​“Philosophy” is derived from Greek words meaning “love of wisdom,” and uses the tools of logic and reason to analyze the ways in which humans experience the world. It teaches critical thinking, close reading, clear writing and logical analysis to understand the world and our place within it. Various courses at the colleges of DCCCD include an introduction to philosophy, ethics, social and political philosophy and religion.

Note that all courses may not be offered at every college of DCCCD. For a full listing of all courses, including which college offers a specific course, check the online Combined Colleges catalog.

Course Descriptions for Philosophy

Philosophy courses are listed under the four-letter rubric (course prefix):

Note: The Philosophy rubric includes Religion courses, sometimes listed under that specific name at individual colleges.

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Check the current class schedule at the DCCCD college you plan to attend to see what classes are offered in a given semester. See the browsable class schedules of the colleges of DCCCD.

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The core of learning in college is a set of courses that will provide you with the knowledge, skills and educational experiences you need to succeed in higher education. Those classes — called the Core Curriculum — are the courses that lead to an associate degree from the colleges of DCCCD and which transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

Students who complete the DCCCD Core Curriculum with at least a 2.0 GPA are guaranteed that their courses will transfer as a block of credit to any Texas public college or university. Individual Core courses must be accepted as well by the transfer institution, according to state law. 

Find out more about the Core Curriculum of the colleges of DCCCD.

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