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2020 January Semester
Oct 14, 2019
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IASK 101 - Ways of Knowing
This course introduces students to the "ways of knowing" that inform and shape the Humanities and Social Sciences. It is based on three main questions related to knowledge: What is it and how is it defined? How do we assess it? How do we communicate it? Related questions include: What forms does knowledge take? What counts as knowledge? Who has the power to define what counts as knowledge? Is there only one "truth?" How do we know what is credible? How do we share knowledge? Who gets to share knowledge? In other words, is knowledge political? What practices define the ways Humanities and Social Science disciplines define, assess and communicate knowledge? Student participation in "hands-on" learning is a key element of the course structure.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Tutorial

IASK 102 - Waves of Globalization
“Globalization” is one of the most popular words in the Social Sciences today. It is also one whose meaning has been much debated. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the ways in which globalization has occurred, its causes and its consequences, as a way of better understanding what the concept means and how it affects us today.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Tutorial

IASK 103 - Foundations of Learning I
This course parallels and complements the other two IASK courses offered during the same semester, and integrates foundational readings and course content. The course focuses on critical thinking; academic reading and writing; oral presentation; library skills; and peer learning. Students meet the course objectives by working together in cohorts to discuss and practice university-level standards for writing and critical thought.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Seminar

IASK 104 - People. Places and Culture
This course focuses on how people are shaped by and shape their worlds and where they live. People’s attachment to place is meaningful and the sense of place influences our identity and our social and cultural interactions with others and with the world. Different cultures and peoples within those cultures may hold various and diverse meanings of place. One person throughout their lifetime may even understand their place, and their place in the world, in different and changing ways. All of us are always “in place” somewhere. The goal of this course is to become aware of the impact “being in place” has on our lives and the lives of others by exploring the key concepts of place, identity and belonging.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Tutorial

IASK 105 - What is Security?
Focusing on different interpretations of the concept of security, students explore how security is subject to various interpretations over time and how different locations in society and across cultures can result in alternative understandings of security.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Tutorial

IASK 106 - Foundations of Learning II
This course parallels and complements the other two IASK courses offered during the same semester, and integrates foundational readings and course content. The course focuses on critical thinking; academic reading and writing; oral presentation; library skills; and peer learning. Students meet the course objectives by working together in cohorts to discuss and practice university-level standards for writing and critical thought.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Seminar

IASK 107 - Special Topics
This course is one of the "big question courses" that is part of the IASK Program. Based on themes of "intersections and conversations," the curriculum celebrates and respects the past, challenges students to think in diverse and creative ways, and fosters awareness of and connection to our communities and the world. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Tutorial


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