Philosophy Department Learning Outcomes

1.  Careful, close textual reading of primary sources.

2.  Critical thinking skills - skills of argumentation (as learned in Logic). Skills of written expression; ability to make adequate   references to scholarly text; articulate expression and communication.

3.  Introducing students to important traditions of thought (philosophical content).

4.  Ability to relate course material to real life situations. (e.g. Applied Ethics)

5.  Encourage students to become aware of and to question unexamined assumptions and values.