|START & DEADLINE TERM||DEADLINE APPLICATION|
The Philosophy Major at KPU provides students a broad-based, general education in the principal areas of Western Philosophy.
Philosophy majors will complete courses in logic, epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and history of philosophy.
The program is expressly set up to satisfy a variety of additional pedagogical and intellectual objectives, chief among these being the development of critical reasoning and writing skills, both in general and with regard to specialized research in the discipline.
Philosophy majors at KPU will experience a learning environment that is supportive and challenging.
It is one that prepares students for graduate work in philosophy.
It develops effective citizenship, community leadership, and the critical reasoning, writing, and problem-solving skills required for successful careers in any area.
The Bachelor of Arts Major in Philosophy provides students the opportunity to build a sturdy educational foundation in one of the core areas of the Humanities.
All Philosophy majors take a course in formal logic at the 1000-level.
At the 2000-level, five courses in philosophy are obligatory: Moral Theory (the study of the nature of right and wrong), Metaphysics (the study of the nature of reality), Epistemology (the study of the nature and limits of knowledge), Ancient Greek Philosophy, and Modern Philosophy.
Upper-level students will have the following options: to take smaller, more participatory courses in Special Topics in Philosophy; to pursue an Applied Ethics Stream by taking specially designed courses in Business, Environmental, and Biomedical Ethics; to participate in a Practicum course where research and work skills are enhanced; and to apply to a selective sequence of honours courses with a focus on researching and writing an honours thesis.
|English Proficiency for Pathway Entry||English Upgrading Course Options||Undergraduate Course Options|
|Assessed below English Studies 12 (C-)||ENGQ1||Not available for Pathway 1 students|
|ELST 0041 through ELST 01831|
|One of: (a) English Studies 12 (C-), (b) IELTS 5.5, or (c) equivalent (see full list below).||ENGQ 10891|
|ELST 0256 through ELST 02831||Up to 4 credits from the courses designated for Pathway 2 English Proficiency|
|One of: (a) English Studies 12 (C), (b) IELTS 6.0, or (c) equivalent (see full list below).||ENGQ 1091, 1092 or 10991||Up to 8 credits from courses designated for Pathway 2 or Pathway 3 English Proficiency|
|ELST 0365 through ELST 03831|
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