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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


Philosophy (BA)


 waterloo

Our students come to us for many reasons and with various aims: they want to know more about meaning, values, society, mind and reality.

They want to explore, in-depth, ideas about right and wrong, what there is, and what we can know.

They want to think more clearly, carefully and conscientiously, about themselves and about the world they live in.


Program Highlights

  • A flexible program that covers the foundations of knowledge and reality, values and society, and the history of philosophy, but which still gives a wide range of choices to suit your particular interests.
  • Courses in underrepresented fields such as non-Western philosophies, feminist theories, and environmental philosophy.
  • The opportunity to acquire the ultimate set of transferable skills: critical thinking, argumentation, close reading, and enhanced written and oral communication abilities.

Sample Courses

  • Values and Society
  • Knowledge and Reality
  • Reasoning and Argumentation
  • Medical Ethics
  • Indian Philosophy
  • Legal Philosophy
  • Philosophy and the Environment
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Sex, Love and Friendship
  • Philosophy of Mind

Requirements

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 3.
  • IB Minimum Score: 26.

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Legal Studies Option
  • Option in Practical Ethics and Society (starting in 2019/20)

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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