Program Overview

Philosophy is a disciplined reflection on the human condition. It can be an analysis and criticism of ideas and statements, or an attempt to synthesize all experience and knowledge, or an exploration of the meaning of life and how best to live it. Critical thinking is developed while examining peoples' responses to fundamental questions.

Program Requirements

AA Degree Requirements Major: Core and Selective Requirements
Complete Core Courses, 6 units Units
PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy 3 units
OR
PHIL 240 Introduction to Ethics 3 units
PHIL 200 Introduction to Logic 3 units
Selective Courses, choose a minimum of 12 units from the following:
List A, choose 3 units from the following: Units
Any Core course not already used 3 units
PHIL 160 History of Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval 3 units
PHIL 175 Modern Philosophy 3 units
PHIL 190 Contemporary Philosophy 3 units
List B, choose 6 units from the following: Units
Any List A course not already used 3 units
HIST 100 History of Western Civilization I 3 units
HIST 101 History of Western Civilization II 3 units
PHIL 312 Introduction to Philosophy of Religion 3 units
List C, chose 3 units from the following: Units
Select any List A course not already used 3 units
Select any List B course not already used 3 units
PHIL 103 Critical Thinking 3 units
PHIL 300 Introduction to World Religions 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 18

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.