Award: Associate of Arts Degree –
Option in Arts and Sciences
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This curriculum is designed for students in the arts and
sciences who plan to transfer to a baccalaureate degree
institution for their upper division major. The core courses
constitute a foundation in the field of philosophy and
challenge students to think clearly about issues and ideas
derived not only from the historical Western intellectual
heritage but also from present ideologies and problems.
Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to achieve the following program goals:
- Describe and explain selected major philosophical issues and questions.
- Investigate major philosophers' positions and methods of analysis of major philosophical issues.
- Construct and design philosophical analyses and criticisms of their own.
- Assess philosophical arguments using the norms of: clear definition of issues; careful analysis; critical reflection; rational argument; and the impartial pursuit of truth.
- Apply philosophical thought to other academic disciplines and life outside the class room; apply philosophical skills more widely where appropriate.
Students should be aware that each transfer institution has unique curricular requirements. Students should consult an academic advisor early in their studies at HCC and before selecting elective courses to facilitate transfer.
Recommended Course Sequence
A philosophy degree provides an excellent basis on which
to build careers in fields of government, law, teaching and