Philosophy (AA-T Degree A0424)

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
Introduction to Logic
Introduction to Logic - Honors
Plus one course from:
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Philosophy - Honors
Introduction to Ethics
Introduction to Ethics - Honors
Choose three units from the following list or any course not selected from core courses
Critical Thinking and Writing
Critical Thinking and Writing - Honors
Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking and Writing
Critical Thinking and Writing - Honors
Major World Religions
Major World Religions - Honors
Introduction to Ancient Philosophy
Introduction to Ancient Philosophy - Honors
Introduction to Modern Philosophy
Introduction to Modern Philosophy - 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

Program Learning Outcomes

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