General Education Competencies

For the Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

In the area of Written and Verbal Communication (COM) the student will:

  1. Learn to convey ideas and arguments through written word.

Course(s) where competency is demonstrated:  ENG 101; ENG 105; ENG 205; Required English Elective

  1. Learn to convey ideas and arguments through verbal expression.

Course(s) where competency is demonstrated:  COM 101; COM 401

  1. Communicate effectively through written word.

Course(s) where competency is demonstrated:  ENG 101: ENG 105; ENG 205; Required English Elective; THL 303

  1. Communicate effectively through verbal expression.

Course(s) where competency is demonstrated:  COM 101; COM 401; Required English Elective; THL 303

 

In the area of Critical Thinking and Solving Problems (CT) the student will:

  1. Discuss important issues and questions.

Course(s) where competency is demonstrated:  PHL 203; PHL 402

  1. Collect and collate information from a diversity of sources.

Course(s) where competency is demonstrated:  PHL 301; THL 303

  1. Measure and evaluate various lines of argumentation.

Course(s) where competency is demonstrated:  PHL 304; PHL 402

  1. Draw well-supported, thoughtful, solutions and conclusions.

Course(s) where competency is demonstrated:  PHL 203; PHL 204

 

In the area of Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning (SQR) the student will:

  1. Recognize categorical propositions, syllogistic argumentation, informal fallacies.

Course(s) where competency is demonstrated:  PHL 203

  1. Recognize the process of knowing, categories of truth, certitude, knowledge as wisdom.

Course(s) where competency is demonstrated:  PHL 204

  1. Become familiar with algebraic and trigonometric formulas.

Course(s) where competency is demonstrated:  MTH 101

  1. Become familiar with human anatomy, biological development, psychological development, genetics, environment, and issues of life and death

Course(s) where competency is demonstrated:  BIO 101; PSY 201

 

In the area of the Liberal Arts (LA), the student will:

  1. Possess knowledge of past and present Western culture, stemming from its history and literature.

Course(s) where competency is demonstrated:  ENG 105; ENG 205; HIS 101; HIS 102; HUM 301

  1. Exhibit a basic working ability with Latin, Greek, and one modern language.

Course(s) where competency is demonstrated:  LAT 105; LAT 106; LAT 205; LAT 206; GRK 301; GRK 305; GRK 306; SPA 401; SPA 402

  1. Appreciate western knowledge of humanities through art, music, and architecture.

Course(s) where competency is demonstrated:  HUM 301

  1. Possess knowledge of the Catholic faith found in basic studies of Liturgy, Catechism, Scripture, Church History, Moral and Dogmatic Theology.

Course(s) where competency is demonstrated:  THL 101; THL 103; THL 203;

THL 303; THL 401; THL 402

 

In the area of Information Literacy and Technology (ILT), the student will:

  1. Exhibit the ability to write Turabian style research papers using Microsoft Word.

Course(s) where competency is demonstrated:  INF; ENG 101; ENG 105; ENG 205; THL 303

  1. Exhibit the ability to access digital databases and online journals.

Course(s) where competency is demonstrated:  INF; ENG 105; ENG 205; THL 303

  1. Display the ability to evaluate information and use it ethically and effectively.

Course(s) where competency is demonstrated:  INF; PHL 402

  1. Display the ability to compare bibliography from online sources.

Course(s) where competency is demonstrated:  INF

 

In the area of the Major, which is Philosophy (PHL), the student will:

  1. Demonstrate familiarity of the Western Tradition found among Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern, Modern and Contemporary Philosophical thinkers.

Course(s) where competency is demonstrated:  PHL 101; PHL 305; PHL 405: PHL 406; Two Required Philosophy Electives

  1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of Metaphysics and Natural Theology.

Course(s) where competency is demonstrated:  PHL 303; PHL 304

  1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Philosophy of the Human Person.

Course(s) where competency is demonstrated:  PHL 401

  1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of Ethical Principles.

Course(s) where competency is demonstrated:  PHL 402