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22 2 0 1 6 — 2 0 1 7 UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS 22 2 0 1 6 — 2 0 1 7 PHILOSOPHY • We teach you how to think, not what to think. • Get ahead: philosophy majors perform much better than average on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) and the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Explore life's deepest questions concerning the nature of happiness, the requirements of justice, the limits of knowledge and the meaning of freedom. You'll discover how to develop answers to these questions and how to explain them to others in a way that is accessible and clear. You'll also learn to engage productively with alternative points of view and defend effectively your own views in argument. These skills are applicable to all areas of modern life: intellectual, professional and personal. Interested in a certificate in Practical or Professional Ethics? See page 28 for more information. See page 30 for related graduate programs in Philosophy. yorku.ca/laps/programs/phil CAREER OPTIONS Administrator, diplomat, educator, lawyer COURSES INCLUDE Ancient Philosophy; The Meaning of Life; Philosophy of Gender & Sexuality; Philosophy of Law STUDENT GROUPS INCLUDE Undergraduate Philosophy Association POLITICAL SCIENCE • Our professors are renowned in many areas, including Canadian politics, international relations, political theory, comparative politics, and women and politics. • We help you gain international experience through York's exchange programs and study abroad opportunities. Our program encompasses the actions of governments, political parties, the courts and international relations, as well as political movements in society and in the power relations of everyday life. Choose from a rich and diverse range of courses that will allow you to focus on a number of topics, such as global politics, the politics of law, political economy, international development and social justice. You'll gain a comprehensive understanding of critical issues facing our world and the political context in which they exist, while acquiring analytical and communications skills employers look for. See page 30 for related graduate programs in Political Science. yorku.ca/laps/programs/pols CAREER OPTIONS Diplomat, civil servant, journalist, lawyer, policy analyst, international relations expert COURSES INCLUDE The Politics of Law; Global Issues in Foreign Policy; War and Peace in the Middle East; Canada in a North American Context STUDENT GROUPS INCLUDE Undergraduate Political Science Council Model United Nations at York University PORTUGUESE & LUSO-BRAZILIAN STUDIES • Our program is the only one in Canada to offer a course solely dedicated to the region of the Azores. • Experience all that we have to offer: hands-on experiential education, conferences, a cinema series, Lusophone coffee hour, and theatrical and musical performances. Focus not only on Portugal, but on the entire Lusophone world and its numerous immigrant communities across four continents: Europe, Africa, South America and Asia. You'll learn about and engage with a diversity of cultures — their art, literature, history, and social and political landscapes. The Portuguese language is the fourth most-widely used language in the world and spoken daily by 250 million people. Our program will prepare you for work in areas such as education, foreign service, international development, social services, the arts, media, national and international law, business and finance, medicine and publishing. yorku.ca/laps/programs/port CAREER OPTIONS Educator, foreign services worker, international development worker, researcher COURSES INCLUDE Language in Context: Portuguese in the Greater Toronto Area; Aspects of Contemporary Portugal; Aspects of Modern Brazil; Heroes, Monsters, Marvels and Beauties in Portuguese Literature; Discovery Conquest: The Age of Camões STUDENT GROUPS INCLUDE York University Portuguese Association Entre Voc/zes Literary Magazine

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