Learning Outcomes

Philosophy students will understand:

  • The history of philosophy from the pre-Socratics to modern European thinkers
  • Contemporary philosophical movements, issues, and techniques
  • Central themes in the primary texts of important philosophers;

Philosophy students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate written competency in the analysis of philosophical issues
  • Apply the tools of logic in the analysis and critical evaluation of philosophical texts
  • Synthesize philosophical insights in relation to their own lived experience;

Philosophy students will value:

  • The contributions of philosophers to civilization
  • An understanding of the relationship of philosophy to a variety of areas of human experience such as faith, morality, and culture
  • Rigorous philosophical inquiry and reflection in relation to their own self-development, their interactions with others, and the quest for a better world.