Barry F. 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
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM9:30 AM - 10:25 AM11:00 AM - 12:00 PM9:30 AM - 10:25 AM11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Office hours live and online (https://maricopa.webex.com/meet/bvaughan)

Classes Taught

Spring 2024

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
27837
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Class Ended

Notes: Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

28747
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

27329
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/17/2024 - 05/10/2024
MoWe
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

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
29245
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/17/2024 - 05/10/2024
MoWe
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Class Ended

Spring Flex Start 2024

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
34763

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
03/18/2024 - 05/10/2024

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.

Open Educational Resources (OER) are learning, teaching, and research materials in any format and medium that reside in the public domain or have an open license copyright that permits no-cost access, re-use, re-purpose, retention, redistribution, and adaptation by others.

Class 34763 Students may contact instructor at: barry.vaughan@mesacc.edu

29666

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
03/18/2024 - 05/10/2024

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.

Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

Class 29666 Students may contact instructor at: barry.vaughan@mesacc.edu

Summer 2024

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
15358

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
07/01/2024 - 08/01/2024

Closed

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 15358 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
15164
MC OFFSITE

Ireland Study Abroad

Study Abroad
Lecture
06/03/2024 - 06/27/2024
MoTuWeTh
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Open

10 of 35
Seats Available

Notes: Class 15164 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 2024

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
14039
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

11 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

14040
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Open

18 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

15946
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Open

16 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

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
15945
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

9 of 20
Seats Available

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
15947
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Open

13 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Degrees & Awards

BA Religious Studies, Oklahoma Baptist University (1986)

MA Philosophy, Baylor University (1988)

MA Religious Studies, Baylor University (1990)

PhD Philosophy, University of Oklahoma (1999)

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