Philosophy

Associate Degrees for Transfer

A.A.-T. in Philosophy

The Associate in 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.

ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
A minimum of 6 units from the following: 6
PHIL 300 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
   or PHIL 310 Introduction to Ethics (3)
PHIL 325 Symbolic Logic (3)
A minimum of 3 units from the following: 3
PHIL 330 History of Classical Philosophy (3)
PHIL 331 History of Modern Philosophy (3)
A minimum of 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)
Total Units: 18

The Associate in Arts in Philosophy for Transfer (AA-T) degree may be obtained by completion of 60 transferable, semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, including (a) the major or area of emphasis described in the Required Program, and (b) either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.

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.

Career Information

Given the general analytic skills developed in a philosophy curriculum, career opportunities are diverse. While undergraduate study in philosophy is an excellent preparation for law school and other professional schools, philosophy majors have successful careers in health professions, local, state, and federal government, business, clergy, science, and information technology. People with advanced degrees in philosophy typically seek employment as teachers and professors.

Associate Degrees

A.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies: Arts and Humanities

The Interdisciplinary Studies degree is designed for students who wish to obtain a broad knowledge of arts and sciences plus additional coursework in a prescribed “Area of Emphasis”. This program is a good choice for students planning on transferring to the California State University or University of California. The student will be able to satisfy general education requirements, plus focus on transferable coursework that relates to a specific major and/or individual interest. This degree will have an "Area of Emphasis" in Arts and Humanities. These courses emphasize the study of cultural, literary, and humanistic activities and artistic expression of human beings. Students will evaluate and interpret the ways in which people throughout the ages in different cultures have responded to themselves and the world around them in artistic and cultural creation and expression (Arts and Humanities). Students will learn to value aesthetic understanding and incorporate these concepts when constructing value judgments (Possible majors at a four-year institution include, but are not limited to: Art, English, Foreign Language, Humanities, Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, and Theatre Arts).

It is highly recommended that students consult a counselor to determine the classes within each area that will best prepare them for their intended transfer major.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
A minimum of 18 units from the following: 18
Select courses from at least three different disciplines.
ART 300 Drawing and Composition I (3)
ART 302 Drawing and Composition II (3)
ART 304 Figure Drawing I (3)
ART 305 Figure Drawing II (3)
ART 308 Perspective Drawing (3)
ART 310 Pen and Ink Drawing (3)
ART 312 Portrait Drawing (3)
ART 320 Design: Fundamentals (3)
ART 323 Design: Color Theory (3)
ART 327 Painting I (3)
ART 328 Painting II (3)
ART 332 Oil Painting (3)
ART 334 Acrylic Painting (3)
ART 336 Watercolor Painting (3)
ART 337 Intermediate Watercolor Painting (3)
ART 361 Printmaking: Survey (3)
ART 370 Three Dimensional Design (3)
ART 372 Sculpture (3)
ART 373 Intermediate Sculpture (3)
ART 383 Metal Design: Emphasis In Fabrication (3)
ART 386 Intermediate Metal Design: Emphasis in Fabrication (3)
ART 387 Intermediate Metal Design: Emphasis in Forming (3)
ART 390 Ceramics (3)
ART 402 Beginning Clay Sculpture (3)
ART 404 Intermediate Clay Sculpture (3)
ART 430 Art and Children (3)
ARTH 300 Introduction to Art (3)
ARTH 303 Art Survey: Ancient to 14th Century (3)
ARTH 304 Ancient Art (3)
ARTH 306 Medieval Art (3)
ARTH 307 Italian Renaissance Art (3)
ARTH 309 Art Survey: Renaissance to 19th Century (3)
ARTH 311 Art Survey: Modern Art (3)
ARTH 312 Women in Art (3)
ARTH 318 History of American Art (3)
ARTH 324 Art of the Americas (3)
ARTH 325 Native American Art History (3)
ARTH 328 Survey of African Art (3)
ARTH 330 Survey of African-American Art (3)
ARTH 332 Asian Art (3)
ARTH 333 Introduction to Islamic Art (3)
COMM 305 Oral Interpretation (3)
DANCE 380 World Dance History (3)
ENGCW 400 Creative Writing (3)
ENGCW 410 Fiction Writing Workshop (3)
ENGCW 420 Poetry Writing Workshop (3)
ENGCW 430 Creative Non-Fiction Writing Workshop (3)
ENGLT 303 Introduction to the Short Story (3)
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 370 Children and Literature (3)
ENGLT 402 Introduction to Shakespeare and Film (3)
ENGWR 301 College Composition and Literature (3)
FREN 401 Elementary French (4)
FREN 402 Elementary French (4)
FREN 411 Intermediate French (4)
FREN 412 Intermediate French (4)
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)
MUFHL 300 Introduction to Music (3)
MUFHL 308 Introduction to Music: Rock & Roll (3)
MUFHL 310 Survey of Music History and Literature (Greek Antiquity to 1750) (3)
MUFHL 311 Survey of Music History and Literature (1750 to the present) (3)
MUFHL 321 Basic Musicianship (3)
MUFHL 330 World Music (3)
MUFHL 400 Music Theory and Musicianship I (4)
MUFHL 401 Music Theory and Musicianship II (4)
MUFHL 410 Music Theory and Musicianship III (4)
MUIVI 310 Voice Class I (2)
MUIVI 311 Voice Class II (2)
MUIVI 345 Beginning Piano I (1 - 2)
MUIVI 346 Beginning Piano II (1 - 2)
MUIVI 370 Beginning Guitar (2)
MUIVI 371 Intermediate Guitar (2)
MUP 350 Concert Choir I (2)
MUP 357 College Chorus (2)
PHIL 300 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
PHIL 310 Introduction to Ethics (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)
SILA 305 American Sign Language 1 (4)
SILA 306 American Sign Language 2 (4)
SILA 315 American Sign Language 3 (4)
SILA 316 American Sign Language 4 (4)
SPAN 401 Elementary Spanish (4)
SPAN 402 Elementary Spanish (4)
SPAN 411 Intermediate Spanish (4)
SPAN 412 Intermediate Spanish (4)
TA 300 Introduction to the Theatre (3)
TA 302 History and Theory of the Theatre I (3)
TA 303 History and Theory of the Theatre II (3)
TA 304 Women in Theatre (3)
TA 310 Introduction to Film (3)
TA 340 Beginning Acting (3)
TA 350 Theory and Techniques of Acting I (3)
TA 351 Theory and Techniques of Acting II (3)
TA 422 Stage Lighting (3)
TAFILM 300 Introduction to Film (3)
TAFILM 303 History of Film: 1880's through 1950's (3)
TAFILM 304 History of Film: 1950's to Present (3)
TAFILM 360 Screenwriting (3)
TAP 300 Modern Rehearsal and Performance I (1 - 3)
TAP 301 Modern Rehearsal and Performance II (1 - 3)
TAP 302 Modern Rehearsal and Performance III (1 - 3)
TAP 303 Modern Rehearsal and Performance IV (1 - 3)
TAP 310 Modern Technical Production I (1 - 3)
TAP 311 Modern Technical Production II (1 - 3)
TAP 312 Modern Technical Production III (1 - 3)
TAP 313 Modern Technical Production IV (1 - 3)
TAP 320 Classical Rehearsal and Performance I (1 - 3)
TAP 321 Classical Rehearsal and Performance II (1 - 3)
TAP 322 Classical Rehearsal and Performance III (1 - 3)
TAP 323 Classical Rehearsal and Performance IV (1 - 3)
TAP 330 Classical Technical Production I (1 - 3)
TAP 331 Classical Technical Production II (1 - 3)
TAP 332 Classical Technical Production III (1 - 3)
TAP 333 Classical Technical Production IV (1 - 3)
TAP 340 Musical Rehearsal and Performance I (1 - 3)
TAP 341 Musical Rehearsal and Performance II (1 - 3)
TAP 342 Musical Rehearsal and Performance III (1 - 3)
TAP 343 Musical Rehearsal and Performance IV (1 - 3)
TAP 350 Musical Technical Production I (1 - 3)
TAP 351 Musical Technical Production II (1 - 3)
TAP 352 Musical Technical Production III (1 - 3)
TAP 353 Musical Technical Production IV (1 - 3)
TAP 360 Children's Theatre Rehearsal and Performance I (1 - 3)
TAP 361 Children's Theatre Rehearsal and Performance II (1 - 3)
TAP 362 Children's Theatre Rehearsal and Performance III (1 - 3)
TAP 363 Children's Theatre Rehearsal and Performance IV (1 - 3)
TAP 370 Children's Theatre Technical Production I (1 - 3)
TAP 371 Children's Theatre Technical Production II (1 - 3)
TAP 372 Children's Theatre Technical Production III (1 - 3)
TAP 373 Children's Theatre Technical Production IV (1 - 3)
TAP 380 Repertory/Touring Rehearsal and Performance I (1 - 3)
TAP 381 Repertory/Touring Rehearsal and Performance II (1 - 3)
TAP 382 Repertory/Touring Rehearsal and Performance III (1 - 3)
TAP 383 Repertory/Touring Rehearsal and Performance IV (1 - 3)
TAP 390 Repertory and Touring Technical Production I (1 - 3)
TAP 391 Repertory and Touring Technical Production II (1 - 3)
TAP 392 Repertory and Touring Technical Production III (1 - 3)
TAP 393 Repertory and Touring Technical Production IV (1 - 3)
Total Units: 18

The Interdisciplinary Studies: Arts and Humanities Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See FLC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • evaluate and interpret the ways in which people throughout the ages in different cultures have responded to themselves and the world around them in artistic and cultural creation and expression (Arts and Humanities).

A.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies: Communication and English

The Interdisciplinary Studies degree is designed for students who wish a broad knowledge of arts and sciences plus additional coursework in a prescribed “Area of Emphasis”. This program is a good choice for students planning on transferring to the California State University or University of California. The student will be able to satisfy general education requirements, plus focus on transferable coursework that relates to a specific major and/or individual interest. This degree will have an "Area of Emphasis" in Communication and English. These courses emphasize the content of communication as well as the form and should provide an understanding of the psychological basis and the social significance of communication. Students will be able to assess communication as the process of human symbolic interaction. Students will also develop skills in the areas of reasoning and advocacy, organization, accuracy, and reading and listening effectively. Students will be able to integrate important concepts of critical thinking as related to the development of analysis and critical evaluation. Students will also learn to reason inductively and deductively in order to make important decisions regarding life and society at large. (Possible majors at a four-year institution include, but are not limited to: English, communication and philosophy.)

It is highly recommended that students consult a counselor to determine the classes within each area that will best prepare them for their intended transfer major.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
A minimum of 18 units from the following: 18
You must select courses from three different disciplines.
COMM 301 Introduction to Public Speaking (3)
COMM 311 Argumentation and Debate (3)
COMM 315 Persuasion (3)
COMM 331 Group Discussion (3)
COMM 361 The Communication Experience (3)
ENGRD 310 Critical Reading as Critical Thinking (3)
ENGWR 300 College Composition (3)
ENGWR 301 College Composition and Literature (3)
ENGWR 302 Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking (3)
PHIL 300 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
PHIL 320 Logic and Critical Reasoning (3)
PHIL 325 Symbolic Logic (3)
PHIL 328 Critical Reasoning and Composition (3)
Total Units: 18

The Interdisciplinary Studies: Communication and English Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See FLC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • analyze critically, argue persuasively, and communicate clearly (Communication and English).

A.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies: Social and Behavioral Sciences

The Interdisciplinary Studies degree is designed for students who wish a broad knowledge of arts and sciences plus additional coursework in a prescribed “Area of Emphasis”. This program is a good choice for students planning on transferring to the California State University or University of California. The student will be able to satisfy general education requirements, plus focus on transferable coursework that relates to a specific major and/or individual interest. This degree will have an "Area of Emphasis" in Social and Behavioral Sciences. These courses emphasize the perspectives, concepts, theories, and methodologies of the disciplines typically found in the vast variety of disciplines that comprise study in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Students will study about themselves and others as members of a larger society. Topics and discussions to stimulate critical thinking about ways people have acted in response to their societies will allow students to evaluate how societies and social subgroups operate. (Possible majors at a four-year institution include, but are not limited to: history, sociology, social studies, psychology, and family consumer science.)

It is highly recommended that students consult a counselor to determine the classes within each area that will best prepare them for their intended transfer major.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
A minimum of 18 units from the following: 18
Select courses from at least 3 different disciplines.
ADMJ 300 Introduction to Administration of Justice (3)
ADMJ 302 Community Relations: Multicultural Issues (3)
ADMJ 320 Concepts of Criminal Law (3)
ANTH 310 Cultural Anthropology (3)
ANTH 319 Visual Anthropology: Introduction to Ethnographic Film (3)
ANTH 320 Introduction to Archaeology and World Prehistory (3)
ANTH 330 Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion (3)
BUS 320 Concepts in Personal Finance (3)
BUS 330 Managing Diversity in the Workplace (3)
BUS 345 Law and Society (3)
COMM 325 Intercultural Communication (3)
COMM 341 Organizational Communication (3)
COMM 351 Mass Media and Society (3)
COMM 363 Introduction to Communication Theory (3)
ECON 302 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ECON 304 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ECON 320 Concepts in Personal Finance (3)
ECE 312 Child Development (3)
ECE 314 The Child, the Family and the Community (3)
ECE 330 Infant and Toddler Development (3)
ECE 430 Culture and Diversity in Early Childhood Education (3)
GEOG 310 Human Geography: Exploring Earth's Cultural Landscapes (3)
GEOG 322 Geography of California (3)
GERON 300 Sociology of Aging (3)
HIST 307 History of World Civilizations to 1500 (3)
HIST 308 History of World Civilizations, 1500 to Present (3)
HIST 310 History of the United States (3)
HIST 311 History of the United States (3)
HIST 312 History of the United States (to 1865) (3)
HIST 313 History of the United States (1865-1945) (3)
HIST 314 Recent United States History (3)
HIST 319 American Environmental History (3)
HIST 331 Women in American History (3)
HIST 344 Survey of California History: A Multicultural Perspective (3)
JOUR 310 Mass Media and Society (3)
NUTRI 310 Cultural Foods of the World (3)
POLS 301 Introduction to Government: United States (3)
POLS 302 Introduction to Government: Foreign (3)
POLS 310 Introduction to International Relations (3)
POLS 320 Introduction to Political Theory (3)
PSYC 300 General Principles (3)
PSYC 312 Biological Psychology (4)
PSYC 320 Social Psychology (3)
PSYC 335 Research Methods in Psychology (3)
PSYC 340 Abnormal Behavior (3)
PSYC 356 Human Sexuality (3)
PSYC 368 Cross Cultural Psychology (3)
PSYC 370 Human Development: A Life Span (3)
PSYC 372 Child Development (3)
SOC 300 Introductory Sociology (3)
SOC 301 Social Problems (3)
SOC 310 Marriage and the Family (3)
SOC 321 Race, Ethnicity and Inequality in the United States (3)
SOC 379 Making Social Change (3)
SWHS 331 Cross Cultural Psychology (3)
Total Units: 18

The Interdisciplinary Studies: Social and Behavioral Sciences Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See FLC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • evaluate how societies and social subgroups operate (Social and Behavioral Sciences).