This course introduces philosophy through an examination of important issues in politics and society, such as punishment, animal rights, discrimination, war and violence, equality and property. These issues may be introduced through contemporary or historical philosophical writings.
By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:
- Explain the canonical tradition of modern political philosophy in their own words
- Be able to think critically about political philosophy through critical and logical discussion of current events
- Apply course to identify, critically examine and assess social and political issues.
- Support their personal views on current Canadian social and political issues based on critical and analytic skills developed throughout the course
- In the context of Canadian social and political theory, develop a thesis, state an outline, argue for thesis, and conclude by bringing together the insight of what you have learned
|Assessment Item||Weight||Learning Outcomes|
|Quizzes (5 @ 10% each)||50%||1-5|
|Essay (Due on the 10th week of the term)||20%||1, 2, 5|
|On Campus Final exam||30%||1-5|
*Course details are subject to change.