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20 2 0 1 6 — 2 0 1 7 UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS 20 2 0 1 6 — 2 0 1 7 JEWISH STUDIES • Explore Judaism and the Jewish people with a view to understanding the human situation in its diversity and complexity. • Our interdisciplinary program encompasses subject areas that are exceptionally diverse (history, thought, language, literature, sociology) while allowing you to design a custom- made program suited to your interests. Religion, ethnicity, nation — who are the Jews? What is Judaism? Jewish Studies explores Jewish texts, thought, belief, history, cultures, sociologies, languages and fine arts from biblical times to the present. It provides a model for exploring some of the larger humanistic and philosophical questions affecting us all. You'll examine these questions within the context of the many Western and non-Western civilizations in which Jewish people have lived and which have helped to shape — and been shaped by — Judaism. You'll also explore Jewish interactions with non-Jewish people over the ages, evolving attitudes toward — and images of — Jewish people within various non-Jewish cultures and the history of anti-Semitism. yorku.ca/laps/programs/jest CAREER OPTIONS Educator, social worker, community service worker, non-governmental organization worker COURSES INCLUDE Contemporary Jewish Life in North America; The Final Solution: Perspectives on the Holocaust; The Jewish Experience: Symbiosis and Rejection; Sex and Violence in the Hebrew Bible LATIN AMERICAN & CARIBBEAN STUDIES • Consider adding an international component to your degree by pursuing your studies abroad at one of our partner universities. • Build your network by engaging in a wide range of events, including academic conferences, small workshops, art exhibits, film festivals and talks by prominent world figures. Gain an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary understanding of the rich and complex cultures, history and contemporary issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. York is Canada's centre for research and social involvement in Latin America and the Caribbean and our scholars bring their wide-ranging expertise to the program. We're linked to one of Canada's premier research institutes, the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean, and have extensive institutional partnerships throughout the region. yorku.ca/laps/programs/lacs CAREER OPTIONS Business and government consultant, cross-border relations officer, international development worker, lawyer, diplomat COURSES INCLUDE Aspects of Modern Brazil; Contemporary Latin America; History of the Caribbean; Latin American History LAW & SOCIETY • We're one of the oldest and largest legal studies programs in North America with more than 30 years of history. • Our professors bring a range of interdisciplinary expertise and training to the classroom, drawing from fields as diverse as anthropology, history, philosophy, law, sociology, criminology and political science. We aim to promote the intellectual importance of the study of law and society, and law in society, to provide a framework within which students may explore different approaches to law using interdisciplinary resources as well as international and comparative perspectives, to equip students with criti- cal skills for socio-legal study and research, and to sharpen a view of law as implicated in the everyday lives of students. See page 30 for the related graduate program in Public Policy, Administration & Law. yorku.ca/laps/programs/laso CAREER OPTIONS Lawyer, legal assistant, public policy analyst, researcher, community worker COURSES INCLUDE Globalization, Law and Democracy; Indigenous Peoples and Law; Law, Medicine and Madness; Paradoxes of Rights STUDENT GROUPS INCLUDE Law & Society Students' Association LINGUISTICS • Take advantage of our small class sizes and get to know your professors. • Focus on core aspects of linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax), as well as sociolinguistics, linguistic variation and change, discourse analysis, psycholinguistics, language acquisition and semantics. Language is one of the basic elements of our humanity as it is involved in nearly every aspect of our life. Linguistics con- cerns itself with discovering the universal principles of human language and applying these principles to provide systematic descriptions of individual languages. You'll investigate sound and word patterns, sentence structure, language usage and change, the acquisition of first and second languages, as well as the relationship between language and the mind, and language and society. See page 30 for related graduate programs in Linguistics & Applied Linguistics. yorku.ca/laps/programs/ling

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