College of Arts and Sciences
Philosophy Department

Learning Outcomes

  • Seattle University undergraduate Philosophy students should be able to:

    • Students will be capable of reading both primary and secondary sources in philosophy
      and of analyzing their argumentation.
    • 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.
    • Philosophy majors will demonstrate a broad familiarity with the history of philosophy and with philosophy's main fields and schools of thought.
    • Philosophy majors will be well qualified for graduate study by completing term papers that demonstrate original exegesis and interpretation of primary sources within existing philosophical debates.

    For complete list of Learning Outcomes for Seattle University Undergraduate Students, click here.