2016-2017 College Catalog 
    
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2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy, A.A.


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The curriculum in the Philosophy Associate Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering majors related to this field, earning the associate degree would support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion.

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.

Total Units for the Major: 18


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

Associate in Arts Degree


Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate in Arts degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees


Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.

Suggested coursework not required for the major: Four college semesters, or the equivalent, of a foreign language are strongly recommended. Art history, English literature, history, interdisciplinary studies courses, and psychology or other social sciences are also recommended.

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