Oct 05, 2022
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:
- Introduction to academic, argumentative writing
- Introduction to core philosophical or religious traditions, relevant concepts, and historical context
- Cultivate an openness to the ideas of others and a self-awareness of the strengths and limitations of one’s own opinions
- Learn the basics of analyzing the arguments of others and creating original arguments of one’s own
C2. Humanities Learning Outcomes
- Show appreciation for the humanities using their intellect, imagination, sensibility, and sensitivity;
- develop their affective and cognitive faculties through studying great works reflecting the rich diversity of human imagination and/or inquiry; and
- engage in critical self-reflection relating themes in the humanities to the students’ own lives.
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