Living online : pour le meilleur ou pour le pire? A bilingual course

Philosophy | Social Sciences

Course Description

This course will take place entirely on Zoom (20th December update).

Depuis le début de la pandémie, on assiste à une multiplication des activités en ligne dans toutes les sphères de la vie en société: réseaux familial et social, travail, éducation, santé, arts, consommation, loisirs, sports, pratiques religieuses, institutions culturelles et politiques. 

While this shift to living online has had some benefits, making it easier, for example, to balance  work and family life, and resulting in an unparalleled creativity in cultural settings, it has also led to adverse effects on our quality of life, general well-being, and on the mental health of individuals and communities.

Selon le sociologue et philosophe allemand Hartmut Rosa, l’être humain ressentirait un besoin fondamental d’entretenir une relation « résonante » avec le monde qui l’entoure. Ce rapport « résonant » lui permettrait d’être affecté par ce monde et de l’affecter en retour, dans un processus de transformation mutuelle.

This course will explore the claim that the life we have lived online during the pandemic has deeply impacted our relationship with the world around us. Has our “resonant” relationship with our surroundings been broken? And are the consequences, whether positive or negative, likely to be temporary or permanent?

Books to purchase for this course:

    • Résonance: Une sociologie de la relation au monde de Rosa Hartmut (9782348067358), disponible chez Librairie Saga, 5574 Upper Lachine Rd, Montreal, Quebec H4A 2A7


    • Resonance: A Sociology of Our Relationship to the World by Rosa Hartmut (9781509519910), available at Argo Bookshop, 1841-A Saint-Catherine St W, Montreal, Quebec H3H 1M2

Please note that this course has a maximum enrollment of 14 students.

Priority is given to students who pay upon registration.

For fully registered courses, a waiting list will be created. Should vacancies develop, those on the waiting list will be contacted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that we do not allow participants to audit courses for free.

Course Details

First Session: Tuesday 18 January 2022

Course Length: 6 weeks, Tuesdays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Discussion Team: Marie-Claire Laurendeau, Kathryn McMorrow, +1

Degree Credit: 1.5 credits

Course Fee: 

$120.00 (standard tuition)

$80.00 (promotion for new students)

Administrative Fee:



$145.00 (standard tuition)

$105.00 (promotion for new students)


Course fees are refundable in full before the second session. After the second session, a fee of $50 for the withdrawal will be applied. Refunds will not be issued after the third session. Please note that non-attendance does not constitute a withdrawal.

Students pursuing studies for credit are encouraged to consult with their advisers as they register for courses.

Course leaders, and students wishing to use credit vouchers, should call (514) 935-9585 to pay by phone or to schedule an appointment to pay in person.

If you are a RETURNING student and wish to attend ON ZOOM

If you are NEW to TMI and wish to attend ON ZOOM

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