FACULTY OF ARTS

PHILOSOPHY PROGRAMS AND REGULATIONS

GENERAL

Philosophy courses may be taken singly as general arts electives or as part of a Minor, Major, Honours or multidisciplinary program. Normally, Philosophy 1200/2200 is a prerequisite for all philosophy courses at the 3000 level and above, though all courses are open to any student as electives with the permission of the Head of Department. Philosophy 1600 is not required for further courses in philosophy, but is of particular value to students interested in the Social Sciences and Humanities.

Minor Program: The minor program in Philosophy consists of a minimum of 24 credit hours in courses which must be chosen in accordance with the following requirements:

Philosophy 1200 or 2200 (Introduction to Philosophy)
Philosophy 2210 (Logic) or 2220 (Principles of Human Knowledge)
Philosophy 2230 (Moral Philosophy) or 3400 (Political Philosophy)
Philosophy 2701 (History of Ancient Philosophy) or 2702 (History of Modern Philosophy)
A major author course i.e. ONE of 3730 (Plato), 3740 (Aristotle), 3800 (Descartes), 3840 (Hume), 3850 (Kant)
An additional 9 credit hours in Philosophy courses

NOTES 1) Students declaring a Minor in Philosophy may choose to have a program advisor by mutual agreement with a member of the Philosophy department.

2) Of the courses numbered 1001, 1003, 1600 and those numbered 2800-2810, not more than TWO may be counted towards the Minor.

Major Program: The major program in Philosophy consists of a minimum of 36 credit hours in courses chosen in accordance with the following requirements:

Philosophy 1200 or 2200 (Introduction to Philosophy)
Philosophy 2210 (Logic)
Philosophy 2220 (Principles of Human Knowledge)
Philosophy 2230 (Moral Philosophy) or 3400 (Political Philosophy)
Philosophy 2701 (History of Ancient Philosophy) or 2702 (History of Modern Philosophy)
Philosophy 3730 (Plato) or 3740 (Aristotle)
Philosophy 3800 (Descartes) or 3840 (Hume) or 3850 (Kant)
Philosophy 3910 (Analytic) or 3920 (Phenomenology)
One course in the 4700-4790 series
One course in the 4800-4890 series
An additional 6 credit hours in Philosophy courses

NOTE: Students declaring a major in Philosophy must choose a program advisor in consultation with the Head of the department and the faculty member concerned.

Honours Program: The full Honours program requires a minimum of 60 credit hours in Philosophy courses; Joint Honours requires a minimum of 45 credit hours in Philosophy courses. These must include:

Philosophy 1200 or 2200 (Introduction to Philosophy)
Philosophy 2210 (Logic)
Philosophy 2220 (Principles of Human Knowledge)
Philosophy 2230 (Moral Philosophy) or 3400 (Political Philosophy)
Philosophy 2701 (History of Ancient Philosophy) or 2702 (History of Modern Philosophy)
Philosophy 3730 (Plato) or 3740 (Aristotle)
Philosophy 3800 (Descartes) or 3840 (Hume) or 3850 (Kant)
Philosophy 3910 (Analytic Philosophy)
Philosophy 3920 (Phenomenology)
One course in the 4700-4790 series
One course in the 4800-4890 series
An additional 3 credit hours in courses at the 4000 level
Either Philosophy 4998 (Comprehensive Examination) or 4999 (Honours Essay).
Candidates for Joint Honours must choose 4998*
Candidates for full Honours may take 4999 only with permission of the Department.
Other Philosophy courses to a total of 60 credit hours for Full Honours, 45 credit hours for Joint Honours.

*NOTE: Candidates for Joint Honours who elect to fulfill the honours requirement in the other discipline are not required to take the Comprehensive Examination.

(See General Regulations for the Honours degree of Bachelor of Arts)

DIPLOMA IN APPLIED ETHICS

Program Coordinator: P. Trnka, Department of Philosophy.

The Diploma in applied Ethics is offered to students who are either currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science programs or have completed such degrees at this or another recognized university.

The Diploma helps to prepare students for the ethical challenges of various professions and for work as ethical consultants and analysts in government and private institutions (e.g., hospitals, businesses, environmental agencies).

Admission to the Diploma program is limited and competitive. Applicants with a B.A. or B.Sc. in hand and senior undergraduates will be preferred. Experience working in the health care or environmental sectors is an asset. Students interested in applying to the program should contact the Program Coordinator. Formal application is made through the Registrar's Office.

The Diploma consists of 24 credit hours, including an Instructional Field Placement. A concentration in either bioethics, mental health ethics, or environmental ethics is required: courses toward a concentration must be chosen with the approval of the Program Coordinator.

Course List:

Philosophy 2230 (Moral Philosophy)

Philosophy 2802 (Mental Health Ethics) OR Philosophy 2803 (Health Ethics) OR Philosophy 2809 (Environmental Ethics)

One advanced (3000 or 4000 level) course in ethics or philosophy of law, approved by the Coordinator

Philosophy 4900 (Advanced Readings in Ethics) OR 4300-4310 (Seminar in Ethics)

Philosophy 5000 (Instructional Field Placement in Applied Ethics)

Two additional, elective courses, approved by the Coordinator.


Last modified on June 4, 2003 by R. Bruce

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