Humanities and Philosophy Departments

The Humanities and Philosophy Departments 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

David Hume, Scottish philosopher and historian, was a master of clear and comprehensive argumentation and prose. The David Hume Award, sponsored by the Humanities/Philosophy Departments, encourages such scholarship and writing by recognizing the best essay in either philosophy or the humanities written during the academic college year; the award is $500 (USD). Please submit any completed essays to Peter Murray by April 1, 2017, before 5:00 p.m.

 

David Hume Quote

 

Peter Murray redman

Humanities/Philosophy Departments Chair
E-mail: pmurray@saddleback.edu






 

Humanities Career Flyer

Humanities Career Flyer

In Humanities classes here at Saddleback, we study the development of human culture and our common human experience through art, literature, philosophy, history, religion, and more. These classes expose you to a variety viewpoints that provide both intellectual and personal analyses in our dynamic, ever-growing world. Please contact Peter Murray for more information. Humanities Career Flyer











 

Curriculum

 

Courses in Humanities

Course I.D. & Title Units Recommendation
HUM 1
Introduction to Humanities
3 Eligible for ENG 1A
HUM 2
Origin of Western Culture in Literature
3 Eligible for ENG 1A
HUM 3
The Culture of Medieval & Renaissance Europe
3 Eligible for ENG 1A
HUM 10A
Culture, Science & Society I
3 Admission to Honors Program
HUM 10B
Culture, Science & Society II
3 Admission to Honors Program
HUM 21
The Search for Meaning: Ideas of Self Across Cultures
3 Eligible for ENG 1A
HUM 22
Gods, Clocks & Visions
3 Eligible for ENG 1A
HUM 23
Planet Earth: Contemporary Issues & Controversies
3 Eligible for ENG 1A
 

Courses in Philosophy

Course I.D. & Title Units Recommendation
PHIL 1
Introduction to Philosophy
3 Eligible for ENG 1A
PHIL 10
World Religions
3 Eligible for ENG 1A
PHIL 12
Introduction to Logic
3 Eligible for ENG 1A
PHIL 14
Philosophy of Religion
3 Eligible for ENG 1A
PHIL 15
Introduction to Ethics
3 Eligible for ENG 1A
 

Pete Murray redman

Humanities/Philosophy Departments Chair
Office: SM 138
Phone: (949) 348 - 6869
Email: pmurray@saddleback.edu