Philosophy-Option

Liberal Arts, Associate in Arts

A degree in Philosophy provides a well-rounded liberal arts background by providing training in how to think, especially about the most important questions of life. It is a gateway to many other disciplines, professions and careers such as teaching, research, business and others. It provides methodologies for success in continuing academic studies beyond the program as well as in careers.

Students seeking a baccalaureate degree in philosophy from a college or university should obtain an A.A. degree in liberal arts. It is recommended that not more than 15 credits in philosophy be earned at Atlantic Cape to avoid any possible transfer problems. Most granters of baccalaureate degrees prefer that the upper level courses be taken at their institution. A student who successfully completes the requirements of the A.A. degree in philosophy should be able to think critically about issues, create arguments that show sound reasoning, demonstrate diversity through understanding Eastern and Western philosophies, evaluate philosophy's influence on society and culture, and read and write at a sophisticate's conceptual level.

For more information contact the department chairperson, Richard Benner, at (609)343-4976 or e-mail rbenner@atlantic.edu.

Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.
ENGL101-Composition I
3
ENGL102-Composition II
3
Choose COMM110-Interpersonal Communication or COMM120-Public Speaking
3
MATH220-Statistical Methods
4
ANTH/BIOL101-Biological Anthropology or BIOL103-Biology of Our World
4
PHYS100-Conceptual Physics
4
PSYC101-General Psychology
3
SOCL101-Principles of Sociology
3
Choose ARTS103, ARTS108 or ARTS109
3
Choose PHIL102, PHIL115 or RELG110
3
Choose ENGL104-Introduction to Literature or ENGL201-World Literature
3
Choose two: HIST101, HIST102, HIST103 or HIST104
6
Choose ANTH103, ENGL201, GEOG102, GEOG110, PHIL105, PHIL106, PHIL/RELG111 or RELG110

3

 

TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
45
Program Courses
PHIL210-Seminar in Humanities/Philosophy
3

Select four courses from:

PHIL101-Introduction to Logic

PHIL102-Introduction to Philosophy

PHL105-World Myths and Legends

PHIL106-Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy

PHIL/RELG111-World Systems of Ethics

PHIL115-Introduction to Philosophy through Literature

12

 

Choose PHIL104- Bioethics: Realities of the New Millennium or PHIL110-Introduction to Ethics
(Students may take PHIL104 or PHIL110, not both.)
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
15
Liberal Arts Electives (may include PHIL courses)
6
Computer Literacy: 0 to 3 Credits
Is fulfilled with CISM125, testing out or reviewed departmental portfolio.
 
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE:
66
(PHIL) EFFECTIVE FALL 2009