Philosophy

Program Structure

Honours

Honours in Philosophy may be taken in accordance with general university and departmental regulations. Students honouring in philosophy must include a minimum of 54 credit hours in philosophy in their program of studies, among which must be:

  1. Any two of: PHIL 1013, PHIL 1023, PHIL 1033, PHIL 1043, PHIL 1053, PHIL 1063

  2. the equivalent of six (6) credit hours from among:
    PHIL 2213 Introduction to Moral Philosophy
    PHIL 2233 Contemporary Moral Philosophy
    PHIL 2243 Current Issues in Ethics

    PHIL 2253 Ethics of Sustainability

    PHIL 2263 The Art of Living: Ancient Greek Strategies for Happiness in the XXIst Century

  3. the equivalent of twelve (12) credit hours from among:
    PHIL 2113 Classical Western Philosophy I
    PHIL 2123 Classical Western Philosophy II
    PHIL 2133 Medieval Philosophy I
    PHIL 2143 Medieval Philosophy II
    PHIL 2153 Early Modern Philosophy I
    PHIL 2163 Early Modern Philosophy II

  4. PHIL 2513 Introduction to Logic

  5. the equivalent of three (3) credit hours from among:
    PHIL 3663 Analytic Philosophy I
    PHIL 3673 Analytic Philosophy II
    PHIL 3683 Topics in Epistemology

  6. the equivalent of three (3) credit hours from among:
    PHIL 3543 Existential Philosophy
    PHIL 3653 Contemporary Continental Philosophy
    PHIL 3763 Martin Heidegger

  7. six (6) credit hours from between:
    PHIL 4886 Honours Seminar
    PHIL 4996 Honours Thesis

Major

Students majoring in philosophy must include a minimum of 36 credit hours in philosophy in their program of studies. These 36 credit hours must include:

  1. Any two of: PHIL 1013, PHIL 1023, PHIL 1033, PHIL 1043, PHIL 1053, PHIL 1063

  2. the equivalent of six (6) credit hours from among:
    PHIL 2213 Introduction to Moral Philosophy
    PHIL 2233 Contemporary Moral Philosophy
    PHIL 2243 Current Issues in Ethics

    PHIL 2253 Ethics of Sustainability

    PHIL 2263 The Art of Living: Ancient Greek Strategies for Happiness in the XXIst Century

  3. the equivalent of twelve (12) credit hours from among:
    PHIL 2113 Classical Western Philosophy I
    PHIL 2123 Classical Western Philosophy II
    PHIL 2133 Medieval Philosophy I
    PHIL 2143 Medieval Philosophy II
    PHIL 2153 Early Modern Philosophy I
    PHIL 2163 Early Modern Philosophy II

  4. PHIL 2513 Introduction to Logic

  5. the equivalent of three (3) credit hours from among:
    PHIL 3663 Analytic Philosophy I
    PHIL 3673 Analytic Philosophy II
    PHIL 3683 Topics in Epistemology

  6. the equivalent of three (3) credit hours from among:
    PHIL 3543 Existential Philosophy
    PHIL 3653 Contemporary Continental Philosophy
    PHIL 3763 Martin Heidegger

Any 18 credit hours in philosophy suffice to constitute a Minor in Philosophy.

Each student honouring or majoring in philosophy is required to choose a member of the Department as programme Adviser.

The Department’s course offerings are listed according to areas within the discipline as follows:

I. Introductory Courses
II. History of Philosophy
III. Moral Philosophy
IV. Legal and Political Philosophy
V. Themes and Authors
VI. Tutorials and Independent Studies

Minor

Any 18 credit hours in philosophy suffice to constitute a Minor in Philosophy. Each student honouring or majoring in philosophy is required to choose a member of the Department as Programme Advisor.

The Department’s course offerings are listed according to areas within the discipline as follows:

I. Introductory Courses
II. History of Philosophy
III. Moral Philosophy
IV. Legal and Political Philosophy
V. Themes and Authors
VI. Tutorials and Independent Studies