337 - Philosophy Interdisciplinary

General

Program Title
Philosophy Interdisciplinary
Degree Designation
BA
Program Level
Undergraduate
Instruction Mode
On Campus
Program Description
Philosophy promotes critical thinking, a greater self-understanding (in the form of encouraging students to develop their own views and gain an awareness of their intellectual heritage), and intellectual integrity (including respect for others and their viewpoints). Many of the skills instilled by the study of philosophy, such as analytical thinking, clarity, abstract thinking, and writing skills, are useful in preparing students for the workplace as well as for academics: philosophy students score higher on the GRE, LSAT and GMAT than almost any other major. But the spirit of inquiry into ourselves, our human condition, and our relationship to the rest of the world also serves all students well in developing life-long learning habits and a mature understanding of themselves and their responsibilities as persons and citizens.
Department(s)
Philosophy
College/School
College of Liberal Arts
Status
Active

Requirements

No Requirements

Learning Outcomes

Objective
Content: Students will explain views of the major philosophers of the main historical periods: Ancient/Medieval, Modern, and  Contemporary, and/or describe relationships (such as distinctions, similarities, indebtedness, and other connections) among them.
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Philosophical Writing:  Students’ writing will have a philosophical thesis.
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Thinking Skills: Students will engage in and critically analyze arguments. 
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Content: Students will explain representative major issues and theories in ethics.
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Philosophical Writing: Students’ writing will exhibit proper structure and organization.
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Thinking Skills: Students will evaluate and respond to criticism of arguments. 
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Content: Students will explain representative basic metaphysical issues and theories.
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Philosophical Writing: Students’ writing will respond to readers’ needs.
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Thinking Skills: Students will exhibit intellectual autonomy.
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Content: Students will explain representative major epistemological issues and theories.
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Philosophical Writing: Students’ writing will exhibit proper use of transitions.
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Content: Students will explain representative fundamental concepts of logic.
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Philosophical Writing: Students’ writing will exhibit proper use of sources.
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Philosophical Writing: Students’ writing will express philosophical argumentation.

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