As people, we often have this burden of irony where we aren’t allowed to care about things we really care about. We aren’t allowed to think deeply because it’s “silly.” But, there’s no irony in Finlandia’s philosophy classes. Instead, they are a space where you can really dive into the ideas you already have. The whole goal of Finlandia’s Philosophy program is to draw those ideas out of you and help you determine the meaning behind them.
The Philosophy major is designed specifically to respond to the university’s attempt to educate the whole person and foster intellectual growth. As such, it is flexible enough to provide a sufficient training for those who choose to pursue a career directly after college as well as to those who wish to pursue graduate education in philosophy. Potential graduate students and those who do not anticipate going to graduate school will be trained in how to read difficult philosophical texts, formulate logically sound arguments, and write persuasive papers on philosophical topics. All philosophy majors will gain a wide grounding in the history of philosophy, knowledge of contemporary philosophically pressing issues, and an understanding of not only how arguments work but how to think critically themselves. Philosophy majors go on to be lawyers, professors, systems analysts, MBAs, and more.
“A philosophy education at Finlandia can prepare students for their future careers and at the same time help students develop their own worldview. I’m so happy when students come to my office and send me emails to discuss different readings and ideas that have inspired them. We are a small institution on purpose: a major goal of each professor is to give one-on-one attention to students as they need it. I love that about my job here: I want to help students flourish in my classroom, at Finlandia, and in their lives.”
Finlandia’s Philosophy program provides students with the proper curriculum to prepare them for graduate school, if they wish to attend. The courses are designed specifically to ensure that students are understanding the philosophical concepts that will be needed later down the line for graduate school. You can expect to take unique courses such as Existentialism, Philosophy of Sex and Gender, and Biomedical Ethics.
February 06, 2019
Weldon, originally from northern Chicago, transferred to Finlandia University after spending two years majoring in business at the University of Pittsburgh.
“I started off my undergrad feeling influenced to major in business, but I didn’t like it,” said […] Read More
September 21, 2018
This week Finlandia Fridays turns into Faculty Fridays as Assistant Professor in Philosophy Dr. Patricia Grosse was on set to answer the question – what is philosophy? Dr. Grosse talked about that and a lot more in this week’s episode, starting with what the word literally means. Philosophy is the love of wisdom.
“If you love wisdom, you love philosophy, you should take my classes,” she said to start the episode.
In a world where working in the trades or focusing […] Read More
August 02, 2018
Grosse, who moved to Hancock from Philadelphia will be teaching Intro to Philosophy, Ethics, and Philosophy of Sex and Love this coming semester.
“I was excited when I saw the position at Finlandia because it’s a small school in a small town and it seems like the university is incredibly dedicated to educating their students,” said Grosse.
Grosse grew up in Tybee Island, GA […] Read More