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

Associate Professor, Augustana - Fine Arts & Humanities

Contact

Associate 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

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.

Winter Term 2021
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 2020
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.

Fall Term 2020
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.

Winter Term 2021
AUPHI 277 - Women, Darkness and Crooked Things: Feminist Philosophy

An introduction to feminist issues in philosophy.

Fall Term 2020
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.

Winter Term 2021
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.

Winter Term 2021

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Publications

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