Philosophy

Associate in Arts
Transfer Preparation* (Major Code: 01830)

The lower-division requirements give both the philosophy major and the general education student an excellent vehicle for refining his/her skills in critical reasoning and rational decision making. The application of philosophical ideas to the practical problems of life is an essential part of the curriculum. Philosophy majors who plan a career in teaching at the college or university level must complete a bachelor’s degree and a graduate-level degree.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Recognize, analyze, evaluate, and critique philosophical ideas and apply them in decision-making.
Program Requirements
PHIL 101INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY3
PHIL 103LOGIC AND CRITICAL THINKING3
PHIL 106WORLD RELIGIONS3
PHIL 120ETHICS: THEORY AND PRACTICE3
Electives
Select one of the following:6
HUMANITIES THROUGH THE ARTS I
and HUMANITIES THROUGH THE ARTS II
INTRODUCTION TO HUMANITIES: ARTS AND IDEAS
and WORLD MYTHOLOGY
Total Units18
*

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses specific to the transfer institution of choice. University requirements vary from institution to institution and are subject to change. Therefore, it is important to verify transfer major preparation and general education requirements through consultation with a counselor in either the Counseling Center or Transfer Center. See catalog Transfer Courses Information section for further information.

SDSU also requires three consecutive courses in a single foreign language as part of the requirement for the bachelor’s degree. Foreign language competency may also be demonstrated by successfully completing four years of one foreign language in high school or by successfully completing a challenge examination. See a counselor for additional information.

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.