HUMANITIES AND PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT

Basil Smith redman email icon
Chair, Humanities and Philosophy Department

Office: BGS 349
Phone: (949) 582-4838
Email Address: bsmith108@saddleback.edu

The Humanities and Philosophy Department includes a full spectrum of transferable courses in philosophy (introduction to philosophy, logic, ethics, and world religion) and in multidisciplinary courses that range from the popular Humanities 1, a survey of themes and values in Western culture through its literature, art, and philosophy, to the Honors core course, the Humanities 10A and 10B sequence. Several Humanities courses, including the latter, are team-taught.

The Humanities department awards AA degrees and Certificates in General Humanities. Saddleback college has a variety of Humanities and Philosophy courses to select from. For a full Description of each course, please view the course catalog.


Annual Saddleback Essay Contest

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The David Hume Award

David Hume, the Scottish philosopher and historian, was a master of clear and comprehensive argumentation and prose. The David Hume Award, sponsored by the Humanities/Philosophy department, encourages such scholarship and writing by recognizing the best essay in either philosophy or the humanities written at the college during the academic year.

Submit completed essays to Dr. Basil Smith at bsmith108@saddleback.edu by April 1st, 2015, at 5 pm.

The award is 500 dollars, US.

The Humanities/Philosophy department sponsors the award in an attempt to pomote undergraduate excellence.

 

CURRICULUM

Course ID Title Units/Hours Recommendation
HUM 1 Intro to Humanities
3/3/0
Eligible for ENG 1A
HUM 2 Origin of Western Culture in Literature
3/3/0
Eligible for ENG 1A
HUM 3 The Culture of Medieval and Renaissance Europe
3/3/0
Eligible for ENG 1A
HUM 10A Culture, Science, and Society I
3/3/0
Admission to Honors Program
HUM 10B Culture, Science, and Society II
3/3/0
Admission to Honors Program
HUM 21 The Search for Meaning: Ideas of Self Across Cultures
3/3/0
Eligible for ENG 1A
HUM 22 Gods, Clocks, and Visions
3/3/0
Eligible for ENG 1A
HUM 25 Planet Earth: Contemporary Issues and Controversies
3/3/0
Eligible for ENG 1A
Course ID Title Units/Hours Recommendation
PHIL 1 Introduction to Philosophy
3/3/0
Eligible for ENG 1A
PHIL 10 World Religions
3/3/0
Eligible for ENG 1A
PHIL 12 Introduction to Logic
3/3/0
Eligible for ENG 1A
PHIL 14 Philosophy of Religion
3/3/0
Eligible for ENG 1A
PHIL 15 Introduction to Ethics
3/3/0
Eligible for ENG 1A