Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

2016-2017 This is LA&PS Viewbook

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23 DEGREE PROGRAMS 23 PROFESSIONAL WRITING • Join a community of dynamic individuals who share your passion for writing. • Specialize in one of three streams: Book Production, Periodical (writing and publishing non-fiction), or Institutional Communications (writing in and for business). Are you creative? Curious about the world? Drawn to writing as a way of exchanging and sharing ideas and information with others? In every sphere of life and work, clear and effective written communication of ideas and information, knowledge and opinion is essential. We combine studies of the historical and theoretical analysis of written expression with the development of practical expertise in creating, managing, coordinating and presenting written information in a constructive and dynamic fashion. yorku.ca/laps/programs/prwr CAREER OPTIONS Publisher, media professional (journalist, editor), community service worker, communications specialist COURSES INCLUDE Introduction to Research; Prose; Grammar and Proofreading; Copy/Fundamentals of Editing; Technical Writing; Periodical Writing; Ethics & Publicity; Practical Studies in Damage Control; Presentation Strategies STUDENT GROUPS INCLUDE Professional Writing Students' Association PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION • Gain a strong grounding in politics and public administration while acquiring the management skills needed to tackle day-to-day issues involved in running a public sector or private organization. • Explore the interface between politics and policy-making through a range of contemporary perspectives. Deepen your knowledge of Canadian politics and public institutions while developing in-demand critical, analytic, management and research skills invaluable to your career. You'll gain a clear understanding of the theory and practice of government while acquiring expertise relevant to policy analysis, program evaluation and other public service functions. Our program responds directly to the shortage of public administration recruits in Canadian federal, provincial and municipal governments. Several of our students each year also go on to law school and other post-graduate programs. Many courses involve simulations and exercises drawn from real-world scenarios at the federal, provincial and municipal levels of government, and a limited number of practicum and internship placements are available for qualified students. See page 30 for the related graduate program in Public Policy, Administration & Law. yorku.ca/laps/programs/bpa CAREER OPTIONS Public servant (local, regional, provincial, national and international), public sector manager, policy analyst, registered lobbyist, government relations officer, community organizer COURSES INCLUDE Federalism and Public Policy; Human Resources Management; Politics, Law and the Courts; Public Law STUDENT GROUPS INCLUDE Public Policy and Administration Students' Association RELIGIOUS STUDIES • Study religious expression in a variety of cultures, including those of India, China, Korea and Native communities of North America. • Visit the historical places discussed in class through a York International study abroad program. Assess the history, development and role of religion in today's multicultural and secular world. Through lectures and tutorials, you'll examine questions about life, death and suffering, the nature of good and evil, and the role of the self in society. You'll also explore how and why humans have appealed to spirituality and the divine as they've struggled to make sense of themselves and their world. Concentrate your studies on particular religious traditions — for example, Islam or Confucianism — or pursue a more comparative approach. Gain a solid foundation in the analysis of sophisticated texts and improve your research and writing skills to prepare for graduate studies or professions such as law, education, social work and counselling, as well as careers in the media or in religious institutions. Pair your degree with a certificate in Jewish Studies. See page 28 for more information. yorku.ca/laps/programs/rels CAREER OPTIONS Lawyer, educator, social worker, counsellor COURSES INCLUDE Religion and Technology; Sex and Violence in the Hebrew Bible; Sikh History and Thought; Women in Islam

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