Philosophy Programs of Study
Why a student chooses to study philosophy is similar to why he or she chooses to study any humanistic discipline, to gain more knowledge and understanding of life and of people. This emphasis may be on individual concerns or on how one deals with society and culture. Philosophy brings unique skills and emphasis to bear on such matters. The development of critical thinking and evaluation, the ability to see implications and alternatives, and to expand the human imagination are but a few of these skills. In addition, philosophy introduces a person to those great thinkers and ideas that have influenced and dominated our past and present culture.