Required Core Courses: Select two (6 units)

PHIL 1 Introduction to Philosophy 3 units
PHIL 2 Introduction to Logic 3 units
  OR  
PHIL 3 Introduction to Ethics 3 units

List A: Select one (3 units)

Any course from Required Core not already used

PHIL 17 Logic & Critical Reasoning 3 units
PHIL 22 Philosophy of Religion 3 units

List B: Select two (6 units)

Any course from List A not already used

 HIST 4A  Western Civilization I: Pre-History to 1500 CE  3 units
 HIST 4B  Western Civilization II: 1500 CE to Present  3 units

List C: Select one (3 units)

Any course from List A or B not already used

PHIL 5 Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy 3 units

Total Major Units  18 units
GE Units (CSU GE or IGETC)  37-39 units
Total Degree Units  60 units

Students must complete the following requirements:

  • 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units
  • the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern
  • a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district
  • obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis

Students are not required to complete the information competency requirements, PE requirements or cultural diversity requirements found in other degrees at the College.

Required Core Courses: 9 units

PHIL 1 Introduction to Philosophy 3 units
PHIL 2 Introduction to Logic 3 units
PHIL 3 Introduction to Ethics 3 units

List A: 3 units

PHIL 4 Patterns in Comparative Religions 3 units
PHIL 16 Religious Pluralism in the United States 3 units
PHIL 21 World Philosophers on Death 3 units

List B: 9 units

PHIL 5 Introduction to Social ad Political Philosophy 3 units
PHIL 12 Introduction to Environmental Ethics 3 units
PHIL 17 Logic & Critical Reasoning 3 units
PHIL 22 Philosophy of Religion 3 units

Total Units 21 units

The A.A. in Philosophy will provide students with the ability to think logically, critically, and philosophically. In developing these skills, students will be introduced to a wide range of philosophical topics. After earning this degree, students will have the skills necessary to perform in-depth critical analysis and theorizing. Courses in this program can be used simultaneously to complete General Education Requirements for UC and CSU. After completing an A.A. degree in Philosophy, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate clarity and rigor of thought and expression.
  • Evaluate reasoning in order to develop precise and persuasive arguments and resistance to incorrect arguments.
  • Apply philosophy’s analytical approach to people’s most basic assumptions about the world and human experience.
  • Analyze the vitality and relevance of classical philosophical debates to contemporary life.
  • Identify and describe characteristics of diverse multicultural traditions.
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