Welcome to the Philosophy Department
Philosophy develops skills of critical and moral thinking, argumentation, information management, research, communication, abstract reasoning, and analytic and synthetic thinking.
What is the practical value of studying philosophy? Perhaps the chief practical reason to study philosophy is that you will acquire a very valuable set of skills. Philosophy is not just learning what other philosophers have thought. In philosophy you become the active inquirer, thinker, and solver of problems and not just a passive learner who memorizes ideas. Students of philosophy also learn to identify important fundamental questions about themselves and their world through the process of clear, critical thinking and argumentation.
Philosophy Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate the basic skills of critical thinking and logical reasoning.
- Distinguish the basic philosophical concepts.
- Recognize and criticize the basic forms of logical fallacies.
- Analyze different modes and forms of logical reasoning.
- Compare the different philosophical traditions, divisions, and subjects of philosophical analysis.