Philosophy and Ethics Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental questions about human existence and ultimate reality.

Students will demonstrate familiarity with the major currents in the history of Western Philosophy.

Students will demonstrate knowledge of diverse methodologies, their strengths and weaknesses, as well as possess a critical understanding of the very concept of “method”.

Students will analyze philosophical truth claims.

Students will articulate and evaluate the values, principles and assumptions on which individual and social decisions rest.

Students will construct sustained logical arguments and anticipate counterarguments.

Students will demonstrate intellectual and inter-personal habits that enable one to participate in a (philosophical) dialogue in which different perspectives can engage one another in a way that fosters the maturation of the perspective of the participants.