College of Arts and Sciences

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.