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Philosophy and Religion

The philosophy and religion courses offered at Clatsop Community College provide a valuable introduction to the study of thought and belief. These courses meet the Arts and Letters discipline requirement for the Associate of Arts - Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree and Oregon Transfer Module (OTM), the Humanities and/or Social Science general education requirements for the Associate of General Studies (AGS), or as an elective for other certificates and degrees. All of the courses described below are worth three (3) credits. 

 

Philosophy

The following courses cover three common philosophical themes

 

PHL 101, PHILOSOPHICAL PROBLEMS
Students learn to use philosophy as a discipline to apply to all
human experience and knowledge, and understand the philosophical
questions that have focused human speculation about reality,
humanity, the mind and the self throughout human history.

 

PHL 102, ETHICS
Students develop an understanding of key ethical problems that
have confronted mankind across cultures and times, ethical codes
used to resolve them, and how these can be applied to current
social issues.

 

PHL 103, CRITICAL REASONING
Students develop concepts and tools for rational analysis and
creative thinking, and learn to assess habits of mind that lead to
shallow and fallacious thinking.

 

Religion

The following sequence of courses about religion offer a variety of explorations of the rich, global diversity of beliefs

 

R 201, GREAT RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD
Students develop an understanding of Joseph Campbell's perspective
on myths and world religions, as well as the philosophy of religion, and of
early religion, American Native religion, Egyptian religion, the
goddess in religion, and Hinduism.,

 

R 202, GREAT RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD
Students develop knowledge of Joseph Campbell's perspective
on myths and world religions, as well as knowledge of philosophy of religion, and of Buddhism, Yoga, Tibetan Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism.,

 

R 203, GREAT RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD
Students develop knowledge of Joseph Campbell's perspective
on myths and world religions, the philosophy of religion, and of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Greek mystery religions, Christianity, the spiritual dimension of Arthurian romances, and Islam.

 
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