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PHIL 2:    Logic
Advisory: Eligible for English 1A.
Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: A3; GAV-GE: C2; CAN: PHIL 6
Philosophy 2 is intended as a survey of the primary approaches to argumentation and what has been traditionally called 'correct' reasoning. Students will learn techniques of both deductive and inductive argumentation, basic symbolic logic, how to spot a fallacy, as well as how to apply these techniques to other aspects of their lives outside of the classroom. While logic is often quite formal, the goal is to see the practical application of this discipline. Students will become acquainted with the cultural variations to reasoning in addition to the standard Western focal approach.
Sect# Type Room Instructor Units Days Time Start-End Footnotes
0611 LEC SS205 HODGE E 3.0 MWF 0910A - 1000A  
0612 LEC MHG12 JOHNSTON M 3.0 MW 0900A - 1015A 65
Class meets at the Morgan Hill Community site


PHIL 4:    Critical Thinking and Writing
Prerequisite: English 1A
Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: A3; IGETC: 1B; GAV-GE: C2
This course is designed to introduce the relationship between critical thinking and critical writing in a way that will be both enjoyable to the student and helpful in other aspects of life. The student will learn techniques of critical thinking, playing close attention to the current events, movies and popular media, music lyrics, as well as the textbook. Students will learn to identify deductive and inductive arguments and be able to evaluate their strength, create a strong argument of their own on a given topic, as well become experts in the area of critical analysis. The goal is to enable students to become strong, well informed, articulate members of the community as well as individuals with an empowered sense of self as an agent of change.
Sect# Type Room Instructor Units Days Time Start-End Footnotes
0613 LEC SS205 HODGE E 3.0 MWF 0810A - 0900A  
2185 LEC HOL6 HODGE E 3.0 W 0600P - 0850P 57
Class meets at the Hollister Briggs site


PHIL 6:    Religions of the World
Advisory: Eligible for English 1A.
Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: C2; IGETC: 3B; GAV-GE: C2, F
Religion is a topic that ignites controversy -- most societies engage in religious practices, believe strongly in that tradition, and find a sense of identity within it. The controversy arises when differences are misunderstood, misrepresented, or placed in a hierarchy of assumed supremacy of one religion as superior to others. In this class, students explore the underlying commonality of various religious traditions, explore the uniqueness of the religions with which they are unfamiliar, and learn to see that diversity among beliefs doesn't have to create hostility. Students will explore religions from Indigenous Peoples throughout the world, East Asia (e.g. India), China, the Middle East, as well as some more recent trends in religion.
Sect# Type Room Instructor Units Days Time Start-End Footnotes
0614 LEC SS205 HODGE E 3.0 MWF 1010A - 1100A  





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