Course offerings and outlines

Spring 2019 (1191) 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:

100-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 100W D100 Knowledge and Reality Jill McIntosh
Mo, We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
PHIL 100W E100 Knowledge and Reality Jason Leardi
We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 1520, Vancouver
PHIL 105 D100 Critical Thinking Jill McIntosh
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
AQ 3182, Burnaby
PHIL 110 D100 Introduction to Logic and Reasoning Thomas Donaldson
Tu, Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
PHIL 110 D900 Introduction to Logic and Reasoning Sessional
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 5080, Surrey
PHIL 120W D100 Moral Problems Sam Black
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
PHIL 120W J100 Moral Problems Brian Thomas
Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 2205, Vancouver
PHIL 144 D100 Introduction to Philosophy of Science Jill McIntosh
Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10011, Burnaby
BLU 10021, Burnaby
PHIL 150 D100 Great Works in the History of Philosophy David Heide
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10011, Burnaby
AQ 3149, Burnaby
PHIL 150 D900 Great Works in the History of Philosophy Sessional
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3250, Surrey

200-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 201 D100 Epistemology Jason Leardi
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3255, Burnaby
PHIL 203 D100 Metaphysics Fatema Amijee
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
PHIL 221 D100 Ethical Theory Brian Thomas
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby

300-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 300 E100 Introduction to Philosophy Simon Pollon
Th 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 1325, Vancouver
PHIL 310 D100 Logic, Proofs and Set Theory Nicolas Fillion
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
PHIL 315 D100 Formal Methods in Philosophy Nicolas Fillion
Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
AQ 2104, Burnaby
PHIL 320 D100 Social and Political Philosophy Sam Black
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3510, 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 Chelsea Rosenthal
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
WMC 3510, Burnaby
PHIL 341 D100 Philosophy of Science Holly Andersen
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
WMC 2507, Burnaby
PHIL 345W D100 Philosophy of Mathematics Thomas Donaldson
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
AQ 5007, Burnaby
PHIL 356 D100 18th Century Philosophy David Heide
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5037, Burnaby
WMC 3510, Burnaby

400-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 421W D100 Advanced Topics in Ethical Theory (Culpability and Control) Evan Tiffany
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
WMC 3220, Burnaby
PHIL 451W E100 Advanced Topics in the History of Philosophy (17th C Mind in Context) Lisa Shapiro
Mo, We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
PHIL 477 D100 Honours Tutorial I TBA
Location: TBA
PHIL 478 D100 Honours Tutorial II TBA
Location: TBA

Graduate-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 814 G100 Selected Topics in Philosophy of Mathematics (Foundations of Math) Thomas Donaldson
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
AQ 5007, Burnaby
PHIL 822 G100 Selected Topics in Normative Ethics (Culpability and Control) Evan Tiffany
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
WMC 3220, Burnaby
PHIL 854 G100 Selected Topics in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Philosophy (17th C Mind in Context) Lisa Shapiro
Mo, We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
PHIL 898 G100 MA Thesis TBA
Location: TBA
PHIL 899 G100 Non-Thesis Project Completion TBA
Location: TBA
PHIL 998 G100 PhD Thesis TBA
Location: TBA

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 .