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Feeling sick? Depressed? Anxious? Suspect you may have an eating disorder? Other problems? Stop by the Student Health CenterThe Counseling Center is located in the Health Center.

(As a regularly enrolled student at CSUSB, you pay a Student Health Fee and you are automatically eligible for health and counseling care at the Student Health and Psychological Counseling Center.)

Here is a link to the CSUSB Food Pantry.

Note links to used-book stores here and here You can find very good prices for your textbooks online and save money this way.


Here is a very helpful guide to grammar.  You should read it and consult it often. The ability to write clearly is a crucial skill. Work at it and ask your professors to help you! Make use of the Writing Center in UH-387.


Here is a link to a page from the Learning Center, with lots of helpful information on studying, note-taking, test-taking, and the like.

All students should know the University guidelines on plagiarism. See the CSUSB Catalog. Penalties include expulsion from school.

On plagiarism and what it is. (This is not official for CSUSB.)

A great financial aid page!

If you are not a Mac user, you will need Acrobat Reader to read PDF files. Make sure you have the most recent version. Libre Office is free and will let you read Word documents.


If you send me an e-mail (mld @ csusb . edu), please put the class name in the subject (e.g. Phil 194). Please e-mail me from your CSUSB account.


The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is a very helpful resource for learning more about various philosophical topics.



Note that if you do not get a check on the short homework assignments, you may make them up. To do this, you must go to the Writing Center in UH-387. Work with them on the paper and turn in another copy with a note from the Writing Center saying that you have worked with them on the paper.

Make Sure You Proofread Papers. Have someone read them aloud to you to make sure you've written what you want to write.

If you are in need of an accommodation for a disability in order to participate in class, please let me know ASAP and also contact Services to Students with Disabilities at UH-183, (909)537-5238.


What is a philosophy degree at CSUSB like?  What can I do with one?

Check out the CSUSB Philosophy Facebook Page



Philosophy 472:  Topics in Philosophy of Religion:  Philosophical Theology


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How to read philosophy

Validity and Soundness


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