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Wendell Phillips Center 151
Lou Matz
Department Chair
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Learning Outcomes

Learning Goals

Specific Student Learning Outcomes
Students should be able to:

Reading Ability

Comprehend complex philosophical texts (content and structure)

Written Communication

Write clear, succinct, well-organized essays that demonstrate understanding of the topic and critically evaluate the claims and arguments made for them

Oral Communication

Express complex ideas and arguments clearly, succinctly and respectfully in both discussion and presentations

Logical Reasoning

Comprehend and apply formal techniques of reasoning

Critical Assessment

Recognize, create and/or respond to reasoned objections to an argument using relevant and convincing evidence and arguments

Philosophical Content

Contextualize and evaluate arguments relative to major philosophical movements and developments