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M.A. in Philosophy Learning Goals

Upon completion of the M.A. program, students will have developed habits of mind that:

  • Reflect an understanding of the broad outlines of the history of philosophy and enable historical research in philosophy
  • Reflect an understanding of contemporary philosophical issues and debates
  • Exhibit well-honed critical thinking about philosophical texts, ideas, approaches, and methods
  • Enable one to communicate orally one’s understanding and interpretation of philosophical texts and issues