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.
Arts & Humanities
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
Biological & Physical Sciences
Required Courses Related to Major
Electives – Select a minimum of 8 credits from the following:
|ENGL-207||Ethics in Literature||
|HEED-116||Fundamentals of Spiritual Awareness||
|HUMN-223||Cultures of Asia||
|PHIL-102||Introduction to Logic||
|PHIL-110||Introduction to Chinese Taoism||
|PHIL-111||Introduction to Japanese Zen Buddhism||
|PHIL-112||Introduction to African Philosophy||
|Total Credit Hours:||8
Total Credit Hours: 60
A graduate should be able to
- 1. Identify, understand, evaluate, and apply ethical reasoning.
- 2. Develop intellectual curiosity, open-mindedness, and tolerance.
- 3. Analyze assumptions about reality, knowledge, and value within the worldviews of the West, Asia, and Traditional Africa.
- 4. Discuss the basic beliefs and sacred texts, rituals, and practices of the world's major religions.