Oct 18, 2018  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
    
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degree Map: Philosophy A.A.


If you are a full-time student taking and follow this degree map, you can complete this associate degree in two years.  See an academic advisor for a customized degree map that works for you.  To be recommended for the Associate in Arts degree, you must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 as a minimum on all coursework attempted (minimum of 60 hours).

Note the Milestones below each semester.  Milestones are reminders of actions you should take during that semester to help keep you on track for degree completion.

First Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1113 - Composition I   3
HIST 1483 - U.S. History 1492 to the Civil War Era  or HIST 1493 - U.S. History - Civil War Era to the Present   3
MATH 1473 - Quantitative Reasoning (A)   3
Philosophy Elective.  PHIL 1113 - Introduction to Philosophy (H)  is recommended. 3
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government   3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Download MS Office from MyTCC.
  • Form a study group, join a student organization, or volunteer at a community service site.
  • Visit the writing, math and science, or technology learning centers for free individual tutoring support services.
  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.

Second Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1213 - Composition II   3
General Education Science (with lab).  See the General Education Requirements  for course list.  The following courses are recommended:
BIOL 1114 - General Biology for Non-Majors (L)  
BIOL 1224 - Introduction to Biology for Majors (L)  
BIOL 1404 - General Botany (L)  
GEOG 1014 - Geography (Physical) (L)  
PHYS 1114 - General Physics I (L)  
4
General Education Recommended Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
CSCI 1203 - Computer Concepts and Applications  
NAMS 2223 - Native American Philosophies  
Any Foreign Language, including American Sign Language
2-3
(2 hours required)
Philosophy Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
PHIL 1143 - Introduction to Ethics: Business Issues (H)  
PHIL 2113 - Logic  
PHIL 2133 - Introduction to Ethical Thinking (H)  
PHIL 2143 - Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy (H)  
PHIL 2163 - Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science (H)  
3
Controlled Elective.  Select one course from the following:
ENGL 2413 - Introduction to Literature (H)  
PSYC 1113 - Introduction to Psychology (S)  
SOCI 1113 - Introduction to Sociology (S)  
SOCI 2123 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (S)  
3
Total Credit Hours 15-16

Milestones

  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.
  • Schedule a campus visit with your transfer institution’s student recruitment office.
  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • Visit Career Services by your 20th credit hour to explore career opportunities associated with this degree.

Third Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
COMM 1113 - Public Speaking   3
General Education Science (without lab).  See the General Education Requirements  for course list.  The following courses are recommended:
ASTR 1104 - General Astronomy 
BIOL 1113 - Introduction to Environmental Science   
BIOL 1423 - Microbes and Society  
BIOL 2313 - Principles of Ecology  
3-4
(3 required)
Philosophy Electives.  The following courses are recommended:
PHIL 1213 - Religions of the World: The Eastern Tradition (H,I)  
PHIL 2113 - Logic  
PHIL 2133 - Introduction to Ethical Thinking (H)  
PHIL 2143 - Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy (H)  
PHIL 2163 - Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science (H) 
PHIL 2263 - Medical Ethics (H)  
6
Controlled Elective.  Select one course from the following:
ENGL 2413 - Introduction to Literature (H)  
PSYC 1113 - Introduction to Psychology (S)  
SOCI 1113 - Introduction to Sociology (S)  
SOCI 2123 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (S)  
3
Total Credit Hours 15-16

Milestone

  • Consult with an academic advisor to complete a Petition for Computer Proficiency.
  • Meet with an academic advisor for a graduation check.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • Complete applications for admission and financial aid for the four-year institution to which you plan to transfer.
  • Visit Career Services to build your resume.

Fourth Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
Philosophy Electives  The following courses are recommended:
PHIL 1223 - Religions of the World: The Western Tradition (H)  
PHIL 2133 - Introduction to Ethical Thinking (H)  
PHIL 2143 - Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy (H)  
PHIL 2163 - Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science (H) 
PHIL 2263 - Medical Ethics (H)  
3
Controlled Electives.  Select three (3) courses from the following:
ENGL 2413 - Introduction to Literature (H)  
HIST 1053 - Ancient and Medieval Western Civilization (H) 
POLS 2033 - Introduction to Political Thought  
PSYC 1113 - Introduction to Psychology (S)  
SOCI 1113 - Introduction to Sociology (S)  
SOCI 2113 - Social Problems in America (S)  
SOCI 2123 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (S)  
9
Required General Education Elective. Select one three-hour course from one of the following: Psychology, Social Sciences, Foreign Language, or Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre). The following courses are recommended:
ART 1013 - Fundamentals of Art I  
PSYC 2213 - Brain and Behavior  
SOCI 2173 - Religion and Society (S)  
THEA 1093 - Introduction to Theatre (H)  
Any Foreign Language, including American Sign Language
3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestone

  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.

Transfer Information

This degree is intended for transfer to a four-year university for completion of a baccalaureate degree.  You should work closely with an academic advisor each semester to make certain you are enrolled in the correct courses for a seamless transfer process and you are encouraged to begin a dialogue with your intended transfer school as early as possible. Early coordination between TCC academic advisors and advisors from selected four-year institutions can streamline the transfer process. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she understands the program/admission/transfer requirements for the transfer school.