Course offerings and outlines

Fall 2018 (1187) semester

Note: 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:

Note for first year students: FASS 101W D002 Classical Chinese Ethics can be counted as a PHIL course in certain situations. Please check Outline for details. 

100-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 100W D100 Knowledge and Reality Thomas Donaldson
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
PHIL 100W J100 Knowledge and Reality Jason Leardi
Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 2205, Vancouver
PHIL 105 D100 Critical Thinking Lyle Crawford
Tu, Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
PHIL 105 D900 Critical Thinking Jonathan Katz
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SP 291, Surrey
PHIL 105 E100 Critical Thinking Simon Pollon
Th 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 1415, Vancouver
PHIL 110 D100 Introduction to Logic and Reasoning Jill McIntosh
Mo, We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
PHIL 120W D100 Moral Problems Evan Tiffany
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
PHIL 120W D900 Moral Problems Brian Thomas
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 5360, Surrey
PHIL 121 D100 Global Justice Brian Thomas
Mo, We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCC 9000, Burnaby
PHIL 144 D100 Introduction to Philosophy of Science Jill McIntosh
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCC 9000, Burnaby
SSCC 9000, Burnaby
PHIL 144 D900 Introduction to Philosophy of Science Jonathan Katz
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 5360, Surrey

200-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 201 D100 Epistemology Martin Hahn
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
AQ 5030, Burnaby
PHIL 203 D100 Metaphysics Fatema Amijee
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
TASC2 8500, Burnaby
AQ 5016, Burnaby

300-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 300 E100 Introduction to Philosophy Jason Leardi
Mo 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 1520, Vancouver
PHIL 302 D100 Topics in Epistemology and Metaphysics (Possibility) Jennifer Wang
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3255, Burnaby
PHIL 328 D100 Environmental Philosophy Brian Thomas
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
AQ 5037, Burnaby
PHIL 329 D100 Law and Philosophy Sam Black
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5037, Burnaby
PHIL 332 D100 Selected Topics (Consciousness) Jason Leardi
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2531, Burnaby
PHIL 344 D100 Philosophy of Language Martin Hahn
Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10021, Burnaby
PHIL 357 D100 Topics in the History of Philosophy (Causation in Modern Phil) David Heide
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3535, Burnaby
WMC 3510, Burnaby

400-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 421W E100 Advanced Topics in Ethical Theory (Freedom) Sam Black
Th 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
PHIL 451W E100 Advanced Topics in the History of Philosophy (Kant's First Critique) David Heide
Tu 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
PHIL 455W D100 Contemporary Issues in Epistemology and Metaphysics (HPS Hist & Phil of Science) Holly Andersen
Fr 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3510, Burnaby
PHIL 477 D100 Honours Tutorial I
PHIL 478 D100 Honours Tutorial II

Graduate-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 804 G100 Selected Topics in Philosophy of Science (HPS Hist & Phil of Science) Holly Andersen
Fr 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3510, Burnaby
PHIL 825 G100 Selected Topics in Social and Political Philosophy (Freedom) Sam Black
Th 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
AQ 5006, 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
AQ 5030, Burnaby
PHIL 880 G100 Pro-Seminar Thomas Donaldson
We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 5602, Burnaby
PHIL 898 G100 MA Thesis
PHIL 899 G100 Non-Thesis Project Completion
PHIL 998 G100 PhD Thesis

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 (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  

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 .