Departmental Assessment

This wiki is for ongoing use as an assessment tool for the Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Humanities Programs at Marygrove College.

Philosophy

Overview

Programs Programmatic Objectives Assessment Markers Evaluation Methods
B.A. in Philosophy (1) To provide the student with basis for more advanced study in the discipline of philosophy (2) To familiarize students with cutting edge techniques for recognizing, evaluating, and engaging in argumentation (3) To provide students with firm foundation in critical thinking and clear written communication skills so as to enhance their chances for success in professional fields outside of academe (e.g. law or medicine) (1) Those students who pursue graduate study in philosophy should be placed in reputable graduate departments. (2) During their tenure as students philosophy majors should show a trend of consistent improvement in their argumentation skills. (3) Those students pursuing careers outside of philosophy should find positions within one year of diligent searching. (1) Students will be assisted in their placement efforts by philosophy department faculty. (2) Student work in major courses, especially essays, should demonstrate a continuing development of strong argumentation skills. (3) Students should score in the upper percentiles of tests such as the GRE and LSAT and be assisted in their placement efforts by philosophy department faculty.
Minor in Philosophy (1) To familiarize students with cutting edge techniques for recognizing, evaluating, and engaging in argumentation; (2) To provide students with firm foundation in critical thinking and clear written communication skills so as to enhance their chances for success in professional fields outside of academe (e.g. law or medicine) (3) To support the student's major by providing a chance for the student to apply his or her philosophical skill set to content with a clear connection to his or her major. (1) Same as 2 under the major, (2) same as 3 under the major (3) Students will successfully complete an independent study or directed readings course that connects their major with philosophical content and/or methods (1) Same as 2 under the major, (2) same as 3 under the major (3) Student work in these courses should show an ability to apply philosophical methods and concepts to content in the student's major.

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Supporting Materials

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