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PHIL 335 - Philosophy of Science


Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C
The nature of scientific explanation, scientific methods, and conceptual revolutions in science. How to distinguish between science, non-science, and pseudoscience. Discussion of whether the scientific method is a superior and more objective means of determining truth.

Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area C requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Equivalent Quarter Course: PHIL 3332.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-C - Upper Division Arts or Humanities
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently


Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. read complex texts, create original arguments, analyze the arguments of others, and express these criticisms orally and in writing.
  2. demonstrate knowledge of the study of the philosophy of science, including relevant concepts, theories, methods, and historical contexts.
  3. write clear, academically rigorous, argumentative essays.


UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes
  1. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
  2. analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
  3. demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.



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