St Joseph's College was established by the Roman Catholic Church and incorporated by the Legislature of Alberta and affiliated with the University of Alberta in 1926 to provide a Catholic dimension to postsecondary education. In collaboration with the University, the College contributes to liberal education by offering courses in the Judaeo-Christian intellectual and religious tradition and applying it to contemporary issues. St Joseph's College also offers student resident spaces for men and women located in the heart of campus.
No junior course presupposes background in Philosophy. PHIL 101, PHIL 102,andPHIL 120 are recommended for all students intending to continue in Philosophy. Courses at the 200-level are intended to provide a foundation for further study in Philosophy.
There are no formal prerequisites for 200- or 300-level courses (except for PHIL 220). Entrance to 400-level courses requires ★6 of prior courses in PHIL, at least three of which must be at the 200-level.