Honours in Philosophy

 

Undergraduates admitted to the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences may major in philosophy and obtain a B.A. degree or B.A. (Honors) degree, the requirements for which depends on which cohort the student is from.

Cohort 2012 to Cohort 2014

Single Major [B.A. (Hons.)] *New*

Pass at least 100 MCs of PH or PH-recognised modules, which include the following:

(1) PH1102E or GEK1067 Introduction to Philosophy

(2 )PH2110 or GEM2006 Logic

(3) a minimum of 60 MCs at level-3000 or  higher, with a minimum of 40 MCs at level-4000 or higher

(4) a maximum of 2 PH modules at level-5000 (subject to department's approval).

(5)a maximum of 10 MCs of PH-recognised modules

Students are allowed to read level-4000 modules subject to departmental approval.

Cohort 2015 onwards *New*

Single Major [B.A. (Hons.)]

Pass at least 100 MCs of PH or PH-recognised modules, which include the following:

(1) GET1029 Life, the Universe and Everything

(2) GET1028 Logic

(3) a minimum of 60 MCs at level-3000 or  higher, with a minimum of 40 MCs at level-4000 or higher

(4) a maximum of 2 PH modules at level-5000 (subject to department's approval).

(5) a maximum of 10 MCs of PH-recognised modules

 

Students are allowed to read level-4000 modules subject to departmental approval.

(*Note: Beginning from AY2015/2016, GEK1067/GET1029 Live, the Universe, and Everything replaces PH1102E Introduction to Philosophy as the Philosophy exposure module. Philosophy major students are not allowed to use either GEK1067 or GET1029 to fulfil GE or Unrestricted Electives outside student's major.)

The Honors Thesis

PH4401 Honours Thesis is an optional module. To qualify to enroll, students from the 2007 Cohort onwards must be on the Honors Track. Students from the 2007 Cohort onwards must be on the Honors Track, complete at least 110MCs including 60 MCs of PH major requirements and obtain a minimum CAP of 3.5. Students from the 2004-2006 Cohorts must complete at least 100 MC, including 56MC of PH major requirements, and obtain either a minimum CAP of 4.0, or a minimum SJAP of 4.0 and CAP of 3.5 at the point of registration, in order to qualify to enroll in PH4401. Detailed information on the Honours Thesis can be found in the linked document (.pdf).

Independent Study Module

PH4660 Independent Studies Module precludes PH4401/PH4401S (i.e., students may not enroll in both). To register for PH4660, a student must obtain the agreement of a faculty member to supervise an approved topic of study. A written agreement between the student and supervisor must be submitted to the Head of Department for approval. The form of the agreement can be downloaded (.pdf).