Each of the courses in the philosophy curriculum starts out with substantial instruction in reasoning skills. In the subsequent examinations of specific issues, students gradually develop their capacity to join in the examination with logical rigor. Students develop this capacity both in frequent class discussions and in writing assignments.
Students will be able to identify, analyze and evaluate assumptions of particular cultural understand as reflected in the works of philosophy. They will also be able to demonstrate willingness and ability to analyze concepts and demonstrate the ability to construct arguments in support of a philosophical position.
The associate degree for transfer student completion requirements (stated in SB1440 law) are as follows:
Complete 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU transferable units.
Obtain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0
Complete and obtain certification of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.
Complete a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major.
All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of C or better.