Philosophy

Associate of Arts Degree with Designation

Recommended basic skills standards are

Philosophy, literally translated from the Greek language, means 'love of wisdom'. Philosophers study matters such as life, understanding, reality, knowledge, values, reason, mind and language. As a Philosophy student you will learn to think critically, analyze information, speak and write in a clear, articulate and incisive manner, apply ethical reasoning to decision-making scenarios, view problems from multiple viewpoints and consider different modes of reasoning. The Associate of Arts degree with designation in Philosophy includes courses that are common to all four-year institutions in Colorado and will prepare you for continued study at a four-year college/university in pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Philosophy. With a degree in Philosophy you may be employed in one of the following career areas: public/social/civil service, legal practice, government, medical/general ethics, journalism, public relations, grant writing, technical writing, advertising, marketing, theology, business or education.

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

OR

 

 

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

(3)

ENG 201

English Composition III: CO3

(3)

or

 

 

HIS 265

Writing About History: CO3

(3)

Mathematics

Three (3) credit hours

  • GT - One GT Pathways course (GT-MA1) prefer MAT 120

Arts and Humanities

Six (6) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

  • GT - Two GT Pathways Arts and Humanities courses (AH1, AH2, AH4)

History

Three (3) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

  • GT - One GT Pathways History course (HI1)

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Six (6) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

  • GT - Two GT Pathways Social and Behavioral Sciences courses (SS1, SS2, SS3)

Natural and Physical Sciences

Seven (7) crcredit hours. Full list of requirements.

  • GT - Two GT Pathways Natural and Physical Sciences courses (SC1, SC2). One of these courses must have the required laboratory (SC1).

Additional Required Courses

Fifteen (15) credit hours

Please note: if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving four-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor’s degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.

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.

Suggested Courses

AST 102

Stellar Astronomy w/Lab: SC1

4

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

3

or

 

 

COM 220

Intercultural Communication: SS3

(3)

HUM 121

Early Civilization: AH2

3

PHI 114

Comparative Religions: AH3

3

POS 105

Introduction to Political Science: SS1

3

Total Credit Hours

60

Additional information available on the Philosophy Department website at www.ppcc.edu/degrees-certificates/philosophy.