Student Learning Outcomes
By the time they graduate, philosophy majors will demonstrate high-level abilities to:
- Analyze, that is, to correctly identify, accurately summarize, and aptly critique arguments in a range of primary philosophical texts;
- Discuss, that is, to rigorously formulate, sympathetically express, and thoughtfully respond to objections to their own and others’ positions;
- Read, that is, to approach and interpret difficult philosophical texts with justified confidence;
- Write, that is, to produce philosophical essays in a style of the discipline; and
- Understand, that is, to contextualize philosophical positions, and to discern implications for theory and practice, both inside and outside of philosophy.