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LAKEHEAD CALENDAR 2009-2010

Lakehead 2009-2010 Academic Units Undergraduate Programs and Courses Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Department of Philosophy Philosophy Programs
Philosophy Programs

There are many interesting possibilities of combining philosophy with courses in other departments; for instance one can study the philosophy of a period and also its history or its literature; one can study art or science and also the philosophy of art (aesthetics) or the philosophy of science. A double major or combined honours program permits a more thorough interdisciplinary exploration of appropriate themes.

Programs and courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the department. For the grades required in major and in honours programs, see Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Regulations. Students are also advised of the interdisciplinary minor concentrations in Gerontology, and Women's Studies.

1. BA (Philosophy Major)

Three Year program
The BA basic requirement is an overall C average in at least three courses in philosophy taken in the first two years and an overall C average in at least two courses in philosophy taken in the third year. Courses will be chosen in consultation with the department.

First Year:
(a) Philosophy 1100, or Philosophy 1117 and a half-course in Philosophy at the second year level
(b) One FCE from Group I (see Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Regulations, First Year Arts Program Grouping Requirements)
(c) Two FCEs from Group II (see First Year Arts Program Grouping Requirements)
(d) One FCE elective

Second Year:
(a) Two FCEs in philosophy
(b) Three FCE electives, one of which may be in philosophy

Third Year:
(a) Two FCEs in philosophy
(b) Three FCE electives

2. BA (Psychology and Philosophy Majors)

Three Year program
A student may enter the above program after the first year with an overall average of at least 60% in Psychology and Philosophy. An annual average of at least 60% must be maintained in the courses taken in both Psychology and Philosophy throughout the program.

First Year:
(a) Psychology 1100
(b) Philosophy 1100
(c) One FCE from Group I (see Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Regulations, First Year Arts Program Grouping Requirements)
(d) One FCE from Group II (see First Year Arts Program Grouping Requirements)
(e) One FCE elective

Second Year:
(a) Psychology 2101 (see Department of Psychology - Academic Regulations, note 2)
(b) One FCE in Psychology selected from core groups A or B*
(c) Two FCEs in Philosophy
(d) One FCE elective

Third Year:
(a) One FCE in Psychology selected from core groups C or D*
(b) Another FCE in Psychology
(c) Two FCEs in Philosophy
(d) One FCE elective
*See also Department of Psychology - Academic Regulations, Note 1.

3. Honours BA (Philosophy Major)

Four Year program
BA basic requirement: a student may enter the Honours BA program in Philosophy after the first year with a B average in Philosophy 1100 and one other full course acceptable to the chair of the Department of Philosophy. An overall B average in at least four courses in Philosophy taken in the first two years, and an overall B average in the Philosophy courses taken in each of the succeeding years, is required by the Department. All courses will be chosen in consultation with the Department.

First Year:
Same as for the BA (Philosophy Major)

Second Year:
(a) Philosophy 2311, 2614, 2615
(b) One and a half FCEs in Philosophy
(c) Two FCE electives

Third Year:
(a) Philosophy 3313, either 3314 or 3175, and either 3217 or 3218
(b) One and a half FCEs in Philosophy
(c) Two FCE electives

Fourth Year:
The Department of Philosophy subscribes to the concept of reading for a Degree, particularly at the fourth year level. All fourth year courses are offered as seminar courses on a rotating basis, or as reading courses in the case of Philosophy 4715 which may be substituted for any of the other courses under (a).
(a) Any four of: Philosophy 4311, 4313, 4314, 4317, 4318, or 4715
(b) One FCE in Philosophy preferably at the third or fourth year level
(c) Two FCE electives

4. Honours BA (Philosophy and English Majors)

Four Year program

First Year:
(a) Philosophy 1100
(b) English 1111 and 1112
(c) Two FCEs from Group II (see Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Regulations, First Year Arts Program Grouping Requirements)
(d) One FCE elective

Note:
English 1111 and 1112 may be taken in either order.

Second Year:
(a) Philosophy 2311 and either 2614 or 2615
(b) English 2903
(c) One FCE in Philosophy
(d) One additional FCE in English at the second year level
(e) One FCE elective

Third Year:
(a) One FCE in Philosophy
(b) Two FCEs in English at the third year level
(c) Two FCE electives

Fourth Year:
(a) Two FCEs in Philosophy, chosen in consultation with the Department of Philosophy
(b) One FCE in English at the fourth year level
(c) One FCE in English at the third or fourth year level
(d) Two half-courses in Philosophy at the third or fourth year level OR one FCE in English at the third or fourth year level

Note:
Students who are contemplating graduate work in English are strongly encouraged to take English 4914 and/or English 4916.

5. Honours BA (Philosophy and French Majors)

Four Year program

First Year:
(a) Philosophy 1100
(b) French 1200 or 1204
(c) One additional FCE from Group I (see Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Regulations, First Year Arts Program Grouping Requirements)
(d) Two FCEs from Group II (see First Year Arts Program Grouping Requirements)

Second Year:
(a) Philosophy 2311 and either Philosophy 2614 or 2615
(b) One FCE in Philosophy
(c) French 2201
(d) Two FCEs from: French 2420, 2511, 2611, 2615, 2801

Third Year:
(a) Two FCEs in Philosophy
(b) Three FCEs in French at the third or fourth-year level

Fourth Year:
(a) Two FCEs in Philosophy
(b) Two FCEs in French at the third or fourth-year level
(d) Two half-courses in Philosophy at the third or fourth year level OR one FCE in French at the third or fourth-year level

6. Honours BA (Philosophy and History Majors)

Four Year program
See Department of History, History Programs

7. Honours BA (Philosophy and Indigenous Learning Majors)

Four Year program
See Department of Indigenous Learning, Indigenous Learning Programs

8. Honours BA (Philosophy and Political Science Majors)

Four Year program
Courses will be chosen in consultation with the Department. Students are required to take one half-course in Political Theory from: Political Science 2510, 3515, 3517, 4215, 4330, 4513. Students are also required to take one half-course in International Relations from: Political Science 2335, 2611, 2617, 3311, 3313, 3314, 3617, 3619, 4312, 4315, 4615. Students are also required to take one half-course in Comparative Politics from: Political Science 2339, 3311, 3313, 3319, 3333, 3334, 3337, 3338, 3339, 3359, 3713, 4255, and 4311.

First Year:
(a) Philosophy 1100
(b) Political Science 1100
(c) One FCE from Group I (see Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Regulations, First Year Arts Program Grouping Requirements)
(d) One FCE from Group II (see First Year Arts Program Grouping Requirements)
(e) One FCE elective

Second Year:
(a) Philosophy 2311 and 2517
(b) One FCE in Philosophy
(c) Political Science 2212 or 2213
(d) One and one-half FCEs in Political Science
(e) One FCE elective

Third Year:
(a) Two FCEs in Philosophy
(b) Two FCEs in Political Science
(c) One FCE elective

Fourth Year:
(a) Political Science 4110
(b) Two FCEs in Philosophy at the fourth year level chosen in consultation with the Department
(c) One and one-half FCEs in Political Science at the fourth year level
(d) One FCE in either Philosophy or Political Science at the fourth year level

9. Honours BA (Philosophy and Psychology Majors)

Four Year program

First Year:
(a) Philosophy 1100
(b) Psychology 1100
(c) One FCE from Group I (see Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities Regulations, First Year Arts Program Grouping Requirements)
(d) One FCE from Group II (see First Year Arts Program Grouping Requirements)
(e) One FCE elective. It is recommended that this be a science course.

Second Year:
(a) Philosophy 2311 and either 2614 or 2615
(b) Psychology 2101 (see Department of Psychology - Academic Regulations, note 2)
(c) One FCE in Philosophy
(d) One FCE in Psychology (see Department of Psychology - Academic Regulations, notes 1, 2 and 3)
(e) One FCE elective

Third Year:
(a) Philosophy 2711 and 3313
(b) One FCE in Philosophy
(c) Psychology 3911
(d) One and a half FCEs in Psychology (see Department of Psychology - Academic Regulations, notes 1 and 2)
(e) One FCE elective

Fourth Year:
(a) One FCE in Philosophy
(b) Three FCEs in Psychology at the fourth year level (see Department of Psychology - Academic Regulations, notes 1 and 2)
(c) Two half-courses in Philosophy at the fourth year level or Psychology 4901*

*Students who are contemplating graduate studies or other research activities in Psychology are urged to take Psychology 4901. Those students intending to pursue graduate studies in Psychology may be required to take additional Psychology courses.

10. Minor Program in Philosophy

An overall average of at least 60% in Philosophy courses is required.

The Minor in Philosophy consists of 3 full course equivalents in Philosophy chosen from:
(a) One FCE in Philosophy at the first year level
(b) One FCE in Philosophy at the second or third year level
(c) One FCE in Philosophy at the third year level

*Courses may not be double-counted towards both minors.

11. Minor Program in Professional Ethics

An overall average of at least 60% in Philosophy courses is required.

The Minor in Professional Ethics consists of 3 full course equivalents in Philosophy chosen from:
(a) For non-Philosophy Majors: One FCE in Philosophy at the first year level
(b) For non-Philosophy Majors: One FCE from the following list of second year courses:
For Philosophy Majors: Two FCEs from the following list of second year courses:
Philosophy 2013/Environmental Studies 2013 - Environmental Philosophy
Philosophy 2511 - Biomedical Ethics
Philosophy 2513 - Business Ethics
Philosophy 2517 - Social and Political Philosophy
Philosophy 2571 - Moral Issues
(c) One FCE from the following list of third year courses:
Philosophy 3312 - Philosophy of Law
Philosophy 3513 - Professional Ethics

*Courses may not be double-counted towards both minors or both the minor and the major.

12. Concurrent Programs with Education

A. The Honours BA (Philosophy) is offered concurrently with a Bachelor of Education degree (P/J and J/I Specializations only). Prior to the Professional Year, students should follow the HBA program requirements; however, they should also include the prior to entry into the Professional Year requirements of the Primary-Junior or Junior-Intermediate Specializations, as listed on pages 70-71. For more information about concurrent programs, see the Faculty of Education, Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education, starting on page 65.
Note:
For students in concurrent honours bachelor degree programs, 1.5 FCEs of required Education courses will be taken instead of electives in the HBA program, prior to entering the Professional Year.

B. The BA (Philosophy) 3-year degree is offered concurrently with a Bachelor of Education degree (P/J and J/I Specializations only). For more information about the concurrent bachelor degree programs, see the Faculty of Education, Department of Undergraduate Studies in Education, starting on page 65.