Ethics, Law, & Politics Certificate

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to state a thesis about an ethical, legal or political problem or text, explain the thesis, and provide evidence and argument (including replies to counter-arguments) in its defense.
  2. Students will be able to explain and interpret the ideas associated with major figures and movements in ethical, legal, and political philosophy.
  3. Students will be able to distinguish better and worse reasoning, and recognize relevant logical relationships and patterns of inference.
  4. Students will be able to show what is at stake in an abstract debate in ethics, law, or politics and indicate how different positions in these debates might have concrete or theoretical implications.