Students completing the Associate in Arts in Philosophy will expand their ability to evaluate philosophical positions critically and systematically, and to formulate and defend philosophical positions.
A degree in Philosophy leads to a broad range of employment opportunities in a variety of industries such as business, law and healthcare professions.
To earn an Associate in Arts in Philosophy, students must complete 21 specified units, plus General Education Degree Requirements.
In addition to General Education degree requirements, complete the following:
|PHIL M01/M01H||Introduction to Philosophy||3|
|PHIL M02/M02H||Introduction to Ethics||3|
|PHIL M09||Introduction to Symbolic Logic||3|
|PHIL M13||The Classical Mind||3|
|PHIL M14||The Modern Mind||3|
|Units from Elective Courses||6|
|PHIL M03||Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy||3|
|PHIL M05||Critical Thinking and Analytic Writing||3|
|PHIL M07||Introduction to Logic||3|
|PHIL M08||Philosophy of Religion||3|
|Total Required Major Units: 21|
|MC General Education Pattern: 28|
Double-Counted Units: 6 - 9
Electives to meet 60 associate degree units: 17 - 20
|Total Required for the AA Degree: 60|
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- demonstrate the ability to evaluate philosophical positions critically and systematically.
- demonstrate the ability to formulate and defend philosophical positions.
- master the ability to write well-reasoned, well-integrated essays about materials recently studied.
- master the ability to orally defend positions.