Nov 17, 2019  
University of Alberta Calendar 2017-2018 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy [Arts]


Honors in Philosophy


Students planning to apply for admission to the Honors program should consult BA Honors  for admission requirements. See BA Honors  for Faculty regulations concerning the Honors program.

Honors in Philosophy requires a minimum of ★48 to a maximum of ★60 in Philosophy.

Including


Notes


  1. In no case can more than one reading course (i.e., ★3) be applied toward satisfying Honors requirements.
  2. 400-level PHIL courses offered by St Joseph's College may not be applied to the 400-level requirement for the Honors in Philosophy program.
  3. PHIL 493  may be taken at most twice.

Promotion Requirements


Promotion from year to year requires a GPA of at least 3.0 with an average of at least 3.3 in all Philosophy courses in the Fall/Winter.

Graduation Requirements


Graduation with Honors in Philosophy requires a program average of at least 3.0 with an average of at least 3.3 in all Philosophy courses. Graduation with First Class Honors requires an average of at least 3.7 in all Philosophy courses in the two final years (last ★60) and an average of 3.5 or better in all courses in the two final years (last ★60).

Combined Honors in Philosophy


Students may pursue a Combined Honors program in Philosophy and another discipline.

The common requirements in a Combined Honors program are the same as for other Honors programs [refer to BA (Honors) ].

A Combined Honors degree in Philosophy and another discipline requires a minimum of ★36 (at the junior and senior levels) in Philosophy and a minimum of ★36 in the other discipline.

Requirements in Philosophy are


  • PHIL 498 - Honors Essay
  • In addition to PHIL 498  above, at least ★9 at the 400-level in PHIL is required.
  • A maximum of ★9 at the 100-level in Philosophy is permitted.

★3 selected from


(Metaphysics/Mind/Epistemology requirement)

Additional Information


With the permission of the Honors Advisor, students pursuing Combined Honors in Philosophy and another discipline may write a combined honors essay (INT D 520 ) that is supervised jointly by faculty from both departments and whose subject integrates both disciplines. In these circumstances, students will complete INT D 520  in place of PHIL 498 .

Notes


  1. In no case can more than one reading course (i.e., ★3) be applied toward satisfying Combined Honors requirements.
  2. 400-level PHIL courses offered by St Joseph's College may not be applied to the 400-level requirement for the Combined Honors in Philosophy program.
  3. PHIL 493  may be taken at most twice.

Promotion and Graduation Requirements


In a Combined Honors program, students must meet the promotion and graduation standards of each discipline. The requirements in Philosophy are outlined in Honors in Philosophy.

Major or Minor in Philosophy


Degree of BA


Faculty requirements


See Bachelor of Arts (BA)  for general Faculty requirements for a major or minor, in addition to the Philosophy Department's specific requirements.

Philosophy as a major requires a minimum of ★30 to a maximum of ★48 at the senior level in PHIL.


Students selecting Philosophy as a major are required to take the following courses (Note: if PHIL 120  is selected to meet a. below, it is a junior level course that does not apply to the ★30 senior level requirement):

Philosophy as a minor requires a minimum of ★12 to a maximum of ★42 in PHIL at the senior level including


  • at least ★6 at the 200-level; and
  • at least ★6 at the 300- or 400-level.

Notes


  1. In no case can more than one reading course (i.e., ★3) be applied toward satisfying major or minor requirements.
  2. 400-level PHIL courses offered by St Joseph's College may not be applied to the 400-level requirement for a major or minor in Philosophy.