Student Learning Outcomes

Student learning outcomes for Philosophy Major

  • 1. Students demonstrate knowledge of the major schools of philosophy and their doctrines.
  • 2. Students are acquainted with the main terms, concepts, and definitions that pertain to the different branches of philosophy.
  • 3. Students are acquainted with a variety of methods and approaches of philosophical inquiry.
  • 4. Students have the ability to identify different forms of argument.
  • 5. Students have the skill to evaluate the validity and the soundness of an argument.
  • 6. Students demonstrate knowledge of the main techniques employed in formal and informal logic.
  • 7. Students have the ability to state a clear and strong objection to an argument advanced by others; and to articulate counter-arguments to their own objection.
  • 8. Students demonstrate the ability to understand and appreciate the complexity of the philosophical theories and to examine these theories from different perspectives.
  • 9. Students demonstrate growth in their intellectual courage and curiosity by posing critical questions concerning the place and relevance of the philosophical theories in their lives.
  • 10. Students acquire the skills of writing a coherent, clear, and well-argued paper.