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Student Learning Outcomes

Discipline: Degree: AA-T - Philosophy
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Critical Analysis and Writing ?Honors PHIL 9H
  • Students will be able to classify arguments in writing (Inductive and Deductive).
  • Students will be able to construct and to evaluate arguments in writing (Strong/weak, Cogent/Uncogent; Valid/Invalid, Sound/Unsound) and to identify fallacies.
  • Students will be able to develop a thesis statement that advances a clear argument.
  • 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.
  • Students completing an assignment in Critical Analysis and Writing Honors course will be able to develop a thesis statement that advances a clear argument.
Critical Thinking PHIL 8
  • Students completing an assignment in Critical Thinking will be able to develop a thesis statement that advances a clear argument.
  • Students will be able to classify arguments (Inductive and Deductive)
  • Students will be able to evaluate arguments (Strong/weak, Cogent/Uncogent; Valid/Invalid, Sound/Unsound) and identify fallacies.
  • Students will be able to apply problem solving skills to both personal and social issues.
  • 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.
Critical Thinking and Logical Writing PHIL 9
  • Students completing an assignment in Critical Thinking and Logical Writing will be able to develop a thesis statement that advances a clear argument.
  • Students will be able to classify arguments in writing (Inductive and Deductive)
  • Students will be able to construct and to evaluate arguments in writing (Strong/weak, Cogent/Uncogent; Valid/Invalid, Sound/Unsound) and to identify fallacies.
  • Students will be able to develop a thesis statement that advances a clear argument.
  • Students will take an embedded surveys to identify their knowledge of Evaluating Arguments (Strong/weak, Cogent/Uncogent; Valid/Invalid, Sound/Unsound).
  • 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.
Ethics PHIL 12
  • Students will identify philosophers (such as Aristotle, Kant, Nietzsche, Sartre) and their ethical systems.
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast various ethical systems (including Deontological, Teleological, Virtue Ethics).
  • Students completing an assignment in Ethics will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
  • 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 ethics coursework.
Ethics - Honors PHIL 12H
  • Students will identify philosophers (such as Aristotle, Kant, Nietzsche, Sartre) and their ethical systems.
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast various ethical systems (including Deontological, Teleological, Virtue Ethics).
  • Students will be able to identify both culture and its influence on human expression.
  • Students will be able to identify the different Ethical Systems (Deontological, Teleological, Virtue Ethics)
  • Students will identify knowledge of Philosophers and their Ethical systems
  • 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.
History of Western Philosophy PHIL 20B
  • Students will be able to identify the major philosophers and the philosophical schools from Renaissance to contemporary times.
  • Students will be to compare and contrast philosophical schools of thought from Renaissance to contemporary times.
  • Students completing an assignment in History of Western Philosophy course will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
History of Western Philosophy PHIL 20A
  • Students completing an assignment in History of Western Philosophy will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
  • Students will identify the major philosophers and the philosophical schools from ancient times to the beginning of the Renaissance period.
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast philosophical systems of thought from ancient times to the beginning of the Renaissance period.
History of Western Philosophy - Honors PHIL 20BH
  • 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.
  • Students completing an assignment in History of Western Philosophy Honors course will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
  • Students will be able to identify the major philosophers and the philosophical schools from Renaissance to contemporary times.
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast philosophical systems of thought from Renaissance to contemporary times.
History of Western Philosophy - Honors PHIL 20AH
  • Students will identify the major philosopher and the philosophical schools from ancient times to the beginning of the Renaissance period.
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast philosophical systems of thought from ancient times to the beginning of the Renaissance period.
  • Students completing an assignment in History of Western Philosophy Honors will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
  • 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.
Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 5
  • Students will be able to identify philosophical schools of thought and the ideas of major philosophers.
  • Students will be able to apply philosophical knowledge to contemporary issues.
  • Students will identify knowledge of Ontological topics (Monism, Dualism, Pluralism).
  • Students completing an assignment in Introduction to Philosophy will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
  • 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.
Introduction to Philosophy - Honors PHIL 5H
  • Students will be able to identify philosophical schools of thought.
  • Students will be able to apply philosophical knowledge to contemporary issues.
  • Students will attempt to identify knowledge of Empirical and Rational systems of knowledge.
  • Students completing an assignment in Introduction to Philosophy Honors will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
  • Students will attempt to identify knowledge of Ethical Systems (Deonlogical, Teleological, and Virtue Ethics).
  • Students will attempt to identify of Ontological topics (Monism, Dualism, and Pluralism)
  • 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.
Logic in Practice PHIL 3
  • Students will be able to classify arguments (Inductive/Deductive).
  • Students will be able to evaluate arguments (Strong/Weak, Cogent/Uncogent; Valid/Invalid, Sound/Unsound) and identify fallacies
  • Students identify knowledge of Types of Fallacies (Relevance and Weak Induction).
  • Students completing an assignment in Logic will be able to develop a thesis statement that advances a clear argument.
  • 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 logic coursework.
Logic in Practice - Honors PHIL 3H
  • Students will be able to classify arguments (Inductive/Deductive).
  • Students will be able to evaluate arguments (Strong/Weak, Cogent/Uncogent; Valid/Invalid; Sound/Unsound) and identify fallacies.
  • Students completing an assignment in Logic Honors will be able to develop a thesis statement that advances a clear argument.
  • Students will identify knowledge of Classifying Arguments (Inductive/Deductive).
  • Students identify knowledge of Evaluating Arguments (Strong/Weak, Cogent/Uncogent; Valid/Invalid, Sound/Unsound)
  • 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.
Major World Religions PHIL 15
  • Students will be able to identify the five major world religions and their founders.
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast a variety of religious themes.
  • Students completing an assignment in Major World Religions will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
  • 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.
Major World Religions - Honors PHIL 15H
  • Students completing an assignment in Major World Religions Honors will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
  • Students will be able to identify the five major world religions and their founders.
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast a variety of religious themes.
  • 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.