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Philosophy and Logic, Associate in Arts

Curriculum BES.PHL.AA (U224A38)

Philosophy is the study of the very possibility of our knowledge. It provides the intellectual tools to approach specific questions in the humanities, the sciences and religion and it explores what it means to be human at a very basic level, asking questions such as "who am I?" "How can I be sure of my knowledge of the world?" "What is the right thing to do?" At Triton College students in the Philosophy and Logic program have the chance to become familiar with all major branches of the discipline of Philosophy, while satisfying most if not all the general education requirements to transfer to a four year institution. Students who are interested in pursuing an academic career in Philosophy will be mentored by the program’s instructors and students who wish to prepare well for any Bachelor major will develop the necessary intellectual skills for a successful transfer.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the successful completion of the Associate in Arts Degree (Philosophy and Logic) emphasis, the graduate will be able to:

  • define core terms and concepts that are critical to philosophical discourse;
  • identify major thinkers and theorists across disciplines;
  • delineate the vast array of philosophical orientations from around the globe and across eras;
  • analyze contemporary issues using sound reasoning and critical thinking;
  • compare major philosophical inquiries for critical appraisal or application;
  • articulate their personal philosophical positions with cogency; and
  • defend their personal positions through effective utilization of information from across disciplines.

Semester One:

PHL 101Introduction to Philosophy

3 credits

PSY 100Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

RHT 101 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3 credits

General education/Physical and Life Science

3 credits

Program electives

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Two:

ANT 103Cultural Anthropology

3 credits

PHL 105World Religions

3 credits

RHT 102 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II

3 credits

SPE 101 #Principles of Effective Speaking

3 credits

General education/Humanities

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Three:

PHL 102Logic

3 credits

PHL 103Ethics

3 credits

SOC 100Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

General education/Mathematics

3 credits

General education/Physical and Life Science

3-4 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Semester Four:

Electives

6 credits

Program electives

6 credits

General education/Fine Arts

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Recommended Philosophy Electives (nine semester credits):

PHL 104Social and Political Philosophy

3 credits

PHL 106Biomedical Ethics

3 credits

PHL 113Environmental Ethics

3 credits

PHL 296Special Topics in Philosophy

1 - 3 credits

Recommended Program Electives (six semester credits):

ANT 150Cultural Contexts

3 credits

ANT 275Anthropology of Religion

3 credits

ART 111Ancient to Medieval Art

3 credits

ART 112Renaissance to Modern Art

3 credits

ENG 105 #World Literature

3 credits

HUM 151Great Books of the West I

3 credits

HUM 152Great Books of the West II

3 credits

HUM 170 #Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies

3 credits

PSC 120Principles of Political Science

3 credits

PSC 184Global Politics

3 credits

PSY 201 #Introduction to Social Psychology

3 credits

PSY 210 #Theories of Personality

3 credits

PSY 250 #Psychology of Gender

3 credits

SOC 131Social Problems

3 credits

SOC 225 #Racial & Cultural Minorities

3 credits

(Select courses that meet the BA requirements of your transfer college.)

General education requirements:

AA degree

Total Credit Hours:37-40

Philosophy courses or other electives for AA degree

Total Credit Hours:20-23

See PHL course descriptions.

Recommended electives include courses in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Humanities, Mathematics, Foreign Languages and Fine Arts.

Chairperson: Victor McCullum, Ext. 3311

General Education electives must be selected from the AA Degree Requirements and must adhere to the requirements of the Illinois Articulation Initiative for graduation if planning to transfer within Illinois. Students are required to select at least one course from Humanities and one course from Fine Arts, a Physical and a Life Science, and courses in Social and Behavior Sciences from at least two disciplines*. See catalog with AA Degree Requirements for required hours and number of courses in each discipline.

*discipline: a subject or field of activity, for example, an academic subject