LMU's Philosophy major is a reflective and critical course of study that guides students in the exploration of fundamental ideas that underlie and meld with human existence and constitute the deep background of all human endeavors. Both challenging and enlightening, the major initiates students in the pursuit of wisdom and encourages development of a vision of the world and of an understanding of our place in it. Toward these ends, students acquire the habit of asking fundamental questions and develop the analytical and synthesizing skills required to solve complex problems and to make critical judgments. LMU Philosophy majors are intrigued by the complexity of the world, wish to explore the power of ideas, and possess an inherent wonder about the meaning and purpose of life.