The study of philosophy will give you the intellectual resources you need to better understand yourself, your world, and your society. Philosophy concerns itself with the fundamental issues of justice, morality, knowledge, and reality. We will explore the ideas of great thinkers from a variety of movements and traditions. Whether we realize it or not, these ideas have shaped our civilization-and even our consciousness.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with the history of philosophical thought and contemporary currents in the discipline.
  • Assess influential claims and theories in the philosophical tradition using rigorous methods of critical thinking and logic.
  • Compose a reasoned essay that responds to a philosophical problem or that applies a philosophical theory to a contemporary issue.


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