College of Humanities & Fine Arts

Learning Outcomes

  1. Be able to explain theories and arguments of major philosophers, and do so in major areas of philosophy, e.g., logic, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and social and political philosophy
  2. Be aware of developments in contemporary philosophy
  3. Be able to abstract, analyze, and construct logical arguments and to recognize fallacies, using formal and informal methods of reasoning, including conceptual analysis
  4. Be able to interpret philosophical texts from a variety of traditions with sensitivity to context
  5. Be able to use specialized philosophical terminology
  6. Be able to employ standard methods of philosophical research, including awareness of print and electronic resources
  7. Be able to compose an essay in philosophy that demonstrates clear thought, depth of understanding, ability to apply philosophical methods, and mastery of relevant writing skills.