2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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PHIL& 101 Introduction to Philosophy (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Humanities; General Transfer Elective
Formerly PHIL 100 - CCN

Course Description
An introduction to the important problems of philosophy. Students examine the kinds of questions philosophers ask and how philosophers respond to these questions.

Student Outcomes
1. Understand and explain what philosophers are trying to find out and how a philosophical project differs from the projects of other disciplines.
2. Identify and apply a variety of epistemological, metaphysical and ethical theory
3. Evaluate and differentiate between an epistemological, a metaphysical and an ethical question.
4. Understand and apply the criteria of correct philosophical reasoning
5. Understand the difference between a rhetorically good argument and a rationally good argument.
6. Identify, reconstruct and evaluation arguments posed by philosophers
7. Present a solution to a philosophical problem
8. Identify a variety of ancient, modern and/or contemporary philosophers

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