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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 VSCC Catalog

Philosophy - A.A. (TTP)


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The Philosophy Associate of Arts degree studies what the best minds have thought about the questions that are most important. Questions about what we know and how we know it, about what is real, true, and good, and about how to live well. To study philosophy is to enter into a dialogue about the nature of our existence, our place in the world and the universe, and what the possibilities and limits are of our ability to know these things. Primarily, philosophy is concerned with questions, the answers to which are not readily available from science, religion, or appeals to common sense. The Associate of Art degree is a two-year program for students planning to continue their education to earn a bachelor’s degree in philosophy or related fields.

Transfer Options:
The Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) degree is designed to create a smooth transition to all public universities offering a Baccalaureate degree in this major by guaranteeing the transferability of all courses. For transfer to other four-year institutions, contact an advisor at the senior institution.  Note:  There are to be no course substitutions in this program. 

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP). More information can be found at http://www.volstate.edu/Testing/Services.php.

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)


  • Foreign Language (Two Semester Sequence in Single Foreign Language) Credits: (6)²
  • Philosophy Electives Credits: (6)
  • University Parallel Elective Credits: (7)

Footnotes


¹ Students who plan to transfer to UT Chattanooga should not take a PHIL prefix course to fulfill a General Education requirement.

² Completion of two semesters of the same foreign language at the 1000 level is the requirement for the A.A. degree.  Students who plan to transfer to ETSU, UT Martin, or the University of Memphis will need to complete two more semesters of the same foreign language at the 2000 level for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


Computer Literacy Requirement


See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ for Computer Literacy Requirements

Career and Salary Information


The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this program. Please visit the following website www.onetonline.org  or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements.  Salaries are not guaranteed. 

Career Beginning Salary with Bachelor Degree Experienced Salary with Bachelor Degree
Public Policy $50,500 $148,500
Teacher $25,660 $94,460
Minister $25,830 $76,450

 

Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule.  Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)


  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)¹
  • Mathematics (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • University Parallel Electives (Any non-asterisk course) Credits: (3)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)


  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Philosophy Elective (PHIL Prefix) Credits: (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • University Parallel Electives (Any non-asterisk course) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)


  • Foreign Language (Two Semester Sequence in Single Foreign Language) Credits: (3)²
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (Literature - See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Philosophy Elective (PHIL Prefix) Credits: (3)
  • Natural Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (14)


  • Foreign Language (Two Semester Sequence in Single Foreign Language) Credits: (3)²
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)¹
  • Natural Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • University Parallel Electives (Any non-asterisk course) Credits: (1)

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