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Assessment

The Department of English and Philosophy is committed to the routine assessment and continuous improvement of all of our programs to ensure that we are meeting our mission and outcomes. On this page, you can learn more about the outcomes for the undergraduate program in Philosophy, find a "curriculum map" aligning specific courses to those outcomes, and link to a page with a list of outcomes for courses offered in the coming semester.

Philosophy Program Outcomes

All graduates with Philosophy majors and minors will be able to:

  1. Explain in clear, well-organized prose major questions, themes, positions, and arguments in philosophy, both historical and contemporary.
  2. Engage critically with philosophical texts.
  3. Compare and contrast major positions and arguments in philosophy, both historical and contemporary.
  4. Critically evaluate major positions and arguments in philosophy, both historical and contemporary.
  5. Formulate clear and substantive views on philosophical topics.
  6. Defend your views with cogent reasoning.
  7. Critically evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your own views and those opposing them.
  8. Identify the broader philosophical implications of your own views, as well as their place within the larger historical and intellectual context.

Curriculum Map

Please click here to open the curriculum map:

Philosophy Curriculum Map

Course Outcomes

Please follow this link to find outcomes for courses offered in the near future.