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Philosophy

What it is

In Minneapolis College's Philosophy program, you will have the opportunity to ask the “big” questions of what exists, how we know what we know, how we should act and how we should reason. Focusing on critical thinking and reasoned arguments, the program explores themes of ethics, logic, self-identity, religion, the environment and social activism from the perspectives of varied cultures, traditions and radical thought.

Highlights

  • Minneapolis College’s diverse student population is reflected in the global and multicultural approach to the study of philosophy. In this dynamic academic environment, you will challenge ethnocentric, patriarchal, racist and classist traditions of philosophy.
  • You will receive personal attention from faculty members’ diverse teaching backgrounds who hold masters’ or doctoral degrees.
  • Coursework, assignments and activities provide you with opportunities to apply philosophy and critical thought to historical and contemporary issues of social justice within the global community.
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Award Requirements and Course Descriptions & Outlines

Please select the award below to view the degree options and requirements in the college catalog.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Compare and contrast multiple and various perspectives, such as religious, cultural, theoretical, gender and location
  2. Critically engage the personal, professional and philosophical implications and responsibilities of living an examined life
  3. Produce clear and well-supported arguments for a particular thesis, course of action, and/or workable solution
  4. Analyze historical and contextual frameworks for philosophical concepts, arguments, theories and schools of thought through speaking and/or writing.
  5. Summarize origins, assumptions, motivations and implications of concepts, arguments, theories, and schools of thought.
  6. Diagram and assess the connection between an argument's reasons and the conclusion drawn from those reasons, in other words, test arguments for soundness, validity and relevance