Degrees Courses

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Philosophy courses ask fundamental questions about how we can improve our critical thinking methods and how we can effectively evaluate the paradigms upon which we build our belief systems. Philosophy courses examine ancient thinkers and their ideas as well as contemporary scholars and their contributions to the discipline.

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JENNIFER BAYNE-LEMMA

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Walla Walla Campus
500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362


JAMES BOWER

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Clarkston Campus
1470 Bridge Street
Clarkston, WA 99403


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Mission

The Philosophy department seeks to encourage a life-long exploration of the human condition by investigating the nature and origins of human experience and the meaning and application of those experiences in all their varied contexts, systems, cultures, and customs.

Program Outcomes

  • Examine culturally diverse works in philosophy and apply philosophical concepts to other academic areas of inquiry.
  • Construct, formulate, and utilize an appropriate level of creativity, discipline, and technique in the production of assigned work in the humanities.
  • Compare and analyze culturally diverse works in literature and philosophy
  • Identify and employ terminology commonly used in the humanities.
  • Apply ancient ideas to contemporary issues.

Degree Options

Students may earn an Associate in Arts AA-DTA degree (90 credits) which is designed for students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate institution with junior standing. Students pursuing this degree should meet with an academic advisor at WWCC and an advisor at their intended baccalaureate institution to determine an appropriate educational plan. (See AA-DTA in Degrees section of catalog).

Preparation for Success

Students who plan to major in philosophy at the four year college or university should take all of the Philosophy courses offered at WWCC, including Symbolic Logic. The great majority of schools require at least two years of a language other than English for a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy.