Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are a means to determine what students know, think, feel or do as a result of a given learning experience. In this process, the outcomes are written by the department or unit members. Outcomes assessment, including at the course, program, and institutional levels, allows departments to discover if the students are, in fact, learning what they are expected to learn. The use of assessment results stimulates discussion and directs activities that can improve instructional delivery, curricula, programs, and/or services.

PHIL 3 Introduction to Logic

  • SLO #1 - Students will identify knowledge of Classifying Arguments (Inductive/Deductive).
  • SLO #2 – Students identify knowledge of Evaluating Arguments (Strong/Weak, Cogent/Uncogent; Valid/Invalid, Sound/Unsound)

PHIL 3H Introduction to Logic Honors

  • SLO #1 - Students identify knowledge of Evaluating Arguments (Strong/Weak, Cogent/Uncogent; Valid/Invalid, Sound/Unsound)
  • SLO #2 – Students will identify knowledge of Classifying Arguments (Inductive/Deductive). GEO - Students completing an assignment in Logic Honors will be able to develop a thesis statement that advances a clear argument.

 PHIL 5 Introduction to Philosophy

  • SLO #1 - Students will identify knowledge of Ethical Systems (Deontological, Teleological, Virtue Ethics).
  • SLO #2 – Students will identify knowledge of Empirical and Rational systems of knowledge. GEO - Students completing an assignment in Introduction to Philosophy will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.

PHIL 5H Introduction to Philosophy – Honors

  • SLO #1 - Students will attempt to identify knowledge of Empirical and Rational systems of knowledge.
  • SLO #2 – Students will attempt to identify knowledge of Ethical Systems (Deonlogical, Teleological, and Virtue Ethics).

PHIL 8 Critical Thinking

  • SLO #1 - Pre and Post-Surveys to identify student knowledge of Classifying Arguments (Inductive and Deductive)
  • SLO #2 – Students will take Pre and Post-Surveys to identify knowledge of Evaluation Arguments (Strong/weak, Cogent/Uncogent; Valid/Invalid, Sound/Unsound).

PHIL 9 Critical Analysis & Writing

  • SLO #1 - Students will take an embedded surveys to identify their knowledge of Evaluating Arguments (Strong/weak, Cogent/Uncogent; Valid/Invalid, Sound/Unsound).
  • SLO #2 – Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their Honors coursework.

PHIL 12 Ethics

  • SLO #1 - Students will identify various Ethical Systems (Deontological, Teleological, Virtue Ethics).
  • SLO #2 – Students will identify knowledge of Philosophers and their Ethical Systems (Aristotle, Kant, Ross, Sartre).

PHIL 12H Ethics – Honors

  • SLO #1 - Students will be able to identify the different Ethical Systems (Deontological, Teleological, Virtue Ethics)
  • SLO #2 – Students will identify knowledge of Philosophers and their Ethical systems

PHIL 15 Major World Religions

  • SLO #1 - Pre and post surveys to identify student knowledge of five Major World Religions.
  • SLO #2 – Pre and post surveys to identify student knowledge of the Founders of the Major World Religions.
  • SLO #3 -Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their world religion coursework.

PHIL 15H Major World Religions – Honors

  • SLO #1 - Pre and post surveys to identify student knowledge of five Major World Religions.
  • SLO #2 – Pre and post surveys to identify student knowledge of the Founders of the Major World Religions.
  • SLO #3 -Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their world religion coursework.

PHIL 20A History of Western Philosophy

  • SLO #1 - Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their Honors coursework.
  • SLO #2 -Pre and post surveys to identify student knowledge of five major schools of thought.

PHIL 20B History of Western Philosophy

  • SLO #1 - Pre and post surveys to identify student knowledge of the founders of the major schools of modern thought.
  • SLO #2 – Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their history of western philosophy coursework.