Winter Preview 2013-14
Here's a sample of what's coming to STM this winter semester
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CTST 200 TR 10:00 - 11:20 am
Introduction to Catholicism
Provides a brief introduction to the academic study of Catholicism in its ecclesial, intellectual, and cultural expressions from antiquity to the present.
INTS 203 TR 2:30 - 3:50 pm
This course will explore what it means to be human, and to become humane, by drawing from a variety of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.
PHIL 133 MWF 9:30-10:20 am
Introduction to Ethics and Values
Introduces students to value theory by exploring fundamental problems about morality, justice, beauty, and the problems posed by the purported relativity of value to personal taste and cultural context.
PHIL 231 MWF 10:30-11:20 am
Contemporary ethical problems such as the morality of human sexuality, abortion, euthanasia, manipulation of human beings, war and revolution, environmental ethics, prejudice and discrimination.
PHIL 234 TR 11:30-12:50
An examination of contemporary biomedical ethical issues such as the definition of a person, determination of life and death, euthanasia, abortion, prenatal diagnosis...
POLS 111 TR 8:30-9:50
Democracy in Canada and the United States
Examines democracy, sovereignty, aboriginal issues, NAFTA, globalization, identity, rights, representation and political participation.
POLS 249 MWF 1:30-2:20
Institutions and Processes of American Government
Topics will include the institutions of the Presidency, the Congress, and the bureaucracy and their interaction, as well as the mass media, public opinion, political parties and interest groups.
POLS 304 TR 11:30-12:50
Democracy and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Will introduce students to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Topics include the ongoing debates concerning judicial power and extensive case reviews.
POLS 349 TR 10:00-11:20
The Public Policy of Multiculturalism in Canada
Explores the relationship between multiculturalism and public policy areas such as immigration, employment equity, anti-racist education, the welfare state...
POLS 376 MWF 9:30-10:20
Issues in Canadian Foreign Policy
Introduces issues in Canadian foreign policy, including multilateralism, the Middle Power concept for Canada, public influences on foreign policy...
RLST 221 TR 2:30-3:50
Introduction to Christianity
Examination of the beliefs, practices and doctrinal debates in Christianity. Emphasises diverging theories of revelation, incarnation, redemption and ritual...
RLST 226 M 4:30-7:20
Religion Globalization and Social Justice
Surveys the destructive and constructive interplay between world religions and forces of globalization. Introduces ancient and contemporary elements/proponents of social justice...
RLST 254 MWF 9:30-10:20
Introduction to New Testament
A basic introduction to the New Testament, focussing on the historical, literary and theological characteristics of the various writings.
RLST 361 MWF 10:30-11:20
A study of post-biblical Jewish religious literature, including legal, ethical and theological material with illustrative texts read in English.
RLST 365 R 1:00-4:05
Bible and Film
Examines the uses of the Bible in film, including epic films, contemporary retellings of biblical stories, and biblical themes and motifs in cinema...
RLST 398 TR 10:00-11:20
Monsters and Mischief Makers
What do scapegoats, aliens, ecomonsters, demons, and anti-heroes have to teach us about morality and how we behave?