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The degree information listed here is provided as a convenient reference and is subject to change. Refer to the Programs of Study section of the current college catalog.


PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy is thinking critically and rationally about human problems of knowledge, existence, conduct, art, and religion. Students explore the great ideas of Western and Eastern heritage and encounter fundamentals of almost all other disciplines. The philosophy curriculum contributes toward a broad, general education in the liberal arts, the goal of which means a liberating of one’s mind, to free oneself from conventional opinions of one’s time and place.


MAJOR REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE:



Units
PHIL 72 Seminar in Ethics 3
PHIL 76 Critical Thinking 3
PHIL 77 History of Philosophy: Ancient to Medieval 3
PHIL 78 History of Philosophy: Modern 3

Plus two courses from the following or from approved special topics:

HUMAN 20 The Holocaust: History and Philosophy 3
PHIL 70 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 80 Introduction to Religion 3
PHIL 81 Introduction to Eastern Philosophy 3
PHIL 82 Introduction to Monotheistic Religions: Judaism/Christianity/Islam 3

Plus six units from the following:

Anthropology 3
Biology 1, 2, 10
English 68, 70A, 71, 75A, 75B, 76, 79, 81
Fine Arts 50
History 1, 2, 5, 6, 9
Political Science 2
Psychology 1

 
Total units for the major
24


RELIGIOUS STUDIES

Religious Studies encompass the personal, cultural, and ultimate dimensions in life. Students are introduced to theistic and non-theistic religions and philosophies, East and West, and their distinctive world views’ through cognitive and social emphases. Religion courses aim to enable students to discover basic structures or essential characteristics of human religious experience through critical observation and thought.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE:

PHIL 72 Seminar in Ethics 3
PHIL 80 Introduction to Religion 3
PHIL 81 Introduction to Eastern Philosophy 3
PHIL 82 Introduction to Monotheistic Religions: Judaism/Christianity/Islam 3

Plus two courses from the following:

HUMAN 20 The Holocaust: History and Philosophy 3
PHIL 70 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 76 Critical Thinking 3
PHIL 77 History of Philosophy: Ancient to Medieval 3
PHIL 78 History of Philosophy: Modern 3

Plus six units from the following or from approved special topics:

Anthropology 3
Biology 1, 2, 10, 11
English 68, 70A, 70B, 71, 75A, 75B, 76, 79, 81
Fine Arts 50
Political Science 2
Psychology 1, 5
Sociology 10, 11, 16

 
Total units for the major
24





Rev. 8/4/10


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