Philosophy grapples with fundamental questions about the nature of reality, what it means to be human, and how one should act. At Mt. San Jacinto college we offer survey courses that span the history of philosophy and more specialized classes that focus on core areas of philosophy like logic and ethics. The study of philosophy teaches careful reading and writing skills, critical thinking, and sound reasoning. Further, philosophy explores the sources of value and meaning while providing vital skills for those interested in law, education, medicine, and more.
MSJC offers a range of course work to prepare students for the workforce or to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. All four-year institutions prescribe their own standards for course evaluation and admissions. Courses that fulfill major requirements for an associate degree in this program might not be the same as those required for transfer into a similar major at a four-year university.
Transfer students are advised to do research on prospective majors and careers through the Career/Transfer Center and the MSJC catalog. Students interested in transferring to CSU’s or UC’s can access major preparation by visiting http://www.assist.org. All students are advised to meet with a counselor at least once a semester to create or update their comprehensive education plan.
San Jacinto Campus
(951) 487-MSJC (6752)
Maria Lopez (951) 487-3690
Menifee Valley Campus
(951) 672-MSJC (6752)
Thomas W. Donovan, III, Ph.D. (951) 639-5675
- Identify and assess the central figures, questions and themes of philosophy.
- Analyze and assess arguments and approaches to philosophical problems.
- Articulate and defend complex arguments using written and oral communication.
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|Career/Industries||CA Annual Median Salary or Range||Employment Demand or Opening CA|
|Philosophy & Religion Teachers, Postsecondary (D)||$33,645-$175,480||15,241|
(degree required: SM some college, C: Certificate, A: Associate degree, B: Bachelor’s degree, M: Master’s degree, D: Doctorate)