X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Philosophy (PHIL)

Department of Philosophy, College of Arts

Our programs are designed to educate students about philosophical discussions of central questions in ethics, political philosophy, theory of knowledge, metaphysics and philosophy of science, among other areas. This includes learning the history of these subjects as well as understanding current debates. In gaining this knowledge students develop crucial skills of articulation, critical thinking, intellectual independence and the ability to understand others’ viewpoints and assumptions. It is important that students discuss their programs with a Faculty Advisor (https://www.uoguelph.ca/uaic/facultyadvisors-ba) in order to ensure that the best selection of elective Philosophy courses is made. This is especially important for students who are contemplating graduate work in Philosophy.

Students may take PHIL*1000, PHIL*1010, PHIL*1030 and PHIL*1050 but only two may be counted towards the minimum number of Philosophy courses required for a degree.

Area of Concentration (General Program)

5.00 Philosophy credits are required, as follows:

PHIL*2240 [0.50] Knowledge and Belief
PHIL*2370 [0.50] Metaphysics and Mind

One of:

PHIL*2120 [0.50] Ethics
PHIL*2280 [0.50] Key Concepts in Political Philosophy

One of:

PHIL*2100 [0.50] Critical Thinking
PHIL*2110 [0.50] Formal Logic

1.50 credits in Philosophy

Note: Students may only count 1.00 credits at the 1000 level towards this requirement.

1.50 credits in Philosophy at the 3000 level or higher. PHIL*3280 may be used as a 3000 level Philosophy course.

Major (Honours Program)

8.50 Philosophy credits are required, as follows

PHIL*2120 [0.50] Ethics
PHIL*2140 [0.50] Ancient Greek Philosophy
PHIL*2160 [0.50] Early Modern Philosophy: Reason vs. Experience
PHIL*2280 [0.50] Key Concepts in Political Philosophy
PHIL*2370 [0.50] Metaphysics and Mind
PHIL*3100 [0.50] Kant and His Legacy
PHIL*4820 [0.50] Philosophy Research Presentation

One of:

PHIL*2100 [0.50] Critical Thinking
PHIL*2110 [0.50] Formal Logic

One of:

PHIL*2180 [0.50] Philosophy of Science
PHIL*2240 [0.50] Knowledge and Belief

1.50 credits in Philosophy

Note: Students may only count 1.00 credits at the 1000 level towards this requirement.

1.50 credits in Philosophy at the 3000 level or higher. PHIL*3280 may be used as a 3000 level Philosophy course.

1.00 credits in Philosophy at the 4000 level

Minor (Honours Program)

5.00 Philosophy credits are required, as follows:

PHIL*2240 [0.50] Knowledge and Belief
PHIL*2370 [0.50] Metaphysics and Mind

One of:

PHIL*2120 [0.50] Ethics
PHIL*2280 [0.50] Key Concepts in Political Philosophy

One of:

PHIL*2100 [0.50] Critical Thinking
PHIL*2110 [0.50] Formal Logic

1.00 credits in Philosophy

2.00 credits in Philosophy at the 3000 level or higher. PHIL*3280 may be used as a 3000 level Philosophy course.

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