Academic Catalog

Philosophy Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop and Express Clear Distinctions and Definitions
  2. Identify the parts of an argument
  3. Recognize and avoid fallacies
  4. Argue using rules of reasoning verbally and in writing
  5. Identify and construct valid and invalid arguments and good and questionable evidence.
  6. Recognize good and bad evidence
  7. Communicate clearly verbally and in writing.
  8. Support and critique a thesis
  9. Express accurate knowledge of the main issues and methods of western philosophy.
  10. Recognize, describe and explain salient positions and arguments of major historical figures such as Plato, Descartes, and Nietzsche.