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Welcome to the LACC Philosophy Department

Critical thinking skills are essential for everyday
decision-making by people, businesses, religious institutions, and governments world-wide.
Too often when we hear the word “philosophy,” the thought of old statues and ancient writings comes to mind. In fact, philosophy is alive and well and critical to our everyday decision-making, as well as the decisions made by businesses, religious institutions, and governments around the globe. Additionally, examining the principles of philosophy helps one become a more ethical and organized thinker. These skills are critical for future managers. The logic skills gained can benefit everyone, especially aspiring lawyers who will need to present well-structured arguments.

Philosophy courses empower students to examine questions about ethics, reality, and knowledge that give them a deeper understanding of themselves and the world in which they live.

Mission Statement

the primary mission of the LACC Philosophy Department is to provide the opportunity for students to take general education classes required for transfer and AA degree programs.  Our program directly supports the mission of the college not only concerning associate degree programs and in the preparation of students to transfer to four-year institutions; but in the development of critical thinking skills necessary for optimal growth and action in the personal and professional lives of our students.

 Contact Us

Julio Torres
Department Chair
Holmes Hall 200C
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2763

 Course Descriptions

Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029

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Phone: 323.953.4000

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Emergency: 323.953.2911