Learning Goals

Students who major in philosophy can expect to achieve the following learning goals:

  • Survey and familiarize students with the range of contemporary philosophical research on important metaphysical issues
  • Develop the ability to read philosophical texts carefully
  • Develop the ability to respond productively and thoughtfully as colleagues in the process of evaluating philosophical texts
  • Mentor and develop the ability to produce a competent, senior-level, paper
  • Develop the ability to respond thoughtfully and helpfully as a colleague to a paper presentation
  • Develop the ability to present a paper orally