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Are you an intellectual thinker? Do you often ponder reality, existence and the differences between right and wrong? If yes, consider studying philosophy.
In this program, you’ll join a conversation that began thousands of years ago with Socrates and Plato. Your courses will explore topics such as ethics, logic, religion and modern philosophical questions. You’ll examine fundamental intellectual problems concerning reality, knowledge, reason and value; and you’ll explore how philosophers have attempted to solve these problems over the centuries.
If you would like to get a taste of what a Philosophy course might be like, then consider attending one of our biweekly online presentations that provide an introduction to Philosophy through the lens of popular culture and contemporary events. Past events have included "The Idea of Truth in a Post-Truth World" and "I'd Rather You Trust Me Than to Love Me -- Kendrick Lamar and the Meaning of Love." Here is a link to one presentation for example. Please email Dr. Steven Schoonover for dates and details if you are interested.
Philosophy provides an excellent background for careers in many fields—from law to teaching to economics. This pre-major program provides the general education requirements needed to transfer to a four-year university or college.
PHIL& 101 — Intro to Philosophy — 5.0
Designed to enable students to examine the fundamental problems in philosophy by reading selectively the writings of the significant philosophers and analyzing them in discussion seminars. The lectures are designed to develop a perspective and sense of continuity toward the growth of Western thought.View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
PHIL 110 — Intro to Ethics — 5.0
A systematic and historical analysis of some of the problems in ethics. An examination of some of the principle ethical positions and the criteria for their solutions.View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
PHIL& 115 — Critical Thinking — 5.0
An informal, non-symbolic introduction to logic and critical thinking emphasizing real-life examples, natural language applications, and the informal logical fallacies.View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
PHIL& 120 — Symbolic Logic — 5.0
Introduction to modern symbolic logic emphasizing sentence logic with translation and proofs and quantificational logic with translation and proofs. Prerequisite: A 2.0 or better in Math 88, 97, 98, 99, or placement score in a 100 level or above MATH course.View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
PHIL 209 — Eastern Philosophy — 5.0
An introduction to the philosophical perspective and values of eastern cultures and traditions.View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
PHIL 215 — Environmental Philosophy — 5.0
Students explore the philosophical relationship between human beings and the non-human world. The moral status of animals and ecosystems, anthropocentrism versus biocentrism, environmental economics and public policy, deep ecology, ecofeminism, and the idea of a "land ethic" are emphasized.View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
PHIL 220 — Philosophy of Religion — 5.0
The course is designed to give the student an understanding of both classical and contemporary philosophy of religion by concentrating on the nature of religion, religious disagreements, the existence of God, the problem of evil, the relation between faith and reason, and religious language.View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
PHIL 231 — Modern Philosophical Problems — 5.0
The course includes both purely philosophical and literary manifestations of existentialism. Treatment follows a historical progression from the 19th century forerunners of existentialism (Dostoevsky, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard) to the major modern representatives (Heidegger, Jaspers, Sartre and Camus). Prerequisite: PHIL& 101 or PHIL 110 or permission of instructor.View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes
PHIL 330 — Professional Ethics — 5.0
This course will examine ethical principles and considerations involved in making moral business decisions. Basic ethical viewpoints will be explored as a means to analyze specific characteristics of business life through particular cases and examples. Prerequisite: Applied BAS degree students only.View SFCC Course Learning Outcomes