iBA

Anthropology

Anthropology explores some of the great mysteries of humanity. Engage in topics such as media and culture, health and illness, gender and sexuality, development, religion and science and displaced peoples. Learn to think critically about how concepts such as class, race, gender and ethnic identity are produced and expressed in contexts of power around the world.

Business Economics / Économie et commerce

Gain insight and international perspectives on strategic competition, the internal organization of firms and challenges facing businesses. Equipped with communications and problem-solving skills our bilingual, business-trained graduates have a professional edge in the workplace.

Canadian Studies / Études canadiennes

We offer the unique opportunity to study national issues in both official languages, a key advantage if you’re considering government work. You’ll develop a multi-dimensional understanding of the country—our political and legal systems, languages, cultures, history and more—and will learn how these particulars shape Canada’s position in the global arena.

Communication Studies

The program looks at the social roles of media and communication, examining how people gather, share and use information. You’ll study the theoretical and historical foundations of media, theories of communication processes, relationships between media and identity and the expanding role of digital communication and new media in our increasingly globalized society.

Communications

As a student in the only bilingual Communications program in southern Ontario, you'll be well prepared to meet a global industry need for qualified bilingual communications professionals with an international perspective. Take courses in French and English within three concentrations: Communication, Culture & Society; Organizations & Communication; and Technology & Communication. 

Computer Science

Computer Science blends theoretical knowledge and practical skills to explore intriguing topics — computer systems that mimic human vision or the design of pharmaceutical drugs. Explore the theoretical limitations of computing and learn about the methodologies that lead to efficient, accurate computation. Liberal arts or science courses complement your Computer Science study in the BA or BSc program. The iBA, iBSc or the dual-degree option add an international component to your learning.

Drama Studies / Études d'art dramatique

Our program focuses on drama as both a study of literature and as performance. Integrate your studies with the examination of language, literature, critical theory, performance media and other genres such as film, television and opera. You can also add courses in other academic areas to give you a degree with breadth.

Economics / Science économique

Studying Economics gives you insights into how people and organizations choose to distribute limited resources across competing areas. Our program provides a unique balance between technical analysis and skill-building, with the application to real-world problems. You’ll also learn about management, international labour markets, the fundamentals of economic theory and more.

English Studies / Études anglaises

Study many aspects of the English language — literature, linguistics, drama — from a wide range of perspectives, with compelling courses such as Children’s Literature, Creative Writing and English as a World Language. Small classes will encourage discussions. Interested in teaching? Combine your degree with our certificate in Teaching English as an International Language.

Environmental & Health Studies / Études sur l'environnement et la santé

Develop a thorough understanding of important environmental, ecological, biomedical and health-related issues from a mainly biological perspective. Armed with a social vision of health, you’ll be well prepared for further studies in law, education, the biomedical and environmental sciences, as well as for work in health administration, policy and advocacy.

European Studies

From the Douro to the Don and from Tromsø to Tripoli, this program takes you through Europe’s evolution from the Middle Ages to today. Choose a broad European education or focus on a specific country. To fully understand Europe, you’ll take one course in a European language and have the opportunity to study abroad.

French Studies

Improve your oral and written proficiency in the French language and develop the critical-thinking skills that Canadian and international employers admire. Explore the francophone world and the diversity of its art, cultures and societies. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in exchange programs in Quebec and with universities in France. Major in French Studies or combine your program with a vast array of choices, including the Bachelor of Education.

French Studies / Études françaises

Named the Centre of Excellence for French Language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education by the Government of Ontario, Glendon provides the ideal bilingual setting to study French language, literature, linguistics and culture. Our tailored approach to learning French will help improve your communication, and you can practice what you’ve learned on exchange, with (or without) our unique iBA, at the Sorbonne or other universities.

Gender & Women's Studies / Études des femmes et de genre

With an emphasis on international issues, our program is based in our inclusive, progressive dual-campus community. Apply theory to real life through hands-on involvement in organizations, including our Women & Trans Centre, York’s Centre for Human Rights, our student-run advocacy organization GLgbt* and more. Interested in Sexuality Studies? Consider combining your degree with our certificate program.

Geography

Geography is a unique discipline that rests on all three pillars of intellectual life: the physical sciences, the social sciences and the humanities. Geography is a cutting-edge field that examines some of the world’s most critical issues, including resource depletion, human migration, globalization, geopolitics, social inequality and environmental vulnerability.

German Studies

German Studies is an interdisciplinary program that introduces you to aspects of German culture ranging from language, literature and film studies to history, urban studies, political science, museum studies and women’s studies. You’ll gain a unique intercultural perspective indispensable for meeting the challenges of our increasingly global world.

History

History provides us with a valuable road map to the future. By studying the past, you’ll deepen your understanding of the present and acquire the skills necessary to succeed in today’s world: critical thinking and analysis, research, and effective oral and written communication. Whatever historical period you’re interested in, this program has courses designed for you.

History / Histoire

Specializing in the history of Europe, the Americas and the Near East, this program will nurture your historical interests with courses in English or French. Our small classes will facilitate an in-depth exploration of the past. Want to experience historical sites first-hand? Consider an international exchange with (or without) our iBA program.

Humanities

Question everything. Humanities promotes a critical approach that, in encouraging you to question preconceived assumptions, enables you to appreciate cultural diversity and function effectively in a globalized world. You’ll study human cultures, their forms of expression and their philosophical, religious, political, scientific and aesthetic values.

Individualized Studies / Programmes individuels

Individualized Studies, an upper-year entry program, allows you to build a program from areas of special interest to you under the guidance of a professor acting as your academic adviser. Our instructors will provide the time and support required to develop a program of study that meets your academic and career goals.

International Studies / Études internationales

Our prestigious International Studies program — the country’s first — has a strong reputation locally and internationally. You’ll develop your understanding of international society while studying diplomacy, foreign policy and international law, development, organizations and cultures. Further fine-tune your international perspective through an iBA or an exchange program, or help organize our award-winning student-run Symposium conference (for academic credit!).

Italian Studies

Explore a rich assortment of courses in Italian language, linguistics, literature, culture, film, and Italian-Canadian studies. Students are also offered an opportunity to study abroad for the summer in Florence, Rome or Bologna.

Linguistics & Language Studies / Linguistique et sciences du langage

Thanks to our bilingual setting, you can complete your Linguistics & Language Studies in both English and French, with a growing Spanish course offering. Our program offers a rich menu of subjects, including phonetics, morphology, semantics, historical linguistics and sociolinguistics.

Mathematics / Mathématiques

We offer a selection of pure and applied math courses in both English and French. Not only will our small classes ensure that you receive personalized attention through the various stages of the learning process but we also have a drop-in Math Lab, where teaching assistants can offer their expertise.

Philosophy / Philosophie

Beyond offering traditional Philosophy in English and French, our program emphasizes applied and practical ethics. Interested in law school? Many of our students pair their degree with our certificate in Law & Social Thought, making an excellent combination to acquire the critical thinking skills needed to succeed on LSAT tests.

Political Science

Gain a thorough understanding of how governments, political parties, and the courts work. The Political Science program also sheds light on political movements in society and on the power relations of life.

Political Science / Science politique

Where better to study Political Science than at the campus Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson saw as a training ground for Canada’s future leaders? Our bilingual campus and small class sizes will help you develop your confidence in English and French (and maybe more languages), which is a key competitive advantage for work in government, law or the Foreign Service.

Sexuality Studies

Join an exciting community of scholars, writers, artists and activists who are redefining how we think about sex, gender and sexuality. What is sexuality in varying transnational and global contexts? How do age, class, gender, ethnicity, race, religion and other categories of difference, identity and power impact sexuality? Be part of this dynamic discussion.

Sexuality Studies / Études sur la sexualité

Be part of a community that is producing new ways of thinking about sex, gender and sexuality. With courses offered on both York campuses, you’ll apply theory to real life through hands-on involvement in organizations including our Women & Trans Centre, the Centre for Human Rights, student-run advocacy organizations GLgbt* and TBLGAY and more.

Sociology / Sociologie

Sociology is the study of social lives: how people connect in groups, how societies are organized and evolve. You’ll apply sociological perspectives to topics such as gender, deviant behaviour, family and other disciplines including International Studies, Psychology and Linguistics. Case in point: Dr. Joanna Robinson’s students lead a hands-on observational study of Toronto while applying the theories learned in class to their research.

Spanish (Hispanic Studies) / Études hispaniques

Build your skills by taking language courses at all levels, studying Spanish literature and linguistics and by exploring Hispanic culture, politics and heritage. Put your learning to use after class with salsa lessons or conversation workshops, or take your knowledge to the next level with a trilingual iBA exchange in a Spanish-speaking country.

Translation / Traduction

Now available as a direct-entry program, Glendon offers the only Translation degree program in southern Ontario. The campus’s bilingual environment provides access to many language resources, as well as to local and global internships. Enhance your certifications in English, French or Spanish; try a bilingual or trilingual iBA; or fine-tune your writing with the Certificate of Technical & Professional Communication.

Urban Studies

Delve into cities, urban social life and the relationship that cities have with other spaces. Explore the ways in which political institutions, social relations, economic systems, physical structures, ecological processes and cultural understandings weave together into the social fabric.

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