About Philosophy

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The Philosophy program offers a broad range of courses designed to provide a general acquaintance with the issues and history of philosophy.

Our courses explore both western and non-western philosophical, ethical, and religious traditions. The department is also committed to teaching the critical thinking skills necessary for student success and good citizenship. In all of our courses, the department seeks to encourage students to examine the arguments of others as well as question their own values and commitments. Students who complete courses in philosophy are well prepared to pursue advanced work in the discipline or to apply their philosophical skills in multiple career settings such as law, medicine, business, or government. Whether taken to satisfy general education requirements, to pursue a philosophy major, or for personal growth, philosophy courses provide a unique opportunity to enrich one's ability to analyze and evaluate a wide range of questions faced in everyday life.