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Philosophy, Humanities and Social Sciences Transfer Pattern

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Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences
Transfer Pattern – Philosophy

General Education - 36-38 Credits

General Education Electives:

(Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses . One of the 3-credit General Education courses must be a Diversity course.)

  • Biological and Physical Sciences (from 2 different disciplines or 2-course sequence, 1 with a lab) 7-8 Credits.
  • Mathematics 3-4 Credits.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (Must be from 2 different disciplines) 6 Credits.
  • Wellness and Health 3 Credits.
  • Information Technology 3 Credits.
  • Global, Historical, and Cultural Perspectives 2 Credits.

Degree Requirements - 9 Credits

Two-Semester Sequence

Choose a two-semester sequence from this list:

Critical Thinking

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** These courses may also be used as a General Education Elective.

Electives - 12-15 Credits

Recommended (Select 12-15 credits):

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60 min.*

Depending on the General Education electives completed, more than 15 credits of Electives may be needed in order to reach a minimum of 60 credits for the degree.

*A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101  course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101  during your first semester at CCBC, possibly increasing the number of credits required for the degree to a minimum of 61 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.

Transfer Pattern Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:

  1. explain and demonstrate how critical analysis is an essential part of philosophizing;
  2. show an awareness of the influence that cultural and social orientations have on the development and acceptance/rejection of various philosophical theories;
  3. explain the importance and relevance of rationally and constructively questioning basic beliefs and assumptions;
  4. speak and write clearly about philosophical issues;
  5. identify the major subdivisions within the discipline of philosophy;
  6. identify core ideas of some of the famous and influential philosophers; and
  7. distinguish between subjective opinions and justified philosophical claims.

Transfer Pattern Description:

This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Philosophy. Beyond the General Education requirements and other degree, program, and elective requirements, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with an advisor for information about specific requirements.

Because four-year institutions vary widely in their requirements, it is strongly recommended that students who wish to pursue studies in Philosophy speak with an advisor from the Counseling and Advising Center and the Philosophy department head before registering for courses. This sequence of courses should be adjusted to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

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