Philosophy & Religious Studies Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete courses in the Philosophy or Religious Studies disciplines will:

Reading & Comprehending Philosophical and Religious Studies Texts

  • Grappling with primary texts
  • Grasping key terms and concepts
  • Attributing works/arguments to persons and eras

Constructing/Communicating Arguments

  • Recognizing argument structure
  • Constructing appropriate arguments
  • Clearly presenting arguments (especially in writing)

Critical Thinking

  • Identifying one's own assumptions
  • Showing awareness of breadth and diversity
  • Analyzing content and structure of materials
  • Evaluating merits of claims and ideas