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Posted By SCS School of Continuing Studies On September 16, 2014 @ 4:55 pm

This academic bridging course helps mature students prepare for successful degree studies.

  • Learn in a supportive environment
  • Develop study skills and academic confidence
  • Gain exposure to York University campus life
  • Develop a realistic sense of the workload
Strengthen your application to York University, and save time and money by using the 3 credits you earn in this course towards your degree!

Explore how 20th-century Canadian writers view Canadian society as you:

  • improve your ability to express yourself with clarity, precision, and conviction
  • master analytical thinking, reading, and writing
  • learn the techniques of essay writing
  • examine individual and societal values

Course Details [1]

“The truth about stories is,” writes First Nations author and scholar Thomas King, “is that that’s all we are.” Using both creative and personal writing, this course examines life as a story in a Canadian context. Looking at novels, poetry, short stories, drama, visual art, music and film, we look at the creative and vibrant ways Canadians tell their lives and create the narratives they live. How are we defined by a dual history of French and English in a country increasingly influenced by immigrant experiences? How do Metis and Aboriginal lives fit into the Canadian story all of us tell? What does the radical geography of this country –the second largest in the world, with its mountains and oceans, winters and borderlands– create for the stage on which we live? We will hear from authors and artists, essayists and poets as the course examines the story of Canadian identity and the remarkable ways in which our shared drama unfolds.

Admission Requirements [2]

If you are eligible to apply as a mature student and have completed one or more Pre-University course(s) in which you have earned a minimum grade of “B,” you will be considered for admission to York University.

Students who do not earn a grade of “B” on the first attempt may take the other Pre-University course to achieve the “B” grade required for admission consideration.

You may still need to submit an application, a personal letter, resumé, and transcripts (if you attended college or university) to York’s Office of Admissions. York will consider you for the next available session for the Faculty you have applied to.

Pre-university students can be considered for the following Faculties at York: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), Environmental Studies, and Glendon. Some programs, such as computer science or information technology in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), require specific course prerequisites. Please contact the Office of Admissions for details about applying to another Faculty or Program that may have additional requirements such as course prerequisites, supplementary information, or a Fine Arts’ audition/evaluation.

FAQs [3]

What if I do not earn a grade of “B” in my first pre-university course?

You can take the other pre-university course to achieve the “B” grade required for admission consideration.

What if I have completed previous college or university studies?

Academic Bridging will not compensate for recent low high school or college grades, or for an unsuccessful academic record at another university. If you have successfully completed one full year (two full semesters or the equivalent) at a recognized college or university, contact York’s Office of Admissions as a pre-university course may not be necessary for admission.

Does tuition include the price of text books?

Tuition does not include the cost of course textbooks or course kits.


If you have any questions about whether you qualify to take a Pre-University course as a way of strengthening your application for admission, please contact the York University Office of Admissions at 416-736-5000.

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