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PHIL 320 Asian Philosophy

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Course Description

A survey of the enduring philosophical traditions of India, China, and Japan. Influential philosophers, texts, and theories will be compared and evaluated. Topics include human nature and social relations, moral values (such as humaneness, non-injury, and duty), theories of knowledge, accounts of the origin and structure of nature, and metaphysical notions (such as karma, nirvana, chi, and yin/yang).

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area 5b; Area 9C1
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C2), UC (IGETC Area 3B)