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					                                       University of Hong Kong
                                           Faculty of Arts

                                         Major in Philosophy
                                  Programme-level Outcomes (PLOs)
Programme Level Outcomes          Faculty Level Outcomes                 University Learning Aims

Programme-level Intended          Arts Faculty Intended Learning         University Learning Aim 1.
Learning Outcome 1.               Outcome 1.

Students majoring in              Students majoring in Arts should
Philosophy should be able to:     be able to:

- Understand argument           - Demonstrate strong analytical          - Pursuit of academic/professional
structure, norms of validity,   ability through critical engagement      excellence, critical intellectual inquiry,
and their roles in constructing with the discourses of the               creativity and life-long learning
sound arguments                 humanities
                                - Develop an appreciation of the
- Implement these norms in the arts as a form of life-long learning
pursuit of truth and knowledge.
Programme-level Intended        Arts Faculty Intended Learning           University Learning Aim 2.
Learning Outcome 2.             Outcome 2.

Students majoring in              Students majoring in Arts should
Philosophy should be able to:     be able to:

- Present ideas in argument       - Critically and creatively appraise   - Tackling novel situations and ill-
form applying principles of       received ideas and established         defined problems and creative thinking
clarity, coherence, charity,      knowledge
and the openminded                - Demonstrate the ability to
exploration and interpretation    articulate their own perspectives
of alternatives.                  and develop informed insights into
                                  fundamental human issues
- Use these skills to stimulate
creative and effective
strategies for solving
fundamental puzzles and
problems about value, truth
and beauty.

Programme-level Intended          Arts Faculty Intended Learning         University Learning Aim 3.
Learning Outcome 3.               Outcome 3.

Students majoring in              Students majoring in Arts should
Philosophy should be able to:     be able to:

- Engage in responsible and       - Question their own values and        - Critical self-reflection and greater
committed reflection on their     reflect on the assumptions             understanding of others
own beliefs and values            underlying their worldview
guided by a philosophical
commitment to openness,           - Appreciate difference through
coherence and intellectual        engagement with contending
rigor                             viewpoints and beliefs
- Negotiate interpersonal
differences through
constructive discussion with
others and open, clear,
rationally articulated
expression of one's own point
of view

Programme-level                  Arts Faculty Intended Learning       University Learning Aim 4.
Intended Learning                Outcome 4.
Outcome 4.

Students majoring in             Students majoring in Arts should
Philosophy should be able to:    be able to:

- Engage in informed and         - Demonstrate an appreciation of     - Intercultural communication and
constructive discussion with     the social, cultural and aesthetic   multicultural understanding
proponents of contrary           diversity of the human heritage
worldviews and values
                                 - Develop multicultural and cross-
- Appreciate the broad range     cultural perspectives on human
and variety of philosophical     issues
projects and accomplishments
through history and across
societies
Programme-level                  Arts Faculty Intended Learning       University Learning Aim 5.
Intended Learning                Outcome 5.
Outcome 5.

Students majoring in             Students majoring in Arts should
Philosophy should be able to:    be able to:

- Use skills developed in        - Demonstrate strong                 - Communication and collaboration
philosophy to more                 communicative competency at
sympathetically interpret and      both the concrete and abstract
understand others and to           levels
express their own views
effectively                      - Develop conversance with
                                 various forms of artistic
                                 communication
Programme-level Intended         Arts Faculty Intended Learning       University Learning Aim 6.
Learning Outcome 6.              Outcome 6.

Students majoring in             Students majoring in Arts should
Philosophy should be able to:    be able to:

- Appreciate the role of open,   - Demonstrate an understanding       - Leadership and advocacy for the
rational discussion in the       and appreciation of the              improvement of the human condition
shared global pursuit of both    interconnectedness of peoples and
knowledge and improved           societies across time
forms of social life

				
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