Philosophy is a reasoned pursuit of fundamental truths concerning the nature of the world and humanity. It is the basis of value and ethical obligation. Philosophy seeks to discern the nature and scope of knowledge, both scientific and otherwise, to establish standards of evidence. It seeks out rational ways of resolving conflict and creates techniques for evaluating ideas and arguments.
Philosophy graduates from Parkside have developed skill in the presentation, analysis and criticism of arguments, and insight into human values and the rational bases that have been proposed for them.
They learn to listen critically and understand opposing views to identify and appreciate the values behind a person's thinking and to hold their own in debate. As a result, they have been able to pursue a variety of vocational interests.
careers after Parkside
Graduates seeking careers have found opportunities in other humanities and social science fields such as law, librarianship, medical careers, political science, and business. Philosophy majors also go on to art history, journalism, religious ministry, and teaching careers.
Students with a certificate in Ethics are able to reflect on concrete ethics issues, state their arguments and views clearly, assess the quality of ethical argumentation, and understand complex ethical theories. This is a new and exciting opportunity for students of any major.
The Certificate in Ethics requires 12 credits. Two classes will be required and 2 others will be chosen from a list of available classes.
learning in action
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS AND CLUBS
- Mock Trial
- Pre-law Society
- Parkside Philosophical Society
- Phi Sigma Tau