The degree provides students with a foundation in philosophical inquiry. Upon successful completion, students will understand the major concepts and issues that have shaped philosophical traditions. This will include the ability to critically analyze contemporary social and moral issues and to assess the influential positions on theories of truth and the nature of reality. The student will also be able to analyze the logical structure of arguments and the rules of critical reasoning in their own and others' writing and thinking. Competencies will be assessed regularly through examinations, projects, and written reports. This major prepares students to pursue careers in education, law, health, and other fields where analytical skills are required.
El Camino College Major Requirements
Philosophy 3, 5 or 8; Philosophy 10, 11
Two courses from Philosophy 2, 7, 12, 14, 23
One course from: History 141, English 23, 31, 36
Total Units: 21
Preparation for the Transfer Major
The following transfer guide sheets provide the lower division requirements or prerequisites for a specific major at a four-year university. Students will also need to complete transfer admission and general education requirements for the university they plan to attend. Not all majors and universities are provided in this list. For a more complete listing, please check ASSIST for CSU and UC campuses.
The information on these documents is subject to change without notice. Please review a current catalog of the transfer campus, the ASSIST website, and consult with a counselor for more information.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON (2009-2010)
Philosophy 2, 8
Note: Philosophy electives: 12 units total, no more than 6 units of lower division courses, which have not been used to fulfill other requirements.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH (2009-2010)
Philosophy 2 or 3 or 23; Philosophy 10, 11
Note: Up to 12 lower division units may be counted toward the major.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES (2009-2010)
English 1C; Philosophy 2 Pre-law option: add Philosophy 5 or 8
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, NORTHRIDGE (2009-2010)
Philosophy 10, 11
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS (2008-2009)
Philosophy 2 or 10 or 11; Philosophy 3 or 23
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE (2008-2009)
Philosophy 8, 10, 11; French 4 or German 4 or Japan 4 or Spanish 4;
Choose at least one course from each area: Choose one from each area: Writing: English 1A, 1B, 1C; one from Literature: English 10, 11, 12, 15A, 15B, 35, 36, 40A, 40B; one from History: History 1A, 1B, 3, 4, 22; one from Philosophy: Philosophy 2, 7, 10, 11, 23
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES (2009-2010)
Philosophy 3, 11; one additional course from: Philosophy 7 or 8 or 23
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE (2009-2010)
Option: Law and Society: add Psychology 9B
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO (2009-2010)
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA (2009-2010)
Option I: Core Philosophy: Philosophy 8; recommended: Philosophy 10, 11
Option II: Ethics/Public Policy: Philosophy 3, 8
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ (2008-2009)
Philosophy 2 or 3 or 11