Course offerings and outlines

Spring 2018 (1181) semester

Course information for Summer 2014 (1144) and earlier can be viewed on the Philosophy Department course archives. Course information for Fall 2014 (1147) and later can be found through the course outline repository.

Courses at the 100, 200, and 300 levels are 3 credit hours each. Courses at the 400 level are 4 credit hours each. Honours Tutorials are 5 credit hours each. Graduate courses (800 level) are 5 credit hours each.

The following courses can be repeated for additional credit provided that the topic is different: PHIL 131, 302, 314, 321, 331, 332, 333, 357, 421W, 435, 451W, 455W, 467W. Please note that any of the other PHIL courses, when taken a second time,  will be considered a repeat, even if it has a different topic from a previous offering. 

Outlines:

100-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 100W D100 Knowledge and Reality Jennifer Warriner
Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
DFA 300, Burnaby
PHIL 100W E200 Knowledge and Reality Lyle Crawford
Tu 6:30 PM – 9:20 PM
HCC 1600, Vancouver
PHIL 105 D100 Critical Thinking Jennifer Wang
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
PHIL 110 D100 Introduction to Logic and Reasoning Nicolas Fillion
Mo, We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
PHIL 110 D900 Introduction to Logic and Reasoning Jonathan Katz
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3250, Surrey
PHIL 120W D100 Moral Problems Sam Black
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
PHIL 144 D100 Introduction to Philosophy of Science Simon Pollon
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3005, Burnaby
SSCC 9000, Burnaby
PHIL 151 D100 History of Philosophy II Jennifer Warriner
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 6136, Burnaby
PHIL 151 D900 History of Philosophy II Jason Leardi
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 5100, Surrey

200-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 201 D100 Epistemology Rosemary Twomey
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SECB 1010, Burnaby
SECB 1010, Burnaby
PHIL 203 D100 Metaphysics Jennifer Wang
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
WMC 3510, Burnaby

300-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 300 E100 Introduction to Philosophy Jennifer Warriner
Mo 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
HCC 2510, Vancouver
PHIL 302 D100 Topics in Epistemology and Metaphysics (New Work on the A Priori) Philip Hanson
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
WMC 3510, Burnaby
PHIL 314 E100 Topics in Logic I (Deontic Logic) Nicolas Fillion
We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3220, Burnaby
PHIL 321 D100 Topics in Moral Philosophy (Anti-Theory & Care Ethics) Nicholas Smyth
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10031, Burnaby
PHIL 327 D100 Global Health Ethics Jeremy Snyder
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 9011, Burnaby
PHIL 329 D100 Law and Philosophy Evan Tiffany
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3253, Burnaby
PHIL 332 D100 Selected Topics (Foundations of Semantics) Thomas Donaldson
Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
AQ 4120, Burnaby
PHIL 350 D100 Ancient Philosophy Rosemary Twomey
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
SECB 1013, Burnaby
PHIL 352 D100 17th Century Philosophy David Heide
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2200, Burnaby

400-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 421W D100 Advanced Topics in Ethical Theory (Ownership:Self and World) Sam Black
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
PHIL 451W E100 Advanced Topics in the History of Philosophy (Sufficient Reason) David Heide
Fatema Amijee
Th 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
PHIL 455W D100 Contemporary Issues in Epistemology and Metaphysics (Philosophy of Philosophy) Philip Hanson
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3220, Burnaby
PHIL 477 D100 Honours Tutorial I
PHIL 478 D100 Honours Tutorial II

Graduate-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 802 G100 Selected Topics in Epistemology (Philosophy of Philosophy) Philip Hanson
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3220, Burnaby
PHIL 803 G100 Selected Topics in Metaphysics (Physicalism) Thomas Donaldson
Mo 6:30 PM – 9:20 PM
HCC 1500, Vancouver
PHIL 822 G100 Selected Topics in Normative Ethics (Ownership:Self and World) Sam Black
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
PHIL 854 G100 Selected Topics in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Philosophy (Sufficient Reason) David Heide
Fatema Amijee
Th 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
PHIL 898 G100 MA Thesis
PHIL 899 G100 Non-Thesis Project Completion
PHIL 998 G100 PhD Thesis

First year students can also take the following PHIL special topics course: FASS 101 D002 - SciFi and Philosophy. This course can be used as a prerequisite for PHIL 201 and PHIL 203. 

 

Philosophy Courses with WQB designations:

PHIL 100W (Knowledge and Reality) W/B-Hum  
PHIL 105 (Critical Thinking) - formerly PHIL XX1 Q/B-Soc/Sci  
PHIL 110 (Introduction to Logic and Reasoning) Q  
PHIL 120W (Moral Problems) W/B-Hum  
PHIL 121 (Global Justice) B-Hum/Soc  
PHIL 131 (Selected Topics) B-Hum  
PHIL 144 (Introduction to Philosophy of Science) B-Hum/Sci  
PHIL 150 (History of Philosophy I) B-Hum  
PHIL 151 (History of Philosophy II) B-Hum  
PHIL 210 (Natural Deductive Logic) Q  
PHIL 300 (Introduction to Philosophy) B-Hum
 
PHIL 310 (Axiomatic Logic)
Q  

Breadth Courses

If you are a Philosophy Major, you will need Breadth courses from OUTSIDE of Philosophy.

Here are some Breadth Social Sciences and Quantitative courses that you might find interesting:

ECON 102 (The World Economy)                     B-Soc

ECON 103 (Principles of Microeconomics)      Q/B-Soc

ECON 104 (Economics and Government)          B-Soc

ECON 105 (Principles of Macroeconomics)        Q/B-Soc

For more information on Economics courses, or for a Minor in Economics, you can contact the Undergraduate Advisors in the Department of Economics: Tracey Sherwood  or Azam Bhatti .