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Philosophy

The Associate in Arts in Philosophy for Transfer degree focuses on a critical analysis of philosophical history, ideas, and concepts as well the development of analytical, critical thinking, writing, and reading skills. Students choosing this major will study a range of Philosophical subjects including metaphysics, epistemology, logic, and ethics. In addition, students will learn how to identify philosophical principles and concepts, critically analyze texts, and generate proper arguments. Completion of this major will provide students with a well-rounded understanding of Philosophy and equip them with the skills of a philosopher. Students will be prepared to enter a baccalaureate degree program in Philosophy.

CULTURE AND LIBERAL ARTS DEPARTMENT

Chair: David W. Moore
Professor, History
B.A. (Honors), University of Greenwich, London England; M.A. University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England; further graduate study: University of Northumbria; University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
dmoore@gwc.cccd.edu (714) 892-7711 x58264
Office ADM 228

Philosophy
Noah Levin
Instructor, Philosophy
B.S., Harvey Mudd College;
M.A., Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
nlevin@gwc.cccd.edu, (714) 892-7711 x 51062
Office ADM 213

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE IN PHILOSOPHY FOR TRANSFER

PROGRAM LEVEL LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this program, students will:

1. Describe the basic problems in philosophy and traditional approaches to the issues.
2. Employ critical thinking and analytic skills to better evaluate and understand arguments in many disciplines.
3. Evaluate philosophical concepts as they pertain within and outside of the discipline and across cultures and belief systems.

Semester 1
Philosophy G100 (core) Introduction to Philosophy 3 Units
or
Philosophy G120 (core) Ethics 3 Units
and
History G180 (list B) Western Civilization I 3 Units
or
Philosophy G110 ((list B) Philosophy of the East 3 Units
(may not be offered every year)
or
Philosophy G111 (list B) Phil of Religion – West
(may not be offered every year) 3 Units
General Education TBD

Semester 2
Philosophy G115 (core) Logic & Critical Thinking 3 Units
and
History G185 (list B) Western Civilization II 3 Units
or
Philosophy G110 (list B) Philosophy of the East
(may not be offered every year) 3 Units
or
Philosophy G111 (list B) Phil of Religion – West
(may not be offered every year) 3 Units
General Education TBD

Semester
Philosophy G100 (core) Introduction to Philosophy 3 Units
or
Philosophy G120 (core) Ethics 3 Units
or
Philosophy G110 (list B) Philosophy of the East
(may not be offered every year) 3 Units
or
Philosophy G111 (list B) Phil of Religion – West 3 Units
(may not be offered every year) 3 Units
General Education TBD

Semester
Philosophy G102 (list A) History of Ancient Philosophy 3 Units
(usually offered in Spring)
General Education TBD

Major Total: 18
GE Pattern CSU General Education Breadth or IGETC Pattern: 37-39

Total units that may be double-counted: 12

Transferable Electives
(as needed to reach 60 transferable units) 15-17

DEGREE TOTAL UNITS (maximum): 60 units

Department faculty are not academic advisors. It is strongly recommended that students contact a GWC counselor to develop an official Student Educational Plan in Degree Works.

( ) Descriptor in parentheses indicates credit earned in AAT