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge 3.00 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. Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for ENG 1A
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
PHIL 5 Feminist Philosophy 3.00 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.
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
PHIL 6 Introduction to Logic 3.00 Units
An introduction to Logic. This course is designed to develop effective reasoning skills. Valid reasoning through formal deductive logic is emphasized, but the course also covers meaning in language, fallacies, and inductive reasoning methods in philosophy, literature and the sciences. Strongly Recommended: Eligibility for ENG 1A
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
PHIL 8 Logic and Argumentation 4.00 Units
Logic and Argumentation. This course is designed to develop effective reasoning skills. Valid reasoning through formal deductive logic is emphasized, but the course also covers meaning in language, fallacies, and inductive reasoning methods in philosophy, literature and the sciences. This course differs from Philosophy 6 (Introduction to Logic) in that it has a prerequisite of English 1A and involves the application of logical technique to a major research paper. Prerequisite: ENG 1A with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: A - H
 
PHIL 50 Introduction to Philosophy 3.00 Units
Introductory course in philosophy. Students will think critically and systematically about fundamental questions about knowledge, values, and reality that include the following and more: What do I know? What is justice? Does God exist? Do I have free will? What is the nature of the mind and self? Eligibility for: ENGL 1A or ENGL 1
College: Chabot College
Division: Arts, Media & Communication
 
PHIL 55 Symbolic Logic 3.00 Units
This course is an introduction to symbolic logic, i.e., the formal study of good and bad reasoning. NOTE: This course is required for nearly all philosophy majors and is excellent preparation for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
College: Chabot College
Division: Arts, Media & Communication
 
PHIL 60 Intro to Phil: Ethics 3.00 Units
Examination of representative ethical theories. Problems of good and evil, right and wrong, individual and/ or social action; principles, criteria or starting points for these issues and decisions as discussed and developed in great writings of the philosophical-literary tradition.
College: Chabot College
Division: Arts, Media & Communication
 
PHIL 65 Intro to Philosophy: Knowledge 3.00 Units
Primary works of philosophy in the areas of knowledge, truth, and thought. Systematic analysis of documents that constitute the major statements in the theory of knowledge, the functions of reasoning, intuition, and sense experience.
College: Chabot College
Division: Arts, Media & Communication
 

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