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2016-2017 This is LA&PS Viewbook

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11 DEGREE PROGRAMS 11 CRIMINOLOGY • Explore and critically analyze criminological theories about why people commit crime. • Examine the way societies define crime and how criminal justice systems and other forms of security and regulation are affected by social and historical contexts. Crime and criminality are central concerns within our contemporary world. From politics to law, in social and economic policy and throughout the media, issues of crime and justice, criminality and social control command increasing attention and interest. Our program will provide you with an exceptional opportunity to pursue study in this evolving and expanding field. You'll explore the ways in which concepts of crime, criminality and criminal justice have developed over time. You'll also investigate how crime has been, and is, understood legally, politically, economically and culturally. yorku.ca/laps/programs/crim CAREER OPTIONS Community outreach worker, conflict mediator, lawyer, police officer, policy analyst COURSES INCLUDE Criminal Justice System; The Politics of Crime Prevention; Regulation and Punishment; Theories of Criminology STUDENT GROUPS INCLUDE Criminology Society of York University CULTURE & EXPRESSION • Explore exciting artistic expressions of human creativity in popular culture, literature, architecture, media and technology. • Learn how a broad range of cultural and artistic forms convey social, political and philosophical concerns. Study ways of understanding culture as an expression that animates human imagination and life, and develop your own critical and creative abilities. Students speculate on how creative cultural expression operates in social, political and cultural settings by examining popular culture, the arts, media and digital technology, literature, material culture and architecture. Explore your own creative impulse and the cultural setting that ignites it. Examine how historical and contemporary themes are expressed, refracted and reflected through various forms of popular culture, literary studies and a range of cultural forms, including cinema, theatre and music. Studies show that students who develop their creative and analytic skills are better trained to look at familiar problems from a fresh perspective. Such skills are invaluable for any career and complement all of your studies. They will prepare you to work in the cultural industries, business and education, advertising, marketing and any profession that requires creative thinking. yorku.ca/laps/programs/cult CAREER OPTIONS Cultural policy analyst, curator, cultural communications, publicist, teacher COURSES INCLUDE Arts and Rights; Media, Culture and Technology; Propaganda and Culture; Questioning Culture DISASTER & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT • Develop critical, analytic and applied skills as you explore key concepts, methodologies and technologies used by today's emergency management professionals. • Examine a diverse range of topics, including business continuity planning, emergency management communications, disaster risk management, ethics and terrorism. Gain the academic and technical skills necessary to aid in the prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery from regional and global disasters and emergencies. Our interdisciplinary program will provide you with a range of core management competencies relevant to career paths in government, the private sector and non-governmental organizations. You'll learn to apply key concepts, methodologies and strategies used by emergency management professionals to complex real-life challenges. Our focus on critical, analytic and research skills will ensure that you are well-positioned to pursue graduate education in disaster and emergency management or a related field, such as environmental studies or business administration. See page 30 for the related graduate program in Disaster and Emergency Management. yorku.ca/laps/programs/bdem CAREER OPTIONS Business continuity planner, disaster recovery coordinator, emergency manager, public policy analyst, public safety and security manager COURSES INCLUDE Disaster Risk Management; Ethics: Society, the Environment and Disasters; Social Issues in Disaster Management; Terrorism: The New Threat STUDENT GROUPS INCLUDE Disaster & Emergency Management Students' Association

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