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2014-15 College Catalog

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Philosophy and Religious Studies - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

An Arts and Sciences Area of Study

Application Code 232

For curriculum information, contact the Arts and Humanities Division—Room HVPA-200—443-518-1480.

This curriculum is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution to major or minor in philosophy or religious studies. Its focus on the capacity to analyze complex arguments and think critically will prepare students for careers in law, international business, international relations, and other fields that require a broad understanding of divergent worldviews and the cultures with which they interact.

General Education Core

Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s total of general education and required courses must equal at least 60 semester hours of credit.

Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

Humanities, Arts and Literature

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Humanities Core Course

-Arts Core Course

-Literature Core Course

9-11

One Humanities Core Course (3 credits), plus one Arts Core Course (3 credits), plus one Literature Core Course (3 credits) satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement, OR a World Language Sequence (8 credits), plus another Humanities, Arts, and Literature Core (3 credits) in a second discipline other than a world language satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement.

Social Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Courses

6

One History Core Course is required and may be taken as either a Social and Behavioral Sciences Core or a Humanities Core. No more than 6 credits may be taken in History to meet Humanities Core and Social and Behavioral Sciences Core requirements.

Science

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Science Core Courses

7-8

must include one course with lab

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Mathematics Core Course

3-5

Interdisciplinary

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core Course

2-3

Required Courses Related to Major

Course NumberTitleCredits
PHIL-101Introduction to Philosophy

3

PHIL-103Introduction to Ethics

3

PHIL-104Introduction to Religious Studies

3

PHIL-141Philosphy & Practice of Yoga

3

PHIL-201Religions of the World

3

Electives – Select 15-18 credits from the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-207Ethics in Literature

3

FINE-193Intro. to Women's Studies: Women, Art & Culture

3

HUMN-102The Psychology of Happiness: A Humanities Approach

3

PHIL-102Introduction to Logic

3

PHIL-110Introduction to Chinese Taoism

1

PHIL-111Introduction to Japanese Zen Buddhism

1

PHIL-112Introduction to African Philosophy

1

PHIL-116Fundamentals of Spiritual Awareness

3

PHIL-140The Philosophy and Practice of Tai Chi

3

PHIL-203Civility and the Virtue Tradition

3

PHIL-230Philosophy of the Martial Arts

3

PHIL-260Film and Philosophy

3

Total Credit Hours: 60-69