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COURSE CODE DESCRIPTIVE TITLE CREDIT UNITS PRE-REQUISITE(S) LECTURE SUBJECT CODE PHILO 003 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY LAB/Fld/DFT DESCRIPTIVE TITLE

COURSE DESCRIPTION The introductory course on philosophy focuses on developing philosophical thinking through reflection and analysis on the nature and problems of human person, society and cosmos. The students are expected to demonstrate philosophical thinking and keep an open mind to recognize and critically asses the important unstated assumptions people make about the world and themselves and other people and life. Course Objectives: The course aims to equip the students with epistemological, logical, ethical and metaphysical theories, and critical analysis on philosophical problems.

Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs)

Teaching Learning Activities (TLAs) Lecture Board Work Practical Exercises Role Play Dialogue Students Presentation

Assessment Tasks (ATs)

1. Discuss the different philosophical concepts of the presocratic philosophers. 2. Classify various political theories from ancient to contemporary philosophers. 3. Distinguish the epistemological theories of the classical and modern philosophers. 4. Apply the logical and critical thinking skills in assessing the metaphysical concepts of the medieval philosophers. 5. Construct an essay that contains your own philosophy in life. 6. Evaluate the application of the philosophical theories to the society and citizens.

Recitation Short answer response Mastery Test Quiz Debate Major Examination

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Week Prelim Period (Week 1-6) COURSE CONTENT Topics 1. Introduction (OBTL: PEO, CILO,TLAs, ATs) Definition of Philosophy and Its Branches Miletian Philosophers and Pythagoras 2. Heraclitus, Parmenides, Empedocles, Anaxagoras, The Atomists 3. Sophists and Socrates No. of hours 18 hrs

4. Plato 5. Aristotle

Midterm Period (Week 7-12)

Prelim Exam 6. Hellenistic Philosophers: Cynicism, Epicureanism, and Stoicism 7. Hellenistic Philosophers: Skepticism, Neo-Platonism and Arabian Philosophers (Averroes and Avicenna) 8. Medieval Philosophy: St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas 9. Rationalism: Rene Descartes and Baruch Spinoza Rationalism: Baruch Espinoza and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz Midterm Exam 10. Empiricism: Jonh Locke, George Berkeley and Thomas Hobbes 11. David Hume and Immanuel Kant 12. Phenomenology and Existentialism 13. Pragmatism 14. Postmodernism 15. Departmental Examination week Final Exam

18 hrs

Final Period (Week13-18)

18 hrs

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Course References Basic Textbook References Web Based References Grading System Grades are computed using the formula as follows: PG = 0.50PE + 0.50 CSP MG = 1/3PG + 2/3 ( 0.50ME + 0.50CSM) FG = 1/3MG + 2/3( 0.50FE + 0.50CSF) The following are components of the Class Standing whenever applicable :
Where : P - Prelim Grade MG- Midterm Grade FG - Final Grade PE - Prelim Exam ME - Midterm Exam FE - Final Exam CS - Class Standing (e.g. CSP, CSM, CSF for prelim, midterm and final respectively)

STUMPF, SAMUEL ENOCH, FROM SOCRATES TO SARTRE. New York Mc Graw, 2008 Ramos, Christine Camela. Introduction to Philosophy. Rex Bookstore, Manila 2004 Gaarder, Jostein. Sophiess World. Phoenix House. Great Britain 2004 http://www.plato.standford.edu http://www.philosophypages.com

Course Policies
Prepared by: Verified by: JOCELYN TOLIO-ARCILLAS Faculty Members Printed Name and Signature Date: Date: Department Chair Date: Approved by: JT ARCILLAS/DR. CYNTHIA C. ARCILLAS Dean/VPAA