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March Break U
March 10 - 14th, 2014

Get a taste of student life by visiting us for a day during March Break and having the opportunity to:

Questions?
Andrea Goren, Senior Student Recruitment Officer
agoren@glendon.yorku.ca
416-736-2100 ext. 88188

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Student Recruitment and Applicant Relations
liaison@glendon.yorku.ca or 416-487-6710
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9am - 4pm. Wednesdays, 10am - 6pm.


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Interactive Workshops

The Leadership Lifestyle
Stressed about your future and success? Want to become a better leader? Many of us are looking for that edge in school, in sports or music, or at work that will help us to succeed and to be happy. What many of us don't know is that we don't need to look too far for that edge because it exists within us. In this workshop, that edge is a deeper understanding and application of our personal leadership power. Leadership isn't only for people with position, status, and money. In fact, leadership has nothing to do with those surface-level attributes. Leadership is actually a commitment to living a life of deep, enduring, and sustainable happiness. Leadership is a lifestyle choice. Making this choice involves using one's time and energy effectively. In this interactive workshop, participants will be exposed to some life changing tips for leadership success:

  • Master your mind to master your reality
  • You become your conversations & your associations
  • Be yourself and do what you love

Preparing for a Fabulous First Year
How is university different from high school? How can I enrol in my classes? What does orientation week involve? Where can I go if I need help? This workshop will offer you great insights on how to prepare yourself for first year of university and beyond. We will answer questions about your next steps, student life, residence life and more.


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Campus Tours

Enjoy a 45-minute campus tour of our classrooms, library, dining hall, gallery, and gardens with our Student Ambassadors. Tours run daily 11:00-11:45am and 12:00-12:45pm.


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Money Matters Q & A

Ask our financial expert your questions about scholarships and bursaries, RESPs, OSAP, tuition, and more 10:00-11:00am and 1:00-2:00pm.


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Courses Available


















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BUSINESS ECONOMICS

Business in the Canadian Context (1st year)
Professor: Scott Cawfield
Monday 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Course description:
Business activities are highly influenced by the economic policies set by the Canadian government for local activities and by external governments for their international activities. This course presents various market conditions that set the economic environment and offers potential solutions for business practices and strategic decisions.

Corporate Finance II (4th year)
Professor: Robert J.E.M. Despatie
Thursday 12pm - 3pm

Course description:
Building on the principles introduced in Corporate Finance I, this course examines topics such as dividend policy; capital structure; the valuation of corporate debt; other corporate liabilities (including leases), options, mergers, international finance and corporate financial planning.

Managerial Accounting (2nd year)
Professor: Robert J.E.M. Despatie
Tuesday 12pm - 3pm

Course description:
Accounting information and understanding is necessary for those engaged in the planning and controlling of business activities. This course seeks to identify the accounting problems of management and to examine the accounting techniques available for consideration of those problems.


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CANADIAN STUDIES

Introduction aux études canadiennes (1re année)
Professor: Geoffrey Ewen
Thursday 9am - 12pm

Course description:
Ce cours constitue une introduction aux études canadiennes dans une perspective d'ouverture du Canada vis-à-vis le monde extérieur. Il présente une lecture des phénomènes reliés à la transition entre les sociétés traditionnelles autochtones et immigrantes, et celles connaissant le développement de la Modernité au Canada.

Introduction to Canadian Studies (1st year)
Professor: Colin Coates
Wednesday, 9am - 12pm

Course description:
This course provides basic knowledge of Canadian culture - history, literature and fine arts - from 1759 to the present, as well as an ongoing analysis of Canadian current affairs. This course is open to first- and second-year students.


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ECONOMICS

Économie de gestion (3e année)
Professor: Marie Lavoie
Tuesday 9am - 12pm

Course description:
Ce cours présente la théorie de I'organisation des firmes d'un point de vue économique et s'attarde sur les modes de fonctionnement de I'entreprise et sur les divers aspects qui définissent Ie processus de gestion.


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ENGLISH STUDIES

19th-Century British Literature (3rd year)
Professor: Danielle Russell
Tuesday 9am - 12pm

Course description:

Poetry and Poetics (2nd year)
Professor: Christopher Dewdney
Thursday 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Course description:
An introduction to the elements and types of poetry and to the special uses of language that occur in poetry.

The Literary Tradition of English (2nd year)
Professor: Richardine Woodall
Tuesday and Thursday 12pm - 1pm

Course description:
his course provides an introduction to the literary tradition of the English language from the medieval period to the 21st century. Historical and cultural backgrounds to major periods and authors are considered, and important works are selected for close study.

The Structure of English (1st year)
Professor: Shiv Upadhyay
Thurday 9am - 12pm

Course description:
This course offers practical linguistic tools for describing contemporary English, both spoken and written, including its sound system, vocabulary, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, style, and usage. Some attention is given to analyzing both literary texts and learner language.

The Structure of English (1st year)
Professor: Shiv Upadhyay
Tuesday 12pm - 3pm (COURSE FULL)

Course description:
This course offers practical linguistic tools for describing contemporary English, both spoken and written, including its sound system, vocabulary, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, style, and usage. Some attention is given to analyzing both literary texts and learner language.


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ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH STUDIES

Communication, Health and Environment (1st year)
Professor: Charles-Antoine Rouyer
Tuesday, 9am - 12pm and 3pm-6pm

Course description:
This course connects the three areas of communication, health and environment by exploring the interrelationships between human health and the health of natural and socio-economic environments. It also addresses the influence of mass communication in relation to public policy pertaining to human and ecosystem health. Throughout the course, the sustainability concept is used as a guiding principle.


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FRENCH STUDIES

Pratiques de rédaction : l'argumentation (2e année) **Pour des étudiants francophones seulement. For Francophone students only**
Professor: Sylvie Clamageran
Thursday 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Course description:
Ce cours a pour objet l'analyse et la rédaction de textes argumentatifs et s'appuie sur l'observation et la mise en oeuvre de la description, de l'explication et de l'argumentation dans la phrase, le paragraphe et le texte. Il inclut l'étude systématique des outils linguistiques nécessaires à la compréhension et à la production de textes argumentatifs.

Stylistique française II : écriture d'une nouvelle (3e année)
Professor: Marie-Hélène Larochelle
Tuesday 12pm - 3pm

Course description:
Ce cours est la suite du cours Stylistique française I : écriture d'un article mais centré sur la création littéraire. Le travail final est la composition d'une nouvelle.


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HISTORY

Ancient History Part I (2nd year)
Professor: Ian Gentles
Eng: Wednesday 3:30pm - 5pm and Friday 1:30pm - 3pm

Course description:
This course explores ancient Mediterranean history from the early third millennium BCE through the rise and fall of Alexander the Great in the third century BCE. Proceeding chronologically, the course emphasizes the interdependence of social-political developments and intellectual-cultural movements.

England in the Century of Revolution, 1625-1689 (4th year)
Professor: Ian Gentles
Friday 10am - 12pm

Course description:
This course examines English politics and society during the seventeenth-century European general crisis, showing how intellectual and cultural changes surrounding the 1640-60 and 1688-89 Revolutions prepared the way for Britain's emergence as a major world power in the eighteenth century.

Histoire du Canada (2e année)
Professor: Geoffrey Ewen
Wednesday 9am - 12pm

Course description:
Aperçu du développement social, économique, politique et culturel du Canada. Nous porterons une attention particulière à l'évolution économique, à la stratification sociale et aux rapports entretenus entre les deux nations qui composent le Canada.

The History of Anglo-Saxon England (3rd year)
Professor: Jonathan Herold
Monday 12:00pm - 3:00 pm

Course description:
This course surveys the history of early medieval England, ca. 400-1135 CE. Consideration of distinctive "English" social and institutional developments is viewed in relation to historical interactions among both earlier and contemporaneous European cultures.


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INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Culture and Power in the Americas (1st year)
Professor: James Cypher
Tuesday 9am - 11am

Course description:
This course begins with the cultural clashes between First Nations and European settlers in the Americas, moves through independence, the rise of nation-states, and the hemispheric connections created by international relations, war, migration, trade, and the process of globalization.

Diplomacy (4th year)
Professor: Awalou Ouedraogo
Thursday 3pm - 6pm

Course description:
The course examines the history and nature of diplomacy, its role in international politics, its various dimensions, the changes that it has undergone as in its development and practice, particularly economic negotiations, and its future either as an alternative or complement to the use of force.

Global Geography: Physical and Human Aspects (2nd year)
Professor: Stanislav Kirschbaum
Thursday, 9am - 12pm

Course description:
An introduction to the main geographical concepts of and approaches to the study of humans-nature relationship, notably humans and the biosphere, the spatial dimension of the development of societies, cultures and civilizations and the multilevel management of space (local, national, global).

International Peace, Security and Human Rights (3rd year)
Professor: Awalou Ouedraogo
Tuesday 9am - 12pm

Course description:
Interdisciplinary and multicultural introduction to the international peace, security and human rights dimension of international society. The course emphasizes the evolution of thought and practices in this area and stresses the interconnectedness of the international security and prosperity quests.

La Société internationale : Histoire, Philosophie et Théories (2e année)
Professor: Awalou Ouedraogo
Eng: Tuesday 12pm - 3pm

Course description:
Introduction à l'étude des fondements historiques et philosophiques de la société internationale contemporaine, aux principaux modèles théoriques et méthodologiques de l'étude de la société internationale, y compris la question du niveau de l'analyse.


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LINGUISTICS & LANGUAGE STUDIES

Introduction à la typologie des langues appliquée au français (3è année)
Professor: Philippe Bourdin
Tuesday 12pm - 3pm

Course description:
Ce cours vise tout à la fois à initier les étudiants aux concepts clés de la typologie des langues et à réexaminer avec eux, dans le cadre conceptuel ainsi établi, quelques grandes questions de grammaire du français.

Introduction to Linguistics (1st year)
Professor: Bruce Connell
Monday 9am - 12pm

Course description:
This course introduces the theory and technique of linguistics with illustrations mainly from English. Core areas of study will include phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Other areas include pragmatics, discourse analysis and historical linguistics.


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MATHEMATICS

Analyse réelle (4è année)
Professor: Abdeslem Lyaghfouri
Tuesday and Thursday 3:30pm - 5pm

Course description:
Ce cours propose une étude rigoureuse de l'analyse réelle. Parmi les sujets traités figureront les notions de base de topologie; limite et continuité, fonctions à variations bornées, l'intégrale de Riemann-Stieltjes, les suites et séries de fonctions, l'intégrale de Lebesgue; et eventuellement des séries de Fourier.

Calcul des fonctions de plusieurs variables (2è année)
Professor: Samia Challal
Tuesday and Thursday 1pm - 3pm

Course description:
Les sujects traités incluent le calcul vectoriel en Rn, les dérivés partielles des fonctions de plusieurs variables, les suites et les séries numériques, les séries de Taylor, l'optimisation des fonctions de plusieurs variables, les intégrales doubles et triples et le théorème de Green.

Mathematics of Investment and Actuarial Science (2nd year)
Professor: Mario Roy
Tuesday 5pm - 8pm

Course description:
This course covers simple and compound interest with applications to calculations of mortgage payments, yields on bonds, interest paid on installment loans. Topics also include depreciation, capitalization, annuities and continuous interest and mathematical theory of interest with applications to life annuities and life insurance.


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PHILOSOPHY

Introduction à la philosophie : les grands penseurs (1re année)
Professor: Georges Moyal
Tuesday and Thursday 10:30am - 12pm

Course description:
Vue d'ensemble de l'histoire de la pensée européenne de l'Antiquité grecque à nos jours, dont le but est de mettre en évidence les rapports entre la philosophie d'une part, et les sciences, la politique, la religion et l'art d'autre part.

Truth, Mind and Reality (2nd year)
Professor: Christopher Campbell
Wednesday 12pm - 3pm

Course description:
This course is an introduction to three core areas of Philosophy. It deals with epistemology (the nature and scope of human knowledge); metaphysics (categories of being; freedom and fatalism); and philosophy of mind (personal identity, knowledge of other minds).


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POLITICAL SCIENCE

Introduction à la politique canadienne (2e année)
Professor: Alexandre Brassard
Thursday 6pm - 9pm

Course description:
Ce cours aborde le processus politique an Canada en examinant l'évolution du système fédéral, de la culture politique, des principales institutions législatives, exécutives, judiciaires et administratives ainsi que le rôle des groupes de pression, des partis politiques, du système électoral et des principaux acteurs politiques.

Introduction to International Relations (2nd year)
Professor: Ellen Gutterman
Tuesday 12pm - 2pm

Course description:
A study of the nature of international politics, with special attention given to the conditions and consequences of war and peace among nation states; the impact on the international system of factors such as the politics of food, environment, population, the sea-bed and outer space, multinational corporations and cartels of raw-materials producers, the call for a new international economic order.

Politique publique comparée (3e année)
Professor: Ian Roberge
Tuesday 9am - 12pm

Course description:
S'appuyant sur des études de cas provenant de plusieurs pays, ce cours compare l'influence des institutions, des intérêts et des idées dans le développement et la mise en oeuvre des politiques publiques.


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PSYCHOLOGY

Human Neuropsychology (3rd year)
Professor: Guy Proulx
Tuesday 9am - 12pm

Course description:
Neuropsychology is concerned with the behavioural expression of brain dysfunction. This course will review the major neuropsychological disorders associated with brain dysfunction and the mechanisms underlying these deficits. Recovery and advances in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment will also be discussed.

Humans as Primates: Comparative Evolutionary Views (3rd year)
Professor: Anne Russon
Tuesday 12pm - 3pm

Course description:
This course discusses non-human primate research from comparative, developmental and evolutionary perspectives, focusing on its implications for human psychology. Topics may include primate evolution (brain/behaviour) and ecology, parenting, mating, social dominance/affiliation, language, deception, self-awareness, cognition and imitation.

Intermediate Experimental Psychology (3rd year)
Professor: Josée Rivest
Tuesday 1pm - 3pm

Course description:
The major focus of the course is on applications of the principles taught in the first-term course in the context of empirical projects that students plan and carry out in association with the course instructors. In addition, students are introduced to the use of the basis statistical tools and discussion also focuses on research as an on-going enterprise.

Introduction à la psychologie (2è année)
Professor: Genevieve Quintin
Wednesday 9am - 12pm

Course description:
Revue générale des sujets de base en psychologie tels que la pensée et le langage, la sensation et la perception, l'apprentissage et la modification du comportement, le comportement social, le développement, la personnalité, la motivation, la psychologie anormale, et la base physiologique du comportement.

Introduction to Psychology (2nd year)
Professor: Richard Lalonde
Wednesday 9am - 12pm

Course description:
An overview of the discipline of psychology, which includes sensation and perception, learning and behaviour modification, social psychology, developmental psychology, personality, motivation, abnormal psychology and psychobiology.

L'apprentissage et la modification du comportement (3e année)
Professor: Genevieve Quintin
Monday 12pm - 3pm

Course description:
Ce cours a pour but d'initier l'étudiant aux phénomènes et aux théories de base de la psychologie de l'apprentissage, ainsi qu'à certaines applications de ces données de base dans des milieux thérapeutiques.


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SOCIOLOGY

Introduction to Communication: Theory and Practice/Introduction à la communication: Théorie et pratique (2nd year/2e année)
Professor: Jennifer Sipos-Smith
Tuesday 6pm - 9pm

Course description:
The course introduces students to the human aspect of communication. Students observe, experience, and practice the theories and forms of communication that impact on individuals, organizations and the public sphere, in a multicultural and bilingual context./Ce cours introduit les étudiants à l'aspect humain de la communication. Les étudiants observent, font l'expérience et pratiquent les théories et formes de communication qui ont un impact sur les individus, les organisations et la vie publique, dans un contexte multiculturel et bilingue.

Leadership, Influence and Change (3rd year)
Professor: Jennifer Sipos-Smith
Thursday 9am - 12pm

Course description:
This course analyzes leadership, influence and change strategies used to gain commitment and foster collaboration for organizational change. Students observe, experience and practise the foundation for leadership effectiveness, gaining influence and communication skills to achieve personal, professional and organizational change.

Perspectives on Human Nature (2nd year)
Professor: Mike Palamarek
Wednesday 9am - 11am

Course description:
A multidisciplinary study of a range of influential yet contrasting images of man or models of human nature encountered in the contemporary humanities and social sciences. Perspectives surveyed include those of such 19th- and 20th-century thinkers as Kierkegaard, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Heidegger, Sartre, and De Beauvoir.

Religion, Media, Culture (4th year)
Professor: Veronique Tomaszewski
Thursday 12pm - 3pm

Course description:
This course is an interdisciplinary investigation of how religion is mediated in culture through mass media (television, radio, the press) as well as through electronic media (internet, video games) and popular culture (film).


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SPANISH

Étude avancée de la langue et de la stylistique espagnoles (3e année)
Professor: Diego Arias Fuentes
Wednesday 3pm - 6pm

Course description:
Ce cours est une révision générale des aspects les plus difficiles de la grammaire espagnole à travers des exercices avancés portant sur la lecture, l'écriture et la conversation. L'accent est mis sur le perfectionnement de l'expression orale et écrite chez les étudiants, ainsi que sur les aspects stylistiques de la langue. Les étudiants apprenent à écrire une dissertation. Langue d'enseignement : l'espagnol avec référence au français.

Spanish Literature and Civilization (3rd year)
Professor: Diego Arias Fuentes
Tuesday 3pm - 6pm

Course description:
This course studies Spanish literature, civilization and other art forms with empahsis on historically different literary periods and streams. It prepares students for more advanced courses in the Hispanic Studies program. Language of instruction: Spanish. Prerequisite: GL/SP 2000 6.00 and GL/SP 2100 6.00 or permission of the Department.


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TRANSLATION

History, Societies & Translation II (4th year)
Professor: Caroline Disler
Tuesday 12pm - 3pm

Course description:
The evolution of Western civilization is explored from early Christianity to the Industrial Revolution from a cross-cultural perspective, with special emphasis on societies and languages in contact, and the dissemination of knowledge and cultural exchange through translation.

Introduction to Translation into English II (2nd year)
Professor: Julie McDonough-Dolmaya
Tuesday and Thursday 4:30pm - 6pm

Course description:
Students build on their understanding of translation in specialized fields. They continue to acquire specialized translation strategies. They increase and apply their knowledge of research tools and resources, learn techniques for resolving translation problems, and practice appropriate English usage.

Translation of Specialized Texts into English II (2nd year)
Professor: Libbie Mangerel
Tuesday and Thursday 4:30pm - 6pm

Course description:
Students build on their understanding of translation strategies. Knowledge in a chosen field is expanded by reading specialized texts and participating in discussions. Texts will vary in their genre, register and complexity.


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WOMEN'S STUDIES

Women and Religion (3rd year)
Professor: Veronique Tomaszewski
Monday 12pm - 3pm

Course description:
The contemporary women's spirituality movement may be divided into those who seek reform within traditional religious institutions and those who are creating new forms through such practices as goddess worship. We will apply the social scientific perspectives of Durkheim, Jung, Berger and Geertz to the work of such authors as Rosemary Ruether, Judith Plaskow and Carol Christ. Topics include: definitions and theories of religion; myth; ritual; mystic experience; Goddess literature; feminist critiques of traditional religion.


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Student Recruitment and Applicant Relations
Glendon Campus - B108 York Hall | 2275 Bayview Avenue | Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M6
Telephone: 416-487-6710 | Email: liaison@glendon.yorku.ca