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In Minneapolis College's Philosophy program, you will have the opportunity to ask the “big” questions of what exists, how we know what we know, how we should act and how we should reason. Focusing on critical thinking and reasoned arguments, the program explores themes of ethics, logic, self-identity, religion, the environment and social activism from the perspectives of varied cultures, traditions and radical thought.



1. Compare and contrast multiple and various perspectives, such as religious, cultural, theoretical, gender and location
2. Critically engage the personal, professional and philosophical implications and responsibilities of living an examined life
3. Produce clear and well-supported arguments for a particular thesis, course of action, and/or workable solution
4. Analyze historical and contextual frameworks for philosophical concepts, arguments, theories and schools of thought through speaking and/or writing.
5. Reveal and critique oppressive structures, (for example, racism, patriarchy, colonialism, ableism), and recognize resistant strategies, yielding new ideas of power, relations, and lived experiences.
6. Diagram and assess the connection between an argument's reasons and the conclusion drawn from those reasons, in other words, test arguments for soundness, validity and relevance



Associate of Arts with an Emphasis in Philosophy

Award: Associate of Arts
Total Credits for Award: 60.00

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