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2015 SUMMER COURE OFFERINGS

PHIL 1200H – Critical Thinking

S62 OSH - Instructor: James Connelly

S62 OSH-UOIT (UOIT Students Only)

- Instructor:  James Connelly

An introduction to basic principles of good reasoning and argumentation in everyday life and various academic disciplines. Topics include argument structure and evaluation, clarity of expression, common mistakes in reasoning, inductive and deductive reasoning, and formal logic. Excludes PHIL 1004H (104H), 1005Y (105), UNIV 1002H.

 


PHIL 2110H – Moral issues

S62 OSH-UOIT - Instructor:  PENDING

An engaged study of philosophical responses to ethical problems in contemporary society. Topics may include: abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, animal rights, censorship and pornography, poverty and civil disobedience, war and terrorism. Prerequisite: 4.0 university credits or permission of department chair. Prerequisite: 4.0 university credits or permission of department chair. Excludes PHIL 2300Y (230).

  


PHIL-POST 2150H - Philosophy of Law

S61 OSH-UOIT - Instructor:  PENDING

A study of philosophical theories concerning the nature of law, legal systems, and legal reasoning. Prerequisite: 4.0 university credits or permission of department chair. Excludes PHIL – POST 2032Y (232).


PHIL 2160H – Asian philosophy

S61 PTBO - Instructor: James Connelly
An introduction to diverse philosophical traditions of Asia. Special attention will be paid to metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical dimensions of such traditions as Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism. Readings will include primary sources in translation. Prerequisite: 4.0 university credits or permission of department chair. Excludes PHIL 2820Y (282).

 


PHIL 2390H - Biomedical Ethics

S61 - WEB - Instructor:  PENDING

S62 - WEB - Instructor:  PENDING

An examination of central issues in the field of biomedical ethics. Topics may include abortion; euthanasia and assisted suicide; stem cell research; genetics; reproductive technologies; scarce resources; research using human subjects. Prerequisite: 4.0 university credits or permission of department chair. Excludes PHIL 234, 239H.

 

 


PHIL-PSYC 3020H - Philosophy of Emotion

S62 - PTBO - Instructor:  Dwayne Moore

An examination of theories of emotion in classical and contemporary philosophical texts. Topics may include the relation of emotion to belief, motivation, and desire; the rationality of emotion; emotions, self-knowledge and self-deception; the relations between different emotions and between emotions and the body. Prerequisite: 7.0 university credits or permission of department chair.


PHIL-POST 3140H - Justice and Rights

S61 PTBO - Instructor:  Karen Robertson

A study of the nature and value of rights in relation to competing theories of justice. Attention will be given to the nature of power and oppression in relation to social change; topics may include class, ability, age, gender, and race. Prerequisite: 7.0 university credits or permission of department chair. Excludes PHIL – POST 2032Y (232).

 


PHIL-COIS 3370H

S61 - WEB - Instructor:  PENDING

S62 - WEB - Instructor:  PENDING

A course which enables students to develop their own positions about the most important social and moral problems raised by computer use and technologies, including the fragmentation of society into computer “haves” and “have-nots,” Internet censorship, pornography, intellectual property rights, and software piracy. Prerequisite: 7.0 university credits or permission of department chair. Excludes PHIL – COST 337, PHIL – COIS 337H.

 


 

2015-16

First year Courses

What first-year Philosophy courses can I take?

 

The Philosophy Department offers three first year courses Introduction to Philosophy:  Knowledge and reality (PHIL 1000H), Introduction to Philosophy:  Moral and political (PHIL 1100H), and Critical thinking (PHIL 1200H). These courses are designed to introduce topics, methods and figures in philosophy, and to help you improve your thinking, writing and analytical skills.


 

Upper Year Courses

The Philosophy Department offers a rich and diverse set of Second-Year, Third-Year and Fourth-Year courses in the history and problems of philosophy, from ancient philosophy to 20th Century philosophy, from metaphysics to aesthetics and from philosophy of emotion to justice & rights.

PHIL-ANCL 2420H: Ancient Philosophy I:  Pre-Socratics to Platos and PHIL-ANCL 2430H:  Ancient Philosophy II:  Aristotle and the Hellenists and PHIL 3420H:  Early Modern I:  Descartes to Leibniz and PHIL 3430H:  Early Modern II:  Locke to Hume are required courses for all philosophy majors and joint majors. PHIL-COIS 2140H: Symbolic Logic is strongly recommended. 

Some of our second and third year courses are offered every year, some are offered every other year, some are offered occasionally—see the course rotation table below. Each year we aim to offer the equivalent of six half-credit courses at the fourth year level.

In addition, we offer reading Courses courses at the third and fourth year level. Please see the calendar and contact the Department for more details on reading courses.

For degree and course requirements, see the general undergraduate degree requirements and requirements specific to philosophy in the Trent University Calendar.

To find out what we are offering this year, click on the links below (for course rotation, see below):

 


 

Course Rotation

The table shows the course rotation for second and third courses in philosophy (excluding reading courses and cross-listed courses based in other Departments). Each year we aim to offer the equivalent of six half-credit courses at the fourth year level.

Courses with an "E" rotation are offered every year; courses with an "A" rotation are offered in alternate years; courses with an "O" rotation are offered occasionally. The last three columns show the projected offerings for this year and the next two years: "y" means the course will be offered, "?" means the course may be offered, a blank means the course won't be offered.

 

COURSE COURSE     2013- 2014-
CODE TITLE Rotation 2013 2014 2015
           
PHIL 2010H Love and Desire A FA FA PTBO

FA PTBO

FA OSH (UOIT)

PHIL 2020H Philosophy of Sport & Recreation A FA SU OSH (UOIT)

FA PTBO

WI OSH (UOIT)

PHIL 2030H Death E WI

WI PTBO

WI PTBO
PHIL 2110H Moral Issues E FA

WI PTBO

FA OSH

FA/ WI PTBO

FA OSH

 

PHIL-POST 2150H Philosophy of Law A FA SU OSH Not offered
PHIL 2160H Asian Philosophy O WI SU PTBO Not offered
PHIL-PSYC 2270H Philosophy of Mind E FA

FA PTBO

WI OSH

FA OSH (UOIT)

WI PTBO

PHIL 2340H 19th-Century Existentialism E FA FA PTBO FA PTBO
PHIL 2360H 20th-Century Existentialism E WI WI PTBO Not offered
PHIL 2390H Biomedical Ethics E FA; WI

SU WEB

FA WEB

WI PTBO

FA WEB

WI OSH

WI PTBO

PHIL-COIS 2410H Symbolic Logic E FA

WI PTBO

WI OSH

FA OSH

WI PTBO

PHIL-AHCL 2420H Ancient Philosophy I:  PreSocratics to Plato E FA FA PTBO FA PTBO
PHIL-AHCL 2430H Ancient Philosophy II:  Aristotle and the Hellenists E WI WI PTBO WI PTBO
PHIL 2750H Philosophy of Religion E WI WI PTBO WI PTBO
PHIL-ASCI 2780H Philosophy of Science E WI

FA PTBO

FA OSH

FA PTBO

WI OSH (UOIT)

PHIL 2790H Aesthetics E WI FA PTBO WI PTBO
PHIL 3010H Philosophy and Literatuare A FA FA PTBO Not offered
PHIL-PSYC 3020H Philosophy of Emotion E WI

SU PTBO

WI PTBO

WI PTBO
PHIL-WMST 3050H Philosophy, Gender, and Feminism A   FA PTBO Not offered
PHIL 3110H Classics in Ethical Theory A   FA PTBO FA PTBO
PHIL 3120H Contemporary Ethical Theory A   WI PTBO WI PTBO
PHIL-POST 3140H Justice and Rights A WI Not offered Not offered
PHIL-POST 3180H Social & Political Philosophy A WI Not Offered WI PTBO
PHIL 3210H Epistemology A FA Not offered FA PTBO
PHIL 3220H Metaphysics A   FA PTBO Not offered
PHIL 3310H Phenomenology A   FA PTBO Not offered
PHIL 3330H Philosophical Heremeneutics A FA Not offered Not offered
PHIL 3340H Deconstruction & Philosophies of Difference A WI Not offered Not offered
PHIL-COIS 3370H Cyberethics E FA

FA PTBO

WI PTBO

FA WEB

WI PTBO

WI WEB

PHIL 3420H Early Modern I:  Descartes to Leibniz E FA FA PTBO FA PTBO
PHIL 3430H Early Modern II:  Locke to Hume E WI WI PTBO WI PTBO