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Philosophy (BA)


 waterloo

Can we know anything with certainty? Are there absolute moral values? What is human nature? What is truth? These questions deal with fundamental ideas in the sense that how we answer them has important implications both for what we should believe and how we should act.

Learning to think carefully and critically is the best skill you can learn at university, and the Philosophy department at Laurier is an ideal place to acquire these skills. Our goal and our teaching philosophy are to provide you with the ability to think about the great questions and concerns in society and to express yourself with clarity and precision.

As a student in first year, you will have tutorials to accompany your courses and eventually have small seminars in your upper years. You will benefit from close interaction with your instructors and develop the abilities to think carefully and critically, and to discuss ideas and arguments effectively.


Program Highlights

  • View the Philosophy experience guide and learn about the opportunities at Laurier that will help prepare you, both inside and outside the classroom, for your future career.
  • We have a wide array of courses that include underrepresented fields in the discipline.
  • This is a flexible program that allows you to pursue your interests.
  • We offer writing-intensive courses that hone your reasoning and communication skills.
  • We offer small senior seminars that allow for group discussion and peer learning.

Sample Courses

  • Reasoning and Argumentation
  • Medical Ethics
  • Business Ethics
  • Indian Philosophy
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Sex, Love and Friendship

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

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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