ACC’s Philosophy Department provides students with critical thinking skills that have a broad range of applications in professional, social, and personal life. Students who study philosophy with this department will develop as persons while learning from our passionate and engaged professors.

Faculty use numerous teaching methods and technologies in addition to traditional lectures, including online courses, classroom group work, supplemental instruction, open educational resources, and public service.  The Philosophy Department also hosts a variety of events for students and faculty, including the Austin Philosophy Forum lecture series and the ACC Philosophy Club. These events are often developed in collaboration with faculty from other departments, especially the Humanities department, expanding the range of issues we explore, enhancing their public appeal, and helping to build interdisciplinary relationships. Overall, the Philosophy program teaches students to analyze ideas, assess the truth of claims, evaluate the validity of inferences, to articulate their own views, and support their assertions.

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