Philosopy Program Learning Outcomes at UC Merced

Minors: Upon graduation, we expect students minoring in Philosophy to demonstrate all four of the following program learning outcomes at the Introductory Level. In addition, we expect students minoring in philosophy to demonstrate at least two of the following program learning outcomes at the Developmental Level

Majors: Upon graduation, we expect students majoring in Philosophy to demonstrate all four of the following program learning outcomes at the Developmental Level. In addition, we expect students majoring in philosophy to demonstrate at least two of the following program learning outcomes at the Mastery Level.

  1. Logic: Identify and assess the logic of arguments.
  2. Topics: Identify and explain the central questions within major areas of philosophical research.
  3. Ideas: Describe the contributions of major thinkers in the history of philosophy
  4. Application: Apply philosophical knowledge (from logic, topics, or ideas) to a subject in another discipline, and/or apply knowledge from another discipline to a subject in philosophy.