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Associate in Arts
Student Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the Philosophy Program will be able to:
- CRITICAL THINKING: Think critically in reading about topics in Philosophy, thereby identifying problems, theses, arguments, evidence and conclusions.
- COMMUNICATION : Write or speak about topics in Philosophy, thereby addressing problems, formulating theses, making arguments, analyzing and weighing evidence, and deriving conclusions.
- PERSONAL ACTION S AND CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY: Demonstrate an ability to understand one’s role in society, take responsibility for one’s own actions, and make ethical decisions in complex situations.
- GLOBAL AWARENESS: Articulate similarities and contrasts among cultures, times, and environments, demonstrating an understanding of cultural pluralism.
- SELF-AWARENESS AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: Critically evaluate one’s own beliefs/positions in light of the context of meaningful philosophical inquiry.
Students will be assessed through a combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes.