Regional Focus Courses

The following information on non-core courses is provided as a service to the students. Official course information is available in the York Courses Website.

AP/HUMA 1400 9.00 Culture and Society in East Asia

Offered: FW 2017-18, M 12.30-2.30
Program:
Course Director: TBD

Introduction to traditional East Asian civilization by examining daily life in 18th-century Peking and Edo (Tokyo), and their rural hinterland. Topics include the physical setting, social distinctions and occupations, arts and crafts, religion, literature and entertainment.

Note: This is an approved LA&PS General Education course

PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusion: AS/HUMA 1400 9.00.

AP/HUMA 2310 6.00 An Introduction to Caribbean Studies

Offered: FW 2017-18, W 11.30-2.30
Program:
Course Director: Maxin Wood

This course introduces students to the major cultural characteristics of the contemporary Caribbean through an examination of the writers, artists and scholars of the region.

Course credit exclusion: AP/HUMA 2310 9.00 (prior to Fall 2014).

PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusions: AS/HUMA 2310 9.00.

AP/SOSC 2435 6.00 Introduction to South Asian Studies

Not Offered: 2017-18
Program:
Course Director:

This course introduces students to contemporary South Asia by exploring the following themes: history and political economy; institutions and governments; social movements; the environment; and culture and identity (including issues relating to the South Asian diaspora).

Course credit exclusions: None.

PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusion: AS/SOSC 2435 6.00.

AP/SOSC 2460 6.00 - Contemporary Latin America

Offered: FW 2017-18, T 11.30-2.30
Program: IDST, LACS
Course Director: TBA

This course introduces students to the basic features of contemporary Latin America through an examination of the social, political and economic changes that occurred in the region over the past century.

Course credit exclusion: AP/SOSC 2460 9.00 (prior to Fall 2014).

PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusions: AS/SOSC 2460 6.00 (prior to Fall/Winter 2003-2004), AS/SOSC 2460 9.00.

AP/SOSC 2480 6.00 Introduction to African Studies

Offered: FW 2017-18, M 12.30-2.30
Program: IDS, African Studies
Course Director: Uwafioku Idemudia

The course explores common themes in the social organization, history and cultural heritage of Africa's diverse peoples. It then moves to examine the impact of colonialism, and the struggle to develop politically and economically viable nation-states in the post-colonial era. The work of African writers, artists and statesmen furnishes an important contribution to the course's understanding of Africa, past and present.

Course credit exclusion: AP/SOSC 2480 9.00 (prior to Fall 2014).

PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusion: AS/SOSC 2480 9.00.