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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Philosophy

Courses - PHIL Lower Division

100. Introduction to Philosophy (3)

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Any course from GE Foundation categories A.1 (Written English), A.2. (Oral Communication) or A.3. (Critical Thinking).
Critical analysis of the history, methods, and major problems of philosophy.

160. Introduction to Ethics (3)

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Any course from GE Foundation categories A.1 (Written English), A.2. (Oral Communication) or A.3. (Critical Thinking).
Concepts of right and wrong, good and bad, and the application of moral principles to problems of everyday life.
Not open for credit to students with credit in PHIL 160W.

170. Critical Reasoning (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: GE Foundation requirements Category A.1 (Written English).
Elements of clear, straight, orderly and valid thought, including deductive and inductive reasoning and the accurate use of language. Explores practical applications of logic.

203. History of Early Western Philosophy (3)

Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
From Thales to the Renaissance including the systems of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, and their influence on European philosophy through the medieval period.

204. History of Modern Western Philosophy (3)

Prerequisite: GE Foundation requirements.
Western philosophy from Descartes to Kant, including the development of modern scientific processes, and the philosophical systems of empiricism, rationalism, transcendental idealism, etc.

270. Symbolic Logic I (3)

Introduction to the formal techniques of evaluating arguments.

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