Plato & Socrates statues


A place for thought

A student of philosophy can expect to gain critical awareness, knowledge of ideas that have shaped civilization, vastly increased reading comprehension skills, an appreciation of clarity, the ability to articulate complex ideas and issues, and a tolerance for opposing points of view.

Where do we go from here?

Since wisdom or knowledge is pursued in every area of inquiry, philosophy covers a lot of territory. Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Logic; this is just a short list of the many and diverse branches of philosophy. One thing that all these investigations have in common is that the questions that are addressed admit to more than one answer.

Program or individual courses

You can take Philosophy courses within one of our 2-year programs or as individual courses within our university transfer program. If you plan to take individual courses at Camosun, when you apply online, you will select University Transfer as your program option.

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"The unexamined life is not worth living." Socrates

Contact information

School of Arts & Science

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Campus location

Fisher 104
Office hours: 8am-4:30pm

Location link

Lansdowne Campus



Janice Shewey | Humanities Chair


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