NCCC College Catalog 2023-2024 
    Dec 09, 2023  
NCCC College Catalog 2023-2024

Philosophy and Humanities, AA (64 credit hours)

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*This Program Path sunsets starting Fall 2024

*The Program Path starting Fall 2024 is To Be Determined

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.

Program Path 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

Advising Staff, 620-432-0311

(Fall) Semester I (Spring) Semester II
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3 cr hrs   ENGL 289 English Composition II 3 cr hrs  
HUM 103 Introduction to Philosophy 3 cr hrs   HUM 102 Intro to Logic & Critical Thinking 3 cr hrs  
CURR 100 First Year Seminar 1 cr hrs   HPER 150 Lifetime Fitness 1 cr hrs  
COMM 207 Fundamentals Of Speech 3 cr hrs   MATH 113 College Algebra 3 cr hrs  
CSIS 100 Computer Concepts & Applications 3 cr hrs   Biological Science  Lecture and Lab 5 cr hrs OR
PSYC 155 General Psychology 3 cr hrs        Physical Science  Lecture and Lab 5 cr hrs
Total Credit Hours: 16 Total Credit Hours: 15


(Fall) Semester III (Spring) Semester IV
HUM 104 Ethics 3 cr hrs   HIST 102 World Civilization II (since 1500) 3 cr hrs  
HUM 133 World Religions 3 cr hrs   OR HIST 207 World Geography 3 cr hrs  
     HUM 206 Eastern Civilizations 3 cr hrs   Arts and Humanities Electives  3 cr hrs
HIST 101 World Civilization I (to 1500) 3 cr hrs   Social and Behavioral Science Electives  3 cr hrs
SOSC 200 Intro To Cultural Anthropology 3 cr hrs   General Education Electives 6 cr hrs
Biological Science  Lecture 3 cr hrs  
     Physical Science  Lecture 3 cr hrs  
Total Credit Hours: 15 Total Credit Hours: 18
Total Program Path Credits for Associate of Arts Degree: 64

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 220 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.

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