Dr. Elizabeth Shadish
Professor, Department of Philosophy
El Camino College
16007 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance, California, 90506


Spring 2008
Office: Social Sciences 213B Office Hours: TTh, 8:30 - 9:30 am
W, 4 - 6 pm, through "instant email"
Courses this semester:

- Introduction to Philosophy (TTh, 11:15 am, SOCS 203)
- Critical Thinking and Discourse (online; CMS = ETUDES-NG)
- Philosophy of Religion (TTh, 9:30 am and online; CMS = ETUDES-NG)

- Introduction to Logic (TTh, 2 - 3:30 pm, SOCS 203)


link to an Introduction to Philosophy

This course offers students exposure to issues that have perplexed and inspired some of the greatest minds around the world.



link to Critical Thinking

Students will learn or refine - and practice using - the skills necessary to understanding the many ways people try to influence thought and win agreement.

Online students should click here to go to our course portal in Blackboard.



link to the Philosophy of Religion

In this course, expect to spend plenty of time discussing the ways in which religion inspires, challenges and confounds thought.


Logic is a careful study of the basics of argument and the main forms of reasoning encountered in such arguments (yes, much of it is a bit like math!).