Summer 2024 - PHIL 479 D100

Honours Tutorial in Philosophy (3)

Class Number: 5012

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • Instructor:

    Holly Andersen
  • Prerequisites:

    Enrolled in the philosophy honours program.



In PHIL 479, each student will take a paper they wrote in a previous course (typically a 400-level seminar) and develop it into an honours thesis, supervised by the instructor of the previous course. Students may not enroll in PHIL 479 until a faculty member has agreed to supervise them. PHIL 479 is required for completion of the program, honours in philosophy. Students who have taken PHIL 477 or PHIL 478 first may not then take this course for further credit.



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Department Undergraduate Notes:

Thinking of a Philosophy Major or Minor? The Concentration in Law and Philosophy? The Certificate in Ethics? The Philosophy and Methodology of Science Certificate?
Contact the PHIL Advisor at   More details on our website: SFU Philosophy

Registrar Notes:


SFU’s Academic Integrity website is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university.


Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the term are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.