NCCC College Catalog 2022-2023 
    Sep 28, 2023  
NCCC College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy and Humanities, AA

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The Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Philosophy and Humanities is designed for students who intend to transfer to a four year institution to complete a Philosophy or other Humanities degree. Students will be exposed to the great ideas of world civilizations, hone their ability to think critically, and gain an in-depth appreciation of humanities’ achievements in art, literature, music, philosophy and religious thought.


The student will need to demonstrate proficiencies in reading, English, and mathematics based on the Mandatory Placement Policy, or by taking the recommended/ required classes. Some of the courses in this curriculum have specific prerequisites.

General Education (GE) Courses

In order to graduate with a college degree, all students are required to take certain general education courses. These include English composition, speech, wellness, science, art and humanities, mathematics, computer systems, and social and behavioral science.

Program Core Courses

REQUIRED: HUM 102 - Intro to Logic & Critical Thinking , HUM 103 - Introduction to Philosophy , HUM 104 - Ethics , HUM 133 - World Religions  or HUM 206 - Eastern Civilizations ; HIST 101 - World Civilization I (to 1500) , HIST 102 - World Civilization II (since 1500) , HIST 207 - World Geography , SOSC 200 - Intro To Cultural Anthropology .

Program Elective Courses

AT LEAST 4 REQUIRED: ART 102 - Art Appreciation , COMM 105 - Theatre Appreciation , ENGL 113 - General Literature , ENGL 215 - Introduction To Mythology , ENGL 221 - Introduction to Western Literature , ENGL 225 American Literature I, ENGL 230 - American Literature II , MUSI 120 - Music Appreciation 

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the ability to think critically and apply logical analysis.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the world’s great philosophical thinkers and traditions.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the intellectual history of world cultures.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the artistic, literary and musical achievements of world cultures.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the world’s great faith and ethical traditions and their relationship with each other.

Course Sequence

The listing that follows is a recommended sequence of courses for full-time students. The student should consult with an advisor for information specific to his or her academic situation.

For More Information Contact:

Program Advisors
Ruth Zollars, 620-432-0424

Kevin Blackwell, 785-248-2801

Philosophy and Humanities AA Requirements

Total Credit Hours: 16

(Spring) Semester II

Total Credit Hours: 15

(Fall) Semester III

Total Credit Hours: 15

(Spring) Semester IV

Total Credit Hours: 18

Total Program Credits for AA Degree: 64

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