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

Professor, Augustana - Fine Arts & Humanities

Contact

Professor, Augustana - Fine Arts & Humanities
Email
janet.wesselius@ualberta.ca

Overview

Teaching

Winter 2018

Philosophy 392/COPLAC Hybrid Course Sharing in Native American Studies: Indigenous Thought and Knowledge

Fall 2017

First Year Seminar: Gods, Monsters, and Myths

Philosophy 210: Epistemology

Philosophy 365: Aesthetics

Winter 2017

Philosophy 496/COPLAC Digital Humanities:  Making Strange: Constructing Identities and Making Sense of Our Surroundings

Philosophy 277 Women, Darkness and Crooked Things: Feminist Philosophy

Directed Study in Philosophy: Philosophy, the Law, and Justice

Fall 2016

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

Directed Study in Philosophy: Feminist Philosophy--The Fourth Wave


Courses

AUCSL 360 - Community Service-Learning Practicum

Content varies from year to year but will include a significant service component. Topics and credit value announced prior to registration period. Pre/corequisite: consent of the instructor. Note: AUCSL 360 is classified as an arts course. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.


AUCSL 480 - Directed Study in Community Service-Learning

Individual study opportunity on topics for which no specific course is currently offered. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor based on completion of a CSL placement (a record of courses and students can be found in the Learning and Beyond office).


AUENV 355 - Philosophy, Technology, and the Environment

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 AUENV 355 and AUPHI 355.


AUPHI 102 - Introduction to Western Philosophy II: Modern Philosophy

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.


AUPHI 200 - Metaphysics: Theories of Reality

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.


AUPHI 210 - Epistemology: Theories of Knowledge

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.


AUPHI 277 - Women, Darkness and Crooked Things: Feminist Philosophy

An introduction to feminist issues in philosophy.


AUPHI 355 - Philosophy and the Environment

Investigation of the philosophical and social issues related to technology and the environment. Topics may include the natural/artificial distinction, different meanings of environment, the ways we understand, package, and manage nature as well as issues in environmental ethics and aesthetics. May include texts by Western and Indigenous thinkers. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUPHI 355 and AUENV 355.


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Publications

A Women's Place: Place-Based Theory, Hermeneutics, and Feminism

Author(s): Janet Wesselius
Publication Date: 2017