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Department of Philosophy | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Simon Fraser University Calendar | Fall 2022

Philosophy Extended Minor

This program consists of the lower division requirements for a major and the upper division requirements for a minor, as shown below.

Program Requirements

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete the following 15 units by taking all of

PHIL 110 - Introduction to Logic and Reasoning (3)

The aim of this course is to familiarize students with fundamental techniques of correct reasoning. Special attention is given to the methods of logic in particular, and to their role in the discovery of truth not only within science and philosophy but within all forms of rational enquiry. Open to all students. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Thomas Donaldson
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D102 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D103 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D104 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D105 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D106 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D107 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D108 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D109 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D110 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 5602, Burnaby
D111 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 5602, Burnaby
D112 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 5602, Burnaby
D113 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D114 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
PHIL 150 - Great Works in the History of Philosophy (3)

A survey of some classic texts in the history of philosophy. See the course outline for more detail on the specific figures and themes covered. Open to all students. Students with credit for PHIL 151 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nicolas Bommarito
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2200, Burnaby
SSCC 9000, Burnaby
PHIL 201 - Epistemology (3)

A critical overview of recent accounts of the nature and scope of human knowledge and of justified or rational belief, and of philosophical issues that these accounts are intended to address. Prerequisite: One of PHIL 100, 100W, 120, 120W, 121, 144, 150, 151, 300, or COGS 100. Students who have taken PHIL 301 cannot take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Endre Begby
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
WMC 2507, Burnaby
PHIL 203 - Metaphysics (3)

An examination of central problems of metaphysics such as space and time, universals and particulars, substance, identity and individuation and personal identity. Prerequisite: One of PHIL 100, 100W, 120, 120W, 121, 144, 150, 151, 300, or COGS 100.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Simon Pollon
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
PHIL 221 - Ethical Theory (3)

An examination of the major ethical theories, including deontology, consequentialism and virtue ethics. Applications of these theories and related topics in value theory may also be discussed. Prerequisite: One of PHIL 100, 100W, 120, 120W, 121, 144, 150, 151, or 300.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Alexandra King
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3535, Burnaby
WMC 3255, Burnaby

Upper Division Requirements

Students must complete at least 15 philosophy upper division units, not including PHIL 300, with a minimum philosophy cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and philosophy upper division grade point average (UDGPA) of 2.0 (calculated on all SFU PHIL courses).

Seminars and Special Topics Courses

A student may not enroll in a philosophy seminar or selected topics course which duplicates work for which the student has received credit in another philosophy seminar or special topics course.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Degree Requirements

For all bachelor of arts (BA) programs, students complete 120 units, which includes

  • at least 60 units that must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 45 upper division units, of which at least 30 upper division units must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 60 units (including 21 upper division units) in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences courses
  • satisfaction of the writing, quantitative, and breadth requirements
  • an overall cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and upper division overall CGPA of at least 2.0, and program CGPA and upper division program CGPA of at least 2.0 on the course work used to satisfy the minimum program requirements. FASS departments may define additional GPA requirements for their respective programs.

For students in other faculties, please check your faculty's overall degree requirements: https://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/faculties-research.html

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.

WQB Graduation Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit

Requirement

Units

Notes
W - Writing

6

Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject
Q - Quantitative

6

Q courses may be lower or upper division
B - Breadth

18

Designated Breadth Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division
6 units Social Sciences: B-Soc
6 units Humanities: B-Hum
6 units Sciences: B-Sci

6

Additional Breadth 6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be B-designated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements)

Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas.