Dec 10, 2018  
2018-2019 College Catalog 
  
2018-2019 College Catalog

Philosophy Pre-Major, AA-DTA Planning Guide


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Where does my path start?

You will complete an Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) at Shoreline.

Use the AA -DTA Degree Planning Guide, with this sheet, to understand the requirements for graduation.

Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a baccalaureate degree in Philosophy.

Philosophy is also an excellent major for graduate studies in law, public administration, religious studies, and education.

Where can I go for help?

Philosophy Faculty Advisors

Paul Herrick
206-546-4685 pherrick@shoreline.edu Rm 5312

Career Planning

www.shoreline.edu/job-career-services/

General Academic Advising

FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229
206-546-4559
advising@shoreline.edu
www.shoreline.edu/advising

International Student Academic Advising

9000 Building, Rm. 9302
206-546-4697
ieadvisors@shoreline.edu
www.shoreline.edu/international/advising/

Where can I transfer and what does my chosen four-year school require?

Before choosing classes, become familiar with the four-year program where you want to apply: visit the website, email the department, and/or speak with a Shoreline advisor. Below are examples from Washington schools with different admissions and graduation requirements. Check with the school for world language requirements. (Non-native speakers of English are often exempt from this requirement.)

School Transfer Information
Central Washington University http://www.cwu.edu/admissions/transfer-admission-criteria
Eastern Washington University https://www.ewu.edu/apply/transfer/
Gonzaga University http://tinyurl.com/7c9d6xh
Pacific Lutheran University https://www.plu.edu/admission-transfer/
Seattle Pacific University http://tinyurl.com/z46xxxr
Seattle University http://tinyurl.com/z3kjpcm
The Evergreen State College http://tinyurl.com/zhyjy3s
University of Puget Sound http://tinyurl.com/h7yqx8s
University of Washington - Seattle https://admit.washington.edu/Apply/Transfer/
University of Washington - Tacoma http://www.tacoma.uw.edu/admissions/transfer-admission
Washington State University http://tinyurl.com/jk3a2v2
Western Washington University http://www.wwu.edu/vtc/
Whitman College http://tinyurl.com/z8vuwn9
Whitworth University http://tinyurl.com/zcdww66

What courses should I take?

This unofficial guide is intended to support you as you prepare for your major. Please consult with an advisor and your chosen four-year school(s), as program and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.

General Education Requirements - 20 Credits


Multicultural Understanding (5 Credits)


Choose one of the following courses:

ART 105 , CMST 203 , CMST 285 , GWS 284 , HIST 245 , MCS 105  

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)


Choose one of the following classes:

MATH& 107 , MATH 111 , MATH& 141 , MATH& 142 , MATH& 146 , MATH& 148 , MATH& 151 , MATH& 152 , MATH& 163 , MATH 207 , MATH 208 , MATH 211 , MATH& 264 , PHIL& 120 . Recommended: PHIL& 120 .

* Students planning to transfer to the University of Washington must consult Math Advising, mathadvising@shoreline.edu.

Distribution Requirements - 45 Credits


Humanities (15 Credits)


Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Art and Drama) in Humanities . Maximum of 5 credits allowed in Performance/Skills courses. No more than 5 credits in a world language at the 100 level. Recommended: World Language if required for university admission or graduation.

Strongly Recommended:


Philosophy courses can count in either Humanities or Social Science distributions - but not in both.

Selected Courses:


Natural Sciences (15 Credits)


Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g.Biology and Physics) in Natural Sciences . At least 10 credits required in Physical, Earth, and/or Biological Sciences, including at least 5 credits of lab science. Maximum 5 credits from Other Science courses. Recommended: PHIL& 120  if not used for Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning.

Social Sciences (15 Credits)


Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Psychology and History) in Social Sciences .

Strongly Recommended:


Philosophy courses can count in either Humanities or Social Science distributions - but not in both.

Selected Courses:


General Electives - Minimum 25 Credits


Comprised of other college-level courses or unrestricted courses. A maximum of 15 credits allowed for restricted/vocational courses, and a maximum of 3 credits allowed in Physical Education. Please see the lists of Restricted Electives  and Elective Courses (Non-restricted) . Recommended: PHIL& 115 , PHIL 210 , PHIL 240 , PHIL 248 , PHIL 267 , World Language if required for university admission or graduation.

What is Philosophy?


Philosophy is the attempt to answer the most fundamental questions of all, on the basis of unaided reasoning and thus without reference to unbacked myth, blind faith, or unexamined authorities. Classic philosophical questions include, “Does God exist? Do human beings have free will? What is the difference between illusion and reality? Is there such a thing as objective truth (and can we attain it)? What is justice? What is the best way to live, all things considered?

What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy?


With knowledge and skills in analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and constructing and critiquing arguments, philosophy majors are well prepared for work in a variety of careers, including teaching, law, journalism, research, counseling, clergy, social work, and public service.

Potential employers include: Federal, state and local governments, colleges and universities, churches or synagogues, religious organizations, hospitals, Health and Human Services, law firms, public advocacy groups, private foundations, non-profit organizations, foreign service, businesses, publishing companies, newspapers, radio and tv stations. For more, please visit http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.

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Shoreline, WA 98133-5696

(206) 546-4101

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