7089 - Philosophy 1 - Class Information

Introduction to Philosophy

Fall A 2010

3 Units, (UC: CSU)

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.

Prerequisites: None.


Greg Shirley Ph.D.
Email: daseiner@hotmail.com
Office Hours: Wednesdays 1:00 - 8:00 PM

(818) 364-7600, ext. 7164

Classroom Location & Schedule

Click here for directions and maps to the campuses.


Textbooks may be purchased at the City, Southwest, Valley, and Pierce College bookstores.

Textbooks are available in the college libraries.  Most libraries have the texts on Reserve, (two hour use, in the library) some libraries have copies in the General Collection.  Individual Library Policies apply and they may be different at each campus.Generally, students must have a valid student ID for the campus they intend to use to check out or use library materials. For example, to check out books from Pierce College Library students must have a valid Pierce College Student ID.  Students who enrolled only in ITV classes may obtain a Mission College ID through the Admissions Office at Mission College.


The Examined Life

The Examined Life, presents 26 half-hour episodes addressing "Great Questions" philosophers have pursued from ancient times to the present: What is human nature? What is real? Do we have free will? Does God exist? These questions, and many other equally challenging ones, are explored in this series through the writings of historic philosophers and interviews with modern philosophers.

Where to Watch Videos

Online Course Website

Aug. 30 is the official start date of the term. If you enrolled after that date, you can expect a delay of 2-3 business days in accessing the class website. 

Click here to login.