Philosophy

Program Learning Outcomes

1.  Student will correctly evaluate the validity of deductive arguments.

2.  Student will correctly identify and describe selected concepts, arguments, and theories in ethics.
 
3.  Student will correctly describe, compare, and contrast different social/political philosophies.
 
4.  Students will correctly compare and contrast different religious systems.
 
5.  Student will correctly identify and describe concepts and problems in the philosophy of religion.

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Field of Study - 18 credit hours18
All Philosophy students (6 credits):
Introduction to Ethics
Introduction to Logic
Tracks
General Track: (12 Credits)
Select two of the following:
Introduction to World Religions
Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy
Classical Philosophy
Philosophy of Religion
Academic Cooperative: Philosophy Capstone
Field of Study Electives
To complete the General Track 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.
Religious Studies Track: (12 Credits)
Introduction to World Religions
The student is required to take one course from the following list:
Classical Philosophy
Philosophy of Religion
Field of Study Elective
To complete the Religious Track Field of Study, students must select two of the following:
General Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
World Civilizations I
World Civilizations II
World Cultures
Pre-Law Track: (12 Credits)
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy
Field of Study Elective
To complete the Pre-Law Track Field of Study, students must select two of the following:
News Reporting
Principles of Economics I - Macro
Principles of Economics II - Micro
British Literature
American Literature
World Literature
Social Problems
STC Core Curriculum - 42 credit hours
Complete 42 credit hours of required Core Curriculum. 1,242
Total Credit Hours60
1

Students pursuing the Religious Studies track must take SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology for the Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum. 

2

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 - General Track ​ 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
Language, Philosophy & Culture Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Recommended:
Introduction to Philosophy
HIST 1301
United States History I
or Mexican-American History I
3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum 3-4
Recommended:
Introduction to Speech Communication
 Credit Hours12
Spring
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
Summer
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum (if required) 1
Philosophy Elective 3
Select one of the following:
Introduction to World Religions
Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy
Classical Philosophy
Philosophy of Religion
Academic Cooperative: Philosophy Capstone
 Credit Hours6
Second Year
Fall
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Field of Study Elective 1 3
 Credit Hours13
Spring
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Field of Study Elective 1 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Philosophy Elective 3
Select one of the following:
Introduction to World Religions
Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy
Classical Philosophy
Philosophy of Religion
Academic Cooperative: Philosophy Capstone
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours60
1

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.

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Recommended Course Sequence - Religious Studies Track

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
Language, Philosophy & Culture Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Recommended:
Introduction to Philosophy
HIST 1301
United States History I
or Mexican-American History I
3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum 3-4
Recommended:
Introduction to Speech Communication
 Credit Hours12
Spring
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
Summer
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Required:
Introductory Sociology 1
PHIL 1304 Introduction to World Religions 3
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum (if required) 1
 Credit Hours6
Second Year
Fall
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Religious Studies Field of Study Elective 3
Select one of the following:
General Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
World Civilizations I
World Civilizations II
World Cultures
 Credit Hours13
Spring
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Religious Studies Field of Study Elective 3
Select one of the following:
General Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
World Civilizations I
World Civilizations II
World Cultures
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
PHIL 2316
Classical Philosophy
or Philosophy of Religion
3
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours60
1

Students pursuing the Religious Studies track must take SOCI 1301 Introductory Sociology for the Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective

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Recommended Course Sequence - Pre-Law Track

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
Language, Philosophy & Culture Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Recommended:
Introduction to World Religions
HIST 1301
United States History I
or Mexican-American History I
or African American History I
3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum 3
Recommended:
Public Speaking
 Credit Hours12
Spring
HIST 1302
United States History II
or Mexican-American History II
or African American History II
3
ENGL 1302 Composition II - Rhetoric 3
Mathematics Elective - Core Curriculum 3-4
Recommended:
Elementary Statistical Methods
Creative Arts Elective - Core Curriculum 3
PHIL 2303 Introduction to Logic 3
 Credit Hours16
Summer
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Recommended:
Court Systems and Practices
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy 3
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum (if required) 1
 Credit Hours6
Second Year
Fall
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Pre-Law Field of Study Elective 1 3
Select one of the following:
News Reporting
Principles of Economics I - Macro
Principles of Economics II - Micro
British Literature
American Literature
World Literature
Social Problems
 Credit Hours13
Spring
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Pre-Law Field of Study Elective 1 3
Select one of the following:
News Reporting
Principles of Economics I - Macro
Principles of Economics II - Micro
British Literature
American Literature
World Literature
Social Problems
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
PHIL 2307 Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy 3
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours60