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Philosophy (AA) Humanities & Interdisciplinary Studies Total Units: 19
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Term Effective: Fall 2016


The Philosophy major provides lower division preparation for those who plan to major in Philosophy at a university. An Associate Degree in Philosophy can also provide a foundation for lifelong learning.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify characteristically philosophical issues; and
  2. identify and critically evaluate philosophical arguments, including the arguments of prominent philosophers from the history of philosophy.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Philosophy (AA) program are:

  • Complete 19 units from
    • Philosophy Major Requirements
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Philosophy Major Requirements - complete 18.00 units
PHIL 6 Introduction to Philosophy3.00
PHIL 20 History of Western Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval3.00
PHIL 21 History of Western Philosophy: Modern3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
RELS 21 The Hebrew Bible3.00
RELS 22 Early Christian Literature3.00
RELS 3 History of God3.00
RELS 32 Religion in America3.00
PHIL 7 Contemporary Moral Issues3.00
PHIL 8 Comparative Religion3.00
PHIL 9 Political Philosophy3.00
PHIL 10 Philosophy of Peace and Nonviolent Action3.00
PHIL 11 Introduction to Asian Philosophy3.00
PHIL 12 Environmental Philosophy3.00
POLS 18 Political Theory3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
PHIL 3 Critical Thinking3.00
PHIL 4 Introduction to Symbolic Logic3.00
PHIL 5 Critical Thinking/Writing3.00
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
LIR 10 Introduction to Information Literacy1.00

Term Effective: Fall 2016

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2017

Previous Versions:

Philosophy - effective Fall 2013
Philosophy - effective Spring 2012
Philosophy - effective Fall 2001

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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