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PHIL 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Introduction to Philosoply
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 or (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or (3) have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: A study of the major issues in philosophy and/or the work of major philosophical figures in philosophy. Topics may include theories of reality, theories of knowledge, theories of value and their practical application. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3801015112


PHIL 1304 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Introduction to World Religions
This is a Texas Common course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 or (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or (3) have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading standard.
Course Description: A comparative study of world religions, including but not limited to Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3802015212


PHIL 2289 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at ECC

Academic Cooperative
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 or (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or (3) have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of philosophy. There is a two credit or a three credit course available. (2 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2401035212


PHIL 2303 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Introduction to Formal Logic
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 or (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or (3) have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to formal and informal logic, including syllogisms, prepositional and predicate logic, logical proofs in a system of rules, fallacies, definitions, analogies, and use of language. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3801015212


PHIL 2306 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Introduction to Ethics
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 or (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or (3) have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: The evaluation and application of classical and/or contemporary ethical theories connecting the good life, human conduct in society, morals and standards of value. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3801015312


PHIL 2307 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 or (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or (3) have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: A study of major issues in social and political theory and/or the work of major philosophical figures in this area. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3801015412


PHIL 2316 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Classical Philosophy
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 or (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or (3) have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: Study of major philosophers and philosophical themes from ancient through medieval periods. Emphasis may vary from semester to semester. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3801015512


PHIL 2321 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Philosophy of Religion
This is a Texas Common course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 or (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or (3) have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: A study of the major issues in the philosophy and experience of religion. Topics may include the existence and nature of God, the relationships between faith and reason, the nature of religious language, religious experience, and the problem of evil. Emphasis may vary from semester to semester. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 3802015512


PHIL 2389 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at ECC

Academic Cooperative
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 or (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or (3) have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of philosophy. There is a two credit or a three credit course available. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2401035212



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.