Philosophy and Logic

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.

Last Update Effective: 8/21/16

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

PHL 101

Introduction to Philosophy

3

 

PSY 100

Introduction to Psychology

3

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RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3

 

 

General education/Humanities

3

 

 

General education/Physical and Life Science

3

 

 

 

15

Semester Two

 

ANT 103

Cultural Anthropology

3

 

PHL 105

World Religions

3

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RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II

3

#

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking

3

 

 

General education/Humanities

3

 

 

 

15

Semester Three

 

PHL 103

Ethics

3

 

PHL 102

Logic

3

 

SOC 100

Introduction to Sociology

3

 

 

General education/Mathematics

3

 

 

General education/Physical or Life Science

4

 

 

 

16

Semester Four

 

 

General education/Behavioral Sciences

9

 

 

General education/Fine Arts

3

 

 

Program electives

3

 

 

Electives

3

 

 

 

18

Recommended Philosophy Electives (3 semester credits)

 

PHL 104

Social and Political Philosophy

3

 

PHL 106

Biomedical Ethics

3

 

PHL 113

Environmental Ethics

3

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PHL 296

Special Topics in Philosophy

3

 

 

 

 

Recommended Program Electives (3 semester credits)

 

ANT 150

Cultural Contexts

3

 

ANT 275

Anthropology of Religion

3

 

ART 111

Ancient to Medieval Art

3

 

ART 112

Renaissance to Modern Art

3

#

ENG 105

World Literature

3

 

HUM 151

Great Books of the West I

3

 

HUM 152

Great Books of the West II

3

#

HUM 170

Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies

3

 

PSC 120

Principles of Political Science

3

 

PSC 184

Global Politics

3

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PSY 201

Introduction to Social Psychology

3

#

PSY 210

Psychology of Personality

3

#

PSY 250

Psychology of Gender

3

 

SOC 131

Social Problems

3

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SOC 225

Racial & Cultural Minorities

3

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

General education requirements: AA degree

37-41

Philosophy courses or other electives for AA degree

23-27

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