Philosophy

Associate of Arts

The Associates of Arts degree with a field of study in Philosophy is designated for students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate degree in Philosophy or Liberal Arts at four-year institutions. The curriculum includes general academic courses and electives that enable students who intend to major or minor in Philosophy to transfer to four-year institutions with substantial course work completed.

Completing a Philosophy program can expand opportunities in teaching, law school, and other related areas while teaching lifetime skills of analysis and multicultural reasoning.

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Field of Study - 18 credit hours
PHIL 2306Introduction to Ethics3
PHIL 2303Introduction to Logic3
Select two of the following:6
Introduction to World Religions
Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy
Classical Philosophy
Philosophy of Religion
Field of Study Electives - 6 credit hours
To complete the Philosophy Field of Study, students must take two 3-credit hour courses listed in any Associate of Arts Field of Study from the following list: Anthropology, Business Administration (transfer plan only), Communication, Criminal Justice, Drama, Education, English, Arts, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Humanities, Language and Cultural Studies, Mexican-American Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, or Sociology.6
STC Core Curriculum - 42 credit hours
Complete 42 credit hours of required Core Curriculum including the following: 1,242
Language, Philosophy & Culture
Introduction to Philosophy
Total Credit Hours60
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In addition to the courses in the Field of Study, the student is required to take 42 credit hours from the STC Core Curriculum. These courses must not duplicate courses taken to fulfill field of study requirements.

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Students who select a 3 credit hour Mathematics course to fulfill the Mathematics component of the Core Curriculum must take 4 credit hours to complete the Component Area Option for the Core Curriculum.

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Recommended Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy 3
HIST 1301
United States History I
or Mexican-American History I
3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum 3-4
Introduction to Speech Communication (Recommended)  
 Credit Hours12
Second Semester
HIST 1302
United States History II
or Mexican-American History II
3
ENGL 1302 Composition II - Rhetoric 3
Mathematics Elective - Core Curriculum 3-4
Creative Arts Elective - Core Curriculum 3
PHIL 2303 Introduction to Logic 3
 Credit Hours16
Third Semester
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum (if required) 1
Philosophy Elective 1 3
 Credit Hours6
Fourth Semester
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Field of Study Elective 2 3
 Credit Hours13
Fifth Semester
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Field of Study Elective 2 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Philosophy Elective 1 3
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours60 Credit Hours
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Courses to be chosen from Philosophy Field of Study

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To complete the Philosophy Field of Study, students must take two 3-credit hour courses listed in any Associate of Arts Field of Study from the following list: Anthropology, Business Administration (transfer plan only), Communication, Criminal Justice, Drama, Education, English, Arts, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Humanities, Language and Cultural Studies, Mexican-American Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, or Sociology.