Fall and Winter Sessions
GRAD 0001 N2
This is for students to retain their statuses as active over the summer months, but requires no work/active registration. Next year, the first year students will automatically be registered.
See attached timetable for the 2013-2014 course schedule.
Wednesday, 19h00-22h00 Dr. Lawrence Steven
This course is one of three courses required of all students. It serves as a "bridge" course, fostering cognizance of the complexity of knowledge and of the potential contributions of other interpretations, methods, and disciplines. Though it involves students in analysis from various disciplinary perspectives, and in experience through case studies, its emphasis is to have students recognize the ways that varying approaches and experiences come together as we make, discover, or experience meaning. The instructor, in consultation with the instructors of the five electives for the year, will determine specific disciplinary perspectives and bodies of content to be considered. The "coming together" or "bridging" demonstrates how differing disciplines, methodological approaches and content issues share, and historically have shared, hermeneutical and ethical concerns within the Humanities.
Tuesday, 19h00-22h00, Dr. Michael Yeo
This course introduces students to a range of advanced research, analytical, and methodological skills requisite for graduate studies in the humanities, with attention to both disciplinary and interdisciplinary study.
Thursday, 19h00-22h00 Dr. Mrinalini Greedharry
This course will focus on the limits and possibilities of using memory to understand the past and/or imagine utopias for the future. Memory and imagination will be studied from various perspectives such as literature, philosophy and religion.
Monday, 19h00-22h00 Dr. Gillian Crozier
This course explores environmental questions from a humanities perspective. Topics include human and non-human histories, cultural meanings of environmental debate, environmental discourses, arts and literature on the environment, and ecocriticism.
HUMA-5226 - Interpretation and Moral Values : Discourses and Values of Health and Illness
Monday, 19h00-22h00 Dr. Philippa Spoel
This course considers the interplay of interpretation and moral values through an examination of select theories and cases.
Times to be arranged - Dr. Norman Cheadle
Under the supervision of a faculty member and a placement supervisor, students will spend the equivalent of 100 hours (10 hours a week for 10 weeks) volunteering in a community organization chosen to illustrate, tangibly, the making and/or implementing of ethical or interpretive meaning. Assessment will be based on a structured reflection journal, a final formal report, a colloquium presentation, and an evaluation by the placement supervisor. PREREQ: HUMA-5016 - Practicum Development. 6 cr.
Tuesday, 16h00-18h00 Dr. Norman Cheadle
This course examines the practical and theoretical structures necessary for a practicum placement in the following term. The course consists of at least six meetings with the placement coordinator to determine the site of the placement, and with an academic supervisor to develop an intellectual framework and reading list in preparation for the practicum.
Wednesday, 19h00-22h00 Dr. Bruce Ward
This course will examine traditional and contemporary forms of religious belief and consider related topics such as secularism, fundamentalism, modernity, post-modernity, New Age, and "East meets West".