Major in Philosophy

 

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

Cohort 2012 to Cohort 2014 *NEW*
Pass at least 60 MCs of PH or PH-recognised modules, which include the following:

(1) PH1102E Introduction to Philosophy or GEK1067 Life, the Universe, and Everything.
(2) PH2110 or GEM2006 Logic.
(3) A minimum of 20 MCs at level-3000 or higher
(4) 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*
Pass at least 60 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 20 MCs at level-3000 or higher
(4) A maximum of 10 MCs of PH-recognised modules.
Students are allowed to read level-4000 modules subject to departmental approval.

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.)

Second Major (for Cohort 2012 to Cohort 2014) *NEW*

Pass at least 48 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 16 MCs at level-3000
(4)a maximum of 10 MCs of PH-recognised modules

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

Second Major (for Cohort 2015 onwards) *NEW*

Pass at least 48 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 16 MCs at level-3000
(4)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.)

 

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.)