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Philosophy

PHILOS 1, Knowledge and Reality 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) Prerequisite: None. 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.

1576 8:00a-10:05a MTWTh HSS 151 Kaufman S M

1578 2:45p-4:50p MTWTh HSS 152 Llaguno M A

1579 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Bennet S E
Above section 1579 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1580 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Bennet S E
Above section 1580 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

PHILOS 2, Ethics 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) Prerequisite: None. Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course provides an introduction to the nature of ethical theory (moral philosophy), an analysis of significant ethical theories, and an exploration of the problems encountered in the continuing quest for a satisfactory ethical theory for contemporary society. Some of the main topics in normative ethics and meta-ethics are covered.

1581 10:15a-12:20p MTWTh HSS 151 Kaufman S M

PHILOS 4, Modern Philosophers 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) Prerequisite: None. Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This study of the principal philosophical developments since the Renaissance emphasizes the relation of philosophy to the growth of science and social and cultural changes in the modern period.

1582 12:30p-2:35p MTWTh HSS 152 Llaguno M A

PHILOS 7, Logic and Critical Thinking 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU Prerequisite: None. Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

A course in general logic emphasizing its applications to practical situations. The course covers both inductive and deductive techniques.

1583 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Ortega G R
Above section 1583 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1584 Arrange-9 Hours ONLINE Ortega G R
Above section 1584 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

PHILOS 22, Asian Philosophy 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities) Prerequisite: None. Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

The cultural settings and basic concepts of the major philosophical and religious systems of India, China, and Japan are studied. Rituals and literature are used to compare and contrast Asian and non-Asian belief systems.

1585 10:15a-12:20p MTWTh HSS 263 Quesada D M

PHILOS 51, Political Philosophy 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

IGETC AREA Area 3B (Humanities) or Area 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) Prerequisite: None. Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This inter-disciplinary course in philosophy and political science examines fundamental ideas about politics in the writings of major Western thinkers from Plato to Marx. Students will situate themselves as citizens and political agents.

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

1586 8:00a-10:05a MTWTh HSS 154 Oifer E R
Above section 1586 is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

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