Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy – LPPS Associate Degree for Transfer Roadmap

This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in the current Bulletin year with an AA-T in Law, Public Policy and Society. 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 320GW Philosophical Analysis - GWAR 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
or University Elective if requirement met before transfer
 
University Elective - Take Two 6
 Units15
Second Semester
PHIL 303 Modern Philosophy 2 3
PHIL 321 Being and Knowing 3
PHIL 450 Ethics 2 3
Select One (if needed): 2 3
Ancient Philosophy  
Medieval Philosophy  
Islamic Philosophy  
or University Elective if requirement already satisfied
 
Unversity Elective 3
 Units15
Third Semester
Normative Issues (6 units) 3 3
Core Issues (6 units) 4 3
Philosophy Elective 5 3
Upper-Division GE: UD-B or UD-D 6,7 3
or University Elective if requirement fulfilled
 
University Elective 3
 Units15
Fourth Semester
PHIL 696 Directed Reading: Learning Outcomes 1
Normative Issues (6 units) 3 3
Core Issues (6 units) 4 3
Philosophy Elective 5 3
Upper-Division GE: UD-B or UD-D 6,7 3
or University Elective if requirement fulfilled
 
University Elective 2
 Units15
 Total Units60

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: 9-12 units                                          

  • ENG 214 or equivalent A4 course (0-3 units) if not taken before transfer
  • American Institutions (0 units): The AA-T in Law, Public Policy and Society Core includes courses that satisfy this requirement.
  • Upper Division GE, areas B, C and D (9 units): See note 2 regarding courses that fulfill both Major and UD GE requirements.
  • Students entering the major with the AA-T in Law, Public Policy and Society 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 major:  34-37 units  

  • Foundation/GWAR (3-6 units): See footnote 1 regarding PHIL 205.
  • History (6 units)
  • Normative Issues (9 units)
  • Core Issues of the Discipline (9 units)
  • Electives (6 units)
  • Culmination (1 unit)

University electives: 20 or more units

Units depending 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.