Associate in Arts in Philosophy for Transfer (AA-T)

Division: Social Sciences

Students completing the Associate in Arts in Philosophy for Transfer (AA-T) degree will be able to seamlessly transfer in the CSU system to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Philosophy. Students completing the Associate in Arts in Philosophy for Transfer (AA-T) degree will have an introductory foundation for the field of Philosophy through the study of logic, ethics, political philosophy, and epistemology. Students will acquire skills and abilities in articulating, interpreting and analyzing philosophical ideas consistently and relevant to an issue in order to find better answers.

Program Outcomes

  • Accurately articulate, interpret and analyze philosophical ideas consistently and relevant to a philosophical issue in order to find better answers.
  • Analyze ordinary language claims to determine whether conclusions are valid or strong.

Transfer & Career Opportunities

This Associate in Arts in Philosophy for Transfer (AA-T) degree is intended to meet the lower division requirements for Philosophy for all CSU campuses. Students planning to transfer to institutions other than the CSU are encouraged to consult ASSIST.org and a COS counselor for program planning and course selection. Most common career opportunities with a baccalaureate degree include: any position that requires critical and abstract thinking including law, education, journalism, civil service, public relations, non-profit work, ministry, business management and the arts.

GENERAL EDUCATION AND SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS37
Select one of the following General Education patterns:
California State University General Education (CSU GE) *
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) **
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REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES15
HIST 004Western Civilization to 16483
HIST 005West Civilization Since 16483
PHIL 001Introductory Philosophy3
PHIL 005Ethics3
PHIL 020Introductory Logic3
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RESTRICTED ELECTIVES3
Select three units from the following courses:
ENGL 044World Literature 13
HIST 017People of the US to 18773
HIST 025World History to 15003
PHIL 012Comparative Religion3
PHIL 013Intro to the Old Testament3
PHIL 014Intro to the New Testament3
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ELECTIVES17-21
Select additional courses to achieve 60 units.
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TOTAL60

The Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer requirements include completion of the 60 unit program defined above with at least 12 units taken in residence at College of the Sequoias with a "C" (2.0) average and a "C" or better grade in all required major and unrestricted electives courses (see Transfer Information and Requirements for additional details).