2022-2023 College Catalog 
    Feb 05, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog

Philosophy Associate in Arts for Transfer

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The curriculum in the Philosophy program is designed to provide the transfer student an Associate in Arts in Philosophy for Transfer degree by providing the necessary breadth in the field and the ability to complete both preparatory coursework for philosophy along with courses required for general education. Students who complete the Associate in Arts in Philosophy for Transfer receive priority admission to the California State University system, though admission to a specific campus is not guaranteed. While an associate degree may support attempts to gain employment or promotion, a baccalaureate degree or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers, which can be achieved through transfer. Majoring in Philosophy is an excellent way of preparing for law school or preparing careers that involve facility in writing skills, reasoning, analysis, and information processing.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Identify and evaluate the main philosophical theories in metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics in the Western tradition.
  • Use logical principles (i.e. formal and/or informal logic) and apply them to everyday examples.
  • Recognize and understand the universalizing, structuring, and metaphorical power of language as it affects thinking and theorizing.

Graduation Requirements
The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education –Breadth Requirements.
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must earn a “C” (or “P” Pass) or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
Course ID Title Units
REQUIRED CORE: Select two (6 units)
PHIL 12  * Introduction to Logic 3
PHIL 1  * or Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 1H  * Honors Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 15  * Introduction to Ethics 3
List A: Select one (3 units)
PHIL 5  * History of Modern Philosophy 3
List B: Select two (6 units)
HIST 62   European History to 1650 3
HIST 63   European History since 1650 3
PHIL 14  * Philosophy of Religion 3
PHIL 10  * World Religions 3
List C: Select one (3 units)
HUM 1  * Introduction to Humanities 3



*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation, see course description.


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