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Department of Philosophy
Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2018

Philosophy and Health Sciences Joint Major

Bachelor of Arts

Students may opt for a Bachelor of Arts through the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or a Bachelor of Arts through the Faculty of Health Sciences. Faculty degree requirements will be governed by the faculty through which the student chooses to complete the degree.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the joint major in Philosophy and Health Sciences, students must complete (A) one of the following HSCI courses with a minimum grade of C-: HSCI 211- 3, HSCI 212-3, HSCI 214-3, HSCI 215-3 or HSCI 216-3; and (B) one of the following PHIL courses with a minimum grade of C-: PHIL 201 or PHIL 203.

Program Requirements

Courses used toward the upper division philosophy requirements may not be used as part of health sciences credit requirements, and vice versa. Any lower division course that counts toward the separate requirements for philosophy and health sciences may be counted toward both.

Students are required to satisfy the prerequisites of all courses (upper and lower division) that are taken within this joint major and should consult regularly with the program advisors regarding course selection.

Students complete 120 units, as specified below.

Lower Division Health Sciences Requirements

Students complete a minimum of 15 units, including all of

HSCI 100 - Human Biology (3)

An examination of the biological processes that underlie human health and well-being, with emphasis on the evolutionary and ecological influences affecting human populations. Students with credit for BISC 101 may not take HSCI 100 for further credit. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Edward Pokrishevsky
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
DFA 300, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D102
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D103
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D104
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D105
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D106
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D107
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D108
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D109
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D200 Shabnam Massah
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 5140, Surrey
D201
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 2710, Surrey
D202
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 2710, Surrey
D203
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 2710, Surrey
HSCI 130 - Foundations of Health Science (4)

How health, illness and disease are defined and measured for individuals and populations. Research strategies used to identify how health, illness and disease are distributed across human populations and how environmental, socio-economic, demographic, biological, behavioural and political factors influence individual and population health. Breadth-Social Sci/Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Robert Hogg
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D102
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D103
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D104
Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D105
Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D106
Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D107
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D108
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D109
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D110
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby

and at least two of

HSCI 211 - Perspectives on Cancer, Cardiovascular, and Metabolic Diseases (3)

An interdisciplinary overview of the major non-communicable diseases - cancers, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases - from a public health perspective. Review of biological mechanisms, risk factors, historical and cultural contexts, and global distribution. Prerequisite: HSCI 100 or BISC 101, HSCI 130.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Scott Lear
Tu 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
DFA 300, Burnaby
E101
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
E102
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
E103
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
E104
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
E105
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
E106
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
E107
We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
E108
We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
E109
We 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
E110
We 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
E111
Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
E112
Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
HSCI 212 - Perspectives on Infectious and Immunological Diseases (3)

An integrated survey of infectious diseases and their social and economic causes and consequences. Infectious agents, including bacteria, protozoa, fungi and viruses -- how they spread, how they work, and how they can be stopped. Surveillance, prevention, and management of infectious diseases and epidemics. Prerequisite: HSCI 100 or BISC 101, HSCI 130.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ian Tietjen
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101
Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D102
Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D103
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D104
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D105
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D106
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D107
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D108
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D109
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D110
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D111
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D112
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
HSCI 214 - Perspectives on Mental Health and Illness (3)

An interdisciplinary overview of mental health and mental illness among populations. A review of the distribution and risk factors of mental illnesses as well as the historical and cultural context of their development. Prerequisite: HSCI 100 or BISC 101, HSCI 130.

HSCI 215 - Perspectives on Disability and Injury (3)

An interdisciplinary overview of injury and disability. Review of global distribution and risk factors. Examination of disability and injury across multiple levels of analysis. Prerequisite: HSCI 100 or BISC 101, HSCI 130.

HSCI 216 - Ecological Determinants of Human Growth, Development and Health (3)

Effects that social and ecological factors have on human growth, development and health. Challenges such as epidemics, natural catastrophes, industrialization, globalization, migration, poverty, war, global warming, etc, leading to evolution and adaptations. Relationships between socio-ecological challenges, their health consequences and related gene-population variations and effects on growth, development, sexual maturation, reproductive investment, and senescence and health. Prerequisite: HSCI 100 or BISC 101.

and one of

STAT 201 - Statistics for the Life Sciences (3)

Research methodology and associated statistical analysis techniques for students with training in the life sciences. Intended to be particularly accessible to students who are not specializing in Statistics. Students cannot obtain credit for STAT 201 if they already have credit for - or are taking concurrently - STAT 101, 203, 285, or any upper division STAT course. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D900 Jack Davis
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 2600, Surrey
SUR 2600, Surrey
OP09
TBD
STAT 203 - Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences (3)

Descriptive and inferential statistics aimed at students in the social sciences. Scales of measurement. Descriptive statistics. Measures of association. Hypothesis tests and confidence intervals. Students in Sociology and Anthropology are expected to take SA 255 before this course. Intended to be particularly accessible to students who are not specializing in Statistics. Prerequisite: Recommended: a research methods course such as SA 255, CRIM 220, POL 213 or equivalent is recommended prior to taking STAT 203. Students cannot obtain credit for STAT 203 if they already have credit for - or are taking concurrently - STAT 101, 201, 285, or any upper division STAT course. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
OP01
TBD

Lower Division Philosophy Requirements

In selecting lower division courses, students are advised to consider the prerequisite structure for upper division courses in philosophy.

Students complete a minimum of 12 units, including at least one of

PHIL 100W - Knowledge and Reality (3)

An introduction to some of the central problems of philosophy. Topics to be discussed include the different theories of reality; the nature and sources of knowledge, truth, evidence, and reason; the justification of belief and knowledge about the universe. These topics and problems will be considered as they arise in the context of issues such as: relativism versus absolutism; the existence of God; personal identity; the nature of the mind and its relation to the body; free will and determinism; the possibility of moral knowledge. Open to all students. Students with credit for PHIL 100 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jennifer Warriner
Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
DFA 300, Burnaby
D101
Mo 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D103
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D104
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 5100, Burnaby
D105
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D106
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 5100, Burnaby
D107
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D110
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D113
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D114
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D115
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D116
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D117
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D118
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
E200 Lyle Crawford
Tu 6:30 PM – 9:20 PM
HCC 1600, Vancouver
PHIL 120W - Moral Problems (3)

A critical examination of a range of questions and problems we confront as moral agents, such as: the nature and scope of our moral responsibilities, the source of our moral and civil rights, and the role of moral emotions, like resentment, love and forgiveness. Students with credit for PHIL 120 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sam Black
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101
Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D102
Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D103
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D104
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
D105
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D106
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D107
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D108
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D109
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D110
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D111
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D112
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D113
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D114
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D115
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D116
Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D117
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
PHIL 121 - Global Justice (3)

An introduction to the ethical issues arising from interactions of states, NGOs and other international agents. Topics may include international human rights, terrorism, war, gender justice, climate justice, fairness in international trade, cultural diversity and conflict, the rights of indigenous peoples, collective responsibility and restitution for historical wrongdoing, among others. Students who have received credit for PHIL 220 cannot receive credit for this course. Breadth-Humanities/Social Sciences.

PHIL 144 - Introduction to Philosophy of Science (3)

An introduction to philosophical issues concerning the nature of science. Topics to be discussed include the distinction between science and pseudo-science, the nature of scientific method, the nature of explanation in the natural and social sciences, the phenomenon of scientific change, the relationship between scientific theory and observation, and the objectivity of social science. Students with credit for PHIL 244 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities/Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Simon Pollon
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3005, Burnaby
SSCC 9000, Burnaby
D101
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D102
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D103
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
PHIL 150 - History of Philosophy I (3)

A survey of philosophic thought from late antiquity to the Renaissance. Special attention will be given to the works of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, and Aquinas. The views of these great thinkers have helped to shape the ways in which we see the world. This course is therefore recommended to everyone with an interest in our intellectual heritage. Open to all students. Breadth-Humanities.

PHIL 151 - History of Philosophy II (3)

A survey of philosophic thought from the Renaissance to the 20th Century. Special attention will be given to the works of Descartes, Leibniz, Spinoza, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Kant, Hegel and Mill. The views of these great thinkers have helped to shape the ways in which we see the world. This course is therefore recommended to everyone with an interest in our intellectual heritage. Open to all students. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jennifer Warriner
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 6136, Burnaby
D900 Jason Leardi
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 5100, Surrey

and one of

PHIL 110 - Introduction to Logic and Reasoning (3)

The aim of this course is to familiarize students with fundamental techniques of correct reasoning. Special attention is given to the methods of logic in particular, and to their role in the discovery of truth not only within science and philosophy but within all forms of rational enquiry. Open to all students. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nicolas Fillion
Mo, We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
D101
Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D102
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D103
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D104
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D105
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D106
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D107
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D108
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D900 Jonathan Katz
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3250, Surrey
D901
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3290, Surrey
D902
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3290, Surrey
PHIL 210 - Natural Deductive Logic (3)

This course studies a natural deductive system of propositional and quantificational logic, the first-order theory of identity and the first-order theory of relations. Topics include the metatheory of propositional logic and the application of formal theory to the assessment of natural language arguments. Quantitative.

and two of

PHIL 201 - Epistemology (3)

A critical overview of recent accounts of the nature and scope of human knowledge and of justified or rational belief, and of philosophical issues that these accounts are intended to address. Prerequisite: One of PHIL 100W (or equivalent), 120W (or equivalent), 121, 144, 150, 151, or COGS 100. Students who have taken PHIL 301 cannot take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Rosemary Twomey
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SECB 1010, Burnaby
SECB 1010, Burnaby
PHIL 203 - Metaphysics (3)

An examination of central problems of metaphysics such as space and time, universals and particulars, substance, identity and individuation and personal identity. Prerequisite: One of PHIL 100W (or equivalent), 120W (or equivalent), 121, 144, 150, 151, or COGS 100.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jennifer Wang
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
WMC 3510, Burnaby
PHIL 221 - Ethical Theory (3)

An examination of the major ethical theories, including deontology, consequentialism and virtue ethics. Applications of theses theories and related topics in value theory may also be discussed. Prerequisite: One of: PHIL 100W (or equivalent), PHIL 120W (or equivalent), PHIL 121, PHIL 144, PHIL 150 or PHIL 151.

Upper Division Health Sciences Requirements

Students complete a minimum of 20 upper division health sciences units, including all of

HSCI 305 - The Canadian Health System (3)

A comparative analysis of the Canadian health care financing and delivery systems and policies. History, organizational principles, health care resources, costs, access to care, quality, and equity. Societal and political issues, threats and values that affect Canada's health care system and others around the world. Prerequisite: 60 units, including nine HSCI units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 John Calvert
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
HSCI 319W - Applied Health Ethics (3)

Practical ethical and legal issues in health sciences, emphasizing population and public health. Case studies approach highlighting current ethical dilemmas and decision-making in the context of global to local legal frameworks. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine HSCI units, one of which must be a 200 division course. HSCI 319 is identical to PHIL 319 and students cannot receive credit for both courses. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Diego Silva
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
D101
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D102
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D103
Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
D104
Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
BLU 11401, Burnaby
D105
Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
BLU 10401, Burnaby
HSCI 327 - Global Health Ethics (3)

Ethical issues related to public health as they are located in and influenced by a global context. Consideration of several ethical approaches including utilitarianism, deontic ethics, and the capabilities approach, as well as theories of justice. Application of approaches to topics ranging from global markets in human organs to international migration of health workers and pharmaceutical testing in the Developing World. Prerequisite: 60 units and one of PHIL 120W (or equivalent), 121, or 221; or HSCI 319W. Students who have taken HSCI 320 or PHIL 327 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jeremy Snyder
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 9011, Burnaby
HSCI 330 - Exploratory Strategies in Epidemiology (3)

The concepts and measurements of human population dynamics in epidemiological inference. Identification of causes and prevalence of disease. Demographic and molecular methodology to assess the determinants of health and disease. Prerequisite: nine HSCI units including one HSCI 200 division course and either STAT 302 or 305 which may be taken concurrently.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Scott Venners
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
HSCI 340 - Social Determinants of Health (3)

Social determinants of health and health inequities. Explores how and why the social advantages and disadvantages that people experience - based on their social position(s) and social circumstances - determine their health status and overall well-being. Prerequisite: 60 units and two HSCI 200-level courses, one of which may be taken concurrently.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Maya Gislason
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby

and three additional upper division health sciences units.

Upper Division Philosophy Requirements

Students complete a total of 20 upper division philosophy units, including at least one of

PHIL 320 - Social and Political Philosophy (3)

An examination of an issue or selection of issues in social and political philosophy. Contemporary or historical readings or a mixture of these will be used. Possible topics include: justice, the law and legal systems, sovereignty, power and authority, democracy, liberty and equality. Sometimes the course will focus on the views of historically important political philosophers, such as Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Burke, Bentham, Mill and Marx. Prerequisite: One of PHIL 120W (or equivalent), 121, 220, 221 or ENV 320W.

PHIL 321 - Topics in Moral Philosophy (3)

An advanced investigation of central issues and theories in moral philosophy. In any given term, the course may focus on a general theory or concept or concern, for example meta-ethics, utilitarianism, or theories of rights. Sometimes it will focus on a particular problem or problems, such as medical ethics, moral personhood, or free will and moral responsibility. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: One of PHIL 120W (or equivalent), 121, 220, 221 or ENV 320W.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nicholas Smyth
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10021, Burnaby
PHIL 322 - History of Ethics (3)

An examination of an issue or selection of issues in the history of moral or political philosophy. Historical readings will be the primary focus and may include important figures such as Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Hume, and Kant. Prerequisite: One of PHIL 120W (or equivalent), 121, 150, 151, 220 or 221.

and at least one of

PHIL 302 - Topics in Epistemology and Metaphysics (3)

An exploration of philosophical issues concerning, e.g.: causation, time, modality, or the self; the realism/nominalism or realism/idealism debate; relativism; the concept of truth; naturalized epistemology; global epistemological skepticism or perhaps a 'local' form of skepticism such as skepticism about induction or about sensory belief. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: PHIL 201 or 203.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Philip Hanson
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
WMC 3510, Burnaby
PHIL 341 - Philosophy of Science (3)

A study of the nature of scientific enquiry, classificatory systems, laws and theories, the role of observation in science, the demarcation between science and non-science, causality, the status of theoretical constructs, and teleological explanation. Prerequisite: Either one of: PHIL 201 or 203; or both of PHIL 100W (or equivalent) and COGS 200.

PHIL 343 - Philosophy of Mind (3)

A study of theories of the mind, consciousness, and human action. Prerequisite: Either one of: PHIL 201 or 203; or both of PHIL 100W (or equivalent) and COGS 200.

PHIL 344 - Philosophy of Language (3)

An introduction to the major philosophic theories of language. Topics to be considered include the relationship between language and mind, language and the world, language and society. Prerequisite: Either one of: PHIL 201 or 203; or both of PHIL 100W (or equivalent) and COGS 200.

and at least one of

PHIL 322 - History of Ethics (3) *

An examination of an issue or selection of issues in the history of moral or political philosophy. Historical readings will be the primary focus and may include important figures such as Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Hume, and Kant. Prerequisite: One of PHIL 120W (or equivalent), 121, 150, 151, 220 or 221.

PHIL 350 - Ancient Philosophy (3)

Examines central philosophical themes and figures in ancient philosophy. Topics may include justice, knowledge, the good life, time, change, appearance and reality, the nature of God, and others. Historical readings will be the central focus and may include works by Plato, Aristotle, Thales, Anaximander, Pythagoras, Parmenides and others. Prerequisite: PHIL 100W (or equivalent) or 150.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Rosemary Twomey
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
SECB 1013, Burnaby
PHIL 352 - 17th Century Philosophy (3)

An examination of some central issues in 17th century philosophy. Themes may include: changing theories of causation, of the mind, and of the relation between mind and world. Historical readings will be the primary focus and may include important figures such as Descartes, Elisabeth of Bohemia, Malebranche, Spinoza, Leibniz, and Locke. Prerequisite: One of PHIL 100W (or equivalent) or 151. Students who have completed PHIL 353 or PHIL 354 prior to Fall 2006 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 David Heide
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2200, Burnaby
PHIL 356 - 18th Century Philosophy (3)

An examination of some central issues of 18th century philosophy. Themes may include the development of the theory of ideas and epistemology associated with it. The primary focus may include important figures such as Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Condillac. Prerequisite: One of PHIL 100W (or equivalent) or 151. Students with credit for PHIL 355 prior to Fall 2006 may not take this course for further credit.

PHIL 357 - Topics in the History of Philosophy (3)

May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: One of PHIL 100W (or equivalent), 150, or 151.

PHIL 358 - 19th Century Philosophy (3)

An examination of some major figures in 19th century philosophy. Themes may include German idealism and romanticism, British idealism, positivism and American pragmatism; studied figures may include Schopenhauer, Fichte, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Comte, Kierkegaard, Brentano,Meinong, Mill, Pierce and James, depending on theme. Prerequisite: PHIL 100W (or equivalent) or 151.

and at least one 400 division philosophy course.

* if not taken in satisfaction of requirement above

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Degree Requirements

For all bachelor of arts (BA) programs, students complete 120 units, which includes

  • at least 60 units that must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 45 upper division units, of which at least 30 upper division units must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 65 units (including 21 upper division units) in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences courses
  • satisfaction of the writing, quantitative, and breadth requirements
  • an overall cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0, and a program (major, joint major, extended minor, minor) CGPA and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.

WQB Graduation Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit

Requirement

Units

Notes
W - Writing

6

Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject
Q - Quantitative

6

Q courses may be lower or upper division
B - Breadth

18

Designated Breadth Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division
6 units Social Sciences: B-Soc
6 units Humanities: B-Hum
6 units Sciences: B-Sci

6

Additional Breadth 6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be B-designated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements)

Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas.

 

Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit

  • At least half of the program's total units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.
  • At least two thirds of the program's total upper division units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.

Elective Courses

In addition to the courses listed above, students should consult an academic advisor to plan the remaining required elective courses.