2017-2018 Vic One Courses


Please note: Vic one courses are restricted to their streams, and cannot be taken interchangeably. 

MARGARET CHAMBERS STREAM COURSES
Commerce, Management, Economics, and Policy

VIC186Y1Y
The Art and Literature of Leadership
Professor Alison Keith (Fall) and Professor Stephen Rupp (Spring)
T 6-8

What is a leader? Are leaders born or are they made, and if they are made is there a craft to being able to lead others? Through works of art, film, and literature, this course examines the various types of men and women who become leaders from natural-born talents to statesmen and state-crafters and individual entrepreneurs with the purpose of defining those qualities that make for the leaders of tomorrow.  Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

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
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)



VIC187H1F
Policy Analysis
Professor Bob Rae
M 5-7

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)



VIC188H1S
Corporate Citizenship, Sustainability, and Ethics
Wendy Cecil
M 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)











NORTHROP FRYE STREAM COURSES
Literature and the Humanities

VIC162H1F/S
Cultural Forms and Their Meanings 
Professor Ken Bartlett
R 1-3

This course will follow both the urban development and the idea of Rome from its mythical foundations, through the Roman Empire, the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque to the modern city.  The richly illustrated classes will show the buildings and the sites that encouraged the idea of Rome and the shift from the pagan imperial to the Christian papal city which finally emerged as the capital of a united Italy after 1870.  We will learn how to “read” a city over time by following its growth, decline, structure and decoration.  Besides a modern text on Rome, we will read excerpts from various primary sources to gain an insight into how the city was perceived and how the “idea” of Rome came to form part of the definition of western culture.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One
Corequisite: VIC163H1, VIC164H1, VIC165H1 and 1.0 FCE in any 100-level ENG or FAH or PHL
Exclusion: Innis One, Munk One, New One, SMC One, Trinity One, UC One, Woodsworth One, 199 seminars, Vic One Hundred courses.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)



VIC163H1F/S
Cultural Forms and Their Meanings: People and Ideas 
Professor Anne Urbancic
MW 12-1

A study of culture with a view to developing basic concepts with examples drawn from the visual arts, music, film, architecture, and/or local urban artefacts. We will emphasize how contemporary thought has affected the practice of everyday life. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One
Corequisite: VIC163H1, VIC164H1, VIC165H1 and 1.0 FCE in any 100-level ENG or FAH or PHL
Exclusion: Innis One, Munk One, New One, SMC One, Trinity One, UC One, Woodsworth One, 199 seminars, Vic One Hundred courses.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)


VIC164H1F/S
Ideas and their Consequences: Literary and Artistic Realms of the Imagination
Professor Robert Davidson
R 1-3

A study of the ideas and concerns of creative thinkers and their impact upon cultures. The course includes literary, scientific and/or religious intellectuals from the major traditions. Attention to modes of reasoning, cultural definition and expression. Emphasis on philosophical and artistic concepts. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One
Corequisite: VIC162H1, VIC163H1, VIC165H1 and 1.0 FCE in any 100-level ENG or FAH or PHL 
Exclusion: Innis One, Munk One, New One, SMC One, Trinity One, UC One, Woodsworth One, 199 seminars, Vic One Hundred courses.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)



VIC165H1F/S
Ideas and Their Consequences: Isolation and Communion in Modern Culture
Professor Adam Sol
MW 12-1

A study of art, with a focus on poetry, as an essential mode of experience and knowledge, in the context of contemporary and modern society. Along with literary artists, the course includes writers on history and sociology and presents the interplay between artistic vision and socio-political situations. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One
Corequisite: VIC162H1,VIC163H1, VIC164H1 and 1.0 FCE in any 100-level ENG or FAH or PHL 
Exclusion: Innis One, Munk One, New One, SMC One, Trinity One, UC One, Woodsworth One, 199 seminars, Vic One Hundred courses.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)










PAUL GOOCH STREAM COURSES
Philosophy and Ethical Citizenship

VIC166H1S
Common Vices and Neglected Virtues: Intro to Ethics of Character
Professor Paul Gooch
R 2-4

Vice is popular: a prestigious university press has brought out a series of seven books on the Seven Deadly Sins. This course examines such questions as the following. Are greed, lust and gluttony just bad names for necessary and otherwise acceptable instincts? What is the place, in a good human life, of such qualities as honesty, trust, civility and the like? Are vices and virtues culturally determined or a matter of individual preference? Can character be taught, or is it rather a matter of genes and luck?  Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One
Corequisite: VIC167H1, VIC168H1, VIC169H1, and ANT100Y1 /  PHL100Y1 / RLG100Y1 
Exclusion: Innis One, Munk One, New One, SMC One, Trinity One, UC One, Woodsworth One, 199 seminars, Vic One Hundred courses.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)



VIC167H1F
Ideas and Fine Thoughts
Professor Andrew Lawless
R 2-4

This course examines how political and social ideas are formed and developed through literature, film, plays, essays and philosophical works in the twentieth and twenty-first century. Concepts such as justice, freedom, morality, existence and sexuality are examined and discussed in a seminar setting.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One
Corequisite: VIC166H1, VIC168H1, VIC169H1, and ANT100Y1 /  PHL100Y1 / RLG100Y1 
Exclusion: Innis One, Munk One, New One, SMC One, Trinity One, UC One, Woodsworth One, 199 seminars, Vic One Hundred courses.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities or Social Science course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)



VIC168H1F
Identity and Equality in the Public Sphere
Professor Sophia Moreau
T 10-12

In this course, we will examine a number of questions about the moral importance of identity and the requirements of equality.  We will start with some philosophical writings about the value and sources of individual and group identities.  We will then look at the structure of equality rights law in Canada and will engage with some current debates about discrimination.  When minority groups challenge laws as discriminatory, part of what they want is to reclaim their identity: they want to be treated as equals, based on their real needs and merits rather than on stereotyped ideas about who they are.  So questions about identity –what factors determine it, which group members get to define it, and what the state’s role should be in protecting it-- constantly arise when we think about what equality requires of us. Canada has in many ways been a leader in developing equality rights.  Our equality rights are viewed around the world as a model of how to treat people as equals.  But interestingly, Canadian academics, courts and lawyers still don’t agree on fundamental questions such what equal treatment requires and how equality rights should constrain governments.  We will look at these disagreements by reading both academic articles and actual court judgments, and we will try to think for ourselves about what it means to treat other people as equals without discrimination.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One
Corequisite: VIC166H1, VIC167H1, VIC169H1, and ANT100Y1 /  PHL100Y1 / RLG100Y1 
Exclusion: Innis One, Munk One, New One, SMC One, Trinity One, UC One, Woodsworth One, 199 seminars, Vic One Hundred courses.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)



VIC169H1S
Ethical Living in a Pluralistic World
Professor Natalie Wigg
T 10-12

This course examines different values, beliefs, and traditions relating to the natural and social world, ethical living, and the common good. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One
Corequisite: VIC166H1, VIC167H1, VIC168H1, and ANT100Y1 /  PHL100Y1 / RLG100Y1
Exclusion: Innis One, Munk One, New One, SMC One, Trinity One, UC One, Woodsworth One, 199 seminars, Vic One Hundred courses.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)










NORMAN JEWISON STREAM COURSES
The Arts and Society

VIC190Y1
The Arts and Society
Professor Adam Sol
F 11-1

The artist, filmmaker, poet or dramatist has changed society and how we imagine our future.  The course explores a number of paradigm cases of how the arts have interacted with social problems.  Both historical and current examples of the role of the imaginative arts will be explored. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One
Corequisite: VIC191Y1 and 1 FCE in any 100-level course in ARC or INI or DRM or VIS or MUS or ENG
Exclusion: Innis One, Munk One, New One, SMC One, Trinity One, UC One, Woodsworth One, 199 seminars, Vic One Hundred courses.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)



VIC191Y1
Artistic Creation and Public Issues (4 Modules)
Professors DavidsonJagoeLeistner, Friesen and Robertson 
T 3-6

This course addresses social issues through the exploration of creative activity and the imaginative arts. Topics will be discussed from historical, ethical and philosophical perspectives, and might be considered either in a group or individually. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One
Corequisite: VIC190Y1 and 1 FCE in any 100-level course in ARC or INI or DRM or VIS or MUS or ENG
Exclusion: Innis One, Munk One, New One, SMC One, Trinity One, UC One, Woodsworth One, 199 seminars, Vic One Hundred courses.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course 

Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)










LESTER PEARSON STREAM COURSES
History, Politics, and Social Sciences

VIC181H1F/S
Events in the Public Sphere: World Affairs
Professor David Wright
MW 10-11

This course will review issues in contemporary world affairs, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the present day. The course will examine the politics and practice of foreign policy decision making. Issues to be covered include the collapse of the Soviet Union, intervention in humanitarian crises, and the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One
Corequisite: VIC183H1, VIC184H1, VIC185H1, and a first-year course in ECO, HIS or POL 
Exclusion: Innis One, Munk One, New One, SMC One, Trinity One, UC One, Woodsworth One, 199 seminars, Vic One Hundred courses.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)



VIC183H1F/S
Individuals and the Public Sphere: Shaping Memory
Professor Ivan Kalmar
R 10-12

This course explores how public service and citizenship are developed. Topics may include the role of law and government, civil liberties, rights and responsibilities, and the role of protest. Emphasis on individuals and movements that have shaped modern memory. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One
Corequisite: VIC181H1, VIC184H1, VIC185H1 and a first-year course in ECO, HIS or POL 
Exclusion: Innis One, Munk One, New One, SMC One, Trinity One, UC One, Woodsworth One, 199 seminars, Vic One Hundred courses.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)



VIC184H1F/S
Individuals and the Public Sphere: History, Historiography and Making Cultural Memory
Professor Anne Urbancic
MW 10-11

In VIC184H we ask fundamental questions about how History is written. We consider your perspective as a historian of your own story, of that of your family, your community, your responsibility to citizenship. What will you include in your history? What will you omit? What will you change? How will you deal with your biases?

In order to begin answering these questions,

  • we look at historiography (the writing of history) from a theoretical perspective, with a focus on contemporary theorists including Halbwachs, Foucault, Marin, Said, Eco and others, 
  • we discuss cultural memory, or how any group of people share a history, 
  • we examine the ramifications of today’s highly mass mediated historiography.   

Then, as do scientists in a lab, we participate in two experiments: 

  • First, we examine the past by writing a brief history of a forgotten person or event, basing ourselves on primary source documents found in archives. 
  • Secondly, we choose events or persons from our own contemporary environment and study them, showing why they should become part of history yet to be written. 

Both of the exercises are guided, with ample opportunity for consultation. More importantly, your reports will become part of a permanent record that will be used by other researchers in their work.At first the experiments seem daunting. But students tell me that the two assignments turn out to be of great personal satisfaction, and that they return to the methodologies learned throughout their undergrad years and beyond.

This course will make you feel confident about doing research in places where first year students don't venture traditionally: archives, rare book libraries, the wider community. You’ll learn how to work with and document primary source documents (and perhaps you’ll find a scandal or even be able to correct an error that previous historical reports have repeated – both of these have happened in VIC184H).

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One
Corequisite: VIC181H1, VIC183H1, VIC185H1 and a first-year course in ECO, HIS or POL
Exclusion: Innis One, Munk One, New One, SMC One, Trinity One, UC One, Woodsworth One, 199 seminars, Vic One Hundred courses.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)



VIC185H1F/S
Events in the Public Sphere: Social Justice
Professor Vic Falkenheim
R 10-12

This course uses events to discuss the nature of society including major revolutions, economic crises, and the impact of significant artistic, cultural and technological developments. Emphasis on our responsibilities towards social justice. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One
Corequisite: VIC181H1, VIC183H1, VIC184H1 and a first-year course in ECO, HIS or POL
Exclusion: Innis One, Munk One, New One, SMC One, Trinity One, UC One, Woodsworth One, 199 seminars, Vic One Hundred courses.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)










EGERTON RYERSON STREAM COURSES
Education and Society

VIC150Y1
School and Society
Professor Yiola Cleovoulou
M 10-12

This course will be about the social and historical role of the school. The course will examine schools and learning as social, political, intellectual, and economic phenomena. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One
Corequisite: VIC151Y1 and PSY100H1
Exclusion: Innis One, Munk One, New One, SMC One, Trinity One, UC One, Woodsworth One, 199 seminars, Vic One Hundred courses.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)



VIC151Y1
Theories and Practices of Teaching
Professor Sheila Cook (Fall) and TBA (Spring)
TR 10-11

This course focuses on connecting theories and practice of teaching with a view to having students develop their personal understanding of teaching. Students will be involved in a practicum. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One
Corequisite: VIC150Y1 and PSY100H1
Exclusion: Innis One, Munk One, New One, SMC One, Trinity One, UC One, Woodsworth One, 199 seminars, Vic One Hundred courses.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course 

Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)










ARTHUR SCHAWLOW STREAM COURSES
Physical and Mathematical Sciences

VIC172Y1
Physical Sciences Today
Professor Emanuel Istrate
W 2-4

Science and society benefit from each other, but how does that happen? What does science do for our society, and what does society do for science? Who are today’s scientists? Why, where and how are they doing their work? In this course we discuss the way science works, taking a multi-disciplinary look at the physical sciences, the factors that enable scientific progress and the environment in which we advance science today.  We will look at the norms guiding the work of scientists, the value of scientific results and the ways in which scientists and others make use of these results to improve our lives. At the same time, we discuss our social and ethical responsibilities as scientists. The course complements the content of the science courses taught at the university, discussing issues that modern scientists should consider.

Prerequisite: admission to Vic One
Corequisite: VIC173Y1 and 1.0 FCE selected from first-year course offerings in the sciences (0.5 FCE must be a PHY or CHM course)
Exclusion: Innis One, Munk One, New One, SMC One, Trinity One, UC One, Woodsworth One, 199 seminars, Vic One Hundred courses.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science or Science course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)



VIC173Y1
Philosophy of Science for Physical Scientists
Professor Joseph Berkovitz
F 2-4

This course introduces students to some of the issues in the philosophy of science, in general, and in the philosophy of physics, in particular. Topics include the scientific method and its controversies, the meaning of time and its properties, realism versus competing approaches, thought experiments, and quantum mechanics. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: admission to Vic One
Corequisite: VIC172Y1 and 1.0 FCE selected from first-year course offerings in the sciences (0.5 FCE must be a PHY or CHM course)
Exclusion: Innis One, Munk One, New One, SMC One, Trinity One, UC One, Woodsworth One, 199 seminars, Vic One Hundred courses.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science or Science course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)










AUGUSTA STOWE-GULLEN STREAM COURSES
Life Sciences

VIC170Y1
Introduction to Probability, Persuasion and the Rhetoric of Science
Professor Paul Corey and Professor Andrew Baines
TR 10-12

How rhetoric and statistical analysis are used to communicate scientific observations and theories to different audiences will be examined in lectures and seminars. Uncertainty, belief, evidence, risk assessment, random error and bias will be discussed using examples drawn from literature, the arts and the physical, life and social sciences.  Students will prepare a research grant application on a scientific topic of their own choice. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One
Corequisite: VIC171Y1 and 1.0 FCE selected from first-year course offerings in the sciences (0.5 FCE must be a BIO course)
Exclusion: Innis One, Munk One, New One, SMC One, Trinity One, UC One, Woodsworth One, 199 seminars, Vic One Hundred courses.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities or Social Science course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)



VIC171Y1
Methodology, Theory and Practice in the Natural Sciences
Professor Brian Baigrie
TR 12-1 

An examination of scientific theories and their logic in life and physical sciences.  Experimental design, novel device production, data analysis and modeling will be discussed using examples drawn from primary source material in the natural sciences.  Students will prepare a research paper on a topic designed in consultation with the instructor. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One
Corequisite: VIC170Y1 and 1.0 FCE selected from first-year course offerings in the sciences (0.5 FCE must be a BIO course)
Exclusion: Innis One, Munk One, New One, SMC One, Trinity One, UC One, Woodsworth One, 199 seminars, Vic One Hundred courses.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)









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