Requirements for Programmes in Philosophy

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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.