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

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 2023

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 2022

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 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.

Fall Term 2022

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 277 - Women, Darkness and Crooked Things: Feminist Philosophy

An introduction to feminist issues in philosophy.

Winter Term 2023

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

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 2023

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Publications

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

Author(s): Janet Wesselius
Publication Date: 2017