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Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
Philosophy

The Associate in Arts in Philosophy for Transfer (AA-T) Degree is intended to meet the lower division requirements for Philosophy majors (or similar majors) at a CSU campus that offers a Philosophy baccalaureate degree. It will provide a broad introduction to philosophy for those interested in building a foundation for an eventual Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy, or for those seeking a structured exploration of philosophy for other reasons.

Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.

Sample Education Plan

This sample education plan represents one possible pathway through the program. Be advised that each university (UC, CSU, private, and others) has their own transfer requirements. Please see a counselor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs. Map is for reference only for the 2020-2021 catalog year. Please refer to the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format) for additional course descriptions.
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CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
Select One PHIL 101 / PHIL 101H / PHIL 120 (CSU GE C2)M3.0
PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is appropriate for anyone seeking a broader program of philosophical study, or to fulfill general Humanities or Philosophy major requirements.

PHIL 101H - Introduction to Philosophy Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 120 - Introduction to Ethics (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is for students interested in the humanities, law, medicine, politics, social science and related fields, and will expose them to some of the most profound moral and ethical questions in the Western philosophical tradition. We will examine the concept of morality and values, representative ethical theories, and may include their applications to moral problems.

ENGL 101 - College Composition and ResearchGE3.5
ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a composition course that enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary to academic and professional success. Students will become proficient in research techniques, learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections, and apply these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of this course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills. Students will complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct documentation form. Students will meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the General Education requirement for Written Communication.

CSU GE C1 or C2 - Arts or HumanitiesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Arts
Select one:
ART 101, 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 120, 121, 130, 135, 140
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H
GDSN 110
MUS 101, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 141
MUST 151
PHTO 130, 185
THTR 101, 105, 105H, 110, 150

Humanities
Select one:
ASL 101, 124, 201, 202
CHIN 101, 102
CHST 146
ENGL 126
FR 101, 102, 201, 202
HIST 101, 102, 122,131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130, 140
JAPN 101, 102
LATN 101, 102
LIT 102, 102H, 112A, 112AH, 112B, 112BH, 114,114H, 117,117H, 130, 130H, 140, 140H, 141, 142, 142H,144A, 144B, 145, 145H, 146A, 146AH, 146B, 146BH, 147, 147H, 148, 149
PHIL 101, 101H, 120, 124, 126, 128, 128H, 135, 140
POLS 128, 128H
SPAN 101, 101S, 102, 102S, 201, 201H, 202
SPCH 130, 132

CSU GE E - Lifelong Learning/Self DevelopmentGE3.0

Select one:
ANTH 110
HUSR 123
CD 106
KIN 191, 192, 196
COUN 101 (F’11), 104, 151 (F’98)
NUTR 110
DD 214 (see counselor for details)
PSY 112, 121
EDEV 101 (F’15), 151
SOC 105, 110

Total Semester Units:12.5† 
2nd Semester
Select One: PHIL 128 / PHIL 128H / PHIL 135 / PHIL 110 / PHIL 110H / PHIL 140 / PHIL 124 / PHIL 126 / PHIL 101 / PHIL 101H / PHIL 120 / PHIL 112 / PHIL 112H / PHIL 115 M3.0
PHIL 128 - Introduction to Political Philosophy (Same as POLS 128) (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is for students interested in the relationship between political systems and philosophy. It is especially relevant for students interested in political science, philosophy and law. This course introduces the history and development of political thought, and will consider the justification of the State, Libertarianism, Socialism, Communism, as well as conceptions of rights and distributions of goods.

PHIL 128H - Introduction to Political Philosophy Honors (Same as POLS 128H) (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is for students interested in the relationship between political systems and philosophy. It is especially relevant for students interested in political science, philosophy and law. This course introduces the history and development of political thought, and will consider the justification of the State, Libertarianism, Socialism, Communism, as well as conceptions of rights and distributions of goods. This course is designed for students who meet Honor’s Program requirements.

PHIL 135 - Philosophy and Contemporary Issues (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory course explores the philosophical aspects of a variety of issues of contemporary interest, with an emphasis on social and legal issues. Topics may include, but are not limited to: war/terrorism, euthanasia, philosophical issues pertaining to race/ethnicity/gender/disability, rights and social justice, and the criminal justice/legal system. This course is intended for all students interested in applying methods of philosophy to contemporary topics, for pathway to law (pre-law) students, and for majors in philosophy or political science.

PHIL 110 - Critical Thinking (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to the methods and techniques of informal reasoning. Topics include schematizing and articulating arguments, causal arguments, analogical arguments, testimony arguments, informal fallacies, and others. Emphasis on the application of critical thinking for effective writing will be reflected in the frequency, scope, and nature of course writing assignments, which will be evaluated with regard to both content and form. Students should expect to write approximately 8000 words in various writing assignments. This course is appropriate for students seeking to improve their writing and reasoning skills.

PHIL 110H - Critical Thinking Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to the methods and techniques of informal reasoning. Topics include schematizing and articulating arguments, causal arguments, analogical arguments, testimony arguments, informal fallacies, and others. Emphasis on the application of critical thinking for effective writing will be reflected in the frequency, scope, and nature of course writing assignments, which will be evaluated with regard to both content and form. Students should expect to write approximately 8000 words in various writing assignments. This course is appropriate for students seeking to improve their writing and reasoning skills.This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program Requirements.

PHIL 140 - Philosophy of Religion (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is intended for all students seeking a thoughtful exploration of religious issues in a non-sectarian context, or as part of a broader program of philosophical study. We will address Western religion from a philosophical perspective, including arguments for and against the existence of God, and an investigation into the status of religious beliefs. Additional topics may include a consideration of the evolution-creationism debate, and a discussion of religious pluralism.

PHIL 124 - History of Philosophy: Ancient (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is for those interested specifically in the earliest stages of Ancient Western philosophy. We address the development of Greek philosophy from the Pre-Socratics through Aristotle. We may also include Hellenistic, Roman, medieval or non-western thinkers. Beyond a study of the figures and key ideas, we will discuss the early view of philosophy as a “way of life,” and consider how these movements were intended to transform the lives of those who followed them.

PHIL 126 - History of Philosophy: Modern (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is intended for all students interested in the Modern period of Western Philosophy (16th through 18th Century). We emphasize broad epistemological and metaphysical developments through close analysis of primary texts. Philosophers to be studied will include Descartes and other Rationalists, Hume and other Empiricists, and Kant.

PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is appropriate for anyone seeking a broader program of philosophical study, or to fulfill general Humanities or Philosophy major requirements.

PHIL 101H - Introduction to Philosophy Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 120 - Introduction to Ethics (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is for students interested in the humanities, law, medicine, politics, social science and related fields, and will expose them to some of the most profound moral and ethical questions in the Western philosophical tradition. We will examine the concept of morality and values, representative ethical theories, and may include their applications to moral problems.

PHIL 112 - Introduction to Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities.

PHIL 112H - Introduction to Logic Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 115 - Symbolic Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H; PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is intended for students interested in symbolic methods of deductive reasoning including philosophy and mathematics majors. Students taking this course will develop an understanding of both sentential logic and predicate logic. Students will also learn to translate ordinary language sentences and arguments into symbolic form and evaluate symbolized arguments for validity using truth-tables and natural deduction techniques.

Select One: PHIL 110 / PHIL 110H / PHIL 101 / PHIL 101H / PHIL 140 / PHIL 124 / PHIL 126 / PHIL 120 / PHIL 112 / PHIL 112H / PHIL 115 M3.0
PHIL 110 - Critical Thinking (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to the methods and techniques of informal reasoning. Topics include schematizing and articulating arguments, causal arguments, analogical arguments, testimony arguments, informal fallacies, and others. Emphasis on the application of critical thinking for effective writing will be reflected in the frequency, scope, and nature of course writing assignments, which will be evaluated with regard to both content and form. Students should expect to write approximately 8000 words in various writing assignments. This course is appropriate for students seeking to improve their writing and reasoning skills.

PHIL 110H - Critical Thinking Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to the methods and techniques of informal reasoning. Topics include schematizing and articulating arguments, causal arguments, analogical arguments, testimony arguments, informal fallacies, and others. Emphasis on the application of critical thinking for effective writing will be reflected in the frequency, scope, and nature of course writing assignments, which will be evaluated with regard to both content and form. Students should expect to write approximately 8000 words in various writing assignments. This course is appropriate for students seeking to improve their writing and reasoning skills.This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program Requirements.

PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is appropriate for anyone seeking a broader program of philosophical study, or to fulfill general Humanities or Philosophy major requirements.

PHIL 101H - Introduction to Philosophy Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 140 - Philosophy of Religion (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is intended for all students seeking a thoughtful exploration of religious issues in a non-sectarian context, or as part of a broader program of philosophical study. We will address Western religion from a philosophical perspective, including arguments for and against the existence of God, and an investigation into the status of religious beliefs. Additional topics may include a consideration of the evolution-creationism debate, and a discussion of religious pluralism.

PHIL 124 - History of Philosophy: Ancient (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is for those interested specifically in the earliest stages of Ancient Western philosophy. We address the development of Greek philosophy from the Pre-Socratics through Aristotle. We may also include Hellenistic, Roman, medieval or non-western thinkers. Beyond a study of the figures and key ideas, we will discuss the early view of philosophy as a “way of life,” and consider how these movements were intended to transform the lives of those who followed them.

PHIL 126 - History of Philosophy: Modern (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is intended for all students interested in the Modern period of Western Philosophy (16th through 18th Century). We emphasize broad epistemological and metaphysical developments through close analysis of primary texts. Philosophers to be studied will include Descartes and other Rationalists, Hume and other Empiricists, and Kant.

PHIL 120 - Introduction to Ethics (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is for students interested in the humanities, law, medicine, politics, social science and related fields, and will expose them to some of the most profound moral and ethical questions in the Western philosophical tradition. We will examine the concept of morality and values, representative ethical theories, and may include their applications to moral problems.

PHIL 112 - Introduction to Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities.

PHIL 112H - Introduction to Logic Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 115 - Symbolic Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H; PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is intended for students interested in symbolic methods of deductive reasoning including philosophy and mathematics majors. Students taking this course will develop an understanding of both sentential logic and predicate logic. Students will also learn to translate ordinary language sentences and arguments into symbolic form and evaluate symbolized arguments for validity using truth-tables and natural deduction techniques.

CSU GE B4 - Math/Quantitative ReasoningGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 

Select one:
FIN 101
MATH 130, 130H, 140, 150, 160, 170, 175, 180, 190, 190H, 191, 250, 260, 270
PSY 190

CSU GE A3 - Critical ThinkingGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 

Select one:
ENGL 201, 201H; PHIL 110, 110H, 112, 112H, 115; READ 101; SPCH 140

Total Semester Units:12.0† 
Summer 1
CSU GE B1 - Physical SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ASTR 110, 110H, 112*
CHEM 110*, 120*,130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150,151*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*
CHEM 110*, 120*,130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150,151*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

CSU GE B3 - Lab ScienceGE1.0

Select one if lab has not been completed in CSU B1 or B2.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'

CSU GE A1 - Oral CommunicationGE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one: SPCH 100 ,101, 101H,140

Total Semester Units:7.0† 
3rd Semester
Select One: PHIL 124 / PHIL 126 M3.0
PHIL 124 - History of Philosophy: Ancient (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is for those interested specifically in the earliest stages of Ancient Western philosophy. We address the development of Greek philosophy from the Pre-Socratics through Aristotle. We may also include Hellenistic, Roman, medieval or non-western thinkers. Beyond a study of the figures and key ideas, we will discuss the early view of philosophy as a “way of life,” and consider how these movements were intended to transform the lives of those who followed them.

PHIL 126 - History of Philosophy: Modern (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is intended for all students interested in the Modern period of Western Philosophy (16th through 18th Century). We emphasize broad epistemological and metaphysical developments through close analysis of primary texts. Philosophers to be studied will include Descartes and other Rationalists, Hume and other Empiricists, and Kant.

Select One: PHIL 112 / PHIL 112H / PHIL 115 M3.0
PHIL 112 - Introduction to Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities.

PHIL 112H - Introduction to Logic Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 115 - Symbolic Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H; PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is intended for students interested in symbolic methods of deductive reasoning including philosophy and mathematics majors. Students taking this course will develop an understanding of both sentential logic and predicate logic. Students will also learn to translate ordinary language sentences and arguments into symbolic form and evaluate symbolized arguments for validity using truth-tables and natural deduction techniques.

CSU GE C1 - ArtsGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
ART 101, 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115, 120, 121, 130, 135, 140
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H
GDSN 110
MUS 101, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 141
MUST 151
PHTO 130, 185
THTR 101, 105, 105H, 110, 150

POLS 110 / POLS 110H (CSU GE D)GE3.0
POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)

Notes:
All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. POLS 110 and POLS 110H partially fulfills this requirement.

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments.

POLS 110H - Government of the United States Honors (3.0 units)

Notes:
All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. POLS 110 and POLS 110H partially fulfills this requirement.

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

CSU GE D - Social SciencesGE3.0

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
A total of 9 units required in Social and Behavioral Sciences from 2 different disciplines. 

Select one:
AJ 101
ANTH 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 103, 104, 110, 115, 125; CD 106, 208
CHST 101, 146, 148, 150
ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 106, 135
GEOG 102, 103
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H,130
MSCM 128
PHIL 128, 128H, 135
POLS 110, 110H, 125, 128, 128H, 130, 135, 140, 150
PSY 101, 101H, 112, 114, 170, 180, 200
SOC 101, 101H, 102, 105, 110, 114, 116, 120, 127, 130, 148
SPCH 150

Total Semester Units:15.0† 
4th Semester
Select One: PHIL 110 / PHIL 110H / PHIL 140 / PHIL 124 / PHIL 126 / PHIL 101 / PHIL 101H / PHIL 120 / PHIL 112 / PHIL 112H / PHIL 115 M3.0
PHIL 110 - Critical Thinking (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to the methods and techniques of informal reasoning. Topics include schematizing and articulating arguments, causal arguments, analogical arguments, testimony arguments, informal fallacies, and others. Emphasis on the application of critical thinking for effective writing will be reflected in the frequency, scope, and nature of course writing assignments, which will be evaluated with regard to both content and form. Students should expect to write approximately 8000 words in various writing assignments. This course is appropriate for students seeking to improve their writing and reasoning skills.

PHIL 110H - Critical Thinking Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to the methods and techniques of informal reasoning. Topics include schematizing and articulating arguments, causal arguments, analogical arguments, testimony arguments, informal fallacies, and others. Emphasis on the application of critical thinking for effective writing will be reflected in the frequency, scope, and nature of course writing assignments, which will be evaluated with regard to both content and form. Students should expect to write approximately 8000 words in various writing assignments. This course is appropriate for students seeking to improve their writing and reasoning skills.This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program Requirements.

PHIL 140 - Philosophy of Religion (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is intended for all students seeking a thoughtful exploration of religious issues in a non-sectarian context, or as part of a broader program of philosophical study. We will address Western religion from a philosophical perspective, including arguments for and against the existence of God, and an investigation into the status of religious beliefs. Additional topics may include a consideration of the evolution-creationism debate, and a discussion of religious pluralism.

PHIL 124 - History of Philosophy: Ancient (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is for those interested specifically in the earliest stages of Ancient Western philosophy. We address the development of Greek philosophy from the Pre-Socratics through Aristotle. We may also include Hellenistic, Roman, medieval or non-western thinkers. Beyond a study of the figures and key ideas, we will discuss the early view of philosophy as a “way of life,” and consider how these movements were intended to transform the lives of those who followed them.

PHIL 126 - History of Philosophy: Modern (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is intended for all students interested in the Modern period of Western Philosophy (16th through 18th Century). We emphasize broad epistemological and metaphysical developments through close analysis of primary texts. Philosophers to be studied will include Descartes and other Rationalists, Hume and other Empiricists, and Kant.

PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is appropriate for anyone seeking a broader program of philosophical study, or to fulfill general Humanities or Philosophy major requirements.

PHIL 101H - Introduction to Philosophy Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 120 - Introduction to Ethics (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is for students interested in the humanities, law, medicine, politics, social science and related fields, and will expose them to some of the most profound moral and ethical questions in the Western philosophical tradition. We will examine the concept of morality and values, representative ethical theories, and may include their applications to moral problems.

PHIL 112 - Introduction to Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities.

PHIL 112H - Introduction to Logic Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 115 - Symbolic Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H; PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is intended for students interested in symbolic methods of deductive reasoning including philosophy and mathematics majors. Students taking this course will develop an understanding of both sentential logic and predicate logic. Students will also learn to translate ordinary language sentences and arguments into symbolic form and evaluate symbolized arguments for validity using truth-tables and natural deduction techniques.

CSU GE B2 - Biological SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units. 
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ANTH 101, 101H, 101L*
BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 112*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 222*, 226*
BIOT 100*; PSY 210, 210H
BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 112*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 222*, 226*
BIOT 100; PSY 210, 210H

US HISTORY (CSU GE D)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. Students may choose one of the following US History courses to partially fulfill this requirement: HIST 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 170.

CSU ElectiveEL3.0

Select a course that transfers to CSU. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

CSU ElectiveEL3.0

Select a course that transfers to CSU. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:15.0† 
Total Units for Philosophy AA-T program (Transfer to CSU)61.5† 
Notes:
Some classes may have higher units
MMajor course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
Select One: PHIL 101 / PHIL 101H / PHIL 120 (IGETC 3B)M3.0
PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is appropriate for anyone seeking a broader program of philosophical study, or to fulfill general Humanities or Philosophy major requirements.

PHIL 101H - Introduction to Philosophy Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 120 - Introduction to Ethics (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is for students interested in the humanities, law, medicine, politics, social science and related fields, and will expose them to some of the most profound moral and ethical questions in the Western philosophical tradition. We will examine the concept of morality and values, representative ethical theories, and may include their applications to moral problems.

ENGL 101 - College Composition and ResearchGE3.5
ENGL 101 - College Composition and Research (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This is a composition course that enables students to generate logical, coherent essays and reports necessary to academic and professional success. Students will become proficient in research techniques, learn critical reading and thinking skills through expository and persuasive reading selections, and apply these skills to creating original essays and a final research paper. The lab component of this course is designed to assist students in improving and refining their writing and language skills. Students will complete lab activities that enhance their ability to compose logical, well-supported arguments that exhibit grammatical fluency and correct documentation form. Students will meet with composition instructors through individual conferences that address students’ specific writing concerns. This course is designed for students who wish to fulfill the General Education requirement for Written Communication.

IGETC 3A or 3B - Arts or HumanitiesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Arts
Select one:
ARTS: ART 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H
GDSN 110
MUS 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 135, 136, 141
MUST 151
THTR 101, 105, 105H

Humanities
Select one:
ASL 124, 201
CHIN 102
CHST 146
ENGL126
FR 102, 201, 202
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 167, 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130, 140
JAPN 102
LATN 102
LIT 102, 102H, 112A, 112AH, 112B, 112BH, 114, 114H, 117, 117H, 130, 130H, 140, 140H, 141, 142, 142H, 144A, 144B, 145, 145H, 146A,146AH, 146B, 146BH, 147, 147H, 148, 149
PHIL 101, 101H, 120, 124, 126, 128, 128H, 135, 140
POLS 128, 128H; SPAN 102, 201, 201H, 202

UC ElectiveEL3.0

Select a course that transfers to UC. Please see a counselor to discuss course options.

Total Semester Units:12.5† 
2nd Semester
Select One: PHIL 128 / PHIL 128H / PHIL 135 / PHIL 110 / PHIL 110H / PHIL 140 / PHIL 124 / PHIL 126 / PHIL 101 / PHIL 101H / PHIL 120 / PHIL 112 / PHIL 112H / PHIL 115 M3.0
PHIL 128 - Introduction to Political Philosophy (Same as POLS 128) (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is for students interested in the relationship between political systems and philosophy. It is especially relevant for students interested in political science, philosophy and law. This course introduces the history and development of political thought, and will consider the justification of the State, Libertarianism, Socialism, Communism, as well as conceptions of rights and distributions of goods.

PHIL 128H - Introduction to Political Philosophy Honors (Same as POLS 128H) (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is for students interested in the relationship between political systems and philosophy. It is especially relevant for students interested in political science, philosophy and law. This course introduces the history and development of political thought, and will consider the justification of the State, Libertarianism, Socialism, Communism, as well as conceptions of rights and distributions of goods. This course is designed for students who meet Honor’s Program requirements.

PHIL 135 - Philosophy and Contemporary Issues (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory course explores the philosophical aspects of a variety of issues of contemporary interest, with an emphasis on social and legal issues. Topics may include, but are not limited to: war/terrorism, euthanasia, philosophical issues pertaining to race/ethnicity/gender/disability, rights and social justice, and the criminal justice/legal system. This course is intended for all students interested in applying methods of philosophy to contemporary topics, for pathway to law (pre-law) students, and for majors in philosophy or political science.

PHIL 110 - Critical Thinking (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to the methods and techniques of informal reasoning. Topics include schematizing and articulating arguments, causal arguments, analogical arguments, testimony arguments, informal fallacies, and others. Emphasis on the application of critical thinking for effective writing will be reflected in the frequency, scope, and nature of course writing assignments, which will be evaluated with regard to both content and form. Students should expect to write approximately 8000 words in various writing assignments. This course is appropriate for students seeking to improve their writing and reasoning skills.

PHIL 110H - Critical Thinking Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to the methods and techniques of informal reasoning. Topics include schematizing and articulating arguments, causal arguments, analogical arguments, testimony arguments, informal fallacies, and others. Emphasis on the application of critical thinking for effective writing will be reflected in the frequency, scope, and nature of course writing assignments, which will be evaluated with regard to both content and form. Students should expect to write approximately 8000 words in various writing assignments. This course is appropriate for students seeking to improve their writing and reasoning skills.This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program Requirements.

PHIL 140 - Philosophy of Religion (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is intended for all students seeking a thoughtful exploration of religious issues in a non-sectarian context, or as part of a broader program of philosophical study. We will address Western religion from a philosophical perspective, including arguments for and against the existence of God, and an investigation into the status of religious beliefs. Additional topics may include a consideration of the evolution-creationism debate, and a discussion of religious pluralism.

PHIL 124 - History of Philosophy: Ancient (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is for those interested specifically in the earliest stages of Ancient Western philosophy. We address the development of Greek philosophy from the Pre-Socratics through Aristotle. We may also include Hellenistic, Roman, medieval or non-western thinkers. Beyond a study of the figures and key ideas, we will discuss the early view of philosophy as a “way of life,” and consider how these movements were intended to transform the lives of those who followed them.

PHIL 126 - History of Philosophy: Modern (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is intended for all students interested in the Modern period of Western Philosophy (16th through 18th Century). We emphasize broad epistemological and metaphysical developments through close analysis of primary texts. Philosophers to be studied will include Descartes and other Rationalists, Hume and other Empiricists, and Kant.

PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is appropriate for anyone seeking a broader program of philosophical study, or to fulfill general Humanities or Philosophy major requirements.

PHIL 101H - Introduction to Philosophy Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 120 - Introduction to Ethics (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is for students interested in the humanities, law, medicine, politics, social science and related fields, and will expose them to some of the most profound moral and ethical questions in the Western philosophical tradition. We will examine the concept of morality and values, representative ethical theories, and may include their applications to moral problems.

PHIL 112 - Introduction to Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities.

PHIL 112H - Introduction to Logic Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 115 - Symbolic Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H; PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is intended for students interested in symbolic methods of deductive reasoning including philosophy and mathematics majors. Students taking this course will develop an understanding of both sentential logic and predicate logic. Students will also learn to translate ordinary language sentences and arguments into symbolic form and evaluate symbolized arguments for validity using truth-tables and natural deduction techniques.

Select one: PHIL 110 / PHIL 110H / PHIL 140 / PHIL 124 / PHIL 126 / PHIL 101 / PHIL 101H / PHIL 120 / PHIL 112 / PHIL 112H / PHIL 115 M3.0
PHIL 110 - Critical Thinking (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to the methods and techniques of informal reasoning. Topics include schematizing and articulating arguments, causal arguments, analogical arguments, testimony arguments, informal fallacies, and others. Emphasis on the application of critical thinking for effective writing will be reflected in the frequency, scope, and nature of course writing assignments, which will be evaluated with regard to both content and form. Students should expect to write approximately 8000 words in various writing assignments. This course is appropriate for students seeking to improve their writing and reasoning skills.

PHIL 110H - Critical Thinking Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to the methods and techniques of informal reasoning. Topics include schematizing and articulating arguments, causal arguments, analogical arguments, testimony arguments, informal fallacies, and others. Emphasis on the application of critical thinking for effective writing will be reflected in the frequency, scope, and nature of course writing assignments, which will be evaluated with regard to both content and form. Students should expect to write approximately 8000 words in various writing assignments. This course is appropriate for students seeking to improve their writing and reasoning skills.This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program Requirements.

PHIL 140 - Philosophy of Religion (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is intended for all students seeking a thoughtful exploration of religious issues in a non-sectarian context, or as part of a broader program of philosophical study. We will address Western religion from a philosophical perspective, including arguments for and against the existence of God, and an investigation into the status of religious beliefs. Additional topics may include a consideration of the evolution-creationism debate, and a discussion of religious pluralism.

PHIL 124 - History of Philosophy: Ancient (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is for those interested specifically in the earliest stages of Ancient Western philosophy. We address the development of Greek philosophy from the Pre-Socratics through Aristotle. We may also include Hellenistic, Roman, medieval or non-western thinkers. Beyond a study of the figures and key ideas, we will discuss the early view of philosophy as a “way of life,” and consider how these movements were intended to transform the lives of those who followed them.

PHIL 126 - History of Philosophy: Modern (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is intended for all students interested in the Modern period of Western Philosophy (16th through 18th Century). We emphasize broad epistemological and metaphysical developments through close analysis of primary texts. Philosophers to be studied will include Descartes and other Rationalists, Hume and other Empiricists, and Kant.

PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is appropriate for anyone seeking a broader program of philosophical study, or to fulfill general Humanities or Philosophy major requirements.

PHIL 101H - Introduction to Philosophy Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 120 - Introduction to Ethics (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is for students interested in the humanities, law, medicine, politics, social science and related fields, and will expose them to some of the most profound moral and ethical questions in the Western philosophical tradition. We will examine the concept of morality and values, representative ethical theories, and may include their applications to moral problems.

PHIL 112 - Introduction to Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities.

PHIL 112H - Introduction to Logic Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 115 - Symbolic Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H; PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is intended for students interested in symbolic methods of deductive reasoning including philosophy and mathematics majors. Students taking this course will develop an understanding of both sentential logic and predicate logic. Students will also learn to translate ordinary language sentences and arguments into symbolic form and evaluate symbolized arguments for validity using truth-tables and natural deduction techniques.

IGETC 2 - Math/Quantitative ReasoningGE3.0†

Note:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
MATH 130, 130H, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190, 190H, 191, 250, 260, 270;
PSY 190

IGETC 1B - Critical Thinking and CompositionGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
ENGL 201, 201H
PHIL 110, 110H

Total Semester Units:12.0† 
Summer 1
IGETC 5A - Physical SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*'.

Select one:
ASTR 110, 110H, 112*
GEOG 101, 101L*
GEOL 150, 151*
CHEM 110*, 120*, 130*, 140*, 230*, 231*
PHY 120*, 150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

IGETC 1C - Oral Communication (CSU Only)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

Select one:
SPCH 100, 101, 101H, 140

Total Semester Units:6.0† 
3rd Semester
Select One: PHIL 124 / PHIL 126 M3.0
PHIL 124 - History of Philosophy: Ancient (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is for those interested specifically in the earliest stages of Ancient Western philosophy. We address the development of Greek philosophy from the Pre-Socratics through Aristotle. We may also include Hellenistic, Roman, medieval or non-western thinkers. Beyond a study of the figures and key ideas, we will discuss the early view of philosophy as a “way of life,” and consider how these movements were intended to transform the lives of those who followed them.

PHIL 126 - History of Philosophy: Modern (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is intended for all students interested in the Modern period of Western Philosophy (16th through 18th Century). We emphasize broad epistemological and metaphysical developments through close analysis of primary texts. Philosophers to be studied will include Descartes and other Rationalists, Hume and other Empiricists, and Kant.

Select One: PHIL 112 / PHIL 112H / PHIL 115 M3.0
PHIL 112 - Introduction to Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities.

PHIL 112H - Introduction to Logic Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 115 - Symbolic Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H; PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is intended for students interested in symbolic methods of deductive reasoning including philosophy and mathematics majors. Students taking this course will develop an understanding of both sentential logic and predicate logic. Students will also learn to translate ordinary language sentences and arguments into symbolic form and evaluate symbolized arguments for validity using truth-tables and natural deduction techniques.

IGETC 3A - ArtsGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.

Select one:
ARTS: ART 104, 105, 105H, 106, 106H, 107, 108, 109, 110, 112, 113, 115
DANC 179, 179H, 199, 199H
GDSN 110
MUS 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 135, 136, 141
MUST 151
THTR 101, 105, 105H

POLS 110 / POLS 110H (IGETC 4)GE3.0
POLS 110 - Government of the United States (3.0 units)

Notes:
All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. POLS 110 and POLS 110H partially fulfills this requirement.

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate assessment; READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments.

POLS 110H - Government of the United States Honors (3.0 units)

Notes:
All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. POLS 110 and POLS 110H partially fulfills this requirement.

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: POLS 110 or POLS 110H)

This course surveys and analyzes the origins, principles, institutions, policies, and politics of U.S. National and California State Governments, including their constitutions. Emphasis is placed on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and an understanding of the political processes and issues involved in the workings of government. This course fulfills the American Institutions requirement for the Associate Degree. It also is suitable for students wishing to expand their knowledge of local, state and national governments. This course is intended for students eligible for the Honors Program.

IGETC 4 - Social and Behavioral SciencesGE3.0

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
A total of 9 units required in Social and Behavioral Sciences from 2 different disciplines.

 Select one:
AJ 101
ANTH 102, 102H, 103, 104, 110, 125
CD 106, 208
CHST 101, 146, 148, 150
ECON 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 106, 135
GEOG 102, 103
HIST 101, 102, 122, 131, 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158,159, 159H, 167, 170
HUM 110, 111, 125, 125H, 130
MSCM 128
PHIL 128, 128H, 135
POLS 110, 110H, 125, 128, 128H, 130,135, 140, 150
PSY 101, 101H, 112, 114, 170, 200
SOC 101, 101H, 102, 105, 110, 114, 116, 120, 127, 130, 148
SPCH 150

Total Semester Units:15.0† 
4th Semester
Select One: PHIL 110 / PHIL 110H / PHIL 140 / PHIL 124 / PHIL 126 / PHIL 101 / PHIL 101H / PHIL 120 / PHIL 112 / PHIL 112H / PHIL 115 M3.0
PHIL 110 - Critical Thinking (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to the methods and techniques of informal reasoning. Topics include schematizing and articulating arguments, causal arguments, analogical arguments, testimony arguments, informal fallacies, and others. Emphasis on the application of critical thinking for effective writing will be reflected in the frequency, scope, and nature of course writing assignments, which will be evaluated with regard to both content and form. Students should expect to write approximately 8000 words in various writing assignments. This course is appropriate for students seeking to improve their writing and reasoning skills.

PHIL 110H - Critical Thinking Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is an introduction to the methods and techniques of informal reasoning. Topics include schematizing and articulating arguments, causal arguments, analogical arguments, testimony arguments, informal fallacies, and others. Emphasis on the application of critical thinking for effective writing will be reflected in the frequency, scope, and nature of course writing assignments, which will be evaluated with regard to both content and form. Students should expect to write approximately 8000 words in various writing assignments. This course is appropriate for students seeking to improve their writing and reasoning skills.This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program Requirements.

PHIL 140 - Philosophy of Religion (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is intended for all students seeking a thoughtful exploration of religious issues in a non-sectarian context, or as part of a broader program of philosophical study. We will address Western religion from a philosophical perspective, including arguments for and against the existence of God, and an investigation into the status of religious beliefs. Additional topics may include a consideration of the evolution-creationism debate, and a discussion of religious pluralism.

PHIL 124 - History of Philosophy: Ancient (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is for those interested specifically in the earliest stages of Ancient Western philosophy. We address the development of Greek philosophy from the Pre-Socratics through Aristotle. We may also include Hellenistic, Roman, medieval or non-western thinkers. Beyond a study of the figures and key ideas, we will discuss the early view of philosophy as a “way of life,” and consider how these movements were intended to transform the lives of those who followed them.

PHIL 126 - History of Philosophy: Modern (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is intended for all students interested in the Modern period of Western Philosophy (16th through 18th Century). We emphasize broad epistemological and metaphysical developments through close analysis of primary texts. Philosophers to be studied will include Descartes and other Rationalists, Hume and other Empiricists, and Kant.

PHIL 101 - Introduction to Philosophy (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is appropriate for anyone seeking a broader program of philosophical study, or to fulfill general Humanities or Philosophy major requirements.

PHIL 101H - Introduction to Philosophy Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces philosophical ideas and methods concerning knowledge, reality and values. Expected topics will include the sources and limits of knowledge, and the nature of reality. Other topics that may be examined from a philosophical perspective include the nature of the self, truth, ethics, religion, science, language, beauty and art, political theory, or mind. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 120 - Introduction to Ethics (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 101 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This introductory level course is for students interested in the humanities, law, medicine, politics, social science and related fields, and will expose them to some of the most profound moral and ethical questions in the Western philosophical tradition. We will examine the concept of morality and values, representative ethical theories, and may include their applications to moral problems.

PHIL 112 - Introduction to Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities.

PHIL 112H - Introduction to Logic Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course introduces the formal methods and principles of deductive logic. Topics include translation between natural and formal language, syllogistic logic, and propositional logic. This course is especially recommended for students of mathematics, business, computer science, science, engineering, law, and humanities. This course is intended for those who meet Honors Program requirements.

PHIL 115 - Symbolic Logic (3.0 units)

Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate placement; PHIL 101 or PHIL 101H; PHIL 112 or PHIL 112H
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is intended for students interested in symbolic methods of deductive reasoning including philosophy and mathematics majors. Students taking this course will develop an understanding of both sentential logic and predicate logic. Students will also learn to translate ordinary language sentences and arguments into symbolic form and evaluate symbolized arguments for validity using truth-tables and natural deduction techniques.

IGETC 5B - Biological SciencesGE3.0†

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
† some classes may have higher units.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*':

Select one:
ANTH 101, 101H, 101L*; BIOL 101*, 105, 105L*, 111, 111L*, 120, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 206, 226*;
PSY 210, 210H.

IGETC 5C - Lab ScienceGE1.0

Select one if lab has not been completed in IGETC 5A or 5B.
All labs or courses with labs are indicated by an '*':
ANTH 101L*;
ASTR 112*;
BIOL 101*, 105L*, 111L*, 120L*, 200*, 201*, 226*;
CHEM 110*, 120*, 130*, 140*, 230*, 231*;
GEOG 101L*;
GEOL 151*;
PHY 120*,150*, 160*, 211*, 212*, 213*

US HISTORY (IGETC 4)GE3.0

Note: All honors courses have a prerequisite.

All CSU campuses have a graduation requirement in American Institutions. Students may choose one of the following US History courses to partially fulfill this requirement: HIST 143, 143H, 144, 144H, 156, 157, 158, 159, 159H, 170.

IGETC 6 - Foreign Language (UC ONLY)GE4.5

Notes:
All honors courses have a prerequisite.
Courses in this area that also appear in IGETC 3B Humanities may be counted toward both areas.

Proficiency equivalent to two years of high school study in the same language or select one:
ASL 101, 102, 201;
CHIN 101, 102;
FR 101, 102, 201, 202;
JAPN 101, 102;
LATN 101, 102;
SPAN 101, 101S, 102, 102S, 201, 201H, 202
There are additional ways to satisfy the Language Other than English Requirement. Please see a counselor for advisement.

Total Semester Units:14.5† 
Total Units for Philosophy AA-T program (Transfer to UC/CSU)60.0† 
Notes:
Some classes may have higher units
MMajor course; course may also meet a general education requirement
GEGeneral Education course
ELElective Course
† Some classes may have higher units.
** this course has prerequisite, please click on course name to view.
GE = General Education Course. Some of these courses also meet degree requirements. Please see a counselor to find out which ones meet both the general education and degree requirement
M = Major Course
EL = Elective Course
   

Program Learning Outcomes

1

Given previous instruction in a philosophical theory, students will correctly identify and explain the basic elements of that theory.


2

Students will demonstrate an ability to read and comprehend philosophical texts by accurately identifying the main point and supporting points.


3

Students will apply the basic elements of a philosophical theory to a real world scenario.


4

Students will develop/articulate a critical understanding of the work of Western philosophers, demonstrating through competent paraphrase.


5

Students will defend a philosophical position or argument.


6

Students will evaluate the validity of a deductive argument.


7

Students will evaluate the strength of an inductive argument.


8

Students will reason effectively.


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