As of March 17, 2020, due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, all faculty and staff in the Department of Social Science will be working remotely and are not available for in-person meetings at Keele Campus. The Department is fully committed to ensuring our students get the support they need by various electronic methods.
Faculty/Teaching: All classes have moved online for the foreseeable future including the Summer Term. Faculty are available via e-mail and will communicate individually and also collectively via listservs, Moodle, and so forth per usual.
Staff/Advising: All student advising will now take place via Zoom or over the phone. Students requiring advising must send a request for an appointment to email@example.com. A staff member will respond to arrange an appointment time.
Staff/Other Services: All other services provided by SOSC staff continue via e-mail, while some services may require video-conferencing via Zoom (a free online video-conferencing application similar to Skype.
Website/Twitter: The SOSC website and twitter accounts are updated and monitored daily (weekdays) with important information from the University, LA&PS, SOSC, and individual programs.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. Be well and be safe.
1. Mental Health and Wellness at YorkU.
2. Student Counselling & Development.
3. Student Accessibility Services.
4. Office of Student Community Relations.
1. LA&PS Emergency Funding for Undergraduate Students. And FGS Emergency Funding for Graduate Students.
2. Graduation, Convocation, and Summer Term news update.
3. YorkU classes moving on-line temporarily due to COVID-19 concerns.
4. Message from president Lenton re COVID-19.
5. YorkU's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Site.
6. This Week @ York provides important announcements collated from the Division of Students.
Follow us on Twitter at @YorkU_LASO.
The Law & Society program is an undergraduate, interdisciplinary Honours program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies that examines law in its broader social and cultural context. It is one of the oldest and largest such legal studies programs in North America with an over 30-year history and approximately 900 Majors. Our faculty brings a range of interdisciplinary expertise and training to the classroom and draw from fields as diverse as anthropology, history, philosophy, law, sociology, criminology and political science.
The goals of the Law & Society program are to promote the intellectual importance of the study of Law & Society, and law in society; to provide a framework within which students may explore different approaches to law using interdisciplinary approaches as well as international and comparative perspectives; to equip students with critical skills for socio-legal study and research; and to sharpen a view of law as implicated in the everyday life of students. The program must be seen within the context of a liberal arts undergraduate education. It is designed for interested undergraduate students, whatever their future career orientation.
While some of our students will plan to go on to law school, we in Law & Society distinguish sharply between law as a vocation or profession, and law as an object of interdisciplinary study. In turn, many of our students will also choose to follow up our program with a graduate degree in a related field of the social sciences, humanities or public policy and administration studies. Some will also choose to go on to acquire additional qualifications in Legal Assistant, Conflict Mediation or Court and Tribunal Administration programs offered at various community colleges. Others still will pursue careers focused on social justice, education or journalism.