Course offerings and outlines

Fall 2022 (1227) term

Course units: 100, 200, and 300 levels: 3 units each; 400 level: 4 units 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, 342, 343, 344, 346, 357, 421W, 435, 451W, 455W, 467W. 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. 

Elective grade policy : P/CR/NC. In place from Spring 2021 to Summer 2023. See List of exclusions for the elective grade policy. Specifically for Philosophy: 

  • Students can use a P or CR to satisfy any requirement for a major, joint major, honours, or minor in Philosophy (exception: PHIL 477 and 478).
  • 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 David Heide
Mo, We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
PHIL 105 D100 Critical Thinking Lyle Crawford
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
PHIL 110 D100 Introduction to Logic and Reasoning Thomas Donaldson
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
PHIL 120W D100 Moral and Legal Problems Bruno Guindon
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
PHIL 150 D100 Great Works in the History of Philosophy Nicolas Bommarito
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 3149, Burnaby
AQ 3153, Burnaby

200-level courses 

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 201 D100 Epistemology Endre Begby
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
WMC 2507, Burnaby
PHIL 203 D100 Metaphysics Simon Pollon
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
PHIL 221 D100 Ethical Theory Alexandra King
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3535, Burnaby
WMC 3255, Burnaby

300-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 300 D100 Introduction to Philosophy Brian Thomas
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
PHIL 315 D100 Formal Methods Greg Lauro
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3253, Burnaby
WMC 3255, 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 Sam Black
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3253, Burnaby
PHIL 326 D100 Topics in Law and Philosophy (Legal Epistemology) Bruno Guindon
Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
PHIL 329 B100 Law and Justice Evan Tiffany
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7100, Burnaby
PHIL 332 D100 Selected Topics (Consciousness) Simon Pollon
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3510, Burnaby
PHIL 342 D100 Topics in Asian Philosophy (Buddhist Ethics) Nicolas Bommarito
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3220, Burnaby
WMC 3220, Burnaby
PHIL 345W D100 Philosophy of Mathematics Gregory Lauro
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5037, Burnaby
PHIL 346 D100 Topics in Philosophy and Religion (Philosophical Theology) David Heide
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 7100, Burnaby
WMC 3533, Burnaby

400-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 421W B100 Advanced Topics in Ethical Theory (Bodies) Chelsea Rosenthal
Th 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 455W B100 Contemporary Issues in Epistemology and Metaphysics (Measurement in Science) Kino Zhao
Kino Zhao
Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2531, Burnaby
PHIL 467W E100 Seminar II (Semantics & Pragmatics) Endre Begby
We 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
PHIL 477 D100 Honours Tutorial I Chelsea Rosenthal
TBA
Location: TBA
PHIL 478 D100 Honours Tutorial II Chelsea Rosenthal
TBA
Location: TBA

Graduate-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 804 G100 Selected Topics in Philosophy of Science (Measurement in Science) Kino Zhao
Kino Zhao
Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2531, Burnaby
PHIL 806 G100 Selected Topics in Philosophy of Language (Semantics and Pragmatics) Endre Begby
We 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
PHIL 822 G100 Selected Topics in Normative Ethics (Bodies) Chelsea Rosenthal
Th 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 880 G100 Pro-Seminar Alexandra King
Mo 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 5602, Burnaby
PHIL 898 G100 MA Thesis Evan Tiffany
TBA
Location: TBA
PHIL 899 G100 Professional Paper Project Completion Evan Tiffany
TBA
Location: TBA
PHIL 998 G100 PhD Thesis

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.