Philosophy (PHI)

PHI 111 | Intro to Philosophy: GT-AH3

Lecture Credit: 3

Introduces significant human questions and emphasizes understanding the meaning and methods of philosophy. Includes human condition, knowledge, freedom, history, ethics, the future, and religion. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-AH3

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

PHI 112 | Ethics: GT-AH3

Lecture Credit: 3

Examines human life, experience, and thought in order to discover and develop the principles and values for pursuing a more fulfilled existence. Theories designed to justify ethical judgments are applied to a selection of contemporary personal and social issues. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-AH3

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

PHI 113 | Logic: GT-AH3

Lecture Credit: 3

Studies effective thinking using language-oriented logic. Provides tools and develops skills for creative and critical thinking. Emphasizes the development of decision-making and problem-solving. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-AH3

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

PHI 114 | Comparative Religions: GT-AH3

Lecture Credit: 3

Introduces students to the major world religions from both the Eastern and Western world such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Bahá’í, and influential pre-literate traditions. Utilizes religious studies methods (historical, sociological, legal, psychological, and phenomenological), to understand the historical development of each religious tradition in terms of communities, cultural context, and modern manifestations; paying particular attention to differences between sects, denominations, schools, and factions within each tradition. Focus will include the examination of the charismatic leaders, prophets, and narratives that inform the worldview of each tradition. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-AH3

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

PHI 115 | World Religions-West: GT-AH3

Lecture Credit: 3

Introduces students to religions of the Western world: Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Bahá’í, and influential pre-literate traditions. Utilizes religious studies methods (historical, sociological, legal, psychological, and phenomenological), to understand the historical development of each religious tradition in terms of communities, cultural context, and modern manifestations; paying particular attention to differences between sects, denominations, schools, and factions within each tradition. Focus will include the examination of the charismatic leaders, prophets, and narratives that inform the worldview of each tradition. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-AH3

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

PHI 116 | World Religions-East: GT-AH3

Lecture Credit: 3

Introduces students to religions of the Eastern world: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Taoism, Confucianism, Sikhism, Shinto, and influential pre-literate traditions. Utilizes religious studies methods (historical, sociological, legal, psychological, and phenomenological), to understand the historical development of each religious tradition in terms of communities, cultural context, and modern manifestations; paying particular attention to differences between sects, denominations, schools, and factions within each tradition. Focus will include the examination of the charismatic leaders, prophets, and narratives that inform the worldview of each tradition. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-AH3

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

PHI 175 | Special Topics

Lecture Credit: 0-12

To be determined by instructor

Prerequisite: This course may require prerequisites or permission of instructor

PHI 205 | Business Ethics: GT-AH3

Lecture Credit: 3

Examines philosophical theories about ethics and relevant subsidiary theories about the nature of justice in order to gather ethical decision-making criteria. Such criteria will be applied through logical argumentation to various moral issues and challenges in today’s business environment. Issues covered will include economic distribution, the presuppositions of business, job discrimination, worker’s rights, consumerism, advertising, responsibility to the environment, as well as compassionate and fair responsibility to society. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-AH3

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

PHI 214 | Philosophy of Religion: GT-AH3

Lecture Credit: 3

Focuses on the critical examination of the fundamental concepts, ideas, and implications of religion. Includes the nature of God, the varieties of religious experience, argument concerning God`s existence, the Problem of Evil, faith and reason, religion and human destiny, and the connection between religion and ethics. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-AH3

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

PHI 218 | Environmental Ethics: GT-AH3

Lecture Credit: 3

Critically analyzes theories of value of the natural world. Topics include the relation between scientific and moral principles; theories of the moral worth of persons, animals, plants and other natural objects; historical, religious and cultural influences on conceptions of nature; alternative accounts of human relationships and responsibilities to nature, including deep ecology and eco-feminism; and the connection between moral and political values and economic policies. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-AH3

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

PHI 220 | Philosophy of Death and Dying: GT-AH3

Lecture Credit: 3

Explores the major philosophical questions surrounding death and dying: the metaphysical arguments for and against the existence of a soul and life after bodily death, the epistemological assessment of arguments for the soul and life after death, the ethical justifications taken on positions such as rational suicide and physician assisted suicide, as well as a focus on philosophy’s existentialist contribution to questions about the meaning of life and the meaning of death. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-AH3

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

PHI 275 | Special Topics

Lecture Credit: 0-12

Provides students with a vehicle to pursue in depth exploration of special topics of interest.

Prerequisite: This course may require prerequisites or permission of instructor

PHI 285 | Independent Study

Independent Study Credit: 0-12

Focuses on directed readings and independent study on specific philosophical topics.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)