Arts and Humanities - Programs of Study
Philosophy and Religious Studies
A.A. Degree (Transfer)
An Arts and Sciences Area of Study
Application Code 232
For curriculum information, contact the Arts and Humanities Division—Room HVPA-200—443-518-1480.
This curriculum is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution to major or minor in philosophy or religious studies. Its focus on the capacity to analyze complex arguments and think critically will prepare students for careers in law, international business, international relations, and other fields that require a broad understanding of divergent worldviews and the cultures with which they interact.
|GENERAL EDUCATION CORE||Credits|
|Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a|
minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s
total of general education and required courses must equal
at least 60 semester hours of credit.
|Composition||ENGL-121 College Composition||3|
|Humanities, Arts & Literature1||Humanities Core Course (see p. 62)|
|Arts Core Course (see p. 62)|
|Literature Core Course (see p. 61)||9-11|
|Social Sciences2||Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Course (see p. 63)||6|
|Science||Science Core Courses (see p. 63; must include one course with lab)||7-8|
|Mathematics||Mathematics Core Course (see p. 64)||3-5|
|Interdisciplinary||Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core Course (see p. 64)||2-3|
|REQUIRED COURSES RELATED TO MAJOR|
|PHIL-101 ||Introduction to Philosophy ||3|
|PHIL-103||Introduction to Ethics||3|
|PHIL-104||Introduction to Religious Studies||3|
|PHIL-141/HEED-141||The Philosophy and Practice of Yoga||3|
|PHIL-201||Religions of the World||3|
|Electives – Select 15-18 credits from the following (3 credits each, except where noted):|
|ENGL-207 ||Ethics in Literature|
|FINE-193/WMST-193||Introduction to Women’s Studies: Women, Artand Culture|
|HUMN-102||The Psychology of Happiness: A Humanities Approach|
|PHIL-102||Introduction to Logic|
|PHIL-110||Introduction to Chinese Taoism (1 credit)|
|PHIL-111||Introduction to Japanese Zen Buddhism (1 credit)|
|PHIL-112||Introduction to African Philosophy (1 credit)|
|PHIL-116/HEED-116||Fundamentals of Spiritual Awareness|
|PHIL-140/HEED-140||The Philosophy and Practice of Tai Chi|
|PHIL-203/HUMN-203||Civility and the Virtue Tradition|
|PHIL-230/EXSC-230||Philosophy of the Martial Arts|
|PHIL-260/FILM-260||Film and Philosophy|
1One Humanities Core Course (3 credits), plus one Arts Core Course (3 credits), plus one Literature Core Course (3 credits) satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement, OR a World Language Sequence (8 credits), plus another Humanities, Arts, and Literature Core (3 credits) in a second discipline other than a world language satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement.
2 One History Core Course is required and may be taken as either a Social and Behavioral Sciences Core or a Humanities Core. No more than 6 credits may be taken in History to meet Humanities Core and Social and Behavioral Sciences Core requirements.