Barry Vaughan, Ph.D.

Residential Faculty - Philosophy and Religious Studies

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Office: BP 43A - Room: 43

480-461-7620

480-461-7620 (alt)

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM2:00 PM - 3:00 PM2:00 PM - 3:00 PM2:00 PM - 3:00 PM12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Classes Taught

Spring 2022

PHI101 Introduction to Philosophy 3 Credits
General consideration of human nature and the nature of the universe. Knowledge, perception, freedom and determinism, and the existence of God. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29191
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Class Ended

Notes: All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

30417
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 30417 Students may contact instructor at: barry.vaughn@mesacc.edu

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

28602
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022
TuTh
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Class Ended

Notes: All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

28601
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/19/2022 - 05/13/2022
MoWe
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Class Ended

Notes: All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

PHI103 Introduction to Logic 3 Credits
Informal logic, logical fallacies, elementary symbolic logic, analysis of argument forms, and construction of proofs for validity.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101, or ENG107, or equivalent.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU], Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29190
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022

Class Ended

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 29190 Students may contact instructor at: barry.vaughan@mesacc.edu

Summer 2022

PHI103 Introduction to Logic 3 Credits
Informal logic, logical fallacies, elementary symbolic logic, analysis of argument forms, and construction of proofs for validity.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101, or ENG107, or equivalent.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU], Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
16174
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
07/05/2022 - 08/04/2022

Open

16 of 25
Seats Available

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 16174 Students may contact instructor at: barry.vaughan@mesacc.edu

REL250 Religion in Ireland: Neolithic to Early Medieval 3 Credits
Survey of the Ancient religious traditions of Ireland. Students investigate the beliefs and practices of Irish Religions in the context of their social, economical and political systems from the late Neolithic to the early Medieval periods (4000 BCE-700 CE). Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Historical Awareness [H], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
17392
MC OFFSITE
Ireland Study Abroad
Study Abroad
Lecture
06/06/2022 - 06/30/2022
MoTuWeTh
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Open

1 of 18
Seats Available

Notes: Class 17392 is part of a study abroad program in Athlone, Ireland. Please visit www.mesacc.edu/study-abroad for information and costs or contact Dr. Barry Vaughan at barry.vaughan@mesacc.edu for any questions.

Fall 2022

PHI101 Introduction to Philosophy 3 Credits
General consideration of human nature and the nature of the universe. Knowledge, perception, freedom and determinism, and the existence of God. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29284
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
MoWeFr
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Open

15 of 15
Seats Available

29285
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
MoWe
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Open

8 of 15
Seats Available

Notes: All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

29286
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
08/23/2022 - 12/16/2022
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Open

15 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 29286 Students may contact instructor at: barry.vaughan@mesacc.edu

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

PHI103 Introduction to Logic 3 Credits
Informal logic, logical fallacies, elementary symbolic logic, analysis of argument forms, and construction of proofs for validity.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101, or ENG107, or equivalent.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU], Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29295
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
08/23/2022 - 12/16/2022
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

21 of 25
Seats Available

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 29295 Students may contact instructor at: barry.vaughan@mesacc.edu

PHI105 Introduction to Ethics 3 Credits
A survey of ethical theory in Western Philosophy, including the major normative theories and selected metaethical theories. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29287
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
MoWe
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Open

17 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 29287 Students may contact instructor at: barry.vaughan@mesacc.edu

All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

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