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Program Objectives

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will develop an understanding of how great thinkers and ideas in philosophy and religion, with an emphasis on philosophical traditions, have shaped our culture.
  2. Students will develop analytic and interpretive reading skills by reading texts in philosophy and religion, with an emphasis on philosophical traditions. As a result, students will develop a variety of important intellectual skills, including critical thinking and evaluation, the ability to see implications and alternatives, and to read and write with insight and persuasive power.

Philosophy

Outcomes for Learning Objective 1

  • Students on track to complete the undergraduate program in Philosophy will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the philosophical tensions in the Western tradition.
  • Students on track to complete the undergraduate program in Philosophy will be able to interpret and evaluate masterpieces of the Western intellectual tradition.
  • Students on track to complete the undergraduate program in Philosophy will be able to demonstrate knowledge of central issues, movements, arguments, and approaches of the philosophical tradition.

Outcomes for Learning Objective 2

  • Students on track to complete the undergraduate program in Philosophy will be able to demonstrate reading comprehension of conceptually dense, logically complex philosophical texts with sensitivity to their context.
  • Students on track to complete the undergraduate program in Philosophy will be able to demonstrate a grasp of the arguments advanced in lectures, discussions and assigned readings.
  • Students on track to complete the undergraduate program in Philosophy will be able to produce critical analyses and evaluations of philosophical texts, demonstrating sensitivity to the conceptual nuances and counter-arguments introduced in readings and discussions.

Religion

Outcomes for Learning Objective 1

  • Students on track to complete the undergraduate program in Religion will be able to demonstrate and understanding of tensions in religious traditions.
  • Students on track to complete the undergraduate program in Religion will be able to interpret and evaluate masterpieces of religious traditions.
  • Students on track to complete the undergraduate program in Religion will be able to demonstrate knowledge of central movements, arguments, and approaches of religious traditions.

Outcomes for Learning Objective 2

  • Students on track to complete the major in Religion will be able to demonstrate reading comprehension of conceptually dense, logically complex religious texts with sensitivity to their context.
  • Students on track to complete the undergraduate program in Religion will be able to demonstrate a grasp of the arguments advanced in lectures, discussions and assigned readings.
  • Students on track to complete the undergraduate program in Religion will be able to produce critical analyses and evaluations of religious texts, demonstrating sensitivity to the conceptual nuances and counter-arguments introduced in readings and discussions.