• "This is the saddest day in the 50 year history of UCC. Our hearts go out to every student, every employee, and every family touched by this tragedy.

    "I want to thank all of our friends and neighbors who have dropped everything to help us. Over the next weeks, we will come together to accept offers of help and care so that we can assist one another."

    -Dr. Rita Cavin
    UCC Interim President

  • Need to talk? Community partners have come together to provide support and sharing with UCC students, faculty and staff.

    Mental health professionals are offering no-cost grief sharing: 9am-8pm through Sunday at the Ford Foundation, 1600 NW Stewart Pkwy; and the Community Health Alliance, 201 Medical Loop.

    Beginning Monday, Oct 5, grief sharing will be available on campus, 7:30am - 5pm in the cafeteria.

    The Community Health Alliance is staffing a 24-hour hotline at 541-440-3532 or 800-866-9780.

  • Want to help?

    The Greater Douglas United Way is accepting donations via text and online: http://www.gduway.org/UCCgive

    The Umpqua Community College Foundation is accepting donations online and by mail: https://www.umpqua.edu/scholarships-donations

    We strongly recommend that donors cast a careful eye when considering other funds, as some are not based at charitable organizations and might apply high administrative fees. Also, unfortunately, at times like these, there are unscrupulous people who will set up false accounts.

  • Stay up-to-date on the latest developments.

    A tribute to the victims: http://tinyurl.com/pe74yz4

    Campus is closed and will reopen to students and staff only on Monday, Oct. 5.

    All classes and campus events are cancelled until Oct. 12.

Campus is closed and will reopen to students and staff only on Oct. 5. All classes and campus events are cancelled until Oct. 12.

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Philosophy: Transfer

Chinese Philosophers
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Generally, Philosophy asks major questions about reality, existence and living that can be broken down into descriptive and prescriptive questions. These are perennial questions that have puzzled people in general and philosophers in particular for thousands of years. Philosophy can be seen as the effort to better understand questions such as these and to "try out" possible answers to them. These questions fall into one of the following categories:

  • Descriptive Philosophy - asks questions like: What is? What are? How is? How do? Could we?
  • Prescriptive Philosophy - asks questions like: How should we? What should we? Should we? How ought we?
  • Logical Reasoning - Applies to all philosophical reasoning. Asks questions like what are the rules for valid reasoning? What makes an argument valid? What makes an argument convincing? Is mathematics reliable? What constitutes a valid proof?

Transfer Guide

The UCC program of study in Philosophy is approved for transfer to other major institutions throughout the country that offer majors in Philosophy. Most major institutions such as UO, OSU, and PSU that offer a well rounded program of undergraduate and graduate study also offer majors in Philosophy.

Philosophy 201, 202 and 203 at UCC are online introductory undergraduate courses that are intended to introduce students to philosophy as a rational, systematic study of these and similar philosophical questions. It should be stressed that these are all online courses.

Appropriate companion courses to those studying Philosophy as a major or for a person simply interested in philosophical questions and reasoning would be: Humanities electives, English, Writing, Literature and World History. In addition other courses that would help in the understanding of philosophical issues are: social science electives, and science and math electives.

Why UCC?

Why UCCAt UCC, you can earn a TWO-YEAR TRANSFER DEGREE for less than you'll pay for one year at a state university. Plus, UCC offers:

• Seamless, direct transfer degrees
• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• Online classes


Prospective students should visit Advising and Career Services to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.

Paula Usrey - Contact
Associate Professor, Social Science
Phone: 541-440-7826

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