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2016-2017 This is LA&PS Viewbook

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25 DEGREE PROGRAMS 25 SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES • Our program engages with the contemporary South Asian diaspora, which has become a significant and powerful presence in Canada and elsewhere. • Learn from professors who are actively engaged in research throughout the region and the diaspora, and who bring their contemporary findings into the classroom. Explore different parts of South Asia, (such as India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh) as well as the diaspora (in the Caribbean, Canada, Europe and the United States) in courses that are organized around selected themes in culture, history, politics, religion, economics, literature and development. Given that contemporary South Asia has emerged as a major world force faced with unprecedented social and political changes, our program offers grounded and expert analyses of challenges and opportunities that face the region. Complement your degree with a certificate in International Development Studies or Political Science. See page 28 for more information. yorku.ca/laps/programs/sast CAREER OPTIONS International development worker, lawyer, researcher, translator COURSES INCLUDE Elementary Hindi-Urdu; Life, Culture and the Arts; South Asian Literary Activism; The Global South; Music of Bollywood; Sikh History and Thought SPANISH • Explore the language, literatures and cultures of the third most-spoken language in the world, represented by more than 400 million speakers in 25 countries. • Participate in study-abroad and summer-internship programs in Spain and Latin America. Engage with the language, literatures and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world in all their magnitude and diversity. Interact with faculty specializing in various areas of leading- edge research on Spain and Latin America. Master listening, reading, writing and speaking in Spanish, while discovering the Spanish-speaking world's social and cultural context. Spanish courses explore a wide variety of topics: the 900- year literary tradition of Spain, the innovative work of Latin America's writers and the social, historical and pedagogical aspects of Spanish linguistics. Publish in the student literary magazine Entre Voc/zes; connect with community and university-wide activities, lectures, theatre and music/literary events; gain valuable research and cross-cultural skills; and build your international networks by participating in faculty-led research projects. yorku.ca/laps/programs/span CAREER OPTIONS Lawyer, Foreign Service worker, international trade and development expert COURSES INCLUDE Literature and Music in Spanish America; Otherness in Spanish Literature & Film; Gender and Genre Negotiation: Short Fiction in 20th-Century Spain; Theatre of the Golden Age; Varieties of Spanish Worldwide; History of the Spanish Language STUDENT GROUPS INCLUDE Entre Voc/zes Literary Magazine UNDECLARED MAJOR • Interested in both Spanish and economics? Not sure if business or sociology is your calling? Use your first year of university to explore your interests before committing to a major. • Discover your passion without the pressure. Postpone declaring your major so you can take a variety of courses that interest you. The Undecided Major program allows you to begin your first year of university study without having to select a program in which to major. Instead, you are given the opportunity to take courses in a variety of programs and departments in order to find out which programs interest you most. You have the flexibility to pursue your interests, explore your options and develop your strengths and academic skills without the pressure of deciding on a major right away. Jump right into your university education, meet other students with a wide range of interests, share ideas to spark your imagination, develop critical-thinking, study and research skills, and truly discover where your passions lie. When it's time to decide what to major in, you will be confident in your choice. This option is only available to students entering their first year of university study. Once you complete 24 credits, you then choose your major. yorku.ca/laps/programs/unma

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