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Undergraduate Programs and Courses

The Philosophy Department at The University of Winnipeg has had a long and successful commitment, distinctive among Manitoba’s universities, to teaching philosophy historically. Students read texts by authors from every period in the history of philosophy and from many parts of the world. This allows students to consider a wide range of answers to philosophical questions as well as to understand the origins of the ideas that influence our thinking about ourselves and our society today.

This program leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree (3-year, 4-year, or Honours) with a Major in Philosophy. Students taking an undergraduate degree in another Major may choose to add a Minor in Philosophy as a secondary area of interest.


Introduction to Philosophy is a first-year course that presents basic philosophical problems and appropriate methods for discussing them. Central issues in ethics, religion, logic, knowledge, science, and metaphysics are examined.

Philosophy of Art is a second-year course which examines some of the fundamental problems and questions of aesthetics including what is the definition and purpose of art, the nature of beauty, the sources of genius and originality, the problem of forgery, and the possible connection between art and the moral good.

More Sample Courses:

  • Environmental Ethics
  • Classical Philosophy
  • Renaissance Philosophy
  • Moral Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Philosophy of the Social Sciences
  • Social and Political Philosophy