Program requirements | Saint Paul University

Honours B.A. in Ethics and Contemporary Social Issues

School of Ethics, Social Justice and Public Service

Foundational Courses (12 units)

Compulsory Courses: 12 units

  • HTP1102 Approaches in the Humanities: Interpreting the Human Experience
  • HTP1103 People, Social Justice and Ecology
  • HTP1105 Critical Analysis, Reading and Writing Academic Works
  • HTP1106 The First Peoples of Canada

Discipline Specific Courses (60 units)

Compulsory Courses: 42 units

  • PHI1105 Introduction to Critical Thinking
  • PHI2141 Fundamentals of Democracy and Governance
  • PHI2142 Utilitarian Ethics
  • PHI2143 Deontological Ethics
  • PHI2144 Virtue Ethics
  • PHI2146 Social Justice
  • PHI2181 Human Knowledge
  • PHI2182 Philosophical Anthropology
  • PHI3133 Feminist Ethics
  • PHI3307 Ethics, Multiculturalism and Immigration
  • PHI3308 Ethics and Public Service
  • PHI3901 Internship I / Stage I
  • PHI4121 Applied Ethics in Organizational Contexts
  • PHI4181 Research Project

Optional Courses: 18 units

9 units from:

  • ISC2306 Media and Ethics
  • PHI2111 History of Western Ethics
  • PHI2121 Ethics and New Biotechnologies
  • PHI2185 Ethics and Education
  • PHI3134 Environmental and Animal Ethics
  • PHI3383 Conservatism and Libertarianism
  • PHI3385 Marx and Marxian Traditions

9 units from:

  • PHI3129 Ethics, AI and Big Data
  • PHI3309 Ethics and Religion
  • PHI4119 Ethics, War and Terrorism
  • PHI4155 Selected Topics in Ethics and Politics
  • PHI4313 Ethics and Disability
  • PHI4901 Internship II / Stage II

Elective Courses (48 units)

Students choose 48 units or a minor (30 units) and 18 units.

12 units must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.