Course offerings and outlines

Summer 2021 (1214) 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: 3 credit hours each. Courses at the 400 level: 4 credit hours each. Honours Tutorials: 5 credit hours each. Graduate courses (800 level) are mostly 5 credit hours each.

REPEATS: 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. 

New elective grade policy : P/CR/NC, pilot project for Spring/Summer/Fall 2021. Useful flowchart. See List of exclusions for the new policy. 

Specifically for Philosophy: 

  • Students can use a P or CR to satisfy any requirement for a major, joint major, or minor in Philosophy (with the exception of Honours tutorials).
  • Students can use a P or CR to satisfy any prerequisite requirement for any PHIL course.
  • Students can use a P (but not a CR) to satisfy any requirement for the Ethics Certificate, or the Philosophy and Methodology of Science Certificate.
  • Philosophy Majors and Honours students can use a P (but not a CR) to satisfy any WQB requirement.

Outlines:

100-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 100W D100 Knowledge and Reality Martin Hahn
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 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 Simon Pollon
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 120W D100 Moral and Legal Problems Michaela Lucas
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

200-level courses 

No courses offered

300-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 300 E100 Introduction to Philosophy Brian Thomas
We 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 320 D100 Social and Political Philosophy Brian Thomas
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 326 D100 Topics in Law and Philosophy (Feminist Philosophy of Law) Jennifer Warriner
Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 329 D100 Law and Justice Jennifer Warriner
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 332 D100 Selected Topics (Agency: Biological Category) Simon Pollon
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 343 D100 Topics in the Philosophy of Mind (Philosophy of Perception) Martin Hahn
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 356 D100 18th Century Philosophy David Heide
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

400-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 421W E100 Advanced Topics in Ethical Theory (Epistemic Responsibility) Evan Tiffany
We 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 451W E100 Advanced Topics in the History of Philosophy (Spinoza & Political Psychology) Lisa Shapiro
Tu 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 455W D100 Contemporary Issues in Epistemology and Metaphysics (Neurophilosophy) Kathleen Akins
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 477 D100 Honours Tutorial I TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 478 D100 Honours Tutorial II TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Graduate-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 805 G100 Selected Topics in Philosophy of Mind (Neurophilosophy) Kathleen Akins
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 824 G100 Selected Topics Moral Psychology (Epistemic Responsibility) Evan Tiffany
We 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 854 G100 Selected Topics in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Philosophy (Spinoza & Political Psychology) Lisa Shapiro
Tu 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 898 G100 MA Thesis
PHIL 899 G100 Professional Paper Project Completion TBA
Location: TBA
* Current courses Spring 2021.pdf
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WQBs:

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.