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Honours Liberal Arts (60 credits)

Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

Revision, May 2014. Start of revision.

The Honours in Liberal Arts exposes students to texts from and histories of a suitably wide range of cultures and societies. Students are able to choose among three intellectual streams: literature and the arts (including theatre and architecture); history, culture and society; and philosophy and religion. Students in each stream must satisfy a language requirement as well as distribution requirements in relation to minimum number of 300/400+ level courses; maximum number of courses in one discipline; geographical areas and historical periods.

Honours student must maintain a program GPA of 3.30 and an overall GPA of 3.00.

All students in the Honours Liberal Arts are also required to complete a Minor Concentration in a language program (other than English). Students who are native speakers of a language other than English are strongly encouraged to fulfill this requirement in a third language.

The approved language minors are:
Minor Concentration in Classics (Language Stream)
Minor Concentration in East Asian Language and Literature or Supplementary East Asian Language
Minor Concentration in German Language
Minor Concentration in Hispanic Languages
Minor Concentration in Italian Studies
Minor Concentration in Jewish Studies
Minor Concentration in French Language and Literature – French Language
Minor Concentration in World Islamic & Middle East Studies
Minor Concentration in Russian
Minor Concentration in Scriptural Languages

Required Courses (9 credits)

Honours Liberal Arts students are required to take three courses designed to help them reflect on the contemporary significance of a Liberal Arts education and on their experience in the Liberal Arts program.

  • LIBA 202 Introduction to Liberal Arts (3 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    LIBA : An introduction to the compass and significance of a Liberal Arts education, focusing on contemporary developments and challenges in the humanities. It considers the contribution of a range of disciplines and approaches across a wide range of linguistic traditions, geographical areas and time periods and pays particular attention to the global dimension of contemporary humanistic culture.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Eugenio Bolongaro (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): Only open to students in the Liberal Arts program.
  • LIBA 402 Seminar in Liberal Arts (3 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    LIBA : Readings and discussions on liberal arts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Open only to U2 and U3 students
  • LIBA 490 Honours Thesis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    LIBA : Under the direction of a supervisor, students research and complete an honours thesis on an approved subject in Liberal Arts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction(s): Only open to students enrolled in the Liberal Arts Honours program. Instructor's Approval Required.

Complementary Courses (51 credits)

Honours students must complete 51 credits in one of the three specialized streams set out below.

The distribution requirements for all streams are the following:

(a) at least 9 credits from the 200-level introductory courses within one stream;

(b) at least 24 credits must be from courses at the 300 level or above; at least 6 credits must be at the 400 level or above (language courses cannot count toward satisfying this requirement);

(c) no more than 21 credits can be from a single discipline;

(d) geographical area: at least 6 credits in coursework primarily emphasizing Africa and/or Asia, and at least 6 credits in coursework emphasizing Europe and/or the Americas or Australasia, and

(e) historical periods: at least 6 credits in coursework primarily emphasizing texts or history from before 1500, and at least 6 credits in coursework primarily emphasizing texts or history from 1500-1900 (a given course may satisfy both the geographical area and the historical period requirement).

Stream 1: Literature and the Arts (including Theatre & Architecture)

This stream is designed for students whose primary interests lie in the study of literature and the arts across geographical boundaries and historical traditions.

Approved courses are listed below. The courses appearing in List A are introductory in nature and should be taken early in the program. The courses appearing in List B are of two kind: (a) courses taught in the "core" disciplines in this stream, and (b) courses taught in other disciplines which are nevertheless pertinent to this stream. Though wide ranging, the choice of courses is limited by the stream's orientation, as well as by the overall objectives of the Liberal Arts Program.

The additional courses may be substituted with the approval of the Program Director.

Students must choose 51 credits as follows:
9 credits from the courses in List A
42 credits from the courses in List B

List A (9 credits)

  • ARTH 204 Introduction to Medieval Art and Architecture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communication Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Surveys the arts from late Antiquity to the fourteenth century in Western Europe. Focuses on the body and space to introduce artistic and architectural concepts, practices, and styles from the late Roman, Byzantine and Carolingian empires to monastic and royal patronage of the French Kings.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • ARTH 205 Introduction to Modern Art (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communication Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : The course is an introduction to the modern period in art history which begins around 1750. It examines the development in both painting and sculpture and relates to changes in the social and political climate of the times.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Mary Hunter (Winter)

  • ARTH 207 Introduction Early Modern Art 1400-1700 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communication Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Surveys visual culture of early modern Europe across various social spheres and geographical locations.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • ARTH 209 Introduction to Ancient Art and Architecture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communication Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Survey of ancient art and architecture: pre-historic Europe, ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. Focus is on issues of political power, gender, sexuality, race, the formation of individual and group identities, and the relation between the body and social space.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • CLAS 200 Introduction to Ancient Greek Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Survey of ancient Greek literature in translation from Homer to Second Sophistic, covering the key genres and texts of the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Imperial eras. The material to be discussed includes Archaic epic, lyric and elegy; Classical tragedy, comedy and historiography; Hellenistic poetry, and literature of the Roman Imperial period.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Lynn Kozak (Winter)

  • CLAS 203 Greek Mythology (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : A survey of the myths and legends of Ancient Greece.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Margaret Palczynski (Fall)

  • CLAS 208 Introduction to Roman Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Survey of Roman literature in translation from Plautus to Augustine, covering the key genres and texts of the Republican and Imperial eras.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • EAST 211 Introduction: East Asian Culture: China (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course provides a critical introduction to central themes in Chinese culture. The course will also examine the changing representations of the Chinese cultural tradition in the West. Readings will include original sources in translation from the fields of literature, philosophy, religion, and cultural history.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Grace S Fong (Winter)

  • EAST 212 Introduction: East Asian Culture: Japan (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : An introduction to Japan which presents various aspects of Japanese literature, culture, history, religions, philosophy and society.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Brian Bergstrom (Fall)

  • EAST 213 Introduction: East Asian Culture: Korea (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course provides a critical introduction to central themes in Korean culture, including Korean literature, religions, philosophy, and socio-economic formations.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Michelle Cho (Fall)

  • EAST 215 Introduction to East Asian Art (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Introductory survey of some of the major developments in the visual arts of Japan, China, and Korea. Emphasis will be placed on the diversity of artistic traditions in East Asia and the intersections among these traditions.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students taking or who have taken ARTH 215.
  • ENGL 202 Departmental Survey of English Literature 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A survey of English literature before 1750 for students registered in English programs.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Michael Raby (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Restriction: Limited to students in English programs only
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ENGL 200
  • ENGL 203 Departmental Survey of English Literature 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A survey of English literature after 1750 for students registered in English programs.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Tabitha Sparks (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ENGL 202 or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Limited to students in English programs only
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ENGL 201
  • ENGL 215 Introduction to Shakespeare (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : A study of a selection of plays, in their intellectual and theatrical context, with an emphasis on the interplay of text and performance.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Kenneth H Borris (Winter)

    • Winter
  • ENGL 230 Introduction to Theatre Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: English (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    English (Arts) : An introduction to dramatic literature, text analysis, textual and performance theory, and theatre history.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Erin Jane Hurley (Fall)

    • Fall
  • FREN 250 Littérature française avant 1800 (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language & Literature (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French (Arts) : Introduction à la littérature française des origines à la fin du 18e siècle.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Normand Doiron (Fall)

    • Fall
  • FREN 251 Littérature française depuis 1800 (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language & Literature (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French (Arts) : Introduction à la littérature française des 19e et 20e siècles.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Marie Mossé (Fall) Alain Farah (Winter)

    • Fall, Winter
  • FREN 252 Littérature québécoise (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language & Literature (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French (Arts) : Introduction à la littérature québécoise des origines à nos jours.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Michel Biron (Winter)

    • Fall, Winter
  • GERM 259 Introduction to German Literature 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Introduction to the major authors, genres, and topics of German literature from the Middle Ages to the Age of Goethe, including the Nibelungenlied, Faust, classical tragedy, and the rise of the novel.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Arnim Henning Seelig (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Given in English
  • HISP 225 Hispanic Civilization 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : A survey of historical and cultural elements which constitute the background of the Hispanic world up to the 18th century; a survey of the pre-Columbian indigenous civilizations (Aztec, Maya and Inca) and the conquest of America.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Kathleen M Sibbald (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Taught in English
  • HISP 241 Survey of Spanish Literature 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : From the origins to the Golden Age through a study of representative works.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: David A Boruchoff (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Taught in Spanish
    • Prerequisite: successful completion of HISP 220D1/D2, HISP 219 or equivalent
  • ISLA 200 Islamic Civilization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : An introduction to, and survey of, the religious, literary, artistic, legal, philosophical and scientific traditions that constituted Islamic civilization from the 7th Century until the mid-19th Century.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Prashant Keshavmurthy (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Note: All readings are in English.
  • ISLA 210 Muslim Societies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : An introduction to the different, often disparate, ways in which Muslims live and think in the modern world (19th-21st centuries). Muslim social contexts across the globe and cyberspace.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Malek Abisaab (Winter)

    • Winter
  • ITAL 230 Understanding Italy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : An introductory critical perspective on a series of issues (North/South, Church/State, the family, regionalism, Fascism) related to contemporary Italy through novels, films and essays.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Eugenio Bolongaro (Fall)

    • Course will be taught in English
  • ITAL 295 Italian Cultural Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : A cultural studies approach to contemporary Italian society. Focus on distinctive traits of Italian popular culture through literature, film, television and other media.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Giuliana Minghelli (Winter)

    • Fall
    • Given in Italian
    • Prerequisite: ITAL 215D1/D2 or 216 or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ITAL 328.
  • LLCU 220 Introduction to Literary Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    LLCU : A literary analysis course that introduces the tools and critical terms needed for studying poetry and prose fiction, discussing formal and stylistic differences, organizing and writing critical essays.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • RELG 203 Bible and Western Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : To provide students of the humanities with knowledge of the Bible as a tool for interpreting religious references in Western literature, art and music. Biblical stories (e.g. Creation, Exodus), key figures (e.g. David, Job, Mary), and common motifs (e.g. Holy City, Pilgrimage, Bride) are explored, then illustrated by later cultural forms.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

    Instructors: Jeffrey Keiser (Fall) Jeffrey Keiser (Winter)

    • Fall and Winter
  • RUSS 223 Russian 19th Century: Literary Giants 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : The Golden Age of Russian literature: from Pushkin, Lermontov, and Gogol to the first works of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. This course traces the rise of a coherent literary tradition in Russia, exploring authors’ relationships to the burgeoning tradition and to their historical and cultural context.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Anna Berman (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Given in English
  • RUSS 224 Russian 19th Century: Literary Giants 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : This course explores the masterpieces of late nineteenth-century Russian literature. From psychological realism and the novel of ideas to the rise of the great short story; Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Leskov, and Chekhov.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Anna Berman (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Given in English

Music: up to 9 credits of Music courses (labelled MUAR) can be selected in consultation with the Program Director.

List B (42 credits)

Students in the Literature and the Arts (including Theatre and Architecture) stream may choose from:
- any course (other than a course dedicated to teaching a language) at the 200 level or above in the following departments and programs: Architecture (ARCH), Art History and Communication Studies (labelled ARTH), Classics (CLAS), English (ENGL), French (FREN), German Studies (GERM), Hispanic Studies (HISP), Italian Studies (ITAL), Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLCU), and Russian Studies (RUSS); and

- any course (other than a course dedicated to teaching a language) at the 200 level or above in Jewish Studies (JWST) listed in the eCalendar under the headings “Biblical Studies,” “Languages and Literatures – Hebrew” and “Language and Literature – Yiddish.”

Students in this stream may also choose a maximum of 12 credits from the following list:

  • AFRI 401 Swahili Language and Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Inst for the St of Development (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    African Studies : Basic knowledge of the Swahili language and culture with emphasis on handling circumstances that might be encountered in field research: everyday conversation, developing aural and oral skills and mastering basic grammar rules, understanding cultural norms and practices, issues of culture sensitivity and appropriateness.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Angela Ngaira (Fall)

    • Note: Priority to students in the African Studies Program and/or participants of the Canadian Field Studies in Africa program and to students with a demonstrable need related to internship or research. Approval by African Studies Program Adviser required.
  • ARCH 250 Architectural History 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : The study of architecture in relation to landscape, urban form and culture, from Antiquity to the end of the Middle Ages.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Carlos Ivan Rueda Plata (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)
  • ARCH 251 Architectural History 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Global architectural urban history in the 20th century. The course is organized chronologically. The topic of each week is coupled with focus on an individual city, and introduces the work of an architect.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Aysenur Türeli (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 250
  • ARCH 354 Architectural History 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : General introduction to modern architecture in western Europe from the 19th century to the 20th avant-garde. The course uses a thematic approach, based upon specific textual sources and buildings drawn particularly from Italy, France, England and Germany.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Martin Bressani (Fall)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisites: ARCH 250 and ARCH 251
  • ARCH 355 Architectural History 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : The study of architecture and cities in the 20th century.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Annmarie Adams (Winter)

    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisites: ARCH 250 and ARCH 251
  • ARCH 531 Architectural Intentions Vitruvius - Renaissance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Architectural intentions embodied in buildings and writings of architects from antiquity to the Renaissance. Special emphasis is placed on the cultural connections of architecture to science and philosophy.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (2-0-7)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 251
  • ARCH 532 Origins of Modern Architecture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Architecture (Faculty of Engineering)

    Overview

    Architecture : Examination of architectural intentions (theory and practice) in the European context (especially France, Italy and England), during the crucial period that marks the beginning of the modern era.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • (2-0-7)
    • Prerequisite: ARCH 251
  • ARTH 352 Feminism in Art and Art History (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communication Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : A consideration of the impact of feminism on recent art history, focusing on the examination of gender constructions in art and theory.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • EAST 307 Topics: Chinese Language and Literature 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of selected topics and aspects of Chinese literature and/or language. The content of the course may vary from year to year.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Renzhong Wang (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: EAST 211 or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Departmental approval required
  • EAST 308 Topics: Chinese Language and Literature 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of selected topics and aspects of Chinese literature and/or language. The content of the course may vary from year to year.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Renzhong Wang (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: EAST 211 or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Departmental approval required
  • EAST 350 Gender and Sexuality in Chinese Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Gender and sexuality in modern and/or premodern Chinese literature with emphasis on representation of gender relations, notions of masculinity and femininity, morality and sexuality. Readings from fiction, drama, poetry, and/or other genres are approached from a variety of critical perspectives.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: EAST 211 or permission of instructor.
    • Note: Readings in English translation.
  • EAST 351 Women Writers of China (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : A study of fiction, drama, and poetry by women writers in imperial, modern, and/or contemporary China.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Core course for the Women's Studies program
    • Prerequisite: EAST 211 or permission of instructor.
  • EAST 352 Critical Approaches to Chinese Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course will examine traditional and/or modern genres of Chinese literature with a focus on different forms of Chinese and Western literary analysis.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Xiao Liu (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 211.
  • EAST 353 Approaches to Chinese Cinema (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Development of Chinese film in the 20th century, with an emphasis on both critical approaches to film as well as film history.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Xiao Liu (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: EAST 211.
  • EAST 356 Modern & Contemporary Chinese Art (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Examination of modern Chinese art and visual culture from the 1920's to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the formation of the artistic avant-garde in the 20th century and its relation to socialist and post-socialist mass culture.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students taking or who have taken ARTH 356.
  • EAST 362 Japanese Cinema (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course will study the development of film in Japan during the 20th century with a particular focus on the analysis of film form, genres and history.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Yuriko Furuhata (Fall)

  • EAST 453 Topics: Chinese Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Advanced seminar in selected genres, themes and issues in Chinese literature.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: A 300-level course in any literature.
  • EAST 454 Topics: Chinese Cinema (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Advanced seminar in selected themes and issues in Chinese film.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Xiao Liu (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: EAST 353, a 300-level film studies course, or permission of the instructor.
  • EAST 456 Chinese Drama and Popular Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course will examine the regional background of popular culture in Late Imperial China, focusing on the development of distinct traditions of regional drama. The levels of texts and audiences and the social and ritual contexts of theatrical performance in pre-modern China will also be considered.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: EAST 211 or permission of instructor
  • EAST 457 Brushwork in Chinese Painting (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : The seminar takes an in-depth look at the function and meaning of the brushwork in traditional Chinese painting. Analysis of paintings will be combined to close readings of theoretical texts in translation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: At least one EAST or ARTH course or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students taking or who have taken ARTH 457.
  • EAST 461 Inventing Modern Japanese Novel (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : An examination of the modern Japanese novel as a form which both affirms and resists the form of the European novel. Readings explore the particular problems of the Japanese novel in the context of modernization, westernization, and colonialism.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Any course in literature or cultural studies above the introductory level, or permission of instructor
  • EAST 464 Image, Text, Performance (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Drawing on theoretical approaches from a variety of media studies, including cinema, performance and performativity, and elsewhere, this course looks at cultural production in premodern and modern Japan. Topics to be addressed range from calligraphy and writing, to theatre, and film.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Any East Asian Studies course above the introductory level, or permission of the instructor
  • EAST 467 Topics: Japanese Cinema (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Topics in the study of Japanese cinema.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: EAST 214, EAST 362 or permission of the instructor.
  • EAST 550 Classical Chinese Poetry Themes and Genres (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : A study of major themes and genres of classical Chinese poetry from its beginnings to the Yuan dynasty (14th century), with emphasis on critical analysis of text and context. Readings of poems in the original.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): EAST 433 or permission of instructor
  • EAST 562 Japanese Literary Theory and Practice (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course examines Japanese theories of literary production and practice with an emphasis on 20th century thought.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): Any course in EAST above the 200 level and at least a year of an East Asian Language, or permission of instructor
  • EAST 569 Advanced Topics: Japanese Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of selected topics and aspects of Japanese literature. The content of the course may vary from year to year from contemporary to modern to pre-modern literature.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: one advanced course in EAST or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Departmental approval required
  • HIST 345 History of Italian Renaissance (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : An introduction to the economy, society, politics and intellectual developments in Italy from approximately 1300 to the early 16th century.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 214 or consent of instructor
  • HIST 405 European Cultural History 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A survey of 19th century French and European cultural/intellectual history. The sequel to this course is HIST 415.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 214 and HIST 215, or a course in European intellectual history or consent of the instructor
  • HIST 411 African Intellectual History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : In depth discussion of a topic or individual in African or African diasporic intellectual history, focusing on the reading of primary sources.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: A previous course in African history or permission of instructor.
  • HIST 414 Canadian Cultural History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A cultural history of Canada, with culture defined in both the anthropological sense as comprising an entire way of life-,material, intellectual and spiritual- and in the familiar sense of embodying the life of the intellect and the arts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 202 or HIST 203 or permission of the instructor.
  • HIST 426 Topics: British Cultural History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Selected topics in intellectual and cultural history of Britain and Ireland, focusing on discussion of primary texts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 215 or a course in British history or permission of instructor
  • HIST 456 Russian Intellectual History 1825-1917 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Sequel to HIST 446, from the year of the Decembrist insurrection to the Bolshevik Revolution. Discussion of the Russian influence on European and American intellectuals in the 19th century.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 236 or a course in European intellectual history, or consent of instructor
  • ISLA 385 Poetics & Politics in Arabic Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Major issues in classical and modern Arabic literature; how poetics and politics interact in classical and modern, popular folktales and high literature, novels and poetry. The politics of translation from Arabic into English.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 210 or permission of instructor.
    • Note: Reading and discussion in English.
  • ISLA 388 Persian Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Examination of literature produced in the Persian-speaking world from the mid 10th to the late 20th century C.E. A broad selection of texts (prose and poetry) will be studied in translation.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Prashant Keshavmurthy (Winter)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: ISLA 200 or permission of instructor.
    • Note: Readings in English.
  • ISLA 392 Arabic Literature as World Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Consideration of Arabic literature as part of world literature, including exploration of tensions between reading Arabic literature as local, discrete and self-contained and as part of larger global phenomena.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Michelle Laura Hartman (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ISLA 210 or permission of instructor.
  • ISLA 585 Arab Women's Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Explorations of writings by Arab women. Issues include: translation/reception, gender and genre, categories of knowledge about Arab women, feminist and post-colonial theories/methodologies.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Michelle Laura Hartman (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 392 or permission of instructor.
    • Note: Readings in English translation.
  • PHIL 336 Aesthetics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An introduction to issues central to aesthetic theory; the nature of aesthetic judgment, perception of the aesthetic object, the nature of the art object.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Michel-Antoine Xhignesse (Fall)

  • PHIL 436 Aesthetics 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An advanced discussion of issues in aesthetics.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: David Davies (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: PHIL 336 or written permission of the instructor
  • RELG 210 Jesus of Nazareth (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : A critical study of selected ancient and modern accounts of the aims and person of Jesus. Attention will be given also to the question of the historical sources and to the relationship between faith and history.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Ian H Henderson (Fall)

    • Fall, Winter and Summer
  • RELG 302 Literature of Ancient Israel 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An introduction to the literature of Ancient Israel in English translation. Reading and interpreting representative selections.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Patricia Kirkpatrick (Winter)

    • Fall
  • RELG 303 Literature of Ancient Israel 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Approaches to historical-critical scholarship and to the historical background of the Old Testament. Part of the course will be an examination of methods of biblical analysis through the use of learning cells.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Gerbern Oegema (Fall)

    • Winter
  • RELG 307 Bible, Quran & Interpretations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Jewish, Christian and Muslim scriptures as responses to earlier sacred texts and in the light of post-scriptural interpretations. The debates, polemics, interpretative strategies, and intellectual and spiritual sharing produced by these three religions in accepting, explaining, amplifying, modifying, and selectively rejecting their and other sacred scriptures.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
  • RELG 311 New Testament Studies 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An introduction to the interpretation of the New Testament.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Frederick Tappenden (Fall)

    • Fall
  • RELG 312 New Testament Studies 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An introduction to the critical study of the Gospels.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Frederick Tappenden (Winter)

    • Winter
  • RELG 313 Topics in Biblical Studies 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Topics in biblical studies. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
  • RELG 314 Topics in Biblical Studies 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Topics of current interest in or between world religions.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Summer
  • RELG 345 Religion and the Arts 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Topics of current interest in Religion and the Arts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • RELG 347 Topics in Religion and the Arts (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Topics in religion and the arts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • RELG 355 Religion and the Arts 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Topics of current interest in Religion and the Arts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • RELG 455 Religion and the Performing Arts in South India (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : This course focuses on the place of religion in historical representations and performance practices of "classical" South Indian performing arts such as Bharatanatyam dance and Karnatak music. In particular, it lays emphasis on politics of the twentieth-century reinvention of these arts by elites in the Tamil and Telugu-speaking regions.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Davesh Soneji (Winter)

    • Fall
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken RELG 363

Stream 2: History, Culture, and Society

This stream is designed for students whose primary interests lie in the study of history, culture, and society across geographical boundaries and historical traditions.

Approved courses are listed below. The courses appearing in List A are introductory in nature and should be taken early in the program. The courses appearing in List B are of two kind: (a) courses taught in the "core" disciplines in this stream, and (b) courses taught in other disciplines which are nevertheless pertinent to this stream. Though wide ranging, the choice of courses is limited by the stream's orientation, as well as by the overall objectives of the Liberal Arts Program.

The additional courses may be substituted with the approval of the Program Director.

Students must choose 51 credits as follows:
9 credits from the courses in List A
42 credits from the courses in List B

List A (9 credits)

  • CATH 200 Introduction to Catholicism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Catholic Studies : An interdisciplinary study of the Roman Catholic tradition in its changing contexts. Traces major themes in the Catholic tradition. Emphasis will vary from year to year on spiritual, intellectual, institutional, cultural and historical dimensions.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Douglas B Farrow (Fall)

  • COMS 200 History of Communication (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communication Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Communication Studies : The social and cultural implications of major developments in communications from prehistory to the electronic era. Thematic and conceptual introduction to the underlying media technologies and to some key issues and practices of historical thinking about their role in society.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Dylan Mulvin (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have ENGC 200.
  • COMS 210 Introduction to Communication Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communication Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Communication Studies : The social and cultural implications of media. Surveys theory and case studies relevant key issues such as the ownership, structure and governance of media industries; the significance of emergent media technologies; and the roles of media as cultural forms and practices.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Rafico Ruiz (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ENGL 278 or ENGC 210
  • COMS 230 Communication and Democracy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communication Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Communication Studies : Introduction to investigation of the relationship between communication, media practices and democracy. Examines the role of media and communication in existing and emerging democratic contexts, and the challenges of constructing and maintaining a democratic media and communication environment on the domestic and international levels.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Darin Barney (Fall)

  • EAST 211 Introduction: East Asian Culture: China (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course provides a critical introduction to central themes in Chinese culture. The course will also examine the changing representations of the Chinese cultural tradition in the West. Readings will include original sources in translation from the fields of literature, philosophy, religion, and cultural history.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Grace S Fong (Winter)

  • EAST 212 Introduction: East Asian Culture: Japan (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : An introduction to Japan which presents various aspects of Japanese literature, culture, history, religions, philosophy and society.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Brian Bergstrom (Fall)

  • EAST 213 Introduction: East Asian Culture: Korea (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course provides a critical introduction to central themes in Korean culture, including Korean literature, religions, philosophy, and socio-economic formations.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Michelle Cho (Fall)

  • EAST 215 Introduction to East Asian Art (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Introductory survey of some of the major developments in the visual arts of Japan, China, and Korea. Emphasis will be placed on the diversity of artistic traditions in East Asia and the intersections among these traditions.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Restriction: Not open to students taking or who have taken ARTH 215.
  • HIST 200 Introduction to African History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : This course stresses the interactions of the peoples of Africa with each other and with the worlds of Europe and Islam from the Iron Age to the European Conquest in 1880.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Erin Bell (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 101-200D
  • HIST 201 Modern African History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : While covering the general political history of Africa in the twentieth century, this course also explores such themes as health and disease, gender, and urbanization.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Jon Soske (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 101-200D
  • HIST 202 Survey: Canada to 1867 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A survey of early Canada, from periods known mainly through archaeological records to the Confederation era. Social, cultural, economic and political themes will be examined.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Elsbeth Anne Heaman (Fall)

    • Fall
  • HIST 203 Survey: Canada since 1867 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A survey of the development of Canada from Confederation to the present day. Social, economic and political history will be examined in a general way.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: David John Wright (Winter)

  • HIST 205 Ancient Mediterranean History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A survey of Mediterranean history from the Bronze Age until the 6th century AD, focusing on Greek and Roman civilization.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Alexander McAuley (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken HIST 209 prior to September 2006.
  • HIST 207 Jewish History: 400 B.C.E. to 1000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : An overview of Jewish history from the period of Ezra and Nehemiah to the death of Hai Gaon, c. 1035. Focus on the experience of the Jews in Hellenistic and Islamic civilizations. Topics include Jewish sects, rabbinic literature in its various genres, the Karaite schism, and the rise of the Gaonate.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Gershon Hundert (Fall)

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken JWST 216
  • HIST 208 Introduction to East Asian History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : An introduction to the history of East Asian civilization from earliest times to 1600, with emphasis on China and Japan, including social, intellectual, and economic developments as well as political history.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Robin Yates (Fall)

    • Restriction(s): HIST 208 or permission of instructor
  • HIST 213 World History, 1300-2000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A thematic and comparative approach to world history, beginning with the rise of the Mongols in the thirteenth century, and ending with globalization in the late twentieth century. Trade diasporas, technology, disease and imperialism are the major themes addressed.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • HIST 214 Introduction to European History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Covers European History from the decline of the Roman Empire to the seventeenth century. The objective of the course is to provide students with both a knowledge of the major developments in pre-modern history and experience in the reading, interpretation and writing of history.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Nicholas Dew (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 101-215D
  • HIST 215 Modern European History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A social, economic, political and cultural survey of European History from the early seventeenth century to the present.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Anastassios Anastassiadis, Judith Szapor (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 101-215D
  • HIST 231 Archaeology of the Ancient World (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A survey of the history of classical archaeology in the Graeco-Roman Mediterranean through the study of material evidence and literary texts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • ISLA 200 Islamic Civilization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : An introduction to, and survey of, the religious, literary, artistic, legal, philosophical and scientific traditions that constituted Islamic civilization from the 7th Century until the mid-19th Century.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Prashant Keshavmurthy (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Note: All readings are in English.
  • ISLA 210 Muslim Societies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : An introduction to the different, often disparate, ways in which Muslims live and think in the modern world (19th-21st centuries). Muslim social contexts across the globe and cyberspace.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Malek Abisaab (Winter)

    • Winter
  • POLI 211 Comparative Government and Politics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Introduction to the study of comparative politics as it applies both to the developed world and developing countries. The course presents the basic concepts and approaches used in the field of comparative politics and it focuses on patterns of similarity and difference in a way political institutions and processes are structured in a wide variety of national contexts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.
  • POLI 212 Government and Politics - Developed World (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The nature of politics in a few selected nations of the industrialized world, applying the concepts introduced in POLI 211 to specific national contexts. Countries studied will be drawn principally from Europe and North America.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Hudson Meadwell (Fall)

    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.
  • POLI 227 Developing Areas/Introduction (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An introduction to Third World politics. A comparative examination of the legacies of colonialism, the achievement of independence, and contemporary dynamics of political and socio-economic development in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Topics include modernization, dependency, state-building and national integration, revolution, the role of the military, and democratization.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Julie Norman (Winter)

    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developing Areas.
  • POLI 231 Introduction to Political Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The course introduces students to political theory through critical examination of classic texts in the history of political thought. In addition to gaining an understanding of several different traditions of political thought, students are encouraged to develop their skills in textual interpretation, critical reasoning, and essay-writing.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Jacob Levy (Fall)

    • Note: The field is Political Theory.
  • POLI 232 Modern Political Thought (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The course introduces students to modern political thought through a critical examination of some of the key political ideologies and concepts of contemporary political discourse. Themes vary from year to year, and may include liberalism, conservatism, socialism, feminism, democracy, power, justice, and freedom.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Note: The field is Political Theory.
  • POLI 243 International Politics of Economic Relations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : An introduction to international relations, through examples drawn from international political economy. The emphasis will be on the politics of trade and international monetary relations.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Mark R Brawley (Winter)

    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • POLI 244 International Politics: State Behaviour (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Offers a comprehensive introduction to the behaviour of nation states. Explores how states make foreign policy decisions and what motivates their behaviour. Other covered topics include the military and economic dimensions of state behaviour, conflict, cooperation, interdependence, integration, globalisation, and change in the international system.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Fernando Nunez (Fall)

    • Note: The field is International Politics.
  • SOCI 210 Sociological Perspectives (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : Major theoretical perspectives and research methods in sociology. The linkages of theory and method in various substantive areas including: the family, community and urban life, religion, ethnicity, occupations and stratification, education, and social change.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Matthew Lange (Winter)

  • SOCI 211 Sociological Inquiry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : An introductory review of methods of sociological research including research design, elementary quantitative data analysis, observation, and use of official statistics. Detailed examination of published examples of the use of each of the major techniques of data analysis and collection.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Ali Zeren (Fall) Michael R Smith (Winter)

    • Prerequisite or Corequisite: SOCI 210

List B (42 credits)

Students in the History and Culture stream may choose from any course at the 200 level or above in the following departments and programs: History (HIST), Political Science (POLI), Sociology (SOCI) and Art History and Communication Studies (labelled COMS).

Students in this stream may also choose a maximum of 12 credits from the following list:

  • ANTH 202 Socio-Cultural Anthropology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : An introduction to ways of understanding what it means to be human from the perspective of socio-cultural anthropology. Students will be introduced to diverse approaches to this question through engagement with a wide range of ethnographic cases.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Summer 2015

    Instructors: Edward Kohn (Fall)

    • Fall
  • ANTH 206 Environment and Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Introduction to ecological anthropology, focusing on social and cultural adaptations to different environments, human impact on the environment, cultural constructions of the environment, management of common resources, and conflict over the use of resources.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Pierre-Alexandre Paquet (Fall)

    • Fall
  • ANTH 212 Anthropology of Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Processes of developmental change, as they affect small communities in the Third World and in unindustrialized parts of developed countries. Problems of technological change, political integration, population growth, industrialization, urban growth, social services, infrastructure and economic dependency.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
  • ANTH 318 Globalization and Religion (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : The interactions between religion and the economic, social and cultural transformations of globalization: relations between globalization and contemporary religious practice, meaning, and influence at personal and collective levels.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: U2 standing or above and ANTH 209, or ANTH 204, or ANTH 355 or ANTH 352 or RELG 207
  • ANTH 322 Social Change in Modern Africa (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : The impact of colonialism on African societies; changing families, religion, arts; political and economic transformation; migration, urbanization, new social categories; social stratification; the social setting of independence and neo-colonialism; continuity, stagnation, and progressive change.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Nicholas Barber (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 202, or ANTH 204, or ANTH 205, or ANTH 206, or ANTH 209, or ANTH 212, or ANTH 227 or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 327 Peoples of South Asia (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : An exploration of the dominant social institutions, cultural themes and perspectives, and psychological patterns found in India and greater South Asia.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Katherine Lemons (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 202, or ANTH 205, or ANTH 206, or ANTH 212, or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 329 Modern Chinese Society and Change (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : 20th and 21st century Chinese economic, social and cultural changes and continuities. Topics include rural development, revolution and reform policies, gender and households, family planning, minorities, urbanization, and human rights.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: ANTH 202, or ANTH 205, or ANTH 206, or ANTH 212, or East Asian Studies Honours/Major, or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 337 Mediterranean Society and Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : An exploration of Mediterranean ethnography, with special attention to southern Europe. Cultural patterns, such as "honour and shame'', social patterns such as "patron/client relations'', and current issues, such as "development'', shall be explored.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 202, or ANTH 204, or ANTH 205, or ANTH 206, or ANTH 209, or ANTH 212, or ANTH 227
    • Restriction: U2 or U3 standing only
  • ANTH 338 Native Peoples of North America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Ethnographic survey of Native cultures in North America. Conditions arising from European colonization and their social, economic and political impact. Contemporary situation of indigenous peoples.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ANTH 202, or ANTH 204, or ANTH 205, or ANTH 206, or ANTH 209, or ANTH 212, or GEOG 336, or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 340 Middle Eastern Society and Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Exploration of daily life, culture and society in the Middle East, through examination of ethnographic accounts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: U2 or U3 standing; and ANTH 202, or ANTH 204, or ANTH 205, or ANTH 206, or ANTH 209, or ANTH 212, or ANTH 227, or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 341 Women in Cross-cultural Perspective (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : A wide range of anthropological studies are examined and compared, along with theoretical models regarding changes in women's positions. The impact of colonialism, women and social change, and problems of women in developing societies are examined.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: ANTH 202 or ANTH 205, or ANTH 206, or ANTH 342, or Women's Studies Minor, or permission of instructor
  • ANTH 355 Theories of Culture and Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Contributions to contemporary anthropological theory; theoretical paradigms and debates; forms of anthropological explanation; the role of theory in the practice of anthropology; concepts of society, culture and structure; cultural evolution and relativity; interpretive anthropology, post-modernism.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Samuel Veissière (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: one 200-level anthropology course and one other anthropology course at any level
    • Restriction: Honours, Joint Honours, Major and Minor students in Anthropology, U2 standing or above
  • ANTH 422 Contemporary Latin American Culture & Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Themes central to the culture and society of contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean, including globalization, questions of race and ethnicity, (post)modernity, social movements, constructions of gender and sexuality, and national and diasporic identities.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: ANTH 355, or ANTH 352, or HISP 226, or permission of the instructor.
    • Restriction: U3 students.
  • ARTH 310 Postcolonialism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Art History & Communication Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Art History : Examines selected art historians who respond to postcolonial theorists and analyse how paintings, sculpture, buildings, and visual culture participated in or resisted European imperialism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • CATH 315 Catholicism and Moral Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Catholic Studies : A critical examination of theological and philosophical perspectives which inform contemporary Catholic moral thinking. This course explores the interplay of the evolving body of Catholic moral teaching with other developments and debates in ethics.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CATH 200, or permission of instructor
  • CATH 340 Catholic Social Thought (3 credits)

    Offered by: Arts - Dean's Office (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Catholic Studies : Explores Catholic social and political thought from a comparative perspective. Topics may include the Church-State distinction, subsidiary, the common good, pluralism, the Catholic human rights revolution, natural law and the international order, Christian Democracy and the relationship between Catholicism, liberalism and communitarianism.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Anne Leahy (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: CATH 200, or permission of instructor
  • CLAS 203 Greek Mythology (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : A survey of the myths and legends of Ancient Greece.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Margaret Palczynski (Fall)

  • CLAS 314 Intermediate Latin: Historians (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Review of the work of selected historians in Latin. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Alexander McAuley (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 210 or CLAS 211 or CLAS 212 or permission of the Department
  • CLAS 323 Intermediate Greek: Homer (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : A study of selected works by Homer in Greek. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 220 or permission of the instructor
    • Selections
  • CLAS 370 Gender in the Ancient World (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : An exploration of gender roles in the Ancient Mediterranean world.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • CLAS 404 Classical Tradition (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Examines the evolution of Classical Antiquity's social and cultural status from the 17th c. to the present day. Particular consideration is given to the processes of the ongoing professionalization of history and archeology as academic disciplines, the emergence of new political usages of the past, the transformation of cultural practices from the Grand Tour to the modern museum and tourism.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 202 or related courses or permission of instructor
  • CLAS 414 Advanced Latin: History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : The reading of selected texts in Roman History Prose in the original Latin.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: 9 credits of Intermediate Latin or permission of instructor
  • CLAS 424 Advanced Greek: History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : The reading of selected texts in Greek History Prose in the original Ancient Greek.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: 9 credits of Intermediate Ancient Greek or permission of instructor
  • CLAS 427 Advanced Ancient Greek: Documents (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : A reading of ancient Greek epigraphical (inscriptional) or papyrological sources. Textual criticism and interpretation of selected literary and non-literary ancient Greek texts and documents written on stone, metal, terracotta, wood, bone, or papyrus.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: 6 credits of intermediate Latin or permission of the instructor, minimum grade for prerequisite is B+.
  • CLAS 490 Greek and Roman Historiography (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Seminar on the works of the Greek and Roman historians (in translation) who founded a new literary genre for the exploration of past and present events; interpretation of their approaches towards history and theories for their study.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: 3 credits in Classics at the 300 level or up or permission of instructor.
  • EAST 303 Current Topics: Chinese Studies 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of important issues in Chinese Studies. Content of the course will vary from year to year.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Chung Yam Po (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Restriction: Departmental approval required
  • EAST 304 Current Topics: Chinese Studies 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of important issues in Chinese Studies. Content of the course will vary from year to year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Restriction: Departmental approval required
  • EAST 305 Current Topics: Japanese Studies 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of important issues in Japanese studies. The content of the course will vary from year to year.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Tomoko Ikeda (Fall) Brian Bergstrom (Winter)

    • Fall
    • Restriction: Departmental approval required
  • EAST 306 Current Topics: Japanese Studies 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of important issues in Japanese studies. The content of the course will vary from year to year.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Gavin Walker, Tomoko Ikeda, Miwako Uesaka (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Restriction: Departmental approval required
  • EAST 313 Current Topics: Korean Studies 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of important issues in Korean Studies. Content of the course will vary from year to year.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Michelle Cho, Myung Hee Kim (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Restriction: Departmental approval required.
  • EAST 314 Current Topics: Korean Studies 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Consideration of important issues in Korean Studies. Content of the course will vary from year to year.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Myunghee Kim (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Restriction: Departmental approval required
  • EAST 354 Taoist and Buddhist Apocalypses (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Visions of the end of the world in Medieval Chinese Buddhist and Taoist literature will be contrasted with Western apocalyptic materials. The course will trace the development of Buddhism and Taoism in China, focusing on millennarian movements, soteriology, public worship, and ritual.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Kenneth Dean (Fall)

  • EAST 364 Mass Culture and Postwar Japan (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course addresses a number of analytic approaches to mass culture in order to examine the culture industry of post-war Japan. Emphasis on narrative strategies in popular or consumer fiction and on the problems of marginalized writers.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Any introductory course in literature or cultural studies, or permission of instructor
  • EAST 370 History of Sexuality in Japan (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Social and cultural history of sexuality in Japan. Possible topics include pre-modern sexuality and relations to court, religion and anthropology; pre-modern sex and gender relations; modern sexuality and gender identities; sexuality and the rise of science; relation to nationalism; feminism and queer movements.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • EAST 385 Society and Community in Korea (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course will analyze topics in colonial and contemporary Korean life with a focus on the social institutions of family, school and workplace.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • EAST 390 The Chinese Family in History (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Exploration of the Chinese family in history both as an institution - in its religious, legal, economic, political aspects - and as a lived reality.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: EAST 211 or HIST 208 or HIST 218 or permission of the instructor.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking HIST 344.
  • EAST 462 Japan in Asia (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course introduces theories of cultural interaction, interpellation, and intertexuality in order to reconsider Japanese modes of reception and selection of Chinese texts and technologies. Readings range from early Japanese to 20th century texts. Readings in translation.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: Any East Asian Studies course above the introductory level, or permission of the instructor
  • EAST 493 Special Topics: East Asian Studies 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Advanced reading course under supervision of instructor on certain aspects of East Asian Studies. Topics will vary from year to year.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Song Shi (Fall) Michelle Cho (Winter)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: Any EAST course at the 300-level or above or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Departmental approval required
  • EAST 494 Special Topics: East Asian Studies 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Advanced reading course under supervision of instructor on certain aspects of East Asian Studies. Topics will vary from year to year.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Miwako Uesaka, Michelle Cho (Fall) Song Shi (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: Any EAST course at the 300-level or above or permission of instructor
  • FREN 336 Histoire de la langue française (3 credits)

    Offered by: French Language & Literature (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    French (Arts) : Histoire de la langue française, du bas-latin à la langue moderne. Étude de l'évolution phonétique, syntaxique, sémantique. Étude de textes des différentes époques.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • GERM 331 Germany after Reunification (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : The events which led to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the reunification of Germany in 1990 and the changing cultural, social, political and economic landscape of the 'New Germany'. Highlighting issues of cultural and social politics, texts discussed include historical, literary and film material.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Given in German
    • Prerequisite: GERM 325 or equivalent, or permission of the Department
  • GERM 357 German Culture in European Context (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : A comparative examination of selected moments in German literary, artistic and cultural history in relation to broader European movements; focus on influences, exchanges and dialogues across national boundaries.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Course given in English
    • Prerequisite: A culture or literature course at the 200 or 300 level
  • GERM 364 German Culture: Gender and Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : In connection with notions of identity, nationhood, political change, and cultural difference, this course investigates concepts and issues of gender in contemporary German Society. The readings include critical essays and literary texts by writers, scholars, philosophers, journalists, politicians, and political activists.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Given in English
  • GERM 365 Language of Media from Manuscript to Hypertext (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : The history of communications media and their impact on our language and thought discussions of literary works in a variety of media (book, radio, film, television, hypertext) by authors such as Goethe, Kafka, Borges, Brecht, Beckett, Sontag and DeLillo.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Given in English
  • GERM 368 Fin-de-Siècle Vienna (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : Interdisciplinary study of one of the formative periods of modern European culture; examination of literature, art, thought, culture and politics in Vienna around 1900.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: A culture or literature course at the 200 or 300 level
    • Course given in English
  • GERM 400 Interdisciplinary Seminar: Contemporary German Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : An interdisciplinary, team-taught seminar, for third-year students on a single topic or theme. Topics may vary from year to year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Given in English
  • HISP 310 How Spanish Works (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : Overview of Spanish linguistics, focusing on the properties of sounds and the rules that govern their combinations (phonology), the structure of words (morphology), phrases, and sentences (syntax). Basic discussion of how some of these rules vary across varieties of Spanish.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Luis Fernando Alonso-Ovalle (Fall)

    • Language of Instruction: Spanish
    • Prerequisites: HISP 219, HISP 220, or permission of the instructor
  • HISP 380 Global Spanish (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : Comprehensive overview of linguistically relevant features of the varieties of Spanish spoken throughout the world, with an emphasis on America. Basic analytic tools to describe sound patterns, word structures, and word orders are developed throughout the course.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Language of instruction: Spanish
    • Prerequisites: HISP 219, HISP 220, or permission of the instructor
  • HISP 390 Spanish Through the Centuries (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : An examination of how the rules governing the pronunciation of Spanish and the structure of its words and sentences evolved throughout the centuries. Students will be trained in the use of basic analytic tools to describe sound patterns, word structure, and word order.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: HISP 219, HISP 220, or permission of the instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken HISP 501
    • Language of instruction: Spanish
  • HISP 437 Viceregal Spanish America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Hispanic Studies (Arts) : Selected topics in the historiography, literature and culture of Spanish America prior to Independence.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: Successful completion of any Survey of Literature (HISP 241, HISP 242, HISP 243, HISP 244) or permission of the instructor. Note: Course taught in Spanish.
  • ISLA 325 Introduction to Shi'i Islam (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Developments in doctrines, legal school, rituals and political thought of Twelver Shi'ite Muslims during early and late medieval periods (centuries VII-XIII). The emergence of the earliest Shi'ite communities in Arabia, Yemen, Iraq and Iran stressing the relationship of the Shi'ite Imams and their religious scholars to the Sunnite Caliphates.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
  • ISLA 345 Science and Civilization in Islam (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : History of scientific traditions and ideas in Islamic civilization, from the origins of Islam to the early modern period. Emphasis is on the derivation, development and transmissions of Islamic science, as well as on the assimilation and influence of science within Islamic culture.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Faiz Ragep (Fall)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ISLA 200 or permission of the instructor.
    • Note: All readings are in English.
  • ISLA 350 From Tribe to Dynasty (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : The political and intellectual developments shaping Arab and Persian societies from the rise of Islam in the 7th century until the early mid 8th century, including the major social changes, political revolts, religious schisms, and the consolidation of lasting cultural institutions.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
  • ISLA 355 Modern History of the Middle East (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Assessment of the historical transformation of the modern Middle East concentrating on its internal socio-economic changes, as well as the colonial experience and encounters with the West since the early 19th century. Examination of the historical conditions that led to the rise of nationalism, the nation-state, the Arab-Israeli conflict.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 210 or permission of instructor.
  • ISLA 360 Islam and Politics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Assessment of the relationship between Islam and politics in the contemporary Middle East and Africa through various analytic themes, including political economy, social movement and gendered analysis.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: ISLA 210 or permission of instructor.
  • ISLA 365 Middle East Since the 1970's (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Changes that have occurred in the Middle East since the 1970's, viewed through the lens of themes such as migration, consumerism, war, communications, and ideology.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 210 or permission of instructor.
  • ISLA 410 History: Middle-East 1798-1918 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : A study of the Middle East from Napoleon's invasion of Egypt to the end of WWI. Emphasis will be on the emergence of nationalisms in the context of European imperialism; political, social, and economic transformation; religion and ideology; and changing patterns of alliances.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Laila Parsons (Fall)

    • 3 hours
  • ISLA 411 History: Middle-East 1918-1945 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : The impact of WWI on Middle Eastern society and politics; the British and French mandates; the growth of nationalisms, revolutions and the formation of national states; WW II and the clash of political interests within the region.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Laila Parsons (Winter)

    • 3 hours
  • ISLA 415 Modern Iran: Anthropological Approach (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : The modern history, social, and cultural anthropology of contemporary Iran.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 210 or permission of instructor.
  • ISLA 420 Indo-Islamic Civilization: Medieval (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : The rise of Islam in South Asia in the 8th Century and its subsequent expansion; evolution of Indo-Islamic civilization and its apogee during Mughal rule up to 1707. Themes include state and religion; ruling institutions; political theory, Sufism and the process of conversion, as well as the formation of a composite culture.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: ISLA 200 or permission of instructor.
  • ISLA 421 Islam in South Asia: 1707 to Present (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Eighteenth-century India after the "Great Mughals"; decentralization and turmoil in Delhi; rise of British colonialism and responses from Indian litterateurs and religious scholars; artistic developments; 1857 Rebellion to Independence and Partition; Muslims of modern Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka; political Islam and the War on Terror; Pakistani religious minorities.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 420 or permission of instructor.
  • ISLA 511D1 History: Islamic Civilization - Mediaeval Era (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : The Seljuks, and the medieval synthesis. The Moors in Spain and North Africa. The Crusades. The Mongols and the destruction of the Baghdad Caliphate. The Mamluk, Persian, Turkish and Indian Empires until 1700.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: Either ISLA 200 or ISLA 350
    • Students must register for both ISLA 511D1 and ISLA 511D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ISLA 511D1 and ISLA 511D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ISLA 511D2 History: Islamic Civilization - Mediaeval Era (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : See ISLA 511D1 for course description.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 511D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ISLA 511D1 and ISLA 511D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ITAL 230 Understanding Italy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : An introductory critical perspective on a series of issues (North/South, Church/State, the family, regionalism, Fascism) related to contemporary Italy through novels, films and essays.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Eugenio Bolongaro (Fall)

    • Course will be taught in English
  • ITAL 295 Italian Cultural Studies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : A cultural studies approach to contemporary Italian society. Focus on distinctive traits of Italian popular culture through literature, film, television and other media.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Giuliana Minghelli (Winter)

    • Fall
    • Given in Italian
    • Prerequisite: ITAL 215D1/D2 or 216 or permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ITAL 328.
  • ITAL 356 Medieval Discourses on Love (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : Medieval ideas, attitudes and behaviour surrounding love as represented in literature: readings will include excerpts from early Italian love lyrics, Dante's Vita Nuova, Petrarch's Canzoniere, Boccaccio's Decameron.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Given in Italian
    • Prerequisite: ITAL 215D1/ITAL 215D2, ITAL 216, or equivalent
  • ITAL 362 Literature and Society 1945-1989 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : A study of Italian prose fiction and non-fiction in the context of some of the events and issues that marked these years: the aftermath of Fascism, the economic boom, terrorism, the Mafia, the North-South question.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Eugenio Bolongaro (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Given in Italian
    • Prerequisites: ITAL 215D1/D2, ITAL 216 or equivalent
  • ITAL 363 Gender, Literature and Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : Questions of gender identity and literary representation as they emerge from women's texts or from comparisons of women's and men's texts, in relation to specific social and historical conditions. May focus on any time period in Italian history, from medieval to contemporary.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Given in English
    • Course for the Women's Studies Concentrations
  • ITAL 365 The Italian Renaissance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : A presentation of the main ideas and literary masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance (13th-17thC), in the context of Italy's social, political, religious and cultural climate. Reading and discussion of selected literary texts and visual material.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Matteo Soranzo (Fall)

    • Winter
    • Given in English
  • ITAL 371 The Italian Baroque (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : An analysis of the Italian Baroque period through an interdisciplinary overview of its major figures (Caravaggio, Bernini, Galileo, Marino, Vico) and cultural genres (commedia dellâ•Žarte, opera, still life)

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • ITAL 400 Italian Regional Identities (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : The course explores tensions between national and regional narratives in Italy's literature, culture, language, and society.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Given in Italian
    • Prerequisite(s): ITAL250 or above, from amongst courses taught in Italian or permission of Department.
    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken ITAL 327.
  • ITAL 416 The Twentieth Century (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : Topics in twentieth-century Italian literary and cultural history. The focus may be on a movement, a theme, a genre, a specific writer, or a specific period.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Given in English.
  • JWST 211 Jewish Studies 1: Biblical Period (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The history, literature and beliefs of Judaism's formative period. Both Biblical and non-Biblical materials will be studied. The Bible in the context of cognate literatures of the Ancient Near East; non-Biblical documents will be analysed for their bearing on the Jewish tradition.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: B Barry Levy (Fall)

    • All texts will be read in English
  • JWST 216 Jewish Studies 2: 400 B.C.E. - 1000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The history, literature and intellectual developments in Judaism during late antiquity. Special emphasis will be placed on rabbinic literature e.g. Babylonian Talmud, Palestinian Talmud, the midrashim both as literary works and for the light they shed on the events and ideologies of the period.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • All texts and discussions will be in English
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken HIST 207
  • JWST 217 Jewish Studies 3: 1000 - 2000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The Jewish experience from the rise of the European centres to the present.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • All texts will be read in English
  • JWST 240 The Holocaust (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Consideration of the history of the Holocaust and the literary, theological and cultural responses to the destruction of European Jewry.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Daniel Heller (Winter)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken JWST 252 "The Holocaust"
  • JWST 305 American Jewish History / Colonial Era to WWI (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The interaction of Jewish and American historical traditions in forging the American Jewish experience. The themes of acculturation, immigration and political behaviour will be treated.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • JWST 306 The American Jewish Community (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Issues affecting American Jewry in the post-World War I era until today and the American Jewish community's responses to those issues. Special emphasis on understanding the community responses and reactions to developments in both the American society and in the Jewish world.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • JWST 356 Jewish Labour Movement/Eastern Europe (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The development of the Jewish labor and socialist movement in Eastern Europe from the last quarter of the 19th century to the Bolshevik Revolution.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • JWST 357 Jewish Labour Movement/North America (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The development of the Jewish labor and socialist movement in North America from the last quarter of the 19th century to WWI.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • JWST 361 The Shtetl: 1500-1897 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Using historical, sociological, literary and cultural sources, this course will examine various aspects of communal and individual life in the shtetl, the Jewish - or largely Jewish - town in Eastern Europe.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • JWST 365 Modern Jewish Ideologies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The rise and development of the various ideologies which attempt to define the Jews in historical, national and socio-cultural terms will be analyzed within the context of modern European nationalism. Selected texts of the Jewish Enlightenment, Science of Judaism, Peretz Smolenskin, Leon Pinsker, Simon Dubnow, Chaim Zhitlowsky and Ahad Ha-Am.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • JWST 366 History of Zionism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : An examination of the development of the Zionist idea, the most influential expression of modern Jewish nationalism, which led to the creation of the Jewish state. The transformation of elements of traditional Jewish messianism into a modern political ideology. Hibbat Zion, Political Zionism, Cultural and Synthetic Zionism will be discussed.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Daniel Heller (Fall)

    • Recommended: JWST 365
  • JWST 371D1 Jews and the Modern City (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : In the forefront of the development of modern society in Europe and North America, the Jews have shown a distinct preference for the metropolis. The influence of Vienna and New York on the socio-cultural development of the Jews and on the Jewish contribution to general culture. The contributions of Schnitzler, Freud, Herzl and the New York intellectuals.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Students must register for both JWST 371D1 and JWST 371D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both JWST 371D1 and JWST 371D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • JWST 371D2 Jews and the Modern City (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : See JWST 371D1 for course description.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: JWST 371D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both JWST 371D1 and JWST 371D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • LLCU 212 Understanding Digital and Social Media (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    LLCU : Lectures will explore a range of topics related to technologies of contemporary digital and social media, with particular attention to understanding technical, historical, ethical and legal issues. Tutorials will help students to express themselves effectively with digital media, and especially on the web (HTML, images, audio, video).

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Stefan Sinclair (Fall)

    • Students need a laptop computer.
  • LLCU 250 History and Future of the Book (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    LLCU : A survey of the 2000-year history of the medium of the book with a look towards its future durability and translation into digital media.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

  • LLCU 311 Digital Studies/Citizenry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    LLCU : This course will provide a conceptual and practical understanding of how to leverage technologies in a range of common activities such as searching, social networking, presenting, and creating web content. The emphasis will be on using and understanding digital technologies in effective and ethical ways in our digital society.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Stefan Sinclair (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken LLCU 211.
  • RELG 201 Religions of the Ancient Near East (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Introduction to the religions of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Syria-Palestine (excluding Israelite religion) from the fourth to first millennium B.C.E. Themes that will be discussed include: gods and goddesses, divine kingship, deification of kings, temple cult, death and afterlife, magic, piety, oracles, prayer, lament, myth and epic.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Éric Bellavance (Fall)

    • Fall
  • RELG 203 Bible and Western Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : To provide students of the humanities with knowledge of the Bible as a tool for interpreting religious references in Western literature, art and music. Biblical stories (e.g. Creation, Exodus), key figures (e.g. David, Job, Mary), and common motifs (e.g. Holy City, Pilgrimage, Bride) are explored, then illustrated by later cultural forms.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

    Instructors: Jeffrey Keiser (Fall) Jeffrey Keiser (Winter)

    • Fall and Winter
  • RELG 204 Judaism, Christianity and Islam (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An introduction to the beliefs, practices, and religious institutions of these three world religions.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Meredith Warren, Patricia Kirkpatrick, Armando Salvatore (Winter)

    • Winter
  • RELG 256 Women in Judaism and Islam (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : The role of women in Judaism and Islam from the point of view of institutionalized religious traditions and of women's religious subjectivity; how women's spiritual and social roles within their religious traditions are shaped by Revealed Law, Holy Text and the Authority of Interpretation. Comparative sociology of religion approach.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Summer
  • RELG 270 Religious Ethics and the Environment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Environmental potential of various religious traditions and secular perspectives, including animal rights, ecofeminism, and deep ecology.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

    Instructors: Eliza Rosenberg (Fall) Eliza Rosenberg (Winter)

    • Fall: Macdonald Campus (Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue). Winter: Downtown Campus.
  • RELG 322 The Church in History 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : A survey of major developments in the history of Christianity from the end of the apostolic age to 1500. Selected readings from primary and secondary sources will be used.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: W J Torrance Kirby (Fall)

    • Fall
    • **Due to the intensive nature of this course, the standard add/drop and withdrawal deadlines do not apply. Add/drop is the second lecture day and withdrawal is the fourth lecture day.
  • RELG 323 The Church in History 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Significant events and persons in the history of western Christianity from 1500 - 1948 will be studied. Attention is focused on mainline denominations in Britain and continental Europe.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Matthew Milner (Winter)

    • Winter
  • RELG 326 Ancient Christian Church AD54 - AD604 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Significant persons and events from Nero's reign to the papacy of Gregory I. Attention to major Christian centres within the Roman Empire before Constantine, to the development of the Eastern Byzantine Church, and to the growth of the papacy in the West. Leading Christian theologians and thinkers will be studied.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Meredith Warren (Winter)

  • RELG 331 Religion and Globalization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An exploration of the distinctive ways in which the world's religions are shaping and are shaped by the dynamics of globalization. It examines the multiple intersections of religion and globalization through a variety of themes and case studies in human rights, development, education, ecology, gender, and conflict

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Daniel M Cere, Jonathan Waind (Fall)

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken RELG 319 when topic was "Religion and Globalization"
  • RELG 334 Christian Thought and Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Explores the Christian narrative and theological worldview, in relation to western religion, ethics, philosophy, science, and culture, with reference to both primary and secondary literature.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Douglas B Farrow (Winter)

    • Winter and Summer
    • Prerequisite: One prior course in Christianity, or History of Western Thought or by permission of the instructor.
  • RELG 338 Women and the Christian Tradition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Survey of women's involvement in the Christian tradition. Topics include feminist interpretation of scripture, ideas of virginity, marriage and motherhood, mysticism, asceticisms, European witchhunts, contemporary women's liberation theories.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Lucille Marr (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Core course for the Women's Studies Minor program
  • RELG 339 Gender & Sexuality in Buddhism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Religious perspectives on the body, gender and sexual activity in Buddhist cultures.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Core course for the Women's Studies Minor program
    • Prerequisite: RELG 252 or permission of the instructor
  • RELG 340 Religion and the Sciences (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Philosophies of science and of religion have created a more positive dialogue on questions of method, symbolism and rationality. Examines key issues (e.g. creation and evolution; objectivity and involvement; determinism and freedom) raised by natural and social sciences, and various possible solutions.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Richard Greydanus (Fall)

    • Fall and Summer
  • RELG 356 Gender & Sexuality in Hinduism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Religious perspectives on the body, gender and sexual activity in Hindu cultures. Topics include: dharma and sexual practice; female sexuality; Bhakti and Tantra; same-sex relations; hijras; eroticism in the literary, visual, and performing arts; colonialism, Hindu nationalism, and the politics of gender.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: RELG 252 or Permission of the instructor.
  • RELG 375 Religion, Politics and Society (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : A study of contemporary religious traditions in the light of debates regarding secularization, the relation of religion and politics, and the interaction of religion with major social institutions.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Daniel M Cere (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Restriction: U2 and U3 students
  • RELG 559 Caste and Dalits: Historical and Political Perspectives (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : This seminar addresses religion, caste, and the Dalit community (formerly known as "untouchables" in India through a range of historical and ritual contexts. Topics include representation in the Hindu textual tradition, colonialism, conversion, caste-based violence, caste and nationalism, non-Brahmin political assertion, and the contemporary reservation system.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: RELG 252 and one 300 level course or higher in South Asian Religions
  • RUSS 217 Russia's Eternal Questions (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Exploration of cultural archetypes defining continuity and change from Peter the Great to the present; the Russian national identity, double-faith, Western and Slovophile influences, Mother Russia, superfluous men and the Eternal Feminine, anarchism, the avant-garde, Stalinism. Recurring themes traced in literature, art, film, music, pop culture and the applied arts.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Given in English
    • Restriction: Permission of the instructor
  • RUSS 229 Introduction to Russian Folklore (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : An introduction to Russian folklore and folk belief: "dual-faith," traditional mentality, fairy tales, calendar rituals, folk songs, witches, healers and house spirits. The course will explore classic approaches to folklore studies as well as the influence of folk culture on Russian "high art."

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Taught in English
  • RUSS 427 Russian Fin de Siècle (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Russian poetry, prose, drama, book design and the visual arts from the Silver Age to WWI, from Chekhov to Blok and Belyi. The crisis of realism, decadence, symbolism, and its waning traced through the eternal feminine, the devil, the city, poetry as pure creation, and millennial crisis. Not open to students who have taken or are taking RUSS 465.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Course offered in English.
    • Prerequisite(s): At least 2 courses (6 credits) in literature and/or cultural studies.
    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken RUSS 465.
  • RUSS 428 Russian Avantgarde (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Russian poetry, prose, drama, the manifesto, street festivals and the explosion of experiment in the visual arts from WW1 to 1930. The avant-garde anticipates, transcends, responds and then succumbs to revolution.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): At least 2 courses (6 credits) in literature and/or cultural studies.
    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken RUSS 466.
  • RUSS 430 High Stalinist Culture 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Novels, films, art, architecture, pageantry, rhetoric and routine of the Stalinist 1930s-40s, including socialist realism as an aesthetic doctrine, utopian blueprint, target of parody, amalgam of a submerged avant-garde and state-controlled pop culture, precursor of the postmodernist simulacrum, self-proclaimed international style and/or uniquely Russian 20th-century project.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken RUSS 510
    • Given in English
  • RUSS 454 Narratives of Desire (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : An exploration of desire as it was narrativized in Russian literature 1860-1900. The course draws on comparative examples from European literature as well as various theoretical approaches for conceptualizing love and desire.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): At least two literature courses at the 200 or 300 level or permission of the department.

Stream 3: Philosophy and Religion

This stream is designed for students whose primary interests lie in the study of philosophy and religion across geographical boundaries and historical traditions.

Approved courses are listed below. The courses appearing in List A are introductory in nature and should be taken early in the program. The courses appearing in List B are of two kind: (a) courses taught in the "core" disciplines in this stream, and (b) courses taught in other disciplines which are nevertheless pertinent to this stream. Though wide ranging, the choice of courses is limited by the stream's orientation, as well as by the overall objectives of the Liberal Arts Program.

The additional courses may be substituted with the approval of the Program Director.

Students must choose 51 credits as follows:
9 credits from the courses in List A
42 credits from the courses in List B

List A (9 credits)

  • ISLA 200 Islamic Civilization (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : An introduction to, and survey of, the religious, literary, artistic, legal, philosophical and scientific traditions that constituted Islamic civilization from the 7th Century until the mid-19th Century.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Prashant Keshavmurthy (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Note: All readings are in English.
  • ISLA 210 Muslim Societies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : An introduction to the different, often disparate, ways in which Muslims live and think in the modern world (19th-21st centuries). Muslim social contexts across the globe and cyberspace.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Malek Abisaab (Winter)

    • Winter
  • JWST 211 Jewish Studies 1: Biblical Period (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The history, literature and beliefs of Judaism's formative period. Both Biblical and non-Biblical materials will be studied. The Bible in the context of cognate literatures of the Ancient Near East; non-Biblical documents will be analysed for their bearing on the Jewish tradition.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: B Barry Levy (Fall)

    • All texts will be read in English
  • JWST 216 Jewish Studies 2: 400 B.C.E. - 1000 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : The history, literature and intellectual developments in Judaism during late antiquity. Special emphasis will be placed on rabbinic literature e.g. Babylonian Talmud, Palestinian Talmud, the midrashim both as literary works and for the light they shed on the events and ideologies of the period.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • All texts and discussions will be in English
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken HIST 207
  • PHIL 230 Introduction to Moral Philosophy 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : A survey of a number of historically important and influential theories. Philosophers to be discussed may include Aristotle, Hume, Kant, Bentham, Mill, and Moore.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Bruno Guindon (Fall)

  • PHIL 240 Political Philosophy 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An introduction to contemporary philosophy of politics by concentrating on a number of contested concepts, such as freedom, justice and equality, in contemporary political philosophy and practice.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Edwin Zoltan Filotas (Fall)

  • PHIL 332 Philosophy of Religion 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : A study of the philosophy of religion.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Antoine Panaioti (Winter)

  • POLI 231 Introduction to Political Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The course introduces students to political theory through critical examination of classic texts in the history of political thought. In addition to gaining an understanding of several different traditions of political thought, students are encouraged to develop their skills in textual interpretation, critical reasoning, and essay-writing.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Jacob Levy (Fall)

    • Note: The field is Political Theory.
  • POLI 232 Modern Political Thought (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : The course introduces students to modern political thought through a critical examination of some of the key political ideologies and concepts of contemporary political discourse. Themes vary from year to year, and may include liberalism, conservatism, socialism, feminism, democracy, power, justice, and freedom.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Note: The field is Political Theory.
  • RELG 201 Religions of the Ancient Near East (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Introduction to the religions of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Syria-Palestine (excluding Israelite religion) from the fourth to first millennium B.C.E. Themes that will be discussed include: gods and goddesses, divine kingship, deification of kings, temple cult, death and afterlife, magic, piety, oracles, prayer, lament, myth and epic.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Éric Bellavance (Fall)

    • Fall
  • RELG 203 Bible and Western Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : To provide students of the humanities with knowledge of the Bible as a tool for interpreting religious references in Western literature, art and music. Biblical stories (e.g. Creation, Exodus), key figures (e.g. David, Job, Mary), and common motifs (e.g. Holy City, Pilgrimage, Bride) are explored, then illustrated by later cultural forms.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015, Summer 2015

    Instructors: Jeffrey Keiser (Fall) Jeffrey Keiser (Winter)

    • Fall and Winter
  • RELG 204 Judaism, Christianity and Islam (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An introduction to the beliefs, practices, and religious institutions of these three world religions.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Meredith Warren, Patricia Kirkpatrick, Armando Salvatore (Winter)

    • Winter
  • RELG 207 The Study of World Religions 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : An introduction to the study of Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Primal Religions.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Summer 2015

    Instructors: Arvind Sharma, Richard Greydanus (Fall)

    • Winter
  • RELG 252 Hinduism and Buddhism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : The interaction of Hinduism and Buddhism in India with special reference to the law of Karma, caste, women, ritual, death, yoga, and liberation. Determination of interpretative principles for understanding the religious psychology of Hindus and Buddhists.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Lara E Braitstein, Andrea Marion Pinkney (Fall)

    • Fall
  • RELG 253 Religions of East Asia (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Harmony with nature, society, and cosmos to be explored through the religions of the Far East (Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism and Shinto).

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: G Hori (Winter)

    • Winter
  • RELG 321 Western Intellectual Tradition (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Introduces essential sources in western philosophy and theology; examines the interdependence of these disciplines in their historical development; exposes students to the means and methods of argumentation that will allow them to compare and contrast these sources, and to develop and defend their own positions with respect to them.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: U0 students must obtain permission from instructor
  • RELG 334 Christian Thought and Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Explores the Christian narrative and theological worldview, in relation to western religion, ethics, philosophy, science, and culture, with reference to both primary and secondary literature.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Douglas B Farrow (Winter)

    • Winter and Summer
    • Prerequisite: One prior course in Christianity, or History of Western Thought or by permission of the instructor.
  • RELG 341 Introduction: Philosophy of Religion (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Introduction to the subject. Faith and reason, theistic arguments, values and destiny, the problem of evil, religious language.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Garth Green (Fall)

    • Fall
  • RELG 373 Christian Ethics of Love (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Religious Studies)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : This course will focus on the philosophical sources of love and on their uses by Christian authors. By comparing both their premises and methods, we will see how different authors in a particular tradition (Christianity) offer various answers to the themes of love, friendship and charity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
  • RELG 380 Religion, Philosophy, Modernity (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : Through primary source readings, this class will examine the intellectual history of this change, will identify the agents of this change, both philosophical and theological, and will consider the significance and implications of inhabiting a 'modernity' that is, and understands itself as, 'secular.' Charles Taylor's recent book, A Secular Age, narrates a historical development, from a 'pre-modern' condition, in which it was 'virtually impossible not to believe in and encounter God,' to a modern and contemporary situation in which 'faith is an embattled option.' Within the 'context of our self-understanding,' 'secularism' has become a 'default option.'

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Garth Green (Winter)

List B (42 credits)

Students in the Philosophy and Religion stream may choose from:
- any course (other than a course dedicated to teaching a language) at the 200 level or above in the following departments and programs: Philosophy (PHIL), Religious Studies (RELG), Catholic Studies (CATH), Islamic Studies (ISLA), and Jewish Studies (JWST); and
- any course in Political Science (POLI) listed in the eCalendar under the heading “Political Theory.”

Students in this stream may also choose a maximum of 12 credits from the following list:

  • ANTH 209 Anthropology of Religion (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Nature and function of religion in culture. Systems of belief; the interpretation of ritual. Religion and symbolism. The relation of religion to social organization. Religious change and social movements.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Katherine Lemons (Winter)

    • Winter
  • ANTH 318 Globalization and Religion (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : The interactions between religion and the economic, social and cultural transformations of globalization: relations between globalization and contemporary religious practice, meaning, and influence at personal and collective levels.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: U2 standing or above and ANTH 209, or ANTH 204, or ANTH 355 or ANTH 352 or RELG 207
  • CLAS 203 Greek Mythology (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : A survey of the myths and legends of Ancient Greece.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Margaret Palczynski (Fall)

  • CLAS 323 Intermediate Greek: Homer (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : A study of selected works by Homer in Greek. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 220 or permission of the instructor
    • Selections
  • CLAS 380 Ancient Greek Religion (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : Focuses on the history of Greek religion in the Classical Period. Particular attention will be paid to the Greek concept of divinity, local pantheons, civic festival calendars, the topography of myth and ritual, ideas concerning the afterlife, mystery cults, oracles and games and the literary representations of religion.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: CLAS 203 or HIST 205 or permission of instructor.
  • CLAS 416 Advanced Latin: Philosophy (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : The reading of selected texts in Roman Philosophy Prose in the original Latin.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: 9 credits of Intermediate Latin or permission of instructor
  • CLAS 421 Advanced Ancient Greek: Epic (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : The reading of selected texts in Greek Epic Poetry in the original Ancient Greek.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: 9 credits of Intermediate Ancient Greek or permission of instructor
  • CLAS 426 Advanced Greek: Philosophy (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Classics : The reading of selected texts in Greek Philosophy Prose in the original Ancient Greek.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Martin Sirois (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: 9 credits of Intermediate Ancient Greek or permission of instructor
  • EAST 354 Taoist and Buddhist Apocalypses (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : Visions of the end of the world in Medieval Chinese Buddhist and Taoist literature will be contrasted with Western apocalyptic materials. The course will trace the development of Buddhism and Taoism in China, focusing on millennarian movements, soteriology, public worship, and ritual.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Kenneth Dean (Fall)

  • EAST 563 Images, Ideograms, Aesthetics (3 credits)

    Offered by: East Asian Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Asian Language & Literature : This course explores theories and usage of ideograms and images in Asian texts, both modern and premodern.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite (Undergraduate): EAST 320 or EAST 330 or EAST 340 or equivalent, or permission of instructor
  • ENVR 203 Knowledge, Ethics and Environment (3 credits)

    Offered by: McGill School of Environment (School of Environment)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Environment : Introduction to cultural perspectives on the environment: the influence of culture and cognition on perceptions of the natural world; conflicts in orders of knowledge (models, taxonomies, paradigms, theories, cosmologies), ethics (moral values, frameworks, dilemmas), and law (formal and customary, rights and obligations) regarding political dimensions of critical environments, resource use, and technologies.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: David Goodin, Julia Freeman (Fall) Jaye Dana Ellis, Iwao Hirose (Winter)

    • Fall - Macdonald Campus; Winter - Downtown
    • Section 001: Downtown Campus
    • Section 051: Macdonald Campus
  • ENVR 400 Environmental Thought (3 credits) *

    Offered by: McGill School of Environment (School of Environment)

    Administered by: Faculty of Science

    Overview

    Environment : Students work in interdisciplinary seminar groups on challenging philosophical, ethical, scientific and practical issues. They will explore cutting-edge ideas and grapple with the reconciliation of environmental imperatives and social, political and economic pragmatics. Activities include meeting practitioners, attending guest lectures, following directed readings, and organizing, leading and participating in seminars.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Peter Gilbert Brown, Nicolas Kosoy (Fall) David Goodin, Iwao Hirose (Winter)

    • Fall - Macdonald Campus; Winter - Downtown
    • Section 001: Downtown Campus
    • Section 051: Macdonald Campus
    • Prerequisite: ENVR 203
    • Restriction: Open only to U3 students, or permission of instructor
  • GERM 355 Nietzsche and Wagner (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : This course examines the relationship between the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and the composer Richard Wagner. It explores their intellectual kinship, their view of art, music, and philosophy in the context of Nietzsche's critique of modernity and decadence and analyzes the Third Reich's and Hollywood's appropriation of Nietzsche and Wagner.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Given in English
  • GERM 367 Topics in German Thought (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    German (Arts) : A variety of issues significant to the development of German cultural and intellectual life.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Paul Peters (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Given in English
  • HIST 320 European Thought and Culture 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The cultural and intellectual history of Europe from the late Middle Ages to the to the 18th century traces the origins of the modern sense of self in popular culture and in the texts of Erasmus, Luther, Calvin, Descartes, Pascal, Voltaire and Rousseau.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 214 or HIST 215
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 101-320D
  • HIST 321 European Thought and Culture 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A cultural and intellectual history of Europe from the French Revolution to the present which traces the origins of the modern sense of self in popular culture and in the texts of Goethe, Comte, Marx and Engels, Nietzsche, Dostoevsky.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 320 or consent of the instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 101-320D
  • HIST 350 Science and the Enlightenment (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Explores the relationship between the natural sciences and the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. Examination of works in post-Newtonian science as well as their broader cultural meaning, the history of material practices, the origins of social science, and the role of geography and international context beyond Western Europe.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Nicholas Dew (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: HIST 215 or permission of instructor.
  • HIST 440 Fiction and History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : This course examines why and how books are classified as fiction or history. Topics include: social expectations and uses of literature; evidence and verification; the author as authority. Readings include history and fiction from various historical periods, and relevant scholarship.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Nancy F Partner (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: 6 credits at the 300 level in either history or literature
  • ITAL 355 Dante and the Middle Ages (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : An introduction to the work of Dante Alighieri, a pillar of medieval European literature. The times in which he lived, the institutions and cultural shifts of that era, the influence exercised by Dante's work, as well as how it has been perceived in our time.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Matteo Soranzo (Winter)

    • Fall
    • Given in English
  • ITAL 420 Leopardi and Italian Romanticism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : The major early 19th century poets in the context of Italian and European Romanticism.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Given in Italian
    • Prerequisite: ITAL 215D1/D2, ITAL 216, or equivalent
  • ITAL 465 Religious Identities in Italy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Italian (Arts) : This course examines the role played by religion in shaping Italian identities by looking at the works of Dante, Marsilio Ficino, Giovanni Pico, Galileo Galilei and other Early Modern authors in their cultural and institutional contexts. By looking at how these authors expressed their beliefs and interacted with religious institutions, students are invited to critically engage on the concept of "religion".

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Matteo Soranzo (Winter)

  • LLCU 301 Topics in Culture and Thought (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    LLCU : Special topics focusing on European or transatlantic intellectual traditions and movements.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Eugenio Bolongaro (Winter)

* ENVR 203 is a prerequisite for ENVR 400.

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