Philosophy Major Program Goals

The Philosophy Faculty have designed the Rhode Island College Philosophy Major to help students to accomplish six goals:

  1. Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of important philosophers and movements in philosophy.
  2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of major philosophical issues.
  3. Students will demonstrate their ability to critically read and interpret philosophical texts.
  4. Students will demonstrate their ability to identify strengths and weaknesses in alternative philosophical positions.
  5. Students will demonstrate their ability to formulate and defend their own positions on philosophical issues.
  6. Students will demonstrate the ability to express their positions

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