The primary task of the Philosophy program is to introduce critical thinking, problem solving, and interpretive skills in all of its course offerings. The program attempts to apply the above-mentioned skills to the various disciplines in the Arts and Sciences.
At the present time, fifty percent of the people admitted to schools of law and medicine have a strong background in Philosophy. The study of Philosophy promotes skills in analytical thinking and in constructive thinking, skills in interpretation, and a background in philosophical problems and issues that affect human inquiry in all areas of study and practice.
The particular emphasis in the program is the attempt to teach principles of moral responsibility in thought, belief, and action to promote the values of democracy in our pluralistic culture. The faculty believes this is best done by the teaching of critical thinking in their course offerings. All of these methods deal with problems of justification of belief and claims to knowledge in the pursuit of truth. The goal of the program is to produce the attitude of critical awareness of one’s assumptions, beliefs, and claims to knowledge in the context of the above- listed skills in order to help students to be more effective citizens and practitioners in their chosen professions.
PHIL 201 Introduction to Philosophy
Electives in Philosophy (12 hours)
*Six hours of the electives must be 300-400 level.
For more information, contact Dr. Aaron Harper.