Humanities/Philosophy/Ethics

The Quest for Knowledge (345-101-MQ)

English

Humanities Knowledge (345-101-MQ) course, dedicated to students registered in the Arts & Sciences (700.A0) program.

The Humanist Tradition (Winter 2017)

English

Humanities 102: Worldviews (Champlain College St-Lambert)

Contemporary Issues/NewsActivist 2017: Champlain, Saint-Lambert

English

This course requires students to develop individual portfolios about contemporary issues, sharing work with increasing depth as the semester progresses.

Students write and collaobrate to develop cross-disciplinary knowledge and broaden perspectives regarding local, provincial, national, and international news. Assignments encouraging interactions with peers across campuses and borders will build broad understanding of issues in an exciting and personalized manner.  

Gendered World Views (Winter 2017, section 11)

English

Pink is for girls and blue is for boys, or at least that's what many of us were taught as children. But what are these stereotypes really telling us? Assumptions like these force men and women into specific roles, and from a very young age, we socialize boys to be aggressive and girls to be nice – we then assign an aesthetic to each group that reflects this. But how do real people deal with these expectations? What does it mean to see the world through gendered terms?

Gendered World Views (Winter 2017, section 8)

English

Pink is for girls and blue is for boys, or at least that's what many of us were taught as children. But what are these stereotypes really telling us? Assumptions like these force men and women into specific roles, and from a very young age, we socialize boys to be aggressive and girls to be nice – we then assign an aesthetic to each group that reflects this. But how do real people deal with these expectations? What does it mean to see the world through gendered terms?

Media Ethics (Winter 2017, section 18)

English

Studies suggest that the average Canadian spends 19 hours online and 28 hours watching TV every week.  Many of us also listen to the radio while driving, read the newspaper in the metro, and are bombarded with advertising everywhere we go. It is therefore hard to deny that the media plays a major role in our lives. But the media is hardly ethically neutral and it presents us with moral conundrums on a daily basis.

Media Ethics (Winter 2017, section 3)

English

Studies suggest that the average Canadian spends 19 hours online and 28 hours watching TV every week.  Many of us also listen to the radio while driving, read the newspaper in the metro, and are bombarded with advertising everywhere we go. It is therefore hard to deny that the media plays a major role in our lives. But the media is hardly ethically neutral and it presents us with moral conundrums on a daily basis.

Development of Knowledge 2016- Flacks

English

This course is designed to introduce students to the elements of critical thinking and the development of the field of cognitive science. Special attention will be given to language, animal cognition and artificial intelligence as each relates to descriptions of the mind.