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Philosophy
SOCIAL SCIENCES DEPARTMENT

1 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. UC:CSU (CAN PHIL 2) 3 UNITS
Course is a survey of the fundamental questions about self, society, and universe. Primary focus is on theories of reality, theories of knowledge, philosophy of religion, and philosophy of death. Acceptable for credit: UCLA, CSUN: Philosophy 150.

5 CRITICAL THINKING AND COMPOSITION
Prerequisite: English 101 | Lecture: 3 hours. UC:CSU 3 UNITS
This course develops the critical thinking skills necessary for evaluating and formulating argumentative essays, and practice in applying these skills. Critical writing is the focus of this course.

6 LOGIC IN PRACTICE
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. UC:CSU (CAN PHIL 6) 3 UNITS
The characteristics of good reasoning as the basis of practical success in most human activity. Includes the study of meaning, inference and argument, informal fallacies, and the rhetoric of politics and advertising. Acceptable for credit: UCLA, CSUN: Philosophy 200.

9 SYMBOLIC LOGIC I
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. UC:CSU 3 UNITS
Course is an introduction to formal logic, describing symbolization, sentential connectives, and quantification. Natural deduction is introduced, emphasizing techniques of proof. Translation and the application of formal logic to the analysis of arguments and determination of validity are studied. Acceptable for credit: UCLA, CSUN: Philosophy 230.

20 ETHICS
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. UC:CSU (CAN PHIL 4) 3 UNITS
Various approaches to value and ethical judgments will be discussed including topics such as the nature and relation of facts and values, whether or not science is value free, how moral and other value judgments are justified, the meaning of value and ethical terms such as “right” and “good,” and more. Acceptable for credit: UCLA, CSUN: Philosophy 160

21 PHILOSOPHY OF ART
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. UC:CSU 3 UNITS
This introductory class will discuss and evaluate: the meaning of art, the meaning of beauty, truth in art, creativity and art, various philosophical theories regarding the nature of art. Beauty and the aesthetic experience will be examined in the course of these discussions and evaluations.

33 COMPARATIVE SURVEY OF WORLD RELIGIONS
Prerequisite: None | Lecture: 3 hours. UC:CSU 3 UNITS
The history, practices, and world views of the major religions originating in India, China, Japan, and the Near East (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam). Topics include primitive religions, the nature of belief, religious symbols and interpretations; the diversity and unity of religions, the plausibility of reincarnation, and more. Acceptable for credit: CSUN: Religious Studies 150.

185 DIRECTED STUDY
UC:CSU 1 UNIT RPT2

285 DIRECTED STUDY
UC:CSU 2 UNITS

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