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2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

TTP - A.A. Philosophy

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Philosophy involves reasoning and thinking critically about all areas of life: science, religion, art, politics and morality. Its purpose is to understand and evaluate our most basic beliefs and values and to integrate them in a coherent view of ourselves and the world.

Walters State students who want to complete a bachelor’s degree have a guarantee that their credits will transfer to a public university in Tennessee if they choose any one of 50 different majors offering transfer pathways. Learn more at Tennessee Transfer Pathway.

Degree: TTP - Associate of Arts

Emphasis: Philosophy

Recommended Full-Time Schedule

The following Recommended Full-Time Schedule is not a substitute for academic advising. You must meet with an academic advisor each semester to be cleared for registration. Consult with your advisor about scheduling and degree requirements. Also, see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.ws.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked. Contact the academic division or department for current information.

Factors that affect your progression include required Learning Support courses, completion of computer competency and your choices regarding campus location, course delivery method, and the days and times selected to take classes.

1General Education electives in each category must be chosen from approved courses listed in the General Education Program .

2Students may use any WSCC transferable course for a general elective. Transferable courses are distinguished with a (T) and courses not intended to transfer are noted as (NIT) in the course descriptions section of the catalog.

3Students transferring to The University of Tennessee, Knoxville should enroll in HIST 2310 and HIST 2320.

4Completion of two semesters of the same foreign language at the 1000 level is the requirement for the A.A. degree. Students who plan to transfer to ETSU, UT-Martin or University of Memphis will need to complete two additional semesters of the same foreign language at the 2000 (intermediate) level for the Bachelor of Arts degree.

5Students transferring to UT-Chattanooga should not take a PHIL prefix course to fulfill this General Education requirement.

6Students transferring to ETSU should take MATH 1530 to fulfill the math requirement.


  • Walters State students are required to meet computer competency during the first 30 hours of coursework. Students must take INFS 1010, BUSN 1360 or AGRM 263-/2631 or successfully complete a Computer Competency Exam. The Computer Competency Exam does not provide course credit. Consult your advisor. See http://www.ws.edu/academics/technical-ed/computer-competency/ for additional information.
  • Learning Support co-requisite courses must be taken every semester until completed.

First Year

Fall Term (13 semester credit hours)

Spring Term (15 semester credit hours)

Second Year

Fall Term (16 semester credit hours)

  • (3 hrs.)
  • 1 Literature elective (3 hrs.)1

    1 Natural Science lecture with lab (3/1 hrs.) (Select from Walters State approved general education list)1

    1 Foreign Language (3 hrs.)4

    1 General elective (3 hrs.)2

Spring Term (16 semester credit hours)

1 General elective (3 hrs.)2

1 Natural Science lecture with lab (3/1 hrs.) (Select from Walters State approved general education list)1

1 Behavioral/Social Science elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State approved general education list)1

1 Foreign Language (3 hrs.)4

1 Humanities elective (3 hrs.)1

Program Degree Requirements - TTP - A.A. Philosophy

General Education Requirements (41 Hours)

Humanities and/or Fine Arts (9 hours)

Humanities/Fine Arts1  (at least one course must be Literature (ENGL))

Behavioral/Social Sciences (6 hours)

Approved Behavioral/Social Science General Education elective1 (8 hrs.)

Mathematics (3 hours)

Approved mathematics elective1 (3 hrs.)

Natural Science (8 hours)

Approved Natural Science w/lab General Education electives1 (8 hrs.)

Area of Emphasis Requirements (19 hours)

Two Philosophy courses

General Electives2 (7 hrs.)

Foreign Language (1000 level courses)4 (6 hrs.)

Total Credit Hours 60

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