Janet Wesselius, PhD (Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam), MPhilF (Institute for Christian Studies), BAHons, First Class (University of Alberta)
Professor, Augustana - Fine Arts & Humanities
Philosophy 392/COPLAC Hybrid Course Sharing in Native American Studies: Indigenous Thought and Knowledge
First Year Seminar: Gods, Monsters, and Myths
Philosophy 210: Epistemology
Philosophy 365: Aesthetics
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
Philosophy 351 Thinking About Sex: Philosophy, Science and the Construction of Sex
Directed Study in Philosophy: Feminist Philosophy--The Fourth Wave
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 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 345 - Philosophy in Canada
Study of texts by historical or contemporary philosophical figures in Canada, centred on a chosen theme, in relation to the Canadian cultural and institutional context, and drawing from a multidisciplinary perspective on philosophy.
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.
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.