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13 DEGREE PROGRAMS 13 ENGLISH & PROFESSIONAL WRITING • Enrich your education by taking literature courses taught by renowned English professors, and rhetoric and writing courses taught by professional writers in the field. • We emphasize close connections between critical reading, writing and analytical thinking — giving you the skills today's employers demand. Our program blends English and professional writing, highlighting and enhancing the relationship between the two fields of study. You'll gain specialized knowledge by connecting the two fields and gaining in-demand skills suitable for a wide range of careers. This degree option provides a more coherent course of study than pursuing a double major or major/minor option that treats the two fields as separate disciplines. yorku.ca/laps/programs/enpr CAREER OPTIONS Advertising and marketing professional, corporate communications specialist, technical writer, editor COURSES INCLUDE Books and Bookmaking; Introduction to Institutional Writing; Oral Traditions and Professional Writing; Reading the News: Examining the Rhetoric of the Press STUDENT GROUPS INCLUDE English Undergraduate Student Association EUROPEAN STUDIES • Study for a year in Europe through one of our many exchange or internship programs in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Scotland, Spain and Sweden. • Enhance your studies by attending activities organized by the on-campus Canadian Centre for German & European Studies, including workshops, seminars and lectures by visiting scholars. We take a wide-ranging interdisciplinary and intercultural approach to the study of Europe. From Douro to the Don and from Tromsø to Tripoli, you'll examine European developments from the Middle Ages to the present day. You can study Europe in general or focus your studies on a specific country. To understand Europe fully, you'll take at least one course in a European language other than English; we offer French, German, Modern Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian. yorku.ca/laps/programs/euro CAREER OPTIONS Educator, public relations officer, researcher, human resources specialist COURSES INCLUDE Defining Europe: An Introduction to European Studies; Europe à la mode: Fashion and the Critical Methodologies of European Studies; The History of Modern Europe; Imagining the European City in Literature and Film FINANCIAL & BUSINESS ECONOMICS • Acquire the conceptual and analytical tools of economics needed to investigate and understand monetary activities. • Gain the theoretical skills to appreciate the role of uncertainty, options and/or information in the allocation of resources over time. Our program combines a rigorous quantitative and analytical approach with practical application and is designed for students interested in understanding the workings of financial markets, such as the stock market and financing of companies. You'll gain a broad understanding of the economic framework upon which financial theory is based. Through a blend of theory and applied tools of modern finance you'll also develop a solid knowledge of the microeconomic principles underlying financial markets, the macroeconomic role of finance and the quantitative tools used for analyzing financial markets. See page 30 for related graduate programs in Economics and Financial Accountability. yorku.ca/laps/programs/fbec CAREER OPTIONS Consultant, corporate financial manager, investment banker, venture capitalist COURSES INCLUDE Corporate Finance; International Monetary Economics; Financial Econometrics; Financial Economics STUDENT GROUPS INCLUDE Economics Student Association

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