Philosophy

Associate of Arts Degree

Center for Arts & Humanities
CCD.edu/Philosophy

Philosophy Designation

Are you more interested in questions than answers? Do you want to learn to think carefully and well about life’s most compelling questions? If so, you might be a philosophy major! Our program is designed for you to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree at CCD and transfer to a university to complete a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in philosophy.

In this program, you will learn to read, write and think critically about current issues and life’s enduring questions. As you progress through our highly interactive program, you will not only explore diverse worldviews but also hone your particular take on the world as well. In encountering both timeless works and new classics, you will wrestle with engaging moral dilemmas, explore the nature of reality, and contemplate the contrast between knowledge and belief. Throughout this process, you will cultivate critical reading, writing, and thinking skills that will apply to an endless number of careers, including law, politics, government, business, science and education. As you complete this program, you will explore a wide diversity of voices and take courses that are common to all four-year institutions in Colorado. Finally, CCD’s A.A. in philosophy will prepare you to complete the second half of a B.A. in philosophy at a four-year university. 

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ENG 121 English Composition I: GT-CO1 1,2 3
MAT 120 Math for Liberal Arts: GT-MA1 1,3 4
PHI 111 Intro to Philosophy: GT-AH3 3
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3
Humanities: Early Civilization: GT-AH2  
Humanities: Medieval-Modern: GT-AH2  
Humanities: Modern World: GT-AH2  
Introduction to Literature I: GT-AH2  
Art History Renaissance to Modern: GT-AH1  
World Mythology: GT-AH2  
Choose One Elective 3
Creative Writing I  
Spanish Language I 4  
Public Speaking  
Western Civilization: Antiquity-1650: GT-HI1  
Western Civilization: 1650-Present: GT-HI1  
Introduction to PC Applications  
 Subtotal16
Second Semester
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 2 3
PHI 112 Ethics: GT-AH3 3
Choose One History Course (GT-HI1) 3
Women in World History: GT-HI1  
History of Islamic Civilization: GT-HI1  
African American History: GT-HI1  
Western Civilization: 1650-Present: GT-HI1  
Civil War Era in American History: GT-HI1  
The World: 1500-Present: GT-HI1  
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1) 4
Conceptual Physics with Lab: GT-SC1  
Science of Biology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Environmental Science with Lab: GT-SC1  
Biological Anthropology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Introduction to Chemistry I with Lab: GT-SC1  
Physical Geology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
Introduction to Mass Media: GT-SS3  
General Psychology II: GT-SS3  
Cultural Anthropology: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Women`s Studies: GT-SS3  
Intro to Political Science: GT-SS1  
 Subtotal16
Third Semester
PHI 113 Logic: GT-AH3 3
Choose One Philosophy Course 3
Environmental Ethics: GT-AH3  
World Religions-West: GT-AH3  
World Religions-East: GT-AH3  
Business Ethics: GT-AH3  
Comparative Religions: GT-AH3  
Philosophy of Death and Dying: GT-AH3  
Choose One Philosophy Course 3
Environmental Ethics: GT-AH3  
World Religions-West: GT-AH3  
World Religions-East: GT-AH3  
Business Ethics: GT-AH3  
Comparative Religions: GT-AH3  
Philosophy of Death and Dying: GT-AH3  
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GT-AH1~GT-AH4) 3
Humanities: Early Civilization: GT-AH2  
Humanities: Medieval-Modern: GT-AH2  
Humanities: Modern World: GT-AH2  
Art History Ancient to Medieval: GT-AH1  
Introduction to Literature I: GT-AH2  
Introduction to Shakespeare: GT-AH2  
Choose One Natural & Physical Sciences Course (GT-SC1) 3
Astronomy of Ancient Cultures: GT-SC2  
Geology of National Parks GT-SC2  
Principles of Animal Biology: GT-SC2  
Environmental Science with Lab: GT-SC1  
Introduction to Human Disease: GT-SC2  
 Subtotal15
Fourth Semester
Choose One Social & Behavioral Sciences Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
Introduction to Mass Media: GT-SS3  
General Psychology II: GT-SS3  
Psychology of Personality: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Sociology I: GT-SS3  
Introduction to Women`s Studies: GT-SS3  
Cultural Anthropology: GT-SS3  
Choose One Elective 3
Western Civilization: Antiquity-1650: GT-HI1  
Feature and Magazine Writing  
Spanish Language I 4  
Creative Nonfiction  
Western Civilization: 1650-Present: GT-HI1  
Intercultural Communication: GT-SS3  
Choose One Elective 3
Creative Writing I  
Spanish Language II 4  
Creative Nonfiction  
Fiction Writing  
Poetry Writing  
Media News and Reporting  
Choose One Elective 3
World Mythology: GT-AH2  
Introduction to Film Art: GT-AH2  
Philosophy of Death and Dying: GT-AH3  
Theatre Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Music Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Cultural Anthropology: GT-SS3  
Choose One Elective 1
World Mythology: GT-AH2  
Introduction to Film Art: GT-AH2  
History of Islamic Civilization: GT-HI1  
Theatre Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Music Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Literature of Women: GT-AH2  
 Subtotal13
 Total Credits60
1

 Building Block Course

2

Students can take ENG 122 and an additional GT-CO3 course instead of ENG 121 and ENG 122.

3

 One Guaranteed Transfer Math (GT-MA1) course; MAT 120 is recommended

4

 This course is 5 credit hours.

Note: If these credits are not required for the major at a receiving four-year institution, they will be applied to the bachelor's degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.