Philosophy (PHIL)

Credit Courses

PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy (3 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Survey of the basic problems and systems in philosophy. Special consideration given to logic, theories of knowledge, metaphysics, ethics, philosophy of religion and political philosophy.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area C

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area C2, IGETC Area 3B, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

UC Transfer Limit: PHIL 100 and 100H combined: maximum credit, one course.

C-ID: PHIL 100.

PHIL 100H Introduction to Philosophy, Honors (4 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 72 (72 lecture)

In-depth survey of the basic problems and systems in philosophy. Special consideration given to Logic, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, Political Philosophy, and Aesthetics.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area C

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area C2, IGETC Area 3B, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

UC Transfer Limit: PHIL 100 and 100H combined: maximum credit, one course.

C-ID: PHIL 100.

PHIL 101 Introduction to Ethics (3 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Examination of the nature of morality, moral concepts, moral theories, such as virtue theory, natural law, consequentialism, and Kantianism, and disputed moral issues, such as abortion, world hunger, pornography, environmentalism, cloning, genetic enhancement, war, euthanasia, capital punishment and animal rights.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area C

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area C2, IGETC Area 3B, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

UC Transfer Limit: PHIL 101 and 101H combined: maximum credit, one course.

C-ID: PHIL 120.

PHIL 101H Introduction To Ethics, Honors (4 Units)

Limitations on Enrollment: Acceptance into the Honors Program.

Skills Advisories: : Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 72 (72 lecture)

In-depth study of the types and history of ethical theories. Analysis of the factual and normative factors involved in making moral choices. Discussion of the nature of moral standards and values and their relevance to present times. Topics include the meaning of "should," "right," "justice," "blame," "responsibility." Examines the moral aspect of social issues, such as abortion, euthanasia, the environment and drug legalization, etc.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area C

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area C2, IGETC Area 3B, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

UC Transfer Limit: PHIL 101 and 101H combined: maximum credit, one course.

C-ID: PHIL 120.

PHIL 102 Comparative World Religions (3 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Presentation and interpretation of the fundamental concepts, ideals, customs, rituals and insights of the major religious traditions. Religions discussed are Hinduism; Buddhism; Greek; Roman; Taoism; Confucianism; Shintoism; Jainism; Zoroastrianism; Sikhism; Judaism; Christianity; and Islam.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area C, SBCCGE Area E5

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area C2, IGETC Area 3B, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

UC Transfer Limit: PHIL 102 and 102H combined: maximum credit, one course.

PHIL 102H Comparative World Religions, Honors (3 Units)

Limitations on Enrollment: Acceptance into the Honors Program.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

In-depth presentation and interpretation of the fundamental concepts, ideals, customs, rituals and insights of the major religious traditions. Religions discussed: Hinduism; Buddhism; Greek; Roman; Taoism; Confucianism; Shintoism; Jainism; Zoroastrianism; Sikhism; Judaism; Christianity; and Islam.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area C, SBCCGE Area E5

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area C2, IGETC Area 3B, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

UC Transfer Limit: PHIL 102 and 102H combined: maximum credit, one course.

PHIL 105 Business Ethics (3 Units)

Skills Advisories: ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Exploration of how to recognize, analyze and implement ethical decisions within the multi-valued contexts of business. Study of major ethical theories and how they can be applied to business situations. Analysis of the factual and normative aspects of making moral choices and resolving moral dilemmas faced in the corporate world. Issues include corporate responsibility, employee and consumer rights, sexual harassment, fair hiring practices, obligations to the environment, multinational corporations and the ethics of international trade.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area C

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

PHIL 111 Critical Thinking And Writing In Philosophy (3 Units)

Prerequisites: ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Examination of the basic elements of logic, including the study of the principles of inductive and deductive reasoning, their relevance to problem-solving, scientific method, and argument analysis/evaluation. Development of critical thinking skills, including identifying and evaluating arguments, recognizing informal fallacies, and the uses and misuses of language in a variety of contexts. Integration of critical thinking skills with the techniques of effective argumentative writing, addressing themes of social and multicultural relevance. (Fulfills Critical Thinking requirement for IGETC/CSU General Education.)

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area D2

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area A3, IGETC Area 1B, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

PHIL 200 History Of Philosophy: Ancient (3 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Study of the thought of major philosophers from the time of Thales, 640 B.C., through the Romans. Philosophers discussed are the Pre-Socratics, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Greek Atomists (Leucippus, Democritus, Epicurus), the Stoics (Seneca and Epictetus) up to Marcus Aurelius.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area C

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area C2, IGETC Area 3B, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

C-ID: PHIL 130.

PHIL 201 History of Philosophy: Modern (3 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Study of the thought of the major philosophers from the rise of science in the late 1500s to 1800s. Philosophers discussed include many or all of the following: Bacon, Galileo, Hobbes, Descartes, Spinoza, Conway, Malebranche, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Hume and Kant.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area C

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area C2, IGETC Area 3B, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

C-ID: PHIL 140.

PHIL 203 History Of Philosophy: Contemporary (3 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Philosophers of the 19th and 20th centuries are studied, showing their impact upon thought, culture, and society. Some of the philosophers presented are Bertrand Russell; G. Frege; G.E. Moore; Jean Paul Sartre; L. Wittgenstein; Ayer; Ryle; Heidegger; Husserl; Rawls; and Quine.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area C

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area C2, IGETC Area 3B, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

PHIL 204 History And Philosophy Of The Great Ideas Of Physics (3 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Examines the history and development of the major ideas of physics. Designed particularly for philosophy students and others in the liberal arts and humanities. Physical ideas of three significant eras: ancient Greece; the beginnings of modern science from the 17th to 18th centuries, including the thinking of Copernicus, Galileo and Newton; and the revolutionary ideas of early 20th century and contemporary physics. Course is designed to be conceptual, rather than mathematical, in its investigation of the great ideas of physics.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area C

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area C2, IGETC Area 3B, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

PHIL 205 Introduction to Logic (3 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Formal investigation into the nature of argument. Topics covered are validity, implication, statement (propositional) logic, truth tables, syllogistic (categorical) logic (including Carroll or Venn diagrams), and predicate (quantificational) logic.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area D2

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area A3, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

C-ID: PHIL 110.

PHIL 207 Issues In Philosophy Series (3 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Important issues (philosophers, topics, problems and fields) of philosophy are studied, revealing their impact on our lives, thought and civilization. Issues presented in this series include bioethics; mind/body problem; pacifism; morality and human nature; philosophy of art; philosophy and literature; philosophy and politics; philosophy of education; philosophy of science; philosophy of film; the philosophy of mathematics; philosophy of mind; and comparative philosophy.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

PHIL 207A Comparative Philosophy, East And West (3 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

Critical examination of the predominant philosophical ideas of three of the most influential physiological perspectives in world history: Western regionalism, Indian mysticism, and Chinese social relationalism.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area C

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area C2, IGETC Area 3B, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

PHIL 295 Internship In Philosophy (2-4 Units)

Limitations on Enrollment: Completion of two courses (in applicable discipline) at SBCC prior to enrolling in an internship course.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 273 (273 lab)

Structured internship program in which students gain experience in community organizations related to the discipline. Five to 10 hours weekly on-the-job experience. Course restricted to 3 repetitions

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

PHIL 299 Independent Study In Philosophy (1-4 Units)

Limitations on Enrollment: At least three Philosophy courses.

Hours: 192 (192 lab)

To be eligible for independent student, a student must have completed a minimum of 12 units at Santa Barbara City College with a 2.5 G.P.A. For complete information, see "Independent Study" in the Catalog Index.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable