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2016-2017 This is LA&PS Viewbook

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15 DEGREE PROGRAMS 15 GEOGRAPHY & URBAN STUDIES • Our program stresses first-hand fieldwork of the social and spatial fabrics of cities. • Learn from a group of dynamic professors who care about individual student success. Combine an interdisciplinary exploration of urban life, its qualities and its discontents with the study of social geography — the discipline that has most closely examined the nature of city lives and city places. You may orient your studies toward a number of topics: the modern city, urban development in a global context, the history and comparative study of cities, or planning and environmental issues. yorku.ca/laps/programs/geur CAREER OPTIONS Community development officer, journalist, urban and regional planner, market analyst COURSES INCLUDE City Lives and City Forms; The Greater Toronto Area: A Geographical Perspective; Theory and Practice of Urban Planning; Wired Cities: Community, Technology and Changing Urban Places STUDENT GROUPS INCLUDE Geography and Environmental Science Students @ York (GESS@Y) GERMAN STUDIES • York has the best array of exchange programs with institutions in German-speaking Europe. • Join fellow students, faculty and international leaders in business, government, arts and culture at York's prestigious on-campus research centre, the Canadian Centre for German and European Studies. German Studies is an interdisciplinary program that encompasses subjects ranging from language, literature and film studies to intellectual and cultural history, political science, urban studies, museum studies, art history and women's studies. By exploring the German-speaking world, you'll gain an understanding of its rich cultural heritage and learn about the writers, filmmakers, philosophers, scientists, artists and intellectuals who have helped shape modern society. Graduate with a unique intercultural perspective and critical tools that are indispensable for meeting the challenges of the 21st century. yorku.ca/laps/programs/gest CAREER OPTIONS Cultural institution worker, diplomat, educator, researcher COURSES INCLUDE Perspectives on German Culture and Society; German Romanticism: Tradition and Revolution; Germany and the Global Imaginary; Berlin in German Literature and Culture; Screening the Past: Rewriting German History in Film STUDENT GROUPS INCLUDE The YorkU Deutschklub GLOBAL POLITICAL STUDIES • Learn to conceptualize and think critically about global politics and issues. What are the roots of international terrorism? What does the Arab Spring mean for global relations? • Engage in open discussions with your peers and professors on some of the most contentious political issues. Learn how global politics affects you and what you could do to bring about change and become a specialist in two fields — International Relations and Comparative World Politics, combined with a broad education in the field of politics. What are the roots of international terrorism? How is world trade affecting the balance of rich and poor nations? Examine questions like these and specialize in international or global politics by combining courses in two fields — international relations and comparative world politics. You'll gain the skills required to analyze global political forces as well as a broad education in the field of politics. Study such topics as foreign and security policy, war and conflict, global poverty and new social movements. yorku.ca/laps/programs/gpst CAREER OPTIONS Diplomat, non-governmental organization worker, public servant, international development officer, human rights advocate COURSES INCLUDE Canada and World Affairs; Global Conflict and Security; Global Justice and International Humanitarianism; War and Peace in the Middle East; Global Political Economy; Perspectives on Politics STUDENT GROUPS INCLUDE Global Political Students' Association

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