Philosophy

aristotlePhilosophy is a field of inquiry that aims to advance our understanding of ourselves and of the nature of reality, mind, knowledge and morality. It is concerned with fundamental questions about such topics, and it critically investigates what other disciplines, and other human activities, take for granted. The study of Philosophy helps students to develop their capacity to understand, criticize and construct arguments, to analyze and solve problems, and to elaborate their ideas and present them in a clear, coherent and well-organized form.

The undergraduate education that students receive in philosophy prepares them well for any career involving critical thinking, analysis and constructive problem solving. Philosophy majors in general tend to register higher scores on objective tests such as the GRE and LSAT. They often go on to careers in law, business (sales, marketing, human resources, management), medicine, teaching (K-12 and college), research (both in academia and in the private sector), government and non-profit organizations.

Courses include:

Logic, Ethics, Ethical Theory, History of Ethics,Bio-Medical Ethics, Metaphysics,Theory of Knowledge, Contemporary Political Philosophy, Global Justice,Philosophy of Law, Ethical Problems in the Law,Philosophy of Language,Philosophy of Science,Philosophy of Psychology, Introduction to Cognitive Science, Philosophy, Evolution and Human Nature, Ancient Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy,19th Century Philosophy,Kant, Existentialism

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  • Humanities
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  • Critical Thinking
  • Argument Evaluation and Construction
  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Abstract Reasoning
  • Precise Communication
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