Philosophy is the discipline which develops the ability to think clearly about fundamental questions, including those that frequently lie at the root of other disciplines. Philosophy asks questions about the nature of knowledge, reality, truth, consciousness, freedom, moral obligation, aesthetic value, happiness, justice, and virtue--questions asked by those who seek to understand themselves, their society, and their world. We welcome students who are interested in questions of this order.

The Philosophy Department offers a concentration in philosophy for the Langara College Associate of Arts Degree. The concentration in philosophy is designed for students who are interested in preparing for a bachelor’s degree with a major in philosophy or who simply wish to focus on philosophy as part of their associate of arts degree.

Philosophy courses require proficiency in English and can present challenges to students whose second language is English and who have difficulty reading or writing English. Students with English language difficulties should discuss them with the department or the instructor prior to enrolment in a philosophy course.

Courses

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  • University-Transferable
  • Online Option
  • Preparatory Course
Courses Credits
PHIL 1100 Introduction to Philosophy: (Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy)
3
PHIL 1101 Introduction to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality
3
PHIL 1102 Introduction to Logic
3
PHIL 1103 Introduction to Philosophy of Science
3
PHIL 1104 Critical Thinking
3
PHIL 1105 Biomedical Ethics
3
PHIL 1106 Philosophy of Sport
3
PHIL 1120 Environmental Ethics
3
PHIL 1125 Ancient Philosophy
3
PHIL 1140 Philosophy of Religion
3
PHIL 1199 Directions in Applied Social Sciences and Humanities
3
PHIL 2160 Philosophy & Literature
3
PHIL 2201 Theory of Knowledge
3
PHIL 2202 Ethics
3
PHIL 2203 Metaphysics
3
PHIL 2210 Contemporary Moral Issues
3
PHIL 2225 Existentialism
3
PHIL 2226 Social and Political Philosophy
3
PHIL 2295 Special Topics II
3
PHIL 3200 Critical Thinking and Business Ethics
3