The Philosophy Department at West Chester University

Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes for the Philosophy major are four–fold.

  1. Informed Value Decisions
    Students will be able to connect a variety of ethical theory models to real-world and hypothetical test cases, including ethics of difference and oppression.
  2. Critical Reasoning
    Students will master techniques of critical reasoning and conceptual analysis in their reading, writing, and discussion. Emphasis will be laid on ability to distinguish deductive from inductive arguments and validity from invalidity.
  3. Content Mastery
    Students will understand the major philosophical issues and their contemporary critiques that continue to apply to a wide variety of human endeavors.
  4. Information Literacy
    Students will demonstrate an ability to access and evaluate information independently, and present information in both oral and written format.

Student Learning Outcomes for the Religious Studies major are three–fold.

  1. Critical Reasoning
    Students will master techniques of critical reasoning and conceptual analysis in their reading, writing, and discussion.
  2. Content Mastery
    Students will understand the differences among major world faiths and the approaches to religion taken by major contemporary theorists. This will include an understanding of exclusivism, inclusivism and the social implications of religious pluralism.
  3. Information Literacy
    Students will demonstrate an ability to access and evaluate information independently, and present information in both oral and written format.

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