Current course offerings

Philosophy undergraduate course information

Email: philug@uwaterloo.ca

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

For general inquiries about philosophy, gender & social justice or cognitive science including course enrolment, course overrides, application to graduate and course outlines:

Monika Kitor, Undergraduate Coordinator
Office: Hagey Hall 320                             

Spring 2021 courses (online only)

Course Code Course Title Instructor
PHIL 110A Introduction to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality  
PHIL 121 Moral Issues B. Orend
PHIL 145 Critical Thinking  
PHIL 201 Philosophy of Sex and Love  
PHIL 202/GSJ 222 Gender Issues K. Fulfer
PHIL 215/ARBUS 202 Professional and Business Ethics  
PHIL 216 Probability and Decision Making G. Andres
PHIL 251 Metaphysics and Epistemology  
PHIL 283/CLAS 261 Great Works: Ancient and Medieval  
PHIL 324 Social and Political Philosophy  
PHIL 327/LS 351 Philosophy of Law B. Orend

Fall 2021 courses (tentative, mode of delivery TBD)

Course Code Course Title Instructor
PHIL 101 Challenging Ideas: An Introduction to Philosophy C. Fehr
PHIL 121 Moral Issues  
PHIL 145 Critical Thinking G. Andres
PHIL 215/ARBUS 202 Professional and Business Ethics G. Andres
PHIL 216 Probability and Decision Making G. Andres
PHIL 221 Ethics M. Doucet
PHIL 226
Biomedical Ethics
C. Lowry
PHIL 252/SCI 252
Quantum Mechanics for Everyone
D. Fraser
PHIL 255
Philosophy of Mind
 
PHIL 258
Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
 
PHIL 283/CLAS 261 Great Works: Ancient and Medieval J. Feke
PHIL 324 Social and Political Philosophy C. Lowry
PHIL 327/LS 351 Philosophy of Law  
PHIL 350 Topics in Epistemology J. Turri
PHIL 463 Studies in the Philosophy of Language: Language and Power J. Saul
PHIL 422/GSJ 472 Studies in Political Philosophy: Health, Punishment, and Carceral Medicine A. Pitts

Fall 2021 courses (tentative, online)

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 240 Introduction to Formal Logic
PHIL 251 Metaphysics and Epistemology
PHIL 256 Introduction to Cognitive Science

Winter 2022 courses (tentative, mode of delivery TBD)

Course Code Course Title Instructor
PHIL 101 Challenging Ideas: An Introduction to Philosophy J. Feke
PHIL 121 Moral Issues M. Doucet
PHIL 145 Critical Thinking  
PHIL 215/ARBUS 202 Professional and Business Ethics G. Andres
PHIL 226
Biomedical Ethics
B. Orend
PHIL 228
Ethics and Artificial Intelligence
 
PHIL 240 Introduction to Formal Logic G. Andres
PHIL 251 Metaphysics and Epistemology J. Turri
PHIL 256/PSYCH 256 Introduction to Cognitive Science C. Eliasmith
PHIL 320 Topics in Value Theory: Happiness B. Orend
PHIL 355
Topics in Metaphysics: Metaphysics of Race and Gender
J. Saul
PHIL 358
Topics in Philosophy of Science: Philosophy of Biology
C. Fehr
PHIL 407/GSJ 472
Studies in 19th- and 20th-Century Philosophy: Hannah Arendt
K. Fulfer
PHIL 422
Studies in Political Philosophy: Justice and Disability
C. Lowry

Winter 2022 courses (tentative, online)

Course Code Course Title
PHIL 110B Introduction to Philosophy: Ethics and Values
PHIL 145 Critical Thinking
PHIL 201 Philosophy of Sex and Love
PHIL 221 Ethics
PHIL 265
The Existentialist Experience
PHIL 380
History of Ancient Philosophy