Philosophy course work at Mountain View College is designed to facilitate intellectual, moral, and social growth in students by contributing to:
- Their love for learning
- Their development of the academic skills necessary for success
- Their knowledge of the humanizing value and content of the liberal arts
- The integration of their own worldviews, educations, and lives.
Philosophy courses will do this by assisting students with the:
- Formation of their own worldviews, including beliefs about knowledge, perception, existence, free will, consciousness, human nature, divinity, and morality
- Understanding of their present culture and its ideological evolution
- Acquisition of vocabulary and concepts applicable to all other liberal arts course work
- Understanding of ideas as demonstrated through the arts, politics, social morality, and popular culture.
- Understanding of American and other cultures’ religious philosophies as manifested in sacred texts, tradition, worship, and art.
- Development of the critical thinking skills necessary for sound argumentation, writing, and reading
- Maturity of their personal characters and application of virtue to civilized living
- Completion of credit requirements for the Associate’s Degree
- Completion of credit for transfer toward the Bachelor’s Degree.