Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion – 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. All lower division GE requirements have been satisfied. Degree completion guaranteed in 60 units; see the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) section for more information.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
PHIL 303 Modern Philosophy 1 3
PHIL 320GW Philosophical Analysis - GWAR 2 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 2 3
or University Elective if A4 met before transfer
 
Upper Division GE: UD-B or UD-D 3
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
 
 Units15
Second Semester
History – Select One: 1 3
Ancient Philosophy  
Medieval Philosophy  
Islamic Philosophy  
PHIL 450 Ethics 1 3
PHIL 502 World Religions 1 3
PHIL 525/RELS 300 The Nature of Religious Experience 1 3
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
 
 Units15
Third Semester
History – Select One: 1 3
Ancient Philosophy  
Medieval Philosophy  
Islamic Philosophy  
Comparative Thought – Select One: 3
Islamic Political Philosophy 1  
Philosophy and Personal Development  
500-level PHIL not applied to another area
 
PHIL 500 Philosophy of Religion 1 3
Major Elective From a Related Field 3
Upper Division GE: UD-B or UD-D 3
 Units15
Fourth Semester
PHIL 605
Metaphysics
or Theory of Knowledge
3
PHIL 696 Directed Reading: Learning Outcomes 1
Comparative Thought – Select One: 3
Islamic Political Philosophy 1  
Philosophy and Personal Development  
500-level PHIL not applied to another area
 
Major Elective from a related field 3
University Elective 2
University Elective 3
or UD GE if not complete
 
 Units15
 Total Units60
1

PHIL 303, PHIL 436, PHIL 450, PHIL 500, PHIL 502, PHIL 516 and PHIL 525 satisfy Upper Division GE: UD-C.

2

ENG 214 or equivalent is a prerequisite for many upper division PHIL courses. If ENG 214 or equivalent is not completed prior to transfer, PHIL 320GW and PHIL 303 must be taken in the second semester; progress in the major and length of time for degree completion may be affected.

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 requirements and UD GE.
  • 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 and Religion Major: 40 Units

Students in this major are strongly advised to work with a department advisor to form a tentative program of courses.

  • Foundation (9 units)
  • Comparative Thought (9 units)
  • History (9 units)
  • Philosophical Concepts (6 units)
  • Electives from Related Fields (6 units) – consult with major advisor
  • Culmination (1 unit)

University Electives: Two 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