Major in Philosophy

 

The requirements for the Philosophy Major depends on the student's cohort:

Single Major (B.A) 2007 Cohort onwards

(1) Pass at least 60 MCs of PH or PH recognized modules, including PH1102E Introduction to Philosophy* and PH2110 Logic.
(2) A minimum of 20 MCs at level-3000 or higher.
(3) A maximum of 10 MCs of PH-recognised modules.

(*Note: Beginning from AY2010/2011, PH1102E replaces PH1101E Reason and Persuasion as a required module for philosophy majors. Students who took PH1101E before AY2010/2011 can still count it towards their requirements. Students may choose to read both modules, but only either PH1101E OR PH1102E can be used towards the graduation requirements, not BOTH. Philosophy major students are not allowed to use either module as an Elective or Unrestricted Electives outside student's major. In other words, the additional module will be over and above the PH required requirements.)

Second Major (B.A.) Only for 2006 Cohort onwards

(1) Pass at least 48 MCs of PH or PH recognized modules, including PH1102E Introduction to Philosophy* and PH2110 Logic.
(2) A minimum of 16 MCs at level-3000 or higher.
(3) A maximum of 10 MCs of PH-recognised modules.

(*Note: Beginning from AY2010/2011, PH1102E replaces PH1101E Reason and Persuasion as a required module for philosophy majors. Students who took PH1101E before AY2010/2011 can still count it towards their requirements. Students may choose to read both modules, but only either PH1101E OR PH1102E can be used towards the graduation requirements, not BOTH. Philosophy major students are not allowed to use either module as an Elective or Unrestricted Electives outside student's major. In other words, the additional module will be over and above the PH required requirements.)

Suggestion for Choosing Philosophy Modules

A philosophy major should aim to first acquire a broad understanding that comes from taking modules in different sub-areas in philosophy, and then proceed to explore one or two sub-areas he or she finds most interesting. This is only a suggestion, not a requirement. Modules within each sub-area tend to be interrelated in ways that allow students to both deepen and broaden their interest and learning in more meaningful ways. A more extensive set of suggestions regarding choosing philosophy modules can be found here. In addition, the list of all available modules here are sorted according to the major sub-areas to help students achieve both breath and depth in planning their course of study. (Note, however, that the list includes modules that are not offered in current semesters.)