B.A. in Philosophy

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a B.A. in Philosophy from Cal State East Bay will:

  • be able to write clear, academically rigorous, argumentative essays.
  • be able to read complex texts, create original arguments, analyze the arguments of others, and express these criticisms orally and in writing.
  • demonstrate knowledge of philosophical and/or religious traditions, their relevant concepts, theories, methods, and historical contexts.
  • develop their capacities for ethical decision making, Socratic humility, openness to the ideas of others, reflective self-awareness, and a life-long curiosity about big questions.
  • cultivate an appreciation for a diversity of ideas and values across time and for human difference in areas such as: religion, culture, ethnicity, race, class, sexuality, and gender.

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