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Associate of Arts with an Emphasis in Philosophy

Award: Associate of Arts
Total Credits for Award: 60.00

Admission Requirements:
Description:

In Minneapolis College’s Philosophy program, you will have the opportunity to ask the  “big” questions of what exists, how we know what we know, how we should  act and how we should reason. Focusing on critical thinking and reasoned arguments, the program explores themes of ethics, logic, self-identity, religion, the environment and social activism from the perspectives of varied cultures, traditions and radical thought.




COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FIRST SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 Communication Studies Course

 Choose any MnTC Goal Area 1 CMST course 

 3.00

 ENGL 1110 Or ENGA 1110

 College Composition

 3.00

 General Elective

 Choose any course

 2.00

 PHIL 1115

 Introduction to Philosophy 

 3.00

 **General Education

 Choose any course from MnTC Goal Area 5. (PSYC 1110:General Psychology is recommended)

 4.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 15.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: SECOND SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 ENGL 1111

 Research and Composition for Change

 3.00

 **General Education

 Choose any MnTC Goal Area 9 course.

 3.00

 *General Education

 Choose any MnTC Goal Area 3 course with a lab science. (GEOL 1101: Historical Geology is  recommended)

 4.00

 General Elective

 Choose any course

 2.00

 PHIL 1171

 Ethics

 3.00

 

   TOTAL CREDITS: 

 15.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: THIRD SEMESTER: 

 *General Education

 Choose any MnTC Goal Area 3 course.  You must choose a different discipline. (BIOL 1136 and BIOL 1137 Environmental Science is recommended)

 4.00

 **General Education

 Choose any course that meets MnTC Goal Area 5 and 8. (PSCI 1110: Introduction to Political Science is recommended)

 3.00

 ENLT 1157

 Choose any MnTC Goal Area course that meets MnTC 6 and 7. ( ENLT 1157: Cross Cultural Literature is recommended)

 3.00

 PHIL 1110

 Or

 PHIL 2110

 One of these courses is required and you may take the other as an elective.

 Critical Thinking

 Or

 Logic (recommended since this completes Goal Area 4.) 

 

 If you do not choose PHIL 2110, you need to choose another course from MnTC Goal Area 4.

 

 3.00

 Choose one course from the list below

 

 GLOS 1190

 PHIL 1110

 PHIL 1130

 PHIL 2110

 PHIL 2115

 PHIL 2121

 PHIL 2181

 PHIL 2215  

 PHIL 1172

 World Religions

 Critical Thinking

 African American Philosophy

 Logic

 Medical Ethics

 Environmental Ethics

 Social Ethics

 Feminist Philosophy

 Topics in Contemporary Philosophy

 3.00

 

 TOTAL CREDITS: 

 16.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FOURTH SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 **General Education

 Choose any course that meets MnTC 5 other than a PSCI or PSYC course.  (HIST 1210: European History Since 1500: The Age of Global Contact to the Present is recommended)

 3.00

 General Elective

 Choose any course

 1.00

 Choose two of the courses from the list below that was not taken in the third semester.

 

 GLOS 1190

 PHIL 1110

 PHIL 1130

 PHIL 2110

 PHIL 2115

 PHIL 2121

 PHIL 2181

 PHIL 2215

 PHIL 1172

 World Religions

 Critical Thinking

 African American Philosophy

 Logic

 Medical Ethics

 Environmental Ethics

 Social Ethics

 Feminist Philosophy

 Topics in Contemporary Philosophy

 6.00

 **General Education

 Choose courses from any of the MnTC Goal Areas to bring credit total to 60

 4.00

 

  TOTAL CREDITS: 

 14.00

 Students need to complete the entire 40-credit Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) as well as elective credits to reach 60 credits for the A.A. with an Emphasis in Philosophy.

 * MnTC Goal Area 3: Students must complete a minimum of two courses in two different disciplines, one course must have a traditional lab and the other course must have a traditional lab-or-lab-like experience from MnTC Goal Area 3. By taking the recommended for emphasis courses, these two Goal Areas will be fulfilled.

 **To complete the A.A. with an Emphasis in Philosophy, students must complete at least two courses from two different disciplines in MnTC Goal Areas 5 and 6.  By completing the recommended courses, students will satisfy these two MnTC Goal Areas.

All students pursuing this award should work closely with their advisor to ensure proper selection of required program courses, if applicable program electives, required Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses, and MnTC electives. You are expected to meet with your advisor on a regular basis to ensure courses are taken in an order that will lead to efficient and successful completion of the required coursework.