Queen's University

Kingston, ON, Canada

Available Courses

This course will examine the histories, meanings and sites of contemporary art in a globalizing world. Students will become familiar not only with the works themselves, but with shifts in critical conceptions and popular media that affect the production, display, circulation, and reception of contemporary art.

The course introduces students to critical theories and debates on NGOs governance, state-society relationships and democracy. The course begins with a broad look at theories of international development and how our understanding of the process of development has changed over time.

Through a focus on literary responses to environmental violence, and by paying special attention to the Indigenous Knowledges and voices currently leading many of these discussions, this course will examine the ways in which literature—such as Robin Wall Kimmerer’s Braiding Sweetgrass, Linda Hogan’s Solar Storms, Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake—respond to the increasing threat of irreversible environmental destruction. By focalizing these larger ecocritical conversations and theories through the individual, the relationship between literature and the environment have become more urgent than any previous time in human history. 

This course is an introduction to critical studies in sexual and gender diversity and is designed to familiarize students with a myriad of theories and topics in the field. Students will learn about classical and contemporary theories of sex, gender, and sexuality and explore the spectrum of identities and experiences, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and transsexual, intersex, queer, Two-Spirit, non-binary, and asexual. Students will furthermore examine how these diverse gender and sexual identities intersect with experiences of race, Indigeneity, class, age, and (dis)ability. 

A course exploring the many meanings of “Canada”, “Canadian”, and “Canadien” from the 1300s to today. Asking “What is Canada?” The course is a historical overview giving particular attention to the political, demographic, ethnological and colonial changes that altered these definitions over time and what/who the name refers to.

The course will work towards crafting a definition of the term ‘digital humanities’ through examining the way in which we create, use, and think about digital resources in humanities disciplines. Students will: learn the basic skills needed to create digital civilizations and think of the humanities in terms of digitalization.

An interdisciplinary analysis of contemporary events and Indigenous cultural politics, with a focus on how Indigenous writers, filmmakers, artists, and community members participate in and recount defining moments. Indigenous knowledges and epistemological considerations will be one of main focus of this course.

An examination of whether life has ‘meaning’, and a consideration of different philosophical interpretations of the meaning of life, the significance of death for the meaning of life, and whether it even makes sense to speak of life as having meaning.

What is computation? What has computer science taught us about ourselves and the world? Topics to be addressed include: the relationship between computability, logic, and mathematics; computation and cognition; the simulation hypothesis; infinity and paradox; natural computation; the nature of information; artificial intelligence; and more.

This course examines the impact of networked and digital technologies on the production, display and reception of global contemporary art. From artists’ experiments with computers in the late 1960s to the post-internet and algorithmic art of the 21st century, students will be introduced to key practices, technologies, theories and debates.

The course considers the workplace policies, laws, and human resource management and labour relations practices that advance equity and diversity in the workplace. This course examines the nature and extent of diversity in the Canadian labour force and the implications for establishing and supporting equitable, diverse and productive workforces.

National and global review of current and projected adequacy of food supplies, as affected by soil and water resources, climate and climate change, and human population growth. Reviews different scenarios for meeting food needs over the next 50 years, including technological, social, economic, and political factors.

Our Social life makes us who we are and shapes our identity. How we interact with places and spaces whetherlocally or globally impacts culture and landscape.This course introduces students to the key concepts of cultural geography through exploration of culture andlandscape and how these are shaped by and shape our social identities. We will examine the power strugglesover place and social space by experiencing different perspectives using local, national and internationalexamples.

Germs have spread globally due to human contact and still continue to play a critical role in shaping global politics. In fact, the most common vectors of epidemic diseases are humans. This course will help us understand how studying the history of major epidemics is crucial in understanding the present day structuring of health care policies and public health programs. The different diseases covered are the bubonic plague, smallpox, influenza, cholera, tuberculosis, and AIDS. Following the trail of these germs, we will not only study economic, religious, and socio-political changes, but also study how they actively contributed to globalization.

An examination of individual and group relations within and between culturally diverse societies. Topics include: relations among indigenous, immigrant and ethnocultural communities; acculturation and identity strategies; the role of prejudice, discrimination and racism.

The study of music, technology, and digital media/multimedia and their interactions in contemporary contexts. The intersection between the form of art and technology, and the inseparable connection between the two will be one of the main highlights of this course.

An introduction to philosophical issues regarding sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, classism, imperialism and other forms of oppression. Emphasis will put upon the ways in which these different forms of oppression have changed the course of human life and history, for better or for worse.

Examines how religious traditions shape human values and behaviours towards the environment and how environmental problems are shaping the evolution of religious and spiritual traditions. It also explains how religion and environment are closely connected and inseparable, as well as how environmental views have changed over time thanks to the rise of new religion movements.

Kompleks Kementerian Pendidikan, Kebudayaan, Riset, dan Teknologi. Gedung D Lantai 18, Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, Pintu Satu, Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia 10270

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