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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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Social Sciences and Humanities Foundations

Develop university-level skills, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, research, and writing with this flexible certificate.

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Crime Analytics

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.

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Economics: Fundamentals

Build a solid foundation in the principles of Economics and general Economic Theory. This certificate is designed for students with no previous training in Economics and will introduce you to key concepts and theories.

Featured Courses in Social Sciences and Humanities

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Women in Popular Music (CMUS 520)

This course will examine the role of women in recorded popular music, looking at the interrelationships of gender identity, gender performance, and musical creation. How women have sought agency and independence within the western capitalist music industry model will be examined, using case studies of the lives and careers of female musicians.

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Creative Writing (CENG 505)

This upper-level course offers students the opportunity both to study models of good writing and to develop their own creative abilities. Class discussions and workshop groups are designed to enhance the student's understanding of the creative process, to stimulate the imagination, and to develop individual abilities.

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Testimonials

Jan

My instructors helped me grow my network professionally. Through their constructive feedback and their ability to see potential, I was able to start my career in the field of law enforcement. The program made me aware of the diverse applications of GIS as it relates to crime analysis and public safety. In my current role, I hope to bring that broader perspective and leverage the skills I learned through the program to help improve community safety and engagement.

– Jan Acusta
Certificate in Applied Digital Geography and GIS

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

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