If you've ever heard someone's opinion on a topic and were inclined to ask, "Why should I believe that?" then you have begun to philosophize. Some common philosophical questions are: Is there a God? What is right? What is the meaning of life? Is there a soul? What is justice?
The Philosophy Department at Harper College offers a wide variety of classes including critical thinking, ethics and social/political philosophy. We also teach specialized courses in applied philosophy, including business ethics and medical ethics. Additionally, courses in world religions, religion in America and non-Western philosophy are available.
Class activities range from lecture to class discussions, from debates to journals, and to small group work. Philosophy courses are offered in a variety of formats including traditional classroom settings, online and learning communities. None of the courses require a philosophy prerequisite. All require that you read and write at the college level.
Start at Harper. Finish at a four-year university.
The Associate in Arts (AA) degree prepares you to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in philosophy. Speak with your advisor about the best courses to take to meet your academic goals.
Harper also offers institution-specific transfer information to help prepare you to transition to a four-year university. To learn more, visit our Transfer Information page or see your advisor.
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