The philosophy area 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 area 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.
Associate in Arts (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60
Select a course number below to see a course description.
Required General Education Courses
|ENGL 110||COMPOSITION I ||3|
|ENGL 111||COMPOSITION II  ||3|
|COMM 110||INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY ||3|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE **||9|
|LIFE SCIENCE/PHYSICAL SCIENCE *||7|
|PHIL 110||INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY ||3|
|PHIL 111||LOGIC ||3|
|FINE ARTS *||3|
Required Program Courses
|ELEMENTARY FOREIGN LANGUAGE I ||4|
|ELEMENTARY FOREIGN LANGUAGE II ||4|
|PHIL 112||COMPARATIVE RELIGIONS ||3|
|PHIL 115||ETHICS ||3|
|PHIL 116||PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION ||3|
|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.
Students enrolled in the Associate in Arts degree program must meet with their assigned academic advisor to plan a specific course schedule meeting Illinois Central College and personal requirements in addition to requirements for the institution to which transfer is intended.
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|
Program Contact Information
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