Students who study philosophy engage in the examination of their own beliefs, the interactions between individuals and society, the resolution of conflicts, the search for a purpose to life and the development of a basis for ethical decisions.
Philosophy courses may be taken simply as general arts electives or in the context of Minor, Major, Honours or multidisciplinary programs.
Normally, Philosophy 1200/2200 is prerequisite to all courses at the 3000 level, though all courses are open to any student as electives with the permission of the head of the department.
Students desiring a more integrated program in Philosophy must choose courses in line with the regulations below.
Philosophy 1001 is recommended as the first course for students in first year. It is not required for further courses in Philosophy, but it is of particular value to students interested in any field within the Social Sciences and Humanities.