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Philosophy

Associate in Arts (Transfer Program) - 60 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:

The philosophy program of study is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university for completion of a baccalaureate degree. Students concentrate on building a strong foundation in philosophy, writing and critical thinking. The philosophy course of study is designed for students who have as educational goals: (1) teaching at the college or university level; (2) pre-professional majors, especially law; (3) undecided college transfer plans; (4) self-improvement in the areas of reading, writing, critical thinking and problem solving; (5) students who are deeply curious and strongly motivated by questions of life, death, God, meaning, purpose, value and the nature of reality.

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
ENGL 110; PHIL 110; Social Science; Life Science; Elementary Foreign Language I

Spring Semester 1:
ENGL 111; PHIL 111; Social Science; Physical Science; Elementary Foreign Language II

Fall Semester 2:
COMM 110; PHIL 112; Social Science; Mathematics; Humanities Elective

Spring Semester 2:
PHIL 115; PHIL 116; Fine Arts; Humanities Elective


Course Information:
Required General Education Courses
CourseNameCredit
FINE ARTS *3
LIFE SCIENCE *3 to 4
MATHEMATICS *3
PHYSICAL SCIENCE *4
SOCIAL SCIENCE **3
SOCIAL SCIENCE **3
SOCIAL SCIENCE **3
COMM 110COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE 3
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
ENGL 111COMPOSITION II  3
PHIL 110INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY 3
PHIL 111LOGIC 3
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
ELEMENTARY FOREIGN LANGUAGE I 4
ELEMENTARY FOREIGN LANGUAGE II 4
PHIL 112COMPARATIVE RELIGIONS 3
PHIL 115ETHICS 3
PHIL 116PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION 3
Elective Courses
CourseNameCredit
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE ***6

* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts Degree.
** Recommended Social Sciences are HIST 117, PSY 110 and SOC 110.
*** Recommended Humanities electives include Intermediate Foreign Language II, or HUMAN 125, and any INTST course.

For Program Information Contact:

Social Sciences and Public Services Department
Room 220D
(309)694-5331