Dec 11, 2019  
2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 College Catalog

Degree Map: Philosophy Concentration for Liberal Arts AA


Film Studies Concentration Description

Philosophy poses some of the most pressing questions in our lives: What is reality? What is “the self”? What is consciousness? How do I know what I know? Is there such a thing as truth? Does God exist? What does it mean to live “the good life”? Is life free or determined? For what am I responsible? What is the meaning of life?

While exploring these questions, students will explore various fields within the philosophic tradition - metaphysics or the philosophy of reality; epistemology or the philosophy of knowledge; axiology or the philosophies of ethics, society/politics, and aesthetics; and logic - that human beings both ancient and modern have developed in their attempts to answer them.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this concentration you will be able to:

  • Distinguish the main fields and schools of thought in the history of philosophy.
  • Outline central philosophical concepts.
  • Apply philosophical concepts to issues in contemporary society.
  • Evaluate philosophical arguments.
  • Defend philosophical positions.

Degree Map

The degree map below is an example of how a full-time student can complete this degree in two years.  You should see an academic advisor for a customized degree map that works for you.  To be recommended for an 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
General Education Humanities.  HUMN 2113 - Humanities I: Prehistory through the Middle Ages (H)  or
HUMN 2223 - Humanities II: Renaissance to the Early 20th Century (H)  
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
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government   3
General Education Humanities. The following course is recommended:
PHIL 1113 - Introduction to Philosophy (H)  (offered fall and spring)
3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office 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.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.

Second Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1213 - Composition II   3
MATH 1473 - Quantitative Reasoning (A)   3
General Education Required Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
ART 1113 - Art Appreciation (H)  
ENGL 2413 - Introduction to Literature (H)  
MUSC 1113 - Music Appreciation (H)  
PSYC 1113 - Introduction to Psychology (S)  
SOCI 1113 - Introduction to Sociology (S)  
SOCI 2123 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (H) (S)  
THEA 1093 - Introduction to Theatre (H)  
3
Elective. The following courses are recommended:
PHIL 2113 - Logic  (offered spring)
PHIL 2133 - Introduction to Ethical Thinking (H)  (offered fall)
3
Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
NAMS 2223 - Native American Philosophies  
PHIL 1143 - Introduction to Ethics: Business Issues (H)  
PHIL 2143 - Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy (H)  (offered spring)
PHIL 2163 - Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science (H)  (offered spring)
PHIL 2173 - Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion  (offered spring)
PHIL 2263 - Medical Ethics (H)  (offered fall/spring)
3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office 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.
  • Visit Career Services by your 20th credit hour to explore career opportunities associated with this degree.

Third Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
General Education Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
ART 1053 - Art History Survey I (H)  
ART 1063 - Art History Survey II (H)  
HUMN 2443 - Art of Film (H)  
HUMN 2883 - Cultural Identities and the Arts in America (H)  
PHIL 1133 - Philosophy in Literature (H)  
3
General Education Science with lab.  The following courses are recommended:
BIOL 1114 - General Biology for Non-Majors (L)  
GEOG 1014 - Geography (Physical) (L)  
GEOL 1014 - General Geology (Physical) (L)  
PHSC 1114 - General Physical Science (L,N)  
4
Elective. The following courses are recommended:
PHIL 2113 - Logic  (offered spring)
PHIL 2133 - Introduction to Ethical Thinking (H)  (offered fall)
3
Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
RELG 1113 - Introduction to Religious Studies (H)  
RELG 1213 - Religions of the World: The Eastern Tradition (H) (I)  
RELG 1223 - Religions of the World: The Western Tradition (H)  
Any World Language or American Sign Language course
3
Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
HIST 1053 - Ancient and Medieval Western Civilization (H)  
HIST 1063 - Modern Western Civilization (H)  
HIST 1073 - Twentieth Century World History (H) (I)  
HIST 2333 - African-American History (H)  
NAMS 2343 - Native American History (H)  
3
Total Credit Hours 16

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor for a graduation check and to complete a Petition for Computer Proficiency if needed.
  • 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
General Education Science without lab.  The following courses are recommended:
BIOL 1113 - Introduction to Environmental Science  
BIOL 1383 - Nutrition  
BIOL 2213 - Brain and Behavior  
BIOL 2313 - Principles of Ecology  
3
General Education Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
ART 1053 - Art History Survey I (H)  
ART 1063 - Art History Survey II (H)  
HUMN 2443 - Art of Film (H)  
HUMN 2883 - Cultural Identities and the Arts in America (H) 
PHIL 1133 - Philosophy in Literature (H)  
3
Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
NAMS 2223 - Native American Philosophies  
PHIL 1143 - Introduction to Ethics: Business Issues (H)  
PHIL 2143 - Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy (H)  (offered spring)
PHIL 2163 - Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science (H)  (offered spring)
PHIL 2173 - Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion  (offered spring)
PHIL 2263 - Medical Ethics (H)  (offered fall/spring)
3
Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
COMM 1113 - Public Speaking  
COMM 2053 - Intercultural Communication (H) (I)  
POLS 2203 - Introduction to International Relations  
3
Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
POLS 2033 - Introduction to Political Thought  
PSYC 2053 - Social Psychology  
SOCI 2113 - Social Problems in America (S)  
|SOCI 2173 - Religion and Society (S)  
Any World Language or American Sign Language course
3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation.

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.