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Please note that many courses offered by the Department of Philosophy have limited enrolment.

For courses cross-listed with other departments, see the menu item "Cross-listed Courses".

You can access the class schedule for 2016-17 now on Minerva.

Please note:

Due to recent changes to course numbering in the Department of Philosophy, former 500 level courses are now being offered as 600 level courses. These courses will fulfill the 500-level credit requirements. Please note the following policy regarding enrolment of undergraduate students in 600-level courses (Graduate courses).

Policy: An undergraduate student will be permitted to take 600-level courses subject to the following conditions:

• The student has a minimum CGPA of 3.3.

• The student is in U3 or higher.

• The professor of the course and the program adviser or the director of the undergraduate program provide written approval supporting the request.

• A maximum of 6 credits of 600-level courses are allowed toward the degree. • The actual course number appears on the transcript.

• The course evaluation methods and grading standards are the same for all students, whether graduate or undergraduate.

• The regulations and practices of the Faculty of Arts are also applied to such a course.

See here for full policy. 

A copy of the application form is available at the Arts OASIS counter.

Current courses:

Fall 2016

PHIL 200 Intro to Philosophy 1 3 Credits
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PHIL 210 Intro to Deductive Logic 1 3 Credits
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PHIL 230 Intro to Moral Philosophy 1 3 Credits
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PHIL 242 Intro to Feminist Theory 3 Credits
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PHIL 301 Philosophical Fundamentals 3 Credits
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PHIL 306 Philosophy of Mind 3 Credits
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PHIL 311 Philosophy of Mathematics 3 Credits
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PHIL 336 Aesthetics 3 Credits
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PHIL 343 Biomedical Ethics 3 Credits
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PHIL 348 Philosophy of Law 1 3 Credits
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PHIL 356 Early Medieval Philosophy 3 Credits
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PHIL 360 17th Century Philosophy 3 Credits
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PHIL 367 19th Century Philosophy 3 Credits
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PHIL 375 Existentialism 3 Credits
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PHIL 397 Tutorial 01 3 Credits
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PHIL 398 Tutorial 02 3 Credits
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PHIL 419 Epistemology 3 Credits
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PHIL 434 Metaethics 3 Credits
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PHIL 442 Topics in Feminist Theory 3 Credits
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PHIL 453 Ancient Metaphys&Naturl Phil 3 Credits
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PHIL 460 Major Philosophers 2 3 Credits
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PHIL 481 Topics in Philosophy 3 Credits
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PHIL 497 Tutorial 04 3 Credits
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PHIL 498 Tutorial 05 3 Credits
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PHIL 499D1 Tutorial 06 3 Credits
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PHIL 499N2 Tutorial 06 3 Credits
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PHIL 542 Seminar: Feminist Theory 3 Credits
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PHIL 590 Sem:Spec Topics in Philosophy 3 Credits
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PHIL 598 Tutorial 07 3 Credits
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PHIL 607 Pro-Seminar 1 6 Credits
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PHIL 619 Seminar:Epistemology 3 Credits
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PHIL 644 Political Theory 3 Credits
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PHIL 651 Seminar:Ancient Philosophy 2 3 Credits
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PHIL 667 Sem: 19th Century Philosophy 3 Credits
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PHIL 682 Pro-Seminar 3 6 Credits
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Winter 2017

PHIL 201 Intro to Philosophy 2 3 Credits
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PHIL 221 Intro to Hist & Phil of Sci 2 3 Credits
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PHIL 237 Contemporary Moral Issues 3 Credits
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PHIL 240 Political Philosophy 1 3 Credits
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PHIL 301 Philosophical Fundamentals 3 Credits
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PHIL 310 Intermediate Logic 3 Credits
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PHIL 334 Ethical Theory 3 Credits
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PHIL 341 Philosophy of Science 1 3 Credits
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PHIL 344 Medieval&Renaissance Pol Theo 3 Credits
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PHIL 349 Environmental Philosophy 3 Credits
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PHIL 353 The Presocratic Philosophers 3 Credits
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PHIL 354 Plato 3 Credits
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PHIL 355 Aristotle 3 Credits
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PHIL 361 18th Century Philosophy 3 Credits
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PHIL 397 Tutorial 01 3 Credits
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PHIL 398 Tutorial 02 3 Credits
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PHIL 411 Topics in Phil of Logic & Math 3 Credits
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PHIL 415 Philosophy of Language 3 Credits
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PHIL 436 Aesthetics 2 3 Credits
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PHIL 446 Current Issues in Pol. Phil. 3 Credits
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PHIL 474 Phenomenology 3 Credits
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PHIL 481 Topics in Philosophy 3 Credits
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PHIL 497 Tutorial 04 3 Credits
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PHIL 498 Tutorial 05 3 Credits
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PHIL 499D2 Tutorial 06 3 Credits
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PHIL 499N1 Tutorial 06 3 Credits
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PHIL 542 Seminar: Feminist Theory 3 Credits
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PHIL 598 Tutorial 07 3 Credits
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PHIL 609 Seminar:Cognitive Science 3 Credits
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PHIL 619 Seminar:Epistemology 3 Credits
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PHIL 621 Seminar: Metaphysics 3 Credits
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PHIL 643 Seminar:Medical Ethics 3 Credits
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PHIL 644 Political Theory 3 Credits
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PHIL 675 Sem:Contempory European Phil 3 Credits
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PHIL 685 Fundamentals of Logic 3 Credits
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