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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions A Arts and Science Honours Academy ASHA
Arts and Science Honours Academy ASHA

Instruction and services offered by the Faculties of Arts and Science.

Junior Courses
Arts and Science Honours Academy 220       Quests and Questions
An introduction to a variety of perspectives on human culture. Students will inquire into such topics as the nature of discovery and creation, tradition and modernity, gender and social structure. These topics will be approached through careful analysis of artistic, literary, religious, philosophical and scientific texts.
Course Hours:
6 units; F(3-0)
Notes:
Open only to students in the Arts and Science Honours Academy Program. Successful completion of this course in the first year is required for continuation in the program.
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Arts and Science Honours Academy 321       Representation
Far more than a neutral reflection of the world, representation, be it of artistic, social or scientific phenomena, is a complex issue. Issues, inconsistencies and flaws arising from the concept of representation will be studied in a variety of contexts. Topics to be covered include: sensory perception from neurological, psychological and cultural perspectives; mimesis and metaphor in literature and the visual arts; and the use of images, imaging, and interpretative frameworks in the social and natural sciences.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Arts and Science Honours Academy 220 and admission to the Arts and Science Honours Academy.
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Arts and Science Honours Academy 421       Invention
From the slingshot to steam power to intellectual property, from prophets to scientists to novelists; the theory and practice of invention looms large in human history and is of particular importance to the present age. Examines the nature and development of technological, conceptual, and linguistic invention in a variety of contexts.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Arts and Science Honours Academy 321 and admission to the Arts and Science Honours Academy.
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Arts and Science Honours Academy 501       The Nature of Research
A consideration of academic research within the social, historical and political context of its production and use. Questions to be considered include, but are not limited to: the historical development of professions and disciplines; the cultural framework within which research is produced and the cultural uses of research; and the ways in which research creates objects of knowledge and serves to define and categorize human experience and identity.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Arts and Science Honours Academy 421 and admission to the Arts and Science Honours Academy.
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Arts and Science Honours Academy 503       Capstone Seminar
Students will reflect on their intellectual journey from both disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. Each student will prepare two separate presentations: one on a topic related to their travel experience, the other related to their honours thesis or disciplinary specialty.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Arts and Science Honours Academy 501 and admission to the Arts and Science Honours Academy.
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