Friday, November 27, 2009

tentative schedule for next year sans Borman and Hickson

PHILOSOPHY, 2010-2011 Fall/Winter courses

Course # Course Name Instructor Cap Days Term Meeting Time

PHIL-1001/6-001 Introduction Muir 70 MWF FW 1:30 – 2:20
PHIL-1001/6-002 Introduction Tomsons 70 MWF FW 9:30 – 10:20
PHIL-1001/6-003 Introduction Forsey 70 TTh FW 10:00 – 11:15

PHIL-1301/6-001 Intro Logical TBA 70 TTh FW 4:00 – 5:15

PHIL-2002/3-001 Classical Muir 50 MWF F 11:30 – 12:20
PHIL-2010/3-001 Existentialism Forsey 50 TTh W 11:30 – 12:45
PHIL-2219/3-001 Art Forsey 50 TTh F 11:30 – 12:45
PHIL-2233/3-001 Envir. Ethics Tomsons 50 MWF W 10:30 – 11:20

PHIL-3100/3-001 Epistemology Tomsons 50 MWF F 10:30 – 11:20
PHIL-3502/3-001 Medieval Muir 50 MWF W 11:30 – 12:20
PHIL-3508/3-001 18th Century Forsey 50 TTh F 2:30 – 3:45

PHIL-4502/3-001 Human Rights Tomsons 15 MWF F 2:30 – 3:45
PHIL-4503/3-001 Plato Muir 15 MWF W 2:30 – 3:45

PHIL-4700/3 Directed Study TBA 5 TBA F TBA
PHIL-4700/3 Directed Study TBA 5 TBA W TBA
PHIL-4800/6 Thesis Course TBA 5 TBA FW TBA

Cross-listed courses:

Course # Course Name Instructor Cap Days Term Meeting Time

POL/PHIL-2200-001 Social & Political Phil Boucher 50 TTh FW 10:30 – 11:15


I just received this email from Elizabeth Dawes. All students must contact Colin Russell for a one on one consultation. I will also post the tentative schedule so students can have some info before they go into these consultations. Professor Borman and Hickson are not on the schedule even tentatively so I am assuming that the dean is not considering keeping them, I think that any student going into these consultaions should stress that keeping them would help us meet our requirments and help keep the intregety of the department.

Hello all

Colin Russell, Registrar, has agreed to provide advising to all Philosophy majors and Honours students on an individual basis in order to assist students in planning their degree program. Philosophy students should contact him directly at or 786-9337 in order to set up an appointment. He will sign all required forms for majors and Honours students in Philosophy.

The Philosophy courses to be offered in 2010-11 have been carefully selected in order to meet the needs of the greatest number of students. As was the case in 2009-10, there will be two Honours seminars available in addition to directed readings and the Honours thesis. Also, we were able to arrange for PHIL-2200/6 (Social and Political Philosophy) to be offered by professor Boucher through the Politics department.

Students in the three year BA should expect to be able to meet all degree requirements in a three year period, assuming that an appropriate selection of courses has been made. However, as is the case in all small programs, students may find that their preferred courses are not available.

While it may not be possible for Honours students to complete all of their Honours credits in a single year, this is typically the case in small programs. For example, in French Studies which has six full-time members, students usually complete their Honours courses over a two year period beginning in their third year.

Colin Russell will work with you to explore all of the options and to select the courses that best meet your needs. If a gap affecting multiple students is identified, we will look at the possibility of adding a course to the 2010-11 offerings. We appreciate your patience during this time of transition.

Best wishes,

Dr. Elizabeth Dawes
Associate Dean of Arts
University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB Canada
R3B 2E9
Telephone: (204) 786-9942
Fax: (204) 774-4134

Friday, November 20, 2009

Link to new facebook page

hello all,
this is a site that has been set up in response to the proposed amalgamation. Please check it out, it frames some of the problems and is also a place for brainstorming new ideas.

Also anyone concerned about this issue and who would like to have their voice heard please email me a

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

emergency meeting tomorrow

There will be a meeting tomorrow, it will be from 12:30 - 1:20 in room Rice 3R40. I am not sure if this is a free period but hopefully some of you can make it out. This meeting will be to discuss the changes that are being proposed for the department next year. Sorry for the short notice, the proposed changes have just come to the associations attention and they seem to demand immediate action.