Five Summer Courses You Didn’t Know Were Offered at York U

Posted by Lauren Dick on April 2, 2019

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The summer term is right around the corner, so it’s time to add summer courses to your lineup! York University offers a diverse selection of summer courses, so why not take the chance this upcoming term to explore something new! In today’s #YUBlog post, we will be sharing five summer courses you didn’t know were offered at York U! You can check out all of the summer course offerings on the York Courses website

Over the course of my four years at York U, I’ve taken summer courses almost every year, and I’ve loved the opportunity to learn in smaller class sizes. Summer courses also offer a great way to help balance your Fall/Winter schedule, reach ahead or take a prerequisite that you need for the upcoming year. 

Success Tip: Check out the #YUBlog’s post, “Summer Courses: Pros and Cons,” to help you decide whether or not you want to take a summer course in 2019!

Check out the list below for five summer courses you didn’t know were offered at York U!

1. FA/DANC 1400 3.00 – Dancing for Non-Majors

Interested in dance, but never had the opportunity to try it? Dancing for Non-Majors is a great way to learn about different dance styles and practise dancing in a variety of forms. Keep in mind, this course is for non-dance majors only, so you don’t need to be a professional dancer to take this course!

Success Tip: Dancing for Non-Majors is also a great way to get some exercise while earning credits!

Dancing for Non-Majors teaches dancing in a variety of forms.

2. SC/NATS 1540 3.00 – Theories of Dinosaur Extinction

Have you ever wondered how dinosaurs went extinct? Theories of Dinosaur Extinction explores the most prominent theories used to explain their disappearance, including the evidence and debates oneach. If you’re interested in paleontology, archeology and pre-historic history, this is the course for you! 

Personally, I took this course during my first year at York U as one of my Natural Science general education courses, and I had a lot of fun learning about the theories behind how dinosaurs went extinct! 

Dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago — learn how with this NATS course!

3. SC/NATS 1870 6.00 – Understanding Colour

Examine colour with a variety of viewpoints, including art, physics, chemistry, physiology and history! Understanding Colour offers insight into colour through perception, the wave nature of light, spectroscopy, colour harmony and contrast, natural phenomena, dyes and pigments. Remember, this is an introductory-level course, so you aren’t expected to be an expert on your first day!

Discover colour through a variety of disciplines!

4. AP/EN 2176 3.00 – Comics and Cartoons I

Yes, you read this course title correctly – in this English course, you’ll get to explore comics and cartoons from 1900 to the Cold War era! Comics and Cartoons I features creative conflicts, contexts and themes from Bugs Bunny, Superman, superheroes and Disney and how they relate to their historical periods. If you’ve ever wished that your textbooks turned into comic books, then you’ll definitely want to explore this course option!

Success Tip: As an added bonus, AP/EN 2176 3.00 – Comics and Cartoons I is offered as an online course. If you’re like me and live away from Toronto in the Summer, this is a great option for you!

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The Yellow Kid was one of the first Sunday comics to appear in an American newspaper!

5. AP/HUMA 2230 6.00 – Music in Human Experience

Have you ever wondered how music impacts society? Look no further than this course! Music in Human Experience offers an introduction to the emotional, intellectual, spiritual and symbolic uses of music through different cultures and social, political and historical settings. 

Music affects us in a many different ways – take the opportunity to explore them this summer!

We hope you enjoyed our list of summer courses you may not have known were offered at York U! We encourage you to take this opportunity to explore a course outside of your major this summer. Happy summer course selection, Lions!

What summer courses are you taking? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us at @YorkUStudents.

Lauren Dick
Lauren Dick

Lauren Dick graduated in Spring 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Professional Writing and a Professional Certificate in Marketing. She loves to curl up with a good story and a warm cup of tea (only English Breakfast, mind you), and she hopes her blog posts will continue to encourage current and incoming students to learn more about York U and its community.

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