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Philosophy courses ask fundamental questions about how we can improve our thinking, our moral and political values, and our understanding of life. Philosophy courses examine great ideas from the past as well as contemporary thinkers.

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JON STRATTON

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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 Humanities Division seeks to enrich students' lives through exploration of the diversity of human expressions and cultures as well as to build a foundation for life-long learning - including successful future academic achievement - through writing, literature, language arts and philosophy.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrates a comprehension of culturally diverse works in literature and philosophy.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and working knowledge of terminology commonly used in the humanities.
  • Demonstrates an appropriate level of creativity, discipline, and technique in the production of assigned work in the humanities.

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.