Philosophy


Philosophy courses at JJC offer students a range of interesting options for satisfying the Humanities component of the General Education Requirements for a Transfer Degree.

Each of PHIL 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, and 106 count towards this requirement, and they each have an IAI number – which means that they are articulated for transfer to any public higher education institution in the IAI network in Illinois.

What Will I Learn?

Philosophy involves thinking carefully and critically about a wide range of topics. Depending on the course taken, students will study the nature of morality, contemporary moral issues, the nature and scope of human knowledge, the nature of religion and ultimate reality, the essence of the human person, and the science of proper reasoning.

What Are My Career Opportunities?

Students who pursue a baccalaureate degree in philosophy typically aim for a career in teaching and/or research, usually after also completing one or more graduate degrees in philosophy. But other philosophy students pursue careers in law, journalism, or other fields.