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Important: This is only a guide, not a final authority. Please refer to the Undergraduate Calendar for complete promotion and graduation regulations. (If there is any discrepancy between this listing and the Undergraduate Calendar the calendar is the ultimate authority)

This section presents the programs in:

Course Categories for Philosophy

For purposes of program description the Philosophy courses are classified as follows. Please note that not all of these courses are offered each year. Course descriptions can be found in the undergraduate calendar and some outlines may be available on our Course Outline page.

  • Courses in History of Philosophy
    PHIL 2005, PHIL 2101, PHIL 2201, PHIL 2202, PHIL 2700, PHIL 3000, PHIL 3001, PHIL 3002, PHIL 3003, PHIL 3005, PHIL 3009, PHIL 3010, PHIL 3104 , PHIL 3330
  • Courses in Ethics, Society and Aesthetics (ESA):
    PHIL 2020, PHIL 2101, PHIL 2103, PHIL 2104, PHIL 2106, PHIL 2201, PHIL 2306, PHIL 2307, PHIL 2380, PHIL 2408, PHIL 2601, PHIL 2807, PHIL 3010, PHIL 3102, PHIL 3320, PHIL 3330, PHIL 3340, PHIL 3350, PHIL 3380, PHIL 3450
  • Courses in Language, Mind and World (LMW):
    PHIL 2010, PHIL 2301 ,PHIL 2405 , PHIL 2501 , PHIL 2504 , PHIL 2520, PHIL 2540, PHIL 2550, PHIL 2601, PHIL 3005, PHIL 3010, PHIL 3104, PHIL 3140, PHIL 3150, PHIL 3301 , PHIL 3306 , PHIL 3501, PHIL 3502 , PHIL 3504 , PHIL 3506, PHIL 3530
  • Philosophy Courses Open to First-Year Students:
    PHIL 1000, PHIL 1100 [1.0], PHIL 1200, PHIL 1301, PHIL 1500 [1.0], PHIL 1550, PHIL 1610, PHIL 1620, PHIL 1700, PHIL 2001, PHIL 2003.

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Philosophy – B.A. Honours

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (10.0 credits):

  1. 2.0 credits in PHIL 2005 (1.0) , PHIL 3002, and PHIL 3003
  2. 1.0 credit in PHIL 2010 and PHIL 2020
  3. 0.5 credit from PHIL 2001 or PHIL 2003
  4. 1.5 credits in Ethics, Society and Aesthetics at the 2000 level or higher
  5. 1.5 credits in Language, Mind and World at the 2000 level or higher
  6. 1.5 credits in PHIL
  7. 2.0 credits in PHIL at the 4000-level or above

B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (10.0 credits):

8.  8.0 credits not in PHIL
9.  2.0 credits in free electives

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Philosophy with Specialization in Philosophy, Ethics and Public Affairs – B.A. Honours

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (12.0 credits):

  1. 1.0 credit in PHIL 2010 and PHIL 2020
  2. 2.0 credits in PHIL 2101, PHIL 3320, PHIL 3330, and PHIL 3340
  3. 2.0 credits in Philosophy from: PHIL 1500 [1.0], PHIL 1550, PHIL 2103, PHIL 2104, PHIL 2201, PHIL 2202, PHIL 2306, PHIL 2307, PHIL 2380, PHIL 2408, PHIL 2900 [1.0], or PHIL 3350
  4. 1.5 credits in History of Philosophy
  5. 1.0 credit in Language, Mind and World
  6. 2.0 credits in PHIL at the 4000-level or above
  7. 2.5 credits in PHIL

B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (8.0 credits):

8.  1.0 credit in PSCI 2301 and PSCI 2302
9.  2.0 credits from PSCI 3109, PSCI 3300, PSCI 3302, PSCI 3303, PSCI 3307, PSCI 3308, PSCI 3309, PSCI 4302
10. 2.0 credits not in PHIL
11. 3.0 credits in free electives

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Philosophy – B.A. Combined Honours

Combined Honours programs are available in Philosophy with any other Carleton program that allows for Combined Honours and can accommodate 7.0 credits in Philosophy.

A. Credits Included in the Philosophy CGPA (7.0 credits):

  1. 1.5 credits in the History of Philosophy or for B. Hum students only:  HUMS 2000 [1.0] Reason and Revelation (and .5 credit in History of Philosophy)
  2. 1.0 credit in PHIL 2010 and PHIL 2020
  3. 0.5 credit from PHIL 2001 or PHIL 2003
  4. 1.0 credit in Language, Mind, and World
  5. 1.0 credit in Ethics, Society and Aesthetics
  6. 1.0 credit in PHIL at the 4000-level or above
  7. 1.0 credit in PHIL, which may be satisfied by FYSM 1208, FYSM 1209, or FYSM 1300

B. Additional Credit Requirements (13.0 credits):

8.  The requirements of the other discipline must be satisfied
9.  5.0 credits in electives not in PHIL or the other discipline (not applicable to B.Hum.)
10.  Sufficient free electives to make 20.0 credits in total for the program

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Philosophy – B.A. General

A. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (6.0 credits):

  1. 1.0 credit in History of Philosophy
  2. 1.0 credit in PHIL, which may be satisfied by FYSM 1208, FYSM 1209, or FYSM 1300
  3. 0.5 credit from PHIL 2001 or PHIL 2003
  4. 0.5 credit in 3000-level or higher PHIL
  5. 3.0 credits in 2000-level or higher PHIL

B. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (9.0 credits):

6.  7.0 credits not in PHIL
7.  2.0 credits free electives

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Minor in Philosophy

Requirements (4.0 credits):

  1. 2.0 credits in PHIL at the 2000-level or above
  2. 0.5 credit from PHIL 2001 or PHIL 2003
  3. 0.5 credit in PHIL at the 3000-level or above
  4. 1.0 credit in PHIL, which may be satisfied by FYSM 1208, FYSM 1209, or FYSM 1300
  5. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied

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Mention: Français

Students in the B.A. (Honours) or B.A. (General) program in Philosophy may qualify for the notation Mention : Français by fulfilling the requirements outlined. Those wishing to pursue this path should consult with the Department’s Undergraduate Supervisor, whose approval is required for all courses under Mention : Français.

Philosophy courses presented in fulfilment of Mention: Françai s requirements can double as courses to satisfy Philosophy B.A. (General) or B.A. (Honours) requirements.

To graduate with the notation Mention : Français , Philosophy students must include in their program the following:

  1. 1.0 credit in French language chosen in consultation with the French Department to perfect the student’s French language skills.
  2. 1.0 credit taught in French at Carleton and concerned with the study of the heritage and culture of French Canada.
  3. 1.0 credit from among PHIL 3901, PHIL 3903, PHIL 3906, PHIL 3907, PHIL 3908 (Independent Study) with philosophical works read in French and papers submitted in French to be assessed by two members of the Philosophy Department knowledgeable in the language, or 1.0 credit in Philosophy at the 3000-level taught in French at another university and acceptable to the Philosophy Department.In addition, Philosophy students in B.A. Honours or Combined Honours must include:
  4. 1.0 credit from among special projects (PHIL 4900, PHIL 4901, PHIL 4902, PHIL 4903, PHIL 4904, PHIL 4906 (Tutorials) in French, supervised by a member of the Department of Philosophy, or earned in a Philosophy seminar or seminars at the 4000-level taught in French at another university and acceptable to the Philosophy Department. Students must, in addition, satisfy the Honours requirement of 2.0 Carleton credits at the 4000-or 5000-level in Philosophy (1.0 for Combined Honours).
  5. Combined Honours students must meet the Mention : Français requirements of both Honours disciplines.

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