Learning Goals & Objectives
Student Learning Goal 1
Majors will acquire a broad knowledge of major figures, branches, and terminologies in Western philosophy.
- Objective A: Demonstrate knowledge of major figures in Western Philosophy.
- Objective B: Demonstrate knowledge of major branches in Western Philosophy.
- Objective C: Demonstrate knowledge of terminology particular to a branch or tradition within philosophy.
Student Learning Goal 2
Majors will develop a capacity for communicating philosophical ideas and arguments.
- Objective A: Write cogent prose to communicate philosophical ideas effectively.
- Objective B: Construct philosophical arguments.
Student Learning Goal 3
Majors will develop a capacity for thinking critically and for effectively assessing arguments.
- Objective A: Analyze arguments in philosophical discourse.
- Objective B: Identify underlying presuppositions of a philosopher's argumentative discourse.
- Objective C: Raise questions and frame philosophical problems introduced by texts.
Student Learning Goal 4
Majors will become information literate as this applies to philosophical study and research.
- Objective A: Cite properly and work effectively with both primary and secondary sources.