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Philosophy Associate of Arts

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree at the community college and transfer to a university to complete a BA in Philosophy. Students explore hidden meanings behind everyday life. Careers often require a master's degree or higher. Philosophy explores human ideas and problems, such as life, reality, values, knowledge, understanding, and language. It has many areas and the content involves many places, cultures, and periods of history. This program introduces students to the field of Philosophy and it includes courses that are common to all four-year institutions in Colorado. Career paths for Philosophy degree holders include law, government, business, science, teaching, and advanced university studies. The Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Philosophy prepares students to complete the second half of a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Philosophy at a four-year university.

Learn more about this program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
PHI 111Introduction to Philosophy: GT-AH3

3

PHI 112Ethics: GT-AH3

3

ENG 121English Composition I: GT-CO1

3

ELECTIVE HUM 122 or Any Approved Elective List Course

3

GT- AHLIT 201 or Any GT-AH1, 2, or 4 Course

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Notes: You may take PHI 112 and PHI 113 in either Semester 1 or Semester 2. The Larimer campus strongly recommends that PHI 113 be taken first semester and no later than second semester. The Boulder and Westminster campuses recommend that PHI 113 be taken in the second semesterSee Philosophy faculty or advisors for more information.

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
PHI 113Logic: GT-AH3

3

ENG 122English Composition II: GT-CO2

3

GT- AHMUS 121 or Any GT-AH1, 2, or 4 Course

3

GT- HI1HIS 255 or Any GT-HI1

3

GT- MA1MAT 120 or Any GT-MA1

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Note: You may take PHI 112 and PHI 113 in either Semester 1 or Semester 2. The Larimer campus strongly recommends that PHI 113 be taken first semester and no later than second semester. The Boulder and Westminster campuses recommend that PHI 113 be taken in the second semesterSee Philosophy faculty or advisors for more information.

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
REQUIRED PHI 214/218/220

3

ELECTIVE WST 225 or Any Approved Elective List Course

3

GT- SSPSY 227 or Any GT-SS

3

GT- SC1/2ENV 101 or Any GT-SC1/2

3

REQUIRED PHI 218/220/214

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ELECTIVE PHI 220 or Any Approved Elective List Course

3

ELECTIVE ANT 101 or Any Approved Elective List Course

3

GT- SSGEO 106 or Any GT-SS

3

GT- SC1ANT 111 or Any GT-SC1

4

ELECTIVE Any Approved Elective List Course

2

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 60

Important Program Notes:

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), you may complete ENG 121 (GT-CO1) and ENG 122 (GT-CO2) OR ENG 122 (GT-CO2) and a gtPathways-approved CO3 course (GT-CO3). 

Per the Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement (STAA), you are required to take 15 credits of Philosophy coursesPHI 111, PHI 112, and PHI 113 are required. You may choose two courses from PHI 114, PHI 218, or PHI 220. Any Philosophy courses taken in addition to the 15 credits may transfer as degree elective credits to your 4-year institution, which are necessary to complete a bachelors. Please see your advisor and check with your transfer institution for details on how credits will transfer and be applied.

Per the Statewide Articulation Agreement (STAA), you must take two gtPathways Natural & Physical Science courses (GTSC1, GT-SC2). One of these courses must have the required laboratory (GT-SC1).

If you take more credits in mathematics and science than are listed, it will reduce the 14 credits of electives neededYou must complete 60 credits to earn your Associate of Arts degree. You should not exceed 62 creditsYou may want to check with your advisor to monitor your completion progress and select your electives.