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Discipline: Degree: AA-T - Philosophy
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Critical Thinking PHIL 8
  • Students will be able to evaluate arguments (strong/weak, valid/invalid). (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to apply problem-solving skills to their personal belief systems and social issues. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to identify the premises/reasons for supporting the conclusion within an argument. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will learn to analyze informal fallacies. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to distinguish inductive and deductive arguments. (Rev. 6/2020)
Critical Thinking and Writing PHIL 9
  • Students will be able to evaluate arguments (strong/weak, valid/invalid). (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to develop a thesis statement that advances a clear argument. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will learn to analyze informal fallacies. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency (precision, clarity, organization) in argumentative writing (with a minimum of 6,000 words for the semester), where positions are defended, and ideas are explored. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to identify the premises/reasons for supporting the conclusion within an argument.
  • Students will be able to distinguish inductive and deductive arguments. (Rev. 6/2020)
Critical Thinking and Writing - Honors PHIL 9H
  • Students will be able to evaluate arguments (strong/weak, valid/invalid). (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to develop a thesis statement that advances a clear argument. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will learn to analyze informal fallacies. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to identify the premises/reasons for supporting the conclusion within an argument. (Revised 6/2020)
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency (precision, clarity, organization) in argumentative writing (with a minimum of 6,000 words for the semester), where positions are defended, and ideas are explored. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to distinguish inductive and deductive arguments. (Rev. 6/2020)
Introduction to Ancient Philosophy PHIL 20A
  • Students will be able to analyze the major philosophers from ancient times to the end of the Medieval period. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to analyze philosophical systems of thought from ancient times to the end of the Medieval period. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to synthesize philosophical perspectives in relation to their own lived experience in which they apply knowledge, skills, and virtue to their own lives. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to write philosophical essays, which reveal improved skill in the presentation and evaluation of arguments, where the students clearly and effectively present their own philosophical position. (Rev. 6/2020)
Introduction to Ancient Philosophy - Honors PHIL 20AH
  • Students will be able to analyze philosophical systems of thought from ancient times to the end of the Medieval period. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to synthesize philosophical perspectives in relation to their own lived experience in which they apply knowledge, skills, and virtue to their own lives. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to write philosophical essays, which reveal improved skill in the presentation and evaluation of arguments, where the students clearly and effectively present their own philosophical position. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to analyze the major philosophers from ancient times to the end of the Medieval period. (Rev. 6/2020)
Introduction to Ethics PHIL 12
  • Students will be able to analyze the ideas of the major moral philosophers. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to analyze major philosophical schools of thought, including Virtue Ethics, Deontological Ethics, and Utilitarianism. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to apply moral reasoning to contemporary ethical issues and moral problems. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to analyze primary texts in ethics. (Rev. 6/2020)
Introduction to Ethics - Honors PHIL 12H
  • Students will be able to analyze major philosophical schools of thought, including Virtue Ethics, Deontological Ethics, and Utilitarianism. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to apply moral reasoning to contemporary ethical issues and moral problems. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to analyze primary texts in ethics. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to analyze the ideas of the major moral philosophers. (Rev. 6/2020)
Introduction to Logic PHIL 3
  • Students will be able to distinguish and evaluate inductive and deductive arguments using criteria of evaluation such as valid/invalid, strong/weak, etc. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will learn to analyze informal fallacies. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be acquainted with the various forms of definitions and learn to construct proper definitions. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will learn to translate arguments into symbolic form to test their validity. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to apply deductive and inductive reasoning to morals, politics, science, literature, and everyday life scenarios. (9/2020)
  • Students will learn to distinguish arguments from non-arguments. (Rev. 6/2020)
Introduction to Logic - Honors PHIL 3H
  • Students will be able to apply deductive and inductive reasoning to morals, politics, science, literature, and everyday life scenarios. (9/2020)
  • Students will learn to distinguish arguments from non-arguments. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to distinguish and evaluate inductive and deductive arguments using criteria of evaluation such as valid/invalid, strong/weak, etc. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will learn to analyze informal fallacies. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be acquainted with the various forms of definitions and learn to construct proper definitions. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will learn to translate arguments into symbolic form to test their validity. (Rev. 6/2020)
Introduction to Modern Philosophy PHIL 20B
  • Students will be able to analyze philosophical systems of thought from Renaissance to the contemporary period. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to synthesize philosophical perspectives in relation to their own lived experience, in which they apply knowledge, skills, and virtue to their own lives. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to write philosophical essays, which reveal improved skill in the presentation and evaluation of arguments, where the students clearly and effectively present their own philosophical position. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to analyze the major philosophers from the Renaissance to the contemporary period. (Rev. 6/2020)
Introduction to Modern Philosophy - Honors PHIL 20BH
  • Students will be able to analyze philosophical systems of thought from Renaissance to the contemporary period. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to synthesize philosophical perspectives in relation to their own lived experience, in which they apply knowledge, skills, and virtue to their own lives. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to write philosophical essays, which reveal improved skill in the presentation and evaluation of arguments, where the students clearly and effectively present their own philosophical position. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to analyze the major philosophers from the Renaissance to the contemporary period. (Rev. 6/2020)
Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 5
  • Students will be able to apply philosophical knowledge from the major philosophers and schools of thought to real-world problems and contemporary issues. (Rev. 12/2021)
  • Students will be able to analyze the ideas of the major philosophers. (Rev. 12/2021)
  • Students will learn to read, analyze and reflect on primary philosophical texts to formulate their own understanding. (Rev. 12/2021)
  • Students will be able to develop a logical philosophical argument. (Rev 12/2021)
  • Students will be able to critically evaluate philosophical theories in written essay. (Rev 12/2021)
  • Students will be able to analyze the major philosophical schools of thought primarily in the Western tradition, although including some Eastern thought as well. (Rev. 12/2021)
Introduction to Philosophy - Honors PHIL 5H
  • Students will be able to apply philosophical knowledge from the major philosophers and schools of thought to real-world problems and contemporary issues. (Rev. 12/2021)
  • Students will be able to analyze the ideas of the major philosophers. (Rev. 12/2021)
  • Students will learn to read, analyze and reflect on primary philosophical texts to formulate their own understanding. (Rev. 12/2021)
  • Students will be able to develop a logical philosophical argument. (Rev 12/2021)
  • Students will be able to critically evaluate philosophical theories in written essay. (Rev 12/2021)
  • Students will be able to analyze the major philosophical schools of thought primarily in the Western tradition, although including some Eastern thought as well. (Rev. 12/2021)
Major World Religions PHIL 15
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast a variety of religious themes. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to analyze primary religious text. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will understand the impact of religion in the world at large. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to identify the practice, belief and history of the major world religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. (Rev. 6/2020)
Major World Religions - Honors PHIL 15H
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast a variety of religious themes. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will be able to analyze primary religious text. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Students will understand the impact of religion in the world at large. (Rev. 6/2020)
  • Major World Religions Students will be able to identify the practice, belief and history of the major world religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. (Rev. 6/2020)