Global Citizenship Cohort | Courses (2020/2021)


Theme 1: Challenging Worldviews


Tentative schedule of first-year courses (the usual course load is 5 courses per semester).

Fall 2019
  1. Introduction to Asia - ASIA 1000A: John Harding
    why? This course will examine history, culture and society of South, Southeast, and East Asia. A mix of diverse worldviews alongside shared themes offer challenging concepts from multiple perspectives across time, space, and different academic disciplines from the social sciences and humanities.
     
  2. Knowledge and Liberal Education – LBED 1000B: Brendan Cummins
    why? Liberal Education 1000 will help you develop skills such as critical thinking, numeracy, oral and written communications, and research. It’s more than just skills, though; this course will integrate ideas from all areas and help you see the connections and questions that influence these ideas.
     
  3. The Global Citizenship cohort Seminar - LBED 1150A: John Harding
    why? This half-course, for Cohort students only, will meet once a week to plan Cohort activities, discuss connections across Cohort courses, and hear guest speakers of interest to our theme.
     
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Spring 2020
  1. Religion, Worldviews, and Identity – RELS 2001A: James Linville
    why? This course explores different ways to understand religion as both a product and producer of worldviews and their expression in culture and identity. It encourages critical thinking about boundaries between religion and other spheres of life while also addressing whether "religion" is reducible to social, psychological, or other factors. The course will introduce key thinkers in the study of religion and culture and provide opportunities for cross-cultural comparative analyses.

  2. Introduction to Archaeology - ARKY 1000: Shawn Bubel
    why? Archaeology is the study of the past through the analysis of material remains. The artifacts people used, the food they ate, and the structures they built reflect their identity. Their worldviews were a product of their interaction with the cultural and natural environments, just as ours are today. Archaeologists study the material remains left behind in order to understand this interaction. Archaeology offers a means to appreciate the different worldviews that existed through time and across the globe.
     
  3. The Global Citizenship cohort Seminar - LBED 2150A: John Harding
    why? This half-course, for Cohort students only, will meet once a week to plan Cohort activities, discuss connections across Cohort courses, and hear guest speakers of interest to our theme.  You will also work on your cohort project in your second semester, giving you the chance to put your learning and connections to work.
     
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Theme 2: Environment & Culture


Tentative schedule of first-year courses (the usual course load is 5 courses per semester). Please note: We recommend you take LBED 1000, too. Like the other cohort, completion of LBED 1150/2150 and LBED 1000 will count as three GLERS. Once you have completed the GCC in Environment & Culture, your will already have done half of the Environmental Science minor.

Fall 2020
  1. The Anthropological Perspective - ANTH 1000: Jodie Asselin
    why? Comparative study of society and culture. Overview of the methods and theoretical orientations used by anthropologists to understand and explain human diversity. Examination of the material, social and cultural conditions of human behaviour and life from a local and global perspective.
     
  2. Introduction to Human Geography - GEOG 1200: Tom Johnston
    why? Survey of human geography as a discipline, focusing on interrelationships among people, places and their environments. Topics include the changing geographies of population, economy, settlement patterns, resource use and environment, politics, gender, and culture.
     
  3. The Global Citizenship Cohort Seminar - LBED 1150: Jodie Asselin
    why? This half-course, for Cohort students only, will meet once a week to plan Cohort activities, discuss connections across Cohort courses, and hear guest speakers of interest to our theme.
     
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Spring 2021
  1. Fundamentals of Environmental Science - ENVS 2000: Cam Goater
    why?  An overview of the fundamentals of environmental science, with a focus on physical and living systems, processes and the ways in which humans depend on, interact with and affect these systems. Topics may include, but are not limited to, current environmental concerns, such as human population growth; human changes to biogeochemical cycles; and institutional responses to resource use and pollution.

  2. Introduction to Philosophy - PHIL 1000: Michael Stingl
    why?  The branches of philosophy study humanity’s ultimate questions. Metaphysics considers what is truly real. Does God exist? Is there free will? How real is the past or the future? Epistemology asks whether answers to such questions can be known. Ethics investigates rights and duties, vices and virtues, and tries to define the good life for humans. Social and political philosophy study and assess human communities.
     
  3. The Global Citizenship Cohort Seminar - LBED 2150: Jodie Asselin
    why? This half-course, for Cohort students only, will meet once a week to plan Cohort activities, discuss connections across Cohort courses, and hear guest speakers of interest to our theme.  You will also work on your cohort project in your second semester, giving you the chance to put your learning and connections to work.
     
  4. A course that you select
     
  5. A course that you select