Certificate in Cultural and Artistic Practices for Environmental and Social Justice (CAP)

The Certificate in Cultural and Artistic Practices for Environmental and Social Justice (CAP) may be completed either as a direct entry or concurrently with a degree program at York University (a three-year degree or an Honours degree). Candidates who previously completed an undergraduate degree in a related field must have a minimum grade point average of 5.00 (C+). As well, individuals without an undergraduate degree but have previous relevant work experience may also apply to this program. Consideration of non-degree applicants will be based on the level and appropriateness of their work experience and applicants may be invited to an interview by the program coordinator.

The certificate prepares students to collaborate with communities to make art of all forms, to express diverse identities, to explore and take action on social and environmental issues. Students develop cultural and artistic skills, deepen their social analysis and learn to facilitate creative processes with groups working for social change.

How to Apply for Current York Students

Students enrolled as majors in the Faculty of Environmental Studies or in another Faculty will complete the certificate concurrently with their degree. Complete the CAP application form (PDF) and submit to Office of Student and Academic Services (OSAS) in 137 HNES.

How to Apply for Non-York Students

Candidates who previously completed an undergraduate degree in a related field must have a minimum grade point average of 5.0. As well, individuals without an undergraduate degree but have previous relevant work experience may also apply to this program. Consideration of non-degree applicants will be based on the level and appropriateness of their work experience and applicants may be invited to an interview by the program coordinator. Future Students can apply to York University through the Future Students Website http://futurestudents.yorku.ca/.

12 credits of core courses:

  • ES/ENVS 2122 3.00
  • ES/ENVS 3122 3.00
  • ENVS 4001 3.00
  • ES/ENVS 4122 3.00

12 credits of electives:

In addition to the above core courses, students must complete an additional 12.00 credits;  students must take at least one course from each of the following three  categories.

Community and Environmental Education: 3.00 credits

  • ENVS 3125 3.0
  • ENVS 3140 3.0
  • THEA 4440 6.0
  • MUSI 1081/2081 3.0
  • VISA 3001B 3.0

Critical Social Analysis 3.00 Credits

  • ES/ENVS 1900 6.0
  • ES/ENVS 2000 6.0
  • ES/ENVS 3740 3.0
  • ES/ENVS 3230 3.0
  • ES/ENVS 3160 3.0
  • ES/ENVS 3320 3.0
  • ES/ENVS 3170 3.0
  • ES/ENVS 4223 3.0
  • ES/ENVS 4161 3.0
  • AP/HREQ 3890 6.0
  • AP/HREQ 2010 6.0
  • AP/HREQ 1040 6.0
  • AP/POL 3620 6.0
  • AP/CLTR 3510 3.0
  • AP/ANTH 2120 6.0
  • AP/CLTR 3160 3.0

Artistic Practice 6.00 credits

  • ES/ENVS 1800 6.0
  • ES/ENVS 3100 3.0
  • ES/ENVS 4420 3.0
  • ES/ENVS 3303 3.0
  • ES/ENVS 4100 3.0
  • FA/VISA 1000 3.0
  • FA/THEA 3331 3.0
  • FA/THEA 3235 3.0
  • FA/VISA 1006 3.0
  • FA/DANC 1500 6.0
  • FA/DANC 3322 3.0
  • FA/DANC 2510L 3.0
  • FA/DANC 4368 3.0
  • FA/DATT 1939 3.0
  • AP/EN 2600 6.00
  • FA/FILM 1410 6.0
  • FA/MUSI 2520 6.0
  • FA/MUSI 1032 3.0
  • FA/MUSI 1012 3.0
  • FA/MUSI 1014 3.0
  • FA/MUSI 1043 3.0
  • FA/MUSI 2556 3.0
  • FA/THEA 1520 3.0
  • FA/THEA 1521 3.0
  • FA/THEA 3225 3.0
  • FA/VISA 2070 3.0
  • FA/VISA 2071 3.0
  • FA/VISA 2073 3.0
  • FA/VISA 2074 3.0
  • FA/ VISA 2025 3.0 A
  • FA/YSDN 1001 3.0
  • FA/YSDN 1002 3.0
  • FA/YSDN 1010 3.0
  • FA/VISA 3053/FILM 3331 6.0

 

Other requirements:

Students working towards this certificate must:

  • meet the minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) requirement for their program;
  • to receive the certificate, achieve a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 5.00 or greater in the courses credited  to the certificate; and, York students must complete their degree in order to be granted the certificate.