Department of Philosophy

DEPARTMENT OF

Philosophy

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About the undergraduate programs

Undergraduate Chair: Dr. D. Knight (philug@queensu.ca)

Office Hours:  Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. for the Fall term.

First, you may be asking yourself, "Why study philosophy?"

Given the many answers, you may now want to take one or more philosophy courses as electives. Or you may decide to concentrate in philosophy by following one of three plans: major, medial, or general. And because Philosophy is such a wide-ranging and conceptual discipline, it is an ideal candidate for pairing with another subject of study. In addition, you might consider the new Politics-Philosophy-Economics program, details on which are available at: the PPE specialization

Not all Philosophy courses are offered every year, so for a full list of courses please click here (PDF).

 

Major Plan - PHIL - M-BAH

For a different view, you also can see and download the "Major Map".

Four year (consists of 60.0 units as described below)

1. CORE COURSES (24.0 units)

     A. 6.0 units from PHIL at the 100-level

     B. 12.0 units in PHIL 250/6.0 and PHIL 257/6.0

     C. 3.0 units from PHIL 328 or PHIL 329 or PHIL 330 or Phil 335 or PHIL373 or PHIL374

      D. 3.0 units in PHIL 361/3.0

2. OPTION COURSES (36.0 units)

     A. 6.0 units in PHIL at the 400 or 500 level

     B. 15.0 units in PHIL at the 300-level or above; INTS 306/3.0; IDIS 306/3.0; SOCY 363/3.0

     C.  15.0 units in PHIL at the 200-level or above; INTS 306/3.0; IDIS 306/3.0; SOCY 363/3.0

3. SUPPORTING COURSES (0.0 units)

     (none)

4. SUBSTITUTIONS

     (none)

5. NOTES

     A. A student considering a Major or Medial in Philosophy is strongly urged to take either PHIL 111/6.0 or PHIL 115/6.0 to fulfill requirement 1A. 

     B. A student may register in a 500-level Directed Special Studies course with permission of the undergraduate chair to fulfill (2A) 

 

Medial Plan – PHILxxxx-A

Four year (Consists of 42.0 units as described below)

Program:  The Plan, in combination with a Medial Plan in another subject, and with sufficient electives to total 114.0 units.

1. CORE COURSES (18.0 units)

    A. 6.0 units from PHIL at the 100-level

    B. 12.0 units in PHIL 250/6.0 and PHIL 257/6.0 

    C. 3.0 units from PHIL 328 or PHIL 329 or PHIL 330 or Phil 335 or PHIL373 or PHIL374

2. OPTION COURSES (24.0 units)

    A. 6.0 units in PHIL at the 400 or 500 level

    B. 6.0 units in PHIL at the 300-level or above; INTS 306/3.0; IDIS 306/3.0; SOCY 363/3.0

    C. 9.0 units in PHIL at the 200-level or above ; INTS 306/3.0; IDIS 306/3.0; SOCY 363/3.0

3.  SUPPORTING COURSES (0.0 units)

    (none)

4. SUBSTITUTIONS

    (none)

 5.  NOTES

    A. A student considering a Major or Medial in Philosophy is strongly urged to take either PHIL 111/6.0 or PHIL 115/6.0 to fulfill requirement 1A.

    B. A student may register in a 500-level Directed Special Studies course with permission of the undergraduate chair to fulfill (2A)

 

Minor Plan – PHIL-G-BA

Three year(Consists of 30.0 units as described below)

1. CORE COURSES (6.0 units)

    A. 6.0 units from PHIL at the 100-level

 2. OPTION COURSES (24.0 units)

    A. 24.0 credits in PHIL at the 200-level or above

3. SUPPORTING COURSES (0.0 units)

    (none)

4. SUBSTITUTIONS

    (none)

5. NOTES

     A. A student may register in a 500-level Directed Special Studies course with permission of the undergraduate chair to fulfill (2A)