History and Value of Philosophy
1. Identify major philosophical figures and texts, their historical context, their philosophical interrelations, and their importance.
2. Identify the major areas, movements, and issues in the history of Western philosophy.
Critical and Effective Reading, Writing, and Communicating
1. Write clear, cogent, logically sound, and well-researched essays.
2. Master and apply principles of informal logic, critical thinking, and critical reading.
3. Master university-level written and oral communication skills.
Logic and Metalogic
1. Construct, symbolize, and evaluate proofs in syllogistic logic, truth-functional logic, first-order (quantificational) logic, set-theory and Peano arithmetic.
2. Understand the development of logic, including metalogical results.