Goal 1: Understand metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics by closely reading the major figures and problems of those subjects.
Outcome 1.1 Students should be able to describe the major figures and problems of ethics, metaphysics, and/or epistemology.
Outcome 1.2 Students should be able contextualize a particular philosophical reading as rooted in the intersecting Indigenous, South Asian, East Asian, Abrahamic, and/or Greco-Roman traditions.
Outcome 1.3 Students should be able to relate these figures, problems, and traditions to real-world concerns, viz., in the social sciences, politics, and/or art.
Goal 2: Employ the diverse methods of philosophical argument, including logic, observation, contemplation, and dialogue.
Outcome 2.1 Students should be able to understand and use induction and deduction in formal and informal logical analysis.
Outcome 2.2 Students should be able to observe, contemplate, and dialogue with others and with academic research in their oral communication and in their formal writing.
Outcome 2.3 Students should be able to make an engaging philosophical presentation.