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PHIL 100: Introduction To Philosophy
(3) F, S, Summer -CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

General survey of the basic problems and systems in philosophy. Special consideration given to Elementary Logic, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, Political Philosophy and Aesthetics. (CAN PHIL 2)

PHIL 101: Introduction To Ethics
(3) F, S - CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Study of the types and history of ethical theories. Analysis of the factual and normative factors involved in making moral choices. Discussion of the nature of moral standards and values and their relevance to present times. Some usual topics include the meaning of "should," "right," "justice," "blame," "responsibility." An examination of the moral aspect of social issues, such as abortion, euthanasia, the environment and drug legalization, etc. (*UC Transfer Limit: PHIL 101 and 101HR combined: maximum credit, one course). (CAN PHIL 4)

PHIL 101H: Introduction To Ethics, Honors
(4) F, S - CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories:: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance into the Honors Program In-depth study of the types and history of ethical theories. Analysis of the factual and normative factors involved in making moral choices. Discussion of the nature of moral standards and values and their relevance to present times. Topics include the meaning of "should," "right," "justice," "blame," "responsibility." Examines the moral aspect of social issues, such as abortion, euthanasia, the environment and drug legalization, etc. (*UC Transfer Limit: PHIL 101 and 101H combined: maximum credit, one course)

PHIL 102: Comparative World Religions
(3) F, S - CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Presentation and interpretation of the fundamental concepts, ideals, customs, rituals and insights of the major religious traditions. Religions discussed are Hinduism; Buddhism; Greek; Roman; Taoism; Confucianism; Shintoism; Jainism; Zoroastrianism; Sikhism; Judaism; Christianity; and Islam. (*UC Transfer Limit: PHIL 102 and 102HR combined: maximum credit, one course.)

PHIL 102H: Comparative World Religions, Honors
(3) - CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance into the Honors Program In-depth presentation and interpretation of the fundamental concepts, ideals, customs, rituals and insights of the major religious traditions. Religions discussed: Hinduism; Buddhism; Greek; Roman; Taoism; Confucianism; Shintoism; Jainism; Zoroastrianism; Sikhism; Judaism; Christianity; and Islam. (*UC Transfer Limit: PHIL 102 and 102H combined: maximum credit, one course.)

PHIL 105: Business Ethics
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisory: ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB with a "C" or better.

Exploration of how to recognize, analyze and implement ethical decisions within the multi-valued contexts of business. Study of major ethical theories and how they can be applied to business situations. Analysis of the factual and normative aspects of making moral choices and resolving moral dilemmas faced in the corporate world. Issues include corporate responsibility, employee and consumer rights, sexual harassment, fair hiring practices, obligations to the environment, multinational corporations and the ethics of international trade._

PHIL 111: Critical Thinking And Writing In Philosophy
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB with a "C" or better

Examination of the basic elements of logic, including the study of the principles of inductive and deductive reasoning, their relevance to problem-solving, scientific method, and argument analysis/evaluation. Development of critical thinking skills, including identifying and evaluating arguments, recognizing informal fallacies, and the uses and misuses of language in a variety of contexts. Integration of critical thinking skills with the techniques of effective argumentative writing, addressing themes of social and multicultural relevance.

PHIL 200: History Of Philosophy: Ancient And Medieval
(3) F - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Study of the thought of the major philosophers from the time of Thales (the founder of philosophy), 640 B.C., through the Medieval period. Philosophers discussed are the Presocratics; Sophists; Socrates; Plato; Aristotle; the Greek Atomists (Leucippus, Democritus, Epicurus); the Stoics; Plotinus and the Neo-Platonists; Augustine; and Aquinas. (CAN PHIL 8 or CAN PHIL SEQ A [with PHIL 201])

PHIL 201: History Of Philosophy: Modern
(3) S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Study of the thought of the major philosophers from the time of the Renaissance/Reformation; rise of science in the 1500s to early 19th century. Philosophers discussed are Bacon; Hobbes; Descartes; Spinoza; Leibnitz; Locke; Berkeley; Hume; and Kant. (CAN PHIL 10 or CAN PHIL SEQ A [with PHIL 200])

PHIL 203: History Of Philosophy: Contemporary
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Philosophers of the 19th and 20th centuries are studied, showing their impact upon thought, culture, and society. Some of the philosophers presented are Bertrand Russell; G. Frege; G.E. Moore; Jean Paul Sartre; L. Wittgenstein; Ayer; Ryle; Heidegger; Husserl; Rawls; and Quine.

PHIL 204: History And Philosophy Of The Great Ideas Of Physics
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Examines the history and development of the major ideas of physics. Designed particularly for philosophy students and others in the liberal arts and humanities. Physical ideas of three significant eras: ancient Greece; the beginnings of modern science from the 17th to 18th centuries, including the thinking of Copernicus, Galileo and Newton; and the revolutionary ideas of early 20th century and contemporary physics. Course is designed to be conceptual, rather than mathematical, in its investigation of the great ideas of physics.

PHIL 205: Introduction To Logic
(3) F, S, Summer - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Investigation into the nature of argument. Such topics as justification, induction, deduction, validity, language and thought, formal and informal fallacies are discussed. Includes an introduction to Traditional Categorical Logic, and the Propositional Calculus and Quantification Theory. (CAN PHIL 6)

PHIL 207: Issues In Philosophy Series: Philosophy and Film
(1-3) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103.

Important issues (philosophers, topics, problems and fields) of philosophy are studied, revealing their impact on our lives, thought and civilization. Issues presented in this series include bioethics; mind/body problem; pacifism; morality and human nature; philosophy of art; philosophy and literature; philosophy and politics; philosophy of education; philosophy of science; philosophy of film; the philosophy of mathematics; philosophy of mind; and comparative philosophy.

PHIL 207A: Comparative Philosophy, East And West
(3) -CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103.

Critical examination of the predominant philosophical ideas of three of the most influential physiological perspectives in world history: Western regionalism, Indian mysticism, and Chinese social relationalism.

PHIL 295: Internship In Philosophy
(2-4) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisory: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Limitation on Enrollment: Completion of two courses (in applicable discipline) at SBCC prior to enrolling in an internship course. Five to 10 hours weekly on-the-job experience. Structured internship program in which students gain experience in community organizations related to the discipline.

PHIL 299: Independent Study In Philosophy
(1-4) F, S -CSU, UC*

Limitation on Enrollment: At least three Philosophy courses. To be eligible for independent student, a student must have completed a minimum of 12 units at Santa Barbara City College with a 2.5 G.P.A. For complete information, see "Independent Study" in the Catalog Index. (*UC Transfer Limit: computed as Independent Study; see counselor)

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