The Philosophy discipline offers learners a unique opportunity to take a variety of courses from different perspectives, all of which are rich in the myriad voices of global cultures and religions. Philosophy concerns the investigation of the fundamental questions of the human experience, such as “Is knowledge possible?”, “Do we have free will?”, “What is the meaning of life?” to “Is social justice possible?” In attempting to answer these questions, the discipline of Philosophy has provided the foundation of many other fields of inquiry, from psychology to sociology, law, and even business. At the core, Philosophy develops critical thinking skills, but in applying those skills, learners realize that philosophical inquiry has given rise to the development of science, the birth of civilizations, religions, ethical debates about when life begins and ends, principles of justice, environmental issues, animals rights, global warming, immigration, and even ideas about art, music, and the economy. Ultimately, Philosophy provides a learner pursuing any major an opportunity to enhance critical thinking skills while engaging in the analysis of arguments and theories about issues that have spanned the ages and still affect contemporary life. Career opportunities for Philosophy majors: Learners who have taken Philosophy courses are good candidates for all jobs requiring liberal arts education. Employers often look for people who can solve problems and can write and think critically. These are skills that philosophy enhances. Examples of careers include: communications, education, journalism, law, management and business, textbook editing, and politics.
- Analyze and critique an argument
- Effectively argue in support of an opinion
- Write an argumentative essay
- Define key terms of philosophical vocabulary relevant to
- Distinguish different areas of philosophy
- Understand some of the diverse assumptions and the
values and attitudes that shape our lives