School for Advanced Studies in the Arts & HumanitiesWestern Arts and Humanities

All Courses

The following is a complete listing of all current SASAH courses. Please note that specific course descriptions and content may vary from year to year.

First Year Courses

Arts and Humanities 1020E - Introduction to the Arts and Humanities
A combined historical and thematic survey of select fields that comprise the Humanities and the various approaches and methods they employ in furthering our understanding of the human experience. The various forms of communication used in the arts will also be examined.
Antirequisite(s): Prerequisite(s): Admission to the School for Advanced Studies in Arts and Humanities
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course

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Second Year Courses

Arts and Humanities 2200E - Critical Theories in the Arts and Humanities
This course addresses contemporary theories and historical approaches currently used in the Arts and Humanities. The course aims to provide a foundation for critical thought by exploring how different disciplines understand and interpret texts, objects, and historical contexts.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): 75% or higher in AH 1020E
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course

Arts and Humanities 2220F/G - Effective Communication in the Arts and Humanities
This course examines the critical forms and strategies of writing and speaking in the Arts and Humanities by studying the principles and practices of rhetoric, argumentation, stylistic clarity, editing/rewriting, with an eye to students’ professional as well as academic development.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): 75% or higher in AH 1020E
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course

Arts and Humanities 2230F/G - Digital Tools, Digital Literacies
This course examines the evolution of information systems and the impact of digital technologies on research in the Arts and Humanities through a hands-on examination of databases, search engines, and online archives; text mining and analysis tools; visualization, bibliography and citation software; social media, blogging, and website design and creation.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): 75% or higher in AH 1020E.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Arts and Humanities 2290F/G-2293F/G - Research Topics in the Arts and Humanities
An examination of scholarly methods applied to a specific research topic or area.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): 75% or higher in AH 1020E
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course

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Third Year Courses

Arts and Humanities 3390F/G-3393F/G - Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Studies
This course offers students an intensive and engaged learning experience by focusing on the research expertise of one of the School’s Fellows. Students will study the practical issues and approaches to research in the Arts and Humanities. The course encourages self-directed study, and may include travel to an international location.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): AH 2200E, 2220F/G, 2230F/G
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 0.5 course.

Note: Please consult the Faculty for current course offering.

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Fourth Year Courses

Arts and Humanities 4410E - Integrated Seminar
This capstone seminar centres on a specific theme or hot topic, chosen by a specific Visiting Fellow, to be examined from various disciplinary and methodological perspectives in the Arts and Humanities. Students can expect to travel to a national or international site to undertake intensive fieldwork.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): AH 2200E, 2220F/G, 2230F/G.
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Extra Information: 3 lecture hours, 1.0 course.

Arts and Humanities 4490F/G-4493F/G - Experiential Learning in the Arts and Humanities
This course focuses on the advanced development of critical and research skills to prepare students for postgraduate study. Please consult the Faculty for current offerings. Students can also elect to undertake a research, teaching, or unpaid internship in a professional field to prepare for jobs in the private and public sectors.
Antirequisite(s):
Prerequisite(s): AH 2200E, 2220F/G, 2230F/G.
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Pre-or Corequisite(s):
Extra Information: 0.5 course.

Note: A detailed proposal of the internship must be submitted to the School’s Director for approval prior to registering in the course.

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