Course offerings and outlines

Fall 2017 (1177) semester

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 Rosemary Twomey
Mo, We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
PHIL 100W D900 Knowledge and Reality Jennifer Warriner
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 2750, Surrey
PHIL 100W J200 Knowledge and Reality Lyle Crawford
Mo 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 1520, Vancouver
PHIL 105 D100 Critical Thinking David Heide
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
PHIL 110 D100 Introduction to Logic and Reasoning Tom Donaldson
Tu, Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
PHIL 110 D900 Introduction to Logic and Reasoning Jonathan Katz
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 5240, Surrey
PHIL 120W D100 Moral Problems Sam Black
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
PHIL 120W E200 Moral Problems Daniel Hooley
We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 2205, Vancouver
PHIL 121 D100 Global Justice Endre Begby
Tu, Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
PHIL 144 D100 Introduction to Philosophy of Science Simon Pollon
Mo, We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3003, Burnaby
PHIL 150 D100 History of Philosophy I Rosemary Twomey
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10021, Burnaby
BLU 10021, Burnaby
PHIL 150 D900 History of Philosophy I Simon Pollon
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 5100, Surrey

200-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 203 D100 Metaphysics Philip Hanson
Mo, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10051, Burnaby
RCB 5118, Burnaby
PHIL 221 D100 Ethical Theory Evan Tiffany
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3535, Burnaby
AQ 5030, Burnaby

300-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 300 E100 Introduction to Philosophy Jennifer Warriner
Mo 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 2245, Vancouver
PHIL 302 D100 Topics in Epistemology and Metaphysics (Naturalism, Truth and Logic) Philip Hanson
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3510, Burnaby
AQ 5008, Burnaby
PHIL 320 D100 Social and Political Philosophy Jennifer Warriner
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SECB 1010, Burnaby
PHIL 327 D100 Global Health Ethics Jeremy Snyder
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 9021, Burnaby
PHIL 329 D100 Law and Philosophy Sam Black
Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
AQ 4120, Burnaby
PHIL 332 D100 Selected Topics (Consciousness) Jason Leardi
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
PHIL 333 D100 Selected Topics (Phil of Race and Gender) Fatema Amijee
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 10031, Burnaby
PHIL 343 D100 Philosophy of Mind Jason Leardi
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
PHIL 356 D100 18th Century Philosophy David Heide
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10061, Burnaby

400-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 421W E100 Advanced Topics in Ethical Theory (Genealogies of Morality) Nicholas Smyth
Mo 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
PHIL 455W E100 Contemporary Issues in Epistemology and Metaphysics (The Metaphysics of Properties) Jennifer Wang
We 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
PHIL 467W D100 Seminar II (Semantics & Pragmatics) Endre Begby
Th 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
PHIL 477 D100 Honours Tutorial I (Faculty Supervisor) Faculty
TBA
Location: TBA
PHIL 478 D100 Honours Tutorial II (Faculty Supervisor) Faculty
TBA
Location: TBA

Graduate-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 802 G100 Selected Topics in Epistemology (Knowledge, Context, Prob.) Jonathan Ichikawa
Tu 6:00 PM – 8:50 PM
HCC 1500, Vancouver
PHIL 803 G100 Selected Topics in Metaphysics (The Metaphysics of Properties) Jennifer Wang
We 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
PHIL 804 G100 Selected Topics in Philosophy of Science (Contemporary Phil of Sci) Holly Andersen
TBA
Location: TBA
PHIL 806 G100 Selected Topics in Philosophy of Language (Semantics and Pragmatics) Endre Begby
Th 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
PHIL 825 G100 Selected Topics in Social and Political Philosophy (Genealogies of Morality) Nicholas Smyth
Mo 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
PHIL 880 G100 Pro-Seminar Holly Andersen
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 5602, 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

First year students can also take the following PHIL special topics course: FASS 101 D002 - SciFi and Philosophy. This course can be used as a prerequisite for PHIL 201 and PHIL 203. 

 

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 (History of Philosophy I) B-Hum  
PHIL 151 (History of Philosophy II) B-Hum  
PHIL 210 (Natural Deductive Logic) Q  
PHIL 300 (Introduction to Philosophy) B-Hum
 
PHIL 310 (Axiomatic Logic)
Q  

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 .