Philosophy (PHIL)

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PHIL 101  Introduction to Philosophy  3 Units  GE  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
An introduction to philosophical thought and skills. Issues that traditionally have been of central importance in philosophical inquiry, such as the nature of knowledge, reality, and values, will be emphasized. 3 hours lecture.  (007155)  
General Education: Humanities (C2)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
PHIL 102  Logic and Critical Thinking  3 Units  GE  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
A practical course in clear thinking and sound reasoning, which includes training in recognizing and avoiding the most commonly made mistakes in reasoning. 3 hours discussion.  (007151)  
General Education: Critical Thinking (A3)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
PHIL 102E  Logic and Critical Thinking -- ESL  3 Units  GE  
Prerequisite: For Students with English as a Second Language.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
A special section of Logic and Critical Thinking open only to students with English as a Second Language. Interested students should consult with international evaluations. 3 hours discussion.  (007152)  
General Education: Critical Thinking (A3)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
PHIL 104  The Good Life  3 Units  GE  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
A critical survey of different theories of happiness and meaning in life, including discussion of the roles of moral values, mental health, art, music, and food and drink in living well. 3 hours lecture.  (007163)  
General Education: Humanities (C2)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Sustainable Course  
PHIL 106  Ethics for College Life and Beyond  3 Units  GE, USD  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
An applied ethics course that focuses on moral issues affecting college students. This course covers general ethical theories and issues such as free speech, gender identity, academic integrity, Greek life, inequality, college sports, activism, racism and sexism, drugs and alcohol, sexual assault, and casual sex. 3 hours lecture.  (022231)  
General Education: Lifelong Learning and Self-Development (E)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; U.S. Diversity  
PHIL 129  Environmental Ethics  3 Units  GE  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
An examination of a variety of approaches to the development of an environmental ethic, including "shallow" and "deep" environmentalism, the balance of nature argument, and the Gaia hypothesis. 3 hours discussion.  (021190)  
General Education: Humanities (C2)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Sustainable Course  
PHIL 133  Philosophy and Video Games  3 Units  GE  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
In this course, we consider some philosophical topics through the lens of video games and gaming. Those topics include the purpose, benefits, and drawbacks of gaming; the line between reality and fiction games involve, the role of imagination, and how it affects our agency and sense of control; some common philosophical themes in video games, such as consciousness, personal identity, and triumph of good over evil; and the immersive experience of gaming, especially in virtual reality. 3 hours lecture.  (021947)  
General Education: Humanities (C2)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
PHIL 189  Philosophy Internship  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
9 hours supervision.  (007178)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 15 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
PHIL 198  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Department permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision.  (007180)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
PHIL 201  History of Ancient Philosophy  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
Western philosophical thought from the pre-Socratics through Stoicism, including movements and figures such as Pythagoreanism, Plato, Aristotle, and Epicureanism. 3 hours lecture.  (007181)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
PHIL 204  Science and Religion  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
In this course we investigate the long and complicated relationship between science and religion by examining both the conflict and co-operation between theologians, philosophers, and scientists in the Western and Eastern worlds throughout history and into the modern age. 3 hours lecture.  (007201)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
PHIL 207  The Meaning of Life  3 Units  GE  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Is there meaning or purpose to life? Does science help or hinder the search for meaning? This course examines philosophical and scientific perspectives on the meaning of life, the nature of happiness, and how to think about the value and purpose of your life. 3 hours discussion.  (021531)  
General Education: Lifelong Learning and Self-Development (E)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
PHIL 217  Existentialism  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
An examination of existentialism from Kierkegaard and Nietzsche to Sartre, and de Beauvoir. An analysis of the basic forces, concepts, and figures which have shaped existentialism. 3 hours lecture.  (021534)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
PHIL 226  Latin American Philosophy  3 Units  GC, GE  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Latin American Philosophy introduces students to the rich tradition of Latin American philosophical thought, broadly constructed as a field of philosophical reflection, analysis, debate and scholarship known as El Pensamiento Latinoamericano. In order to expose students to the fecund and variegated history of Latin American thought, we will read writings from Latin American academic philosophers, as well as literary theorists, essayists, religious figures, pedagogues, novelists, political leaders and semioticians. 3 hours lecture.  (021781)  
General Education: Humanities (C2)  
Cross listing(s): LAST 226  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division; Global Cultures  
PHIL 302  History of Modern Philosophy  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
Western philosophical thought from the Renaissance through Kant, including Bacon, Hobbes, Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, and Hume. 3 hours lecture.  (007182)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
PHIL 303W  History of 19th Century Philosophy (W)  3 Units  W  
Typically Offered: Fall only odd years  
Western philosophical thought from Kant through the twentieth century, including the phenomenological and analytic traditions in western philosophy. 3 hours lecture.  (007183)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Writing Course  
PHIL 305  Continental Philosophy  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall only even years  
A survey of key thinkers and movements in the 20th and 21st Century European tradition, such as phenomenology, existentialism, Marxism, post-structuralism, and post-colonialism with special focus on Heidegger and Sartre. 3 hours seminar.  (007204)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
PHIL 320  Ethics  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
An introduction to moral theory, including such figures as Plato, Aristotle, Kant, and Mill. Alternative views concerning fundamental moral questions will be explored. 3 hours seminar.  (007190)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
PHIL 323W  Moral Issues in Parenting (W)  3 Units  GC, GE, W  
Prerequisite: GE Oral Communication (A1); GE Written Communication (A2); GE Critical Thinking (A3); GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4) requirements, or consent of the instructor.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
A philosophical investigation of the moral and legal dimensions of parenting. 3 hours lecture.  (021242)  
General Education: Upper-Division Arts/Humanities (UDC); Equity, Ethics, and Policy Pathway  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Global Cultures; Writing Course  
PHIL 327W  Health Ethics (W)  3 Units  GE, W  
Prerequisite: GE Oral Communication (A1); GE Written Communication (A2); GE Critical Thinking (A3); GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4) requirements, or consent of the instructor.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Inquiry into ethical issues faced in the pursuit of individual and social health. Topics include alternative ideas of health, ethical theories, responsibilities of health professionals, access to health care, and environmental health. 3 hours lecture.  (021351)  
General Education: Upper-Division Arts/Humanities (UDC); Health and Wellness Pathway  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Writing Course  
PHIL 328  Business Ethics and Social Policy  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
An examination of ethical issues that arise in business decisions and the formulation of social policy involving business, e.g. employee rights, consumer and environmental protection, advertising, and affirmative action. Moral theory and alternative conceptions of justice will also be discussed. 3 hours lecture.  (007226)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
PHIL 332  Criminal Justice Ethics  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
An investigation of contemporary moral issues involved in police work and corrections, such as deadly force, entrapment, undercover work, corruption, and prisoners' rights. 3 hours seminar.  (021814)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
PHIL 335  Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
Preparation for the Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl (RIEB) competition that includes review of moral theory, introduction to skills in moral problem solving, application of theory to moral dilemmas across a wide range of personal, social, and professional environments, and oral presentation of solutions to moral dilemmas. Require travel to and participation in the RIEB (one weekend during semester). 3 hours lecture.  (020605)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 9 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
PHIL 336  American Indian Environmental Philosophies  3 Units  GE, USD  
Prerequisite: GE Oral Communication (A1); GE Written Communication (A2); GE Critical Thinking (A3); GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4) requirements, or consent of the instructor.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
An exploration of traditional and contemporary American Indian thought regarding people in relationship to the human and nonhuman worlds, with focus on land ethic, animal ethics, sustainability. 3 hours lecture.  (020644)  
General Education: Upper-Division Arts/Humanities (UDC); Agriculture, Food, and Environment Pathway; California Studies Pathway; Sustainability and Climate Change Pathway  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Sustainable Course; U.S. Diversity  
PHIL 337W  Philosophy of Race (W)  3 Units  GE, USD, W  
Prerequisite: 45 lower-division units; GE Oral Communication (A1); GE Written Communication (A2); GE Critical Thinking (A3); GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4) requirements, or consent of the instructor.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course introduces and analyzes the predominant philosophical, cultural, and scientific views on race and examines the issue of racism primarily in contemporary American culture. 3 hours lecture.  (021267)  
General Education: Upper-Division Arts/Humanities (UDC); Race, Ethnicity, and Sovereignty Pathway  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; U.S. Diversity; Writing Course  
PHIL 339W  Confronting the Animal: Theory, Culture, and Practice (W)  3 Units  GE, W  
Prerequisite: GE Oral Communication (A1); GE Written Communication (A2); GE Critical Thinking (A3); GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4) requirements, or consent of the instructor.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Draws on religion, philosophy, ethics, cultural analysis, and science to explore the nature and roles of the animal in religious, cultural, scientific, and ethical beliefs and practices. 3 hours lecture.  (021362)  
General Education: Upper-Division Arts/Humanities (UDC); Agriculture, Food, and Environment Pathway; Equity, Ethics, and Policy Pathway  
Cross listing(s): RELS 339W  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Writing Course  
PHIL 340W  Social and Political Philosophy (W)  3 Units  W  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
A philosophical examination of the nature and function of the human community and the political state, and of the implications for individual life of alternative conceptions of society and politics. 3 hours seminar.  (007198)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Writing Course  
PHIL 341W  Justice and Global Issues (W)  3 Units  GC, GE, W  
Prerequisite: GE Oral Communication (A1); GE Written Communication (A2); GE Critical Thinking (A3); GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4) requirements, or consent of the instructor.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Inquiry into different theories of justice, and their implications for contemporary political issues. Topics include inequality, crime policy, taxes, immigration, globalization, war, and sustainability. 3 hours seminar.  (021243)  
General Education: Upper-Division Arts/Humanities (UDC); Global Studies Pathway  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Global Cultures; Sustainable Course; Writing Course  
PHIL 357  Feminist Philosophy  3 Units  USD  
Typically Offered: Fall only even years  
How does the term 'feminist' (a political commitment) modify the term 'theory' (an intellectual practice)? This course addresses this question by surveying several feminist frameworks for thinking about sex, gender, and oppression. We consider whether there is a tenable distinction between sex and gender, what it means to say that a category is socially constructed, and how social constructions can be oppressive. We read a range of contemporary feminist theorists working to analyze the complex interrelations of social differences (gender, race, class, sexual orientation, species), and relations of social domination and economic exploitation in a globalized world. 3 hours lecture.  (021818)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; U.S. Diversity  
PHIL 360  Theory of Knowledge (Epistemology)  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
Philosophical studies of the sources, nature, and criteria of knowledge; alternative approaches to problems of perception, meaning, and truth. 3 hours seminar.  (007188)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
PHIL 361  Metaphysics  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
An examination of basic metaphysical problems, such as free will, the mind-body problem, life after death, and some of the systems of thought that attempt to deal with them. 3 hours seminar.  (007189)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
PHIL 367  Philosophy of Mind and Language  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Spring only even years  
Introduction to philosophical questions about the nature of mind and language, includes such topics as philosophical analysis of mental phenomena, philosophical theories of mind, theories of reference and meaning, mental representation, animal and computer minds, consciousness, the mind-body problem, the philosophical importance of language, and the role of language in thought. 3 hours lecture.  (021648)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
PHIL 370  Philosophy of Science  3 Units  GE  
Prerequisite: GE Oral Communication (A1); GE Written Communication (A2); GE Critical Thinking (A3); GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4) requirements, or consent of the instructor.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
An examination of the philosophical issues raised by scientific inquiry. Topics include the logical empiricist view of science, perception, and discovery, scientific paradigms, and the implications of reductivism. 3 hours seminar.  (007193)  
General Education: Upper-Division Arts/Humanities (UDC); Sustainability and Climate Change Pathway; Science, Technology, and Society Pathway  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
PHIL 370W  Philosophy of Science (W)  3 Units  GE, W  
Prerequisite: GE Oral Communication (A1); GE Written Communication (A2); GE Critical Thinking (A3); GE Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4) requirements, or consent of the instructor.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
An examination of the philosophical issues raised by scientific inquiry. Topics include the logical empiricist view of science, perception, and discovery, scientific paradigms, and the implications of reductivism. 3 hours seminar.  (021717)  
General Education: Upper-Division Arts/Humanities (UDC); Sustainability and Climate Change Pathway; Science, Technology, and Society Pathway  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Writing Course  
PHIL 375  Philosophy of Psychology  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall only odd years  
This course offers an overview of some of the issues in philosophy of psychology. We explore the nature and the organization of our mental capacities such as perception, reasoning, metacognition, and introspection; the extent of our rationality; the relation between perception and cognition; the methods of philosophy and psychology; and the overall architecture of the mind. 3 hours lecture.  (021773)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
PHIL 380  Intermediate Logic  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
In this course students will learn classical propositional and predicate logic. The syntax, semantics and deductive systems of a few formal systems will be studied. 3 hours discussion.  (007196)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
PHIL 384  Aesthetics  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Spring only even years  
A philosophical study of the nature and significance of art, with references to relevant works. The course considers such themes as the beautiful, the sublime, comedy, tragedy and the social psychological dimensions of art as well as the periods of Romanticism, Modernism, Postmodernism. 3 hours lecture.  (020624)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
PHIL 389  Philosophy Internship  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
9 hours supervision.  (007245)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 15 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
PHIL 398  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Investigation of special topics in philosophy. Open to upper-division students only. Variable content. 3 hours lecture.  (007267)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
PHIL 399  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision.  (007268)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
PHIL 420W  Contemporary Moral Theory (W)  3 Units  W, GW  
Prerequisite: GE Written Communication (A2) requirement.  
Typically Offered: Spring only odd years  
An analysis of twentieth-century ethical theory. 3 hours seminar.  (007270)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Writing Course; Graduation Writing Assessment  
PHIL 435  National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl  3 Units  
Prerequisite: PHIL 335 or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
Preparation for the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl (NIEB) competition that includes refining skills in moral problem solving, application of theory to moral dilemmas across a wide range of personal , social, and professional environments, and oral presentation of solutions to moral dilemmas. Requires travel to and participation in the NIEB (5-day block during semester). 3 hours lecture.  (020606)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 9 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
PHIL 438  Jurisprudence: Philosophy of Law  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
The philosophical nature and origins of law. Topics to be examined include theories of law, justice, the relationship of law to morality, natural law, responsibility, punishment, and other basic concepts. Approach is both theoretical and via case studies. 3 hours lecture.  (007282)  
Cross listing(s): POLS 438  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
PHIL 480  Advanced Logic  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MATH 217, MATH 330W, or PHIL 380, or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Spring only odd years  
Systematic treatment of truth functions and quantifiers; introduction to mathematical logic. Topics include syntax, semantics, and metatheory for the propositional and predicate calculi. Other topics may include non-classical logic, modal logic, the logic of counterfactuals. 3 hours discussion.  (007195)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
PHIL 489  Philosophy Internship  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Junior standing or above and either 9 units of philosophy or have declared philosophy as a major or minor, faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Internships in Philosophy: (a) assisting instructors in lower-division courses; (b) assisting the department in preparation of Philosophy Forums, or department-sponsored discussions, debates, and multimedia presentations; (c) working outside the academic program in government, community, or business, in tasks appropriate for philosophy students; or (d) assisting faculty in research. A maximum of 6 units may be counted toward the major or minor in philosophy. 9 hours supervision.  (007293)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 15 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
PHIL 489T  Internship in Teaching Philosophy  3 Units  
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Supervised collaborative training in teaching, normally completed in two consecutive semesters. Focus in the first semester is on developing class plans and instructional communication skills. Focus in the second semester is on creating syllabi and developing competence in assessment. Registration is by arrangement with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision.  (007294)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 15 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
PHIL 490W  Senior Capstone Seminar (W)  3 Units  W, GW  
Prerequisite: GE Written Communication (A2) requirement; 12 units in Philosophy.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
Intensive reading, discussion, and writing that builds on knowledge and skills acquired in previous philosophy courses. Topics vary. Course includes review of key philosophical concepts and methods, peer feedback for oral and written work, reflection on experience of the major, and post-graduate plans. 3 hours seminar.  (021650)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Writing Course; Graduation Writing Assessment  
PHIL 498  Special Topics  3 Units  
Prerequisite: Department permission.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture.  (007330)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
PHIL 499  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision.  (007331)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
PHIL 499HW  Senior Honors Research Paper (W)  3 Units  W, GW  
Prerequisite: GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, acceptance into Honors in Philosophy, faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
To provide opportunity for the student accepted for "Honors in the Major" to prepare and write a thesis on a topic germane to interests developed during the first three years of work in Philosophy. Research and writing will be done under supervision by a staff advisor and for the total of 6 units in consecutive semesters. 9 hours supervision.  (007332)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Writing Course; Graduation Writing Assessment  
PHIL 689  Internship in Teaching Philosophy  3 Units  
Prerequisite: Graduate standing and faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Supervised collaborative training in teaching, normally completed in two consecutive semesters. Focus in the first semester is on developing class plans and instructional communication skills. Focus in the second semester is on creating syllabi and developing competence in assessment. Registration is by arrangement with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision.  (007333)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
PHIL 697  Independent Study  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Open only to students pursuing a Master of Arts Degree with a special major, faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is a graduate-level independent study offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision.  (007341)  
Grade Basis: Report in Progress: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division