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Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes detail the knowledge, skills and abilities that you as a student will demonstrate upon successful completion of your program.


1. Students will be capable of reading both primary and secondary sources in philosophy and of performing basic analysis of their argumentation.

2. Students will have an understanding of the nature of philosophy as an activity and a discipline, including its characteristic forms of reasoning, key themes from its history, and key features of its relations to other disciplines.

3. Students will be capable of developing philosophical arguments of their own, including the coherent support of conclusions with premises and the ability to formulate and reply to reasoned objections.

4. Students will be well qualified for further study in four year colleges and universities, whether in philosophy or in other fields where philosophy has a reputation for providing a good background.

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Philosophy Program Learning Outcomes