History and Value of Philosophy
Students will be able to identify major philosophical figures, texts, topics, and movements from antiquity through the early Renaissance, and develop a basic understanding of their historical context, their philosophical interrelations, and their importance.
Critical and Effective Reading, Writing, and Oral Communication
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.
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.