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Program Learning Outcomes

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Philosophy

Bachelor of Arts

Learning Goal I:  Develop the Skills Necessary to Doing Philosophy.

Goal Ia: To analyze philosophical arguments

Outcome Ia: To describe arguments and theories;

Outcome Ib: To identify potential criticisms of arguments and theories;

Outcome Ic: To evaluate arguments in such a way as to  make a case for the position they find best

Learning Goal II: Gain awareness of the Philosophical Conversation.

Goal IIa: Gain familiarity with representative philosophers, philosophical ideas, controversies, theories and problems from historical periods within the Western tradition.

Outcome IIa: Describe and discuss philosophical problems, ideas, or theories from at least one period from the history of philosophy within the Western tradition.

 

Goal IIb: Gain familiarity with representative philosophers, philosophical ideas, controversies, theories and problems from Nonwestern traditions.

Outcome IIb: Describe and discuss a philosophical problem, idea, or theory within the Chinese tradition

 

Goal IIc: Gain familiarity with representative philosophers, philosophical ideas, controversies, theories and problems from contemporary philosophical conversations.

Outcome IIc: Describe and discuss a philosophical   idea from at least one area of the contemporary philosophical conversation: (i) Ethics or (ii) Epistemology or Metaphysics.

Learning Goal III:  Be able to apply philosophical ideas, arguments, and skills to personal, interpersonal, and social issues.

Outcome III: Apply philosophical methods and arguments to issues and problems that face  individuals, communities, and governments in the contemporary world.

 

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