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Explore Social Sciences and Humanities

Broaden your intellectual scope to better understand society and the human experience. Our courses and programs in Social Sciences and Humanities will develop and strengthen your university-level academic skills.

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Economics: Fundamentals

Build a solid foundation in the principles of economics through this new four-course certificate program.

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Economics: Theory and Applications

Build on your existing knowledge to gain an advanced understanding of economics through this new four-course certificate program.

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Social Sciences and Humanities Foundations

Develop transferable university-level skills such as critical analysis, problem solving, and academic writing.

Featured Courses in Social Sciences and Humanities

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Community Action Research

Learn about the theory and practice of organizing for social change from Distinguished Visiting Professor Olivia Chow, Founder and Director of the Institute for Change Leaders.

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Spatial Methods in Crime Analysis

Learn how to identify crime trends, patterns, and offenders. This course can help inform tactical and strategic operations and community policing programs.

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Certificate in Crime Analytics

The use of crime analysis and intelligence-led policing is increasingly being adopted by policing agencies across Canada. This certificate provides students with a theoretical foundation and extensive practical experience in using crime analysis tools for tactical, strategic, and administrative decision-making in law enforcement.

Certificate in Crime Analytics
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Testimonials

Laila Zahra Harris

I can't speak highly enough about the Certificate in Caribbean Studies and the positive impact that it's had on my life. The courses are interesting and are taught by passionate, knowledgeable instructors. In just eight months, I feel that I have a much stronger foundation for my personal identity and family history, and an increased sense of pride in and awareness of my roots. It has been wonderful to learn about the various challenges and celebrations that contribute to the Caribbean experience in both local and global contexts, and I know that I will use what I've learned throughout my life!

– Laila Zahra Harris
Certificate in Caribbean Studies

Emma Marie Murdoch

As a current nursing student, my academic workload is incredibly demanding. However, The Chang School's flexible delivery formats have enabled me to fit multiple courses from the Certificate in Music: Global and Cultural Contexts into my already busy schedule. The courses in this program are very stimulating and rewarding. I'm thankful that The Chang School has given me the ability to study yet another topic I am very passionate about.

– Emma Marie Murdoch
Certificate in Music: Global and Cultural Contexts

Contact the Arts Program Area

Want to learn more about our Arts courses and programs? Contact Joan Yolleck, Program Coordinator.

Email: jyolleck@ryerson.ca
Phone: 416-979-5180