Course offerings and outlines

Spring 2021 (1211) term

Important: all courses and tutorials are remote. They will be delivered synchronously, asynchronously, or in a blended format. Note that all tutorials are synchronous. See more details in the outlines: click on the links below . 

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 mostly 5 credit hours each.

The following courses can be repeated for additional credit provided that the topic is different: PHIL 131, 302, 314, 321, 326, 331, 332, 333, 343, 344, 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 the topic is different from a previous offering. 

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

Outlines:

100-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 100W D100 Knowledge and Reality Thomas Donaldson
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 105 D100 Critical Thinking Lyle Crawford
Mo, We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 110 D100 Introduction to Logic and Reasoning Bruno Guindon
Mo, We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 120W D100 Moral and Legal Problems Evan Tiffany
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

200-level courses

Note: Dr. Chelsea Rosenthal is also teaching SDA 270 Data, Ethics and Society - open to Philosophy students. 

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 201 D100 Epistemology Endre Begby
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 203 D100 Metaphysics David Heide
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 221 D100 Ethical Theory Jennifer Warriner
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

300-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 300 E100 Introduction to Philosophy Brian Thomas
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 310 D100 Logic, Proofs and Set Theory Michael Picard
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 315 D100 Formal Methods Jennifer Wang
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 320 D100 Social and Political Philosophy Chelsea Rosenthal
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 322 D100 History of Ethics (Buddhist Ethics) Nicolas Bommarito
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 326 D100 Topics in Law and Philosophy (Legal Epistemology) Bruno Guindon
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 329 D100 Law and Justice Sam Black
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 331 D100 Selected Topics (Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art) Alex King
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 341 D100 Philosophy of Science Holly Andersen
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 345W D100 Philosophy of Mathematics Thomas Donaldson
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

400-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 421W E100 Advanced Topics in Ethical Theory (Ought Implies Can) Alexandra King
Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
SWH 10051, Burnaby
PHIL 451W E100 Advanced Topics in the History of Philosophy (Kant's First Critique) David Heide
Tu 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SWH 10051, Burnaby
PHIL 455W E100 Contemporary Issues in Epistemology and Metaphysics (Metaphysics of Social Reality) Jennifer Wang
Th 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SWH 10051, Burnaby
PHIL 477 D100 Honours Tutorial I TBD Faculty
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 478 D100 Honours Tutorial II TBD Faculty
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Graduate-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 803 G100 Selected Topics in Metaphysics (Metaphysics of Social Reality) Jennifer Wang
Th 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SWH 10051, Burnaby
PHIL 822 G100 Selected Topics in Normative Ethics (Buddhist Ethics) Nicolas Bommarito
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 823 G100 Selected Topics Meta-Ethics (Ought Implies Can) Alexandra King
Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
SWH 10051, Burnaby
PHIL 854 G100 Selected Topics in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Philosophy (Kant's First Critique) David Heide
Tu 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SWH 10051, Burnaby
PHIL 898 G100 MA Thesis TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 898 G200 MA Thesis
PHIL 899 G100 Professional Paper Project Completion TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 899 G200 Professional Paper Project Completion
* Current courses Spring 2021.pdf
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Philosophy Courses with Writing, Quantitative or Breadth 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 (Great Works in the History of Philosophy) B-Hum  
PHIL 300 (Introduction to Philosophy) B-Hum  
PHIL 310 (Logic, Proofs and Set Theory) Q
 
PHIL 345W, 421W, 451W, 455W, 467W W  

Upper Division Electives

If you are looking for upper division courses outside of Philosophy, click here for an updated list of electives with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. 

Breadth Courses

If you are a Philosophy Major, you will also need Breadth courses from OUTSIDE of Philosophy. You can find a full list of Breadth designated courses here. Search gosfu for current offerings.