Students that complete this program:
- Will be able to read and discuss complex philosophical texts across a range of historical periods and topics.
- Will be fluent in assessing the logical form and content of arguments and engaging critical reasoning, including ethical reasoning skills.
- Will be able to speak and write clearly and persuasively about abstract and conceptually difficult matters.
- Will have the capacity to articulate arguments and reasons they have for holding their own views, including the ability to articulate cogent, objections or challenges to other views.
- Will have a firm grasp of the history of Western philosophy, including the ancient and modern periods as well as at least one of the following areas: epistemology, metaphysics, or moral philosophy.
- Will be able to engage in independent research on difficult and controversial topics and produce well-argued results (in the form of papers or presentations)
- Will have the capacity to engage carefully with sensitive, controversial, and important topics with care and advocate for solutions to important problems.
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