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Philosophy (PHIL)



The following Philosophy degree is offered:

AA-T - Philosophy

Required Program Units
A minimum of six (6) units from the following: 6
   PHIL 300 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
       or PHIL 310 Introduction to Ethics (3)
   PHIL 325 Symbolic Logic (3) (3)
A minimum of three (3) units from the following: 3
   PHIL 330 History of Classical Philosophy (3)
   PHIL 331 History of Modern Philosophy (3)
A minimum of nine (9) units from the following: 9
Select 6 units from Philosophy Electives (not already chosen), and 3 units from either Philosophy Electives
(not already chosen) or Humanities Electives.
Philosophy Electives
PHIL 300 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
PHIL 310 Introduction to Ethics (3)
PHIL 320 Logic and Critical Reasoning (3)
PHIL 328 Critical Reasoning and Composition (3)
PHIL 330 History of Classical Philosophy (3)
PHIL 331 History of Modern Philosophy (3)
PHIL 350 Philosophy of Religion (3)
PHIL 352 Introduction to World Religions (3)
Humanities Electives
ENGLT 310 English Literature I (3)
ENGLT 311 English Literature II (3)
ENGLT 313 Arthurian and Chivalric Literature (3)
ENGLT 319 Introduction to English Epic Poetry (3)
ENGLT 320 American Literature I (3)
ENGLT 321 American Literature II (3)
ENGLT 330 African American Literature (3)
ENGLT 339 Postmodern American Fiction (3)
ENGLT 340 World Literature I (3)
ENGLT 341 World Literature II (3)
ENGLT 345 Mythologies of the World (3)
ENGLT 360 Women in Literature (3)
ENGLT 402 Introduction to Shakespeare and Film (3)
HIST 307 History of World Civilizations to 1500 (3)
HIST 308 History of World Civilizations, 1500 to Present (3)
HUM 300 Classical Humanities (3)
HUM 310 Modern Humanities (3)
HUM 320 Asian Humanities (3)
HUM 325 Arts and Humanities of the Islamic World (3)
HUM 332 American Humanities (3)
HUM 370 Women and the Creative Imagination (3)

The Associate of Arts in Philosophy for Transfer Degree program provides students with a major that fulfills the general requirements for transfer to the California State University. Students with this degree will receive priority admission with junior status to the California State University system. Students should work closely with their Folsom Lake College counselor to ensure that they are taking the appropriate coursework to prepare for majoring in Philosophy at the institution they wish to transfer to because major and general education requirements may vary for each CSU and the degree may only transfer to specific institutions.

This program has the following completion requirements:
1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
  A. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
  B. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
AD-Ts also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and analyze arguments, including their underlying assumptions, by applying logical and theoretical models or tools.
  • Describe a range of central philosophical problems and some of the main arguments for and against them in epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics.
  • Understand and describe major philosophical figures, movements, and themes in at least two major historical periods.
  • Develop and cogently support his/her own positions on major philosophical issues.

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