DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY
Philosophy is the foundation of every field of study and trains its critical perspective on every aspect of human experience.
The Philosophy department offers interesting and diverse courses that help students better understand the world and their place in it. Philosophy courses teach students to analyze difficult texts, to write clearly and precisely, to defend their views with cogent arguments, and to take pleasure in the struggle with complex ideas and questions. Course offerings span the range of philosophical schools and approaches. Students gain a strong foundation in the history of western philosophy while having the freedom and flexibility to explore a wide array of philosophical perspectives.