The Associate in Arts in Philosophy Program of study concentrates on providing students with knowledge of the primary methodologies and practices relevant to philosophy. As a practice, philosophy is concerned with the establishment and exploration of fundamental questions about human beings, the world they live in, and how to make good decisions. The practical skills learned in philosophy include the construction and critical evaluation of logical arguments, critical thinking skills, detailed analysis, problem solving, interpersonal relations, formulating new solutions, ethical reasoning, and a historical understanding of western thought. These skills are foundational for preparation for a number of careers including medicine, law, business, and education. Furthermore, a philosophy major not only provides a foundation for general career education, it is the foundation of creating good people that are active and concerned citizens.