Course offerings and outlines

Spring 2020 (1201) 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, 326, 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 Michaela Lucas
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
PHIL 105 D100 Critical Thinking Lyle Crawford
Mo, We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
PHIL 105 D800 Critical Thinking Lyle Crawford
Mo 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SRYC 2750, Surrey
PHIL 105 J200 Critical Thinking Simon Pollon
Fr 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 1425, Vancouver
PHIL 110 D100 Introduction to Logic and Reasoning Thomas Donaldson
Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
PHIL 120W D100 Moral and Legal Problems Bruno Guindon
Tu, Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
PHIL 120W E200 Moral and Legal Problems Brian Thomas
Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 1530, Vancouver
PHIL 150 D100 Great Works in the History of Philosophy Sarah Hogarth Rossiter
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
WMC 3210, Burnaby
PHIL 150 D900 Great Works in the History of Philosophy Simon Pollon
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3250, Surrey

200-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 201 D100 Epistemology James Hutchinson
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SECB 1012, Burnaby
PHIL 203 D100 Metaphysics James Hutchinson
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
PHIL 221 D100 Ethical Theory Evan Tiffany
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
RCB 8100, Burnaby

300-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 300 E100 Introduction to Philosophy Simon Pollon
Tu 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
PHIL 300 E200 Introduction to Philosophy Jason Leardi
Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3510, Burnaby
PHIL 310 D100 Logic, Proofs and Set Theory Nicolas Fillion
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 4130, Burnaby
PHIL 315 D100 Formal Methods in Philosophy Jennifer Wang
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3255, Burnaby
WMC 3255, Burnaby
PHIL 321 D100 Topics in Moral Philosophy (Metaethics) Bruno Guindon
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5037, Burnaby
WMC 3510, Burnaby
PHIL 322 D100 History of Ethics Jennifer Wang
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
AQ 5018, Burnaby
PHIL 327 D100 Global Health Ethics Richard Veerapen
We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
BLU 9021, Burnaby
PHIL 329 D100 Law and Justice Chelsea Rosenthal
Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
WMC 3255, Burnaby
PHIL 332 D100 Selected Topics (Foundations of Semantics) Thomas Donaldson
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SECB 1010, Burnaby
SECB 1012, Burnaby
PHIL 341 E100 Philosophy of Science Nicolas Fillion
We 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SWH 10051, Burnaby
PHIL 357 D100 Topics in the History of Philosophy (Medieval Philosophy) Sarah Hogarth Rossiter
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby

400-level courses

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
PHIL 421W E100 Advanced Topics in Ethical Theory (Privacy) Chelsea Rosenthal
Tu, Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
PHIL 451W E100 Advanced Topics in the History of Philosophy (Hume's System of Ethics) Donald Ainslie
We 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
PHIL 455W D100 Contemporary Issues in Epistemology and Metaphysics (Social Epistemology) Endre Begby
We 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
WMC 5602, 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 802 G100 Selected Topics in Epistemology (Social Epistemology) Endre Begby
We 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
WMC 5602, Burnaby
PHIL 804 G100 Selected Topics in Philosophy of Science (Explanation) Holly Andersen
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 5602, Burnaby
PHIL 825 G100 Selected Topics in Social and Political Philosophy (Privacy) Chelsea Rosenthal
Tu, Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
PHIL 854 G100 Selected Topics in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Philosophy (Hume's System of Ethics) Donald Ainslie
We 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
PHIL 898 G100 MA Thesis TBA
Location: TBA
PHIL 899 G100 Professional Paper Project Completion TBA
Location: TBA
* Courses Aggregated per term - Department of Philosophy - Simon Fraser University.pdf
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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  

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.