Philosophy

Associate of Arts Degree with Designation

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People are selling more than consumer goods in the world today. The market place of ideas contains competing political ideologies, religious beliefs and different value systems. Philosophy equips individuals to make lucid choices amid this ever-changing world, and gives them the intellectual strength to defend what they do and what they believe.

Philosophy fearlessly explores the big questions. What is the meaning of life? What is my purpose in living? What is the nature of happiness? Is there a God? How do I decide what is right and wrong? What is the nature of reality and of human consciousness? Are there limits to what can be known? Will a machine ever duplicate the mind? Why do we need government and what should be its role?

Fields that usually require philosophy are law, economics, government, politics, environmental policy, and theology.

Courses marked with an asterisk [*] are not currently offered at PPCC.

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours

GT-CO1: ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

and

 

 

 

GT-CO2: ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

 

 

 

OR

 

 

 

 

 

GT-CO2: ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

(3)

and

 

 

 

GT-CO3: ENG 201

English Composition III: CO3

(3)

Mathematics

Three (3) credit hours gtPathways Mathematics course (MA1)

GT-MA1:

MAT 120, MAT 121, MAT 122, MAT 123, MAT 125, MAT 135, MAT 166, MAT 201, MAT 202, MAT 203, MAT 204, MAT 215, MAT 261*, MAT 265

Arts and Humanities

Six (6) credit hours gtPathways Arts and Humanities courses (AH1, AH2, AH4)

GT-AH1:

ART 110, ART 111, ART 112, ART 207, DAN 125, MUS 120, MUS 121, MUS 122, MUS 123, MUS 125, THE 105, THE 108, THE 211, THE 212, THE 215

GT-AH2:

HUM 103, HUM 115, HUM 121, HUM 122, HUM 123, LIT 115, LIT 201, LIT 202, LIT 205, LIT 211, LIT 212, LIT 221, LIT 222, LIT 225, LIT 246, LIT 259*, LIT 268

GT-AH4:

FRE 211, FRE 212, GER 211, GER 212, ITA 211, ITA 212, JPN 211, JPN 212, RUS 211, RUS 212, SPA 211, SPA 212

History

Three (3) credit hours gtPathways History course (HI1)

GT-HI1:

HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 121, HIS 122, HIS 203, HIS 205, HIS 207, HIS 208, HIS 215, HIS 218, HIS 225, HIS 235, HIS 236, HIS 243, HIS 244, HIS 245*, HIS 246*, HIS 247, HIS 249, HIS 250, HIS 251, HIS 255, HIS 259, HIS 260

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Six (6) credit hours gtPathways Social and Behavioral courses (SS1, SS2, SS3)

GT-SS1:

AGE 102*, ECO 101*, ECO 201, ECO 202, ECO 211*, ECO 245, POS 105, POS 111, POS 125, POS 205, POS 215, POS 225

GT-SS2:

GEO 105, GEO 106

GT-SS3:

AGR 260*, ANT 101, ANT 102*, ANT 103, ANT 104, ANT 107, ANT 108*, ANT 201, ANT 215, ANT 225, ANT 250*, COM 220, CRJ 110, ETH 200, JOU 105, PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 205, PSY 217, PSY 226, PSY 227, PSY 231*, PSY 235, PSY 238, PSY 240*, PSY 249, PSY 265, SOC 101, SOC 102, SOC 205, SOC 207, SOC 215, SOC 216, SOC 218, SOC 220, SOC 231, SOC 237, WST 200, WST 225*, WST 240*, WST 249*

Natural and Physical Sciences

Seven (7) credit hours gtPathways Natural and Physical Sciences courses (SC1, SC2). One course must have the required lab course (SC1).

GT-SC1:

AGY 240, ANT 111, AST 101, AST 102, BIO 104, BIO 105, BIO 111, BIO 112, BIO 201, BIO 202, BIO 204, BIO 208*, BIO 220, BIO 221, BIO 224, CHE 101, CHE 102, CHE 105*, CHE 111, CHE 112, ENV 101, GEO 111, GEO 112, GEY 111, GEY 112, GEY 135, MET 150, NRE 251*, PHY 105, PHY 107*, PHY 111, PHY 112, PHY 211, PHY 212, SCI 155, SCI 156

GT-SC2:

AST 155*, BIO 103, BIO 116*, ENV 110*, GEY 108, SCI 105*

Additional Required Courses

Fifteen (15) credit hours

PHI 111

Introduction to Philosophy: AH3

3

PHI 112

Ethics: AH3

3

PHI 113

Logic: AH3

3

Choose two (2) courses from the following:

PHI 214

Philosophy of Religion: AH3

3

PHI 218

Environmental Ethics: AH3

3

PHI 220*

Death & Dying: AH3

3

Electives

Fourteen (14) credit hours selected from the AA approved course list.

PHI 114

Comparative Religions: AH3

3

POS 105

Introduction to Political Science: SS1

3

Any AA approved LIT elective course

3

Any AA approved Fine Art or Communication elective course. Contact Philosophy advisor for more information.

1-3

Total Credit Hours

60