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Mount Saint Mary’s University has a culture of assessment. This means
Communication & Research – written and oral expression of philosophical material
Write philosophical essays that includes construction of an argument for a position.
Analyze and evaluate philosophical problems/arguments both orally and in writing.
Reasoning Skills – application and analysis of logical reasoning
Analyze, arguments, problems, or case studies in a systematic way that applies logical and theoretical models or tools.
Content Knowledge in the various areas of philosophy – comprehension and breadth of knowledge of the field
Comprehend major philosophical thinkers/theories sufficiently to apply them to real-world situations and different frames of reference.
Demonstrate familiarity with basic philosophical concepts and vocabulary.
Application and Value of Moral/Social/Political Concepts – integration of these perspectives into the analysis of problems and issues in philosophy
Apply ethical and social/political perspectives to global and domestic policy issues.
Apply and value justice, especially as defined in terms taking the standpoint of the least advantaged.
Values resulting from an education in philosophy
Demonstrate creative/intellectual curiosity and the importance of philosophy as practice.