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2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHIL 120 - Freshman Topics in Philosophy

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-C2
This course will introduce students to basic concepts in philosophy through the lens of a particular theme, and in relationship with other disciplines.

Credit Restrictions: Not open to students with credit for PHIL 110 or PHIL 130.
Equivalent Quarter Course: Any one from: PHIL 1005, PHIL 1102, PHIL 1103, PHIL 1104, PHIL 1201, PHIL 1302, PHIL 1303, PHIL 1401.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-C2 - Lower Division Humanities
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Introduction to academic, argumentative writing
  2. Introduction to core philosophical or religious traditions, relevant concepts, and historical context
  3. Cultivate an openness to the ideas of others and a self-awareness of the strengths and limitations of one’s own opinions
  4. Learn the basics of analyzing the arguments of others and creating original arguments of one’s own

C2. Humanities Learning Outcomes
  1. Show appreciation for the humanities using their intellect, imagination, sensibility, and sensitivity;
  2. develop their affective and cognitive faculties through studying great works reflecting the rich diversity of human imagination and/or inquiry; and
  3. engage in critical self-reflection relating themes in the humanities to the students’ own lives.

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