Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

2016-2017 This is LA&PS Viewbook

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7 DEGREE PROGRAMS 7 AFRICAN STUDIES • Critically examine the multiple dimensions of Africa and its people, including its influence in the Americas on R&B and jazz. • Get involved with one of our active student organizations and network at engaging events such as the All-Africa Students' Conference. Explore issues of social, political, economic and cultural development from pre-colonial Africa to the present day. Our program will offer you the challenge of personal and political insight, and will encourage you to grow intellectually beyond the confines of traditional academic learning. From ancient history to contemporary challenges, from the Congo to Libya and foreign influence throughout the continent, modern Africa poses challenges and opportunities worthy of serious study. Pursue your individual interests in Africa through courses that offer a variety of approaches to the area in a number of different disciplines. yorku.ca/laps/programs/afrs CAREER OPTIONS Diplomat, educator, international development officer, policy maker COURSES INCLUDE Introduction to African Studies; African Dance; African Diasporas; African Literature; African Popular Culture; Culture, Development and Democracy in Africa STUDENT GROUPS INCLUDE African Studies Student Association ANTHROPOLOGY • Gain the critical analytic tools to understand our place in the social and cultural diversity of the world, past and present. • Take courses that engage in topics such as development and the environment in local and global contexts; media and popular culture; health, illness and disability; gender and sexualities; and violence and conflict. This interdisciplinary program focuses on a comparative study of the world's societies. You'll learn the anthropological perspective on the differences and the similarities among and between these living societies and cultures in today's world. Our world is constantly changing and its peoples are interconnected by new and powerful economic, cultural and technological forces. Develop the knowledge and skills to think critically and productively about how concepts such as class, race, gender and ethnic identities are produced and expressed in shifting local and global contexts of power. Our overall goal is to help you become an informed global citizen. See page 30 for related graduate programs in Social Anthropology. yorku.ca/laps/programs/anth CAREER OPTIONS Non-governmental organization health worker, development worker, foreign affairs policy analyst, educator COURSES INCLUDE Advocacy and Social Movements; Cultures of the Web; Indigenous Minorities and Human Rights; Race, Racism and Popular Culture STUDENT GROUPS INCLUDE Anthropology Student Association

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