Course offerings and outlines

FALL 2021 (1217) term

Important for this FALL: most courses and all tutorials are in person. We have 6 courses/sections that are Remote. These are clearly identified in gosfu and the Notes to the course description. Also see  more details in the outlines: click on the links below. 

See a list of all Remote courses at SFU for the Fall term here.  

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, 342, 343, 344, 346, 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. 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, honours, or minor in Philosophy (with the exception of Honours Tutorials 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
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
PHIL 100W E200 Knowledge and Reality Simon Pollon
Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 105 D100 Critical Thinking David Heide
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
PHIL 105 E900 Critical Thinking Simon Pollon
We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 110 D100 Introduction to Logic and Reasoning Thomas Donaldson
Mo, We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
PHIL 110 E200 Introduction to Logic and Reasoning Simon Pollon
TBA
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 120W D100 Moral and Legal Problems Bruno Guindon
Mo, We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
PHIL 120W D900 Moral and Legal Problems Brian Thomas
Fr 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 3250, Surrey
PHIL 120W E200 Moral and Legal Problems Jennifer Warriner
Th 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 121 D100 Global Justice Endre Begby
Mo, We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
PHIL 144 D100 Introduction to Philosophy of Science Holly Andersen
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3149, Burnaby
AQ 3149, Burnaby
PHIL 150 D100 Great Works in the History of Philosophy Nicolas Bommarito
Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
AQ 3150, Burnaby

200-level courses 

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 201 D100 Epistemology Martin Hahn
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
PHIL 203 D100 Metaphysics Jennifer Wang
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3220, Burnaby
PHIL 221 D100 Ethical Theory Bruno Guindon
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
WMC 2503, Burnaby

300-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 300 E100 Introduction to Philosophy Brian Thomas
Mo 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 320 E100 Social and Political Philosophy Chelsea Rosenthal
We 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
PHIL 326 D100 Topics in Law and Philosophy (Legal Epistemology) Bruno Guindon
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2503, Burnaby
PHIL 328 D100 Environmental Philosophy Simon Pollon
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3220, Burnaby
PHIL 329 D100 Law and Justice Sam Black
Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
PHIL 332 D100 Selected Topics (Consciousness) Kathleen Akins
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, 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 2503, Burnaby
AQ 5037, Burnaby
PHIL 352 D100 17th Century Philosophy Lisa Shapiro
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 4140, Burnaby
WMC 3253, Burnaby

400-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 421W E100 Advanced Topics in Ethical Theory (Love) Chelsea Rosenthal
Tu 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
PHIL 451W E100 Advanced Topics in the History of Philosophy (Roots of Analytic Phil) Martin Hahn
Th 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
PHIL 455W E100 Contemporary Issues in Epistemology and Metaphysics (Issues in Modal Logic) Jennifer Wang
Mo 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
PHIL 477 D100 Honours Tutorial I TBA
Location: TBA
PHIL 478 D100 Honours Tutorial II Kathleen Akins
TBA
Location: TBA

Graduate-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 803 G100 Selected Topics in Metaphysics (Issues in Modal Logic) Jennifer Wang
Mo 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
PHIL 822 G100 Selected Topics in Normative Ethics (Love) Chelsea Rosenthal
Tu 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
PHIL 855 G100 Selected Topics in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Philosophy (Roots of Analytic Phil) Martin Hahn
Th 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
PHIL 880 G100 Pro-Seminar David Heide
We 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
PHIL 898 G100 MA Thesis TBA
Location: TBA
PHIL 899 G100 Professional Paper Project Completion TBA
Location: TBA

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.