2014-15 TMCC College Catalog - page 304

D-304 2014-2015
TMCCCollegeCatalog
D–CourseDescriptions
OCCUPATIONALSAFETYANDHEALTH
Intro toSafety andHealth
OSH 101
3.00
Prerequisite: None
An overview of elements included in a comprehensive accident prevention program. Skill development in accident investigation, record
keeping systems, development and presentation of safety training topics and safety awareness programs. OSHA,EPAandworkers
compensation issues are addressed.
General IndustrySafety
OSH 222
1.00
Prerequisite: None
This is a general safety course for an industrial environment.Studentswill learnOSHA regulations, personal safety and understand the
importance of safework habits. This coursemay not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or sciencewithin the universities in the
NevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).
PHILOSOPHY
Introduction toPhilosophy
PHIL 101
3.00
***This course has strongly recommendedGeneral EducationPre-requisites***
Basic problems in different areas of philosophy such as ethics, political theory,metaphysics and epistemology.Transfers toUNR as a
humanities course.
Critical Thinking andReasoning
PHIL 102
3.00
Prerequisite: None
Non-symbolic introduction to logical thinking and everyday life, law, politics, science, advertising; common fallacies; the uses of
language, including techniques of persuasion.
Introduction toSymbolicLogic
PHIL 114
3.00
Prerequisite: None
Methods and principles of correct reasoning and argumentationwith application to the various sciences.
Introduction to theOldTestament
PHIL 119
3.00
Prerequisite: None
This coursewill teach students to appreciate, interpret and respond to theOldTestament as a secular, literary, narrative text.Wewill
examine the different genres, literary forms, and historical contexts of awide variety of biblical texts in theOldTestament. By applying
themethods ofmodern literary criticism such as form, function and genre to theOldTestament, studentswill learn how to analyze and
interpret this ancient text throughmodern eyes. Furthermore, theywill learn how theOldTestament, as a complex narrative of human
drama, functions as a continuing source formodern authors (such asMilton or Faulkner) andwill find the introduction of the terms,
concepts and purposes of literary theory and literary criticism applicable to other literature courses at TMCC orUNR.
Introduction toEthics
PHIL 135
3.00
***This course has strongly recommendedGeneral EducationPre-requisites***
This course introduces ethical theory in the context of case studies drawn from literature, films and themedia. The course introduces
students to classical andmodern examples of ethical theory such as ethical relativism, egoism, utilitarianism, the categorical imperative
and theories ofmoral development.
Special Topics inPhilosophy
PHIL 198
0.50 - 6.00
Prerequisite: None
Various short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. The coursewill be a variable credit of one-half to six credits
depending on the course content and number of hours required. The coursemay be repeated for up to six credits. This coursemay not
transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or sciencewithin the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).
The Judeo-ChristianTradition
PHIL 200
3.00
Prerequisite: None
Themajor religious/philosophic beliefs found in theOld andNewTestamentswill be studied alongwith theway these conceptswere
modified in post-Biblical throughmodern times. Concepts thatwill be surveyed include: Biblical cosmology, the nature of deity, salvation,
worship, the authority of scripture, the authority of the religious instruction, life after death, etc. SatisfiesUNRCH 201.
PhilosophyGoes to theMovies
PHIL 201
3.00
Prerequisite: None
This course introduces participants to philosophical problems dramatized through themedium of film. Participantswill experience
complex philosophical problems underlyingmany of the films produced for popular consumption or regarded as classic films. The films
will function as case studies allowing analysis of ethical issues and aesthetic values. The films or film clips presentedwill follow
background readings and discussion of the philosophical contexts important to understanding the issues involved.
Introduction toExistentialism
PHIL 203
3.00
Prerequisite: None
Readings fromKierkegaard, Nietzsche, Jaspers, Sartre, Heidegger. An examination of the existentialist concepts 'being' and 'nonbeing',
'estrangement', 'dread', 'anxiety' and 'freedom.'

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