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<Joseph E. Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies

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School of Administrative Studies

282 Atkinson Building; Telephone: 416-736-5210; Fax: 416-736-5963; e-mail: akadms@yorku.ca
Director of the School: TBA
Undergraduate Program Director: Paul Evans
Coordinators of Administrative Studies:

Auditing and Management Information Systems: Ingrid Splettstoesser-Hogeterp
Finance: Chris Robinson
Financial Accounting: Louise Hayes, Sung Kwon
Human Resource Management: Steve McKenna
Income Tax Law: Joanne Magee
Information Systems: Ingrid Splettstoesser-Hogeterp
Introduction to Administrative Studies: Leonard Karakowsky
Law: Richard Leblanc
Management: Randy Hoffman
Management Accounting: Marcela Porporato
Management Science: Henry Bartel
Marketing: Lee Li

The School of Administrative Studies is home to a full range of business and administrative disciplines taught by leading experts in a variety of fields. Our innovative programs provide the knowledge and skills that you want and employers demand.

Whether you are planning to pursue a career in business and management, or are already working and want to expand your knowledge of business concepts and practices, the bachelor of administrative studies programs (BAS, BAS Honours) or the bachelor of human resources management programs (BHRM, BHRM Honours) will prepare you to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead.

School of Analytic Studies and Information Technology

2005 Technology Enhanced Learning Building; Telephone: 416-736-5232; Fax: 416-736-5188; e-mail: sasit@yorku.ca
Chair of the School: Marshall Walker
Coordinator of Economics: Gervan Fearon
Coordinator Information Technology: Jimmy Huang
Coordinator of Philosophy: Patricia Kazan
Coordinator of Mathematics: Paul Szeptycki
Coordinator of Science and Technology Studies: TBA

The School of Analytic Studies and Information Technology (SASIT) encompasses degree programs in business economics, economics, general science, information technology, mathematics, philosophy, professional ethics, and science and technology studies, as well as general education offerings in natural science and modes of reasoning. The school's programs bridge liberal and professional studies within an interdisciplinary setting. SASIT programs leading to a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree offer rigorous intellectual training, and share an integrated critical and analytical approach to our contemporary social, institutional and physical landscape.

School of Arts and Letters

625 Atkinson Building; Telephone: 416-736-5900; Fax: 416-736-5766; e-mail: aksal@yorku.ca
Chair of the School: Madelyn Dick
Undergraduate Program Director: Franc Sturino
Coordinator of Creative Arts and Cultural Expression: Gail Vanstone
Coordinator of English: Nanci White
Coordinator of Writing Programs: Leslie Sanders
Coordinator of History: Joan Gibson
Coordinator of Humanities: Joan Gibson
Coordinator of Religious Studies: Joan Gibson
Coordinator of Women's Studies/School of Women's Studies: Ruby Newman

The School of Arts and Letters is dedicated to the study of literature, history, culture, religion and fine arts. School programs allow students to pursue their degrees in a traditional discipline, or follow an interdisciplinary course of study. It offers BA and BA Specialized Honours degrees in English and history. Religious studies offers BA, BA Specialized Honours and BA Combined Honours.

Interdisciplinary degrees include the liberal studies degree in creative arts and cultural expression, BA and BA General Honours (Type A and B), and in humanities, the BA, BA General Honours and BA Combined Honours. Students currently registered (prior to Summer 2003) in an Atkinson fine arts degree may completed their degree requirements at Atkinson. Students may consult the school for further information.

In addition, the school houses Canadian studies which offers the Interdisciplinary BA and BA Specialized Honours degrees with courses drawn from a variety of disciplines. The School of Arts and Letters is also the home of the Atkinson coordinator for the Women's Studies Program which is formally linked at York University under one administrative structure -- the School of Women's Studies.

The humanities general education program and Atkinson Writing Programs (comprised of credit courses and the Essay Tutoring Centre) are housed within the School of Arts and Letters. For more information on writing programs and essay tutoring, see the Student Services section.

The school also offers the following certificates: Biblical Studies, Women's Studies, and Women's Studies: Theory and Practice (offered in conjunction with the School of Women's Studies).

School of Health Policy and Management

439 Health, Nursing and Environmental Studies Building; Telephone: 416-736-5157; Fax: 416-736-5227; e-mail: shpm@yorku.ca
Chair of School: Marcia Rioux
Undergraduate Program Director: Dennis Raphael
Co-Op Program Coordinators: Joel Lexchin, Dennis Raphael

The School of Health Policy and Management is an interdisciplinary centre dedicated to scholarship, research, and learning relating to human wellness, the health care system, and the institutional structures that deliver and influence health services in Canada and internationally.

School of Nursing

301 Health, Nursing and Environmental Studies Building; Telephone: 416-736-5271; Fax: 416-736-5714; e-mail: aknurs@yorku.ca
Director of Nursing: Lesley Beagrie
Undergraduate Program Directors: Irene Swinson (Post-RN BScN program), Eleanor Pask (Collaborative BScN program)
Lead Practicum Coordinator: Nancy Sangiuliano

Atkinson's School of Nursing focuses on the development of the theoretical, scientific, and philosophical knowledge of human caring. The role of nurses in promoting and preserving health and healing through caring relationships is emphasized within the context of both theory and self-reflective practice. As a graduate of one of our programs, you will be well prepared to practice collaboratively in a variety of settings to enhance individual, family, community and global health.

Department of Psychology

527 Atkinson Building; Telephone: 416-736-5202; Fax: 416-736-5662; e-mail: akpsyc@yorku.ca
Chair of Psychology: Michaela Hynie
Undergraduate Program Director: Ronald Okada

Atkinson's Program in Psychology benefits from its integration with the Faculty of Arts' Department of Psychology to form one of the largest and strongest in North America. As an Atkinson psychology student, you will have access to the department's rich and exciting course offerings. Faculty members with whom you will interact and study include many nationally and internationally renowned researchers, teachers, and clinical practitioners.

The Psychology Program features a broadly-based curriculum through which you will gain exposure to the full range of subjects and specialized fields within the discipline. Some of the topics you will explore in introductory courses include motivation, emotion, learning, sensory processes, perception, memory, cognition, development, social behaviour, intelligence, personality, and abnormal behaviour. Upper-level courses enable you to study specific areas in greater depth, reviewing theories, methods and empirical evidence in the scientific study of human behaviours.

School of Social Sciences

303 Atkinson Building; Telephone: 416-736-5235; Fax: 416-650-3876; e-mail: ssocials@yorku.ca
Chair of the School: Tanya Das Gupta
Undergraduate Program Director: Joseph Mensah

The School of Social Sciences houses faculty members for four disciplines: geography and urban studies; political science; social science, and sociology. It offers BA and BA Specialized Honours degrees in either political science or sociology, as well as a BA Combined Honours degree in political science and sociology. It also offers Interdisciplinary BA and BA Honours degrees in social science, which include courses in the disciplines of geography and urban studies, political science, social science and sociology.

In addition, the School of Social Sciences houses a Combined Honours BA in public administration and management (shared with the School of Administrative Studies).

The School of Social Sciences offers streams in communication studies, diaspora cultures; gender and families; political economy; public administration and public policy; social justice studies; work and the workplace in combination with degrees. Also available are certificates in anti-racist research and practice; public sector management; and refugee and migration studies. Individual concentrations may be taken in combination with a specified major degree program. Certificates may be taken in combination with a degree, or separately.

The Faculty of Education offers a General Certificate in Educational Studies (GCES) in conjunction with the School of Social Sciences (Please contact The Faculty of Education for information).

School of Social Work

Kinsmen Building; Telephone: 416-736-5226; Fax: 416-650-3861; e-mail: aksowk@yorku.ca
Director of Social Work: Karen Swift
Undergraduate Program Director: Hugh Shewell

The School of Social Work at Atkinson is committed to providing you with a professional social work education, characterized by the development of practice strategies that promote human rights and social justice. Recognized as one of the most progressive and socially responsive social work programs in Canada, the school's unique curriculum addresses issues that have significant implications for the lives of marginalized and alienated segments of society. As a graduate, you will be well prepared for a career as a critical practitioner and effective agent of change in the lives of individuals and communities.

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, 1003 Computer Science and Engineering Building (CSE). Office hours: 10am - noon and 2pm - 4pm. Telephone: 416-736-5334; Fax: 416-736-5872; e-mail: enquiries@cs.yorku.ca

All computer science courses at York University's Keele Campus are centralized with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, which is located in the Computer Science and Engineering Building. The department ensures course availability for students dependent on Atkinson's commitment to flexibility.

Chair of the Department: Peter Cribb
Undergraduate Director: George Tourlakis

If your goal is to pursue an exciting, challenging, and rewarding career in a computer science field, Atkinson's bachelor of arts (BA) and bachelor of science (BSc) degree programs will help you get there. Offered through the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in affiliation with the Faculty of Science and Engineering, our Computer Science programs are designed to provide you with both the theoretical grounding and practical knowledge that will make you a sought after professional.

The Computer Science Accreditation Council (CSAC) accredits all Computer Science Honours degree programs offered in the Faculties of Atkinson, Arts, and Science and Engineering (with the exception of the BA and BSc Honours minor offered in the Faculties of Arts and Science and Engineering).

You will study with top ranked professors and students, enjoy the flexibility of day and evening classes, and utilize state-of-the-art computer laboratories and facilities. You may even become involved in one of many exciting research projects in the areas of vision, graphics and robotics, theory of computing, or computer systems.

School of Women's Studies

S711 Ross Building; Telephone: 416-650-8144; Web address: http://www.yorku.ca/wsyork

All women's studies courses at York University are centralized under the School of Women's Studies, which is located in the Ross Building. The Atkinson coordinator, affiliated with the School of Arts and Letters, advises Atkinson women's studies majors and ensures course availability for students dependent on Atkinson's commitment to flexibility. Women's studies is an interdisciplinary area of study, which provides valuable background for a variety of occupations.

Associate Professor and Chair of the School/Professeure agrégée et directrice de École des études des femmes : Kathryn McPherson
Director of Undergraduate Programs/Directrice des programs de premier cycles : Jacinthe Michaud
Coordinator of Part-Time Program (Atkinson): Ruby Newman

Women's studies is both a complement and a corrective to established fields at York and a new academic discipline of its own. Until recently, both the humanities and the social sciences reflected predominantly male perspectives. Women have been largely invisible in literature, art, history, philosophy, politics, social sciences and law. Through cross-cultural and disciplinary assessment, women's studies exposes misconceptions about women expressed through myth, ideologies, teachings and writings. It replaces negative cultural images of women with visions that reaffirm women's strength, capability and intelligence.

In December 1997, women's studies resources at York University were formally linked under one administrative structure -- the School of Women's Studies. The School of Women's Studies unites academic resources at York University in women's studies, bringing together the undergraduate and graduate programs, the non-credit bridging program and the Centre for Feminist Research/Le centre de recherches féministes à York.


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