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PHIL 1:    Introduction to Philosophy

Advisory: Eligible for English 1A.
Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: C2; IGETC: 3B; GAV-GE: C2; CAN: PHIL 2
Philosophy 1 is intended as a survey of the major areas and traditions of philosophy. The course examines central and significant questions about the meaning of life, who determines what is morally right or wrong, the ideal society, the various notions social justice, what is reality, and many other ideas. In pursuing these questions, students will be asked to read texts from writers around the world, both contemporary and ancient, discuss current events, and apply 'theory' to movies such as "The Matrix" trilogy, novels, and any other relevant application of the student's own choice.
Sect# Type Room Instructor Units Days Time Start-End Footnotes
4726 LEC HOL1 HODGE E 3.0 TuTh 0810A - 0930A  
Above class meets at the Hollister Briggs site


PHIL 4:    Critical Thinking and Writing

Prerequisite: English 1A
Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: A3; IGETC: 1B; GAV-GE: C2
This course is designed to introduce the relationship between critical thinking and critical writing in a way that will be both enjoyable to the student and helpful in other aspects of life. The student will learn techniques of critical thinking, playing close attention to the current events, movies and popular media, music lyrics, as well as the textbook. Students will learn to identify deductive and inductive arguments and be able to evaluate their strength, create a strong argument of their own on a given topic, as well become experts in the area of critical analysis. The goal is to enable students to become strong, well informed, articulate members of the community as well as individuals with an empowered sense of self as an agent of change.
Sect# Type Room Instructor Units Days Time Start-End Footnotes
4731 LEC HOL1 JOHNSTON M 3.0 TuTh 1120A - 1240P  
Above class meets at the Hollister Briggs site