Philosophy Program

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Philosophy training teaches students how to think, especially about the most fundamental questions. Growing out of this belief, the Philosophy program has two general aims.

The first is to provide students who may enter a variety of majors at the upper division level with a liberal arts foundation centered in disciplined thought and moral awareness. Such a foundation is important for many professions today, including law, and other graduate programs.

The second is to provide students whose eventual goal is teaching and/or research in philosophy, religion or ethics with a strong two-year foundation for entering a philosophy major at a transfer college.

Students planning to transfer after graduation should consult the catalog of the college where they intend to complete their studies.

Graduates of this program should be able to:

  • Think critically about a variety of philosophical or religious issues;
  • Write at a level that uses discourse and analysis appropriate to philosophy or comparative religion;
  • Demonstrate breadth and diversity by discussing approaches from a variety of philosophical or religious traditions;
  • Demonstrate sound judgment in approaching contemporary moral problems.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact:

Dr. Jack Kerwick
Lecturer and Philosophy Coordinator
(609) 894-9311, ext. 1612