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About the Program
The major in Philosophy provides a general background in the historical, logical, analytical, and normative perspectives from which fundamental questions concerning mankind and its predicament in the cosmos can be considered. There is a strong emphasis in the major upon developing skills and attitudes attendant to critical thinking.These include conceptual analysis, logical argumentation, precise articulation of ideas and a humane receptivity to the ideas of others. Attention is given to tailoring a program to the pre-professional needs of each student.