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Honours Program

THE HONOURS IN PHILOSOPHY AND WESTERN RELIGIONS IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE 2013-2014 ACADEMIC YEAR.

60 credits

The Honours Program in Philosophy and Western Religions was designed for students who wish (i) to explore in depth the intertwined intellectual worlds of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and the interaction between philosophy and religion from Antiquity to the Enlightenment and (ii) to acquire the linguistic and conceptual tools allowing them to read source texts in the original languages, and to conduct research in the areas of investigated by the interdisciplinary program. Students are encouraged to complete, in addition, a Minor Concentration in one of the languages relevant to the academic field.

Honours students must maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.00 and maintain a minimum program GPA of 3.00.

Students are strongly encouraged to consult an adviser each year to devise a suitable course combination.

Students who combine the Honours Program with a Minor Concentration in one of the languages relevant to the academic field, or who have acquired proficiency in one language elsewhere may replace 6 credits of the language requirements through additional credits in other segments of the program.

Note: Not all courses listed below are offered every year, and some of the courses have limited enrollment.

Required Course

3 credits

Course Number, Number of Credits, and Course Title

RELG 307 Bible, Quran & Interpretations


Complementary Courses

57 credits

Philosophy and Western Religions

6 to 9 credits

Course Number, Number of Credits, and Course Title

PHWR 300 Philosophy & West. Religions 1


PHWR 301 Philosophy & West. Religions 2


PHWR 500D1 Interdisciplinary Seminar
PHWR 500D2 Interdisciplinary Seminar


NOTE: Students are strongly encouraged to take both PHWR 300 and PHWR 301.

History of Philosophy

9 to 12 credits

  • At least one of:

Course Number, Number of Credits, and Course Title

PHIL 354 Plato


PHIL 355 Aristotle


PHIL 356 Early Medieval Philosophy


PHIL 357 Late Medieval&Renaissance Phil


PHIL 360 17th Century Philosophy

  • The remaining credits, if any, to be chosen from:

Course Number, Number of Credits, and Course Title

CLAS 415 Advanced Latin: Oratory


CLAS 426 Advanced Greek: Philosophy


PHIL 345 Greek Political Theory


PHIL 350 Hist & Phil of Ancient Sci


PHIL 353 The Presocratic Philosophers


PHIL 452 Later Greek Philosophy


PHIL 453 Ancient Metaphys&Naturl Phil


PHIL 454 Ancient Moral Theory


PHIL 551 Seminar:Ancient Philosophy 2


PHIL 556 Seminar:Medieval Philosophy


PHIL 560 course description not available


Scriptures and History of the Western Religions Traditions

3 to 6 credits

to be chosen from the Complementary Course List - Scriptures and History of the Western Religions Traditions.

Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Thought

9 to 12 credits

to be chosen from the Complementary Course List - Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Thought, with a maximum of 6 credits from any one of the three groups.

Languages

18 to 21 credits

Chosen from the Complementary Course List - Languages (Greek, Latin, Arabic, or Hebrew): 12 to 15 credits (two years: 12 credits, or in the case of Arabic, 15 credits) in one language and 6 to 9 credits (one year: 6 credits or in the case of Arabic, 9 credits) in a second language relevant to the program.

Specialized Skills for Conducting Research

6 credits

Chosen from:

Course Number, Number of Credits, and Course Title

PHWR 400 Joint Honours/Honours Tutorial
PHWR 400 - 200709 - CRN 3730
PHWR 400 - 200801 - CRN 3320


PHWR 401 Honours Thesis Tutorial 1
PHWR 401 - 200709 - CRN 3731
PHWR 401 - 200801 - CRN 3321


PHWR 402 Honours Thesis Tutorial 2
PHWR 402 - 200709 - CRN 3732
PHWR 402 - 200801 - CRN 3322


PHWR 500D1 Interdisciplinary Seminar
PHWR 500D2 Interdisciplinary Seminar