Interdisciplinary Social Science

Interdisciplinary Social Science

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Dedicate your studies to interdisciplinary thought and transformation. 

Gain a sound foundation in social theory and practice. Explore diverse topics and methods, examine issues like inequality and the effects of power, climate change and settler colonialism through critical perspectives. Critically examine historical and contemporary issues related to social and political thought, social justice and diversity, sustainability and the environment, social exclusion and identity, diaspora and global development.

Learn from our award-winning professors. Benefit from their engagement in international research through MediaClimate, the Toda Peace Institute, York’s Green Campus Coop, the Canadian Fair Trade Network and the Canadian Association for Studies in Cooperation.

What you’ll learn

  • How to conceptualize and engage in social transformation, and develop critical thinking, reading and writing skills.
  • Understand aspects of land, food and climate justice and self, culture and society, as well as the role of thought in shaping society
  • Gain a social justice perspective and empowerment through education. Learn the value of participating actively in civic life.

Hands-on experiences 

  • the on-campus Maloca Community Gardens and local Black Creek Community Farms to learn about sustainability, food security and food sovereignty;
  • the Royal Ontario Museum, where you’ll learn about analyzing objects through phenomenology;
  • and the City of Toronto Archives, to learn how to approach historical material.

Questions?

Contact us at goyork@yorku.ca 

Program Details


Offered by

Liberal Arts & Professional Studies


Offered at

  • Keele Campus

Degrees offered

BA


Ways to study

Full-Time, Part-Time


Fall entry

Yes (first and upper year)


Winter entry

Yes (first and upper year)


Summer entry

Yes (first and upper year)


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