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2015-16 ACADEMIC YEAR

First Year Courses

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.

 

 


PHIL 1000H – Introduction to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality

FALL (PTBO) - Instructor:  PENDING

WINTER (PTBO) - Instructor:  PENDING

WINTER (OSH-UOIT) - INSTRUCTOR:  PENDING


An introduction to philosophy through a study of fundamental philosophical problems concerning the nature of reality, knowledge and the mind, as presented in contemporary writings and/or classical texts. Complements PHIL 1000H. Excludes PHIL 1001Y (101, 103H).


PHIL 1100H – Introduction to Philosophy: Moral and Political

FALL (PTBO) - Instructor: Douglas McDermid

FALL (OSH) - Instructor:  PENDING

WINTER (PTBO) - Instructor: Douglas McDermid
An introduction to philosophy through a study of fundamental philosophical problems in moral and political philosophy, as presented in contemporary writings and/or classical texts. Complements PHIL 1100H. Excludes PHIL 1001Y (101,102H).

 


PHIL 1200H – Critical Thinking

FALL (PTBO) - Instructor:  Moira Howes

FALL (OSH) - Instructor: PENDING

FALL (OSH-UOIT) - Instructor:  PENDING

WINTER (PTBO) - Instructor:  Moira Howes

WINTER (OSH) - Instructor:  PENDING

WINTER (OSH-UOIT) - Instructor:  PENDING

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.

 


Note:

It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete two or PHIL 1000H, 1100H, or 1200H before enrolling in upper-level Philosophy courses.

PHIL 1000H and PHIL 1100H are complementary.  However, any two of these three courses taken in combination works well.

PHIL 1200H is one way to meet the logical reasoning requirement for a single major honors in Philosophy.  (The other way is to take PHIL-COIS 2410H Symbolic Logic)

1.0 credit from PHIL 1000H, 1100H or 1200H is required for the Emphasis in Applied Ethics.

 


Please see Philosophy section in the undergraduate calendar for complete information about requirements for majors and minors in Philosophy.