March Break U

Get a Taste of University Life This March Break

March Break U

March 14 – 18, 2016

Get a taste of student life by visiting us for a day during March Break and having the opportunity to:

  • sit in on your choice of university class
  • take a campus tour
  • participate in an interactive workshop of your choice designed to boost your skills and knowledge of university
  • learn about paying for your university education
  • tour the Glendon Athletic Club and enjoy a free one-day trial membership
  • meet with a recruitment officer, professors, and other future Glendon students

Register for March Break U by choosing a course and workshop:


  • Evolution and Ecology of Humans

    This course contrasts the ecological conditions attendant upon early human evolution with the complex environmental situations now faced by modern technological societies. Essential themes are Darwinism, the effect of earlier cultures upon the environment and selected modern examples in human ecology.

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  • Energy, Physical Sciences and the Environment

    This course examines the basic principles of Physics in order to study Energy, Earth and Environmental Sciences. This fundamental knowledge allows scrutiny of problems of sustainability. Energy, forms, and systems will be central themes through the course.

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  • General Ecology

    This course is an introduction to the scientific study of relationships between organisms and their physical and biological environments. General principles will be used to interpret patterns in the distributiion, abundance, and characteristics of organisms in space and time.

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  • Introductory Biology

    This course is an introduction to the diversity of life. It is designed for non-science majors. To develop an understanding of the many ways living organisms are related, disciplines such as genetics, cell biology, evolutionary biology and ecology will be used.

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  • Principes de biologie

    Ce cours se veut une introduction à la diversité du monde vivant. Il est conçu pour les étudiants en arts libéraux. Pour bien comprendre les multiples relations entre les organismes vivants, la génétique, la biologie cellulaire, la biologie évolutive et l'écologie seront utilisées.

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  • Zoology

    This course is an overview of our present knowledge of animals, their function, their origin, their evolution and their role in ecosystems.

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  • Comprendre le Canada contemporain

    Ce cours analyse le contexte géographique, politique, social, culturel et historique des principales questions actuelles qui se présentent aux Canadiens aujourd'hui.

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  • Critical perspectives on Canadian issues/Perspectives critiques sur le Canada

    Séminaire pluridisciplinaire bilingue sur un thème spécifique dans l'étude du Canada. Les thèmes varient d'année en année./A bilingual interdisciplinary seminar on a selected topic in the study of Canada. Topics will vary from year to year.

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  • La citoyenneté canadienne

    Ce cours examine les concepts de la citioyenneté civique, politique, sociale et culturelle au Canada à l'aide des perspectives savantes et communautaires. Il analyse comment les concepts de citoyenneté ont été construits et contestés dans le passé et dans le présent.

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  • Current Intercultural Performance Practices

    The course provides an historical, theoretical and experiential framework for understanding intercultural theatre practices and developing interdisciplinary tools for critique and analysis in order to examine how these practices shape performances and productions on the world stage and in Canada today.

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  • Smoke and Mirrors: An Introduction to Technical Theatre

    This course aims to give students an introduction to the various aspects of theatrical production, including scenery, lighting, sound, properties, publicity and production stage management. Students will apply their new skills to support at least one Glendon drama studies production.

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  • Managerial Accounting

    Accounting information and understanding is necessary for those engaged in the planning and controlling of business activities. This course seeks to identify the accounting problems of management and to examine the accounting techniques available for consideration of those problems.

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  • Microeconomic Theory

    Producer theory: the firm's technology, costs, demand for inputs and supply of output; market structures and partial equilibrium; welfare analysis. General equilibrium: in an exchange economy, and a production economy; the fundamental theorems of welfare.

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  • 19th Century British Literature

    A study of the literature of the 19th century, emphasizing the major poets and novelists. Similarities and differences between the Romantics and Victorians will be explored. Students have the opportunity to select authors for study in depth.

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  • American Literature

    A study of American literature from its pre-colonial origins into the 20th century.

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  • Children's Literature

    The course will consider what constitutes children's literature, what distinguishes it from adult literature, and how the adult writer views the child's world, as demonstrated in the themes, characterization and styles of the works studied.

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  • English Renaissance Literature

    This course studies English poetry and prose 1500-1660.

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  • Reading Shakespeare

    A study of a representative selection of Shakespeare's playtexts, with particular attention to how we produce their meanings.

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  • Teaching English as an International Language

    This course surveys current principles and practices of teaching English in settings outside Canada. Besides the methodological instruction at Glendon, an integral component of the course is a teaching practicum, normally fulfilled in an international setting, held for 2-3 weeks following the Spring exam period.

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  • Français de préspécialisation III

    Ce cours a pour objectif de consolider les compétences écrites en français des étudiants, par le réemploi et l'ancrage de structures grammaticales préalablement abordées, par l'enrichissement lexical et par le travail de la cohérence textuelle.

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  • Pratiques phonétique, auditive et orale

    Ce cours propose un entraînement intensif au français oral. Il vise à développer la compétence orale des étudiants en leur faisant faire des exercices de discrimination auditive, des exercices d'écoute et de transcription phonétique. Il cherche aussi à améliorer la qualité de la prononciation et du débit ainsi que la correction grammaticale et la précision lexicale des productions orales.

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  • Fondements de la rédaction académique en français

    Ce cours a pour but de consolider les bases de la rédaction de travaux de type académique (dissertations, comptes-rendus...) : structure, recours à des sources extérieures, normes linguistiques, normes de présentation, éthique et recours aux outils d`aide à la rédaction.

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  • L'apprentissage de l'oral en français langue seconde

    Nous examinerons les grands courants de recherche actuels sur les processus linguistiques, cognitifs et métacognitifs impliqués dans la compréhension et la production de l'oral. Nous analyserons la notion de compétence de communication qu'elle soit de type grammatical, lexical, discursif, sociolinguistique.

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  •  Introduction aux théories psycholinguistiques appliquées à l'apprentissage des L2

    Ce cours compare l'acquisition de L1 et de L2 et étudie les facteurs psychologiques et cognitifs individuels (personnalité, attitude, motivation, anxiété, intelligence, mémoire...) qui influencent l'apprentissage des L2. Il examine les théories de la période critique et celles des styles/stratégies d'apprentissage.

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  • Basic Communication Skills in French (Section E)

    This course provides an introduction to second language learning and basic communication skills in French with a view to helping students to later pursue courses, taught in French, in their major./Ce cours propose une introduction à l'apprentissage du français langue seconde et une formation aux bases de la communication en français. Il permet aux étudiants de poursuivre ultérieurement l'apprentissage du français par le biais de leur discipline.

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  • Basic Communication Skills in French (Section I)

    This course provides an introduction to second language learning and basic communication skills in French with a view to helping students to later pursue courses, taught in French, in their major./Ce cours propose une introduction à l'apprentissage du français langue seconde et une formation aux bases de la communication en français. Il permet aux étudiants de poursuivre ultérieurement l'apprentissage du français par le biais de leur discipline.

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  • Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies

    Using an interdisciplinary approach, this course explores how many aspects of our lives are gendered, racialized, embodied, sexualized, and classed, and the consequences of these intersecting practices for social inequalities. Key debates within feminist scholarship are introduced to analyze issues of power and transformation.

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  • Étude avancée de la langue et de la stylistique espagnoles

    Ce cours est une révision générale des aspects les plus difficiles de la grammaire espagnole à travers des exercices avancés portant sur la lecture, l'écriture et la conversation. L'accent est mis sur le perfectionnement de l'expression orale et écrite chez les étudiants, ainsi que sur les aspects stylistiques de la langue. Les étudiants apprenent à écrire une dissertation. Langue d'enseignement : l'espagnol avec référence au français.

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  • Brazil Globalization Seminar

    This discussion seminar examines major contemporary developments in Brazil's domestic situation and external relations, notably the rise of nationalism, industrialization, urbanization, the social condition of Afro-Brazilian and indigenous peoples, migration flows, and the country's role in intra-Hemispheric and world affairs.

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  • Europe in the 19th Century: 1815-1919

    This course examines the social, political, cultural and diplomatic history of Europe from the Congress of Vienna (1815) to the Treaty of Versailles (1919).

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  • Food: A Social and Cultural Journey

    This course explores the cultural history of food. The scope is global, covering African, American, Asian and European civilizations and focusing on the relationship between foodstuffs, culture, and technology. Students will actively analyse their modern consumption habits via historical pathways.

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  • Histoire de l'Amérique latine

    Ce cours introduit l'histoire de l'Amérique latine depuis le premier contact entre l'Europe et les Amériques jusqu'à la fin du vingtième siècle. Après un bref résumé de l'époque coloniale, il analysera l'histoire de plusieurs républiques du sud en comparaison avec l'Amérique du Nord.

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  • Histoire du Canada

    Aperçu du développement social, économique, politique et culturel du Canada. Nous porterons une attention particulière à l'évolution économique, à la stratification sociale et aux rapports entretenus entre les deux nations qui composent le Canada.

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  • Global Geography: Physical and Human Aspects

    An introduction to the main geographical concepts of and approaches to the study of humans-nature relationship, notably humans and the biosphere, the spatial dimension of the development of societies, cultures and civilizations and the multilevel management of space (local, national, global).

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  • Introduction to Linguistics

    This course introduces the theory and technique of linguistics with illustrations mainly from English. Core areas of study will include phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Other areas include pragmatics, discourse analysis and historical linguistics.

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  • Phonetics

    This course offers an introduction to various aspects of phonetics (articulatory and acoustic) with practice in discrimination and transcription of speech sounds, with particular attention to, but not limited to, English.

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  • Sémantique

    Ce cours analyse la problématique du sens et de la référence, la sémantique lexicale (polysémie, synonymie, notion de marque), la sémantique grammaticale : (deixis du temps et de la personne, aspects, modalités, détermination). Ce cours traite du passage de la sémantique à la pragmatique : (typologie de l'implicité et actes de discours).

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  • Calculus II

    A continuation of Calculus I. Topics covered are logarithms and exponentials, trigonometry including inverse trigonometric functions, hyperbolic trigonometry, the techniques of integration, indeterminate forms and l'Hôpital Rule, an introduction to sequences and series. Applications of the integral to the calculation of areas, volumes, work.

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  • Linear Algebra II

    This is a continuation of Linear Algebra I. More about vectors spaces, subspaces, linear transformations. Eigenvalues, eigenvectors, similarity, diagonalization. Positive definite quadratic forms. Inner product spaces and Gram-Schmidt orthogonalization.

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  • Mathematics of Investment and Actuarial Science

    This course covers simple and compound interest with applications to calculations of mortgage payments, yields on bonds, interest paid on instalment loans. Topics also include depreciation, capitalization, annuities and continuous interest and mathematical theory of interest with applications to life annuities and life insurance.

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  • Optimization with Applications to Economics

    This is an introductory course in optimization. Topics include local and global extremum, convex functions, Lagrange multipliers, the Kuhn-Tucker onditions, and optimal control. Applications to a variety of problems in Economics.

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  • Second Year Calculus

    Numerical series and power series, vector algebra and calculus (with applications to curves, and motions along curves in two and three dimensions). Functions of several variables, including partial differentiation, properties of surfaces, tangent lines and planes, and the problem of finding maximum and minimum values for such functions (with or without constraining side conditions). The rest of the course is devoted to double and triple integrals, line integrals and surface integrals, and some elementary differential equations.

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  • Critical Thinking

    An introduction to reasoning in the humanities. The focus is the presentation of issues and arguments in major texts and articles. The aim of the course is to develop the student's ability to read, write and think critically.

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  • Introduction à la philosophie : les grands penseurs

    Vue d'ensemble de l'histoire de la pensée européenne de l'Antiquité grecque à nos jours, dont le but est de mettre en évidence les rapports entre la philosophie d'une part, et les sciences, la politique, la religion et l'art d'autre part.

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  • Logique formelle et informelle

    Le cours a pour but de faire connaître à l'étudiant les moyens de distinguer les bons raisonnements des mauvais. Un texte élémentaire de logique sera utilisé comme livre de référence. Le cours poursuivra aussi une étude détaillée de textes choisis.

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  • Truth, Mind and Reality

    This course is an introduction to three core areas of Philosophy. It deals with epistemology (the nature and scope of human knowledge); metaphysics (categories of being; freedom and fatalism); and philosophy of mind (personal identity, knowledge of other minds).

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  • Introduction to Canadian Politics

    This course examines some of the key institutions and processes of political life in Canada. It deals with the origins and development of Canadian political traditions, political parties, the evolution and contemporary nature of the federal system, the role of interest groups, the electoral system and voting behaviour, the Prime Minister and the Cabinet, the legislative system and the public policy process.

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  • Introduction to International Relations

    A study of the nature of international politics, with special attention given to the conditions and consequences of war and peace among nation states; the impact on the international system of factors such as the politics of food, environment, population, the sea-bed and outer space, multinational corporations and cartels of raw-materials producers, the call for a new international economic order.

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  • Human Neuropsychology

    An overview of the discipline of psychology, which includes sensation and perception, learning and behaviour modification, social psychology, developmental psychology, personality, motivation, abnormal psychology and psychobiology.

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  • Humans as Primates: Comparative Evolutionary Views

    This course discusses non-human primate research from comparative, developmental and evolutionary perspectives, focusing on its implications for human psychology. Topics may include primate evolution (brain/behaviour) and ecology, parenting, mating, social dominance/affiliation, language, deception, self-awareness, cognition and imitation.

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  • Introduction to Psychology

    An overview of the discipline of psychology, which includes sensation and perception, learning and behaviour modification, social psychology, developmental psychology, personality, motivation, abnormal psychology and psychobiology.

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  • Psychology and Law

    Laws and court decisions are based on assumptions about human behaviour and its causes. The validity of these assumptions can be appraised with the methods of social science. Topics will include the fallibility of the eyewitness, jury decisions, the trustworthiness of hearsay and police evidence.

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  • Perspectives on Human Nature

    A multidisciplinary study of a range of influential yet contrasting images of man or models of human nature encountered in the contemporary humanities and social sciences. Perspectives surveyed include those of such 19th- and 20th-century thinkers as Kierkegaard, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Heidegger, Sartre, and De Beauvoir.

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  • Introduction to Translation into English II

    Students build on their understanding of translation in specialized fields. They continue to acquire specialized translation strategies. They increase and apply their knowledge of research tools and resources, learn techniques for resolving translation problems, and practice appropriate English usage.

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  • Money Matters

    Wondering how to fund your university studies? Learn about scholarships and bursaries, RESPs, OSAP, tuition, and more.


    Vous vous demandez comment financer vos études universitaires ? Apprenez-en plus sur les bourses et prix d’études, les REEEs, le RAFEO, les frais de scolarité, et autres.


    Cette présentation est offerte en anglais seulement, mais vous pouvez poser des questions en français.

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  • The Bottom Line: Planning for a Top Dollar University Experience

    Get the full scoop on the real costs of university and learn tips on money matters at this session designed especially for parents. Discover the success factors in preparing for university, on-campus support services and how parental support can extend beyond the wallet; learn about York’s automatic entrance scholarships, OSAP, budgeting basics, and more.


    Informez-vous sur les coûts d’études universitaires et recevez des conseils utiles sur la planification financière à cette séance d’information pour les parents. Les participants découvriront les facteurs de succès : la préparation à l’université, les ressources sur le campus, et les parents (le soutien va au-delà du portefeuille !) Apprenez-en davantage sur les bourses d’entrée automatiques de York, le RAFEO, les bases de l’établissement d’un budget, et comment aider votre enfant à démarrer du bon pied.

     

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  • University 101

    Just heard about Glendon and want to learn more? Get a general introduction to Glendon, plus discover what to expect as a first-year student. Already applied? Learn about your next steps, how university differs from high school, transition activities and events provided to new Glendon students, where to go for help as a student, and more.


    Vous venez d’entendre parler de Glendon, et vous voulez en savoir plus ? Cette séance-ci vous présentera Glendon en général, et expliquera à quoi s’attendre en tant qu’étudiant de première année. Quelles sont les différences entre l’école secondaire et l’université ? Comment s’inscrire aux cours ? En quoi consiste la semaine d’orientation ? Où peut-on recevoir de l’aide ? Des experts répondront à toutes ces questions importantes et à bien d’autres concernant les études à Glendon.

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  • Your Personal Leadership Development

    As a new Glendonite, you notice that campus is always buzzing with activity. There is always something to do or someone to see! As you walk from one class to the next, you peer into a workshop on personal branding, take in some laughs at a movie screening in the student lounge, and learn about health promotion. You want to make the most of your time at Glendon, so you ask yourself...What interests do I have? What do I want to be involved in on campus?

    A meaningful university experience begins with recognizing your interests and finding opportunities to develop your leadership potential. Join two enthusiastic Glendon alumni (and current staff members!) and prepare your vision for your future as a Glendonite, and learn how personal leadership development can help you make the most of your university experience.


    Pour avoir une expérience universitaire marquante, il faut commencer par reconnaitre ses intérêts, et trouver l’occasion de développer son potentiel en tant que leader. Rejoignez deux anciens étudiants (et employés actuels) de Glendon afin d’établir une vision de votre futur à Glendon. Finalement, apprenez comment le développement de votre leadership personnel peut
    vous aider à tirer le meilleur parti de votre expérience universitaire.

    Cette présentation est offerte en anglais seulement, mais vous pouvez poser des questions en français.


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  • Campus Tour / Visite guidée du campus

    Enjoy a 45-minute tour of our campus with a student ambassador. You’ll get to visit our classrooms, library, dining hall, residence, Centre of Excellence, and more. Please note: campus tour does not include the Glendon Athletic Club.

    Tours run daily 11:00am–11:45am and 12:00–12:45pm.


    Participez à une visite guidée du campus de 45 minutes en compagnie d’un étudiant ambassadeur. Vous visiterez des salles de classe, la bibliothèque, la salle à manger, la résidence, le Centre d’excellence et plus. Veuillez noter que la visite guidée ne comprend pas le Club Athlétique de Glendon.

    Les visites sont offertes tous les jours de 11 h à 11 h 45 et de 12 h à 12 h 45.


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  • Glendon Athletic Club Tour / Visite guidée du Club athlétique de Glendon

    The Glendon Athletic Club, located in the lower campus, offers a weight and cardio room, pool, boxing studio, cycling studio, gymnasium, indoor driving range, group exercise classes, international squash courts, and outdoor tennis courts. Tour the facilities—or better yet—test them out yourself with a complimentary one-day membership! You can squeeze in a workout before or after your other activities.


    Le Club athlétique de Glendon, au niveau inférieur du campus, offre une salle d’exercices cardio-vasculaires et de musculation, une piscine, un studio de box, un studio de cyclisme, un gymnase, une salle d’entraînement pour le golf, un studio pour les classes d’exercice en groupe, des terrains de squash et des terrains de tennis extérieurs. Visitez les installations ou — mieux encore — essayez-les avec une adhésion gratuite d’un jour ! Vous pouvez profiter d’une séance d'entraînement avant ou après vos autres activités.
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