The discipline of philosophy is a fundamental course of study for all college students. Philosophy courses explore enduring human concerns regarding the nature of knowledge, reality, the mind, and values. Students are trained to understand and analyze classic philosophical texts as well as to think critically about contemporary issues relating to social justice, human rights, the environment, technology, art, and religion. Philosophy courses help to instill lifelong habits of questioning, analyzing, and exploring alternative viewpoints. The study of philosophy also develops critical reading, writing, and thinking skills that are crucial for success at the university level.
Degrees & Certificates
Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T), Philosophy
Associate in Arts in Philosophy for Transfer is designed to guide students in the exploration of a diversity of philosophical ideas and to enhance their critical thinking, logic, and imaginative skills. Students who complete the philosophy degree will be able to explain, analyze, and assess a wide variety of philosophical issues. A second purpose is to prepare students for transfer to a university. Upon completion of their program, philosophy majors will be able to describe and analyze various philosophical problems with both academic and practical applications. They will be able to utilize critical thinking and logic skills in philosophical contexts as well as other academic and non-academic areas.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Describe philosophical problems and apply critical thinking and logic skills to analyze them.