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2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy, AA with Designation


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Additional information available on the Philosophy Department website.

Recommended basic skills courses are

Philosophy, literally translated from the Greek language, means ‘love of wisdom’. Philosophers study matters such as life, understanding, reality, knowledge, values, reason, mind and language. As a Philosophy student you will learn to think critically, analyze information, speak and write in a clear, articulate and incisive manner, apply ethical reasoning to decision-making scenarios, view problems from multiple viewpoints and consider different modes of reasoning. The Associate of Arts degree with designation in Philosophy includes courses that are common to all four-year institutions in Colorado and will prepare you for continued study at a four-year college/university in pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Philosophy. With a degree in Philosophy you may be employed in one of the following career areas: public/social/civil service, legal practice, government, medical/general ethics, journalism, public relations, grant writing, technical writing, advertising, marketing, theology, business or education.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Philosophy program, students should be able to:

  • Use information to describe a problem or issue and/or articulate a question related to the topic
  • Evaluate the relevance of context when presenting a position
  • Identify assumptions
  • Analyze one’s own and others’ assumptions
  • Establish a conclusion that is tied to the range of information presented
  • Reflect on implications and consequences of stated conclusion

Content criteria, competencies, and student learning outcomes associated with the general education courses required for this degree can be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

Full list of requirements can be found at Associate of Arts Degrees, AA .

Written Communication


Six (6) credit hours

Mathematics


Three (3) credit hours

Arts and Humanities


Six (6) credit hours

History


Three (3) credit hours

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Six (6) credit hours

Natural and Physical Sciences


Seven (7) credit hours

Additional Required Courses


Fifteen (15) credit hours

Please note: if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving four-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor’s degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.

Choose Two (2) Courses from the Following


Electives


Fourteen (14) credit hours selected from the AA approved course list can be found at Approved Electives Course List of AA Degrees and Course of Study .

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