History and Value of Philosophy
Students will be able to identify major philosophical figures, texts, and movements, and understand their historical context, their philosophical interrelations, and their importance.
Critical and Effective Reading, Writing, and Communicating
Students will be able to read and think critically about philosophical texts; write clear, logically sound, and well-researched essays; and effectively discuss and present philosophical topics.
Logic and Metalogic
Students will be able to construct, symbolize, and evaluate proofs in syllogistic logic, truth-functional logic, first-order (quantificational) logic, set-theory and Peano arithmetic; and understand relevant metalogical results.
Philosophical and Ethical Applications
Students will be able to use philosophical knowledge and skills to solve theoretical, practical, and ethical problems, and to integrate philosophical principles with religious and moral convictions.
Students will be prepared for further education and employment using their philosophical skills and knowledge.