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2016-2017 This is LA&PS Viewbook

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28 2 0 1 6 — 2 0 1 7 28 CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS 28 2 0 1 6 — 2 0 1 7 ADD A UNIQUE ELEMENT TO YOUR DEGREE The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies offers an exceptional array of advanced, cross-disciplinary, general and professional certificates. Boost your competitive edge and gain sophisticated knowledge and skills with one of our dynamic options. Certificate programs often range from two to three semesters and can be completed alongside a degree or after the completion of a degree. yorku.ca/laps/certificates ACCOUNTING Sharpen your professional accounting skills and prepare for an accounting designation. You'll gain specialized training in financial and management accounting, personal and corporate income taxation, and advanced financial applications. ANTI-RACIST RESEARCH & PRACTICE Develop comprehensive knowledge about how to challenge systemic and institutional racism. Ideal for individuals who encounter racism or cultural issues as part of their job or those involved in anti-racism research, education or organizational development. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT Prepare to meet the demands of this exciting and rapidly expanding profession. You'll develop an understanding of the Emergency Management Response Cycle, including hazard identification, risk analysis/ evaluation/mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. FINANCIAL PLANNING Learn about specific areas such as risk management, investment and taxation, and develop the ability to integrate and analyze all aspects of a client's financial needs. This certificate is approved by the FPSC for writing the CFP examinations. GENDER & WOMEN'S STUDIES Explore the lives and experiences of women historically and cross-culturally, and critically examine the social, political and economic institutions that shape their lives. Designed for students with no previous exposure to women's studies. ADVANCED GENDER & WOMEN'S STUDIES An advanced focus on gender, women's studies and feminist theory; excellent preparation for those who wish to enter York's renowned School of Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies and ideal if you are pursuing or have completed an undergraduate degree or for those who plan to attend graduate school with a focus on gender, feminism, sexuality and/or women's studies. GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS & REMOTE SENSING Learn the theory of GIS and RS and the practical ways these tools can be applied to learn more about our environment. Ideal for those interested in banking, hydro, environmental planning, mining or government. HEALTH SERVICES FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT Accountability for decision making in health-service organizations has never been more important. This certificate provides the skills and critical insight necessary to effectively manage health service organizations and contribute in a beneficial way to the health system. HEBREW & JEWISH STUDIES Explore the Jewish experience from a range of disciplines, including history, literature, archaeology, and classical and modern Hebrew language. HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT Tackle today's key HR management challenges. All courses have been approved by the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario and count as the academic component of the Certified Human Resources Professional Designation. INDIGENOUS STUDIES Acquire a deeper understanding of the relationship between Aboriginal peoples and Canadians. Ideal for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students for whom knowledge of Aboriginal peoples' histories, cultures and current issues may have particular relevance to their chosen career paths or academic studies. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AUDITING & ASSURANCE Complement your main program of study with expertise in the IT field. Ideal preparation for the Information Systems Auditor designation from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association. INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Acquire specialized knowledge about the field of investment management. This certificate provides both insightful analysis of the global financial industry and in-depth preparation for pursuing the CFA designation. LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY Prepare for work at the local, national or global level with a proficiency certificate in any of the following languages: Chinese, French (basic, advanced or intermediate), German, Italian, Japanese, Modern Greek, Modern Hebrew, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish. LAW & SOCIETY Understand the importance of the relationship between law and society and gain critical skills for socio-legal study and research. Explore different approaches to law and sharpen your view of law as it applies to everyday life.

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