Bachelor of Art in Philosophy: Emphasis in Philosophy and Law – PHIL Associate Degree for Transfer Roadmap

This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in 2017–2018 with an AA-T in Philosophy. Up to three units in the major and all lower division GE requirements have been satisfied. Additional units in the major may have been satisfied. Check with a major advisor about the most appropriate course sequence. Degree completion guaranteed in 60 units; see the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) section for more information.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
PHIL 205 Formal Logic I 1 3
PHIL 303 Modern Philosophy 2 3
PHIL 320GW Philosophical Analysis - GWAR 3 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3 3
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
 
 Units15
Second Semester
Select One: 3
Ancient Philosophy  
Medieval Philosophy  
Islamic Philosophy  
PHIL 321 Being and Knowing 3
PHIL 450 Ethics 2 3
PHIL 610 Theory of Knowledge 3
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
 
 Units15
Third Semester
PHIL 330 Political Philosophy 2 3
PHIL 380 Philosophy of Law 2 3
PHIL 621 Minds, Brains and Computers 4 3
Normative Issues Elective 3
University Elective 3
 Units15
Fourth Semester
PHIL 335 Law and Society 5 3
PHIL 696 Directed Reading: Learning Outcomes 1
Normative Issues Elective 3
Additional Elective for Emphasis (course outside PHIL on advisement) 3-4
University Electives 4-5
 Units15
 Total Units60
1

Students who have taken Symbolic Logic may take a University Elective. Students who haven’t taken Symbolic Logic should take PHIL 205. Contact a Philosophy Department advisor for questions about the symbolic logic requirement.

2

PHIL 303, PHIL 330, PHIL 380 and PHIL 450 satisfy Upper Division GE: UD-C.

3

If ENG 214 or equivalent is not completed prior to transfer, it will take a minimum of five semesters to complete degree requirements because it is a prerequisite for PHIL 320GW and many other upper division PHIL courses, including those satisfying UD GE.

4

PHIL 621 fulfills Upper Division GE: UD-B.

5

PHIL 335 fulfills Upper Division GE: UD-D.

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 40 units minimum at the upper division level; to include the following:

University-Wide Requirements: 9–18 Units

  • ENG 214 or equivalent A4 course (0–3 units) if not taken before transfer
  • American Institutions (0–6 units): US History, US Government, California State and Local Government requirements if not taken before transfer
  • Upper division GE (9 units): See grid above for courses that fulfill both Major and UD GE requirements.
  • Students entering this major with the AA-T in Philosophy are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.
  • Complementary Studies: consult with a department advisor on how transfer units and/or SF State units can be applied to ensure degree completion within 60 units.

Philosophy (Emphasis in Philosophy and Law) Major: 40–44 Units

Students are advised to work with a department advisor on the selection of courses.

  • Required/GWAR (12–15 units): See note 2 above regarding PHIL 205.
  • Disjunctive History (3 units)
  • Core Philosophy Areas (6 units)
  • Normative Issues (15 units)
  • Elective (3–4 units)
  • Culmination (1 unit)

University Electives: Seven or More Units

Depends on course choices made at the community college, how transferred units are applied to the requirements above, and course choices at SF State. Some courses may meet more than one requirement, e.g. in both UD GE and the major.