Philosophy courses are designed to enhance students’ learning in all areas of the liberal arts curriculum by introducing students to the origins of many contemporary debates, emphasizing reasoning skills and honing writing competency. The philosophy faculty works closely with professors from other fields to help students reason more effectively about classical debates as well as current trends and new developments.
YHC offers a minor in philosophy, which is a powerful supplement to any field of study. This program expands students’ abilities to reason, research and write critically about any subject.
In addition to teaching philosophy courses, our faculty participate in a campus-wide program called Ethics Across the Curriculum (EAC). EAC is a national program aimed at promoting moral discussions in every division of the college. At YHC, the program offers lectures and workshops to non-philosophy faculty to help students identify and resolve moral conflicts that arise in other disciplines.