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Associate in Arts

Philosophy Concentration

The Philosophy concentration provides an intense and focused program on thinking and writing about the most basic intellectual activities in the human experience, including a broad range of historical, religious, social and ethical considerations.

Students who are matriculated and place into developmental math and/or English are required to begin the course sequence in the first semester. Please see an advisor with questions.

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First SemesterCredits
ENL101 English Composition I 3
MAT150 Elementary Statistics 3
COM103   Human Communication (or
Humanities & Fine Arts
PHI130 Introduction to Philosophy 3
    Elective 3
Second SemesterCredits
ENL102   English Composition II 3
    Natural or Physical Science 4
  World History to 1500 CE (or)
European History to 1600 CE
    Concentration Elective 3
PHI131   Logic 3
Third SemesterCredits
    Natural or Physical Science 3 (or) 4
    Concentration Elective 3
    Humanities & Fine Arts 3
    Elective 3
  World History from 1500 CE (or)
European History from 1600 CE
Fourth SemesterCredits
    Concentration Elective 3
PHI201   Existentialism 3
    Humanities & Fine Arts 3
    Elective 3
    Elective (if needed) 2–3
Total Credits 60–61

Capitol letter M to designate a milestone course Designates a Milestone course. A milestone course must be completed in the semester indicated to ensure that you remain on track to continue on in your program and graduate on time.

Note: The Associate in Arts degree does not indicate a specialized degree in a concentration. Students who complete this concentration will satisfy the requirements of MassTransfer. For additional information pertaining to degree requirements, please refer to Degree Requirements.

ANT107 Introduction to Anthropology
SOC106 Principles of Sociology
PHI160 Three Great Thinkers
PHI210 Ethics
PHI241 Selected Topics in Philosophy
REL122 Concepts of Western Religion
REL123 Concepts of Eastern Religion

The Philosophy concentration provides a solid base from which a student could continue in a bachelor's program in any of the social sciences or liberal arts. The Philosophy concentration is also an excellent long-range preparation for graduate work in any area of specialization, particularly in law or in medical school.

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Keli Gates, Adjunct Faculty
Daniel McCullough, Adjunct Faculty