Minors, Majors & Honours

Minors

Arrested ExpansionThe following Minors programmes in Philosophy may be taken by students in any degree programme. A grade of C or better is required in each course.

A Minor in Philosophy will consist in two 1000 level courses and any other 18 ch in Philosophy.

A Minor in Ethics will consist of two 1000 level courses and 18 credit hours from Phil 2201, 2202, 2203, 2204, 2205, 3201, 3202, 3203, 3211-19, 3221-29, 3231-39.

A Minor in the History of Philosophy will consist of Phil 2301, 2302, and 18 ch chosen from Phil 2303, 3301, 3302, 3303, 3304, 3311-19, 4301, 4311-19. Certain courses in the Department of Classics and Ancient History and in the Department of Philosophy at STU may also be included with the approval of this Department.

Students may Minor in Ancient Philosophy by completing 24 ch of courses offered by the Department of Classics & Ancient History and the Department of Philosophy. This will consist of 6ch of introductory Philosophy (PHIL 1101, 1201,1202, 2201, 2204, 2301, 2302, 2303; 6 ch of Ancient Languages: GRK 1203/1213 or LAT 1103/1113 or any other 6ch of Greek and/or Latin; 6 ch of advanced Philosophy, including at least one of PHIL 3301 and 3302; 6 ch of advanced Classics courses, including at least one of CLAS 3703 , 3723 and 3733.

Majors

Students in the B.A. degree programme who wish to take a Major in Philosophy, either singly or with some other subject, should consult with the Major/Honours advisor of the Philosophy Department.

Single Major

A Major in Philosophy will consist of PHIL 1301 (or 2301), 1302 (or 2302), at least one of PHIL 1101 or PHIL 3101 with 27 credit hours of advanced courses (3000 and above). At least one course from each of the three streams of ethics, history of philosophy and metaphysics/ epistemology must be taken while maintaining a minimum grade of C or better in all philosophy courses.

Double Major

As for Single.

Honours Program

Students in the BA degree programme who wish to take Honours in Philosophy must consult with the Major/Honours advisor of the Philosophy Department.  

Single Honours

The student's program must include PHIL 1301 (or 2301) and 1302 (or 2302), at least one of PHIL 1101 or 3101 (though Honours students are strongly encouraged to take 3101) with 36 credit hours in advanced courses in Philosophy (3000 and above). At least one course from each of the three streams of  ethics, history of philosophy and metaphysics/epistemology must be taken. With the approval of the Department, up to 12 credit hours in related courses in other departments may be counted as credit hours in Philosophy. Students must obtain a grade of B in all required courses counting as fulfilling their Honours requirements in Philosophy.

Joint Honours

The student's program must include PHIL 1301 (or 2301) and 1302 (or 2302), at least one of PHIL 1101 or 3101 with 24 credit hours in advanced courses in Philosophy. At least one course from each of the three streams of ethics, history of philosophy and metaphysics/epistemology must be taken. With the approval of the Department, up to 12 credit hours in related courses in other departments may be counted as credit hours in Philosophy.

(A) Courses in Logic
PHIL 1101 Critical Thinking
PHIL 3101 Introduction to Symbolic Logic

(B) Courses in Ethics or Social Philosophy
PHIL 1201 Ethics of Life and Death
PHIL 1202 The Rights of the Individual
PHIL 2201 Introduction to Ethical Classics
PHIL 2202 Environmental Ethics
PHIL 2203 Business Ethics
PHIL 2204 Introduction to Contemporary Issues in Philosophy of Law
PHIL 2205 Rights: Individuals and Communities
PHIL 3201 Philosophy of Technology
PHIL 3202 Philosophical Foundations of Feminism
PHIL 3203 Contemporary Issues in Bioethics
PHIL 3221-29 Selected Topics in Ethical Theory
PHIL 3241-49 Selected Topics in Environmental Philosophy
PHIL 3231-9 Philosophy of Law Seminar

(c) Courses in the History of Philosophy
PHIL 2301 Introduction to the History of Philosophy
PHIL 2302 Introduction to the History of Philosophy
PHIL 2303 Introduction to 19th and 20th Century Existential Thought
PHIL 3301 Early Greek Philosophy
PHIL 3302 Later Greek Philosophy
PHIL 3303 Modern Philosophy
PHIL 3304 Modern Philosophy

PHIL 3321-29 Selected Topics in Ancient Greek Philosophy
PHIL 3311-19 Selected Topics in Existential and Postmodern Philosophy

PHIL 3404 Aquinas
PHIL 4053 Introduction to the Philosophy of Kant
PHIL 4311-19 Selected Topics in Continental Philosophy
STU 2-331-2 Medieval Thought

(d) Courses in Metaphysics & Epistemology

PHIL 3401-09 Selected Topics in Metaphysics
PHIL 3411-19 Selected Topics in Epistemology

PHIL 3421 Philosophy of Mind

PHIL 3422 Philosophy of Science

PHIL 3431 Philosophy of Religion
PHIL 3441-49 Selected Topics in Philosophy of Religion

Credit Courses from Cognate Disciplines
The Department of Philosophy will accept as credit courses in ancient philosophy, CLAS 3703, 3723, and 3733. It will also accept for philosophy credit courses, POLS 3410,and 3483.

Honours students should also note the standards required for first or second class Honours degrees. These are stated in the regulations for the Bachelor of Arts degree.