Janet Wesselius, PhD (Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam), MPhilF (Institute for Christian Studies), BAHons, First Class (University of Alberta)

Professor, Augustana - Fine Arts & Humanities

Fall Term 2021 (1770)

AUIDS 101 - Topics in Liberal Studies

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Selected topics that highlight the interdisciplinary nature of the Liberal Arts and Sciences. This seminar-style class is a key aspect of the Augustana First Year Experience. The focus and content of each course are determined by faculty interests, and vary from year to year.

LECTURE 3A13 (55777)
2021-08-23 - 2021-09-14
MTWHF 09:00 - 12:00 (AU RS 024)


AUPHI 210 - Epistemology: Theories of Knowledge

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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.

LECTURE 1A01 (55730)
2021-09-20 - 2021-12-08
TH 14:15 - 15:45 (AU LIB 2 102)


AUPHI 350 - Philosophy of Science

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Philosophical approach to the presuppositions, attitudes, language, practices, and goals of the physical and social sciences. Topics may include theory evaluation, explanation, and the nature of scientific law.

LECTURE 1A01 (56108)
2021-09-20 - 2021-12-08
TH 12:00 - 13:30 (AU LIB 1 130)

Winter Term 2022 (1780)

AUPHI 351 - Thinking About Sex: Philosophy, Science, and the Construction of Sex

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Examines philosophical issues raised by scientific research into sex, sexual orientation, and gender.

LECTURE 1B01 (75913)
2022-01-26 - 2022-04-14
TH 16:00 - 17:30 (AU C 103)


AUPHI 260 - Ethics

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Examination of questions of right and wrong, good and evil, and reasons for action, through study of ethical theories of philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, Kant, and Mill.

LECTURE 1B01 (62174)
2022-01-26 - 2022-04-14
TH 10:15 - 11:45 (TBD)


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

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

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.

LECTURE 1B01 (64246)
2022-01-26 - 2022-04-14
TH 14:15 - 15:45 (AU LIB 2 102)