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Program overview
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Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
London (Ontario, Canada)

London (Ontario, Canada)

London (Ontario, Canada)

About this program


Philosophy is the study of reality and our place within it. Through philosophical reflection one can begin to experience oneself and life in a more thoughtful and intensive fashion.

Philosophy is the key to living well. It is not just an academic discipline; it is a way of life that helps you develop your own internal compass to orientate yourself to what really matters. Only by critically examining your own ideas and perspectives, can you come to a deeper awareness of yourself, others, and the world in which we live, can you come to see the big picture in all its complexity, ambiguity, and beauty. This is why philosophy is said to begin and end in wonder. In Philosophy, you build your character, develop your own perspective, determine the values you truly stand for and know why you stand for them, why they are important. Philosophy is simply thinking and caring about the things that really matter in life. So what do you care about?

Admission requirements

Completion of first-year requirements. 1.0 course from Philosophy 1120F/G or any first-year philosophy course is recommended.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

  • Non-Western "Philosophies"
  • Power, Social Politics, and Culture
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Questions of the Day
  • The Great Human Questions We All Ask
  • Finding Happiness: A Journey Through Philosophy
  • Foundations in Western Thought and Civilization
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Ethics in a Global Context
  • Philosophy of Law
  • History of Scientific Thought
  • Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
  • Modern and Contemporary Philosophy
  • Introduction to Social and Political Thought
  • Thomistic Philosophy I
  • Aristotelian Logic
  • Introduction to Indigenous Philosophy
  • Environmental Ethics and Justice
  • Global Socio-Political Ethics
  • Introduction to Logic
  • Canadian Judicial Thinking
  • Bioethics and Disability
  • Bioethics and Disability
  • Conditions for Analytical Thinking and Decision Making
  • Introduction to the Theory of Knowledge
  • Introduction to Ethics and Value Theory
  • Thomistic Philosophy II
  • Special Topics in Ethics 2021/22: Ethics of Immanence: Spinoza and Deleuze
  • The Problem of Love
  • Philosophical Thought of John Paul II
  • Advanced Topics in Social Political Thought
  • Topics in Philosophy
  • Advanced Seminar on Marcus Aurelius' Meditations

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information


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Philosophy gives you the means to build not only your career path but your life path.

Strategies Of Knowledge:

  • Become aware of how knowledge is constructed and deployed
  • Learn to see things from a variety of perspectives until you develop your own perspective, ultimately leading to independent thinking
  • Learn why ideas matter and how they influence the world
  • Learn to deal with unanswerable questions, ambiguity and perplexity
  • Learn about the limits of knowledge and the importance of different modes of knowledge
  • Create and develop unique ideas

Competencies And Abilities:

  • Communication: critically and precisely communicate your ideas in oral and written form
  • Creative problem solving: think outside the box and solve problems using a unique approach
  • Decision making: make good judgements and decisions
  • Entrepreneurial thinking: spot opportunity gaps, adapt to new challenges, and achieve planned goals
  • Innovative thinking: push the boundaries beyond what is known to be possible
  • Lateral thinking: solve a problem using an indirect and creative approach
  • Disruptive logic: identify the logic of your opponent to gain a competitive edge

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King's University College at The University of Western Ontario

Founded in 1954, King’s University College at Western University is a Catholic, liberal arts university college affiliated with a large, world-class university. King’s students enjoy small classes led by outstanding faculty on a small, beautiful campus while enjoying the experiences...

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King's University College at The University of Western Ontario

266 Epworth Ave.
N6A 2M3 London Ontario

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