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Listed below are the 1000-level and 2000-level nine-credit foundations courses which are part of the Faculty of Arts general education requirement. These courses introduce students to interdisciplinary study and emphasize critical thinking, reading and writing skills at the university level and reflect the academic mandate of the college.
AS/HUMA 1105 9.00 Myth and Imagination in Ancient Greece and Rome
An introduction to ancient and modern myths and theories about myths and mythology in comparative perspectives and their influences on modern literature and art. (This course is affiliated with Stong College.) Degree credit exclusion: AS/HUMA 1105 6.00.
AS/HUMA 1200 9.00 Contexts of Canadian Culture
Topics illustrating the ways in which culture in Canada resembles and is different from other cultures. The emphasis is on the 20th century. Materials to be used include fiction, poetry, folklore, the visual arts and various social and historical studies. (This course is affiliated with Stong College.) Degree credit exclusions: AS/HUMA 1205 6.00, AS/HUMA 1200 6.00.
AS/HUMA 1220 9.00 Canadian Language and Culture
This course develops the linguistic/academic skills of students from English as a second language backgrounds, using themes such as language and communication, culture and identity, the immigrant/refugee experience, multiculturalism, Canada's aboriginal peoples and Quebec. A variety of course activities develop course themes and language proficiency. (This course is affiliated with Stong College.) Degree credit exclusions: AS/HUMA 1220 6.00, AS/ESL 1000 6.00.
Cross-listed to: AS/ESL 1000 9.00, AS/HUMA 1220 9.00
AS/HUMA 2160 9.00 Romanticism and Its Legacy
A study of Romanticism and its aftermath with emphasis on its values as expressed in the arts, using historical, literary, musical and philosophical texts and works from the visual arts. (This course is affiliated with Stong College.) Degree credit exclusion: AS/HUMA 2160 6.00.
AS/HUMA 2320 9.00 Ideas of America: The Cultures of North America
This course addresses cultural developments and transformations in North America from the period of European contact to the present. Following a comparative investigation of imperialism and nationalism in shaping the cultures of Canada, the United States and Mexico, the course offers a close examination of North America in the 20th century devoting particular attention to the realm of popular culture. (This course is affiliated with Stong College.) Degree credit exclusion: AS/HUMA 2320 6.00.
AS/HUMA 2670 9.00 Film and Literature
Film images in their flux often demand that we uncritically accept them. This course will investigate their meanings and truth and seek to develop a critical discourse for film by means of strategies drawn from the study of literary texts. (This course is affiliated with Stong College.) Degree credit exclusions: AS/HUMA 2670 6.00, FA/FILM 2711 6.00.
AS/HUMA 2680 9.00 Early Times: Literature and the Imagination of the Child
The course is centered, in the reading and discussion of literature written for, appropriated by, or in a particular sense related to children. (This course is affiliated with Stong College.) Degree credit exclusion: AS/HUMA 3650 6.00.
AS/SOSC 1012 9.00 Understanding Social Theory
This course provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the emergence of social theory from political theory, philosophy and economics. It presents the roles in this process of ancient philosophy and political theory, and of their counterparts in early modern thought. (This course is affiliated with Stong College.)
AS/SOSC 1185 9.00 Women and Society
This course examines images of women and explores women's experiences in the family, in school, at the workplace, and in relation to the issues of poverty, violence, health and sexuality. (This course is affiliated with Stong College.) Degree credit exclusion: AS/SOSC 1180 6.00.
AS/SOSC 1960 9.00 Introduction to Modern Social and Political Thought
This course provides a broad introduction to the interdisciplinary study of modern social and political thought. Through critical reading and analysis of primary texts, students become familiar with the rise of the liberal tradition, focusing on critiques, defenses and developments of its conceptions of the modern world. (This course is affiliated with Stong College.) Degree credit exclusion: AS/SOSC 1990B 6.00.
AS/SOSC 2960 9.00 Italian: A Minority Culture and Language in North American Society
This course investigates the effects North American culture and language have on the lives of Italian immigrants and their descendants. (This course is affiliated with Stong College.) Degree credit exclusions: AS/SOSC 2990C 6.00, AS/IT 2791 6.00, AS/IT 2790 6.00.
Cross-listed to: AS/IT 2791 9.00, AS/SOSC 2960 9.00