2012-2013 CCBC College Catalog

Philosophy

PHIL 101 – 3 Credits
Introduction to Philosophy

Introduction to Philosophy emphasizes on the use of critical analysis to examine philosophical issues. Among these issues are the meaning of human existence, the matter of justifying ethical choices, the nature, sources, and limits of human knowledge, the question whether God exists and how one justifies an answer to this question, and different theories about the nature of reality. The course actively encourages the student to recognize the relevance of philosophy to everyday situations and to use critical analysis to attempt to understand and integrate human experiences. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052; and MATH 081

PHIL 103 – 3 Credits
Critical Thinking

Offers logical and effective approaches to addressing everyday arguments and issues; describes the nature of a good argument, fallacies, and the roles that language and culture play in everyday reasoning; provides the thinking skills necessary for a citizen to effectively function in a global society. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052; and MATH 081

PHIL 117 – 3 Credits
Native American Religions

Develops a rational approach to the study of Native American religions, and examines the variety of Native American religious traditions, historical religious movements, contemporary religious practices, and the struggle for religious freedom via an exploration of the nature, structure, and meaning of ritual and religion in Native American cultures. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052. NOTE: Same as NAST 117. Credit can be earned for one course only.

PHIL 131 – 3 Credits
Introduction to World Religions-GL

Develops a rational approach to the nature and purpose of religion and its historical expressions. Covers the nature of experience, faith, revelation, religious symbolism, and immortality; provides a comparative survey of doctrines and practices of representative religions such as Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Shintoism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. This course is a globally intensive course that promotes intercultural competency and global awareness. Successful completion of this course contributes toward the 15 credits of globally intensive curriculum needed to earn the certificate of Global Distinction. Note: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052

PHIL 155 – 3 Credits
Biomedical Ethics

Provides a forum for students and practitioners in the allied health field to explore moral and ethical issues with which they are faced in the health care milieu. NOTE: Same as ALHL 155. Credit can be earned for one course only. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 and ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; or ACLT 052; and MATH 081.

PHIL 170 – 3 Credits
Logic

Introduces the basic concepts, principles, and methods of deductive and inductive reasoning; emphasizes skills required for recognizing and evaluating arguments from all walks of life; provides tools such as Venn diagrams, truth tables, natural deduction, and Mill's methods of experimental inquiry. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 and ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; or ACLT 052; and MATH 081

PHIL 240 – 3 Credits
Ethics

Introduces the branch of philosophy that attempts to discover by rational methods the truth about right and wrong, good and bad, moral and immoral. Critically examines existing systems of values and their applications to life situations; helps improve students' ability to understand and make ethical choices. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: Exemption from or successful completion of ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052; and MATH 081

PHIL 250 – 3 Credits
Ethical Issues in Information Technology

Identifies and explores ethical problems associated with the use and abuse of information technology. Relevant ethical and philosophical theories are surveyed, discussed and applied to the resolution of these problems. A code of conduct for information technology users and professionals is developed and defended. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052; and MATH 081.

PHIL 265 – 3 Credits
Business Ethics

Introduces the ethics of business operation in a changing pluralistic environment with changing social values and demands; covers corporate accountability, employee rights, multinationals, and the role of ethics in a free economic system. NOTE: Same as MNGT 265. Credit can be earned for one course only. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 and ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; or ACLT 052; and MATH 081; and MNGT 101 or written permission from instructor required.

PHIL 290 – 3 Credits
Advanced Topics in Philosophy

Studies special topics in an advanced seminar format; topics vary each semester and include History of Philosophy, Art and Society, Chinese Philosophy, Existentialism, and the Nature of Freedom. NOTE: Courses offered less than once a year.

Prerequisites: RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 and ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; or ACLT 052; and MATH 081; and PHIL 101 or written permission from instructor required