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

                                 

Spring 2020 Courses - Online Only

(Newly Revised March 27, 2020)

Course Code Course Name
PHIL 110A Introduction to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality
PHIL 110B Introduction to Philosophy: Ethics and Values
PHIL 145 (081) Critical Thinking
PHIL 202/GSJ 222 Gender Issues
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 

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/LS 351 Philosophy of Law TBD
PHIL 363/GSJ 371 Philosophy of Language J. Saul 
PHIL 422/673/GSJ 472 Special Topics in Intersectional Feminist Theory - Health, Punishment, and Carceral Medicine A. Pitts
PHIL 459/673/675 Studies in the Philosophy of Physics D. Fraser

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 420/673/675/GSJ 427 Studies in Ethics K. Fulfer
PHIL 452/673/675/GSJ 472 Studies in Epistemology C. Fehr

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 384 History of Modern 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 380 History of Ancient Philosophy