Additional information available on the Philosophy Department website.
Recommended basic skills courses are
- College Reading & Writing Literacy
- College Quantitative Literacy
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 degree 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
Full list of requirements can be found at Associate of Arts Degrees, AA .