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Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
Philosophy

The Associate in Arts in Philosophy for Transfer (AA-T) Degree is intended to meet the lower division requirements for Philosophy majors (or similar majors) at a CSU campus that offers a Philosophy baccalaureate degree. It will provide a broad introduction to philosophy for those interested in building a foundation for an eventual Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy, or for those seeking a structured exploration of philosophy for other reasons.

Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.

Sample Education Plan

This sample education plan for the 2021-2022 catalog year represents one possible pathway through the program. Each university (UC, CSU, private, and others) has their own transfer requirements; please see a counselor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs. Additional course descriptions may be found in the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format).
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CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
Select one: PHIL 101 / PHIL 101H / PHIL 120 (CSU GE 3B)M3.0
PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H)

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is appropriate for anyone seeking a broader program of philosophical study, or to fulfill general Humanities or Philosophy major requirements.

PHIL 101H - Introduction to Philosophy Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H)

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 120 - Introduction to Ethics (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is for students interested in the humanities, law, medicine, politics, social science and related fields, and will expose them to some of the most profound moral and ethical questions in the Western philosophical tradition. We will examine the concept of morality and values, representative ethical theories, and may include their applications to moral problems.

ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (CSU GE A2)GE3.5
ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This composition course enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary for academic and professional success. Students become proficient in research techniques, and learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections before applying these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of the course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills: Students complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the general education requirement for Written Communication.

CSU GE C1 or C2 - Arts or HumanitiesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Arts
Select one:
ART 101, 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 120, 121, 130, 135, 140
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H
GDSN 110
MUS 101, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 141
MUST 151
PHTO 110, 130
THTR 101, 105, 105H, 110, 150

Humanities
Select one:
ASL 101, 124, 201, 202
CHIN 101, 102
CHST 101, 146, 148, 148H, 150
EGSS 130
ENGL 126, 131
FR 101, 102, 201, 202
HIST 101, 102, 122,131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130, 140
JAPN 101, 102
LATN 101, 102
LIT 102, 102H, 112A, 112AH, 112B, 112BH, 114,114H, 117,117H, 130, 130H, 140, 140H, 141, 142, 142H,144A, 144B, 145, 145H, 146A, 146AH, 146B, 146BH, 147, 147H, 148, 149
PHIL 101, 101H, 120, 124, 126, 128, 128H, 135, 140
POLS 128, 128H, 150
SOC 148, 148H SPAN 101, 101S, 102, 102S, 201, 201H, 202
SPCH 130, 132

CSU GE E - Lifelong Learning/Self DevelopmentGE3.0

Select one:
ANTH 110
HUSR 123
CD 106
EGSS 130
KIN 159 (F'21), 170 (F'21), 190 (F'21), 191, 192, 196
COUN 101 (F’11), 104, 151 (F’98)
NUTR 110
DD 214 (see counselor for details)
PSY 112, 121
EDEV 101 (F’15), 151
SOC 105, 110

Total Semester Units:12.5† 
2nd Semester
Select one: PHIL 128 / PHIL 128H / PHIL 110 / PHIL 110H / PHIL 140 / PHIL 124 / PHIL 126 / PHIL 101 / PHIL 101H / PHIL 120 / PHIL 112 / PHIL 112H / PHIL 115 M3.0
PHIL 128 - Introduction to Political Philosophy (Same as POLS 128) (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 128 or PHIL 128H)

This course is for students interested in the relationship between political systems and philosophy, and is especially relevant for students interested in political science, philosophy, and law. The course introduces the history and development of political thought, and considers the justification of the state, interpretations of justice, systems of government, conceptions of rights and distributions of goods, and justification for civil disobedience, among other topics.

PHIL 128H - Introduction to Political Philosophy Honors (Same as POLS 128H) (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 128 or PHIL 128H)

This course is for students interested in the relationship between political systems and philosophy, and is especially relevant for students interested in political science, philosophy, and law. The course introduces the history and development of political thought, and considers the justification of the state, interpretations of justice, systems of government, conceptions of rights and distributions of goods, and justification for civil disobedience, among other topics. This course is designed for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 110 - Critical Thinking (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 110 or PHIL 110H)

This course is an introduction to the methods and techniques of informal reasoning. Topics include schematizing and articulating arguments, causal arguments, analogical arguments, testimony arguments, informal fallacies, and others. Emphasis on the application of critical thinking for effective writing will be reflected in the frequency, scope, and nature of course writing assignments, which will be evaluated with regard to both content and form. Students should expect to write approximately 8000 words in various writing assignments. This course is appropriate for students seeking to improve their writing and reasoning skills.

PHIL 110H - Critical Thinking Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 110 or PHIL 110H)

This course is an introduction to the methods and techniques of informal reasoning. Topics include schematizing and articulating arguments, causal arguments, analogical arguments, testimony arguments, informal fallacies, and others. Emphasis on the application of critical thinking for effective writing will be reflected in the frequency, scope, and nature of course writing assignments, which will be evaluated with regard to both content and form. Students should expect to write approximately 8000 words in various writing assignments. This course is appropriate for students seeking to improve their writing and reasoning skills.This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program Requirements.

PHIL 140 - Philosophy of Religion (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is intended for all students seeking a thoughtful exploration of religious issues in a non-sectarian context, or as part of a broader program of philosophical study. We will address Western religion from a philosophical perspective, including arguments for and against the existence of God, and an investigation into the status of religious beliefs. Additional topics may include a consideration of the evolution-creationism debate, and a discussion of religious pluralism.

PHIL 124 - History of Philosophy: Ancient (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is for those interested specifically in the earliest stages of Ancient Western philosophy. We address the development of Greek philosophy from the Pre-Socratics through Aristotle. We may also include Hellenistic, Roman, medieval or non-western thinkers. Beyond a study of the figures and key ideas, we will discuss the early view of philosophy as a “way of life,” and consider how these movements were intended to transform the lives of those who followed them.

PHIL 126 - History of Philosophy: Modern (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is intended for all students interested in the Modern period of Western Philosophy (16th through 18th Century). We emphasize broad epistemological and metaphysical developments through close analysis of primary texts. Philosophers to be studied will include Descartes and other Rationalists, Hume and other Empiricists, and Kant.

PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H)

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is appropriate for anyone seeking a broader program of philosophical study, or to fulfill general Humanities or Philosophy major requirements.

PHIL 101H - Introduction to Philosophy Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H)

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 120 - Introduction to Ethics (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is for students interested in the humanities, law, medicine, politics, social science and related fields, and will expose them to some of the most profound moral and ethical questions in the Western philosophical tradition. We will examine the concept of morality and values, representative ethical theories, and may include their applications to moral problems.

PHIL 112 - Introduction to Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H)

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities.

PHIL 112H - Introduction to Logic Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 115 - Symbolic Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H; PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is intended for students interested in symbolic methods of deductive reasoning including philosophy and mathematics majors. Students taking this course will develop an understanding of both sentential logic and predicate logic. Students will also learn to translate ordinary language sentences and arguments into symbolic form and evaluate symbolized arguments for validity using truth-tables and natural deduction techniques.

Select one: PHIL 128 / PHIL 128H / PHIL 110 / PHIL 110H / PHIL 140 / PHIL 124 / PHIL 126 / PHIL 101 / PHIL 101H / PHIL 120 / PHIL 112 / PHIL 112H / PHIL 115 M3.0
PHIL 128 - Introduction to Political Philosophy (Same as POLS 128) (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 128 or PHIL 128H)

This course is for students interested in the relationship between political systems and philosophy, and is especially relevant for students interested in political science, philosophy, and law. The course introduces the history and development of political thought, and considers the justification of the state, interpretations of justice, systems of government, conceptions of rights and distributions of goods, and justification for civil disobedience, among other topics.

PHIL 128H - Introduction to Political Philosophy Honors (Same as POLS 128H) (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 128 or PHIL 128H)

This course is for students interested in the relationship between political systems and philosophy, and is especially relevant for students interested in political science, philosophy, and law. The course introduces the history and development of political thought, and considers the justification of the state, interpretations of justice, systems of government, conceptions of rights and distributions of goods, and justification for civil disobedience, among other topics. This course is designed for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 110 - Critical Thinking (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 110 or PHIL 110H)

This course is an introduction to the methods and techniques of informal reasoning. Topics include schematizing and articulating arguments, causal arguments, analogical arguments, testimony arguments, informal fallacies, and others. Emphasis on the application of critical thinking for effective writing will be reflected in the frequency, scope, and nature of course writing assignments, which will be evaluated with regard to both content and form. Students should expect to write approximately 8000 words in various writing assignments. This course is appropriate for students seeking to improve their writing and reasoning skills.

PHIL 110H - Critical Thinking Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 110 or PHIL 110H)

This course is an introduction to the methods and techniques of informal reasoning. Topics include schematizing and articulating arguments, causal arguments, analogical arguments, testimony arguments, informal fallacies, and others. Emphasis on the application of critical thinking for effective writing will be reflected in the frequency, scope, and nature of course writing assignments, which will be evaluated with regard to both content and form. Students should expect to write approximately 8000 words in various writing assignments. This course is appropriate for students seeking to improve their writing and reasoning skills.This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program Requirements.

PHIL 140 - Philosophy of Religion (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is intended for all students seeking a thoughtful exploration of religious issues in a non-sectarian context, or as part of a broader program of philosophical study. We will address Western religion from a philosophical perspective, including arguments for and against the existence of God, and an investigation into the status of religious beliefs. Additional topics may include a consideration of the evolution-creationism debate, and a discussion of religious pluralism.

PHIL 124 - History of Philosophy: Ancient (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is for those interested specifically in the earliest stages of Ancient Western philosophy. We address the development of Greek philosophy from the Pre-Socratics through Aristotle. We may also include Hellenistic, Roman, medieval or non-western thinkers. Beyond a study of the figures and key ideas, we will discuss the early view of philosophy as a “way of life,” and consider how these movements were intended to transform the lives of those who followed them.

PHIL 126 - History of Philosophy: Modern (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is intended for all students interested in the Modern period of Western Philosophy (16th through 18th Century). We emphasize broad epistemological and metaphysical developments through close analysis of primary texts. Philosophers to be studied will include Descartes and other Rationalists, Hume and other Empiricists, and Kant.

PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H)

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is appropriate for anyone seeking a broader program of philosophical study, or to fulfill general Humanities or Philosophy major requirements.

PHIL 101H - Introduction to Philosophy Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H)

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 120 - Introduction to Ethics (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is for students interested in the humanities, law, medicine, politics, social science and related fields, and will expose them to some of the most profound moral and ethical questions in the Western philosophical tradition. We will examine the concept of morality and values, representative ethical theories, and may include their applications to moral problems.

PHIL 112 - Introduction to Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H)

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities.

PHIL 112H - Introduction to Logic Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 115 - Symbolic Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H; PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is intended for students interested in symbolic methods of deductive reasoning including philosophy and mathematics majors. Students taking this course will develop an understanding of both sentential logic and predicate logic. Students will also learn to translate ordinary language sentences and arguments into symbolic form and evaluate symbolized arguments for validity using truth-tables and natural deduction techniques.

Select one: PSY 190 / MATH 130 / MATH 130H (CSU GE B4)*GE4.0
Notes:
While the above course(s) are recommended, students may take any of the following courses to fulfill this requirement:  FIN 101, MATH 130/H, MATH 140, MATH 150, MATH 160, MATH 170, MATH 175, MATH 180, MATH 190/H, PSY 190.

PSY 190 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 and READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*The UC will grant credit for onlky one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H or PSY 190)

This course provides an overview of the types of statistics that are important in the behavioral sciences. The main focus of this course is on hypothesis testing and the statistics that are used to analyze it. Students will learn to present and interpret experimental data from the behavioral sciences. Topics covered include basic probability, measures of central tendency, measures of variance, sampling, and inferential statistics. This course is designed for students majoring in psychology, sociology, political science, and anthropology. NOTE: MATH 62 or MATH 73 can be used to fulfill the prerequisite requirement for this class. Some majors require that students take MATH 73 (not MATH 62) and others do not. Students should see a counselor to determine which pathway will work best for them.

MATH 130 - Statistics (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*crdit limit),CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests.

MATH 130H - Statistics Honors (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement; Minimum GPA of 3.0; ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (8credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

CSU GE A3 - Critical ThinkingGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 

Select one:
ENGL 201, 201H; PHIL 110, 110H, 112, 112H, 115; READ 101; SPCH 140

Total Semester Units:13.0† 
Summer 1
CSU GE B1 - Physical SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ASTR 110, 110H, 112*
CHEM 110*, 120*,130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150, 151*, 152, 152L*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*
CHEM 110*, 120*,130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150,151*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

CSU GE A1 - Oral CommunicationGE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one: SPCH 100 ,101, 101H,140

Total Semester Units:6.0† 
3rd Semester
Select one: PHIL 110 / PHIL 110H / PHIL 124 / PHIL 126 / PHIL 101 / PHIL 101H / PHIL 120 / PHIL 112 / PHIL 112H / PHIL 115 M3.0
PHIL 110 - Critical Thinking (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 110 or PHIL 110H)

This course is an introduction to the methods and techniques of informal reasoning. Topics include schematizing and articulating arguments, causal arguments, analogical arguments, testimony arguments, informal fallacies, and others. Emphasis on the application of critical thinking for effective writing will be reflected in the frequency, scope, and nature of course writing assignments, which will be evaluated with regard to both content and form. Students should expect to write approximately 8000 words in various writing assignments. This course is appropriate for students seeking to improve their writing and reasoning skills.

PHIL 110H - Critical Thinking Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 110 or PHIL 110H)

This course is an introduction to the methods and techniques of informal reasoning. Topics include schematizing and articulating arguments, causal arguments, analogical arguments, testimony arguments, informal fallacies, and others. Emphasis on the application of critical thinking for effective writing will be reflected in the frequency, scope, and nature of course writing assignments, which will be evaluated with regard to both content and form. Students should expect to write approximately 8000 words in various writing assignments. This course is appropriate for students seeking to improve their writing and reasoning skills.This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program Requirements.

PHIL 124 - History of Philosophy: Ancient (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is for those interested specifically in the earliest stages of Ancient Western philosophy. We address the development of Greek philosophy from the Pre-Socratics through Aristotle. We may also include Hellenistic, Roman, medieval or non-western thinkers. Beyond a study of the figures and key ideas, we will discuss the early view of philosophy as a “way of life,” and consider how these movements were intended to transform the lives of those who followed them.

PHIL 126 - History of Philosophy: Modern (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is intended for all students interested in the Modern period of Western Philosophy (16th through 18th Century). We emphasize broad epistemological and metaphysical developments through close analysis of primary texts. Philosophers to be studied will include Descartes and other Rationalists, Hume and other Empiricists, and Kant.

PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H)

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is appropriate for anyone seeking a broader program of philosophical study, or to fulfill general Humanities or Philosophy major requirements.

PHIL 101H - Introduction to Philosophy Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H)

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 120 - Introduction to Ethics (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is for students interested in the humanities, law, medicine, politics, social science and related fields, and will expose them to some of the most profound moral and ethical questions in the Western philosophical tradition. We will examine the concept of morality and values, representative ethical theories, and may include their applications to moral problems.

PHIL 112 - Introduction to Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H)

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities.

PHIL 112H - Introduction to Logic Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 115 - Symbolic Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H; PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is intended for students interested in symbolic methods of deductive reasoning including philosophy and mathematics majors. Students taking this course will develop an understanding of both sentential logic and predicate logic. Students will also learn to translate ordinary language sentences and arguments into symbolic form and evaluate symbolized arguments for validity using truth-tables and natural deduction techniques.

Select one: PHIL 112 / PHIL 112H / PHIL 115 M3.0
PHIL 112 - Introduction to Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H)

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities.

PHIL 112H - Introduction to Logic Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 115 - Symbolic Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H; PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is intended for students interested in symbolic methods of deductive reasoning including philosophy and mathematics majors. Students taking this course will develop an understanding of both sentential logic and predicate logic. Students will also learn to translate ordinary language sentences and arguments into symbolic form and evaluate symbolized arguments for validity using truth-tables and natural deduction techniques.

CSU GE C1 - ArtsGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
ART 101, 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 120, 121, 130, 135, 140
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H
GDSN 110
MUS 101, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 141
MUST 151
PHTO 110, 130
THTR 101, 105, 105H, 110, 150

Select one: POLS 110 / POLS 110H (CSU GE D)GE3.0
POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments.

POLS 110H - Government of the United States Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

CSU GE D - Social SciencesGE3.0

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
A total of 9 units required in Social and Behavioral Sciences from 2 different disciplines. 

Select one:
AJ 101
ANTH 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 103, 104, 110, 115, 125; CD 106, 208
CHST 101, 146, 148, 148H, 150
ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 106, 135
EGSS 110, 120, 130
GEOG 102, 103
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H,130
KIN 170, 190, 195
MSCM 128
PHIL 128, 128H, 135
POLS 110, 110H, 115, 125, 128, 128H, 130, 135, 140, 150
PSY 101, 101H, 112, 114, 170, 180, 200
SOC 101, 101H, 102, 105, 110, 114, 116, 120, 127, 130, 148, 148H
SPCH 150

Total Semester Units:15.0† 
4th Semester
Select one: PHIL 128 / PHIL 128H / PHIL 135 / PHIL 110 / PHIL 110H / PHIL 140 / PHIL 124 / PHIL 126 / PHIL 101 / PHIL 101H / PHIL 120 / PHIL 112 / PHIL 112H / PHIL 115 M3.0
PHIL 128 - Introduction to Political Philosophy (Same as POLS 128) (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 128 or PHIL 128H)

This course is for students interested in the relationship between political systems and philosophy, and is especially relevant for students interested in political science, philosophy, and law. The course introduces the history and development of political thought, and considers the justification of the state, interpretations of justice, systems of government, conceptions of rights and distributions of goods, and justification for civil disobedience, among other topics.

PHIL 128H - Introduction to Political Philosophy Honors (Same as POLS 128H) (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 128 or PHIL 128H)

This course is for students interested in the relationship between political systems and philosophy, and is especially relevant for students interested in political science, philosophy, and law. The course introduces the history and development of political thought, and considers the justification of the state, interpretations of justice, systems of government, conceptions of rights and distributions of goods, and justification for civil disobedience, among other topics. This course is designed for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 135 - Philosophy of Social Justice (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory course explores the philosophical aspects of a variety of issues of contemporary interest, with an emphasis on social justice. Students learn both theoretical foundations as well as practical applications. The course is intended for students interested in applying philosophical methods to contemporary topics or the concept of social justice, Pathway to Law (pre-law) students, and for majors in philosophy, political science, social justice, or ethnic, gender, and sexuality studies.

PHIL 110 - Critical Thinking (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 110 or PHIL 110H)

This course is an introduction to the methods and techniques of informal reasoning. Topics include schematizing and articulating arguments, causal arguments, analogical arguments, testimony arguments, informal fallacies, and others. Emphasis on the application of critical thinking for effective writing will be reflected in the frequency, scope, and nature of course writing assignments, which will be evaluated with regard to both content and form. Students should expect to write approximately 8000 words in various writing assignments. This course is appropriate for students seeking to improve their writing and reasoning skills.

PHIL 110H - Critical Thinking Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 110 or PHIL 110H)

This course is an introduction to the methods and techniques of informal reasoning. Topics include schematizing and articulating arguments, causal arguments, analogical arguments, testimony arguments, informal fallacies, and others. Emphasis on the application of critical thinking for effective writing will be reflected in the frequency, scope, and nature of course writing assignments, which will be evaluated with regard to both content and form. Students should expect to write approximately 8000 words in various writing assignments. This course is appropriate for students seeking to improve their writing and reasoning skills.This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program Requirements.

PHIL 140 - Philosophy of Religion (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is intended for all students seeking a thoughtful exploration of religious issues in a non-sectarian context, or as part of a broader program of philosophical study. We will address Western religion from a philosophical perspective, including arguments for and against the existence of God, and an investigation into the status of religious beliefs. Additional topics may include a consideration of the evolution-creationism debate, and a discussion of religious pluralism.

PHIL 124 - History of Philosophy: Ancient (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is for those interested specifically in the earliest stages of Ancient Western philosophy. We address the development of Greek philosophy from the Pre-Socratics through Aristotle. We may also include Hellenistic, Roman, medieval or non-western thinkers. Beyond a study of the figures and key ideas, we will discuss the early view of philosophy as a “way of life,” and consider how these movements were intended to transform the lives of those who followed them.

PHIL 126 - History of Philosophy: Modern (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is intended for all students interested in the Modern period of Western Philosophy (16th through 18th Century). We emphasize broad epistemological and metaphysical developments through close analysis of primary texts. Philosophers to be studied will include Descartes and other Rationalists, Hume and other Empiricists, and Kant.

PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H)

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is appropriate for anyone seeking a broader program of philosophical study, or to fulfill general Humanities or Philosophy major requirements.

PHIL 101H - Introduction to Philosophy Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H)

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 120 - Introduction to Ethics (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is for students interested in the humanities, law, medicine, politics, social science and related fields, and will expose them to some of the most profound moral and ethical questions in the Western philosophical tradition. We will examine the concept of morality and values, representative ethical theories, and may include their applications to moral problems.

PHIL 112 - Introduction to Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H)

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities.

PHIL 112H - Introduction to Logic Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 115 - Symbolic Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H; PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is intended for students interested in symbolic methods of deductive reasoning including philosophy and mathematics majors. Students taking this course will develop an understanding of both sentential logic and predicate logic. Students will also learn to translate ordinary language sentences and arguments into symbolic form and evaluate symbolized arguments for validity using truth-tables and natural deduction techniques.

CSU GE B2 - Biological SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ANTH 101, 101H, 101L*
BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 112*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 222*, 226*
BIOT 100*; PSY 210, 210H
BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 112*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 222*, 226*
BIOT 100; PSY 210, 210H

CSU GE B3 - Lab ScienceGE1.0

Select one if lab has not been completed in CSU B1 or B2.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'

US HISTORY (CSU GE C)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. Students may choose one of the following US History courses to partially fulfill this requirement: HIST 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 170.

CSU GE D - Social SciencesGE3.0

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
A total of 9 units required in Social and Behavioral Sciences from 2 different disciplines. 

Select one:
AJ 101
ANTH 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 103, 104, 110, 115, 125; CD 106, 208
CHST 101, 146, 148, 148H, 150
ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 106, 135
EGSS 110, 120, 130
GEOG 102, 103
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H,130
KIN 170, 190, 195
MSCM 128
PHIL 128, 128H, 135
POLS 110, 110H, 115, 125, 128, 128H, 130, 135, 140, 150
PSY 101, 101H, 112, 114, 170, 180, 200
SOC 101, 101H, 102, 105, 110, 114, 116, 120, 127, 130, 148, 148H
SPCH 150

CSU ElectiveEL3.0

Select a course that transfers to CSU. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:16.0† 
Total Units for Philosophy AA-T program (Transfer to CSU)62.5† 
Notes:
Rio Hondo College does not currently have any courses approved for CSU GE Area F: Ethnic Studies. Students who begin and maintain continuous enrollment at Rio Hondo College prior to Fall 2021 will not be required to complete a course in Area F. Instead, these students will complete Area D (9 units from at least two disciplines). New students starting at Rio Hondo College beginning Fall 2021 or later and returning students who have not maintained continuous enrollment will be required to complete a course in Area F in addition to completing two courses (6 units) in Area D from any discipline or disciplines. Please see a counselor for updates and to discuss options for satisfying this requirement.
AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.
PHIL 135 recommended for pre-law majors.
*PSY 190 is the preferred course for BSS majors. Please meet with a counselor to discuss major prep requirements.
Legend:
Some classes may have higher units
M Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
Select one: PHIL 101 / PHIL 101H / PHIL 120 (IGETC 3B)M3.0
PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H)

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is appropriate for anyone seeking a broader program of philosophical study, or to fulfill general Humanities or Philosophy major requirements.

PHIL 101H - Introduction to Philosophy Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H)

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 120 - Introduction to Ethics (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is for students interested in the humanities, law, medicine, politics, social science and related fields, and will expose them to some of the most profound moral and ethical questions in the Western philosophical tradition. We will examine the concept of morality and values, representative ethical theories, and may include their applications to moral problems.

ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (IGETC 1A)GE3.5
ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This composition course enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary for academic and professional success. Students become proficient in research techniques, and learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections before applying these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of the course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills: Students complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct citation styles. Students meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the general education requirement for Written Communication.

IGETC 3A or 3B - Arts or HumanitiesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Arts
Select one:
ARTS: ART 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H
GDSN 110
MUS 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 135, 136, 141
MUST 151
THTR 101, 105, 105H

Humanities
Select one:
ASL 124, 201
CHIN 102
CHST 101, 146, 148
ENGL126
FR 102, 201, 202
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130, 140
JAPN 102
LATN 102
LIT 102, 102H, 112A, 112AH, 112B, 112BH, 114, 114H, 117, 117H, 130, 130H, 140, 140H, 141, 142, 142H, 144A, 144B, 145, 145H, 146A,146AH, 146B, 146BH, 147, 147H, 148, 149
PHIL 101, 101H, 120, 124, 126, 128, 128H, 135, 140
POLS 128, 128H;
SOC 148
SPAN 102, 201, 201H, 202

UC ElectiveEL3.0

Select a course that transfers to UC. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:12.5† 
2nd Semester
Select one: PHIL 128 / PHIL 128H / PHIL 110 / PHIL 110H / PHIL 140 / PHIL 124 / PHIL 126 / PHIL 101 / PHIL 101H / PHIL 120 / PHIL 112 / PHIL 112H / PHIL 115 M3.0
PHIL 128 - Introduction to Political Philosophy (Same as POLS 128) (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 128 or PHIL 128H)

This course is for students interested in the relationship between political systems and philosophy, and is especially relevant for students interested in political science, philosophy, and law. The course introduces the history and development of political thought, and considers the justification of the state, interpretations of justice, systems of government, conceptions of rights and distributions of goods, and justification for civil disobedience, among other topics.

PHIL 128H - Introduction to Political Philosophy Honors (Same as POLS 128H) (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 128 or PHIL 128H)

This course is for students interested in the relationship between political systems and philosophy, and is especially relevant for students interested in political science, philosophy, and law. The course introduces the history and development of political thought, and considers the justification of the state, interpretations of justice, systems of government, conceptions of rights and distributions of goods, and justification for civil disobedience, among other topics. This course is designed for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 110 - Critical Thinking (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 110 or PHIL 110H)

This course is an introduction to the methods and techniques of informal reasoning. Topics include schematizing and articulating arguments, causal arguments, analogical arguments, testimony arguments, informal fallacies, and others. Emphasis on the application of critical thinking for effective writing will be reflected in the frequency, scope, and nature of course writing assignments, which will be evaluated with regard to both content and form. Students should expect to write approximately 8000 words in various writing assignments. This course is appropriate for students seeking to improve their writing and reasoning skills.

PHIL 110H - Critical Thinking Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 110 or PHIL 110H)

This course is an introduction to the methods and techniques of informal reasoning. Topics include schematizing and articulating arguments, causal arguments, analogical arguments, testimony arguments, informal fallacies, and others. Emphasis on the application of critical thinking for effective writing will be reflected in the frequency, scope, and nature of course writing assignments, which will be evaluated with regard to both content and form. Students should expect to write approximately 8000 words in various writing assignments. This course is appropriate for students seeking to improve their writing and reasoning skills.This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program Requirements.

PHIL 140 - Philosophy of Religion (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is intended for all students seeking a thoughtful exploration of religious issues in a non-sectarian context, or as part of a broader program of philosophical study. We will address Western religion from a philosophical perspective, including arguments for and against the existence of God, and an investigation into the status of religious beliefs. Additional topics may include a consideration of the evolution-creationism debate, and a discussion of religious pluralism.

PHIL 124 - History of Philosophy: Ancient (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is for those interested specifically in the earliest stages of Ancient Western philosophy. We address the development of Greek philosophy from the Pre-Socratics through Aristotle. We may also include Hellenistic, Roman, medieval or non-western thinkers. Beyond a study of the figures and key ideas, we will discuss the early view of philosophy as a “way of life,” and consider how these movements were intended to transform the lives of those who followed them.

PHIL 126 - History of Philosophy: Modern (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is intended for all students interested in the Modern period of Western Philosophy (16th through 18th Century). We emphasize broad epistemological and metaphysical developments through close analysis of primary texts. Philosophers to be studied will include Descartes and other Rationalists, Hume and other Empiricists, and Kant.

PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H)

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is appropriate for anyone seeking a broader program of philosophical study, or to fulfill general Humanities or Philosophy major requirements.

PHIL 101H - Introduction to Philosophy Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H)

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 120 - Introduction to Ethics (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is for students interested in the humanities, law, medicine, politics, social science and related fields, and will expose them to some of the most profound moral and ethical questions in the Western philosophical tradition. We will examine the concept of morality and values, representative ethical theories, and may include their applications to moral problems.

PHIL 112 - Introduction to Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H)

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities.

PHIL 112H - Introduction to Logic Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 115 - Symbolic Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H; PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is intended for students interested in symbolic methods of deductive reasoning including philosophy and mathematics majors. Students taking this course will develop an understanding of both sentential logic and predicate logic. Students will also learn to translate ordinary language sentences and arguments into symbolic form and evaluate symbolized arguments for validity using truth-tables and natural deduction techniques.

Select one: PHIL 128 / PHIL 128H / PHIL 110 / PHIL 110H / PHIL 140 / PHIL 124 / PHIL 126 / PHIL 101 / PHIL 101H / PHIL 120 / PHIL 112 / PHIL 112H / PHIL 115 M3.0
PHIL 128 - Introduction to Political Philosophy (Same as POLS 128) (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 128 or PHIL 128H)

This course is for students interested in the relationship between political systems and philosophy, and is especially relevant for students interested in political science, philosophy, and law. The course introduces the history and development of political thought, and considers the justification of the state, interpretations of justice, systems of government, conceptions of rights and distributions of goods, and justification for civil disobedience, among other topics.

PHIL 128H - Introduction to Political Philosophy Honors (Same as POLS 128H) (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 128 or PHIL 128H)

This course is for students interested in the relationship between political systems and philosophy, and is especially relevant for students interested in political science, philosophy, and law. The course introduces the history and development of political thought, and considers the justification of the state, interpretations of justice, systems of government, conceptions of rights and distributions of goods, and justification for civil disobedience, among other topics. This course is designed for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 110 - Critical Thinking (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 110 or PHIL 110H)

This course is an introduction to the methods and techniques of informal reasoning. Topics include schematizing and articulating arguments, causal arguments, analogical arguments, testimony arguments, informal fallacies, and others. Emphasis on the application of critical thinking for effective writing will be reflected in the frequency, scope, and nature of course writing assignments, which will be evaluated with regard to both content and form. Students should expect to write approximately 8000 words in various writing assignments. This course is appropriate for students seeking to improve their writing and reasoning skills.

PHIL 110H - Critical Thinking Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 110 or PHIL 110H)

This course is an introduction to the methods and techniques of informal reasoning. Topics include schematizing and articulating arguments, causal arguments, analogical arguments, testimony arguments, informal fallacies, and others. Emphasis on the application of critical thinking for effective writing will be reflected in the frequency, scope, and nature of course writing assignments, which will be evaluated with regard to both content and form. Students should expect to write approximately 8000 words in various writing assignments. This course is appropriate for students seeking to improve their writing and reasoning skills.This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program Requirements.

PHIL 140 - Philosophy of Religion (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is intended for all students seeking a thoughtful exploration of religious issues in a non-sectarian context, or as part of a broader program of philosophical study. We will address Western religion from a philosophical perspective, including arguments for and against the existence of God, and an investigation into the status of religious beliefs. Additional topics may include a consideration of the evolution-creationism debate, and a discussion of religious pluralism.

PHIL 124 - History of Philosophy: Ancient (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is for those interested specifically in the earliest stages of Ancient Western philosophy. We address the development of Greek philosophy from the Pre-Socratics through Aristotle. We may also include Hellenistic, Roman, medieval or non-western thinkers. Beyond a study of the figures and key ideas, we will discuss the early view of philosophy as a “way of life,” and consider how these movements were intended to transform the lives of those who followed them.

PHIL 126 - History of Philosophy: Modern (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is intended for all students interested in the Modern period of Western Philosophy (16th through 18th Century). We emphasize broad epistemological and metaphysical developments through close analysis of primary texts. Philosophers to be studied will include Descartes and other Rationalists, Hume and other Empiricists, and Kant.

PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H)

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is appropriate for anyone seeking a broader program of philosophical study, or to fulfill general Humanities or Philosophy major requirements.

PHIL 101H - Introduction to Philosophy Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H)

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 120 - Introduction to Ethics (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is for students interested in the humanities, law, medicine, politics, social science and related fields, and will expose them to some of the most profound moral and ethical questions in the Western philosophical tradition. We will examine the concept of morality and values, representative ethical theories, and may include their applications to moral problems.

PHIL 112 - Introduction to Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H)

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities.

PHIL 112H - Introduction to Logic Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 115 - Symbolic Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H; PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is intended for students interested in symbolic methods of deductive reasoning including philosophy and mathematics majors. Students taking this course will develop an understanding of both sentential logic and predicate logic. Students will also learn to translate ordinary language sentences and arguments into symbolic form and evaluate symbolized arguments for validity using truth-tables and natural deduction techniques.

Select one: PSY 190 / MATH 130 / MATH 130H (IGETC 2)*GE4.0
Notes:
While the above course(s) are recommended, students may take any of the following courses to fulfill this requirement:  MATH 130/H, MATH 150, MATH 160, MATH 170, MATH 180, MATH190/H, PSY 190.

PSY 190 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 and READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*The UC will grant credit for onlky one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H or PSY 190)

This course provides an overview of the types of statistics that are important in the behavioral sciences. The main focus of this course is on hypothesis testing and the statistics that are used to analyze it. Students will learn to present and interpret experimental data from the behavioral sciences. Topics covered include basic probability, measures of central tendency, measures of variance, sampling, and inferential statistics. This course is designed for students majoring in psychology, sociology, political science, and anthropology. NOTE: MATH 62 or MATH 73 can be used to fulfill the prerequisite requirement for this class. Some majors require that students take MATH 73 (not MATH 62) and others do not. Students should see a counselor to determine which pathway will work best for them.

MATH 130 - Statistics (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement
Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*crdit limit),CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests.

MATH 130H - Statistics Honors (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 062 or MATH 070 or MATH 070D or MATH 073 or MATH 073B with a grade of "C" or better or appropriate placement; Minimum GPA of 3.0; ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 101 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (8credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: MATH 130 or MATH 130H)

This course is designed for students majoring in business, social sciences, and life sciences. This course provides an overview of descriptive and inferential statistics. The students learn to read, interpret and present data in a well-organized way. This includes frequency distributions, graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, correlation and linear regression. While discussing inferential statistics, the students learn to make generalizations about populations. This includes probability, sampling techniques, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. This course is intended for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

IGETC 1B - Critical Thinking and CompositionGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
ENGL 201, 201H
PHIL 110, 110H

Total Semester Units:13.0† 
Summer 1
IGETC 5A - Physical SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ASTR 110, 110H, 112*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150, 151*, 152, 152L*
CHEM 110*, 120*, 130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

IGETC 1C - Oral Communication (CSU Only)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one:
SPCH 100, 101, 101H, 140

Total Semester Units:6.0† 
3rd Semester
Select one: PHIL 110 / PHIL 110H / PHIL 124 / PHIL 126 / PHIL 101 / PHIL 101H / PHIL 120 / PHIL 112 / PHIL 112H / PHIL 115 M3.0
PHIL 110 - Critical Thinking (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 110 or PHIL 110H)

This course is an introduction to the methods and techniques of informal reasoning. Topics include schematizing and articulating arguments, causal arguments, analogical arguments, testimony arguments, informal fallacies, and others. Emphasis on the application of critical thinking for effective writing will be reflected in the frequency, scope, and nature of course writing assignments, which will be evaluated with regard to both content and form. Students should expect to write approximately 8000 words in various writing assignments. This course is appropriate for students seeking to improve their writing and reasoning skills.

PHIL 110H - Critical Thinking Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 110 or PHIL 110H)

This course is an introduction to the methods and techniques of informal reasoning. Topics include schematizing and articulating arguments, causal arguments, analogical arguments, testimony arguments, informal fallacies, and others. Emphasis on the application of critical thinking for effective writing will be reflected in the frequency, scope, and nature of course writing assignments, which will be evaluated with regard to both content and form. Students should expect to write approximately 8000 words in various writing assignments. This course is appropriate for students seeking to improve their writing and reasoning skills.This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program Requirements.

PHIL 124 - History of Philosophy: Ancient (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is for those interested specifically in the earliest stages of Ancient Western philosophy. We address the development of Greek philosophy from the Pre-Socratics through Aristotle. We may also include Hellenistic, Roman, medieval or non-western thinkers. Beyond a study of the figures and key ideas, we will discuss the early view of philosophy as a “way of life,” and consider how these movements were intended to transform the lives of those who followed them.

PHIL 126 - History of Philosophy: Modern (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is intended for all students interested in the Modern period of Western Philosophy (16th through 18th Century). We emphasize broad epistemological and metaphysical developments through close analysis of primary texts. Philosophers to be studied will include Descartes and other Rationalists, Hume and other Empiricists, and Kant.

PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H)

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is appropriate for anyone seeking a broader program of philosophical study, or to fulfill general Humanities or Philosophy major requirements.

PHIL 101H - Introduction to Philosophy Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H)

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 120 - Introduction to Ethics (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is for students interested in the humanities, law, medicine, politics, social science and related fields, and will expose them to some of the most profound moral and ethical questions in the Western philosophical tradition. We will examine the concept of morality and values, representative ethical theories, and may include their applications to moral problems.

PHIL 112 - Introduction to Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H)

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities.

PHIL 112H - Introduction to Logic Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 115 - Symbolic Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H; PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is intended for students interested in symbolic methods of deductive reasoning including philosophy and mathematics majors. Students taking this course will develop an understanding of both sentential logic and predicate logic. Students will also learn to translate ordinary language sentences and arguments into symbolic form and evaluate symbolized arguments for validity using truth-tables and natural deduction techniques.

Select one: PHIL 112 / PHIL 112H / PHIL 115 M3.0
PHIL 112 - Introduction to Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H)

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities.

PHIL 112H - Introduction to Logic Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 115 - Symbolic Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H; PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is intended for students interested in symbolic methods of deductive reasoning including philosophy and mathematics majors. Students taking this course will develop an understanding of both sentential logic and predicate logic. Students will also learn to translate ordinary language sentences and arguments into symbolic form and evaluate symbolized arguments for validity using truth-tables and natural deduction techniques.

IGETC 3A - ArtsGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
ARTS: ART 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H
GDSN 110
MUS 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 135, 136, 141
MUST 151
THTR 101, 105, 105H

Select one: POLS 110 / POLS 110H (IGETC 4)GE3.0
POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments.

POLS 110H - Government of the United States Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

IGETC 4 - Social and Behavioral SciencesGE3.0

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
A total of 9 units required in Social and Behavioral Sciences from 2 different disciplines.

 Select one:
AJ 101
ANTH 102, 102H, 103, 104, 110, 125
CD 106, 208
CHST 101, 146, 148, 150
ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 106, 135
GEOG 102, 103
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158,159, 159H, 167, 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130
MSCM 128
PHIL 128, 128H, 135
POLS 110, 110H, 125, 128, 128H, 130,135, 140, 150
PSY 101, 101H, 112, 114, 170, 200
SOC 101, 101H, 102, 105, 110, 114, 116, 120, 127, 130, 148
SPCH 150

Total Semester Units:15.0† 
4th Semester
Select one: PHIL 128 / PHIL 128H / PHIL 135 / PHIL 110 / PHIL 110H / PHIL 140 / PHIL 124 / PHIL 126 / PHIL 101 / PHIL 101H / PHIL 120 / PHIL 112 / PHIL 112H / PHIL 115 M3.0
PHIL 128 - Introduction to Political Philosophy (Same as POLS 128) (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 128 or PHIL 128H)

This course is for students interested in the relationship between political systems and philosophy, and is especially relevant for students interested in political science, philosophy, and law. The course introduces the history and development of political thought, and considers the justification of the state, interpretations of justice, systems of government, conceptions of rights and distributions of goods, and justification for civil disobedience, among other topics.

PHIL 128H - Introduction to Political Philosophy Honors (Same as POLS 128H) (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 128 or PHIL 128H)

This course is for students interested in the relationship between political systems and philosophy, and is especially relevant for students interested in political science, philosophy, and law. The course introduces the history and development of political thought, and considers the justification of the state, interpretations of justice, systems of government, conceptions of rights and distributions of goods, and justification for civil disobedience, among other topics. This course is designed for students who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 135 - Philosophy of Social Justice (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory course explores the philosophical aspects of a variety of issues of contemporary interest, with an emphasis on social justice. Students learn both theoretical foundations as well as practical applications. The course is intended for students interested in applying philosophical methods to contemporary topics or the concept of social justice, Pathway to Law (pre-law) students, and for majors in philosophy, political science, social justice, or ethnic, gender, and sexuality studies.

PHIL 110 - Critical Thinking (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 110 or PHIL 110H)

This course is an introduction to the methods and techniques of informal reasoning. Topics include schematizing and articulating arguments, causal arguments, analogical arguments, testimony arguments, informal fallacies, and others. Emphasis on the application of critical thinking for effective writing will be reflected in the frequency, scope, and nature of course writing assignments, which will be evaluated with regard to both content and form. Students should expect to write approximately 8000 words in various writing assignments. This course is appropriate for students seeking to improve their writing and reasoning skills.

PHIL 110H - Critical Thinking Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 110 or PHIL 110H)

This course is an introduction to the methods and techniques of informal reasoning. Topics include schematizing and articulating arguments, causal arguments, analogical arguments, testimony arguments, informal fallacies, and others. Emphasis on the application of critical thinking for effective writing will be reflected in the frequency, scope, and nature of course writing assignments, which will be evaluated with regard to both content and form. Students should expect to write approximately 8000 words in various writing assignments. This course is appropriate for students seeking to improve their writing and reasoning skills.This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program Requirements.

PHIL 140 - Philosophy of Religion (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is intended for all students seeking a thoughtful exploration of religious issues in a non-sectarian context, or as part of a broader program of philosophical study. We will address Western religion from a philosophical perspective, including arguments for and against the existence of God, and an investigation into the status of religious beliefs. Additional topics may include a consideration of the evolution-creationism debate, and a discussion of religious pluralism.

PHIL 124 - History of Philosophy: Ancient (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is for those interested specifically in the earliest stages of Ancient Western philosophy. We address the development of Greek philosophy from the Pre-Socratics through Aristotle. We may also include Hellenistic, Roman, medieval or non-western thinkers. Beyond a study of the figures and key ideas, we will discuss the early view of philosophy as a “way of life,” and consider how these movements were intended to transform the lives of those who followed them.

PHIL 126 - History of Philosophy: Modern (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is intended for all students interested in the Modern period of Western Philosophy (16th through 18th Century). We emphasize broad epistemological and metaphysical developments through close analysis of primary texts. Philosophers to be studied will include Descartes and other Rationalists, Hume and other Empiricists, and Kant.

PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H)

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is appropriate for anyone seeking a broader program of philosophical study, or to fulfill general Humanities or Philosophy major requirements.

PHIL 101H - Introduction to Philosophy Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H)

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 120 - Introduction to Ethics (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is for students interested in the humanities, law, medicine, politics, social science and related fields, and will expose them to some of the most profound moral and ethical questions in the Western philosophical tradition. We will examine the concept of morality and values, representative ethical theories, and may include their applications to moral problems.

PHIL 112 - Introduction to Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to:UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H)

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities.

PHIL 112H - Introduction to Logic Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 115 - Symbolic Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H; PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is intended for students interested in symbolic methods of deductive reasoning including philosophy and mathematics majors. Students taking this course will develop an understanding of both sentential logic and predicate logic. Students will also learn to translate ordinary language sentences and arguments into symbolic form and evaluate symbolized arguments for validity using truth-tables and natural deduction techniques.

IGETC 5B - Biological SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*':

Select one:
ANTH 101, 101H, 101L*; BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 226*;
PSY 210, 210H.

IGETC 5C - Lab ScienceGE1.0

Select one if lab has not been completed in IGETC 5A or 5B.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*':
ANTH 101L*;
ASTR 112*;
BIOL 101*, 105L*, 111L*, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 226*;
CHEM 110*, 120*, 130*, 140*, 230*, 231*;
GEOG 101L*;
GEOL 151*;
PHY 120*,150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

US HISTORY (IGETC 4)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. Students may choose one of the following US History courses to partially fulfill this requirement: HIST 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 170.

IGETC 6 - Foreign Language (UC ONLY)GE4.5

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
Courses in this area that also appear in IGETC 3B Humanities may be counted toward both areas.

Proficiency equivalent to two years of high school study in the same language or select one:
ASL 101, 102, 201;
CHIN 101, 102;
FR 101, 102, 201, 202;
JAPN 101, 102;
LATN 101, 102;
SPAN 101, 101S, 102, 102S, 201, 201H, 202
There are additional ways to satisfy the Language Other than English Requirement. Please see a counselor for advisement.

Total Semester Units:14.5† 
Total Units for Philosophy AA-T program (Transfer to UC/CSU)61.0† 
Notes:
AP exams and courses taken outside of Rio Hondo College may fulfill general education and/or major requirements. Please check with a counselor.
*PSY 190 is the preferred course for BSS majors. Please meet with a counselor to discuss major prep requirements.
Legend:
Some classes may have higher units
M Major course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
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Program Learning Outcomes

1

Given previous instruction in a philosophical theory, students will correctly identify and explain the basic elements of that theory.


2

Students will demonstrate an ability to read and comprehend philosophical texts by accurately identifying the main point and supporting points.


3

Students will apply the basic elements of a philosophical theory to a real world scenario.


4

Students will develop/articulate a critical understanding of the work of Western philosophers, demonstrating through competent paraphrase.


5

Students will defend a philosophical position or argument.


6

Students will evaluate the validity of a deductive argument.


7

Students will evaluate the strength of an inductive argument.


8

Students will reason effectively.


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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.

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Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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