PHIL Courses

Opposite each course title are three numbers such as 3-2-4. The first number indicates the number of regular classroom hours for the course each week; the second number indicates the number of laboratory hours per week; and the third number indicates the hours of credit awarded for the successful completion of the course. Listed in parentheses at the end of each course description is the term(s) that the course is normally offered. F=Fall, S=Spring, and M=Summer.

The college reserves the right to cancel or delete any course with insufficient enrollment.


PHIL 1103. Intro to World Religions. 3-0-3 Units.

Studies selected world religions with primary concentration on the origin and major periods of the scriptural and doctrinal development of these religions.(F)
Prerequisites: ENGL 0999 unless exempt.

PHIL 2010. Intro to Philosophical Issues. 3-0-3 Units.

Inquires into the art of knowing. Examines the questions of meaning, truth, reality, freedom, life, morality, and religion.(F,S)
Prerequisites: ENGL 0999 unless exempt.

PHIL 2020. Logic and Critical Thinking. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduces the principles and standards for thinking and communicating clearly and effectively. Topics include theories of meaning, uses of language, common causes of confusion and error in thought and argument, and evaluation of arguments. Highly recommended for pre-law students.(S)
Prerequisites: ENGL 0999 unless exempt.

PHIL 3150. Ethics and the Workplace. 3-0-3 Units.

Explores ethical issues in voluntary associations, business, and society, with special emphasis on corporate responsibility, regulation of business, and the protection of workers, consumers, and the environment in commercial and non-commercial operations.(Offered occasionally)
Prerequisites: PHIL 2010.

PHIL 4120. Professional Ethics. 3-0-3 Units.

This course introduces students to ethical issues common to the professions. The term “profession” is a label for a class of occupations, exemplified by the traditional model of the lawyer or physician. We will think about characteristics of these occupations that distinguish them as a class and how these characteristics are related to a variety of ethical problems.