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PHI 120 - Perspectives In Philosophy
Perspectives In Philosophy-An Introductory Course
Prerequisite: None

An introduction to the constructive and critical tasks in philosophy with a discussion of such problems as the origin of language, a priori knowledge, induction, the ontological status of the physical world, the mind-body problem, freedom of determinism, etc., and the diverse responses made to these problems by philosophical schools such as rationalism, empiricism, pragmatism, positivism, etc.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

Course Attributes:
CSUS Common Course, GER IC1-Cultural Traditions 1, LAC T1LT-Literature & Thought

PHI 1XX - Philosophy Elective
Philosophy Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PHI 200 - Peace & Human Rights
Peace & Human Rights
Prerequisite: None

This course will explore theories and practices on peace and human rights from a broadly multicultural perspective.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

PHI 210 - Asian Philosophies
Asian Philosophies
Prerequisite: None

A study of the fundamentals of Eastern philosophy and religion including Chinese philosophy Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism and Zen, and an examination of the similarities and differences between Asian and Western viewpoints.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

Course Attributes:
GER IC2-Cultural Traditions 2, Middle Level Writing Intensive, LAC T1LT-Literature & Thought, TWLD - AATW Minor

PHI 215 - Logical Inquiry
Logical Inquiry
Prerequisite: None

A study of critical reasoning, i.e., the tools needed for argument analysis and construction, and the development of skills for effective use of the tools. Both informal and formal logic are examined in this course.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

Course Attributes:
CSUS Common Course, GER IA-Inquiry and Analysis, Public Policy Skill Courses, LAC T1LT-Literature & Thought

PHI 220 - Ethics
Ethics
Prerequisite: None

A study of the major positions in Western ethical thought from Socrates to the present, and an examination of the basic principles of moral decision which have been proposed.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

Course Attributes:
CSUS Common Course, GER IC1-Cultural Traditions 1, LAC T1LT-Literature & Thought

PHI 230 - Hist Early Western Philosophy
History Of Early Western Philosophy
Prerequisite: None

The development of Western philosophy from the pre-Socratics in Greece through Medieval Europe. Emphasis on Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, Augustine, Anselm, Aquinas.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

Course Attributes:
GER IC1-Cultural Traditions 1

PHI 231 - Hist Modern Western Philosophy
History Of Modern Western Philosophy
Prerequisite: None

The development of Western philosophy starting with Descartes, Leibniz, Berkeley, Locke, Hume, Kant, Hegel and Nietzsche.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

Course Attributes:
GER IC1-Cultural Traditions 1

PHI 235 - Islam
Islam
Prerequisite: None

The course addresses the substance of the Muslim religion: Muhammad its Prophet; the Qur'an; the Shari'ah, Muslim Law; Sufism, or Islamic mysticism

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

PHI 250 - Crit. Thinking and Comp. Reas.
Critical Thinking and Complex Reasoning
Prerequisites: None

This course will examine both Critical Thinking and Complex Reasoning, CTCR, and its impact upon our lives. Critical thinking can be described as a deliberate mental process which enables a person to think clearly, consistently, coherently and rigorously. Complex reasoning involves being able to recognize what is often complex information which bears upon a subject, this includes context like

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

PHI 265 - Topics In Philosophy
Topics In Philosophy


3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

PHI 2XX - Philosophy Elective
Philosophy Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PHI 310 - Philosophy/Psychology Religion
Philosophy And Psychology Of Religion
Prerequisite: PHI 120

An investigation of the phenomena of religious experience, and an analysis of religious myths and symbols in light of contemporary philosophy, psychology, and anthropology.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

Course Attributes:
GER IVA-Social Sciences

PHI 312 - Comparative Mysticism
Comparative Mysticism
Prerequisite: None

This course will describe a variety of mystical pheonomena (e.g Jewish, Christian, Muslim and buddhist) and then outline the variety of philosophical interpretations given these experiences by the mystics and by the orthodox religious traditions involved.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

PHI 314 - Modern Social/Political Thght
Modern Social And Political Thought
Prerequisite: None

A broad introductory survey of social and political thought from Machiavelli to the emergence of modern ideologies.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

Course Attributes:
GER IVA-Social Sciences

PHI 316 - Ancient Political Thought
Ancient Political Thought
Prerequisite: None

A broad survey of Ancient Thought with emphasis on Attic Tragedy, Plato and Aristotle.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

PHI 320 - American Philosophy
American Philosophy
Prerequisite: None

A study of the philosophical elements of American politics, education, religion, etc. from their beginnings in British and French thought, including Locke, Jonathan Edwards, Jefferson, Emerson, James, Pierce, Royce, Santayana, Dewey, Whitehead, etc.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

PHI 330 - Existentialism/Phenomenology
Existentialism And Phenomenology
Prerequisite: None

An inquiry into the meaning of the existentialist movement and the phenomenological method, including the writings of philosophers such as Keirkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre, Buber, Marcel.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

PHI 340 - The Philosophy of War
The Philosophy of War
Prerequisite: None

The student will deal with the philosophies of the rules of just wars, what is real, military and sacred history, psychology and art, in addition to the foundation of cultures and the myths that sustain them. All this to attempt to imagine war since it is impenetrable to reason. The student will deal with the thought of the psychologist Jame Hillman, the masters of war Machiavelli and Clausewitz, and Rene Girard on the scapegoat and the linkage between war and religion.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

PHI 360 - Global Ethics
Global Ethics
Pre-requisites: LAC student with T1SS or GER student

The course addresses leading issues of global ethics and international justice that stem from the moral significance, or insignificance, of national boundaries. Traditional principles of morality and justice often developed for self contained societies/nations are examinted from a global perspective that takes into account the conditions of and relations between people/institutions on different parts of the planet. Topics include the ethics of war, global climate change, immigration, affluent consummer behavior in a world of alleged exploitative labor and resource extraction in developing nations, global poverty, and fairness in international cooperation.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

Course Attributes:
GER IC2-Cultural Traditions 2, LAC T2IS-Individual&Societies

PHI 365 - Topics In Philosophy

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

PHI 370 - Human Rights: Natural & Civil
Human Rights: Natural And Civil
Prerequisite: None

Human Rights involves the claims and entitlements that encompass both endowed natural and civil rights. This course is based upon this premise and the proposition that these rights can only be expressed in a political regime which emphasizes political participation of its citizens on a basis of legally guaranteed and socially supported equality.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

PHI 371 - Jainism: Nonviolence And Love
Jainsim: Nonviolence and Love
Prerequisite: None

In this course, students will learn the Jain way of life. It is a religion, a culture and a tradition. Furthermore, it affects the social/political views of its members because it is devoted to a non-violent way of life. Jains believe that one should not harm any living being and should have the greatest compassion for all creatures.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

PHI 3XX - Philosophy Elective
Philosophy Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PHI 400 - Peace & Human Rights Seminar
Peace & Human Rights Seminar
Prerequisite: None

Capstone requirement for the Peace & Human Rights minor. Specific topics will vary.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

PHI 420 - Philosophy Of Science
Philosophy Of Science
Prerequisite: None

A study of the logic of laws formation and theories through an analysis of description, explanation, prediction and the relationship of the latter three to regulative ideas. Both the rational and empirical roles in the scientific method will be investigated.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

PHI 460 - Phil. Research and Reflection
Seminar in Philosophical Research and Reflection
Prerequisite: PHI 210 and LAC student with at least two Tier II courses or GER student.

This is a capstone course for those students majoring in philosophy, and as such, it is in the form of a seminar, and writing intensive course. All students enrolled in the class will write a research paper of at least 20 pages. Students will choose relevant subjects in comparative philosophy or Critical Thinking and Complex Reasoning (CTCR).

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

Course Attributes:
LAC T3-LiberalArts Experience, Writing Intensive

PHI 480 - Independent Study
Independent Study
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor



1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

PoliSci, Philosophy, & Geog Department

PHI 4XX - Philosophy Elective
Philosophy Elective
Prerequisite: Transfer Credit Evaluation Only



0.500 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture


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