Studying the human experience

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Philosophy concerns the study of fundamental questions that arise in different areas of human experience, thought, or practice. These include but are not limited to, questions such as: What is reality? Does God exist? What is good and just? What ought I to do? What is the nature of the self? Does human existence have meaning? Students who engage with these questions and are able to think and articulate viewpoints clearly and in an informed fashion not only enhance their own lives, but contribute significantly to improving their interpersonal relationships, community and society; laying the foundations for a critical and meaningful discussion about social issues, justice, politics and economics.

Imparting the following Program Learning Outcomes:

  1. Citizenship – Developing and applying ethical responsibility and care in academics, the workplace, and global and local communities, while respecting and engaging with a diversity of beliefs, cultures, values, abilities, genders, races, ages, and sexual orientations.
  2. Critical Engagement – becoming a critical co-investigators of a pluralistic world towards the agency to apply critical thinking to themselves, their communities and their societies, imparting an ethical imperative.
  3. Philosophical Enquiry – Applying the methodologies of philosophy and critical thinking to describe and analyze philosophical and interdisciplinary problems and issues, including in historical context.
  4. Philosophical Expression – Express complex philosophical ideas and arguments in clear, coherent and cogent written and oral communication.