Humanities/Philosophy/Ethics

Sustainable Happiness F17

English

As wealth has increased, happiness has stagnated. As with wealth, happiness is increasingly unequally distributed around the world. As we consume more, we are causing the Earth's sixth mass extinction. Can Sustainable Happiness Fall 2017 save the planet? Probably not, but hopefully it will make you a happier, more engaged member of your society.

Flacks: Contemporary Issues-NewsActivist- Fall 2017

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.  

Early Modern Knowledge (Section 14, Fall 2017)

English

To quote L.P. Hartley: “The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.”  Early modern Europe (1500-1800) does indeed seem like a foreign land, where kings and queens ruled over a population that would be considered both ignorant and subservient by modern standards. And yet, this was a universe that had its own rationale and a time when important developments in scientific, philosophical, political, and religious knowledge laid the foundation for the world in which we live today.

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)