Critical thinking is one of the most commonly cited skillsets sought out by potential employers. Students of philosophy actively cultivate their critical thinking skills, as well as expand their minds through the examination of knowledge, logic, morality and aesthetic experience. Philosophy offers a course map to get you major ready to transfer.

Course Maps

A course map is a quick guide to help students figure out which courses to take each quarter. Course maps were written by BC faculty, who have used their expertise to recommend specific courses students can take to achieve their academic or career goals. Students should meet with an advisor to learn more.

Sample Courses

  • Critical Thinking
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Contemporary Moral Issues
  • Introduction to Social Philosophy
  • Ethics in Criminal Justice
  • William Russ Payne, Ph. D.

    • Program Chair

    Dr. Payne received both his B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy at Arizona State University. He earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy at University of California, Davis. His areas of interest include logic, metaphysics, ethics, and the philosophy of science.

  • Portrait of Mark Storey.

    Mark Storey

    • Faculty

    Mark Storey received his B.A. in Philosophy from University of California, Santa Barbara; and his M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Washington. His areas of interest include Eastern Philosophy and Social Philosophy. He has authored/co-authored/edited several books on Naturism.

  • Portrait of Zoe Aleshire.

    Zoe Aleshire

    • Faculty

    Zoe Aleshire received her B.A. in Philosophy at Washington State University; and her M.A. in Philosophy from Washington State University. Her areas of interest include continental feminism, ethics, and social justice.