Summer 2021 - HUM 350 D100
Special Topics: Great Figures in the Humanistic Tradition (4)
Class Number: 3599
Delivery Method: In Person
An interdisciplinary study of the life and works of an individual who has made a lasting contribution to the humanistic tradition in more than one field of endeavour (e.g. philosophy, politics, literature, economics, religion). This course may be repeated once for credit. Students with credit for this topic under another Humanities course number may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
Students will have a unique inside perspective on the key players and issues of Canadian politics over the course of Svend’s quarter century in federal politics, under Prime Ministers Clark, Trudeau, Turner, Mulroney, Chretien and Martin, and NDP Leaders Ed Broadbent, Audrey McLaughlin, Alexa McDonough and Jack Layton. They will be able to compare and contrast the struggles in Parliament, in the political backrooms, and on the front lines for radical political change, and apply the lessons learned to today’s challenges in the face of climate emergency, growing inequality, and the Covid pandemic.
- Participation 25%
- Group Presentation 25%
- Final Essay proposal 10%
- Final Essay (2500 word) 40%
Graeme Truelove Svend Robinson A Life in Politics (will be available as E-Book)
All other readings will be available on Canvas.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html
TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2021
Teaching at SFU in summer 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods, but we will continue to have in-person experiential activities for a selection of courses. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-782-3112).