Nov 30, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Philosophy - A.A. (TTP)


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For more information on this program, contact the Humanities division at 615-230-3200 or at humanities@volstate.edu.

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) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/testing.

CIP Code: (16) 24.0101.01

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 (PHIL Prefix) Credits: (6)
  • University Parallel Elective (Any Non-Asterisk Course) Credits: (7)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


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, the University of Memphis or UT Knoxville will need to complete two more semesters of the same foreign language at the 2000 level for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

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)


First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)


Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)


Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (14)


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

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