College of the Siskiyous

Courses

PHIL 1001 - Introduction to Philosophy

This class introduces students to major Western philosophical issues and methodologies. It is a chronological presentation of archetypical philosophers' thought concerning knowledge, reality and values. Topics include the sources and limits of knowledge, the nature of reality and self, and examination of fundamental beliefs about ethics, religion, science, language, art, society, politics, and the meaning of life. (AA, CSU, UC)

PHIL 1003 - Ethics

Advisory: ENGL 1001

This course is an examination of the basic concepts of morality and values, representative ethical theories and their application to important contemporary moral problems. Topics may include abortion, suicide, euthanasia, gun control, homosexuality, affirmitive action, capital punishment, cloning humans and other biotech issues, the war on drugs, terrorism and our reponsibilities to the environment. (AA, CSU, UC) (C-ID: PHIL 120)

PHIL 1004 - Critical Reasoning

This course provides students with instruction and experience in recognizing, analyizing, evaluating, and constructing arguments relevent to politics, advertising, economics, current affairs, and everyday pressures to accept and act on ideas. Emphasis will be on logical fallacies, language, emotion, statistics, induction, and deduction. (AA, CSU, UC)

PHIL 1009 - Philosophy of Religion

This course investigates the nature of various religious experiences, the emotional and psychological elements of religious belief, religious faith versus reason and the power of religious language. Arguments for and against God's existence, the problem of evil and other related philosophical issues will also be addressed. (AA, CSU, UC)

PHIL 1010 - History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

Western philosophical thought from pre-Socrates through St. Thomas Aquinas, including schools and figures such as Atomism, Plato, Aristotle, Skepticism, Stoicism, Neoplatonism, Muslim, and Christian philosophy. (AA, CSU, UC)

PHIL 1011 - Modern and Contemporary Philosophy

This course studies the history of modern and Western philosophy from the Renaissance through Postmodernism, including rationalism, romanticism, pragmatism, and existentialism. (AA, CSU, UC)

PHIL 1012 - Philosophy of Science and Religion

This course surveys the main issues in the interaction between science and religion. Topics include the nature of science and the scientific method, religion and religious worldviews, physics and Big Bang cosmology, evolution and genetics and implications for religious beliefs, models of interaction between science and religion, and recent research and scholarship in the science-religion debate. (AA, CSU, UC)

PHIL 1014 - Philosophy of Love, Sex, and Marriage

This course is a dialogical exploration of philosophical reflection on the meaning of love, sexuality, and intimate relationships, drawing from Western and Eastern traditions, and analysis of their political, social, and ethical issues. (AA, CSU, UC)

PHIL 1015 - Philosophies of Non-Violence

Advisory: ENGL 0900

This course introduces students to the ideas and philosophies of non-violence. It is holistic, gender fair, racially neutral, interdisciplinary and diverse. Non-violent dispute resolution and peer mediation will be studied and practiced. The lives and works of twelve peacemakers of the twentieth century will serve as role models. (AA, CSU, UC)

PHIL 1020 - World Religions: Western Cultures

Advisory: ENGL 1001

Introduction to the monotheistic religious traditions of the West and how they relate to culture and social life. Includes the history and teaching of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. (AA, CSU, UC)

PHIL 1021 - World Religions: Eastern Cultures

Advisory: ENGL 1001

Introduction to the major traditional religions of India, China and Japan and how they relate to philosophy, culture and social life. Some of the philosophies to be covered include Vedanta, Yoga, Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. (AA, CSU, UC)

PHIL 2929 - Special Studies

This independent study course provides an opportunity for students to do guided reading on selected topics in philosophy and produce a research project. (AA, CSU)

Contact

For information or questions regarding this or other programs at College of the Siskiyous contact the Office of Instruction.

Dr. Zachary Zweigle, Dean of Instruction
Email: Office of Instruction
Phone: (530) 938-5201