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University Transfer Program
60 – 70 transferable units

California State University
University of California
Independent Colleges and Universities

Program Overview

Philosophy is a disciplined reflection on the human condition. It can be an analysis and criticism of ideas and statements, or an attempt to synthesize all experience and knowledge, or an exploration of the meaning of life and how best to live it. Critical thinking is developed while examining peoples' responses to fundamental questions. This degree prepares students for transfer to the CSU system for further study in philosophy.

Philosophy (AA-T) Requirements

Major Requirements
Required Core Courses: 6 units selected from the following: Units
PHIL 200 Introduction to Logic 3 units
PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy 3 units
OR
PHIL 244 Introduction to Ethics: Contemporary Social and Moral Issues 3 units
Required Selective Courses: 3 units from List A: select one course Units
Any course from core courses not already used 3 units
PHIL 103 Critical Thinking 3 units
PHIL 160 History of Ancient Philosophy 3 units
PHIL 175 History of Modern Philosophy 3 units
Required Selective Courses: 6 units from List B: select two courses Units
Any course from List A not already used 3 units
HIST 100 History of Western Civilization I 3 units
HIST 101 History of Western Civilization II 3 units
PHIL 300 Introduction to World Religions 3 units
Required Selective Courses: 3 units from List C: select one course Units
Any course from List A or B not already used 3 units
ASL 100 American Sign Language I 5 units
ASL 110 American Sign Language II 5 units
ANTH 180 Magic, Science and Religion 3 units
CHIN 111 Elementary Chinese I 3 units
CHIN 112 Elementary Chinese II 3 units
CHIN 121 Advanced Elementary Chinese I 3 units
CHIN 122 Advanced Elementary Chinese II 3 units
CHIN 131 Intermediate Chinese I 3 units
CHIN 132 Intermediate Chinese II 3 units
COMM 170 Oral Interpretation I 3 units
COMM 171 Oral Interpretation II 3 units
ENGL 110 Composition, Literature, and Critical Thinking 3 units
ENGL 161 Creative Writing I 3 units
ENGL 162 Creative Writing II 3 units
ENGL 163 Creative Writing III 3 units
ETHN 104 Asian Pacific Islanders in United States History and Culture 3 units
ETHN 105 African American History and Culture 3 units
ETHN 265 Evolution of Hip Hop Culture: A Socio-Economic And Political Perspective 3 units
FILM 153 Screenwriting 3 units
FILM 277 Film and Literature 3 units
HIST 100 History of Western Civilization I 3 units
HIST 101 History of Western Civilization II 3 units
HIST 201 United States History I 3 units
HIST 202 United States History II 3 units
HIST 260 Women In American History 3 units
HIST 310 California History 3 units
LIT. 101 Twentieth-Century Literature 3 units
LIT. 105 The Bible as Literature 3 units
LIT. 113 The Novel 3 units
LIT. 115 The Short Poem in English: A Survey 3 units
LIT. 151 Shakespeare 3 units
LIT. 201 American Literature I 3 units
LIT. 202 American Literature II 3 units
LIT. 220 Introduction to World Literature 3 units
LIT. 231 Survey of English Literature I 3 units
LIT. 232 Survey of English Literature II 3 units
LIT. 251 Women in Literature 3 units
LIT. 277 Film and Literature 3 units
LIT. 430 Greek Mythology and Classical Literature 3 units
SPAN 110 Elementary Spanish 5 units
SPAN 112 Elementary Spanish II 3 units
SPAN 120 Advanced Elementary Spanish 5 units
SPAN 122 Advanced Elementary Spanish II 3 units
SPAN 131 Intermediate Spanish I 3 units
SPAN 132 Intermediate Spanish II 3 units
SPAN 140 Advanced Intermediate Spanish 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 18
General Education - certified completion of one of the following:
  • California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth),
  • OR
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC/CSU) pattern
Elective courses: If applicable, additional courses to meet the minimum 60 CSU transferable units requirement.

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Requirements for more information.