Starting August 2016, Cal State L.A. will convert from the quarter-based system (three 10 week quarters per year) to the semester-based system (two 15 week semesters per year). Our last term on the quarter-based system is Spring 2016. Fall semester classes begin Monday, August 22, 2016. Both the Philosophy Department and the larger Cal State L.A. community are committed to making the semester-based conversion a smooth transition for both students and faculty. On this page you will find resources about the conversion process and our revised semester-based degrees..