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Honours Programme in Philosophy

Next to the regular Bachelor's Honours programme, the Honours College also offers a philosophical programme: the Honours Programme in Philosophy (HPiPh). This programme, which comprises a total of 45 ECTS, offers a broad and in-dept introduction to the main areas of  Western philosophy, such as the history of western philosophy (from Socrates to Sartre, so to speak), ethics, social and political philosohpy, reasoning and arguing, and philosophy of science. In addition, students explore their own field of study through a philosophical lens and they participate in two skills modules and one personal development workshop offered by the Honours College.

This Honours Programme in Philosophy is an interesting option for students who are keen on receiving a rigorous training in philosophy and exploring the philosophy of their field from a broad academic and social perspective. Successful participation in this programme also allows for participation in the Philosophy of a Specific Discipline Bachelor. This ambitious and selective programme is open to a maximum of 25 students. 

Please note that students must choose between either applying for the regular Bachelor's Honours Programme or for the Honours Programme in Philosophy. Additionally, this programme is not available to students from the Faculty of Philosophy due to a significant overlap in course units between this programme and the regular philosophy degree. 

Overview of course units in the Honours Programme in Philosophy:

Year + Term Course ECTS

Y1

semester II b

Philosophy of Science 5 ECTS

Y2 

semester I a

History of Philosophy I 5 ECTS

Y2 

semester Ib

History of Philosophy II 5 ECTS

Y2 

semester II a

Reasoning and Arguing 5 ECTS

Y2 

semester II b

Good and Evil: Introduction to Ethics 5 ECTS

Y3 

semester I a

Social and Political Philosophy 5 ECTS

Y3 

semester II a

Philosophy of ... (to choose from):
- the Humanities
- Life Sciences
- Social Sciences
- Cognitive Sciences
- Natural Sciences
5 ECTS
-

Choice between a Broadening Module from the Honours College Petrus Camper Track in year 2 or third year course philosophy in year 3

5 ECTS
-

Two Skills Modules (2 ECTS each) from the Honours College Petrus Camper Track

4 ECTS
-

Pick Your Own-talent (PYO-t)

1 ECTS

More information and a description of the courses can be found in this brochure. Course information can also be found in the online course catalogue Ocasys.

For more information on the content of this programme and the selection procedure, join us online in one of the information sessions, contact the coordinator of this programme  (Derek van Zoonen) at honours.advisor rug.nl.

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