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Are you an intellectual thinker? Do you often ponder reality, existence and the differences between right and wrong? If yes, consider studying philosophy.

In this program, you’ll join a conversation that began thousands of years ago with Socrates and Plato. Your courses will explore topics such as ethics, logic, religion and modern philosophical questions. You’ll examine fundamental intellectual problems concerning reality, knowledge, reason and value; and you’ll explore how philosophers have attempted to solve these problems over the centuries.

If you would like to get a taste of what a Philosophy course might be like, then consider attending one of our biweekly online presentations that provide an introduction to Philosophy through the lens of popular culture and contemporary events. Past events have included "The Idea of Truth in a Post-Truth World" and "I'd Rather You Trust Me Than to Love Me -- Kendrick Lamar and the Meaning of Love."  Here is a link to one presentation for example. Please email Dr. Steven Schoonover for dates and details if you are interested.

Philosophy provides an excellent background for careers in many fields—from law to teaching to economics. This pre-major program provides the general education requirements needed to transfer to a four-year university or college.

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs and goals.

Program Map for Direct Transfer Agreement - Associate in Arts

Choose program map:

Total Credits: 89 - 90

First Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
Choose one from:
MATH& 107
Math in Society
5
PHIL& 120
Symbolic Logic
5
Choose one from:
PHIL 110
Introduction to Ethics
5
PHIL 215
Environmental Philosophy
5
PHIL 220
Philosophy of Religion
5
PHIL& 101
Introduction to Philosophy
5
PHIL& 115
Critical Thinking
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Second Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
Choose one from:
PHIL 110
Introduction to Ethics
5
PHIL 215
Environmental Philosophy
5
PHIL 220
Philosophy of Religion
5
PHIL& 101
Introduction to Philosophy
5
PHIL& 115
Critical Thinking
5
Choose one from:
FILM 141
Introduction to Film
5
FILM 236
The Documentary Film
5
Choose one from:
MATH& 107
Math in Society
5
PHIL& 120
Symbolic Logic
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Third Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
Choose one from:
ASTR& 101
Introduction to Astronomy
5
PHYS 100
Introductory Physics
5
Choose one from:
PSYC& 100
General Psychology
5
SOC 221
Race and Ethnic Relations
5
SOC 230
Sociology of Gender
5
Choose one from:
ENGL 249
American Literature Since 1865
5
ENGL 259
African American Literature
5
ENGL 278
Women Writers
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fourth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
Choose one from:
POLS 125
Introduction to Global Issues
5
POLS& 101
Intro to Political Science
5
POLS& 203
International Relations
5
Choose one from:
CMST& 101
Introduction to Communication
5
CMST& 220
Public Speaking
5
JOURN 220
Introduction to News Writing
5
Choose one from:
HLTH 101
Health and Wellness
3
HLTH 104
Stress Management
3
HLTH 174
First Aid
3
HLTH 270
Nutrition for Fitness
3
Total Credits
 
13
 

Fifth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
ART& 100
Art Appreciation
5
Choose one from:
ANTH& 100
Survey of Anthropology
5
ANTH& 206
Cultural Anthropology
5
Choose one from:
ANTH& 205
Biological Anthropology
5
ASTR& 100
Survey of Astronomy
5
CHEM 116
Reactions: Our Actions and Inactions
5
Choose one from:
PE 106
Yoga Fitness
1
PE 187
Cross Training
2
PE 188
Basic Fitness I
2
Total Credits
 
16 - 17
 

Sixth Quarter

Couse ID
Course Title
Credits
Choose one from:
PHIL 110
Introduction to Ethics
5
PHIL 215
Environmental Philosophy
5
PHIL 220
Philosophy of Religion
5
PHIL& 101
Introduction to Philosophy
5
PHIL& 115
Critical Thinking
5
Choose one from:
ART 112
Non-Western Art
5
ART& 100
Art Appreciation
5
Choose one from:
PHIL 110
Introduction to Ethics
5
PHIL 215
Environmental Philosophy
5
PHIL 220
Philosophy of Religion
5
PHIL& 101
Introduction to Philosophy
5
PHIL& 115
Critical Thinking
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create your own personal education plan, customized to you interests and goals, your starting quarter, your schedule (part-time or full-time), any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter.
To see an up-to-date list of required classes for your degree/certificate, click here for AA/AS/DTA degrees , click here for AFA/AAS degrees and certificates.

  • Tuition

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  • Non-Resident

    $
  • International

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  • Max. Books

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  • Max. Course Fees

    $
  • Institutional Fees

    $

  • Suzie Heimbigner
    Suzie Heimbigner
    Curriculum Advisor
    Suzie.Heimbigner@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3403

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Britni Weaver

Britni.Weaver@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3737
Office: Bldg. 24, Rm. 349

Steven Schoonover

Steven.Schoonover@sfcc.spokane.edu
Office: Bldg. 24, Rm. 340