All Course Offerings

Note: This list was updated 4/12/2019. Offerings subject to change based upon ongoing curriculum review.

PHIL 1301 – INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

Students will be introduced to various significant philosophical issues and thinkers and to the practice of philosophical analysis.

PHIL 1301H – INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY: HONORS

Please contact the Honors Department at (512) 223–3255 or honors@austincc.edu for additional information.

PHIL 2303 – LOGIC

Students will be introduced to the rules of argument, inductive and deductive reasoning, the recognition of informal and formal fallacies, and the application of logical thinking in work and social situations.

PHIL 2306 – ETHICS

Students will be introduced to the principles of morality through a critical examination of various ethical theories and their application to contemporary moral problems.

PHIL 2306 – ETHICS: PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES

This course relates topics in PHIL 2306 to questions of war, peace,
social justice and conflict resolution. It is part of ACC’s Peace and Conflict Studies program, but is open to all students and counts as a standard PHIL 2306 course.

PHIL 2306H – ETHICS: HONORS

Please contact the Honors Department at (512) 223–3255 or honors@austincc.edu for additional information.

PHIL 2307 – INTRO TO SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY

Students will be introduced to a critical examination of fundamental social and political concepts, e.g., justice, rights, and political obligation.

PHIL 2316 – ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY

Students will be introduced to Ancient Western Philosophy from the pre–Socratics through the Hellenists with emphasis on Plato and Aristotle. Prerequisites: PHIL 1301.

PHIL 2321 – PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION

Students will be introduced to the philosophical analysis of the nature of religion and religious experience with an emphasis on such themes as rationality and religious belief, the existence and attributes of God, and the problem of evil.

PHIL 1304 – INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE RELIGION

Students will be introduced to the comparative study of religion and to major world religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

PHIL 1304 – INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE RELIGION: PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES

This course relates topics in PHIL 1304 to questions of war, peace, social justice and conflict resolution. It is part of ACC’s Peace and
Conflict Studies program, but is open to all students and counts as a standard PHIL 1304 course.

HUMA 1301 – HUMANITIES: PREHISTORY TO RENAISSANCE

A study of representative samples of literature, art, and music of various periods and cultures from prehistory through the Renaissance. The study of the interrelationships of the arts and their philosophies emphasizes an understanding of human nature and the values of human life.

HUMA 1301 – HUMANITIES: PREHISTORY TO RENAISSANCE: GREAT QUESTIONS SEMINAR

A study of the interrelationships of the arts and sciences and their philosophies and an inquiry into human nature and the values of human life. Students employ an interdisciplinary study of representative samples of literature, art, mathematics and music of various periods and cultures from prehistory to the Renaissance in the context of discussion based seminars to acquire and sharpen effective learning strategies and critical thinking skills, enabling students to better understand, retain and apply information in a higher education environment.

HUMA 1301H – HUMANITIES: PREHISTORY TO RENAISSANCE: HONORS

Please contact the Honors Department at (512) 223–3255 or honors@austincc.edu for additional information.

HUMA 1302 – HUMANITIES: RENAISSANCE TO PRESENT

A study of representative samples of literature, art, and music of various periods and cultures from the Renaissance through the present. The study of the interrelationships of the arts and their philosophies emphasizes an understanding of human nature and the values of human life.

HUMA 1305 – INTRODUCTION TO MEXICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES

This interdisciplinary survey examines the different cultural, artistic, economic, historical, political, and social aspects of the Mexican-American/Chicano/a communities. It also covers issues such as dispossession, immigration, transnationalism, and other topics that have shaped the Mexican-American/Chicano/a experience.

HUMA 1311 – MEXICAN-AMERICAN FINE ARTS APPRECIATION

This course is an exploration of the purposes and processes in the visual and performing arts (such as music, painting, drama, and dance) and the ways in which they express the values of the Mexican American/Chicano/a experience.

HUMA 1315 – THE ARTS IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY

An introductory course designed to enhance a student’s understanding and appreciation of the modes of communicating ideas and emotions through the visual and performing arts. May be repeated for a maximum of six credit hours when topics vary.

Special Topics Include: Digital Humanities, Americana, and Popular Culture.