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PHIL 005: Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce the student to the major theories in political and social philosophy and their practical application to relevant issues. Topics include the rights of the individual against the rights of the state, examination of the just state, and the effects of political ideologies (liberalism, Fascism and Communism) have on social relations. This course traces the history of these ideas from Plato to the Postmodern.

Units: 3

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Transferable to both UC and CSU

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 48 – 54
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 0

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Co-Requisites: None
  • Advisory: None

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Transferable to both UC and CSU
  • WVC GE: C. Humanities
  • CSU GE: Area C - Arts and Humanities: C2- Humanities
  • UC/IGETC GE: Area 3 - Arts and Humanities: 3B- Humanities
Last Updated 7/19/23