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The following list shows most of the courses offered in the current/upcoming school year.  For a complete list, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

Philosophy

Introduction to Western Philosophy I: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
AUPHI 101

Introduction to the main problems and theories that have dominated philosophical thought, through study and critical discussion of selected classics of ancient and medieval philosophy.

Introduction to Western Philosophy II: Modern Philosophy
AUPHI 102

Continuation of an introduction to the main problems and theories that have dominated philosophical thought, through study and critical discussions of selected classics of modern philosophy.

Metaphysics
AUPHI 200

Examination of traditional and contemporary topics such as Being and Nonbeing, the nature of time, freedom, appearance and reality, persons, and the mind-body problem.

Theory of Knowledge
AUPHI 210

Study of such central topics in epistemology as foundationalism, truth and rationality, skepticism and the limits of knowledge, relativism and the objectivity of knowledge, evidence and verifiability, and belief and justification.

Ancient Political Philosophy
AUPHI 240

Historical survey of the development of political and social philosophy, focusing on classical Greece and Rome. Authors studied will include Plato and Aristotle. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPOL 210 and AUPHI 240.

History of Christian Thought
AUPHI 250

Survey of the history of Christian thought from its Judaic and Hellenistic origins up to and including the twentieth century.

Contemporary Social and Political Philosophy
AUPHI 340

Survey of the major formulations and problems of Western social and political thought in the twentieth and twenty-first century, dealing with topics ranging from governance to social relationships. Prerequisite: AUPHI 240 or 241, or consent of the instructor. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPOL 310, 410 (2010) and AUPHI 340.

Philosophy, Technology, and the Environment
AUPHI 355

Investigation of the philosophical and social issues related to technology and the environment. The natural/artificial distinction, different senses of "environment" and the ways we understand, package, and manage nature form the foundation of the course. Issues in environmental ethics are also addressed. Thinkers may include Marx, Heidegger, Marcel, Borgmann, Winner, Singer, Regan, and others. Prerequisite: None, but AUPHI 350 would be useful. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPHI 355 and AUENV 355.

Philosophy of Religion I
AUPHI 357

Introduction to the philosophy of religion by focusing on the question, "What is religion?" Through lectures, discussion, and reading of such thinkers as Schleiermacher, Feuerbach, Kierkegaard, and Otto, the course explores the concept of religion; the existence of God (and related proofs); meaning in religious language; and the relations between faith and reason, philosophy and religion. Prerequisite: None, but AUPHI 102 or 336 would be useful.

Philosophy, Religion and Public Life Research Seminar I
AUPHI 422

Preparation of a literature review, research proposal, and presentation of a public life issue that will be explored from philosophical and/or religious perspectives. Research may be participatory archival, or community based. It may include a community service learning component. Classes provide supportive and critical analysis throughout the student's work and research process. Prerequisite: Third or fourth-year standing. Notes: Open only to students with a major in Philosophy and Religion. This course can be taken only by a student who is also registered in AUPHI 423. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPHI 422, AUIDS 422 (2009), and AUREL 432.

Philosophy, Religion and Public Life Research Seminar II
AUPHI 423

Continuation of AUPHI 422. This course involves implementing research, presentation of results, and a final writing project. Research may be participatory, archival, or community based. Classes provide supportive and critical analysis throughout the student's work and research process. Prerequisites: AUPHI 422; third or fourth-year standing. Note: Open only to students with a major in Philosophy and Religion. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPHI 423, AUIDS 423 (2009), and AUREL 433.

Selected Topics in the History of Philosophy I
AUPHI 490

In-depth study of a theme, philosopher, philosophical movement, or philosophical period. Prerequisite: AUPHI 102 or consent of the instructor.

Directed Studies I
AUPHI 495

Intensive study of a specific area of Philosophy as defined by a student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisites: *9 at a senior level in Philosophy and consent of the instructor. Note: An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in the course.

Directed Studies II
AUPHI 496

Intensive study of a specific area of Philosophy as defined by a student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisites: *9 at a senior level in Philosophy and consent of the instructor. Note: An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in the course.

Directed Studies III
AUPHI 497

Intensive study of a specific area of Philosophy as defined by a student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisites: *9 at a senior level in Philosophy and consent of the instructor. Note: An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in the course.

Religion

Specific information for AUREL 270 (PDF)

Exploring Religious Meaning
AUREL 100

Exploration of religious meaning through the examination of selected themes from Christian theology and from other religions. The themes include ways of conceiving of the divine, the problem of evil, the human predicament, the relationship of religion and society, and ideas of salvation.

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible in Translation
AUREL 212

Introduction to the history and theology of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament).

The Hebrew Prophets
AUREL 216

Attempt to interpret selected prophets within their historical context. The course explores the relevance of the prophetic mode of analyzing contemporary society.

India Tour Orientation
AUREL 260

Examination of the intersection between religion and development in India. Students research and present on a particular topic relevant to the intersection of religion and development, as well as participate in team building exercises. Issues such as health and safety, travel preparations, dealing with culture shock, and the regional geography of India will be covered. Prerequisite: One of AUREL 100, 283, AUECO 101, consent of the Instructor. Notes: This is a prerequisite course for the India Tour (AUREL 266 or AUECO 254). Costs associated with the India Tour (3-weeks) and applicable tuition are the responsibility of the student. Enrolment is limited to 15 students. This course can only be taken by students who also register in AUREL 266 or AUECO 254. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUREL 260 or AUECO 252.

Spirituality and Globalization
AUREL 263

Critical investigation of the values and views of human nature implicit in the discourse of corporate globalization and of those within the alternative visions of Jesus and the Hebrew prophets.

India Tour
AUREL 266

Three-week study tour of India that focuses on a chosen region of India in order to examine the intersection between religious belief and practice and development challenges. Students will be exposed to various development projects as well as an array of religious sites. It is expected that students will gain an in depth understanding of India, its cultural and religious diversity, and the challenges it faces in the 21st century. Students will be exposed to both rural and urban life. Prerequisite: AUREL 260 or AUECO 252. Notes: Costs associated with this India Tour course and applicable tuition are the responsibility of the students. Enrolment is limited to 15 students. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUREL 266 and AUECO 254. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Selected topics in Religion and Public Life
AUREL 270

Exploration of several current issues of the intersection of religion and public life and of how various religious traditions engage them.

Selected Topics in Religion
AUREL 290

This course covers selected topics in Religion. Topics may vary from year to year depending on the instructor and student interest.

Selected Topics in Religion
AUREL 291

This course covers selected topics in Religion. Topics may vary from year to year depending on the instructor and student interest.

Christian Understanding of Human Nature
AUREL 352

Survey of the place of human nature in Western thought since the Enlightenment of the eighteenth century, showing the relationship between the development of various non-Christian views and the responses of religious thinkers, primarily Christians. Emphasis is placed on the twentieth century.

Directed Reading in Religion I
AUREL 391

Intensive study in a specific area of religion as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor. Note: An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in each of these courses.

Directed Reading in Religion II
AUREL 392

Intensive study in a specific area of religion as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor. Note: An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in each of these courses.

Directed Reading in Religion III
AUREL 393

Intensive study in a specific area of religion as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor. Note: An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in each of these courses.

Directed Reading in Religion IV
AUREL 394

Intensive study in a specific area of religion as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor. Note: An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in each of these courses.

Directed Reading in Religion V
AUREL 395

Intensive study in a specific area of religion as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: Consent of the Instructor. Note: An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in each of these courses.

Directed Reading in Religion VI
AUREL 396

Intensive study in a specific area of religion as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: *3 at a senior level in Religion or Consent of the Instructor. Note: An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in each of these courses.

Directed Reading in Religion VII
AUREL 397

Intensive study in a specific area of religion as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: *3 at a senior level in Religion or Consent of the Instructor. Note: An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in each of these courses.

Directed Reading in Religion VIII
AUREL 398

Intensive study in a specific area of religion as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: *3 at a senior level in Religion or Consent of the Instructor. Note: An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in each of these courses.

Directed Reading in Religion IX
AUREL 399

Intensive study in a specific area of religion as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: *3 at a senior level in Religion or Consent of the Instructor. Note: An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in each of these courses.

Philosophy, Religion Public Life Research Seminar I
AUREL 432

Preparation of a literature review, research proposal, and presentation of a public life issue that will be explored from philosophical perspectives. Research may be participatory, archival or community based. It may include a community service learning component. Classes provide supportive and critical analysis throughout the student's work and research process. Prerequisite: Third or fourth-year standing. Notes: Only open to students with a major in Philosophy and Religion. This course can be taken only by a student who is also registered in AUREL 433. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPHI 422, AUIDS 422 (2009) and AUREL 432.

Philosophy, Religion Public Life Research Seminar II
AUREL 433

Continuation of AUREL 432. This course involves implementing research, presentation of results, and a final writing project. Research may be participatory, archival or community based. Classes provide supportive and critical analysis throughout the student's work and research process. Prerequisite: AUREL 432, third or fourth-year standing. Notes: Only open to students with a major in Philosophy and Religion. Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPHI 423, AUREL 423 (2009) and AUREL 433.