Course Title: Philosophy: Questions and Theories, Grade 12, University Preparation
Course Code: HZT4U
Grade: 12
Course Type: University Preparation
Credit Value: 1
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies
Department: Social Sciences

Course Description

This course enables students to acquire an understanding of the nature of philosophy and philosophical reasoning skills and to develop and apply their knowledge and skills while exploring specialized branches of philosophy (the course will cover at least three of the following branches: metaphysics, ethics, epistemology, philosophy of science, social and political philosophy, aesthetics).∗ Students will develop critical thinking and philosophical reasoning skills as they formulate and evaluate arguments related to a variety of philosophical questions and theories. They will also develop research and inquiry skills related to the study and practice of philosophy.

Course Outline
  • HZT4U Unit 1 Overview
  • Accessibility to HZT4U Unit 1 Assignment
  • U1L1 Main Areas of Philosophy (Part 1) (A1.1, B1.1)
  • U1L2 Main Areas of Philosophy (Part 2) (A1.1, B1.1)
  • U1L3 Main Periods of Philosophical Development (A1.2, B1.2)
  • U1L4 Philosophy and Other Areas of Social Sciences (A1.2, B1.3)
  • U1L5 Demonstrating Philosophical Arguments (A1.3, B2.1)
  • U1L6 Demonstrating Critical Thinking Skills (B2.2)
  • U1L7 Using Terminology Related to Logic (B2.3)
  • U1L8 Common Fallacies of Reasoning (B2.4)
  • U1L9 Philosophical Reasoning in Everyday Life (B2.5)
  • U1L10 Understanding of Main Questions in Metaphysics (C1.1)
  • U1L11 Positions of Major Philosophers in Metaphysics (Part 1) (C1.2)
  • U1L12 Positions of Major Philosophers in Metaphysics (Part 2) (C1.2)
  • U1L13 Metaphysical Theories (C2.1)
  • U1L14 How Philosophers Approach Metaphysical Questions (C2.2)
  • U1L15 Strengths and Weaknesses of Philosophical Responses (Part 1) (C2.3)
  • U1L16 Strengths and Weaknesses of Philosophical Responses (Part 2) (C2.3)
  • U1L17 Understanding of Influence of Metaphysics on Everyday Life (C3.1)
  • U1L18 Metaphysics and Their Influence on Philosophy (Part 1) (C3.2)
  • U1L19 Metaphysics and Their Influence on Philosophy (Part 2) (C3.2)
  • U1L20 Forces Shaping The Evolution of Metaphysical Thought (C3.3)
  • U1L21 Understanding Influence of Metaphysical Ideas (C3.4)
  • U1L22 Formulating Philosophical Reasoning Skills (C4.1)
  • U1L23 Evaluating Philosophical Exchanges of Metaphysics (C4.2)
  • U1L24 Correctly Using Terminology Related to Metaphysics (C4.3)
  • Finish and Hand in HZT4U Unit 1 Assignment
  • HZT4U Unit 2 Overview
  • Accessibility to HZT4U Unit 2 Assignment
  • U2L1 Understanding Main Questions of Ethics (A2.1, D1.1)
  • U2L2 Positions of Major Philosophers of Ethics (A2.2, D1.2)
  • U2L3 Ethical Theories Referencing Classic and Contemporary Texts (D2.1)
  • U2L4 Comparing Approaches of Ethics (D2.2)
  • U2L5 Strengths and Weaknesses of Approaches (D2.3)
  • U2L6 Understanding Influence of Ethics (D3.1)
  • U2L7 Ethics and Their Influence On Other Areas of Philosophy (D3.2)
  • U2L8 Focus Shaping The Evolution of Ethics (D3.3)
  • U2L9 Understanding Ideas in Ethics On Other Subjects (D3.4)
  • U2L10 Formulating Responses to Main Questions in Ethics (D4.1)
  • U2L11 Philosophical Exchanges of Questions in Ethics (A2.3, D4.2)
  • U2L12 Correctly Using Ethics Terminology (D4.3)
  • U2L13 Understanding Main Questions in Epistemology (E1.1)
  • U2L14 Positions of Major Philosophers in Epistemology (E1.2)
  • U2L15 Epistemological Theories Referencing Classic and Contemporary Texts (E2.1)
  • U2L16 Philosophical Approach To Epistemological Questions/Issues (E2.2)
  • U2L17 Strengths and Weaknesses of Philosophical Responses (E2.3)
  • U2L18 Understanding Influence of Ideas related to Epistemology (E3.1)
  • U2L19 Epistemology Influence On Other Areas of Philosophy (E3.2)
  • U2L20 Evolution of Epistemological Thought (E3.3)
  • U2L21 Understanding Influence of Epistemological Ideas (E3.4)
  • U2L22 Formulating Responses to Main Questions in Epistemology (E4.1)
  • U2L23 Philosophical Exchanges of Questions in Epistemology (A2.3, E4.2)
  • U2L24 Epistemology Terminology (E4.3)
  • Finish and Hand in HZT4U Unit 2 Assignment
  • HZT4U Unit 2 Online Test
  • HZT4U Unit 3 Overview
  • Accessibility to HZT4U Unit 3 Assignment
  • U3L1 Understanding Main Questions of Philosophy of Science (A3.1, F1.1)
  • U3L2 Positions of Major Philosophers of Philosophy of Science (Part 1) (A3.2, F1.2)
  • U3L3 Positions of Major Philosophers of Philosophy of Science (Part 2) (A3.2, F1.2)
  • U3L4 Theories of Philosophy of Science Using Classic Texts (Part 1) (A3.3, F2.1)
  • U3L5 Theories of Philosophy of Science Using Classic Texts (Part 2) (A3.3, F2.1)
  • U3L6 Comparing Philosophers and Their Approach to Philosophy of Science (A3.4, F2.2)
  • U3L7 Strengths and Weaknesses of Responses to Philosophy of Science (A3.5, F2.3)
  • U3L8 Influences of Philosophy of Science on Everyday Life (F3.1)
  • U3L9 Influences of Philosophy On Other Areas of Philosophy (Part 1) (F3.2)
  • U3L10 Influences of Philosophy On Other Areas of Philosophy (Part 2) (F3.2)
  • U3L11 Evolution of Philosophy of Science (Part 1) (F3.3)
  • U3L12 Evolution of Philosophy of Science (Part 2) (F3.3)
  • U3L13 Understanding Influence of Philosophy of Science (F3.4)
  • U3L14 Formulating Responses to Main Questions in Philosophy of Science (F4.1)
  • U3L15 Philosophical Exchanges in Philosophy of Science (F4.2)
  • U3L16 Philosophy of Science Terminology (F4.3)
  • U3L17 Main Questions in Social and Political Philosophy (Part 1) (G1.1)
  • U3L18 Main Questions in Social and Political Philosophy (Part 2) (G1.1)
  • U3L19 Positions of Philosophers in Social and Political Philosophy (Part 1) (G1.2)
  • U3L20 Positions of Philosophers in Social and Political Philosophy (Part 2) (G1.2)
  • U3L21 Theories in Social and Political Philosophy Referencing Texts (Part 1) (G2.1)
  • U3L22 Theories in Social and Political Philosophy Referencing Texts (Part 2) (G2.1)
  • U3L23 Philosophers and their Approach to Social and Political Philosophy (G2.2)
  • U3L24 Strengths and Weaknesses of Philosophical Responses (G2.3)
  • Finish and Hand in HZT4U Unit 3 Assignment
  • HZT4U Unit 4 Overview
  • Accessibility to HZT4U Unit 4 Assignment
  • U4L1 Understanding Influence of Social and Political Philosophy (Part 1) (A4.1, G3.1)
  • U4L2 Understanding Influence of Social and Political Philosophy (Part 2) (A4.1, G3.1)
  • U4L3 Social and Political Philosophy Influences on Other Areas (A4.3, G3.2)
  • U4L4 Evolution of Social and Political Philosophy (Part 1) (G3.3)
  • U4L5 Evolution of Social and Political Philosophy (Part 2) (G3.3)
  • U4L6 Influence of Social and Political Philosophy On Other Subjects (G3.4)
  • U4L7 Formulating Responses to Questions of Social and Political Philosophy (G4.1)
  • U4L8 Philosophical Exchanges With Others In Social and Political Philosophy (G4.2)
  • U4L9 Social and Political Philosophy Terminology (A4.2, G4.3)
  • U4L10 Understanding Main Questions in Aesthetics (A4.4, H1.1)
  • U4L11 Positions of Major Philosophers in Aesthetics (Part 1) (H1.2)
  • U4L12 Positions of Major Philosophers in Aesthetics (Part 2) (H1.2)
  • U4L13 Theories in Aesthetics Referencing Classic Texts (Part 1) (H2.1)
  • U4L14 Theories in Aesthetics Referencing Classic Texts (Part 2) (H2.1)
  • U4L15 Different Philosophers and their Approach to Aesthetics (H2.2)
  • U4L16 Strengths and Weaknesses of Responses to Aesthetics (H2.3)
  • U4L17 Understanding Influence of Aesthetics on Everyday Life (H3.1)
  • U4L18 Aesthetics and Influence On Other Areas of Philosophy (H3.2)
  • U4L19 Evolution of Aesthetics (Part 1) (H3.3)
  • U4L20 Evolution of Aesthetics (Part 2) (H3.3)
  • U4L21 Understanding Influence of Aesthetics On Other Subjects (H3.4)
  • U4L22 Responses to Main Questions of Aesthetics (H4.1)
  • U4L23 Philosophical Exchanges of Aesthetics (H4.2)
  • U4L24 Aesthetics Terminology (H4.3)
  • Finish and Hand in HZT4U Unit 4 Assignment
  • HZT4U Unit 4 Online Test
  • HZT4U Final Project
  • HZT4U Final Exam
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