Philosophy Learning Outcomes

Knowledge of the main problems and positions in at least three periods in the history of philosophy

  • Describe philosophical problems or positions in ahistorical period
  • Explain the meaning of philosophical concepts in a historical period
  • Compare or evaluate different philosophical positions in a historical period

Knowledge of the basic theory and standard methods of analysis and evaluation in (mathematical or informal) logic

  • Identify different types of claims, issues, and/or arguments and their components
  • Evaluate arguments and identify mistakes in reasoning
  • Prove the validity or invalidity of arguments

Knowledge of a variety of ethical theories

  • Describe an ethical theory and its rationale
  • Explain the meaning of key ethical issues, concepts or principles
  • Compare or evaluate different ethical theories

In-depth understanding of particular philosophical problems, domains, or positions

  • Explain and analyze a problem, domain, or position from a particular perspective
  • Examine critically a philosophical position, domain, or problem
  • Develop a philosophical position or response to a philosophical problem