Current course offerings

Philosophy undergraduate courses

Philosophy program information and advising including advice about course planning, becoming a philosophy major or minor, plan modifications, student petitions and grievances:

Doreen Fraser, Undergraduate Officer
Office: Hagey Hall (HH) 330
Extension: 32780
Email: dlfraser@uwaterloo.ca

For general enquiries about philosophy, women's studies or cognitive science including course enrollment, course overrides, application to graduate and course outlines:

Ashton Prior, Undergraduate Coordinator
Office: Hagey Hall (HH) 365
Extension: 36886
Email: a2prior@uwaterloo.ca

Winter 2020 courses

Course Code Course Name Instructor
PHIL 101 Challenging Ideas J. Feke
PHIL 121 Moral Issues M. Doucet
PHIL 145 Critical Thinking TBA
PHIL 201 Philosophy of Sex and Love J. Saul
PHIL 215/ARBUS 202 Professional & Business Ethics G. Andres
PHIL 216 Probability & Decision Making  G. Andres
PHIL 226 Biomedical Ethics C. Lowry
PHIL 251 Metaphysics and Epistemology D. Fraser
PHIL 252 Quantum Mechanics for Everyone D. Fraser
PHIL 256/PSYCH 256 Intro to Cognitive Science C. Eliasmith
PHIL 259  Philosophy of Technology N. Ray
PHIL 271 Special Topics: Human-Canine Relationships: Science, Ethics, and Culture C. Fehr
PHIL 283/261 Great Works: Ancient and Medieval J. Feke
PHIL 324 Social and Political Philosophy TBD
PHIL 331/FINE 338 Philosophy of Art S. Dea
PHIL 350 Topics in Epistemology: Contemporary Issues J. Turri
PHIL 402/GSJ 422 Studies in Feminist Philosophy: Home and Belonging in Hannah Arendt K. Fulfer
PHIL 420 Studies in Ethics: Addiction M. Doucet

Winter 2020 online courses

Course Code Course Name
PHIL 110B Introduction to Philosophy: Ethics and Values
PHIL 145 Critical Thinking
PHIL 202/GSJ 222 Gender Issues
PHIL 221 Ethics
PHIL 240 Intro to Formal Logic
PHIL 265 The Existentialist Experience

                                            Spring 2020 courses

Course Code Course Name Instructor's name
PHIL 101 Challenging Ideas G. Andres
PHIL 121 Moral Issues TBD
PHIL 215/ARBUS 202 Professional and Business Ethics TBD
PHIL 226 Biomedical Ethics TBD
PHIL 327 Philosophy of Law N. Ray

                                 

Spring 2020 Online Courses

Course Code Course Name
PHIL 145 Critical Thinking
PHIL 202/GSJ 222 Gender Issues
PHIL 215/ARBUS 202 Professional Business Ethics
PHIL 251 Metaphysics and Epistemology
PHIL 256/PSYCH 256 Introduction to Cognitive Science
PHIL 283 Great Works: Ancient and Medieval
PHIL 324 Social and Political Philosophy
PHIL 384 History of Modern Philosophy 

Fall 2020 Courses (subject to change)

Course Code Course Name Instructor
PHIL 101 Challenging Ideas: An Introduction to Philosophy J. Feke/TBD
PHIL 121 Moral Issues TBD
PHIL 145 Critical Thinking G. Andres
PHIL 201 Philosophy of Sex and Love J. Saul 
PHIL 215/ARBUS 202 Professional and Business Ethics G. Andres
PHIL 216 Probability and Decision Making G. Andres
PHIL 226 Biomedical Ethics TBD
PHIL 228 Ethics and Artificial Intelligence M. Doucet
PHIL 251 Metaphysics and Epistemology  D. Fraser
PHIL 256/PSYCH 256 Introduction to Cognitive Science TBD
PHIL 283/CLAS 261 Great Works: Ancient and Medival J. Feke
PHIL 320 Topics in Value Theory M. Doucet
PHIL 327 Philosophy of Law TBD
PHIL 363/GSJ 371 Philosophy of Language J. Saul 
PHIL 459/673/675 Studies in the Philosophy of Physics D. Fraser
PHIL 463/673/GSJ 472 Studies in the Philosophy of Language A. Pitts
PHIL 680 Graduate Seminar P. Marino
PHIL 674/COGSCI 600 Graduate Seminar J. Turri 

Fall 2020 Online Courses (subject to change)

Course Code Course Title
PHIL 110A Introduction to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality
PHIL 145 Critical Thinking
PHIL 202/GSJ 222 Gender Issues
PHIL 215/ARBUS 202 Professional and Business Ethics
PHIL 221 Ethics
PHIL 240 Introduction to Formal Logic
PHIL 324 Social and Political Philosophy

Winter 2021 Courses (subject to change)

Course Code Course Title Instructor
PHIL 101 Challenging Ideas: An Introduction to Philosophy TBD
PHIL 121 Moral Issues B. Orend
PHIL 145 Critical Thinking TBD
PHIL 209 Philosophy in Literature J. Feke
PHIL 215/ARBUS 202 Professional and Business Ethics G. Andres/TBD
PHIL 221 Ethics M. Doucet
PHIL 226 Biomedical Ethics C. Lowry/TBD
PHIL 240 Introduction to Formal Logic G. Andres
PHIL 255 Philosophy of Mind TBD
PHIL 258 Introduction to the Philosophy of Science TBD
PHIL 328 Human Rights B. Orend
PHIL 380 History of Ancient Philosophy J. Feke
PHIL 447/PSYCH 447 Seminar in Cognitive Science  J. Turri
PHIL 459/673/675 Studies in the Philosophy of Physics C. Fehr
PHIL 463/673/GSJ 472 Studies in the Philosophy of Language  K. Fulfer
PHIL 674 Graduate Seminar M. Doucet
PHIL 680 Graduate Seminar P. Marino

Winter 2021 Online Courses (subject to change)

Course Code Course Title
PHIL 110B Introduction to Philosophy: Ethics and Values
PHIL 145 Critical Thinking
PHIL 202/GSJ 222 Gender Issues
PHIL 251 Metaphysics and Epistemology
PHIL 256/PSYCH 256 Introduction to Cognitive Science
PHIL 265 The Existentialist Experience
PHIL 380 History of Ancient Philosophy 

Spring 2021  (subject to change)

Course Code Course Title Instructor
PHIL 101 Challenging Ideas: An Introduction to Philosophy G. Andres
PHIL 121 Moral Issues B. Orend
PHIL 202/GSJ 222 Gender Issues K. Fulfer
PHIL 215/ARBUS 202 Professional and Business Ethics TBD
PHIL 327 Philosophy of Law B. Orend
Spring 2021 Online Courses (subject to change)
Course Code Course Title
PHIL 145 Critical Thinking
PHIL 201 Philosophy of Sex and Love
PHIL 215/ARBUS 202 Professional and Business Ethics
PHIL 251 Metaphysics and Epistemology
PHIL 256/PSYCH 256 Introduction to Cognitive Science
PHIL 283 Great Works: Ancient and Medieval
PHIL 324 Social and Political Philosophy
PHIL 384 History of Modern Philosophy