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Only ONE of PHIL 1F90, 1F91, 1F93, 1F94. All courses numbered 1F90 through 1F94 are introduction PHIL courses. Though different in content and emphasis, PHIL 1F91, 1F93, 1F94 are no more advanced than 1F90. A student will not be permitted to take more than one introductory Year 1 course.

Students in other disciplines can obtain a Minor in Philosophy within their degree program by completing ONE of PHIL 1F90, 1F91, 1F93, 1F94; PLUS – three PHIL credits numbered 2 (alpha) 00 or above, with a minimum 60 percent overall average.

This is a directed and intensive study in an area in which a student has developed and displayed a particular interest. Tutorials are restricted to PHIL (single or combined) majors with a minimum 70 percent major average, a minimum of 10.0 overall credits and permission of the Chair. Registration into an Honours Tutorial requires consultation, in advance of registration, with a faculty member able to supervise the study. Please contact the Administrative Assistant to receive an override into PHIL 4P97 or PHIL 4P98. You may only take a maximum of two Honours Tutorials during your course of study in Philosophy.

  • Pierre Trudeau (former Canadian Prime Minister)
  • Moses Znaimer (Owner of City-TV and Much-Music)
  • Matt Groening (cartoonist, writer, producer, animator, creator of the SIMPSONS)
  • Steve Allen (writer & comedian)
  • Woody Allen (director & comedian)
  • Max Baer Jr. (actor: Jethro on The Beverly Hillbillies)
  • Bill Clinton (U.S. President)
  • Philip K. Dick (science fiction writer)
  • Paul Martin (former Canadian Prime Minister)
  • Beverly McLachlin (Canadian Chief Justice)
  • Kate Millett (author of Sexual Politics)
  • Iris Murdoch (novelist)
  • David Duchovny (actor on “X-Files”)
  • John Elway (quarterback, Denver Broncos)
  • Ricky Gervais (comedian)
  • Philip Glass (composer)
  • Don Harron (comedian)
  • Vaclav Havel (former President of Czeckoslovakia)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. (civil rights leader)
  • Bruce Lee (martial arts expert & actor)
  • Peter Lynch (director)
  • Robert Musil (Austrian novelist)
  • Neil Peart (drummer for Rush)
  • Pope John Paul II
  • Brad Roberts (singer-songwriter for “Crash Test Dummies”)
  • Patricia Rozema (film-maker, “I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing”)
  • Gene Siskel (movie reviewer)
  • Susan Sontag (essayist)
  • Dave Thomas (SCTV)
  • Alex Trebeck (Jeopardy)
  • Harrison Ford (actor)