For the major, we have three Student Learning Outcomes
1: Discipline-Specific Knowledge Base
Graduates with a BA in philosophy will demonstrate an ability to present and explain the thought of a philosopher or philosophical theory accurately and clearly, demonstrating a strong background in discipline-specific knowledge including the history and major periods of philosophy, major thinkers, and major fields of study and theories of philosophy.
2: Critical Reasoning
Graduates with a BA in philosophy will demonstrate an ability to critically evaluate philosophical positions, identifying central arguments and their support. They will also demonstrate an ability to think through complex issues with clarity.
3: Independent Philosophical thought
Graduates with a BA in philosophy will demonstrate an ability to present an independent evaluation of of response to the material. They will support their own philosophical positions with well-reasoned argumentation, providing a thesis that is properly stated, focused, and clear, and defending this thesis in a way that is well-organized and well-supported.
Last updated: 1/28/2019