Taking philosophy classes at Mountain View is an affordable way to get started on a path to a brighter future. Whether you’re taking classes to transfer to a four-year college or university, or for personal enrichment, our curriculum will give you the foundational skills you need.
Philosophy course work at Mountain View is designed to facilitate intellectual, moral and social growth in students by contributing to:
- Their love for learning.
- Their development of the academic skills necessary for success.
- Their knowledge of the humanizing value and content of the liberal arts.
- The integration of their own worldviews, educations and lives.
Philosophy courses will facilitate this growth by assisting students with the following:
- The formation of their own worldviews, including beliefs about knowledge, perception, existence, free will, consciousness, human nature, divinity and morality.
- Understanding their present culture and its ideological evolution.
- The acquisition of vocabulary and concepts applicable to all other liberal arts course work.
- Understanding ideas advanced through the arts, politics, social morality and popular culture.
- Understanding American culture's and other cultures’ religious philosophies as manifested in sacred texts, traditions, worship and art.
- The development of the critical thinking skills necessary for sound argumentation, writing and reading.
- Maturity of their personal characters and the application of virtue to civilized living.
- Completion of credit requirements for the associate degree.
- Completion of credit for transfer toward a bachelor’s degree.