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PHIL& 101
Introduction to Philosophy


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Humanities]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
This course will focus on the study of basic principles in western philosophy, examining representative philosophical topics such as the existence of God, epistemology and human nature as theorized by Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas, Epictetus, Descartes, Pascal, Hobbes, Locke, James, Marx and Mill. Recommended: READ 088 or higher and ENGL 097. Formerly PHIL 101, Intro to Philosophy I.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Identify and define key philosophical vocabulary terms and theories.
  • Employ critical thinking strategies in philosophical discussion.
  • Evaluate, assess adn apply abstract descriptions of value (such as justice, freedom, worth, rights, resource distribution, political interaction and the human condition) to concrete historical and contemporary situations.
  • Interpret philosophical theory both in written and oral form.
  • Critique epistemological theories in the context of classic philosophical writings and contemporary societal issues.

  • Course Topics
  • Exploration of belief systems
  • Epistemological inquiry
  • Definition, essence and categorization
  • Western ideals of the existence of God
  • Power relationships and identity (self and other)
  • Societal standards and the media
  • Introduction to the theories of resource distribution

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    PHIL& 101
    Spring 2015
    6007
    James Bower
    PHIL& 101
    Spring 2015
    1420
    jennifer bayne lemma
    PHIL& 101
    Winter 2015
    1454
    jennifer bayne lemma
    PHIL& 101
    Fall 2014
    1417
    jennifer bayne lemma
    PHIL& 101
    Spring 2014
    1420
    jennifer bayne lemma


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
    X
     
    X
    X
    X
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.