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  Jul 25, 2017
 
2012-13 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy, B.A.


The discipline of philosophy, the critical inquiry into the structure of reality, knowledge, and values, seeks to clarify and explicate the presuppositions and implications of various interpretations of human experience. The purposes of the Philosophy major are:

  • To develop critical and creative thinking, soundness of argument, clarity of thought, and precision in expression;
  • To cultivate a critical appreciation of the enduring questions constituting the philosophical heritage;
  • To explore the relation between philosophical and religious thought; and
  • To prepare students for graduate study.

Program Learning Outcomes


Students who complete the program in Philosophy will be able to:

  1. Engage in the disciplined practice of asking questions about God, the world, and themselves, including questions for which there may be no easy answers.
  2. Differentiate among interrelated movements or figures in the history of philosophy.
  3. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of human reasoning or experience to provide an adequate account of the human condition, the world, ethics and Christian life.

Total: 6 Units


Upper-Division Requirements


Total: 27 Units


Major Total: 33 Units


Recommended


Greek, German, or French should be used to fulfill the general education foreign language requirement.



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