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2016-2017 This is LA&PS Viewbook

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14 2 0 1 6 — 2 0 1 7 UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS 14 2 0 1 6 — 2 0 1 7 FRENCH STUDIES • Develop competence in oral and written French and the critical-thinking skills Canadian and international employers admire. • Study with dedicated professors from a variety of French- speaking countries. Learn not only the French language but also get acquainted with and explore the francophone world and the diversity of its art, cultures and societies. We offer courses in several areas, enabling you to pursue interests in French language and culture, linguistics and literature. Our teaching emphasizes the development of active learning and collaborative strategies so you'll be better prepared for the future. You'll have the opportunity to participate in exchange programs in Quebec and with universities in France. Acquire a French Language Proficiency certificate or a certificate of French Language Proficiency in Business. See page 28 for more information. See page 30 for the related graduate program in Études françaises. yorku.ca/laps/programs/fr CAREER OPTIONS Civil servant, human resources professional, tourism specialist, journalist, communications specialist, non- governmental organization worker, international organization worker COURSES INCLUDE French Cinema; Language and Culture in the French Speaking World; Linguistics Applied to the Teaching of French; Literature for Young People STUDENT GROUPS INCLUDE Étudiants francophones de York (efY) GENDER & WOMEN'S STUDIES • Our dedicated, dynamic, award-winning professors offer excellent learning environments at all levels of study. • We have been a leader in the study of women and gender in Canada for three decades. Think! Critique! Act! Create! Transform! These are skills and practices we encourage in our students. Our undergraduate programs offer challenging, interdisciplinary courses on women and gender. Courses explore relations of power in the lives of individuals, groups and cultures in multiple settings and sites locally and transnationally. They analyze constructions and intersections of gender, race, class, age, ability and sexuality in daily life, popular culture, the arts, the sciences, politics, society and the economy. Graduates apply their understanding of women's issues and gender analyses in a wide range of fields, including the arts, education, law, social work, public service, NGOs, business, government and media. We offer two certificates: Gender & Women's Studies and Advanced Gender & Women's Studies. See page 28 for more information. See page 30 for our graduate program in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies. yorku.ca/laps/programs/gwst CAREER OPTIONS Advocate, policy analyst, community support worker, political activist, educator, social worker COURSES INCLUDE Race, Gender and Sexuality; Gender and the City; Mothering and Motherhood; Self and Identity: Contemporary Feminist and Anti-racist Perspectives; Feminist Political Economy; Discerning Masculinities; Sex, Gender and Popular Culture STUDENT GROUPS INCLUDE Feminist Action GEOGRAPHY • Geography is a cutting-edge field that investigates some of the world's most pressing issues, such as climate change, conservation and resource depletion. • We are committed to hands-on learning, including using modern technologies and conducting fieldwork. We offer students tools to analyze changes unfolding in places as diverse as Toronto's neighbourhoods, Arctic streams, North American deserts, and the national parks, forests, and cities of Asia, Africa and the Americas. We enable you to focus your courses around broad themes, including The City; Globalization, Environment, and Development; Extreme Environments; and Geoinformatics. We invite you to take advantage of our specialized resources, including a world-class map library, a geographic resource centre, a GIS & remote sensing laboratory, a river flume laboratory, and an extensive water and soil analysis laboratory. Pair your degree with a Certificate in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing. See page 28 for more information. See page 30 for related graduate programs in Geography. yorku.ca/laps/programs/geog CAREER OPTIONS Environmental assessor, GIS technician, housing and transportation policy analyst, market researcher, community development officer COURSES INCLUDE Global Environmental Change; Public Space; Foodscapes and Agriscapes; Immigration, Ethnicity and Race; Ecological Climatology STUDENT GROUPS INCLUDE Geography and Environmental Science Students @ York (GESS@Y)

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