Philosophy - Associate in Arts
Philosophy, as the love of wisdom, analyses the most fundamental issues of the human condition, issues concerning the nature of the human person, justice, the possibility of the existence of God and human freedom, the significance of political and moral values, and, above all, the question of knowledge and truth. Philosophers from Confucius and Aristotle to John Dewey and Paulo Freire have investigated, as the axial human problem, how philosophical education is to help us in developing our own humanity. Thus philosophy enables students to examine the most crucial topics of their social and political existence, advancing their skills in logical thinking, verbal and written argumentation, and the capacity for organizing principles and ideas. If our democratic system is to endure, we must debate true and false claims, right and wrong values, and just and unjust decisions. This is the reason that philosophy, as the pursuit of knowledge, virtue, and freedom, has traditionally formed the core of a liberal arts education. For that reason, philosophy offers exceptional preparation for work in areas such as politics, law, governmental administration, writing, journalism, and education.
Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses. It is the student's responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.