Philosophy | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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When diving into a philosophy course, you may come out with more questions than answers, but that's the wonderful challenge of the study! 

Philosophy is a way of approaching how we think about the nature of the world, the universe, society and human thought. By taking a philosophy course, you may learn methods of questioning, critical discussion and rational argument concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind and language. The ideas in philosophy are often general and abstract. 

Philosophy is exercised every day. It helps us develop critical and logical thinking skills, so we can decide what is and what isn't true. It encompasses not only logic but a moral and ethical means of understanding.


PHIL 2003 Intro to Philosophy
PHIL 2003H Intro to Philosophy, Honors
PHIL 2033 World Religions
PHIL 2103 Intro to Ethics
PHIL 2403 Critical Thinking

Many philosophy courses at NWACC carry transfer credit to four-year institutions and can fulfill general education requirements.  

Pursuing an education in philosophy can open up career opportunities in the following areas:

  • Health Professions
  • Local, State, and Federal Government
  • Business
  • Information Technology
  • Science
  • Teaching