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Faculty of Arts (2015/2016)
11.22 Philosophy

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11.22.1 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 is a prerequisite for all philosophy courses at the 3000 level and above.

Philosophy course descriptions are found at the end of the Faculty of Arts section under Course Descriptions, Philosophy and are designated by PHIL.

11.22.2 Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts requires the successful completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours. A student must meet the requirements for a departmental Major, Minor, or Honours program and also meet the Program Regulations – General and Honours Degrees for the Faculty of Arts. A student is therefore advised to consult with the Admission to the Bachelor of Arts General Degree Programs regulations, the Program Regulations - General and Honours Degrees which also includes the Bachelor of Arts General Degree Components, The Major Program, and The Minor Program regulations. Information regarding honours programs is available at Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree Regulations as well as under each department’s regulations.

A student is strongly encouraged to consult with an academic advisor to discuss available programs and requirements in the Faculty of Arts including the Core Requirements, The Major Program, The Minor Program, and the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree Regulations. A student is advised to declare a program of study, including a Major and a Minor, before completing the first 45 credit hours of study. Information about declaring a Major and Minor in the Faculty of Arts and a list of advisors is available at www.mun.ca/arts/programs/undergraduate/ideclare.php.

11.22.3 Major Program

Students declaring a Major in Philosophy must choose a program advisor in consultation with the Head of the Department or Undergraduate Officer and the faculty member concerned.

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

  1. Philosophy 1200, Philosophy 2000 or 2220, Philosophy 2210, Philosophy 2230 or 3400, Philosophy 2701 or 2702

  2. 3 credit hours from Philosophy 3120 to 3620 (excluding Philosophy 3400 if previously completed to fulfill the requirements in 1. above).

  3. 3 credit hours from Philosophy 3730-3790

  4. 3 credit hours from Philosophy 3800-3851

  5. 3 credit hours from Philosophy 3860-3890

  6. 3 credit hours from the former Philosophy 3900-3950

  7. 3 credit hours from the Philosophy 4700-4790 series

  8. 3 credit hours from the Philosophy 4800-4890 series

11.22.4 Minor Program

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

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:

  1. Philosophy 1200, Philosophy 2000 or 2210 or 2220, Philosophy 2230 or 3400, Philosophy 2701 or 2702;

  2. 3 credit hours from Philosophy 3120 to the former 3950 (excluding Philosophy 3400 if previously completed to fulfill the requirements in 1. above);

  3. an additional 6 credit hours in Philosophy courses at the 3000-level or higher; and

  4. 3 credit hours from 4000-level courses

11.22.5 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:

  1. Philosophy 1200, Philosophy 2000 or 2220, Philosophy 2210, Philosophy 2230, Philosophy 3400, Philosophy 2701 or 2702;

  2. 3 credit hours from Philosophy 3120 to 3620 (excluding Philosophy 3400 if previously completed to fulfill the requirements in 1. above);

  3. 3 credit hours from Philosophy 3730-3790;

  4. 3 credit hours from Philosophy 3800-3851;

  5. 3 credit hours from Philosophy 3860-3890;

  6. 3 credit hours from the former Philosophy 3900-3950;

  7. 3 credit hours from the Philosophy 4700-4790 series;

  8. 3 credit hours from the Philosophy 4800-4890 series;

  9. an additional 3 credit hours in courses at the 4000-level;

  10. either Philosophy 4998 or 4999;

  11. candidates for Joint Honours must choose 4998;

  12. candidates for full Honours may take 4999 only with permission of the Department; and

  13. other Philosophy courses to a total of 60 credit hours for full Honours, 45 credit hours for Joint Honours.

  14. Candidates for Joint Honours who elect to fulfill the honours requirement in the other discipline are not required to take the Comprehensive Examination. (See Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree Regulations.