ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE OPTION IN ARTS AND SCIENCES2013 - 2014
PHILOSOPHY
Award: Associate of Arts Degree Option in Arts and Sciences
No. of credits required: 
63-65
For more information: Contact Dean Hathaway, khathaway@harford.edu; or Advising, Career, and Transfer Services, 443-412-2301.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
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.

PROGRAM GOALS
Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to achieve the following program goals:
  1. Describe and explain selected major philosophical issues and questions.
  2. Investigate major philosophers' positions and methods of analysis of major philosophical issues.
  3. Construct and design philosophical analyses and criticisms of their own.
  4. Assess philosophical arguments using the norms of: clear definition of issues; careful analysis; critical reflection; rational argument; and the impartial pursuit of truth.
  5. Apply philosophical thought to other academic disciplines and life outside the class room; apply philosophical skills more widely where appropriate.

TRANSFER INFORMATION
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.


Note: The following codes identify courses which satisfy the General Education Degree Requirements:
          Behavioral/Social Science+
          English Composition
          Arts/Humanities+
          Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues
          Biological/Physical Laboratory Science
          Mathematics
          Biological/Physical Science
+ For AS, AA, and AAT degrees, Behavioral/Social Science and Arts/Humanities electives must be selected from two different disciplines.
 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Recommended Course Sequence

First SemesterCredits
ENG 101English Composition   3
HIST 101History of Western Civilization I 3
PHIL 101Introduction to Philosophy 3
Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3
General Elective3
Physical Education/Fitness Elective1
 Semester Total16
   
Second Semester Credits
ENG 102English Composition and Literature 3
HIST 102History of Western Civilization II 3
PHIL 200Principles of Logic 3
Mathematics Elective 3-4
Arts/Humanities Elective 3
Physical Education Elective1
 Semester Total16-17
   
Third Semester   Credits
PHIL 205Ethics 3
RELG 210Comparative Religion 3
Behavioral/Social Science Elective 3
Biological/Physical Lab Science Elective 4
General Elective3
 Semester Total16
   
Fourth Semester Credits
PHIL 250Philosophy of Religion 3
Arts/Humanities Elective 3
Biological/Physical Science Elective 3-4
General Electives6
 Semester Total15-16
   

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
A philosophy degree provides an excellent basis on which to build careers in fields of government, law, teaching and theology.