CHAMBERS STREAM COURSES


VIC186Y1Y
The Art and Literature of Leadership
Professor Alison Keith | Professor Stephen Rupp
T 5-7


The literatures of ancient Greece and Rome are often regarded as foundational for the ways in which we imagine the order of societies and the duties and problems of governing and leadership. In this course we will study issues of leadership and statecraft in two classical epics—Homer’s Odyssey and Vergil’s Aeneid—and in a series of treatises, literary texts, and films that revisit these questions in later times and places, including Renaissance Europe, the age of British overseas trade and imperial rule in South Africa and Southeast Asia, and the period of international instability preceding the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. Topics for discussion will include the defining qualities of an effective ruler, the relationship between military command and political power, the tension between political authority and human emotions, and the relationship between colonial rulers and the peoples they govern. We will also study a series of figures traditionally associated with the duties and demands of leadership: military commanders in times of war and peace, hereditary kings and princes, soldiers charged with the defense of imperial rule, ship’s officers, men in government service.


Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One
Corequisite: VIC187H1, VIC188H1, and  ECO100Y1 
Exclusion: Innis One, Munk One, New One, SMC One, Trinity One, UC One, Woodsworth One, 199 seminars, Vic One Hundred.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course





VIC187H1S
Policy Analysis
Professor Joseph Berkovitz
R 2-4


This course introduces policy applications of measurement tools and economic concepts by analyzing current issues in the news, such as public spending and debt, health care, social security, energy, climate change, innovation, and education. Concepts from the philosophy and history of economic thought will be used to address such questions as: What is the nature of economic explanations? Do they tell us the truth about reality? Not eligible for CR/NCR option.


Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One
Corequisite: VIC186Y1, VIC188H1, and /ECO100Y1Exclusion: Innis One, Munk One, New One, SMC One, Trinity One, UC One, Woodsworth One, 199 seminars, Vic One Hundred.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course 
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)





VIC188H1F
Corporate Citizenship, Sustainability, and Ethics
Bob Rae
5-7


This is a course about the growing tension in the world between economic development, the sustainability of the planet, and the choices facing governments and all the actors in the modern economy. It will also discuss indigenous perspectives, as well as challenges of governance beyond the nation state.


Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One
Corequisite: VIC186Y1, VIC187H1, and  ECO100Y1 
Exclusion: Innis One, Munk One, New One, SMC One, Trinity One, UC One, Woodsworth One, 199 seminars, Vic One Hundred.  
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course 
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)



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