Additional information available on the Philosophy Department website.
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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 .