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.
PHILOSOPHY AA-T REQUIREMENTS
Required Core: Philosophy 106 and Philosophy 101 or 103
List A: 3 units- Philosophy 105, 111, 112, 113, or 114
List B: 6 units –Any course not already selected in List A, History 140, History 141, Philosophy 107
List C: 3 units – Any course not already selected from List A or B, Philosophy 115, 117 (or Political Science 7). Note: Political Science 7 and Philosophy 117 are the same course.
Total Units: 18
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.