2004-2005 Undergraduate Calendar

Great Books/Liberal Studies  
Director Michael Driedger, History Assistant Professor Michael Driedger Participating Faculty David W. Atkinson (English Language and Literature), Brian Crick (English Language and Literature), Corrado J.A. Federici (Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures), Sally Hickson, (Visual Arts), Peter Landey (Music), Ingrid Makus (Political Science), William Mathie (Political Science), Francine McCarthy (Earth Sciences), Thomas M. Mulligan (Management, Marketing and Human Resources), Mary Frances Richardson (Chemistry), Angus A. Somerville (English Language and Literature)  
General Information Go to top of document
Administrative Assistant Barb Alexander 905-688-5550, extension 4752 MacKenzie Chown D332 https://brocku.ca/greatbooks The Centre for Great Books/Liberal Studies provides an opportunity for the exploration and discussion of those questions which arise when education is directed towards the freedom of the fully examined life. Questions of human nature and purpose and of our relationship to the natural order, for example, are examined primarily through analysis and discussion of the great works of human reason and imagination. The program seeks to develop the skills and habits of inquiry, analysis, argument and expression needed for a rigorous treatment of these questions. The program is made up of a set of closely related core courses that are intended to provide an integrated liberal education, to be cumulative and to furnish the basis for an intellectual community of students and faculty. The Great Books/Liberal Studies Program must be either combined with a major in another discipline or taken as a minor. Students combining Great Books/Liberal Studies with a major concentration in Mathematics or Science will usually be exempted from the Science context requirement and may petition for exemption from the second language requirement. The focus of the program is the Great Books core seminars (GBLS 1F90, 2P70, 2P93, 2P94, 3P90, 3P93, 4P10, 4P70) that meet, when possible under the guidance of two faculty leaders, twice weekly. Leaders for this seminar are drawn from a variety of disciplines and faculties of the University. The other courses in the Great Books/Liberal Studies Program are intended both to provide for a kind of learning not possible in the seminar itself and also to enhance the quality and rigour of the inquiry and discussion that the seminar is intended to engender. Each student in the program is assigned a faculty adviser for regular and incidental consultation. Students in year 4 are required to prepare a major essay on some aspect of Great Books/Liberal Studies, relating it to work in their other major, under the guidance of a faculty member. A non-credit series of lectures supplements the Great Books/Liberal Studies Program. The lectures will illuminate the works and issues addressed in the program from a variety of perspectives. Students also attend concerts, art exhibitions and dramatic productions. Students are expected to attend the lectures and cultural events, since these constitute an integral part of the Great Books/Liberal Studies Program. Great Books Seminars The Great Books Seminars (GBLS 1F90, 2P70, 2P93, 2P94, 3P90, 3P93, 4P10, 4P70) are open to all students, but students majoring in and those taking a minor in Great Books/Liberal Studies will have first access. Students who complete GBLS 1F90, 2P94, 3P90, 4P10, and one and one-half credits from GBLS 1P93, 2P70, 2P99, 3P00, 4P01-4P07, 4V00-4V09 are deemed to have satisfied the Social Science context requirement.  
Language Requirement for Humanities Majors Go to top of document
Students in the Centre for Great Books/Liberal Studies are required to complete one credit in a language other than English. Students completing the program to earn the Bachelor of Science degree are not required to do so but it is strongly recommended. Where half credit courses are used to satisfy this requirement, both half-credits must be in the same language. Greek or Latin recommended.  
Program Notes Go to top of document
1.  HIST 4F99 or POLI 4F99 may be substituted for GBLS 4P99 if the topic selected for the History or Political Science Honours thesis is approved by the Director of Great Books/Liberal Studies.  
2.  In planning their programs students should note that not all GBLS courses are available every year.  
3.  These two credits must include one credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above from ACTG, ENTR, FNCE, MKTG, OBHR; MGMT 3P98, 4P12 or 4P82.  
4.  MATH 1P12 strongly recommended.  
5.  PHYS 3P20 is offered in alternate years. A student in year 3 when PHYS 3P20 is not offered should take an additional one-half credit from GBLS courses listed in year 3, and one-half credit less from the GBLS courses listed under Year 4.  
6.  Students electing to take GBLS 3F01 require one-half elective credit in Year 3.  
7.  In all 20 credit degree programs, at least 12 credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above, six of which must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above and of these, three must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above. In all 15 credit degree programs, at least seven credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above, three of which must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above.  
Bachelor of Arts in Great Books/Liberal Studies Go to top of document
Honours Students may take a combined major in Great Books/Liberal Studies and a second discipline. For requirements in the other discipline, the student should consult the relevant department/centre. It should be noted that not all departments/centres provide a combined major option.
- GBLS 1F90, 1P91, 2P91, 2P94, 3P90, 4P10 and 4P99
- two credits from GBLS 1P93, 1P99, 2P20, 2P70, 2P92, 2P93, 2P94, 2Q98, 3F01, 3P93, 3P97, 3P98, 3P99, 3V90-3V99, 4P40, 4P70
- one credit from GBLS 1F98, 2P20, 2P70, 2P92, 2P93, 2P99, 2Q90, 2Q91, 2Q92, 2Q93, 2Q94, 2Q95, 2Q96, 2Q97, 2Q98, 3F01, 3P00, 3P93, 3P95, 3P97, 3P98,3P99, 4P01, 4P02, 4P04, 4P06, 4P40, 4P70, 4V00-4V09, 4V70-4V79
- one language credit (see language requirement)
- one Science context credit (SCIE 1F30 recommended)
Pass
- GBLS 1F90, 1P91 and 2P94
- two credits from GBLS 1F98, 1P93, 1P99, 2P20, 2P70, 2P91, 2P92, 2P93, 2P94, 2P99, 2Q90, 2Q91, 2Q92, 2Q93, 2Q94, 2Q95, 2Q96, 2Q97, 2Q98, 3F01, 3P00, 3P97, 3P98, 3P99, 3V90-3V99
- one credit from GBLS 3P90, 3P93, 3P97, 3P98, 3P99, 4P10, 4P70
- one language credit (see language requirement)
- one Science context credit (SCIE 1F30 recommended)
Great Books/Liberal Studies and Business (Honours only) In co-operation with the Faculty of Business, the Centre for Great Books/Liberal Studies offers a combined major leading to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Great Books/Liberal Studies and Business. This program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge demanded for successful leadership in business and a critical understanding of the intellectual forces that have shaped and still shape the world within which that leadership must be exercised. The program is intended for students with career interests involving business leadership and policy making, lifelong learning, social issue management or the management of creative organizations. Year 1
- GBLS 1F90 and 1P91
- ACTG 1P91
- ECON 1P91 and 1P92
- MGMT 1P93
- MATH 1P98
- one language credit (see language requirement) or one Science context credit
Year 2
- GBLS 2P92 and 2P94
- one of GBLS 2P20, 2P70, 2P91, 2P93, 2P99, 2Q90, 2Q91, 2Q92, 2Q93, 2Q94, 2Q95, 2Q96, 2Q97, 2Q98, 3P00
- ACTG 2P12
- ECON 2P91
- FNCE 2P91
- MKTG 2P91
- OBHR 2P91
- the language credit or Science context credit not taken in year 1
Year 3
- GBLS 3P90 and 4P10
- FNCE 3P93
- MKTG 3P24
- OBHR 3P42
- OPER 2P91
- one and one-half GBLS credit numbered 2(alpha)90 level or above
- one-half elective credit
Year 4
- GBLS 4P99
- MGMT 3P80 and 4P80
- one GBLS credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- two credits from ACTG, ENTR, FNCE, MGMT, MKTG or OBHR (see program note 3)
- one-half elective credit
Great Books/Liberal Studies and History (Honours only) In co-operation with the Department of History, the Centre for Great Books/Liberal Studies offers a combined major program in Great Books/Liberal Studies and History, especially for students wishing to combine a study of change over time with a focus on the literary and cultural achievements of the past. A variety of combinations are possible; the following program is suggested for students interested in cultural history.
- GBLS 1F90, 1P91, 2P94, 3P90, 4P10 and 4P99 (see program note 2)
- one of HIST 1F95, 1F96, HIST 1P92 and 1P93
- HIST 2P99, 3P00 and 4F99
- one credit from GBLS 1P93, 1P99, 2P20, 2P70, 2P92, 2P93, 3P93, 3P97, 3P98, 3P99, 3V90-3V99
- two and one-half credits from GBLS IF98, 2P70, 2P91, 2P92, 2P93, 2P99, 2Q90, 2Q91, 2Q92, 2Q93, 2Q94, 2Q95, 2Q96, 2Q97, 2Q98, 3F01, 3P00, 3P93, 3P95, 3P97, 3P98, 3P99, 3V90-3V99, 4P01, 4P02, 4P04, 4P06, 4P40, 4P70, 4V00-4V09, 4V70-4V79
- three HIST credits
- one HIST credit numbered 4V00-4V69
- FREN 1F90 or one language credit (see language requirement)
- one Science context credit (SCIE 1F30 recommended)
- four elective credits
Great Books/Liberal Studies and Music (Honours only) In co-operation with the Department of Music, the Centre for Great Books/Liberal Studies offers a combined major program in Great Books/Liberal Studies and Music. This program is designed especially for students interested in the interdisciplinary study of music; students will have the opportunity to consider music within the context of the great philosophical, literary and scientific works of our cultural tradition.
- GBLS 1F90, 1P91, 2P94, 3P90, 4P10 and 4P99 (see program note 2)
- MUSI 1F50, 1F90, 1P83, 2F90, 2P83, 2Y05, 2Y06, 3Y05 and 3Y06
- one credit from GBLS 1P93, 1P99, 2P20, 2P70, 2P92, 2P93, 3P93, 3P97, 3P98, 3P99, 3V90-3V99
- two and one-half credits from GBLS 1F98, 2P20, 2P70, 2P91, 2P92, 2P93, 2P99, 2Q90, 2Q91, 2Q92, 2Q93, 2Q94, 2Q95, 2Q96, 2Q97, 2Q98, 3F01, 3P00, 3P93, 3P95, 3P97, 3P98, 3P99, 3V90-3V99, 4P01, 4P02, 4P04, 4P06, 4P40, 4P70, 4V00-4V09, 4V70-4V79
- one credit from MUSI 2P51, 2P52, 3P96, 3P97, 4P51
- two MUSI credits
- one Science context credit
- one language credit (see language requirement)
- three elective credits
Great Books/Liberal Studies and Political Science (Honours only) In co-operation with the Department of Political Science, the Great Books/Liberal Studies Program offers a combined major program in Great Books/Liberal Studies and Political Science. The Honours program is designed to furnish a liberal education especially for students with an interest in political philosophy, Canadian politics and law. Year 1
- GBLS 1F90 and 1P91
- one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 (POLI 1P91 recommended)
- FREN 1F90 or one language credit (see language requirement)
- one-half elective credit
- one Science context credit
Year 2
- GBLS 2P91, 2P92 and 2P94
- one half credit from GBLS 2P20, 2P70, 2P93, 2P99, 2Q90, 2Q91, 2Q92, 2Q93, 2Q94, 2Q95, 2Q96, 2Q97, 2Q98, 3P00, 3P93, 3P95
- POLI 2F12 and 2P80
- one POLI credit
- one-half elective credit
Year 3
- GBLS 3P90 and 4P10
- POLI 3P18
- POLI 3P91 or 3P92
- one credit from GBLS 2P93, 2P99, 2Q90, 2Q91, 2Q98, 3F01, 3P00, 3P93, 3P95, 3P97, 3P98, 3P99, 3V90-3V99, 4P01, 4P02, 4P03, 4P04, 4P05, 4P06, 4P07, 4P40, 4P70, 4V00-4V09, 4V70-4V79
- one of POLI 2P93, 3P04, 3P07, 3P71
- one-half POLI credit numbered 2(alpha)90 or above
- one elective credit
Year 4
- GBLS 4P99 (see program note 2)
- one credit from GBLS 3P93, 3P95, 3P97, 3P98, 3P99, 3V90-3V99, 4P01, 4P02, 4P03, 4P04, 4P05, 4P06, 4P07, 4P70, 4V00-4V09, 4P40, 4V70-4V79
- POLI 4P14 or 4P19
- one credit from POLI 4P01 (recommended), 4P02, 4P03, 4P04, 4P05, 4P06, 4P07, 4V00-4V09
- two elective credits
 
Bachelor of Science in Great Books/Liberal Studies Go to top of document
Great Books/Liberal Studies can be combined with a concentration in Mathematics or Science. Students interested in this combination should consult the Director concerning their program and course selection. Students who complete the combined Honours program in Great Books/Liberal Studies and Physics may earn the Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree depending upon whether the majority of their credits are in the Faculty of Mathematics and Science or the Faculty of Humanities. Students completing the program for the BA degree are deemed Humanities majors and are required to complete the language requirement as described above. Students completing the program to earn the BSc degree are not required to do so but it is strongly recommended. Context requirements for Great Books/Liberal Studies majors are deemed satisfied by successful completion of the program. Great Books/Liberal Studies and Physics (Honours only) In co-operation with the Department of Physics, the Centre for Great Books/Liberal Studies offers a combined major program in Great Books/Liberal Studies and Physics. The Program will be of interest to students wanting to understand the most important ideas in the physical sciences within the context furnished through the reading and discussion of the major works of reason and imagination that have animated our cultural tradition. The program is flexible enough to accommodate students with varying interests. Year 1
- GBLS 1F90 and 1P91
- MATH 1P01 and 1P02
- PHYS 1P21 or 1P91
- one of PHYS 1P22, 1P23, 1P92, 1P93
- one and one-half elective credits(see program note 4)
Year 2
- GBLS 2P93 and 2P94
- MATH 2F05
- one credit from GBLS 1F98, 2P20, 2P70, 2P92, 2P99, 2Q90, 2Q91, 2Q98, 3P00
- one credit from PHYS 2P20, 2P31, 2P50 (recommended)
- one elective credits
Year 3
- PHYS 3P20 (see program note 5)
- one of GBLS 2P91, 2P92, 2P99, 2Q90, 2Q91, 2Q98, 3F01, 3P00, 3P95, 3P97, 3P98, 3P99, 3V90-3V99, 4P01, 4P02, 4P04, 4P06, 4V00-4V09, 4V70-4V79
- two credits from PHYS 3P35, 3P36, 3P41, 3P70, 3P91
- one credit from GBLS 3P90, 3P93, 4P10, 4P70
- one elective credit (see program note 6)
Year 4
- GBLS 4P99
- one credit from GBLS 3P90, 3P93, 4P10, 4P70 (not taken in year 3)
- one and one-half credits from GBLS 2P92, 2P99, 2Q90, 2Q91, 2Q92, 2Q93, 2Q94, 2Q95, 2Q96, 2Q97, 2Q98, 3P00, 3P95, 3P97, 3P98, 3P99, 3V90-3V99, 4P01, 4P02, 4P03, 4P04, 4P05, 4P06, 4P07, 4P40, 4P70, 4V00-4V09, 4V70-4V79
- one credit from PHYS 4F90, 4P30, 4P41, 4P51, 4P52, 4P70
- one elective credit (see program note 7)
 
Certificate Program Go to top of document
The Centre for Great Books/Liberal Studies also offers a Certificate in Great Books/Liberal Studies. It provides an overview for persons who may be interested in taking an integrated set of courses exploring several major scientific, philosophic and literary works but already have a degree in a different field or who do not wish to proceed to a degree. The admission requirements are the same as for the degree program. Prospective students should consult with the Director before beginning the certificate program. The Certificate is awarded upon completion of the following courses with a minimum overall average of 60 percent:
- GBLS 1F90, 2P94, 3P90 and 4P10
- two and one-half credits from GBLS 1F98, 1P91, 1P93, 1P99, 2F97, 2P20, 2P70, 2P91, 2P92, 2P93, 2P99, 2Q90, 2Q91, 2Q92, 2Q93, 2Q94, 2Q95, 2Q96, 2Q97, 2Q98, 3F01, 3P00, 3P95, 3P97, 3P98, 3P99, 4P02, 4P03, 4P04, 4P05, 4P06, 4P07, 4P40, 4P70, 4V70-4V79
See "Certificate Requirements" under Academic Regulations.
 
Minor in Great Books/Liberal Studies Go to top of document
Students in other disciplines can obtain a minor in Great Books/Liberal Studies within their degree program by successfully completing the following courses listed below with a minimum 60 percent overall average:
- GBLS 1F90, 2P94, 3P90 and 4P10
- two and one-half credits from GBLS 1F98, 1P91, 1P93, 1P99, 2P20, 2P70, 2P91, 2P92, 2P93, 2P99, 2Q90, 2Q91, 2Q98, 3F01, 3P00, 3P93, 3P95, 3P97, 3P98, 3P99, 4P01, 4P02, 4P03, 4P04, 4P05, 4P06, 4P07, 4P40, 4P70, 4V70-4V79
 
Description of Courses Go to top of document
Note that not all courses are offered in every session. Refer to the applicable term timetable for details. # Indicates a cross listed course * Indicates a primary offering of a cross listed course  
Prerequisites and Restrictions Go to top of document
Students must check to ensure that prerequisites are met. Students may be deregistered, at the request of the instructor, from any course for which prerequisites and/or restrictions have not been met. GBLS 1F90 Great Books Seminar I: The Individual and Society Important works of Western art, literature, philosophy, science and theology from the Greco-Roman world to the 20th century. Seminar, 3 hours per week. #GBLS 1F98 Introduction to the History of Art: from Prehistory to the Present (also offered as VISA 1F98) Critical survey of major styles in architecture, sculpture and painting from antiquity to the 20th century. Principal monuments, buildings or studio artifacts, their period characteristics, the artist's cultural role and the critical or theoretical trends that have influenced our reading of the history of art. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Note: no studio work. Materials fee required. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in VISA 1F90. GBLS 1P91 Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking Kinds of argument and their employment in everyday affairs as well as in science and the humanities. Topics include the syllogism, analogical arguments, arguments from authority, and inductive arguments. Instruction in the construction and analysis of arguments. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. GBLS 1P93 Great Books World Tour Selections from the masterworks of world literature and thought, examining human nature from earliest times to the 20th century. Texts include selections from the Gilgamesh epic (perhaps the first written story), Plato, Confucius, Lady Murasaki's Tale of Genji (perhaps the first novel), Jonathan Swift, The 1001 Nights, Mao Zedong, Martin Luther King, Jr., Leacock, and short works by many Nobel Prize winners. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. GBLS 1P99 Cultural Expressions Fieldtrips to concerts, exhibitions, plays and readings; discussions. Fieldtrips, seminar, 3 hours per week. Note: there is an additional field trip fee associated with this course to cover admission and possibly transportation to venues. #GBLS 2P20 Western Religious Thought (also offered as PHIL 2P20) Roots of the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam: Who and what is God? What is our relationship to God? What are the ethical bases of monotheism? What is the nature of faith? Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: PHIL 1F90, 1F91, 1F92, 1F93 or 1F94 GBLS 2P70 Religions of the World Development and character of major religious traditions and world views. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. #GBLS 2P91 Political Theory I (also offered as POLI 2P91) Socratic origins of political philosophy as understood by Plato and Aristotle and their Christian, Jewish and Islamic successors. Machiavelli's critique. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: GBLS 1F90, or one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99. GBLS 2P92 Introduction to Argumentation and Rhetoric Fundamentals of rational persuasion. Classical dialectics and refutation, arguments that make special appeals such as ad hominem arguments, the different functions of linguistic communication, fallacies and the rules governing interpersonal dispute resolution. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: GBLS 1P91 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in GBLS 1P92. GBLS 2P93 Order and Chaos in the Cosmos Important work of science, art, literature and philosophy addressing the origin and structure of the universe, and its association with the divine. Readings include selections from the Bible, Lucretius, Ovid, Thomas Aquinas, Galileo, Isaac Newton, Rene Descartes, Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, and Carl Sagan. Seminar, 3 hours per week. GBLS 2P94 Great Books Seminar II - Epics and Ethics: Journeys of Self-Discovery Works of art, literature, biography, autobiography, philosophy and theology from the classical period to the late 16th century concerned with concepts of responsibility to self and to society. Readings include Augustine, Dante, Machiavelli, Vasari and Marlowe. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: GBLS 1F90 or permission of the Director. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in GBLS 2F90. #GBLS 2P99 Ideas and Culture before 1850 (also offered as HIST 2P99) Major developments in European intellectual and cultural life such as the Renaissance, the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, Romanticism, and the emergence of modern ideologies. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. #GBLS 2Q90 Art in Revolution: 1750-1851 (also offered as VISA 2P90) Art's role and function within the paradigm shifts of the modern world, its relation to politics, social and cultural change. Neoclassicism and the principal movements leading up to the French Revolution and beyond, Romanticism, Realism and the Industrial Revolution. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: VISA 1F98 (1F90) or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in VISA 2P90. #GBLS 2Q91 Modernism, Modernity and Contemporaneity: 1851-1907 (also offered as VISA 2P91) Thematic examination of individuality, contemporaniety and progress in the context of the period's cultural, political and technological changes. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: VISA 1F98 (1F90) or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in VISA 2P91. #GBLS 2Q92 Shakespeare 1590-1603 (also offered as ENGL 2Q92) Representative plays from the first half of Shakespeare's dramatic career emphasizing theoretical and cultural issues raised by the plays in the context of fin-de-siècle Elizabethan England. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: GBLS 1F90, one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in GBLS (ENGL) 2F97. #GBLS 2Q93 Shakespeare 1603-1614 (also offered as ENGL 2Q93) Representative plays from the second half of Shakespeare's dramatic career emphasizing theoretical and cultural issues raised by the plays in the context of the opening decade of James I's culturally divisive reign. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: GBLS 1F90, one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in GBLS (ENGL) 2F97. #GBLS 2Q94 Shakespeare's Comedies (also offered as ENGL 2Q94) Representative comedies and tragicomedies emphasizing the variety of Shakespeare's comic modes, from the grotesque to the miraculous, and on theoretical approaches to the comic. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: GBLS 1F90, one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in GBLS (ENGL) 2F97. #GBLS 2Q95 Shakespeare's Tragedies (also offered as ENGL 2Q95) Shakespeare's development of tragedy as a genre in the context of early modern aesthetic and cultural concerns. Attention to recent theoretical approaches. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: GBLS 1F90, one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in GBLS (ENGL) 2F97. #GBLS 2Q96 Shakespeare's Problem Plays (also offered as ENGL 2Q96) Shakespeare's most theoretically and culturally challenging plays. Attention to such issues as generic hybridity and breakdown, parody and metatheater. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: GBLS 1F90, one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in GBLS (ENGL) 2F97. #GBLS 2Q97 Shakespeare as Poet (also offered as ENGL 2Q97) Study of poetic practices of William Shakespeare. Includes plays or selections from plays as well as significant portions of his non-dramatic works. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: GBLS 1F90, one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in GBLS (ENGL) 2F97. #GBLS 2Q98 The Artistic Experience (also offered as PHIL 2Q98 and VISA 2Q98) Classical theories of art through analysis of painting, photography, video, film, music, and drama examining concepts such as beauty, creativity, artistic intention, perception, interpretation and the nature and possible role of art. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: one PHIL credit or VISA 1F98 or permission of the instructor. #GBLS 3F01 The Ancient Epic Tradition (also offered as CLAS 3F01) Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Apollonius Rhodius' Argonautica, Vergil's Aeneid and Ovid's Metamorphoses. Topics include the conventions of epic, the original oral transmission of heroic verse and its transformation into a written genre, concepts of heroic conduct and character. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: one credit from CLAS 1P91, 1P92, 1P95, 1P97. Note: open to students who lack the prerequisite but have taken one credit in ENGL or GBLS. Completion of this course will replace prvious assigned grade in CLAS 3P00. #GBLS 3P00 Ideas and Culture Since 1850 (also offered as HIST 3P00) Intellectual and cultural developments in Europe and North America during the late 19th and 20th centuries. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Note: one or more of HIST 2F20, 2P02, 2P16, 2P51 recommended. GBLS 3P90 Great Books Seminar III Important works of art, literature, philosophy, science and theology from the 16th through the 19th centuries. Seminar, 3 hours per week. GBLS 3P93 Origins of Life Important works of science, art, literature, philosophy addressing the origin of life and the nature of our species' relationship with our planet. Readings include selections from the Bible, Aristotle, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Mary Shelley, Charles Darwin, Aldous Huxley, Stephen Jay Gould, E. O. Wilson, and Richard Dawkins. Seminar, 3 hours per week. #GBLS 3P94 Literary Criticism (also offered as ENGL 3P94) Literary criticisms from Aristotle to Brooks and Leavis emphasizing enduring literary critical problems. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisites: two ENGL credits numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in GBLS (ENGL) 3F93. #GBLS 3P95 Aesthetics of Music (also offered as MUSI 3P95) Issues of meaning, beauty, value, and greatness in music through analysis of selected readings from Aristoxenus to the present. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisites: MUSI 1F50; MUSI 2F90 or GBLS 2P94 or permission of the instructor. #GBLS 3P97 Medieval Literature and Culture (also offered as MLLC 3P97) Literature and culture of the Middle Ages in Europe. Works selected from among poetry, the epic and the romance. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: one of FREN 2F03, GERM 2F90 (2F20), ITAL, 2F00, SPAN 2P20 and 2P21 (2F00 or 2F10) or permission of the instructor. Note: given in English. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in MLLC 3P91. #GBLS 3P98 Renaissance Literature and Culture (also offered as MLLC 3P98) The Renaissance as transcultural phenomenon; historical and geographical parameters; social and political factors in its emergence and development; intellectual and aesthetic foundations as expressed in essential literary texts and essays. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: one of FREN 2F03, GERM 2F90 (2F20), ITAL 2F00, SPAN 2P21 and 2P21 (2F00 or 2F10) or permission of the instructor. Note: given in English. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in MLLC 3P92. #GBLS 3P99 Modern Narratives (also offered as MLLC 3P99) French, German, Italian and Hispanic 20th-century narrative writing. May include avant-garde, surrealist, existentialist, modernist and postmodernist issues. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: one of FREN 2F03, GERM 2F90 (2F20), ITAL 2F00, SPAN 2P20 and 2P21 (2F00 or 2F10) or permission of the instructor. Note: given in English. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in MLLC 3P93. GBLS 3V90-3V99 Special Topics in Great Books/Liberal Studies Selected topics in Western or non-Western works of art, literature, philosophy, history, science and/or theology. Seminar, 3 hours per week. #GBLS 4P01 The Philosophy of Law (also offered as POLI 4P01) Traditional and contemporary accounts of law and their implications for issues of contemporary concern. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to GBLS (single or combined) and POLS (single or combined) majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). #GBLS 4P02 Ancient Political Theory (also offered as POLI 4P02) Premodern political philosophy examined in the works of Plato and Aristotle, emphasizing those features distinguishing ancient political science and philosophy from that of modernity. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to GBLS (single or combined) and POLS (single or combined) majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). #GBLS 4P03 Modern Political Theory (also offered as POLI 4P03) Modern political theory examined in selected texts. Topics may include historicism, consent, progress, equality or a selected author such as Rousseau, Kant, Hegel. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to GBLS (single or combined) and POLS (single or combined) majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). #GBLS 4P04 Politics and Tyranny (also offered as POLI 4P04) Comparative accounts of ancient and modern tyranny examined in light of the question: has political domination varied significantly in the Western tradition? Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to GBLS (single or combined) and POLS (single or combined) majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). #GBLS 4P05 Shakespeare's Politics (also offered as POLI 4P05) Issues of justice; politics, law and morality; republican, monarchical and tyrannical government as explored in selected Shakespearean comedies, tragedies and histories. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to GBLS (single or combined), INPE and POLS (single or combined) majors until date specified in the BIRT guide. After that date open to ECUL, ENGL (single or combined) and HIST (single or combined) majors. Students must have either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). #GBLS 4P06 Philosophy, Politics and the Family (also offered as POLI 4P06) Family relations and their significance for the political community as both have been treated by ancient and modern political philosophers and by contemporary feminists and their critics. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisites: POLI 2P91; POLI 2P92 (2F90), 2P93 (2P01 and 3P01) or permission of the instructor. #GBLS 4P07 Postmodern Political Theory (also offered as POLI 4P07) Perspectives on the postmodern condition in the works of selected 20th-century thinkers. Topics may include notions on the self; aesthetics and politics; reason and power; the construction of meaning. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to GBLS (single or combined) and POLS (single or combined) majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). GBLS 4P10 Great Books Seminar IV Important works of art, literature, philosophy, science and theology from the 19th and 20th centuries. Seminar, 3 hours per week. GBLS 4P40 Practicum in Great Books/Liberal Studies Independent study combined with teaching responsibility in Great Books Seminar I. Restriction: permission of the Director. Note: each participant will team teach for four weeks with a senior faculty member and complete a written assignment reflecting on the best pedagogical approach to the texts read, suggesting alterations and/or innovations which might enhance the learning process. Post-class discussion and analysis are central to the course. Enrolment by Application to the Director. GBLS 4P70 Apocalypse in Literature, Art and Music Fear and hope in the coming end of time, as portrayed by artists, writers and musicians. Focus on the long Judeo-Christian apocalyptic tradition. Seminar, 3 hours per week. GBLS 4P99 Senior Essay and Workshop Discussion of Great Books/Liberal Studies and issues related to the preparation of a senior essay. Seminar, tutorial, two terms. #GBLS 4V00-4V09 Selected Problems in Political Theory (also offered as POLI 4V00-4V09) Particular writer, work or theoretical problem in political philosophy examined. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to GBLS (single or combined) and POLS single or combined) majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). GBLS 4V70-4V79 Text and Context Topics in Literature and Intellectual History  
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