Program Review Philosophy

Mission Statement

The mission of Westmont’s Department of Philosophy is to enable students to cultivate the knowledge, skills, and virtues of Christian philosophers—that is, to enable students to be lovers of wisdom in every sense.

Program Learning Outcomes

The links below lead to information about the department's most recent assessment of student learning relative to our program learning outcomes.

As a result of what they have learned in their philosophy program, graduates in philosophy will be able to do the following:

  • Knowledge: "Students will demonstrate knowledge of important philosophical positions, concepts, arguments, and themes."

  • Skills: "Students will be able to construct structurally solid arguments and to critique faulty ones appropriately."

  • Virtues: "Students will demonstrate both enthusiasm for rational inquiry and awareness of the limits of rational inquiry."

Program Review Resources

Curriculum Map
A curriculum map is a visual representation of the structure of program curriculum. The map charts program courses, syllabi, and assessments as they relate to the intended program learning outcomes. In other words, a curriculum map is the intellectual linkage that presents twenty plus courses as a story of learning.

Multi-year Assessment Plan
A multi-year assessment plan shows what program learning outcomes will be assessed in what years.

Annual and Six-Year Reports
2023 (6-year) | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2017 (6-year) | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 (6-year) | 2010