Applied Ethical and Political Philosophy Minor

Career Prospects

Students in the Applied Ethical and Political Philosophy (AEPP) Minor program will develop their capacities for creative and critical thinking. They will acquire an understanding of the social and political institutions that govern our communities, our country, and the whole world. And they will increase their sensitivity to the ethical and political dimensions of our lives as individuals, as members of families, communities, interest groups, professions and nations, and as citizens of the world.  Completion of the minor should indicate that the student has developed skills, knowledge, values, and sensitivities that will complement most career paths, including advanced studies in applied ethics, where career opportunities are expanding.

Program Structure

PROGRAM LENGTH
The requirements of the Applied Ethical and Political Philosophy Minor are designed to be met within a four-year Baccalaureate program. The AEPP Minor provides 30 credits towards the 120 credits required for a UFV Bachelor of Arts degree. For more information on the Bachelor of Arts program requirements, please see the UFV Academic Calendar.

DECLARATION OF MINOR
Once you are admitted to the Bachelor of Arts program and you have completed at least 30 credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 on all credits attempted, you may make an appointment with an advisor in the Arts Advice Centre to complete the declaration form. Appointments with the Arts Advice Centre can be booked online here.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Lower Level Requirements: 15 credits

Course Title                                                                                                        Credits
One of:    
PHIL 110 Morality and Politics 3
PHIL 210 Contemporary Issues in Morality and Politics 3
PHIL 230 Philosophy of Law 3
POSC 120 Ideology and Politics 3
POSC 270 Introduction to Political Theory 3
One of:    
POSC 110 Canadian Politics 3
POSC 230 Comparative Politics 3
POSC 260 International Relations and Global Politics 3
One of:    
PHIL 120 Knowledge and Reality 3
PHIL 220 Issues in Metaphysics and Epistemology 3
PHIL 250 History of Western Philosophy: Ancient Philosophy 3
PHIL 251 History of Western Philosophy: Descartes to Kant 3
PHIL 252 History of Continental Philosophy 3
One of:
see note 1
   
ANTH 211 Aboriginal Peoples in BC: Contemporary Issues 3
BUS 261 Business Law 3
CRIM 211 Indigenous Peoples, Crime and Criminal Justics 3
ECON 215 Canadian Economic Issues 3
MACS 240 Media, Money and Power 3
POSC 110 Canadian Politics 3
POSC 230 Comparative Politics 3
POSC 260 International Relations and Global Politics 3
POSC 360 The United Nations and International Organizations 3
SOC 270 Dynamics of Racism in Canada 3
SOWK 210 Introduction to Social Welfare 3
One additional lower division course in Philosophy or Political Science 3

Note 1: Students may chose an upper-level course, not listed above, with significant empirical political content (at the discretion of the department head).

Note 2: A single course cannot be used to satisfy more than one criterion.

Upper Level Requirements: 15 credits

Course Title                                                                                                        Credits
Two Political Science courses including at least one of:  
POSC 311 Early Western Political Thought 3
POSC 312 Western Political Thought from the 17th Century to 1900 3
Two of:    
PHIL 305 Philosophy of Decision Making and Dispute Resolution 3
PHIL 310 Ethics and Public Policy 3
PHIL 315 Contemporary Ethical Theory 3
One additional Philosophy or Political Science course 3

For Philosophy course descriptions, please see the UFV Academic Calendar. For more information regarding the Minor, please contact the Philosophy department assistant at (604)557-4035 or via email at philosophy@ufv.ca.

 

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