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Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (AP) – Culture and Expression

Location: 261 Vanier College, Tel.: 416-736-5158
Program Coordinator: G. Vanstone, Humanities
Affiliated Faculty: S.A. Brown, E. Clements, A. Kitzmann, J. Rahn, G. Vanstone

Culture and expression is a flexible, interdisciplinary degree program designed to explore the plurality of cultural expression. It investigates how societies communicate their values and interests through a wide range of artistic and cultural forms, among them film, music, literature and various electronic and visual media. It opens up a whole new world for understanding the arts in social, artistic and political contexts and encourages students to find their own “place” in this world. Students complete a common core of courses examining how cultural and artistic forms convey social, political and philosophical concerns through theory and practice. Historical, philosophical and aesthetic concerns are explored through cultural theory and methodology, providing students with a coherent theoretical preparation in concepts and cultural practices for more advanced and specific investigations.