NCCC College Catalog 2023-2024 
    Jun 15, 2024  
NCCC College Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy and Humanities, AA (64 credit hours)

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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.

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

Or Advising Staff, 620-432-0311 if program advisor is unavailable.

(Fall) Semester I (Spring) Semester II
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3 cr hrs   (SGE)010 ENGL 289 English Composition II 3 cr hrs   (SGE)010
HUM 103 Introduction to Philosophy 3 cr hrs   (SGE)060 HUM 102 Intro to Logic & Critical Thinking 3 cr hrs   (SGE)060
CURR 100 First Year Seminar 1 cr hrs  (SGE)070 HPER 150 Lifetime Fitness 1 cr hrs  
COMM 207 Fundamentals Of Speech 3 cr hrs   (SGE)020 MATH 113 College Algebra 3 cr hrs   (SGE)030
CSIS 100 Computer Concepts & Applications 3 cr hrs   (SGE)070 Biological Science  Lecture and Lab 5 cr hrs OR
PSYC 155 General Psychology 3 cr hrs   (SGE)050      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   (SGE)060 HIST 102 World Civilization II (since 1500) 3 cr hrs   (SGE)060
HUM 133 World Religions 3 cr hrs   (SGE)060 HIST 207 World Geography 3 cr hrs   (SGE)050
OR HUM 206 Eastern Civilizations 3 cr hrs  (SGE)060 Arts and Humanities Electives  3 cr hrs
HIST 101 World Civilization I (to 1500) 3 cr hrs   (SGE)060 Social and Behavioral Science Electives  3 cr hrs
SOSC 200 Intro To Cultural Anthropology 3 cr hrs   (SGE)050 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  (SGE)060, HUM 103 - Introduction to Philosophy  (SGE)060, HUM 104 - Ethics  (SGE)060, HUM 133 - World Religions  (SGE)060 or HUM 206 - Eastern Civilizations  (SGE)060HIST 101 - World Civilization I (to 1500)  (SGE)060, HIST 102 - World Civilization II (since 1500)  (SGE)060, HIST 207 - World Geography  (SGE)060, SOSC 200 - Intro To Cultural Anthropology  (SGE)050.

Program Elective Courses

AT LEAST 4 REQUIRED: ART 102 - Art Appreciation  (SGE)060, COMM 105 - Theatre Appreciation  (SGE)060, ENGL 113 - General Literature  (SGE)060, ENGL 215 - Introduction To Mythology  (SGE)060, ENGL 221 - Introduction to Western Literature  (SGE)060, ENGL 220 American Literature I  (SGE)060 , ENGL 230 - American Literature II  (SGE)060, MUSI 120 - Music Appreciation  (SGE)060 

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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