The Aesthetics of Compassion
College: Institute for Christian Studies
Instructor 1: Smick, Rebekah
Course Code: 
ICH5751HF
Semester: 
First Semester
Section: 
9101
Online: 
Yes
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Online – Synchronous
Description: 

In light of recent renewed interest in the meanings and mechanisms of empathy in such areas as ethics, visual studies, and the philosophy of the mind, this course examines the place and role of compassion in the development of the Western aesthetics tradition. Considering a range of art theoretical texts, literature, and images for which the theme of compassion has been thought able to account for certain of the emotional and cognitive links that exist between artwork and its audience.

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Fall 2020
Winter 2017
Start Time: 
10:00
End Time: 
13:00
Hours per Week: 
3
Schedule: 
Thu
Minimum: 
5
Maximum: 
15
Enrolment Notes: 
Students need to contact the ICS Registrar at academic-registrar@icscanada.edu to complete registration
Additional Notes: 
Additional Evaluation: seminar presentation. Students must follow the TST program handbook regulations relating to course deadlines for submission of course work and requests for extensions. The prima facie deadline for the completion of work in a course is the last day of the TST examination week for the semester in which the course is taken. Students and instructors are bound by the earlier of deadlines set either by the instructor or TST. Where the policy of the affiliate college, in relation to courses listed in the TST Course Catalogue, differ from TST policies, the policy of TST will apply.
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Seminars
Readings
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Research Paper
Other