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Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Program overview
4 years
Bachelor's degree
English

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Langley
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Surrey (British Columbia)
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About this program

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

The Philosophy Major at KPU provides students a broad-based, general education in the principal areas of Western Philosophy. Philosophy majors will complete courses in logic, epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and history of philosophy. The program is expressly set up to satisfy a variety of additional pedagogical and intellectual objectives, chief among these being the development of critical reasoning and writing skills, both in general and with regard to specialized research in the discipline. Philosophy majors at KPU will experience a learning environment that is supportive and challenging. It is one that prepares students for graduate work in philosophy. It develops effective citizenship, community leadership, and the critical reasoning, writing, and problem-solving skills required for successful careers in any area.

Admission requirements

Students pursuing a major in Philosophy must be admitted to the Faculty of Arts.

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Program content

Philosophy Required Courses

Logic Requirement - at least

  • Introduction to Formal Logic

History of Philosophy Requirement - at least

  • Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • Modern Philosophy: Descartes to Kant

Metaphysics and Epistemology Requirement - at least

  • Epistemology
  • Metaphysics

Ethics Requirement - at least

  • Moral Theory
  • Foundations in Ethics
  • Contemporary Moral Theory
  • Topics in Ethics

Applied Ethics Stream

  • Ethics and Public Policy
  • Confronting Moral Issues: Bio-medical Ethics
  • Confronting Moral Issues: The Natural Environment
  • Confronting Moral Issues: Business Ethics

Logic

  • Critical Thinking
  • Introduction to Formal Logic 1
  • Introduction to Scientific Reasoning
  • Advanced Formal Logic

History of Philosophy

  • Ancient Greek Philosophy 1
  • Modern Philosophy: Descartes to Kant 1
  • Asian Philosophy
  • Great Philosophers of the 20th Century
  • 20th Century Analytic Philosophy
  • Empiricism
  • Rationalism

Metaphysics and Epistemology

  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Epistemology 1
  • Metaphysics 1
  • Great Philosophers of the 20th Century
  • 20th Century Analytic Philosophy
  • Life and Death
  • The Possibility of Knowledge
  • Free Will and DeTerminism
  • Empiricism
  • Rationalism
  • Personal Identity
  • Language and Meaning
  • Philosophy of Mind: Consciousness
  • Topics in Philosophy of Religion
  • Topics in Epistemology
  • Topics in Metaphysics
  • Topics in the Philosophy of Mind

Ethics and Value Theory

  • Confronting Moral Issues: Introduction to Ethics
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Moral Theory
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Health Care Ethics (not for majors)
  • Business Ethics (not for majors)
  • Philosophy of Art
  • Life and Death
  • Foundations in Ethics
  • Ethics and Public Policy
  • Contemporary Moral Theory
  • Confronting Moral Issues: Bio-medical Ethics
  • Confronting Moral Issues: The Natural Environment
  • Confronting Moral Issues: Business Ethics
  • Topics in the Philosophy of Art
  • Topics in Ethics
  • Topics in Social and Political Philosophy

Other

  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Philosophy, Culture, and Identity
  • Sustainability: Analysis and Ethics
  • Honours Research and Thesis I
  • Honours Research and Thesis II

Scholarships & funding

Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers scholarship opportunities to new students, in amounts up to $20,000 CAD. For details and application requirements, please contact the university.

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University  

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is Canada’s leading polytechnic university. KPU’s five campuses are all located in Metro Vancouver, a modern and multicultural region that has incredible natural beauty, the most temperate weather in Canada, and many career opportunities. With guaranteed...


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12666 72 Avenue
BC V3W 2M8 Surrey
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