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Philosophy AA

Transfer Degree Description

Why are we here? What is the meaning of life? If you enjoy thinking about these kinds of big questions and contemplating the answers, a Philosophy degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills to grow your interest into a career. Grounded in the study of civilizations from ancient times to modern day, philosophy explores different beliefs and ways of thinking. It encourages critical inquiry and debate about fundamental issues related to existence, reality, and society. As a discipline that has universal relevance, a degree in philosophy is highly transferable and can lead to opportunities in many sectors, including communication, research, and law. Writer, film or book critic, teacher, counselor, and lawyer are just a few of the various professional roles that can be pursued.

In an associate program in Philosophy, you will explore contemporary and historical philosophy, moral and ethical reasoning, and logic. This degree is transferable to universities offering a bachelor’s degree in philosophy.

Students should work closely with their advisor and contact their transfer institution choices for more specific transfer information.


Degree Pathway

Year One

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

ENG 121
MAT 120
Or Higher
PHI 111
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HIS------

English Composition I
Math for Liberal Arts
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Introduction to Philosophy
Lab Science
History Elective

3
3
-
3
4
3

 

ENG 122
COM 115
or COM 125
PHI 112
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English Composition II
Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Ethics
Lab Science

 

3
3
-
3
4

 

Year Two

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

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ARTS & HUM------
PHI 113
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Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective
Arts & Humanities Elective
Logic
Electives

6
3
3
5

 

ARTS & HUM------
PHI ------


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Arts & Humanities Elective
PHI 214 (Philosophy of Religion),
PHI 218 (Environmental Ethics),
or PHI 220 (Death and Dying)
Electives

 

3
6


8

 

Transfer Degree ADVISING SHEET

*If a student should need to take remedial and/or pre-requisite courses they are not included in this degree plan.

*Some courses may not be offered at Otero but available with CCCOnline.

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