Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

2016-2017 This is LA&PS Viewbook

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26 2 0 1 6 — 2 0 1 7 26 UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS 26 2 0 1 6 — 2 0 1 7 UNITED STATES STUDIES • The study of the United States sheds light on a nation that has had a great impact on Canadian development, global politics and many fields of culture. • The program brings together many disciplines and provides new approaches to the analysis of diverse materials. United States Studies is a program for anyone who wants to develop an in-depth understanding of the history and culture of Canada's nearest neighbour. While everyone will take an introductory and capstone course, students can choose to explore particular areas such as music, film, art, literature, history or political science. Those enrolled will have the opportunity to investigate rock n' roll, Hollywood cinema, African-American history, the novels of Hemingway and Steinbeck, and congressional politics. Students will learn new approaches and discover how to bring together material from different fields. yorku.ca/laps/programs/usst CAREER OPTIONS Educator, diplomat, politician, financial or investment adviser, artist, musician, filmmaker, writer, lawyer COURSES INCLUDE The United States in the World; Black Women's Writing; African-American Music; Comics and Cartoons; Edgar Allan Poe; The Immigrant Experience; Rise and Fall of the Hollywood Musical URBAN STUDIES • We stress first-hand fieldwork of the social and spatial fabrics of cities. • You'll explore a range of perspectives on cities and their citizens. The city is among the most fundamental of human institutions. Throughout history, cities have been sites of innovation in economic, political and cultural life — centres of trade, seats of empire and the locale of scientific, social and artistic creativity. Cities retain these roles today and are home to a growing majority of the world's population who increasingly live in large metropolitan regions of several million people. Often, as in many Canadian cities, these urban regions are marked by complex social diversity, striking contrasts of wealth and poverty, and a challenging array of planning and environmental dilemmas. We also offer a certificate in Urban Studies for non-Urban Studies majors. See page 28 for more information. yorku.ca/laps/programs/urst CAREER OPTIONS Architect, journalist, municipal government officer, urban planner COURSES INCLUDE Asian Cities in Context; City Lives and City Forms; Urban Analysis; Urban Field Experience STUDENT GROUPS INCLUDE Federation of Urban Studies Students WORK & LABOUR STUDIES • Learn about the world of work and labour relations from practitioners and leading scholars in the field. • Situate your own workplace experience in the historical and contemporary context of labour relations in Canada and around the world, and link classroom learning with real-world issues through our fourth-year placement and simulation courses. Most of us will spend an enormous portion of our lives working. Our identities, our material security, our ability to fulfill our personal goals and contribute to community life all depend upon the kinds of work we get and the relationships we engage in once there. Today, in our globalized world, the availability and organization of work is being dramatically transformed. If you want to understand issues arising from work and employment, the impact of globalization and the role of unions and social movements in trying to make work better for everyone, this program is for you. We'll shed light on the dynamics of the workplace and how our experience of work is changing. We'll also help you to develop fresh and critical insights into your current and future working life. yorku.ca/laps/programs/work CAREER OPTIONS Career counsellor, industrial relations manager, labour market researcher, occupational health and safety officer, labour policy analyst, union organizer COURSES INCLUDE The Future of Work; Labour and Globalization; Labour Relations Simulation; Law, Labour and the State; Women and Work; and Labour Studies Placement STUDENT GROUPS INCLUDE Work & Labour Studies Students' Association

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