Instructor Info:
Name: BITTNER, THOMAS JACOB
Office Telephone:
Email: tbittner@mail.ubc.ca
Taught Sections:
Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Section Comments
 COGS 200 004Web-Oriented Course1 Tue Thu14:0015:30

The number of hours required to complete the online version of this course are the same as those required when the course is given on campus. A variety of online methods will be used in its teaching. Some but not all of these methods allow students to determine the pace and timing of their own learning. To avoid scheduling conflicts, students should ensure that they are able to login to the course's canvas site during the scheduled class hours. Inability to participate in the course's online requirements can be accommodated only when the university's policy on academic concession (https://students.ubc.ca/enrolment/academic-learning-resources/academic-concessions#are-you-eligible-for-an-academic-concession) applies.

 COGS 300 002Web-Oriented Course2 Tue Thu11:0012:30

The number of hours required to complete the online version of this course is the same as is required when the course is given on campus. A variety of online methods will be used in its teaching. Some but not all of these methods allow students to determine the pace and timing of their own learning. To avoid scheduling conflicts, students should ensure that they are able to log in to the course's canvas site during the scheduled class hours. Inability to participate in the course's online requirements can be accommodated only when the university's policy on academic concession applies.

If this course section is 'blocked' (and is full), it is strongly recommended to register for a different section. If this course section is 'blocked' (but is not full), you are encouraged to either register for a different section or to register for the waiting list. If ALL course sections are full, please register for the waiting list. You will be notified as you are moved into the course section.

 PHIL 250 001Web-Oriented Course1 Mon Wed Fri11:0012:00

This is a course in the philosophy of mind as it connects to the cognitive and computer sciences. We will investigate philosophical issues relevant to virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and robots. Our main focus will be on the question of whether minds, such as our own, are natural mechanisms, equivalent in some respects to computers.

COVID-19 notice: the instructor's current plan is for class meetings to use a lecture/discussion format and to take place entirely online. Monday and Friday lectures will be recorded so that students living in distant time zones can view them during daylight hours. Wednesday class meetings will take place in real time on UBC Canvas Collaborate Ultra and will be used for class discussion, assessment (quizzes and exams), and student presentations.

 PHIL 338 002Web-Oriented Course2 Mon Wed Fri9:0010:00

We will investigate some of the main philosophical problems that arise in connection with law in general and with the legal system of Canada in particular. Class meetings will use a lecture/discussion format and take place entirely online on Zoom. Mondays and Wednesdays will be lectures with attendance required. They will be recorded, so that students living in distant time zones can view them during their daylight hours. Friday class meetings will be used for class discussion, assessment (quizzes and exams), and student presentations.

 PHIL 441 001Web-Oriented Course1 Mon Wed Fri9:0010:00

In this course, we will consider some of the main philosophical problems that arise in connection with perception, concentrating mainly on visual perception. What is perception? Do we encounter the world directly in perception, or is our perceptual access to the world mediated somehow? Is the concept of representation essential to any adequate account of perception?

COVID-19 notice: The current plan is for class meetings to use a lecture/discussion format and to take place entirely online. Monday and Friday lectures will be recorded so that students living in distant time zones can view them during daylight hours. Wednesday class meetings will take place in real time on UBC Canvas Collaborate Ultra and will be used for class discussion, assessment (quizzes and exams), and student presentations.

FullWRDS 150A 142Web-Oriented Course1 Mon Wed Fri12:0013:00

This section is for students in the Faculty of Arts.

Please visit https://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/wrds-150/wrds-150/wrds-150a/ for section topics.

Winter Term 1 (September-December) sections will be held online. Classes will include a combination of synchronous (live) and asynchronous activities (such as watching recorded lectures, posting to discussion boards, or completing quizzes). By the start of term, instructors will provide their students with more information on what to expect in their individual sections.

Students in the Faculty of Arts require only ONE of WRDS 150, WRDS 350, ENGL 100, ARTS 001 (Arts One), ASTU 100 or 101 (Coordinated Arts Program) to satisfy the Arts Writing Requirement.

Instructors are not able to add students directly to their sections. If you have registration questions, please contact wrds.advisor@ubc.ca.

FullWRDS 150A 341Web-Oriented Course2 Mon Wed Fri12:0013:00

This section is for students in the Faculty of Arts.

Please visit https://asrw.arts.ubc.ca/wrds-150/wrds-150/wrds-150a/ for section topics.

Students in the Faculty of Arts require only ONE of WRDS 150, WRDS 350, ENGL 100, ARTS 001 (Arts One), ASTU 100 or 101 (Coordinated Arts Program) to satisfy the Arts Writing Requirement.

Important note: WRDS 150 is designed in a series of steps where each assignment prepares you for the next. As instructors introduce key foundational material early in the course, we strongly encourage students to finalize their registration in WRDS 150 as early as possible. Please keep in mind that instructors are not obligated to reteach any material that has been missed, so it is recommended that you begin attending at the start of the course to give yourself the best opportunity for success.

Instructors are not able to add students directly to their sections. If you have registration questions, please contact wrds.advisor@ubc.ca.