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Humanities and Social Science Division

Philosophy studies basic issues in ethics, social philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, and contemporary philosophies of life. Special consideration is given to an understanding of sound thinking and constructing well thought out arguments.
The degree program requires students to develop a foundational knowledge necessary to pursue post-secondary degrees in philosophy and a variety of specializations in the field. Moreover, the program fosters critical thinking and critically analysis of philosophical arguments. The degree provides students with a core curriculum that instills the knowledge, skills, and practices of philosophical content, theory and methodology.  The Associate in Arts in Philosophy for Transfer degree is designed to assist students in seamlessly transferring to a CSU major in Philosophy.
To earn an Associate in Arts in Philosophy for Transfer degree, a student must complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU system that consist of the IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units.  Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better.  Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirement.

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  • Philosophy, AA-T

    Humanities and Social Science Division

    Philosophy studies basic issues in ethics, social philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, and contemporary philosophies of life. Special consideration is given to an understanding of sound thinking and constructing well thought out arguments.
    The degree program requires students to develop a foundational knowledge necessary to pursue post-secondary degrees in philosophy and a variety of specializations in the field. Moreover, the program fosters critical thinking and critically analysis of philosophical arguments. The degree provides students with a core curriculum that instills the knowledge, skills, and practices of philosophical content, theory and methodology.  The Associate in Arts in Philosophy for Transfer degree is designed to assist students in seamlessly transferring to a CSU major in Philosophy.
    To earn an Associate in Arts in Philosophy for Transfer degree, a student must complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU system that consist of the IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units.  Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better.  Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirement.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    CORE COURSES6
    PHIL 3
    Introduction to Logic
    or PHIL 3H
    Introduction to Logic - Honors
    Plus one course from:
    PHIL 5
    Introduction to Philosophy
    or PHIL 5H
    Introduction to Philosophy - Honors
    PHIL 12
    Introduction to Ethics
    or PHIL 12H
    Introduction to Ethics - Honors
    LIST A3
    Choose three units from the following list or any course not selected from core courses
    PHIL 20A
    History of Ancient Philosophy
    or PHIL 20AH
    History of Ancient Philosophy - Honors
    PHIL 20B
    History of Modern Philosophy
    or PHIL 20BH
    History of Modern Philosophy - Honors
    PHIL 8
    Critical Thinking
    PHIL 9
    Critical Thinking and Writing
    or PHIL 9H
    Critical Thinking and Writing - Honors
    PHIL 15
    Major World Religions
    or PHIL 15H
    Major World Religions - Honors
    ENGL 1C
    Critical Thinking and Writing
    or ENGL 1CH
    Critical Thinking and Writing - Honors
    LIST B: Select any two courses from LIST A not already used.6-7
    LIST C: Select any one course from LIST A not already used3-4
    Total Units for the Major18-19
    CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern 1
    Total Units 60

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