Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

2016-2017 This is LA&PS Viewbook

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" Travelling to South Africa has been the type of experience that has defined me as a person. The local people welcomed us with open arms and taught us about their culture, language and beliefs. I encourage all students to go abroad and explore the beauty of another culture." Welcome to our unique Faculty, and to our exceptional range of programs that will surely open up exciting new pathways for you. Combine our majors, minors and certificates to gain the depth and breadth that will set you apart. Our programs offer bold perspectives and a wealth of experiential opportunities, both at home and abroad. Develop a marketing plan for a local business, design a community improvement project, do a work placement or go on an international exchange. It is all possible in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. The academic excellence of our programs has recently been recognized by the highly respected Times Higher Education World University Rankings, which now ranks York among the world's 100 leading universities in the social sciences and humanities. Our professors are leading academics and practitioners committed to your success. Our graduate programs excel in mentoring our next generation of scholars. Together with your professors at York, you will acquire specialized knowledge and produce independent research that will impact the world around you in ways you cannot imagine. We accept no boundaries in the world of knowledge. Neither should you. Our graduates are thinkers and doers, executors and innovators at the same time. I encourage you to make the most of university life. Complement your studies with the full array of student activities, clubs, volunteer opportunities and social events that make our campus a truly exciting student community. I look forward to seeing you on campus. Professor Ananya Mukherjee-Reed Dean WELCOME FROM THE DEAN LA&PS GIVES YOU THE WORLD Don't just learn about the world — experience it. Choose the International Bachelor of Arts (iBA) program, which integrates language study with education abroad. Participate in an exchange program at more than 40 universities around the world. Spend your summer on an internship abroad or earning credits with the LA&PS YorkU Abroad program. Even if you don't travel with your studies you'll gain a global experience right here at York, where you're immersed in the diverse ideas and cultures of students from more than 100 countries. Students in the Children's Culture in Context course know first-hand the benefits of an international experience. The class of 15 travelled to Limpopo, South Africa, to focus on applied learning that supports children and young people in communities around the world. According to student Josh Sintzel (pictured at left participating in a local dance known as tshifasi) the opportunity to engage with children and learn about their local culture was life-changing. yorku.ca/laps/international 2 2 0 1 6 — 2 0 1 7

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