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PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy: Classics

Effective date: January 2017

An introduction to classical philosophical works concerning central philosophical issues such as the nature and possibility of knowledge, the existence of God, the nature of morality and justice, and the mind/body relationship.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 1 seminar hour per week
Related programs
Philosophy
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

PHIL 102 Introduction to Philosophy: Ideas

Effective date: January 2017

This course explores significant philosophical topics in metaphysics, ethics, and political philosophy. Questions likely to be discussed include the following: What is the self? How should we live? Do we have free will? Does our existence have meaning? What makes a society just? Classic and contemporary texts will be studied.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 1 seminar hour per week
Related programs
Philosophy
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

PHIL 104 Philosophy of Sex and Love

Effective date: January 2017

This course introduces students to philosophy through an exploration of love and sex, by examining the history of concepts and ideals of love; evaluating ethics around issues such as abortion, adultery, pedophilia, and birth control; exploring biological versus environmental causes of sexual orientation; and investigating the value of monogamy.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 1 seminar hour per week
Related programs
Philosophy
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

PHIL 110 Logic and Critical Thinking

Effective date: January 2017

This course examines logical fallacies and issues such as distinctions between belief and attitude, objective and subjective, truth and validity. Real-life issues will be emphasized. In all cases the key question will be, "Have I been given good reasons for accepting a belief?"

Note: Students should not take this course if they already have credit for the previously offered PHIL 210.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 1 seminar hour per week
Related programs
Philosophy
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

PHIL 116 Philosophy Through Film

Effective date: January 2017

This course is a study of big and famous ideas as they are presented in film: How do we know we're not dreaming? What if all of our friends were lying to us? What is memory? We will watch films and similar media while paying attention to the central ideas. We will explore these ideas in terms of their presentation in the films, how those presentations compare to primary sources, the support offered for the ideas in the films, the impact of these ideas, and how we might evaluate the ideas and the films.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 1 seminar hour per week
Related programs
Philosophy
Tuition
$388.80 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

PHIL 202 Current Ethical Issues

Effective date: September 2016

This course emphasizes the serious moral issues facing us today. The views of both modern and historical thinkers in relation to these issues will be considered, but the emphasis will remain on contemporary issues.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 1 seminar hour per week
Related programs
Philosophy
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

PHIL 203 Skepticism, Evidence and Truth

Effective date: January 2015

This course is an introduction to issues in epistemology, the study of the definition, foundation, and justification of knowledge claims. The main focus of the course will be central works of the modern Rationalists and British Empiricists. Classical and contemporary texts will supplement these materials.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 1 seminar hour per week
Related programs
Philosophy
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

  • C in any PHIL course

PHIL 204 Ethics: Animals to Ecosystems

Effective date: January 2017

This course focuses on theoretical ethical issues (e.g., do animals have moral standing?) as well as applied ethics (e.g., is it morally acceptable to eat meat?). There will be a major emphasis on common logical errors in constructing arguments.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 1 seminar hour per week
Related programs
Philosophy
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

PHIL 205 Philosophy of Religion

Effective date: September 2014

An introduction to philosophy of religion, the study of the arguments for the existence of God, related topics and historical discussions of these issues.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 1 seminar hour per week
Related programs
Philosophy
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

  • C in any PHIL course

PHIL 206 The Good Life

Effective date: January 2017

Everyone has heard of "the good life". Popular culture portrays it as having unlimited money and leisure time, but many people think otherwise. Rather than present a particular view, this course will survey a variety of philosophical theories of the good life from both Eastern and Western traditions.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 1 seminar hour per week
Related programs
Philosophy
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

PHIL 207 Philosophy of Mind

Effective date: September 2014

This course examines contemporary philosophical theories about the nature of consciousness. Topics include: mind-brain activity, artificial intelligence, intentionality, self-awareness, subjective experience, individuality, the puzzle of pain, cognition, and the relationship between mental and physical properties.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 1 seminar hour per week
Related programs
Philosophy
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

  • C in any PHIL course

PHIL 212 Symbolic Logic

Effective date: January 2017

This course will introduce elementary formal logic. Students will learn the formal logical analysis of basic sentences and arguments. The focus will be on sentence logic and predicate logic; other topics in logic may be introduced. This course is excellent preparation for any standardized test, e.g., GRE, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT. 

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Philosophy
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

PHIL 215 Philosophy of Science

Effective date: January 2015

The focus is on major issues that occupy philosophers of science: science vs. pseudo-science; scientific progress; social influences on scientific discovery; and problems of ethical and religious value. Students will study the work of the leading philosophers of science of the 20th Century and publications of leading contemporary philosophers.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 1 seminar hour per week
Related programs
Philosophy
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

PHIL 236 Social and Political Philosophy

Effective date: September 2016

This course examines issues arising in Western political philosophy. Topics may include theories of justice; the relationship between politics and morality; theories of democracy; interrelationships among economic, class, racial and gender oppression; and the nature of rights, liberty, and political legitimacy. Readings will include both contemporary and classic historical texts.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 1 seminar hour per week
Related programs
Philosophy
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

PHIL 250 Healthcare Ethics

Effective date: January 2016

Learners will gain an understanding of philosophical inquiry, including the ability to deploy a skeptical stance. Learners are given opportunities to explore historical and contemporary ethical decision making in the context of healthcare, including common ethical dilemmas and the ethical challenges of everyday healthcare practice.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 1 seminar hour per week
Related programs
Philosophy
Tuition
$277.20 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

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PHIL 290 Special Topics in Philosophy

Effective date: January 2015

This course is an introduction to selected topics or problems in philosophy. The topics and approach may vary from term to term. Please check with the department or instructor for information about the current course.

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Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 1 seminar hour per week
Related programs
Philosophy
Tuition
$334.80 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

PHIL 330 Ethics in Business

Effective date: September 2016

Examining ethical issues arising in business settings, the course focuses on understanding ethical systems and concepts and the social/political context in which contemporary business operates. Topics include: corporate responsibility, employee rights, discrimination and affirmative action, conflicts of interest, "whistle-blowing," and general issues of honesty in business practice.

Check transferability with the BC Transfer Guide • Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours and 1 seminar hour per week
Related programs
Philosophy
Tuition
$334.80 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

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