Associate In Arts In Philosophy for Transfer Degree 2017-2018

(Major C. 5710.AA-T)

An Associate in Arts in Philosophy for Transfer Degree is designed for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in philosophy or a related major. In addition to providing a strong philosophical foundation, the Associate in Arts in Philosophy for Transfer Degree is designed to develop critical thinking skills, as well as enhance the ability to read, comprehend, and analyze complex arguments on a variety of issues. These skills will be valuable assets to transfer students to four-year institutions, whether they major in philosophy or another field of study.

Major requirements (18 units minimum)
A grade of “C” or better is required in the following courses:

Required Core - Select one from the following options:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
PHIL 4 Introduction to Logic 3 PHIL 110
PHIL 6 Symbolic Logic 3 PHIL 210
PHIL 1 Introduction to Philosophy 3 PHIL 100
PHIL 1C or PHIL 1CH Ethics or Honors Ethics 3 PHIL 120
List A - Select one course or any course from core not already used:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
PHIL 2 Critical Reasoning and Analytic Writing 3 N/A
List B - Select 2 courses or any course from List A not already used:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
HIST 1 Western Civilization to 1648 3 HIST 170
HIST 2 Western Civilization from 1648 3 HIST 180
PHIL 1D World Religions 3 N/A
List C - Select one course or any course not used in List A or B:
ASL 1 Beginning American Sign Language 4 N/A
ASL 2 High-Beginning American Sign Language 4 N/A
ASL 3 Intermediate American Sign Language 4 N/A
ASL 4 High-Intermediate American Sign Language 4 N/A
CHIN 1 Beginning Chinese 4 N/A
CHIN 2 High-Beginning Chinese 4 N/A
ENGL 1B or
Introduction to the Study of Literature or
Honors Introduction to the Study of Literature
3 ENGL 120
ENGL 43A American Literature: Origins through Reconstruction (1877) 3 ENGL 130
ENGL 43B American Literature: 1877 to Present 3 ENGL 135
ENGL 44A World Literature to the Renaissance 3 ENGL 140
ENGL 44B World Literature since the Renaissance 3 ENGL 145
ENGL 46A English Literature to 1800 3 ENGL 160
ENGL 46B English Literature from 1800 to Present 3 ENGL 165
ENGL 47 Shakespeare 3 N/A
ENGL 49 Latino & Chicano Literature 3 N/A
FILM 2A History of Cinema: 1895 to 1960 3 N/A
FILM 2B History of Cinema: 1960 to Present 3 N/A
FRENCH 1 Beginning French 4 N/A
FRENCH 2 High-Beginning French 4 N/A
FRENCH 3 Intermediate French 4 N/A
FRENCH 4 High-Intermediate French 4 N/A
GERMAN 1 Beginning German 4 N/A
GERMAN 2 High-Beginning German 4 N/A
GERMAN 3 Intermediate German 4 N/A
GERMAN 4 High-Intermediate German 4 N/A
HIST 11 History of the United States to 1877 3 HIST 130
HIST 12 or
History of the United States from 1865, or
Honors History of the U.S. from 1865
3 HIST 140
HIST 20 World History I, to 1600 3 HIST 150
HIST 22 History of American Women 3 N/A
HIST 32 History of the Mexican American People 3 N/A
LING 10 Introduction to Language 3 N/A
LING 11 Introduction to Language for Teachers 3 N/A
SPAN 1 Beginning Spanish 5 SPAN 100
SPAN 2 High-Beginning Spanish 5 SPAN 110
SPAN 3 Intermediate Spanish 5 SPAN 200
SPAN 3NS Spanish for Spanish Speakers 4 SPAN 220
SPAN 4 High-Intermediate Spanish 5 SPAN 210
SPAN 4NS Spanish for Spanish Speakers 4 SPAN 230

Total units for a major do not include required general education or pre-requisite courses.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  1. Analyze deductive arguments for validity and soundness.
  2. Understand the difference between deductive and inductive arguments.
  3. Write a cogent argumentative essay.
  4. Respect the values of dialogue, argumentation, and principled criticism in a societal and global context.
  5. Explain the most important issues in philosophy and accurately characterize various opposing viewpoints on them.
  6. Thoroughly and accurately, describe the arguments for opposing viewpoints on philosophical issues.
  7. Construct arguments of their own on philosophical issues and express their arguments clearly and cogently.
  8. Respond to objections to their own views and engage in rational dialogue on philosophical issues without resorting to logical fallacies or rhetoric.
  9. See philosophical questioning and rational dialogue as valuable and essential elements of a human life well lived

To obtain the Associate in Arts in Philosophy for Transfer Degree, students must complete the following requirements:

  • Completion of 60-semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California StateUniversity, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State UniversityGeneral Education – Breadth requirements.
    2. A minimum of 18-semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  • Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADTs) also require that students must earn a “C” grade or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
  • Certification of either the California State University General Education Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) or the intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU version) is required.


  • CSU GE- Breadth and IGETC advising sheets are available in Student Services, AC2-133 or online at CCC GE (CSU/UC) GE and Major Sheets
  • Courses may double count in the major and CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC.

To see what CSU campuses accept this degree go to

Faculty Advisors: Bogosian, Stannard.

2017 - 2018 Philosophy for Transfer Printable Major Sheet