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Philosophy

Graduate Student Learning Outcomes

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Philosophy

Address:
BPMC 511
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383


Email: Rose Sykes, Department Secretary
Phone: 610-436-2841

Graduate Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes for the MA in Philosophy are three-fold.

  • Content Mastery - Attain basic mastery of key figures and movements in the history of philosophy. Pass a qualifying exam or write an acceptable master’s thesis.
  • Analytic and Critical Reasoning - Demonstrate an ability to write substantive essays, showing independent thought and the ability to account for objections to one’s own argument.
  • Information Literacy - Become acquainted with scholarly literature, including journals, and effectively utilize these sources in coursework and exams/thesis work.

Student Learning Outcomes for the MA in Philosophy: Applied Ethics are four-fold.

  • Content Mastery - Attain basic mastery of key figures and movements in the history of philosophy, including key ethical concepts and theories. Pass a qualifying exam or write an acceptable master’s thesis.
  • Proficiency in Ethics Application - Demonstrate competence in applying theory to real world situations and contexts (in at least on sub-discipline: Business Ethics or Health Care Ethics).
  • Analytic and Critical Reasoning - Demonstrate an ability to write substantive essays, showing independent thought and the ability to account for objections to one’s own argument.
  • Information Literacy - Become acquainted with scholarly literature, including journals, and effectively utilize these sources in coursework and exams/thesis work.