Course Descriptions - Undergraduate Calendar 2017-2018

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The following courses are administered by St. Jerome's University.

HUMSC 100s


HUMSC 101 LEC,SEM 0.50Course ID: 011869
Great Dialogues: Reflection and Action
What is the relationship between thinking and action? Do they pull us in different directions? Can they be integrated? This course investigates how our own dialogue with core texts, from antiquity (e.g., Homer, Plato, Christian Scriptures) to the present (e.g., Joyce, Arendt), offers ways of understanding the dilemmas and issues raised by these texts and present in our culture.
Offered at St. Jerome's University

HUMSC 102 LEC,SEM 0.50Course ID: 011870
Great Dialogues: Politics and Morality
What is the relationship between politics and morality? Are they opposites? Can they be integrated? This course investigates the way our own dialogue with core texts, from the Renaissance to the present (authors may include Machiavelli, Shakespeare, Wollstonecraft, Marx, Conrad, and Arendt), offers ways of thinking through the dilemmas and issues raised by these texts and present in our culture.
Offered at St. Jerome's University

HUMSC 200s


HUMSC 201 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 012363
Great Dialogues: Reason and Faith
What is the nature of, and relationship between, reason and faith? Does this fundamental distinction lead to other distinctions such as those between explanation and revelation, the rational and the intuitive? What impact do such modes of thought have on notions such as providence, perception and truth? What comparisons and contrasts can be drawn between each mode and prevailing modern perspectives? This course investigates how a dialogue with core texts (e.g., Boethius, Aquinas, Dante, Bacon, Milton, Descartes, Hume, Austen) offers ways of understanding these issues.
Prereq: Level at least 2A
Offered at St. Jerome's University

HUMSC 289 LEC 0.50Course ID: 015574
Special Topics in Human Sciences
An in-depth analysis of research in selected topics in the Human Sciences.
[Note: This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of four times.]
Prereq: HUMSC 101
Offered at St. Jerome's University

HUMSC 300s


HUMSC 301 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 012453
Great Dialogues: The Sacred and the Profane
What is the nature of, and relationship between, the sacred and the profane? This course will examine diverse manifestations of the sacred and the profane by emphasizing the nature of their interaction and the impact on our understanding of contemporary human civilization. A dialogical method in exploring these ideas will be encouraged. Areas to be investigated include space, time, ritual, culture, morality, life and death. The readings will be taken from core texts spanning a wide variety of fields and authors (e.g. Eliade, Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Pieper, Charles Taylor, Mary Douglas, etc.).
Prereq: Level at least 3A or one of HUMSC 101, 102, 201
Offered at St. Jerome's University

HUMSC 389 LEC 0.50Course ID: 015575
Special Topics in Human Sciences
An in-depth analysis of research in selected topics in the Human Sciences.
[Note: This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of four times.]
Prereq: HUMSC 101; Level at least 2A
Offered at St. Jerome's University

HUMSC 400s


HUMSC 401 DIS,LEC 0.50Course ID: 012454
Great Dialogues: Athens, Jerusalem, and Technological Society
What is the relationship between our Western technological world and its roots in the cultures of ancient Athens (representing the heroic life, the dramatic and tragic life, the political life, the examined life) and Jerusalem (representing liberation from oppression, the focus on justice and mercy, the divine challenge to humans playing god)? Do these cultures offer the potential to challenge the principles on which contemporary technological society rests or have they been surpassed? This course investigates how a dialogue with core texts offers ways of understanding these issues.
Prereq: Level at least 3A; One of HUMSC 101, 102, 201, 301
Offered at St. Jerome's University

HUMSC 489 SEM 0.50Course ID: 015576
Special Topics in Human Sciences
An in-depth analysis of research in selected topics in the Human Sciences.
[Note: This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of four times.]
Prereq: HUMSC 101; Level at least 3A
Offered at St. Jerome's University

HUMSC 490 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012962
Great Dialogues: Medical Humanities on Health and Life
What is the relationship of health to life? This course will focus on identifying areas of strain or conflict in public health and everyday life in relation to tensions connected to models of health and sickness. It will examine contested representations of the relations of health and life, healing and cure, pleasure and pain, self-governance and negligence, body and mind, and policy and polity. Core texts will span a wide variety of fields, eras, and authors (e.g., Plato, Descartes, Freud, Parsons, Foucault, Gadamer, Garfinkel).
Instructor Consent Required
Prereq: Level at least 3A; At least one course in Human Sciences
Offered at St. Jerome's University

HUMSC 498 RDG 0.50Course ID: 015577
Directed Studies in Human Sciences
Selected study and assignments under the direction of a faculty member.
Department Consent Required
Prereq: HUMSC 101; Level at least 4A
Offered at St. Jerome's University