SRJC Course Outlines

10/31/2020 12:11:32 PMPHIL 20 Course Outline as of Summer 2003

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  PHIL 20Title:  HIST WEST PHIL: ANCIENT  
Full Title:  History of Western Philosophy: Ancient & Medieval
Last Reviewed:1/28/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  PHIL 20.1

Catalog Description:
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History of Western philosophy from classical Greek philosophy to Descartes, concentrating on Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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History of Western Philosophy from classical Greece to Descartes, concentrating on Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1980
Inactive: 
 Area:E
Humanities
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1986
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1986
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1980Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1980Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: PHIL 130 History of Ancient Philosophy SRJC Equivalent Course(s): PHIL20

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Describe the philosophical views of the major pre-Socratic
   philosophers, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and the major Hellenistic
   and Medieval philosophers.
2.  Describe how the views of the philosophers of this period developed
   out of, or in response to, the ideas of their predecessors and
   contemporaries.
3.  Critically evaluate the arguments and viewpoints of the philosophers
   studied.
4.  Compare and contrast the major thinkers, philosophical movements and
   ideas during this period.
5.  Describe the historical and cultural contexts in which these
   philosophies were developed.
6.  Analyze representative samples of the most significant.
   philosophical literature of this period (e.g. Plato's APOLOGY
   EUTHYPHRO, and CRITO, Plato's REPUBLIC).

Topics and Scope
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A typical Philosophy 20 course covers the following topics in
approximately the following sequence.
1.  Introduction - historical and geographical introduction to the
   world of ancient Greece; overview of ancient Greek mythology.
2.  The origins of Western philosophy in Miletus.
3.  Heraclitus - flux and strife.
4.  The Eliatic philosophers - Oneness and Changeless (Parmenides and
   Zeno).
5.  Empedocles and Anaxagoras - early pluralists.
6.  The Pythagoreans - natural law and mathematics.
7.  The Atomists - a mechanical description of nature.
8.  The Sophists - the relationship between rhetoric and philosophy.
9.  Socrates - the pursuit of human excellence.
10. Plato - the life of Plato; the influence of Socrates, Pythagoras
   and Parmenides; the theory of forms.
11. Aristotle - Aristotle's response to Plato; theology in physics and
   astronomy; religion and the Unmoved Mover.
12. Hellenistic philosophers - historical developments in Greece and
   Rome; the Epicureans; the stoics; the cynics; the skeptics.
13. Medieval philosophers - origins and spread of Christianity; the
   question of God's existence, the question of faith vs. reason.

Assignments:
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Assignments for Philosophy 20 vary but typically include the following:
1.  Regular reading assignments from course text and supplementary
   materials. (25-50 pages/week)
2.  Regular or occasional quizzes which cover the assigned readings.
   Quizzes may be either multiple choice or short essay.
3.  At least two midterm examinations. Each exam is approximately one
   hour long. Students must write in-class essays in response to
   questions on material covered in class and in texts.
4.  A final examination - approximately 2-3 hours long. Students must
   write in-class essays in response to questions on material covered
   in class and in texts.
5.  Students may be required to write a term paper in which they discuss
   a philosophical issue raised in class.
6.  Students will be encouraged to participate in class discussions.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
65 - 75%
Written homework, Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
15 - 25%
Multiple choice, Essay exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
CLASS PARTICIPATION.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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A HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY:  THE CLASSICAL MIND, 2nd ed.,
  Harcourt Brace Javanovich, 1970.
PHILOSOPHY:  HISTORY AND PROBLEMS by Samuel Stumpf, 3rd ed., McGraw Hill,
  1983.
THE GREAT CONVERSATION:  A HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY,
  Norman Melchert, Mayfield, Publishing Company, 2000.
THE VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY:  A HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY,
  William F. Lawhead, 1st ed., Wadsworth, 1996.

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