Requirements for Programmes in Philosophy

Minor Concentration Jump to Requirements PDF icon Audit Sheet - Minor
(updated 3/31/2016)
Major Concentration Jump to Requirements PDF icon Audit Sheet - Major
(updated 3/31/2016)
Joint Honours Jump to Requirements PDF icon Audit Sheet - Joint Honours
(updated 3/31/2016)
Honours Jump to Requirements PDF icon Audit Sheet - Honours
(updated 3/31/2016)

Note that, for Philosophy programs, the list of courses that fulfills each group is an open list. Other PHIL courses may be able to be used to fulfill each group. Topics courses, Major Philosophers, and Seminars (600-level) can often count for different groups, from year to year, depending on course content. Consult a Philosophy advisor if you want to count such courses towards specific groups in your program (they will need to document the course on an audit sheet for you, but note that courses cannot double-count).

This form shows an Overview of the Philosophy Program Requirements 
(updated 8/07/2014).

For some information regarding Honours/Joint Honours Theses and Independent Research Courses, see the menu item in the sidebar.

 


Honours

60 credits in philosophy, to include:

  • 210, or equivalent, and one of: 306, 310, 370, 410, 411, 415, 419, 421, 470
  • 301
  • 334, and one of: 230, 237, 240, 241, 242
  • two of: 345, 350, 353, 354, 355, 452, 453, 454
  • two of: 360, 361, 366, 367, 444, 445
  • one of: 375, 474, 475
  • 12 credits from 400 or higher level courses (not including the honours tutorial), at least 3 credits of which must be at the 500 or higher level
  • 6 credits of Honours tutorial with thesis (499D)
    See here for some general information on Honours Theses in the Department of Philosophy.

Honours students must maintain a 3.0 CGPA and have a 3.0 GPA in Philosophy courses.
Students may count a maximum of 12 credits of 200-level courses (not including 210) towards the completion of a Philosophy program. Students may not count both 200 and 201 towards the completion of a Philosophy program.

 


Joint Honours

36 credits in philosophy, to include:

  • 210, or equivalent, and one of: 306, 310, 370, 410, 411, 415, 419, 421, 470
  • 301
  • 334, and one of: 230, 237, 240, 241, 242
  • two of: 345, 350, 353, 354, 355, 452, 453, 454; OR
  • two of: 360, 361, 366, 367, 444, 445
  • one of: 375, 474, 475
  • 9 credits of 400 or higher level courses(not including the honours tutorial), at least 3 credits of which must be at the 500 or higher level
  • 3 credits of Honours tutorial with thesis, which can take either of two forms: a 6 credit interdisciplinary thesis, or a 3-credit thesis in Philosophy(PHIL 498).
    See here for some general information on Honours Theses in the Department of Philosophy.

Joint Honours students must maintain a 3.0 CGPA and have a 3.0 GPA in Philosophy courses.
Students may count a maximum of 12 credits of 200-level courses (not including 107-210) towards the completion of a Philosophy program. Students may not count both 107-200 and 107-201 towards the completion of a Philosophy program.

 


Major Concentration

(36 credits)

Required Course (3 credits)
PHIL 210 Intro to Deductive Logic 1

Complementary Courses (33 credits)

33 credits, of which no more than 9 may be at the 200-level, and at least 9 must be at the 400 or higher level, distributed as follows:

6 credits, one course from each of Groups A and B:

Group A

PHIL 304 Chomsky
PHIL 306 Philosophy of Mind
PHIL 310 Intermediate Logic
PHIL 311 Philosophy of Mathematics
PHIL 341 Philosophy of Science 1
PHIL 370 Problems in Analytic Phil
PHIL 410 Advanced Topics in Logic 1
PHIL 411 Topics in Phil of Logic & Math
PHIL 415 Philosophy of Language
PHIL 419 Epistemology
PHIL 421 Metaphysics
PHIL 441 Philosophy of Science 2
PHIL 470 Topics in Contem Analytic Phil

Group B

PHIL 375 Existentialism
PHIL 474 Phenomenology
PHIL 475 Topics in Contem European Phil

6 credits, two courses from Group C OR two from Group D:

Group C

PHIL 344 Medieval&Renaissance Pol Theo
PHIL 345 Greek Political Theory
PHIL 350 Hist & Phil of Ancient Sci
PHIL 353 The Presocratic Philosophers
PHIL 354 Plato
PHIL 355 Aristotle
PHIL 356 Early Medieval Philosophy
PHIL 357 Late Medieval&Renaissance Phil
PHIL 452 Later Greek Philosophy
PHIL 453 Ancient Metaphys&Naturl Phil
PHIL 454 Ancient Moral Theory

Group D

PHIL 360 17th Century Philosophy
PHIL 361 18th Century Philosophy
PHIL 366 18th&Early 19th C German Phil
PHIL 367 19th Century Philosophy
PHIL 444 Early Modern Political Theory
PHIL 445 19th Century Political Theory

6 credits, one course from each of Groups E and F:

Group E

PHIL 230 Intro to Moral Philosophy 1
PHIL 237 Contemporary Moral Issues
PHIL 240 Political Philosophy 1
PHIL 241 course description not available
PHIL 242 Intro to Feminist Theory

Group F

PHIL 334 Ethical Theory
PHIL 336 Aesthetics
PHIL 343 Biomedical Ethics
PHIL 348 Philosophy of Law 1
PHIL 434 Metaethics
PHIL 436 Aesthetics 2
PHIL 442 Topics in Feminist Theory

15 additional credits from the lists above or from other Philosophy courses. Only one of PHIL 200 Intro to Philosophy 1 and PHIL 201 Intro to Philosophy 2 can be included in the programs.

 


Minor Concentration

(18 credits)

Complementary Courses (18 credits)
15 credits from Groups A - E, with one course from at least four of the five groups. In total, no more than 9 credits may be at the 200-level, and at least 3 credits must be at the 400 or higher level.

Group A

PHIL 230 Intro to Moral Philosophy 1
PHIL 237 Contemporary Moral Issues
PHIL 240 Political Philosophy 1
PHIL 242 Intro to Feminist Theory
PHIL 334 Ethical Theory
PHIL 336 Aesthetics
PHIL 343 Biomedical Ethics
PHIL 348 Philosophy of Law 1
PHIL 434 Metaethics
PHIL 436 Aesthetics 2
PHIL 442 Topics in Feminist Theory

Group B

PHIL 210 Intro to Deductive Logic 1
PHIL 220 course description not available
PHIL 221 Intro to Hist & Phil of Sci 2
PHIL 304 Chomsky
PHIL 306 Philosophy of Mind
PHIL 310 Intermediate Logic
PHIL 311 Philosophy of Mathematics
PHIL 341 Philosophy of Science 1
PHIL 370 Problems in Analytic Phil
PHIL 410 Advanced Topics in Logic 1
PHIL 411 Topics in Phil of Logic & Math
PHIL 415 Philosophy of Language
PHIL 419 Epistemology
PHIL 421 Metaphysics
PHIL 441 Philosophy of Science 2
PHIL 470 Topics in Contem Analytic Phil

Group C

PHIL 375 Existentialism
PHIL 474 Phenomenology
PHIL 475 Topics in Contem European Phil

Group D

PHIL 344 Medieval&Renaissance Pol Theo
PHIL 345 Greek Political Theory
PHIL 350 Hist & Phil of Ancient Sci
PHIL 353 The Presocratic Philosophers
PHIL 354 Plato
PHIL 355 Aristotle
PHIL 356 Early Medieval Philosophy
PHIL 357 Late Medieval&Renaissance Phil
PHIL 452 Later Greek Philosophy
PHIL 453 Ancient Metaphys&Naturl Phil
PHIL 454 Ancient Moral Theory

Group E

PHIL 360 17th Century Philosophy
PHIL 361 18th Century Philosophy
PHIL 366 18th&Early 19th C German Phil
PHIL 367 19th Century Philosophy
PHIL 444 Early Modern Political Theory
PHIL 445 19th Century Political Theory

3 additional credits from the lists above or from other Philosophy courses.

 

 

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