Intro Phil: Social & Political Issues (PHIL*1010) | College of Arts

Intro Phil: Social & Political Issues (PHIL*1010)

Code and section: PHIL*1010*01

Term: Winter 2021

Instructor: Karyn Freedman

Details

Course Description: This course is an introduction to philosophy through the study of social and political issues. Our aim will be to become familiar with the central theories in contemporary political philosophy, such as liberalism, communitarianism, feminism and multiculturalism. We will examine these theories in an effort to help us better understand the important social and political problems facing us today.

Method of Delivery: Because of COVID-19, we will not be meeting face-to-face. Instead, we will be meeting synchronously, that is, during our regularly scheduled class meeting time. You will meet twice a week with me, and once a week with your TAs (for small seminar group discussions). I will also be posting my lecture notes on CourseLink, which you will be able to access at your own convenience.

Course Outline

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.