Ventura College – Philosophy AA-T

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Required Core: Complete ALL of the following courses

PHIL V01 Introduction to Philosophy (3 Units)*


PHIL V02 Introduction to Ethics (3 Units)*

List A: Select 1 course from the following

Any course from required core not already used (PHIL V01 or PHIL V02)

PHIL V05 Critical Thinking (3 Units)*

PHIL V06A History of Western Philosophy I: Ancient through Medieval (3 Units)*

PHIL V06B History of Western Philosophy II: Modern through Contemporary(3 Units)*

List B: Select 2 courses from the following:

Any course from List A not already used (PHIL V01, V02, V05, V06A, or V06B)

HIST V70 – Introduction to Western Civilization to the Scientific Revolution (3 Units)*

HIST V82 – Introduction to Western Civilization since the Scientific Revolution (3 Units)*

PHIL V03A Survey of World Religions: Easts (3 Units)*

PHIL V03B Survey of World Religions: West (3 Units)*

List C: Select 1 course from the following:

Any course from List A or List B not already used (HIST V70, V82; PHIL V01, V02, V03A, V03B, V05, V06A, V06B)

PHIL V09 Zen Buddhism (3 Units)*

PHIL V10 World Mythology (3 Units)*

*The courses noted with an asterisk were offered online at least once at this college during Fall 2020, Spring 2021 Fall 2021.

The Associate in Arts in Philosophy for Transfer (Philosophy AA-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing the degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. A student graduating with an Associate in Arts in Philosophy for Transfer may transfer to a CSU campus to complete a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy or a similar major.

California State University (CSU) Transfer Degrees | Ventura College

In addition to the courses listed above, complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • Option 2 – CSU General Education Breadth
  • Option 3 – IGETC – Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum

Important Note: Some of the courses listed above may require the completion of prerequisites and/or they may also satisfy general education requirements. We encourage all students to meet with a counselor, onsite or online, to create an education plan that will provide the most efficient pathway to degree completion.

The courses listed above, along with Option 2 and Option 3 may or may not be offered online every term at this college. Visit the college’s website (below) for online options in its class schedule.  If you don’t find what you need, search our online course finder to locate an equivalent online course currently available from a partner college.

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