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Department of Philosophy
Current Students

Graduate Program

As a student in the Philosophy program, you will be embarking on an exciting journey of inquiry and intellectual exploration.  Discover some of the resources that can help make your journey as a Ryerson student as successful as possible.
    

Curriculum and Enrolment Information

    

   

Student Support

   

  • The Student Learning Support Office is dedicated to helping students reach their academic potential. Particularly useful services include: web resources, workshops, one-on-one consultation, and peer-led learning groups.
  • The Ryerson Writing Centre offers handouts, workshops, and free individual consultation on all aspects of university-level writing.
  • Ryerson’s English Language Support unit helps students improve their overall communication skills.
  • Academic Accommodation Support (AAS) for students with disabilities. Students who need academic accommodation support based on disability should register with the Academic Accommodation Support (AAS) office. Once registered, the student must activate the sending of an accommodation letter via the online system used by AAS to each of their instructors outlining their approved accommodation(s) for each course. This should be done as early as possible, prior to a graded assignment, test or exam. In some cases, arrangements related to a student’s accommodation needs may be made by the student’s Academic Accommodation Support Facilitator on behalf of the student. Students are not required to provide their personal health information or seek accommodation directly from their professors, course instructors or teaching assistants as it pertains to academic accommodation for disabilities.
  • Career Counselling is a free and confidential service that will help you map out your career and education aspirations.
  • Personal Counselling is offered for students who are seeking advice and help when dealing with personal dilemmas.
  • Last but certainly not least, your professors and teaching assistants are eager to assist in your success. If you feel that you are struggling in any of your courses, or if you are hoping to improve your grades, it is always a good idea to meet with them during their office hours to discuss how you can perform to your full potential.
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International Opportunities

   

  • Ryerson International offers many resources for students who are interested in participating in exchange/study abroad programs, work/summer abroad programs, and has more information about funding opportunities for international experiences.
  • Additional information about opportunities to learn abroad can be found here.
  • In addition to formal exchange programs, it is possible to take courses at a different university (in Canada or elsewhere) and to have these courses credited towards your degree. To do this, you must request, in advance, a Letter of Permission from the Undergraduate Program Director.
  • International Services for Students provides support services for registered international students at Ryerson, and promotes international awareness to the Ryerson community.
  • Each year, the Alternative Spring Break program takes a group of students to a developing country to do community-building and educational outreach work.
  • Most years, Ryerson Philosophy BA students will have the opportunity of going abroad and earning 3 course credits towards their BA requirements through the Italy Credit Program in partnership with Vancouver Island University. For more information, please contact Prof. John Caruana at jcaruana@ryerson.ca.

 

Student Life and Leadership
   

philosophy society

 

 

   

  • The Bronze Essay Award recognizes an excellent essay written by a Philosophy Major in one of his or her Philosophy courses. Value: $250.
  • The Silver Essay Award recognizes an excellent essay written by a Philosophy Major in one of his or her Philosophy courses. Value: $300.
  • The Gold Essay Award is given for the best essay written by a Philosophy Major in one of his or her Philosophy courses. Value: $500.
  • The First Year Academic Excellence Award in Philosophy recognizes the outstanding academic performance by a first year BA Philosophy student. Value: $500.
  • The Second Year Academic Excellence Award in Philosophy recognizes the outstanding academic performance by a second year BA Philosophy student. Value: $500.
  • The Third Year Academic Excellence Award in Philosophy recognizes the outstanding academic performance by a third year BA Philosophy student. Value: $500.
  • The Fourth Year Academic Excellence Award in Philosophy recognizes the outstanding academic performance by a fourth year BA Philosophy student. Value: $500.

  
[PDF] Previous Award-Winners
   

        

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