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Philosophy

PHILOS 1, Knowledge and Reality   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course introduces students to the analysis of various metaphysical and epistemological questions and problems in philosophy, typically including, the nature and limits of knowledge, the existence of God, the Mind-Body Problem, the Freedom vs. Determination debate, and the Absolutism vs. Relativism debate. Related topics in ethics may also be included.

1303   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   HSS 204   Kaufman S M

1304   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   HSS 165   Katherine A L

1305   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Flores Robert

Above section 1305 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1306   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Flores Robert

Above section 1306 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

PHILOS 51, Political Philosophy   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) or Area 3B (Humanities) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This inter-disciplinary course in philosophy and political science examines fundamental ideas about human nature, politics, and the state in the writings of major Western thinkers from Plato to Marx.

Philosophy 51 is the same course as Political Science 51. Students may earn credit for one, but not both.

1307   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   HSS 154   Oifer E R

Above section 1307 is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

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