College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Philosophy Department Program Outcomes

The Philosophy Department's instructional goals include these areas:

  1. analytical skills
  2. skills in reasoning
  3. skills involved in the written and oral presentation of philosophical arguments
  4. ethical values
  5. substantive interconnections
  6. creative philosophical work
  7. a range of philosophical traditions
  8. a historical philosophical movement or figure
  9. a philosophical topic
  10. research skills
Philosophy Department Program Outcomes
CoursesGoal 1Goal 2Goal 3Goal 4Goal 5Goal 6Goal 7Goal 8Goal 9Goal 10

PHL 201 Intro

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PHL 202 Critical Thinking

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PHL 204 Ethical Problems in Contemporary Life

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PHL 205 Business & Professional Ethics

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PHL 206 Phil through Children's Lit

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PHL/CS 218 Logic and Computing

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PHL 220 Religions of the World

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PHL 221 Intro to Religious Studies

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PHL 290 Philosophy Proseminar

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PHL 301 Philosophy of the Arts

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PHL 303 Philosophy of Religion

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PHL 304 Phil and Religion of Japan

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PHL 305 Phil and Religion of China

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PHL 306 Phil and Religion of India

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PHL 308 Myth, Symbol, and Ritual

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PHL 309 Moral Philosophy

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PHL 310 Social and Political Philosophy

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PHL 311 Philosophical Issues in the Law

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PHL 312 History of Ancient Philosophy

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PHL 313 History of Medieval Philosophy

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PHL 314 History of Modern Philosophy

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PHL 316 Nineteenth-Century Philosophy

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PHL 317 Contemporary Philosophy

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PHL 320 American Philosophy

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PHL 322 Existentialism

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PHL 328 Phil of Asian Martial Arts & Meditation

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PHL 340 Current Debates about Sexuality

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PHL 345 Confrontations with the Reaper

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PHL 390 Predicate Logic(formerly Symbolic Logic II)

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PHL 405 Great Philosophers

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PHL 412 Philosophy of Education

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PHL 430 Ethics, Environment, and Society

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PHL 433 Bioethics

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PHL 435/436 Clinical Ethics Practicum

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PHL 440 Seminar in Law and Values

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PHL 450 Philosophy of Mind

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PHL 453 Cognitive Science

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PHL 459 Epistemology

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PHL 460 Metaphysics

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PHL 481 Race and Racism in Western Thought

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PHL 482 Ethics Bowl

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PHL 483 Philosophy of Science

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PHL 485 Comparative Philosophy

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PHL 490-491 Senior Seminar in Philosophy

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