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PHIL 1A - THEORIES OF KNOWLEDGE AND REALITY
3 units, 3 lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: English 1A or equivalent.

An introduction to traditional and contemporary views on the nature of knowledge, truth, and thought; alternative views of God, the universe, and human nature. Develops skills in philosophical analysis and logical thinking. (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

PHIL 1AH - HONORS THEORIES OF KNOWLEDGE AND REALITY
3 units, 3 lecture hours, (Formerly Honors 1P)
PREREQUISITE: English 1A or equivalent.

An introduction to traditional and contemporary views on the nature of knowledge, truth, and thought; alternative views of God, the universe and human nature. Develops skills in philosophical analysis and logical thinking. Honors sections may also focus on an historical overview or a more in-depth study of a significant branch of philosophy e.g. philosophy of language or philosophy of mind. (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

PHIL 1B - SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
3 units, 3 lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: English 1A or equivalent. Philosophy 1A is not a prerequisite to 1B.

An introduction to social and political philosophies, ancient and modern; inquiry into views of human nature, the nature and varieties of institutions, and the personal and social implications of the human experience. (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

PHIL 1C - ETHICS
3 units, 3 lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: English 1A or equivalent. neither Philosophy 1A nor Philosophy 1B is a prerequisite for this course.

Reading and critical analysis of primary texts on moral theory. examinations of ethical concepts such as good, evil, moral obligation. Conditions necessary to ethical decision-making-conscience, moral rules, justice, and free will. (CAN PHIL 4) (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

PHIL 1D - WORLD RELIGIONS
3 units, 3 lecture hours, (Formerly Philosophy 10)
PREREQUISITE: English 1A or equivalent.

Basic beliefs and practices of Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

PHIL 2 - CRITICAL REASONING AND ANALYTICAL WRITING
3 units, 3 lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: English 1A or equivalent. 

Principles and methods of good reasoning, including identification of arguments, developing and assessing basic deductive and inductive reasoning, common fallacies, and application of each element to the student’s major area of study. (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

PHIL 5 - PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
3 units, 3 lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: Philosophy 1A or Philosophy 1AH or Philosophy 2

The philosophical, critical, scrutiny of some of the issues arising from the monotheistic classical tradition. For example: the nature of God; the existence of God; experience of God; the relation between faith and reason; the problem of evil; free will; immortality. (A, CSU-GE, UC, I)

PHIL 6 - SYMBOLIC LOGIC
3 units, 3 lecture hours
PREREQUISITE: Mathematics 103.

Deductive systems of logic, including syllogistic logic as well as propositional and predicate symbolic logic. (CAN PHIL 6) (A, CSU-GE, UC)

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