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Department of Philosophy Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2018

Philosophy Extended Minor

This program consists of the lower division requirements for a major and the upper division requirements for a minor, as shown below. Program approval by the advisor is required.

Program Requirements

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete at least 15 lower division units including one of

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 all 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 Requirements

Students must complete at least 15 upper division units.

Seminars and Special Topics Courses

A student may not enrol in a philosophy seminar or selected topics course which duplicates work for which the student has received credit in another philosophy seminar or special topics course.

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

For students in other Faculties, please check your Faculty's overall degree requirements: https://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/faculties-research.html

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.