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Modes of Instruction
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Philosophy is the foundation of the academy. Courses in philosophy explore themes of existence, knowledge, morality, and truth in an effort to integrate human experience and understanding into a coherent whole. At Kaskaskia College, philosophy classes challenge students to think critically about their selves and world while preparing students for a fulfilling life and career. Students who study philosophy go on to advanced study in philosophy, law, business, and many other fields. Students who major in philosophy consistently rank amongst the top performers on graduate and law school admissions tests. For more information on the advantages of studying philosophy, check out the "Philosophy is a Great Major" webpage.
PHLE 110: Logic
PHLE 119: Core Values & Ethical Decision Making
PHLE 120: Ethics
PHLE 121: Introduction to Philosophy
PHLE 125: Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion
PHLE 201: Professional Ethics for Engineers
PHLE 205: Eastern Philosophy
Discipline Student Learning Outcomes
- Apply key philosophical distinctions including premises/conclusions, truth/evidence, fact/value, consequentialism/deontology, theism/atheism/pantheism/agnosticism and others as appropriate.
- Identify and explain key figures and concepts in the history of Western philosophy.
- Write philosophical essays that advance a thesis while developing an argument that is sensitive to historical issues and objections.
- Explain the value of philosophy for society, their individual lives, and their personal interests.
Gen Ed Student Learning Outcomes
- Critical Thinking
- Understanding of Diversity