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

AUIDS 101 - Topics in Liberal Studies

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.

Fall Term 2021
AUPHI 101 - Introduction to Western Philosophy I: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

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.

Winter Term 2022
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.

Fall Term 2021
AUPHI 260 - Ethics

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.

Winter Term 2022
AUPHI 350 - Philosophy of Science

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.

Fall Term 2021
AUPHI 351 - Thinking About Sex: Philosophy, Science, and the Construction of Sex

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

Winter Term 2022

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Publications

A Women's Place: Place-Based Theory, Hermeneutics, and Feminism
Author(s): Janet Wesselius
Publication Date: 2017