Learning outcomes

Dutch-taught Bachelor of Philosophy

Bachelors of Philosophy
• [core competence 1: philosophical frame of reference] have demonstrable basic knowledge of the main points of view and developments in the history of philosophy and of the fundamental questions and problems in the main philosophical disciplines.
• [core competence 2: philosophical-critical thinking] can carefully read and interpret philosophical basic texts, clarify basic concepts in relation to a philosophical theme, explicit preconceptions and distinguish relevant points of view.
• [core competence 3: research skills] can, under supervision, determine and develop a problem, broaden and apply their philosophical frame of reference and articulate their conclusions in a scientifically sound way.
• [core competence 4: broadening and realization] can relate their philosophical insights to developments in other scientific disciplines and use their philosophical training in various social contexts.

The above-mentioned core competences are developed further into 15 competences representing a whole of knowledge, skills and attitudes.

1. The Bachelor has demonstrable knowledge of the main positions and developments in the history of philosophy and is familiar with the singularity of the different periods in that history.

2. The Bachelor has demonstrable basic knowledge of the fundamental questions and problems in the main philosophical disciplines and is familiar with current debates in these disciplines.

3. The Bachelor has got to know and acquired insight in the main source texts in philosophy.

4. The Bachelor is familiar with the main trends and styles of philosophy, has demonstrable knowledge of the concepts, paradigms and methods in the main disciplines of philosopy and has insight in the mutual relations between these disciplines.

5. The Bachelor can analyse philosophical texts and can accurately reproduce and correctly interpret the main thought(s) and central argument.

6. In relation to philosophical theory or thematics the Bachelor can explain basic concepts, explicit preconceptions and identify the intent as regards content of different relevant points of view.

7. The Bachelor is familiar with the study of philosophical texts in their original language (English, French, German).

8. The Bachelor is attentive to and critical towards their own opinions and points of view.

9. The Bachelor can apply and broaden their philosophical reference framework in function of their own philosophical interest or a budding specialization. In this, the Bachelor is aware of recent developments in philosophy.

10. The Bachelor can develop a reasoned, argued and critical argument on a philosophical subject, can give a clear oral presentation and write a clear scientifically sound text on it.

11. The Bachelor can study a philosophical problem under instruction of an experienced researcher, conceptually clarify its main points and based on this, formulate a relevant, clearly defined research question.

12. The Bachelor is sufficiently familiar with classic and digital media to look for the relevant information on a philosophical theme or problem and to constitute a scientifically sound corpus of philosophical and other scientific sources.

13. The Bachelor can intervene critically in a debate on a cultural-social subject in general and on a philosophical subject in particular.

14. The Bachelor is familiar with the basic concepts and insights of a number of other scientific disciplines or has a demonstrable basic knowledge of one other scientific discipline.

15. The Bachelor can relate philosophical theories and problems to insights and questions from other scientific disciplines.