Ethics, Law and Society - Minor (Arts)

This program provides students with a deeper understanding of ethical theories and their application in various social contexts; for example, it examines particular ethical issues concerning health care, the environment, legal systems, and political institutions. Students are required to take courses in philosophy and social sciences. Courses should be selected in consultation with the Faculty Advisor.

4.0 credits are required including at least 1.0 credit at the 300/400 level, of which 0.5 credit must be PHL.

  1. 1.0 credit from: PHL101H5 or PHL102H5 or PHL103H5 or PHL105Y5 or PHL113H5 or PHL210Y5 or PHL235H5 or PHL240H5 or PHL241H5 or PHL244H5 or ( PHL239H5 or PHL247H5) or PHL255H5 or PHL258H5 or PHL284H5 or PHL285H5
  2. 0.5 credit from: PHL265H5 or PHL271H5 or PHL275H5
  3. 1.0 credit from: PHL267H5 or PHL273H5 or PHL274H5 or PHL277Y5 or PHL283H5 or PHL284H5 or PHL365H5 or PHL366H5 or PHL367H5 or PHL370H5 or PHL374H5 or PHL376H5 or PHL475H5 or from courses listed in #2 above;
  4. 1.0 credit from: ANT or ECO or POL or SOC
  5. 0.5 credit from: ANT or ECO or POL or SOC or from courses listed in #2 or #3 above.

Students cannot use more than 1.0 credits from 100-level PHL courses for program completion credit.

Students also cannot use PHL204H5 or PHL277Y5 (or in combination with either PHL265H5 or PHL275H5) for program completion credit.

Where courses exclude each other, at most one of them may be counted for credit toward philosophy program completion.

PHL courses completed in requirements 2, 3 and 5 may not be double counted to fulfill other program requirements in this minor.

All 200-level courses, with the exception of PHL204H5, PHL245H5 and PHL247H5, have the prerequisite that the student has completed at least 4.0 credits at the university. This prerequisite is waived for students who are taking (or have taken) a 100-level course in Philosophy. There are no other prerequisites for any 200-level courses.
All 300-level courses, with the exception of PHL344H5, 347H5, have a prerequisite of 1.5 credits in Philosophy. It is strongly recommended that students prepare for 300-level courses by taking two of the following: PHL103H5 or PHL113H5 or PHL200H5 or PHL210Y5 or PHL245H5 or PHL265H5 or PHL275H5. Some 300-level courses have specific prerequisites or recommended preparation, as described in the course descriptions. Students who do not meet the prerequisite for a particular course but believe that they have adequate preparation should consult the Undergraduate Advisor concerning entry to the course.
The prerequisite for 400-level courses, except PHL451H5, is 4.5 credits in Philosophy.
When choosing your courses, keep in mind that not all courses listed are offered every year. Some courses required to complete a program might be offered only every other year. For courses offered during the current year, consult the UTM Timetable website.