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

An Arts and Sciences Area of Concentration

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.

Suggested Semester 1

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL 121College Composition

3

PHIL 101Introduction to Philosophy

3

PHIL 201Religions of the World

3

Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

Gen Ed Core Mathematics Core Course

3

Suggested Semester 2

Course NumberTitleCredits
PHIL 103Introduction to Ethics

3

PHIL 104Introduction to Religious Studies

3

Gen Ed Core Science Core Course

3

Gen Ed Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group A

3

Core Elective Any General Education Core Course

3

Suggested Semester 3

Course NumberTitleCredits
PHIL 141Philosophy and Practice of Yoga

3

PHIL 260Film and Philosophy

3

Gen Ed Core Science Core Course (must include lab)

4

Elective Electives*

6

Suggested Semester 4

Course NumberTitleCredits
PHIL 203Civility and Virtue Ethics

3

Gen Ed Core Arts & Humanities Core Group B

3

Gen Ed Core Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Group B

3

Core Elective Any General Education Core Course

3

Elective Elective*

2

*Electives – Select 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: 60

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

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.