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 (37 Units)37
Select one of the following General Education patterns:
California State University General Education (CSU GE) *
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) **
Required Courses (15 Units)15
Western Civilization to 1648
West Civilization Since 1648
Introductory Philosophy
Ethics
Introductory Logic
Restricted Electives (3 Units)3
Select three units from the following courses:
World Literature 1
People of the US to 1877
World History to 1500
Comparative Religion
Intro to the Old Testament
Intro to the New Testament
Electives (17-21 Units)17-21
Select additional courses to achieve 60 units.
Total60
*

Course(s) meets General Education requirement and 15-18 units may be double counted above in 1A (CSU GE). 

**

12 units may be double counted above in 1B (IGETC-CSU). GETC-CSU requires completion of IGETC AREA 1C.

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).