Level: Bachelor
Language: English

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The Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy is a liberal arts degree. Students in this program are exposed to eastern, western and contemporary philosophers and study myth, ritual and issues of ethics and morality. They learn to think critically and objectively, to write clearly and effectively, and to develop creative solutions to unique situations. Students graduating from this program apply their skills and abilities in professions requiring a high level of analytical thought such as those in "think tanks" and legal professions. Available Concentration: Ethics General Degree Program Objectives In addition to the institutional and general education level learning objectives, the Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy also seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates. With reference to each of the respective areas of philosophy, graduates in this degree program will be able to: * Discuss the historical development and evolution of philosophy from its origins through contemporary times. * Explain the various schools of philosophical and moral thought, the history behind their development, and the rationale for their acceptance and practice. * Recognize and apply logic: what makes a deductive argument valid or an inductive argument strong; an action moral or immoral; a statement believed to be true. * Stake out a philosophical position in a written composition and critically analyze a philosophical question. * Analyze and evaluate philosophical arguments from historical and contemporary sources. * Apply philosophical inquiry to contemporary events. While learning objectives that are specific to the academic discipline have been identified for each degree program, the University System also outlines general education outcomes (Level 1 and 2) that are sought throughout the institution and at each degree level. For a comprehensive discussion of these objectives please refer to the academic catalog.

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Philosophy program
December 5, 2014
I am a handful of classes away from completing my bachelors in Philosophy at AMU and I have been attending classes at AMU back to back for more than 2 years. Most of my experience has been very positive. I always got the materials on time, except for once, however the support staff, for lack of a better word, was very supportive. Professors were hit-or-miss at times. Some professors graded quickly and gave constructive feedback. ...

Excellent phil program
October 2, 2012
I only completed by phil courses here having done all my lower division work and general ed. at community colleges. There are no lectures, so what you learn is almost exclusivly from the books and what you figure out writing papers. Most of the books were excellent. My only regret was not having studied Plato in any detail. We read the Kitto book on the Greeks, which is a classic. In general the professors and ...

What have you learned...
April 16, 2012
It took me a long time to decide that I could actually get my degree, and then decide on AMU. WIth so much exoerience with the nilitary, I thought thy would be flexible conflicts woth work schedules and classes and they are very accomodating. I finished my degree while I was still 49. I found most of the instructors to provide a thought proviking discussion if you ask for it. Philosophy and all of the ...

It's College
September 16, 2009
Okay. I am the fence-straddler reviewer. My time at AMU has been mixed, but I look at it from the perspective of someone who has in the past attended brick-and-mortar institutions as a full-time student. For the part-time student with a full-time job, crazy schedules, children, or any other distractions, AMU is unparalleled in the support they provide. I managed to eek out 24 hours while I was deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom for 15 ...

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