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Our bespoke certificate options let students acquire theoretical and practical training in Black Canadian, Indigenous and Jewish studies. They can be pursued as a standalone or together with any other degree program at York. Browse our options and find the right fit for your academic interests and career goals.

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Black Canadian Studies

Learn and examine histories of Black Canada. Discover people of African descent in the Americas through cultural studies, history, literature and music. 

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Children’s Literature

Engage with texts to examine how modes of representation shape our perceptions of children and youth in the contemporary world.

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Indigenous Studies

Engage with the Indigenous history, culture and arts. Learn about contemporary and legacy colonial issues facing Indigenous people and efforts at redress.

Hebrew and Jewish Studies

Take a deep dive into the study of Hebrew and the history of the Jewish people with this specialized certificate.

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Jewish Studies

Learn about the history and cultural practices of Jews around the world and in different eras.