The first objective of the philosophy program is to
teach students how to think critically emphasizing
analytic reasoning. In addition, students are
prepared for university-level philosophy courses.
The study of philosophy acquaints students with
the nature of philosophical activity and helps them
increase critical thinking skills about fundamental
philosophic concerns such as the nature of
correct reasoning, the scope and limits of human
knowledge, characteristics of reality and questions
of value and obligation. Philosophy relates to many
other academic disciplines and stresses systematic
and abstract thought.
The Philosophy curriculum meets general education
Humanities requirements for both the associate
degree and universities, and prepares for transfer to
Most careers in this list require education beyond the
associate degree. A sample list of careers in which
background knowledge of philosophy is appropriate
include: education, human service vocations, law,
management, medicine, publishing, scientific
research, teaching, and theology.
Student Learning Outcomes
- To increase the student’s critical thinking skillsin considering fundamental philosophicalconcerns such as the nature of correct reasoning,the scope and limits of human knowledge,characteristics of reality and questions of valueand obligation.