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Area of Study

Philosophy

Philosophy Designation

TOTAL CREDITS
60
CIP:
240101
BANNER:
PHIM
Associate of Arts

The philosophy courses at Northeastern are designed to help prepare students for almost any profession in society today. The primary emphasis in philosophy is critical thinking; therefore, these courses provide good preparation for students interested in criminal justice, law, education, and social work.

Written Communication

Total Credits 6
Course Number Course Title Credits Details
ENG121ENG1021
English Composition I:GT-CO1 3

Emphasizes planning, writing, and editing/revisions of compositions, coupled with development of critical and logical thinking skills. This course includes a minimum of five compositions that stress analytical, evaluative, and persuasive/argumentative writing. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-CO1 category. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG0092 (ENG090 AND REA090 or CCR092) (with a “C” grade or better) OR appropriate placement score. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

and

ENG122ENG1022
English Composition II: GT-CO2 3

Expands and refines the objectives of English Composition I. Emphasizes critical/logical thinking and reading, problem definition, research strategies, and writing analytical, evaluative, and/or persuasive papers that incorporate research. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-CO2 category. Prerequisite: ENG1021 (ENG121) (“C” or better) or ACT Writing Score of 26. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

OR you can take ENG1022 (ENG122) and a GT-CO3 course.

Mathematics

Total Credits 3-4

Take one GT-MA1 course, prefer MAT1240 (MAT120).

Arts and Humanities

Total Credits 6

Take two GT courses from at least two different categories from AH1, AH2, AH3 or AH4.

History

Total Credits 3

Take one GT course from the HI1 category.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Total Credits 6

Take two GT course from the SS1, SS2 or SS3 categories.

Natural and Physical Sciences

Total Credits 7

Take two GT courses from the SC1 or SC2 category (one must be a SC1 course with lab).

Program Requirements

Total Credits 9
Course Number Course Title Credits Details
PHI111PHI1011
Introduction to Philosophy: GT-AH3 3

Introduces significant human questions and emphasizes understanding the meaning and methods of philosophy. Includes human condition, knowledge, freedom, history, ethics, the future, and religion. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH3 category. Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG0092 (REA090 or CCR092) (“C” or better) OR appropriate placement score. Corequisite: ENG0094 and ENG1021 (CCR094 and ENG121) (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

PHI112PHI1012
Ethics: GT-AH3 3

Examines human life, experience, and thought in order to discover and develop the principles and values for pursuing a more fulfilled existence. Theories designed to justify ethical judgments are applied to a selection of contemporary personal and social issues. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH3 category. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG0092 (REA090 or CCR092) (“C” or better) OR appropriate placement score. Corequisite: ENG0094 and ENG1021 (CCR094 and ENG121) (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

PHI113PHI1013
Logic: GT-AH3 3

Studies effective thinking using language-oriented logic. Provides tools and develops skills for creative and critical thinking. Emphasizes the development of decision-making and problem-solving. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH3 category. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG0092 (REA090 or CCR092) (“C” or better) OR appropriate placement score. Corequisite: ENG0094 and ENG1021 (CCR094 and ENG121). (Contact hours-45) (3.0)

Program Requirements

Total Credits 6

Choose two of the three courses listed below.

Course Number Course Title Credits Details
PHI214PHI2014
Philosophy of Religion: GT-AH3 3

Focuses on the critical examination of the fundamental concepts, ideas, and implications of religion. Includes the nature of God, the varieties of religious experience, argument concerning God`s existence, the Problem of Evil, faith and reason, religion and human destiny, and the connection between religion and ethics. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH3 category. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

PHI218PHI2018
Environmental Ethics: GT-AH3 3

Critically analyzes theories of value of the natural world. Topics include the relation between scientific and moral principles, theories of the moral worth of persons, animals, plants, and other natural objects, historical, religious, and cultural influences on conceptions of nature, alternative accounts of human relationships and responsibilities to nature including deep ecology and eco-feminism, and the connection between moral and political values and economic policies. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH3 category. (Contact hours-45) (3.0)

PHI220PHI2020
Philosophy of Death and Dying: GT-AH3 3

This course explores major philosophical questions surrounding death and dying. It examines the metaphysical arguments for and against the existence of the soul, life after bodily death, the major ethical theories and their relation to issues of physician-assisted suicide, care for the dying, the grieving process, and death as expressed in aesthetics and contemporary society. Students will evaluate existential contributions concerning meaning of life and the meaning of death. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-AH3 category. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

Electives

Total Credits 13-14

Consult with a Northeastern Advisor and select the credits based on the specific articulation agreement and transfer institution requirements. The list of approved electives can be found on the Approved A.A.-A.S. Electives page.