After successfully completing the philosophy program,
- Students will be able to describe a range of central philosophical problems and some of the main arguments for and against solutions to them in the three principal divisions of philosophy: value theory, metaphysics and epistemology.
- Students will be able to articulate how philosophical theories and arguments developed historically in response to earlier philosophical ideas and cultural contexts.
- Students will be able to read with understanding primary texts in philosophy that require application of analytical and conceptual skills.
- Students will be able to identify arguments, including their underlying assumptions, and to critically evaluate them using the techniques of formal logic.
- Students will be able to apply their philosophical skills and knowledge to formulate and support their own positions on major philosophical issues.
- Students will have developed their written and oral communication skills sufficiently to present philosophical arguments in a clear and convincing way.