|Humanities 1001 - Humanities and the Contemporary World. |
Humanities and the Contemporary World is a study of contemporary ideas found in movies,
popular music, television, comic books, graphic novels, and cultural phenomena such as
professional sporting events and fashion. The course will also focus on the mastery of
|Humanities 1002 - Six Texts That Changed the World . |
Six Texts That Changed the World is a study of six texts which have helped shape the world
we live in. Current texts were are reading are Aeschylus' Eumenides, Plato's Republic,
Descartes' Meditations, Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals, Nietzsche's Genealogy
of Morality, and Beckett's Waiting for Godot. The course is designed to develop the
skills of reading, writing, and interpreting.
|Humanities 2001 - The Ancient World. |
The Ancient World is an exploration of the great ancient civilizations of the Near East,
Greece, and Rome and their role in shaping Western culture and society.
|Humanities 2002 - Thought and Society in the Medieval World . |
Thought and Society in the Medieval World examines thought, art, spirituality and politics
through the writings of such figures as Dante, Chaucer, Hildegaard, and Catherine of Sienna.
This was the time of the Crusades, the Black Death, and the rise of Islam. Historical-cultural
watersheds such as these will be our focus.
|Humanities 2010 - Themes in Humanities (Interdisciplinary Seminar) . |
Themes in Humanities (Interdisciplinary Seminar) is a seminar course in which a specific
theme - love, evil, God, war, sexuality, skepticism and others - is explored through various
disciplines, including literature, history, philosophy, physics, biology, music, and visual art. It is a team-taught course with guest lectures from professors throughout the arts and sciences
contributing under the direction of one Humanities professor.
|Humanities 2010 - Themes in Humanities (Interdisciplinary Seminar): Love.. |
Our theme is love and, with various guest presenters, we will explore it through various disciplines
including philosophy, literature, visual art and the natural sciences.
|Humanities 2100 - Special Topics: Writing, Reading, Interpreting.. |
Special Topics: Writing, Reading, Interpreting (Winter 2015) is a seminar course which
focuses on developing your abilities as a writer. Does your writing have stylistic control?
Does it have intellectual force? How well do you develop your ideas? Because of our
intense focus on your writing, the volume of required reading will be kept to a minimum. We
will engage in a close reading of one core text: Plato's Republic. This focus will allow you to
develop your own interpretative judgement through writing multiple short papers in several
drafts. Significant class time will be reserved for the discussion of your writing.
|Humanities 2100-2109 - Special Topics. |
Special Topics encompasses a range of special topics courses offered every year.
|Humanities 2101 - Special Topics: Six Women Who Changed the World.. |
We will focus on six women whose ideas had lasting influence: early feminist Mary Aspell,
Czarina Alexandra of Russia ("the divine right of kings"), Margaret Thatcher, Mother Teresa,
Indigenous activist and Nobel Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu. We will also introduce other
female figures of significance.
|Humanities 3001 - The Early Modern Period: Renaissance, Reformation, and Beyond. |
The Early Modern Period: Renaissance, Reformation, and Beyond is a study of the period
from 1450 to 1650. This is the time of the European colonization of the Americas, the
decline of feudalism, and the golden age of piracy. We will explore the roots of this world
through the work of such people as Machiavelli, Luther, Calvin, Descartes, Mme de
Lafayette, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Isaac Newton, and Galileo.
|Humanities 3002 - The Modern World: Reason and Romanticism. |
The Modern World: Reason and Romanticism examines emerging conceptions of the modern
self and society as expressed in philosophy, science, political revolution and constitution,
visual art and literature during the period 1650-1850. We will seek to understand this period
through the writing of people such as Jane Austen, John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau,
Adam Smith, Alexis de Tocqueville, Friedrich Schiller, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and
|Humanities 3010 - The Nature of Interpretation . |
The Nature of Interpretation introduces students to central concepts and debates concerning
the nature of meaning and interpretation as they pertain to music, literature, the visual arts,
and various other phenomena (e.g., religious experience, pop culture). Students will gain
familiarity with contemporary and historical approaches.
|Humanities 3020 - Perspectives on the Environment. |
Perspectives on the Environment is an examination of modern Western, religious, feminist,
Indigenous and other ways of understanding the natural world as expressed through music,
visual art, literature, and other disciplines.
|Humanities 3100 - Special Topics: Contemporary Indigenous Ideas.. |
Special Topics: Contemporary Indigenous Ideas (Winter 2015) considers a range of ideas
from Indigenous academics, writers and leaders in North America and beyond. We will take
a critical approach.
|Humanities 3100-3109 - Special Topics. |
Special Topics encompasses a range of special topics in Humanities.
|Humanities 3101 - Special Topics: Hegel's Social and Political Thought.. |
This seminar will focus on the social and Political thought of G.W.F. Hegel. An important
divide in contemporary social-political thinking exists between liberals and communitarians.
Early in the 19th c., with great foresight, Hegel had already seen this 20th c. division
developing and he thought it problematic. His own thinking unites these sides. We will
reflect on his synthesis, with particular attention to his work The Elements of the Philosophy
|Humanities 4001 - The Postmodern World: Authority and Rebellion. |
The Postmodern World: Authority and Rebellion is a study of the rapid change that has been
occurring from the Industrial Revolution to our modern digital world. This course explores
major developments in culture, thought, the arts, and science. We will study thinkers such as
Jacques Derrida and Roland Barthes, and novelists such as Thomas Pynchon and Don
|Humanities 4010 - Authors, Events, and Texts . |
Authors, Events, and Texts examines the lives and times of such authors as Charles Dickens,
Thomas More, St. Augustine, Virginia Wolff, Mary Shelley, Doris Lessing, and the authors of
the four gospels. This course focuses on close readings of specific authors, and thus is distinct
from theme-oriented courses in Humanities
|Humanities 4020-4029 - Special Topics. |
Special Topics encompasses a range of special topics in Humanities.
|Humanities 4950 - Independent Project (Directed Research) . |
Independent Project (Directed Research) will have students complete an independent
research project under the supervision of one or more faculty member or members. Topics
must have the approval of the Programme Chair of Humanities.
- Prerequisite: Pre-requisite: 24 credit hours in Humanities, including HUMN 3010