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Learning Outcomes

Philosophy

Students completing a B.A. in Philosophy are expected to achieve learning outcomes in the following four primary areas: (1) Critical Analysis of Arguments, (2) Effective Communication, (3) Knowledge of Philosophical Topics, and (4) Developing Own Philosophical Views.  Learning outcomes are further subdivided within these four areas.

By the end of the program, Philosophy majors will be able to:

1. Critically analyze arguments using the following manners.

      a. Symbolic logic
      b. Inductive logic
      c. Recognizing, constructing, and evaluating arguments in the context of examining philosophical issues
      d, Engaging respectfully with competing views in a manner that sustains discourse and communities
      e. Discerning and assessing the value biases involved in social issues

2. Effectively communicate the philosophical analysis of the given topic.

      a. Written Communication
      b. Oral Communication

3. Articulate the knowledge of the main branches of philosophy and western ancient philosophy.

      a. Metaphysics/Epistemology
      b. Ethics/Politics
      c. Western Ancient philosophy

4. Defend their own philosophical views on some area of philosophy by clarifying, developing and formulating arguments to support one’s own philosophical views.

Philosophy, politics and Economics (ppe)

Students majoring in PPE will be able to achieve the following outcomes:

1. Critically evaluate arguments and reason logically.
2. Critically assess ethical issues.
3. Demonstrates knowledge of social institutions through concentrated engagement with contemporary and enduring social issues.
4. Perform quantitative analysis.
5. Synthesize and evaluate information through an application of knowledge and methods across the three disciplines.

Religion

By the end of the successful completion of the program, Religion majors will be able to:

1. Demonstrate their hightened religious literacy by means of demonstrating their knolwedge in the following areas:

         a. Eastern religious traditions in their diversity.

         b. Western religious tradistions in their diversity.

         c. A comprehension of history, beliefs, and practices of a religious tradition of the students' choosing.

2. Critically reflect on human religious life in the following manner:

        To be able to describe how the study of religion contributes to broader cultural discussions. 

Youth Ministry

By the end of the successful completion of the program, Youth Ministry majors will be able to:

1. Demonstrate their hightened religious literacy by means of demonstrating their knolwedge in the following areas:

         a. Eastern religious traditions in their diversity.

         b. Western religious tradistions in their diversity.

         c. A comprehension of history, beliefs, and practices of a religious tradition of the students' choosing.

2. Critically reflect on human religious life in the following manner:

        To explain their own religious convictions in relation to religious diversity.

3. Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to the practice of youth ministry in an intersnhip setting. 

Philosophy and Religion Department

Beth Buist

419-772-2195
b-buist@onu.edu
Burgett Hall 124
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed