Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Philosophy — Gender and Women's Studies

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Offered by: Philosophy     Degree: Doctor of Philosophy

Program Requirements

The graduate option in Gender and Women's Studies is an interdisciplinary program for students who meet the degree requirements in Philosophy who wish to earn 9 additional credits of approved coursework focusing on gender and women's studies, and issues in feminist research and methods. The student's doctoral thesis must be on a topic centrally relating to issues of gender and/or women's studies.

Thesis

A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Required Courses (24 credits)

  • PHIL 607 Pro-Seminar 1 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : A series of seminars on selected topics designed for professional training to graduate students. Topics will be selected from the general area of Value Theory.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: David Davies, R Philip Buckley (Fall)

  • PHIL 682 Pro-Seminar 3 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : A series of seminars on selected topics designed to provide professional training to graduate students. Topics will be selected from the general area of Metaphysics/Epistemology.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: R Philip Buckley, David Davies (Fall)

  • PHIL 685 Fundamentals of Logic (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : A course in intermediate logic for graduate students in Philosophy, covering such topics as axiomatic systems, formal semantics, consistency, completeness, the limitative results, intuitionistic logic, formal theories of truth, aspects of the development of logic.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Michael Frank Hallett (Winter)

  • PHIL 690 Candidacy Paper (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : Preparation and submission of candidacy research paper.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • WMST 601 Feminist Theories and Methods (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Women's Studies : Examination of feminist theories and research methods from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Hasana Sharp (Fall)

  • WMST 602 Feminist Research Symposium (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Women's Studies : Discussion and development of participants' research in gender and women's studies.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Melissa White (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: WMST 601.

    • Restriction: Must be enrolled in the Option in Gender and Women's Studies.

Complementary Courses

(24-30 credits)

Students admitted to Ph.D. 1 require ten complementary courses.
Students admitted to Ph.D. 2 require eight complementary courses.

Minimum two courses from the following:

  • PHIL 551 Seminar: Ancient Philosophy 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An advanced course on a philosopher or philosophical issue articulated in antiquity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: at least one course in ancient philosophy and the specific requirements of individual instructors

    • Restriction: Seminars are open only to graduate students and final year Philosophy Majors, Honours and Joint Honours students, except by written permission of the Department

  • PHIL 556 Seminar: Medieval Philosophy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An advanced course devoted to a particular topic in medieval philosophy. Subject varies from year to year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: PHIL 345 or PHIL 357 or written permission of the instructor

    • Restriction: Seminars are open only to graduate students and final year Philosophy Majors, Honours and Joint Honours students, except by written permission of the Department

  • PHIL 661 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : An advanced course on an eighteenth-century philosopher or philosophical issue.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Alison Laywine (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PHIL 561.

  • PHIL 667 Seminar: 19th Century Philosophy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : An advanced course on 19th-century philosophy or philosophical issue.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: George Di Giovanni (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PHIL 567.

  • PHIL 675 Seminar: Contemporary European Philosophy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : An advanced course on contemporary European philosophy or some important issue in the Continental tradition.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Alia Al-Saji (Fall) R Philip Buckley (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PHIL 575.

and/or any other course at the 500, 600, or 700 level in the History of Philosophy recommended/accepted by the student's advisory committee. Depending on the topics covered, PHIL 607 and PHIL 682 may count toward the area requirements.

Minimum of two courses from the following:

  • PHIL 542 Seminar: Feminist Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An advanced course devoted to a specific topic in feminist theory: e.g., a major figure; or theme, such as sex/gender, embodiment, race, subjectivity, agency, representation, politics, nature/culture, discourse and power; or a feminist approach to the history of philosophy, ethics, social/political philosophy, epistemology, philosophy of science, phenomenology, or metaphysics.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Any 400-level, 3 credit course in political philosophy, or permission of the instructor.

  • PHIL 643 Seminar: Medical Ethics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : An advanced course devoted to a particular philosophical problem as it arises in the context of medical practice or the application of medical technology.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Spencer Hey (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PHIL 543.

  • PHIL 644 Political Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : Seminar on a particular topic in political theory.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Hasana Sharp (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PHIL 544.

  • PHIL 648 Seminar: Philosophy of Law (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : An advanced course devoted to a particular topic in the philosophy of law. Subject varies from year to year.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Natalie Stoljar (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PHIL 548.

and/or any other course at the 500, 600, or 700 level in Value Theory recommended/accepted by the student's advisory committee. Depending on the topics covered, PHIL 607 and PHIL 682 may count toward the area requirements.

Minimum of two courses from the following:

  • PHIL 507 Seminar: Cognitive Science (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An advanced discussion of a topic of philosophical interest arising from contemporary empirical work in cognitive science.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: PHIL 306, PHIL 415 or written permission of the instructor

    • Restriction: Seminars are open only to graduate students and final year Philosophy Majors, Honours and Joint Honours students, except by written permission of the Department

  • PHIL 606 Seminar: Philosophy of Mind (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : An advanced course devoted to specific topics in the philosophy of mind.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PHIL 506.

  • PHIL 610 Seminar on Advanced Logic 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : Seminar on a particular topic in advanced logic. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor .

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PHIL 510.

  • PHIL 611 Seminar: Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : Seminar on a particular topic in philosophy of logic and mathematics.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Dirk Schlimm (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PHIL 511.

  • PHIL 615 Seminar: Philosophy of Language (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : An advanced course devoted to a topic in the philosophy of language.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PHIL 515.

  • PHIL 619 Seminar: Epistemology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : An advanced course devoted to a topic in the theory of knowledge.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Andrew Reisner (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PHIL 519.

  • PHIL 621 Seminar: Metaphysics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : An advanced course devoted to a topic in metaphysics.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: David Davies (Winter)

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PHIL 521.

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

  • PHIL 670 Seminar: Contemporary Analytic Philosophy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Philosophy : An advanced course on some major analytic philosopher, or some issue of central importance in the analytic tradition.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PHIL 570.

and/or any other course at the 500, 600, or 700 level in Metaphysics and Epistemology recommended/accepted by the student's advisory committee. Depending on the topics covered, PHIL 607 and PHIL 682 may count toward the area requirements.

One additional course selected from the list of Women's Studies graduate course offerings (below), or other graduate option-approved courses from participating departments.

  • WMST 501 Advanced Topics 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Women's Studies : Advanced topics in theory and methodology related to Women's Studies. Topics will vary from year to year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: WMST 303 or permission of instructor

  • WMST 513 Gender, Race and Science (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for Gender, Sex & Fem St (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Women's Studies : This course is a philosophical exploration of the nature of science concerning sex, gender, race and racial stereotypes, and the construction of "womanhood". The social history/biography of women and minorities in science will be studied to develop a critique of biological determinism and explore the meaning and possibility of a "feminist science".

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

The remaining course(s) must be at the 500, 600, or 700 level and are to be chosen in consultation with the student's advisory committee.

Language Requirement

One research language at the advanced level or two research languages at the intermediate level.

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