2014-15 TMCC College Catalog - page 305

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D–CourseDescriptions
PHILOSOPHY
Introduction toContemporaryPhilosophy
PHIL 204
3.00
Prerequisite: None
Introduces current philosophical thought from several areas of study, including postmodern philosophy, science, theology, art, psychology,
and the social sciences. Introducesmajormovements of twentieth century thought: neo-Kantianism, dialecticalmaterialism,
phenomenology, existentialism, neo-positivism, andAmerican pragmatism.
Introduction toSocial andPolitical Philosophy
PHIL 207
3.00
Prerequisite: None
Major political philosophers, e.g. Plato, Aristotle,Macchiavelli, Hobbes, Rousseau,Mill,Marx, on topics such as justice, freedom,
equality, tyranny, war, racism, sexism, power, consent and economics. Co-listedwithPolitical Science 227.
WorldReligions
PHIL 210
3.00
***This course has strongly recommendedGeneral EducationPre-requisites***
Themainmoral and religious views ofworld religions are discussed. Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism
andTaoism.
Introduction to thePhilosophyof Science
PHIL 224
3.00
Prerequisite: None
Philosophical problems and implications of historical and contemporary scientific inquiry, e.g., the nature of laws, theories, explanations,
scientific revolutions, values, relations of science and society.
Introduction to IndianPhilosophy
PHIL 225
3.00
Prerequisite: None
In this course studentswill survey the remarkable unfolding of Indian religion and philosophy from 500B.C. tomodern times. Readings
include translations of originalworks or commentaries onHinduism, Buddhism, Jainism,andVedantism, aswell as a historical survey that
puts the readings in context. Studentswill explore consciousness,meditation, reincarnation and parallels betweenEastern andWestern
thought.
Bioethics
PHIL 244
3.00
Prerequisite: None
This course provides a balanced systematic, unbiased ethical framework designed to help students understand and analyze awide range of
issues currently controversial inmedicine or that are likely to arise in the future.Treatment of such issues as abortion and euthanasia,
cloning, genetic screening, just health care, patients' rights, the use of human and animal subjects in research.
Topical Issues inPhilosophy
PHIL 295
3.00
Prerequisite: None
This course offering allows faculty response to community and student interest in ethical, aesthetic and cultural issues through learning
activities focused on a specific topic not included in regular offerings. Examples of such topics include ethics and themedia,
environmental aesthetics, the culture and values of the sixties or other topics utilizing faculty expertise or specialized knowledge of an
adjunct faculty. These course offeringswill demonstrate the viability and relevance of a humanistic perspective on contemporary issues.
The coursemay be repeated for up to 6 credits as topics vary.
PHYSICALEDUCATION
Golf
PEX 117
1.00
Prerequisite: None
Beginnerswill learn how to grip the club, proper stance and basic fundamentals of the golf swingwhen putting, chipping and driving.
Studentswill also learn the rules and golf etiquette.Amaximum of three classes/1-6 credits from 100-199may be taken during any one
semester or summer session except for special programs listed in the class schedule.When beginning, intermediate and advanced classes
are scheduled in an activity, the student should consult the department to determine inwhich level to enroll.Astudentmay enroll in the
same class four times for credit.
Golf, Intermediate
PEX 117A
1.00
Prerequisite: None
Intermediate studentswill perfect their golf skills used in putting, chipping and driving. Studentswill apply the rules and golf etiquette as
they begin play on the golf course.Amaximum of three classes/1-6 credits from 100-199may be taken during any one semester or
summer session except for special programs listed in the class schedule.When beginning, intermediate and advanced classes are scheduled
in an activity, the student should consult the department to determine inwhich level to enroll.Astudentmay enroll in the same class four
times for credit.

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