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Philosophy

Program Learning Goals

1. Content/Disciplinary Knowledge

1a. Explain key terms, concepts, and ideas in the discipline of philosophy

1b. Describe major figures and historical developments in the tradition and/or methods used in the discipline of philosophy


2. Critical Thinking

2a. Construct arguments that are well reasoned, fallacy-free, with conclusions properly following from premises

2b. Evaluate arguments and ideas (including recognizing forms of fallacious, invalid, and unsound reasoning)

2c. Interpret complex texts in a systematic and critical manner

3. Communication

3a. Write in a reasoned, persuasive, and argumentatively effective manner

3b. Employ the verbal skills needed for both individual presentations and participation in group discussions.