2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Oct 17, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook

Philosophy, AA [PHIL-AA, 60 Total Credits]


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DESCRIPTION

Encompassing ancient traditions of inquiry concerning the nature of reality and the good life as well as contemporary investigation of issues in a wide variety of disciplines, philosophy addresses fundamental questions of human experience. Philosophy students develop their analytical and communicative abilities, assess and construct arguments according to the standards of good reasoning, and explore the nature of reality and human experience. An AA in Philosophy is excellent preparation for further study in philosophy or to enter a variety of fields, such as law, government, theology, literature, sociology, psychology, languages, education, administration, journalism, publishing, and business that demand strong analytical and communicative skills.


ACADEMIC MAPS

Click the link to view the different degree maps for degree completion and transfer: Academic Maps: AA Philosophy  

Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Evaluate language, evidence, reasoning, and arguments.
  2. Construct well-reasoned and clearly presented arguments. 
  3. Discuss core historical and contemporary philosophical questions and problems.
  4. Weigh historical and contemporary theories.
  5. Examine one’s own philosophical ideas and positions.
  6. Differentiate philosophy from other disciplines.
  7. Apply philosophical analysis and ideas to other fields and activities such as law, religion, politics, science, economics, and the arts.

General Education Requirements (32 Credits)


Mathematics (3 Credits)


NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Literature (3 Credits)


Natural Science (7 Credits)


Two courses from the following, one must include a lab.

Social Science (9 Credits)


Nine credits must be from three different disciplines. 

Values and Diversity


All students MUST fulfill this requirement. Course chosen may also be used to fulfill the corresponding general education or special program requirements.

Recommended: WMST 113  - Completing this course also counts toward completing the General Education Social Science requirement.

Special Program Requirements (28 Credits)


Philosophy Electives (6 Credits)


Students should choose the PHIL prefix courses to complete based on the NSHE Institution and degree option they plan to transfer to.  Please see the section at the end of this degree page for this information.

  • Any PHIL prefix courses (not previously used to complete another section of this degree)

Humanities (7 Credits)


  • and one course from the following:

  • or above
  • or  any HIST prefix course
  • or  any RST prefix course
  • or  World Languages 111 or above (this includes the following course prefixes: ARA, ARM, CHI, FIL, FREN, GER, GRE, ITAL, JPN, KOR, LAT, PORT, RUS, SPAN, and THAI)

Fine Arts (3 Credits)


General Elective (3 Credits)


Students should choose courses to complete based on the NSHE Institution and degree option they plan to transfer to.  Please see the section at the end of this degree page for this information. 

  • any ENG prefix course (not previously used to complete another section of this degree)
  • or  any HIST prefix course (not previously used to complete another section of this degree)
  • or  any PHIL prefix course (not previously used to complete another section of this degree)
  • or  any RST prefix course (not previously used to complete another section of this degree)
  • or  any World Languages 112 or above course (includes the following course prefixes: ARA, CHI, FIL, FREN, GER, ITAL, JPN, KOR, LAT, PORT, RUS, and SPAN)

Philosophy Electives Transfer Options


Students should choose courses to complete based on the NSHE Institution and degree option they plan to transfer to.

UNLV

  • BA Philosophy – Students may complete 6 credits of any PHIL prefix courses not already used to complete other sections of this degree.
  • BA Philosophy (Law and Justice Concentration) – Students must complete PHIL 246 and then complete 3 credits of any PHIL course not already used to complete other portions of this degree.
  • BA Philosophy (with Minor in Religious Studies) – Students should complete 6 credits from the following: PHIL 115, 124, 205, and 210.

UNR

  • BA Philosophy – Students should complete 6 credits from the following: PHIL 131, 135, 202, 203, 210, 211, 244, and 245.
  • BA Philosophy (Ethics, Law and Politics Specialization) - Students should complete 6 credits from the following: PHIL 131, 135, 202, 203, 210, 211, 244, and 245.

General Elective Transfer Options


Students should choose courses to complete based on the NSHE Institution and degree option they plan to transfer to.

UNLV

Students should complete ENG 231 or ENG 232.

UNR

Students should complete any PHIL prefix course not already used to complete this degree.

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