Student Directed Seminar Courses

2019/20 - Student Directed Seminars

2018/19 - Past Seminar Courses


The Age of Endarkenment: An Intellectual History of Modern Europe (HIST 390A 201)
Coordinator: Emre Kurultay
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Robert Brain

Analysis of Major Proteomics Techniques in Cancer Research (BIOL 490A 201)
Coordinator: Fennie Easton van der Graaf
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Leonard Foster

Ayurveda and Mental Illness in Discussion (ASTU 400F 001)
Coordinator: Laura Jones
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Hunter

Conversations on Race and Climate Change
Coordinator: HyunGu Kang
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Janette Bulkan

A Critical Analysis of the Role of the University (GEOG 442 201)
Coordinators: Gabriela Doebeli and Michelle Marcus
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Jessica Dempsey

Critical Reflections on Obesity, Weight Stigma, and Health (FNH 490 002)
Coordinator: Victoria Janzen
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Candice Rideout

Decarbonization Technology and Policy Engineering Response to Climate Change Mitigation (APSC 498 201)
Coordinators: Ashna Misra and Jackson Herron
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Amanda Giang

Emotion - A Psychosocial Approach (ASTU 400E 001)
Coordinators: Adam Janusz and Natalie Cringle
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Michael Daniels

The Ethics, Implications, and Responsibility of Emerging Technology (COMM 490G 201) / CPSC 490 203
Coordinator: Quinn Hou
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Cameron Morrell

Make 'Em Laugh: A Cmparative Study of American Comedy Films Throughout History (FIST 434C 001)
Coordinator: Erin Stanley and Jordyn Rochwerg
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Christine Evans

Pan-Africanism in History (ASTU 400B 001)
Coordinator: Caroline Lempert
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. David Morton

Role of Visual Arts in Mental Health (ASTU 400D 001)
Coordinator: Jenny Chen
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Steven Barnes

Refugee Integration: An Emphasis on the Role of Education (ASTU 400C 001)
Coordinators: Amara Fakim and Mélodie Honen-Delmar
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Kerry Greer

Shaping Men: An Ethnographic Approach to Masculinities (ASTU 400A 001)
Coordinators: Adèle Courcier and Nicolas El Haik-Wagner
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Sabina Magliocco

Sociology of Mental Health (SOCI 433E 101) / ASTU 400G 001
Coordinator: Veronica Cho
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Seth Abrutyn

World Religions and Global Politics (SOCI 433D 101)
Coordinator: Moneeza Badat
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Kemple

2017/18 - Past Seminar Courses


Imagined Futures: Utopian and Dystopian Visions of Technological Progress (ASTU 400P 001)
Coordinator: Vesta Sahatciu and Colleen Kennedy
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Christopher Mole

The Rhetoric and Sociology of the Causes and Implications of the 2016 US Presidential Election (ASTU 400T 001)
Coordinators: Sana Fatima and Melissa Teo
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Christina Hendricks

Creative Science (ASTU 400U 001)
Coordinators: Iris Liu and Iksha Kumar
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Niamh Kelly

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Contemporary Law and Society (ASTU 400V 001)
Coordinator: Jessamine Liu
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Arlene Sindelar

Eating Disorders, Comorbidities, and Treatments (ASTU 400W 001)
Coordinator: Bita Zareian
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Sunaina Assanand

Literature's Legal Ligaments: An Examination of Law and Literature (ASTU 400X 001)
Coordinators: Jia Faner and Tiffany Syyong
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Mark Harris

War, Folklore, and the Mythos of the Inklings (ASTU 400Y 001)
Coordinator: Kate Ney
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Robert Rouse

Trauma/Stressor-Related Disorders and Relationships (ASTU 400Z 001)
Coordinator: Thalia Lang
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Steven J. Barnes

The Question of Filipino Identity (ACAM 447A 001)
Coordinator: Phebe Ferrer
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Leonora Angeles

Humanitarian Engineering (APSC 498)
Coordinator: Andrew Sheroubi
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Gabriel Potvin

Neural Circuits Governing Innate Social Behaviours (BIOL 490A 201)
Coordinator: Alireza Kamyabi
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Michael Gordon

A Seminar on Programming Practice (CPSC 490 201)
Coordinator: Finn Hackett
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Ivan Beschastnikh

Economics of Education (ECON 492A 001)
Coordinator: Elena Fedortsova
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Mark Schmidt

Disney Revisited: Spectatorship, Identity and Society (FIST 434D 001)
Coordinator: Jemma Dashkewytch
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Christine Evans

Biological Embedding: How Epigenetics, Neurodevelopment + Sociocultural Context Intersect to Shape Lifetime Health + Development (ISCI 490 201)
Coordinator: Sunny Chen
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Steven Barnes

Human Bio-Psycho-Social Development (ISCI 490F 002)
Coordinator: Saman Fouladirad
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Catherine Ann Cameron

Modern Methods in Neuroscience (ISCI 490 101)
Coordinator: Jasmyne Kassam
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Jason Snyder

Existential Literature (PHIL 489 001)
Coordinator: Etienne Lombard
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Barbara Weber

Development from the “Developing World” (ASTU 400N 001)
Coordinators: Rohina Dass and Chris Coulson
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Jenny Peterson

Queer Experiences of Asian Communities (SOCI 433A 103)
Coordinators: David How
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. John Paul Catungal

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