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Philosophy Major

Philosophy is an investigation into fundamental matters of human concern. It is at the same time an investigation into problems basic to all the various special disciplines pursued in a university. It is not normally taught outside universities, and for this reason there are no special prerequisites for admission to a philosophy course.

Major requirements

The Philosophy major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:
A maximum of 12 units from 1000-level courses from the following list:

A minimum of 36 units from completion of selected 2000-level or 3000-level courses.

Philosophy Minor

Minor requirements

The Philosophy minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:
A maximum of 12 units from 1000-level courses from:

A minimum of 12 units from completion of selected 2000-level or 3000-level courses.

Philosophy courses on offer

First Semester 2017

PHIL1004 Fundamental Ideas in Philosophy
PHIL1008 Introduction to Ethics
PHIL2059 Love, Death and Freedom (20th Century French Phenomenology)
PHIL2080 Logic
PHIL2100 Origins of Analytical Philosophy
PHIL2124 Philosophy of Cognitive Science
PHIL2125 Rationality and Social Cooperation
PHIL2126 Science in Society: Ethics, Public Policy and Scientific Practice
PHIL3072 Advanced Analytic Philosophy

Second Semester 2017

PHIL1005 Logic and Critical Thinking
PHIL1007 What is Humanity?
PHIL2016 Philosophy of Language
PHIL2074 Modern Theories of Knowledge
PHIL2082 Sex and Death: Philosophy of Biology
PHIL2012 Buddhist Philosophy
PHIL2113 Global Justice
PHIL2116 Integrative Seminar Year 2
PHIL2127 Philosophy of Time
PHIL3071 Advanced Continental Philosophy
PHIL3073 Advanced Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy
 

Philosophy Major and course information (online handbook)

 

2017 Philosophy Minors

Philosophy and Science

Philosophy Minor

 

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