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Course Description for HZT4U Grade 12 Philosophy Online Course


Grade 12 Philosophy (HZT4U) 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.

Summary of Units and Timelines for Grade 12 Philosophy HZT4U

Below is the suggested sequence of course unit delivery as well as the recommended number of hours to complete the respective unit. For complete details of targeted expectations within each unit and activity, please see each Unit Overview found in the HZT4U course profile.


Unit Order

Unit Name

Suggested Time

Unit 1

Philosophical Foundations

25 hours

Unit 2


25 hours


Mid Semester Point


Unit 3


25 hours

Unit 4

Political and Social Philosophy

25 hours

Unit 5

Course Summative

10 hours



Total 110 Hours

Grade12 Philosophy-HZT4U

  • Courses are not refundable. You may change your course within 7 days of purchase with no extra charge.

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