Philosophy

Associate of Arts Course of Study

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Recommended basic skills standards are:

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)

Oral Communication

Three (3) credit hours

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

or

 

 

 

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

or

 

 

 

COM 220

Intercultural Communication: SS3

(3)

Mathematics

Three (3) credit hours minimum (credit hours over three [3] will be applied to the electives category). Full list of requirements.

Suggested Courses

MAT 120

Mathematics for the Liberal Arts: MA1

4

MAT 135

Introduction to Statistics: MA1

3

Art and Humanities / Social and Behavioral Sciences

Eighteen (18) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

Two guaranteed transfer Arts & Humanities courses from two different areas (AH1, AH2, AH3 or AH4)

Two guaranteed transfer Social & Behavioral Sciences courses from two different areas (SS1, SS2, or SS3)

One guaranteed transfer course from History (HI1)

One additional course from Arts & Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences (AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4, HI1, SS1, SS2, or SS3)

Suggested Courses

GT-AH3

Choose one course from AH1, AH2, or AH4. Full list of requirements.

PHI 111

Introduction to Philosophy: AH3

3

GT-HI1

HIS 101

Western Civilization: Antiquity-1650: HI1

3

HIS 102

Western Civilization: 1650-Present: HI1

3

HIS 111

The World: Antiquity-1500: HI1

3

HIS 112

The World: 1500-Present: HI1

3

HIS 121

U.S. History to Reconstruction: HI1

3

HIS 122

U.S. History since the Civil War: HI1

3

GT-SS1

ECO 201

Principles of Macroeconomics: SS1

3

ECO 202

Principles of Microeconomics: SS1

3

POS 111

American Government: SS1

3

POS 205

International Relations: SS1

3

POS 225

Comparative Government: SS1

3

GT-SS2

GEO 105

World Regional Geography: SS2

3

GEO 106

Human Geography: SS2

3

GT-SS3

ANT 101

Cultural Anthropology: SS3

3

ANT 107

Introduction to Archaeology: SS3

3

ANT 111

Physical Anthropology: SS3

3

ETH 200

Introduction to Ethnic Studies: SS3

3

JOU 105

Introduction to Mass Media: SS3

3

PSY 101

General Psychology I: SS3

3

PSY 102

General Psychology II: SS3

3

PSY 205

Psychology of Gender: SS3

3

PSY 217

Human Sexuality: SS3

3

PSY 226

Social Psychology: SS3

3

PSY 227

The Psychology of Death & Dying: SS3

3

PSY 235

Human Growth & Development: SS3

3

SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology I: SS3

3

SOC 102

Introduction to Sociology II: SS3

3

SOC 215

Contemporary Social Problems: SS3

3

SOC 216

Sociology of Gender: SS3

3

SOC 220

Sociology of Religion: SS3

3

SOC 237

Sociology of Death & Dying: SS3

3

Philosophy students who wish to transfer to UCCS should choose at least one of the following: ANT 101, GEO 105, or GEO 106

Natural and Physical Sciences

Seven (7) credit hours. Two (2) guaranteed transfer courses including at least one (1) lab course (SC1, SC2*). Additional credit hours over seven (7) will be applied to the electives category. Full list of requirements.

Suggested Courses

AST 102

Astronomy II: SC1

4

BIO 105

Science of Biology: SC1

4

BIO 111

General College Biology I w/Lab: SC1

5

GEY 112

Historical Geology with Lab: SC1

4

Electives

Twenty-three (23) credit hours selected from the AA approved course list.

Suggested Courses

PHI 112

Ethics: AH3

3

PHI 113

Logic: AH3

3

PHI 114

Comparative Religion: AH3

3

PHI 214

Philosophy of Religion: AH3

3

PHI 218

Environmental Ethics: AH3

3

POS 105

Introduction to Political Science: SS1

3

Any AA approved LIT elective course

3

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

1-3

Total Credit Hours

60