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Program Goals and Learning Outcomes: Philosophy Major

Goal: Provide students with a sound understanding of the Western philosophical tradition.

Outcome: Students will demonstrate a sound understanding of key figures and texts in the Western philosophical tradition.

Goal: Equip students with the ability to use logic and critical thinking when assessing a range of philosophical topics.

Outcomes: Students will:

    • demonstrate an ability to critically evaluate arguments using both informal and formal logic.
    • demonstrate a sound grasp of a philosophical topic and an ability to assess various positions regarding the topic.

Goal: Help students reflect on how Christian faith and philosophical reflection are compatible sources of knowledge and wisdom.

Outcome: Students will demonstrate an ability to think and reflect carefully on the relationship between faith and reason.