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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.

English Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

Arts & Humanities

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

-Arts & Humanities Core Group B

3

The Arts & Humanities requirement may alternatively be fulfilled by completing a World Language Sequence plus one of the following courses: SPCH-151, THET-101, THET-102, THET-103, THET-202, THET-241, or WMST-193. Students who complete a World Language Sequence are not required to take General Education Core Electives, but must take 9 credits instead of 8 credits of Electives in the Required Courses Related to Major.

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group A

3

-Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

Biological & Physical Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Science Core Course (must include lab)

4

-Science Core Course

3

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Mathematics Core Course

3

Core Electives

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Any General Education Core Courses

6


Required Courses Related to Major

Course NumberTitleCredits
PHIL-101Introduction to Philosophy

3

PHIL-103Introduction to Ethics

3

PHIL-104Introduction to Religious Studies

3

PHIL-141Philosophy and Practice of Yoga

3

PHIL-201Religions of the World

3

PHIL-203Civility and the Virtue Tradition

3

PHIL-260Film and Philosophy

3

Electives – Select a minimum of 8 credits from the following:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-207Ethics in Literature

3

HEED-116Fundamentals of Spiritual Awareness

3

HUMN-223Cultures of Asia

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

Total Credit Hours:8

Total Credit Hours: 60

A graduate should be able to

  1. 1. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning.
  2. 2. Develop intellectual curiosity, open-mindedness, and tolerance.
  3. 3. Analyze assumptions about reality, knowledge, and value within the worldviews of the West, Asia, and Traditional Africa.
  4. 4. Discuss the basic beliefs and sacred texts, rituals, and practices of the world's major religions.