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  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Science Honours in Physics
  • Course description
    BSc with Honours in Physics

    Departmental Requirements

    A Concentrated Honours Program in Physics will normally include the following classes:

    1000 level

               
    •     PHYC 1100X/Y.06 or 1300X/Y.06 or SCIE 1501X/Y.27 or 1510X/Y.33

    2000 level
               
    •     PHYC 2140.03/2150.03
    •     PHYC 2515.03/2510.03

    3000 level
               
    •     PHYC 3000.03/3010.03
    •     PHYC 3640.03/3590.03
    •     PHYC 3200.03/3210.03

    4000 level

               
    •     PHYC 4800.03/4850.03
    •     PHYC 4151.03
    •     PHYC 4160.03/4100.03

    Classes from other departments
               
    •     CHEM 1011.03/1012.03
    •     MATH 1000.03/1010.03
    •     MATH 2001.03/2002.03
    •     MATH 2030.03 and (MATH 2135.03 or MATH 2300.03 or MATH 2400.03)
    •     MATH 3110.03/3120.03
    •     Three other physics half credits at the 3000 or 4000 level, other than PHYC 3160.03, PHYC 3170.03, PHYC 3330.03, PHYC 4540.03, PHYC 4550.03

    A full-credit class in scientific computer programming is recommended to be taken before the end of the second year.
    • PHIL 1000X/Y.06: Introduction to Philosophy.
    • PHIL 1010X/Y.06: Introduction to Philosophy.
    • PHIL 1050.03: Ethics in Science.
    • PHIL 1080.03: Reasoning Skills.
    • PHIL 1090.03: How to Win an Argument.
    • PHIL 2020.03: Legal Thinking.
    • PHIL 2040.03: /2050.03: Introduction to Philosophy I and II.
    • PHIL 2070X/Y.06: Foundations of Political Thought II: Rights, Rationality, and Democracy.
    • PHIL 2081.03: Ethics in the World of Business.
    • PHIL 2130.03: Logic: Deduction.
    • PHIL 2160.03: Philosophical Issues of Feminism.
    • PHIL 2170.03: Philosophy of Sex and Love.
    • PHIL 2205.03: Philosophy of Religion.
    • PHIL 2210.03: Crisis and Consent: Foundations of Political Thought: 1651-1778.
    • PHIL 2220.03: Revolution and Rationality: Foundations of Political Thought: 1789-1900.
    • PHIL 2260.03: Philosophy of Art.
    • PHIL 2350.03: History of Philosophy: Ancient.
    • PHIL 2361.03: Classical and Early Christian Philosophy.
    • PHIL 2380X/Y.06: Medieval Philosophy.
    • PHIL 2381.03: Medieval Philosophy from Augustine to Anslem.
    • PHIL 2382.03: Medieval Philosophy from Arabic and Jewish thinkers to Aquinas.
    • PHIL 2475.03: Justice in Global Perspective.
    • PHIL 2480.03: Environmental Ethics.
    • PHIL 2485.03: Technology and the Environment.
    • PHIL 2490.03: Social, Ethical and Professional Issues in Computer Science.
    • PHIL 2560.03: Minds and Machines: Introduction to Cognitive Science.
    • PHIL 2610.03: History of Philosophy: The Rationalists.
    • PHIL 2620.03: History of Philosophy: The Empiricists.
    • PHIL 2660.03: Logic: Understanding Scientific Reasoning.
    • PHIL 2705.03: Philosophy in Literature.
    • PHIL 2710.03: Existentialism.
    • PHIL 2720.03: Ethics and the Good Life.
    • PHIL 2805.03: Ethics & Health Care: Patient Care.
    • PHIL 2810.03: Ethics & Health Care: Social Policy.
    • PHIL 3051.03: Theory of Knowledge.
    • PHIL 3105.03: Ethics.
    • PHIL 3110.03: History of Ethics: Plato to Epicurus.
    • PHIL 3115.03: History of Ethics: Kant's Moral Theory.
    • PHIL 3140.03: Logic: Logical Theory I.
    • PHIL 3165.03: Logic: Logical Theory II.
    • PHIL 3170.03: Contemporary Feminist Theories.
    • PHIL 3211.03: Philosophy of Law.
    • PHIL 3300.03: Philosophy of Language.
    • PHIL 3420.03: Philosophy of Biology.
    • PHIL 3445.03: Philosophy of Mind: The Mind-Body Problem.
    • PHIL 3450.03: Philosophy of Emotions.
    • PHIL 3455.03: Philosophy of Mind: Personal Identity.
    • PHIL 3470.03: Human Rights: Philosophical Issues.
    • PHIL 3475.03: Democratic Theory.
    • PHIL 3476.03: Liberalism and Global Justice.
    • PHIL 3530.03: Freedom, Action, and Responsibility.
    • PHIL 3630.03: History of Philosophy: Kant.
    • PHIL 3635.03: History of Philosophy: 19th-Century Philosophy.
    • PHIL 3640.03: History of Philosophy: Twentieth-Century Philosophy.
    • PHIL 3650.03: Modern Philosophy.
    • PHIL 3660.03: Post-Modern Philosophy.
    • PHIL 3670.03: Philosophy of Science.
    • PHIL 3851.03: Metaphysics.
    NOTE:
    Classes at the 4000 level are intended for advanced undergraduates with a strong background in philosophy. It is assumed that normally a student will have already taken relevant classes at the 3000-level. Classes with titles beginning "Topics in..." have no description, since the selection of topics and instructor is determined after the time of calendar preparation. These are seminar classes. Interested students should consult the department for up-to-date information.
    • PHIL 4055.03: Topics in Epistemology.
    • PHIL 4070.03: Topics in Philosophy of Psychology.
    • PHIL 4080.03: Topics in Logical Theory.
    • PHIL 4115.03: Topics in Ethics I.
    • PHIL 4120.03: Theory of Rational Decision.
    • PHIL 4125.03: Topics in Ethics II.
    • PHIL 4190.03: Topics in the History of Philosophy I.
    • PHIL 4191.03: Topics in the History of Philosophy II.
    • PHIL 4192.03: Topics in the History of Philosophy III.
    • PHIL 4200.03: Topics in Normative Theory.
    • PHIL 4215.03: Topics in the Philosophy of Law.
    • PHIL 4220.03: Contemporary Philosophical Issues.
    • PHIL 4470.03: Contemporary Liberalism and Democracy.
    • PHIL 4480.03: Social Choice Theory.
    • PHIL 4500.03: Topics in Feminist Philosophy.
    • PHIL 4510.03: Topics in the Philosophy of Language.
    • PHIL 4680.03: Topics in the Philosophy of Science.
    • PHIL 4801.03: Topics in Ethics and Health Care.
    • PHIL 4855.03: Topics in Metaphysics.
    • PHIL 4940.03/4960.03/4980.03/4970X/Y.06/4990X/Y.06: Directed Reading.

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