The first objective of the philosophy program is to teach students how to think critically emphasizing analytic reasoning. In addition, students are prepared for university-level philosophy courses. The study of philosophy acquaints students with the nature of philosophical activity and helps them increase critical thinking skills about fundamental philosophic concerns such as the nature of correct reasoning, the scope and limits of human knowledge, characteristics of reality and questions of value and obligation. Philosophy relates to many other academic disciplines and stresses systematic and abstract thought.
-- Description from Philosophy program website, accessed 07/24/13
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