Philosophy and Religious Studies
College of Arts and Humanities

Learning Outcomes

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

Department of Philosophy • P.O. Box 8023 Statesboro, GA 30460 • 912-478-5471
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