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  • Objectives
    As a student of philosophy, you can expect to gain critical awareness, knowledge of ideas that have shaped Western Culture, vastly increased reading comprehension skills, an appreciation of clarity, the ability to articulate complex ideas and issues, and a tolerance for opposing points of view. As a graduate of the Associate of Arts Degree in Philosophy, you will have successfully completed a well-rounded two-year slate of studies, and you’ll be ready to meet new challenges in employment or further education; you’ll also have demonstrated both the commitment and competence necessary for success in post-secondary academics and in the professional workforce.
  • Academic Title
    Associate of Arts Degree in Philosophy
  • Course description
    First Year
    Course                                         Credits

    ENGL 150     English Composition     3.0
    ENGL 160     Introduction to Literature     3.0
      or
      ENGL 164     First Nations Literature     3.0
    PHIL 100     Introduction to Philosophy     3.0
    PHIL 102     Central Issues in Philosophy     3.0
    Two language courses or two 1st year University Transfer Arts (if second language 12 is completed)     8.0
    Two University Transfer electives (PSYC 110 and one of: PSYC 120, PSYC 130, PSYC 150, PSYC 164 recommended)     6.0
    One of:     
    ANTH 104     Introduction to Anthropology     3.0
    PSC 104     Canadian Government     3.0
    SOC 100     Social Structure & Organization     3.0
    One of:
    ANTH 110     Anthropology of Women     3.0
    PSC 106     Canadian Politics     3.0
    SOC 120     Social Systems and the Environment     3.0
    Total Credits     32.0
     

    Second Year
    Courses                                         Credits

    PHIL 210     Introductory Symbolic Logic 1     3.0
    PHIL 212     Introductory Symbolic Logic 2     3.0
    PSYC 210     History of Psychology     3.0
    One Science course *     3.0
    One Lab Science course *     3.0
    One of:     
    MATH 112     Fundamentals of Mathematics     4.0
    MATH 115     Pre-Calculus     4.0
    MATH 116     Elementary Statistics     4.0
    Two of:     
    ENGL 280     British Literature to 1700     3.0
    ENGL 282     British Literature 1700 to 1900     3.0
    ENGL 284     Shakespeare Studies     3.0
    Two of:           
    PHIL 202     Contemporary Moral Issues     3.0
    PHIL 204     Environmental Ethics     3.0
    PHIL 205     Philosophy of Religion     3.0
    PHIL 207     Philosophy of Mind     3.0
    Total Credits     31.0

     
    Internship Options           Credits
    CO-OP WEP     Workplace Education     0.0
    ASDG 101     Co-operative Work Experience 1 (Internship 1)     6.0
    Total Credits
        6.0
     
    Co-op Options                   Credits
    CO-OP WEP     Workplace Education     0.0
    ASDG 101     Co-operative Work Experience 1 (Internship 1)     6.0
    ASDG 201     Co-operative Work Experience 2 (Internship 2)     6.0
    Total Credits
        12.0

    You're required to enroll in a minimum of four courses per semester.

    Note:

    Students transferring to the University of British Columbia (UBC) will be missing PHIL 230 & PHIL 240. Students going to Simon Fraser University (SFU) will be missing PHIL 120, PHIL 150 & PHIL 151.

    * Two of Biol 126, 124, Chem 110, 112, 120, 121, Comp 132, 139, Geog 204 and 206, Phys 104, 105, 114, 115

    All programs contain a blend of Arts and Science courses so as to support the concept of a broad education. All courses need to be transferable to one of the four BC universities. In the course description this indicated by (T).

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