The Philosophy major emphasizes study of the history of philosophy as well as training in contemporary philosophical research. Philosophy majors develop skill in identifying and critically evaluating arguments, thinking clearly and independently, writing analytically, and applying principles of logic and good reasoning. They acquire an understanding of the history of Western Philosophy and of fundamental issues regarding central philosophical topics. They learn how to develop and defend their own philosophical views. Philosophy fosters an open minded non-dogmatic attitude. Philosophy majors learn to tolerate uncertainty and to offer and accept criticism without personalizing it.
Philosophy Bachelor of Arts degree
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