Program Learning Outcomes

Philosophy Program Learning Outcomes for Bachelor and Associate Degrees

The learning outcomes for UVU Philosophy programs explicate the standards of performance by which our students will be measured, as well as the abilities and traits that they will cultivate and develop:

Philosophy Major

  1. Critical Thinking:
    The ability to analyze, evaluate, and construct complex reasons and arguments.

  2. Communication:
    The ability to formulate and clearly explain complex ideas and arguments in writing and speech.

  3. Content:
    The ability to identify, understand and evaluate basic content across a wide range of philosophical theories.

  4. Values:
    The expression of values of self-reflection, intellectual curiosity, and intellectual creativity.

Philosophy Minor

  1. Critical Thinking:
    The ability to analyze, evaluate, and construct reasons and arguments.

  2. Communication:
    The ability to formulate and clearly explain ideas and arguments in writing and speech.

  3. Content:
    The ability to identify, understand and evaluate the basic content of some philosophical theories.

  4. Values:
    The expression of values of self-reflection, intellectual curiosity, and intellectual creativity.

Ethics Minor

  1. Critical Thinking:
    The ability to analyze, evaluate, and construct reasons and arguments.

  2. Communication:
    The ability to formulate and clearly explain ethical ideas and arguments in writing and speech.

  3. Content:
    An understanding of, and ability to evaluate foundational themes of ethics and basic ethical theories.

  4. Values:
    Begin a process of self-reflection on one's own values and beliefs and apply these values and beliefs to practical contexts.

Ethics Certificate

  1. Critical Thinking:
    The ability to explain and evaluate basic reasons and arguments.

  2. Communication:
    The ability to explain basic ethical ideas and arguments in writing and speech.

  3. Content:
    An understanding of relevant themes in professional and practical ethics.

  4. Values:
    Begin a process of self-reflection on one's own values and beliefs, and apply these values and beliefs to professional and practical contexts.

Humanities Program Learning Outcomes for Bachelor and Associate Degrees

The learning outcomes for UVU Humanities programs explicate the standards of performance by which our students will be measured, as well as the abilities and traits that they will cultivate and develop:

Humanities Major, Minor, and Integrated Studies Emphasis

  1. Critical Thinking:
    Students will analyze the enduring questions of real life that are represented through the arts, and that foster intellectual creativity, intellectual curiosity, and self-reflection.

  2. Communication:
    Students will formulate complex ideas and persuasive, original arguments in writing and speech, with particular attention to the practice of critical writing.

  3. Content:
    Students will assess interdisciplinary and multi-modal examples of intellectual and artistic creativity, from prehistory to the present.