PHIL104 Introduction to Political Philosophy
General Education Category and Learning Outcomes
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Understanding the Individual and Society
-Recognize, describe, and explain social institutions, structures, and processes and the complexities of a global culture and diverse society.
-Think critically about how individuals influence and are influenced by political, geographic, economic, cultural, and family institutions in their own and other cultures and explain how one's knowledge and beliefs may differ from others.
-Explain the relationship between the individual and society as it influences (1) individuals' cognition, ethics, social interactions, communication practices and affect; and (2) the quality of life of the individual, the family, and the community.
-Examine how literature, history, ethical systems, scientific inquiry, or communicative practice shape our knowledge and perception of individuals and social structures.
Understanding U.S. Society
-Analyze aspects of U.S. society.
-Analyze the communicative, political, social, economic, or cultural systems in the U.S.
-Explore the diverse communities—racial, ethnic, class, gender, religious, and sexual—that define cultural and political life in the United States.
-Analyze the role and influence of the U.S. in the world.
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