Learning Objectives for Graduating Students 

Franklin and Marshall Philosophy Graduates will meet the following learning objectives:

1) A philosophy major will be able to identify arguments given in support of philosophical claims, and to articulate them clearly and accurately in speech or writing.

2) A philosophy major will be able to engage critically with philosophical ideas, to identify the assumptions of a given position, to explore the rami ications of a view, and to evaluate arguments.

3) A philosophy major will be able to understand and articulate the relationship between different positions relating to the same issue, whether these differences have developed chronologically over an important historical period, or are part of a current debate.

4) A philosophy major will be competent in the skills and practices of philosophical research, able to locate relevant sources, synthesize them in an understanding of a ield or debate, and identify and articulate an original view that contributes to that debate.