Liberal Arts/Philosophy & Religion - Associate in Arts

Curriculum Code: 121

Program Information
This program is designed to prepare students to pursue college or university studies leading to careers in philosophy and religion. Secondly, this program is an opportunity for people already engaged in religious work to acquire a general background beneficial to their profession.

When You Graduate
When You Graduate AA programs are primarily designed for students who plan to transfer as juniors at four- year colleges and universities. CCC graduates have obtained bachelor’s degrees and beyond from every college in New Jersey and scores of colleges and universities throughout America. Cumberland has transfer agreements with a number of four-year colleges and universities. As a graduate of a fully accredited community college, your coursework will be received with full credit transfer at most state colleges, public and private universities across the country. The NJ Lampitt bill passed in 2008 by the NJ State legislature assures seamless transfer of credits toward junior standing at NJ state colleges and universities.

Upon completion of this program, student should be able to:
•Recognize and distinguish the philosophical and religious belief systems of diverse cultures from historical to contemporary periods. •Demonstrate familiarity with the critical concepts and methods of philosophy and religion. •Recognize the role that philosophy and religion plays in culture and society. •Gain knowledge of significant issues in ethics. •Demonstrate knowledge of the historically significant philosophers and philosophical movements and their impact upon current ethical questions. •Locate, retrieve and critically evaluate information and information sources.


Program Requirements (18)
Credits
EN
224
Introduction to the Bible as Literature
3
PH
101
Introduction to Philosophy
3
PH
102
Introduction to Ethics
3
PH
201
Greek & Medieval Philosophical Thought
3
PH
202
Modern Philosophical Thought
3
RL
101
Perspectives of Religion
3

General Education Requirements (47)
Credits
Science Elective
3
Mathematics Elective
3
Science Elective
3
History Elective
3
Social Science Elective
3
Social Science Elective
3
Humanities (Literature) Elective (Recommended)
3
Humanities (Literature) Elective (Recommended)
3
Humanities (Foreign Language) Elective (Recommended)
3
History Elective
3
Mathematics Elective
3
EN
101
English Composition I
3
EN
102
English Composition II
3
RL
102
World Religions or
Rl
103
Introduction to Asian Religions
3
SP
203
Effective Speech
3

Total Credits: (65)