Humanities/Philosophy/Ethics

Media Ethics (Section 03003, Fall 2015)

English

Studies suggest that the average Canadian spends 31 hours online and 14 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 neutral when it comes to ethics, and it presents us with moral conundrums on a daily basis.

Media Ethics (Section 03002, Fall 2015)

English

Studies suggest that the average Canadian spends 31 hours online and 14 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 neutral when it comes to ethics, and it presents us with moral conundrums on a daily basis.

Gendered World Views (section 03001, Fall 2015)

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 (section 8, Fall 2015)

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?

Development of Knowledge: Critical Thinking and Cognitive Science, Flacks, Fall 2015

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 and artificial intelligence as each relates to historic and contemporary descriptions of the mind.

Media Ethics - Summer 2015

English

Studies suggest that the average Canadian spends 31 hours online and 14 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.