2014-2015 Undergraduate Calendar

Liberal Arts  
Director Michael Driedger Associate Professor Michael Driedger, Linda Steer Co-operating Centres and Departments Business, Classics, Dramatic Arts, Earth Sciences, English Language and Literature, History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Visual Arts Academic Adviser Liz Hay  
General Information Go to top of document
Administrative Assistant Sylvia Barlow 905-688-5550, extension 4752 573 Glenridge 213 brocku.ca/humanities/departments-and-centres/liberal-arts/  
Program Notes Go to top of document
1.  POLI 4F99 may be substituted for LART 4P99 if the topic selected for the Political Science Honours thesis is approved by the Director of Liberal Arts.  
2.  In planning their programs students should note that not all LART courses are available every year.  
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In 20 credit degree programs a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; at least three credits must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.

In 15 credit degree programs a maximum of eight credits may be numbered 1(alpha)00 to 1(alpha)99; at least three credits must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above; and the remaining credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above.

In some circumstances, in order to meet university degree and program requirements, more than 15 or 20 credits may be taken.

 
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts Go to top of document
Honours Go to top of document
Year 1 is now closed
- LART 4P99 (see program note 1)
- three and one-half LART credits numbered 1(alpha)90 or above (see program note 3)
- one LART credit number 3(alpha)90 or above (see program note 3)
 
Liberal Arts and Business (Honours only) Go to top of document
Year 1
- Year 1 is now closed
Year 2
- One and one-half LART credits numbered 2(alpha)00 or above
- ACTG 2P12
- ECON 2P91
- MKTG 2P91
- OBHR 2P91
- one and one-half elective credits
Year 3
- One and one-half LART credits numbered 2(alpha)90 or above (see program note 3)
- one of ETHC 3P82, MKTG 3P24, OPER 2P91
- FNCE 2P91
- two and one-half elective credits
Year 4
- LART 4P99
- one and one-half LART credits numbered 3(alpha)90 or above
- FNCE 3P93 or OBHR 3P97
- two and one-half elective credits (see program note 3)
 
Pass Program Go to top of document
Year 1 is now closed
- Two LART credits numbered 1(alpha)90 or above (see program note 3)
- one LART credit numbered 3(alpha)90 or above (see program note 3)
 
Description of Courses Go to top of document
Note that not all courses are offered in every session. Refer to the applicable term timetable for details. # Indicates a cross listed course * Indicates a primary offering of a cross listed course  
Prerequisites and Restrictions Go to top of document
Students must check to ensure that prerequisites are met. Students may be deregistered, at the request of the instructor, from any course for which prerequisites and/or restrictions have not been met. LART 1F93 Order and Chaos in the Cosmos Important works of science, philosophy, literature and art addressing the origin and structure of the universe and its association with the divine. Readings include selections from the Bible, Lucretius, Plato, Aristotle, Copernicus, Galileo, Milton, Newton, Darwin, Einstein, Dawkins and Hawking. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. #LART 1Q98 Introduction to Visual Culture (also offered as IASC 1Q98 and VISA 1Q98) Concepts of art, its vocabulary, structure and varied cultural contexts. Problems of meaning, visual perception and formal structure of the visual arts, functions of art in contemporary society, the function of galleries and museums, and the role of patrons and critics. Contemporary critical methodology. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Note: no studio work. Materials fee required. #LART 1Q99 Introduction to the History of Western Art (also offered as IASC 1Q99 and VISA 1Q99) Analysis of key monuments and on the prerequisite technology, as well as on various ways of looking at the visual past and present. Focus on the visual arts from prehistory through the early 20th century. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Note: no studio work. Materials fee required. #LART 2F94 Theatre as Cultural Practice I (also offered as DART 2F94) Integrated study of theatre history, theory and dramatic literature from its origins to the advent of realism in the 20th century, concentrating on the context of cultural developments, including theories of acting, dramatic criticism and theatre historiography. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to DART (single or combined), DART (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) and BA Integrated Studies (Honours)/BEd (Junior/Intermediate) majors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisite(s): one of one LART credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, DART 1F93, one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99. Note: students with credit in IASC 1F00 may be able to register. Contact the instructor. Materials fee may be required. LART 2P70 Religions of the World Development and character of major religious traditions and worldviews. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. #LART 2P75 Western Science From Aristotle to Newton (also offered as HIST 2P75) Western science from Greek natural philosophy through Arabic, Medieval and Renaissance science to the Scientific Revolution. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to LART, HIST (single or combined), HIST (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors and minors until date specified in Registration guide. Note: no background in science is required. Completion of this course will replace previously assigned grade and credit obtained in LART (HIST) 2F80. #LART 2P76 Making Modern Science (also offered as HIST 2P76) Science from the Enlightenment to the atomic bomb including the Industrial Revolution; rise of Big Science; and Darwin, science and religion. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to LART, HIST (single or combined), HIST (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors and minors until date specified in Registration guide. Note: no background in science is required. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in LART (HIST) 2F80. #LART 2P80 Shakespeare 1590-1603 (also offered as ENGL 2P80) Representative plays from the first half of Shakespeare's dramatic career emphasizing theoretical and cultural issues raised by the plays in the context of fin-de-siècle Elizabethan England. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of LART 1F90, 1F91, one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99, MARS 1F90 or permission of the instructor. #LART 2P81 Shakespeare 1603-1614 (also offered as ENGL 2P81) Representative plays from the second half of Shakespeare's dramatic career emphasizing theoretical and cultural issues raised by the plays in the context of the opening decade of James I's culturally divisive reign. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of LART 1F90, 1F91, one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. #LART 2P82 Shakespeare's Comedies (also offered as ENGL 2P82) Representative comedies and tragicomedies emphasizing the variety of Shakespeare's comic modes, from the grotesque to the miraculous, and on theoretical approaches to the comic. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of LART 1F90, 1F91, one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. #LART 2P83 Shakespeare's Tragedies (also offered as ENGL 2P83) Shakespeare's development of tragedy as a genre in the context of early modern aesthetic and cultural concerns. Attention to recent theoretical approaches. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of LART 1F90, 1F91, one ENGL credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. #LART 2P91 Political Theory I (also offered as POLI 2P91) Ancient political philosophy, focusing on the theory and critique of Athenian democracy. May include texts by Homer, Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, plays from Greek tragedy and comedy, and texts from Rome, Late Antiquity or the Middle Ages. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of LART 1F90, 1F91, one POLI credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99. Note: strongly recommended that students take this course if they intend to take POLI 2P92. #LART 2P99 Ideas and Culture before 1850 (also offered as HIST 2P99) Major developments in European intellectual and cultural life, such as the Renaissance, the Scientific Revolution, the Enlightenment, Romanticism and the emergence of modern ideologies. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to LART, HIST (single or combined) and HIST (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors and minors until date specified in Registration guide. #LART 3P00 Ideas and Culture since 1850 (also offered as HIST 3P00) Intellectual and cultural developments in Europe and America during the 19th and 20th centuries. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to LART, HIST (single or combined) and HIST (Honours)/BEd (Intermediate/Senior) majors and minors until date specified in Registration guide. Prerequisite(s): one HIST credit numbered 1(alpha)90 to 1(alpha)99 and one HIST credit numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. #LART 3P11 Early Greek Literature (also offered as CLAS 3P11) Emergence and development of literary genres in the Greek world, including epic and lyric poetry, tragedy, history, and philosophy. May include Homer, Sappho, Pindar, the pre-Socratics, Herodotus and Aeschylus. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of LART 1F90, 1F91, CLAS 1P91, 1P95, 1P97, 2P00. #LART 3P12 Classical and Hellenistic Greek Literature (also offered as CLAS 3P12) Tragedies, comedies and rhetoric of fifth-century Athens, and the epic, lyric and pastoral poetry of Hellenistic Alexandria. May include Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Apollonius of Rhodes and Theocritus. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of LART 1F90, 1F91, CLAS 1P91, 1P95, 1P97, 2P00. #LART 3P13 Literature of the Roman Republic (also offered as CLAS 3P13) Emergence and development of literary genres in Rome, including new comedy, satire, history, rhetoric, lyric and epic poetry. May include Plautus, Livy, Horace, Cicero and Vergil. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of LART 1F90, 1F91, CLAS 1P92, 1P95, 1P97, 2P00. #LART 3P14 Literature of the Roman Empire (also offered as CLAS 3P14) Literary changes and development from Augustus and the Julio-Claudian emperors to Constantine, including the emergence of the novel. May include Ovid, Juvenal, Petronius, Tacitus and Apuleius. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): one of LART 1F90, 1F91, CLAS 1P92, 1P95, 1P97, 2P00. *LART 3P92 Imitation in Art and Culture (also offered as STAC 3P92 and VISA 3P92) Imitation in Western visual art and culture from Plato to postmodernism focusing on the Renaissance and the modern period. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in LART (STAC/VISA) 3V96. *LART 3P93 Science, Politics and Philosophy (also offered as POLI 3P93) Philosophic founding of modernity as a political and scientific project in selected works including Machiavelli's Discourses, Bacon's New Organon, Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, Descartes' Discourse on Method, Hobbes' Leviathan, Milton's Paradise Lost, Rousseau's Discourse on the Arts and Sciences and Smith's Wealth of Nations. Seminar, 3 hours per week. #LART 3P94 Literary Criticism (also offered as ENGL 3P94) Literary criticisms from Aristotle to Brooks and Leavis emphasizing enduring literary critical problems. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): two ENGL credits numbered 2(alpha)00 to 2(alpha)99 or permission of the instructor. #LART 3P95 Aesthetics of Music (also offered as MUSI 3P95) Issues of meaning, beauty, value and greatness in music through analysis of selected readings. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: permission of the instructor. Prerequisite(s): MUSI 1F50 and 2F90. #LART 3P97 Appropriation in Art and Culture (also offered as STAC 3P97 and VISA 3P97) Authorship and appropriation in visual and literary culture. Topics include the historical development of the notions of the artist, copyright and plagiarism, quotation, parody and intertextuality, the role of found objects, collage and montage, and the significance of digital technologies. Historical and contemporary examples from a wide range of media. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade and credit obtained in LART (STAC/VISA) 3V97. LART 3V90-3V99 Special Topics in Liberal Arts Selected topics in Western or non-Western works of art, literature, philosophy, history, science and/or theology. Seminar, 3 hours per week. #LART 4P01 The Philosophy of Law (also offered as POLI 4P01) Traditional and contemporary accounts of law and their implications for issues of contemporary concern. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to LART and POLS (single or combined) majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). #LART 4P02 Ancient Political Theory (also offered as POLI 4P02) Premodern political philosophy examined in the works of Plato and Aristotle, emphasizing those features distinguishing ancient political science and philosophy from that of modernity. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to LART and POLS (single or combined) majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). #LART 4P03 Modern Political Theory (also offered as POLI 4P03) Modern political theory examined in selected texts. Topics may include historicism, consent, progress, equality or a selected author such as Rousseau, Kant, Hegel. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to LART and POLS (single or combined) majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). #LART 4P04 Politics and Tyranny (also offered as POLI 4P04) Comparative accounts of ancient and modern tyranny examined in light of the question: has political domination varied significantly in the Western tradition. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to LART and POLS (single or combined) majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). #LART 4P07 Postmodern Political Theory (also offered as POLI 4P07) Perspectives on the postmodern condition in the works of selected 20th-century thinkers. Topics may include notions on the self; aesthetics and politics; reason and power; the construction of meaning. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to LART and POLS (single or combined) majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). LART 4P10 Modernity Important works of art, literature, philosophy, science and theology from the 19th and 20th centuries that address such questions as: What does it mean to be modern? Is modernity to be greeted or opposed? Seminar, 3 hours per week. LART 4P40 Practicum in Liberal Arts Independent study combined with supervised teaching responsibilities. Restriction: permission of the Director. LART 4P70 Apocalypse in Literature, Art and Music Fear and hope in the coming end of time, as portrayed by artists, writers and musicians. Focus on the long Judeo-Christian apocalyptic tradition. Seminar, 3 hours per week. *LART 4P90 Forbidden Knowledge, Dangerous Art (also offered as STAC 4P90 and VISA 4P90) Works of art, literature, philosophy and science that were banned for religious, moral or political reasons. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. LART 4P99 Senior Essay and Workshop Discussion of Liberal Arts and issues related to the preparation of a senior essay. Seminar, tutorial, two terms. #LART 4V00-4V09 Selected Problems in Political Theory (also offered as POLI 4V00-4V09) Particular writer, work or theoretical problem in political philosophy. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to LART and POLS (single or combined) majors with either a minimum of 14.0 overall credits and a minimum 70 percent major average or approval to year 4 (honours). LART 4V70-4V79 Text and Context Topics in Literature and Intellectual History.  
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