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19 DEGREE PROGRAMS 19 ITALIAN CULTURE • An exciting learning experience for students of any background in the areas of Italian culture, literature and linguistics. • Take courses on a variety of literary topics, linguistic history and dialectology, as well as Italian civilization, cinema and the Italian-Canadian immigration experience. Offered in English, the Italian Culture program comprises a variety of courses aimed at investigating aspirations, accomplishments and conflicts that characterize Italian society from the Middle Ages to the present. The required courses for this degree program adopt an interdisciplinary approach that favours a cross-examination of historical, social, political and literary texts, as well as their correlations to artistic expressions, particularly within the context of the visual arts, music, cinema and other media. Regardless of your background, you are given a unique opportunity to develop the analytical and critical tools necessary for tackling the complexities of cultural constructs, identities and social organizations that go beyond the confines of Italy. Italian Culture provides students with a valuable and stimulating experience of another culture and, at the same time, it makes a significant contribution in building a solid foundation for the study of the Humanities in general. yorku.ca/laps/programs/itcu CAREER OPTIONS International lawyer, Foreign Service worker, international trade expert, journalist STUDENT GROUPS INCLUDE Federazione canadese italiana (FCI) ITALIAN STUDIES • Benefit from enhanced interdisciplinary and cross-cultural knowledge. • Pursue our Summer Studies in Italy Program in Bologna, Florence and Rome or a full-year exchange program with one of our partner universities. We offer a full spectrum of Italian language courses from elementary to advanced, as well as courses in both Italian and English that focus on linguistics, literature and culture through history, film and theatre. This knowledge enhances broad skills that can be used in a wide variety of disciplines and work environments. Complement your degree with a Certificate of Italian Proficiency (beginner, intermediate or advanced). See page 28 for more information. yorku.ca/laps/programs/itas CAREER OPTIONS International lawyer, Foreign Service worker, international trade expert, researcher, interpreter COURSES INCLUDE History of the Italian Language; Italian: A Minority Culture and Language in North American Society; Italian Cinema; Media and the Idea of Italy STUDENT GROUPS INCLUDE Federazione canadese italiana (FCI) JAPANESE STUDIES (MINOR) • Explore your interests through your major while gaining a solid foundation in Japanese culture and language. • Study classic and contemporary Japanese culture, society and communication, as well as learning Japanese business and management customs. Students may also have the opportunity to participate in speech contests, the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test, exchange programs, internships and a co-op work placement. Combine your degree with a minor in Japanese Studies and graduate with this unique specialization that will serve you well throughout your career. Students will develop communicative competence and performance in advanced Japanese, cross-cultural understanding of the language and culture of Japan, business and language use, Japanese linguistics, media and language, reading knowledge of classical Japanese, pedagogy for teaching Japanese, and skills in translation and interpretation between English and Japanese. You must have completed 30 credits at York and at the time of your application have a GPA of 5.0 (C+). See page 27 for related language programs. yorku.ca/laps/programs/jpst CAREER OPTIONS Teaching abroad, tourism and culture industry, international business, translator COURSES INCLUDE Elementary Modern Standard Japanese; Contemporary Japanese Culture and Society; Japanese Language in the Media; Teaching of Japanese as a Foreign/Second Language STUDENT GROUPS INCLUDE Japanese International Students' Association (JISA)

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