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Social Sciences In Action

This course will give you the opportunity to put classroom theory into practice within the local or wider community through completing 80-100 hours of your chosen experience. This course is largely conducted through online discussions and interactions on Avenue2Learn with two, full-Saturday, in-person classes. Each student chooses the number of semesters in which they participate in this course: one semester (for those students who have already begun or completed their experiences prior to the start of the course, for example)or two semesters (a standard academic year). The value of this course remains three units regardless of the number of semesters a student chooses to participate. During your desired time-frame, you will complete the experiential activities, readings, seminars, final paper and presentation that make up the course. The course is listed on MOSAIC as a multi-term course running September to April. If you wish to complete the course in just one term (Fall or Winter) you must contact the Experiential Education office prior to registering to make the necessary arrangements. You can use experiences from community-based/volunteer placements, work placements, research or field experiences, exchanges, student government, or other approved experiential activities, to drive an individual learning plan that you will develop with the assistance of the course instructor. You may use an experience you are currently involved with or take the opportunity to explore something new that relates to your academic interests and helps build skills that will be transferable into potential careers after graduation. All placements must be approved by the instructor. If you require assistance, the Office of Experiential Education can provide support in conceptualizing what placement may be a fit for you. Students are to contact Ruthanne Talbot, Programming and Outreach Manager, in the Office of Experiential Education for support regarding the placement. Please contact her as soon as possible for inquiries regarding potential placements/experiences at talbotr@mcmaster.ca, 905.525.9140 x23382, or in KTH 102.

SOC SCI 3F03 A/B S

Social Sciences In Action

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): III Term(s): Fall Offered?: Yes

This course will give you the opportunity to put classroom theory into practice within the local or wider community through completing 80-100 hours of your chosen experience. This course is largely conducted through online discussions and interactions on Avenue2Learn with two, full-Saturday, in-person classes. Each student chooses the number of semesters in which they participate in this course: one semester (for those students who have already begun or completed their experiences prior to the start of the course, for example)or two semesters (a standard academic year). The value of this course remains three units regardless of the number of semesters a student chooses to participate. During your desired time-frame, you will complete the experiential activities, readings, seminars, final paper and presentation that make up the course. The course is listed on MOSAIC as a multi-term course running September to April. If you wish to complete the course in just one term (Fall or Winter) you must contact the Experiential Education office prior to registering to make the necessary arrangements. You can use experiences from community-based/volunteer placements, work placements, research or field experiences, exchanges, student government, or other approved experiential activities, to drive an individual learning plan that you will develop with the assistance of the course instructor. You may use an experience you are currently involved with or take the opportunity to explore something new that relates to your academic interests and helps build skills that will be transferable into potential careers after graduation. All placements must be approved by the instructor. If you require assistance, the Office of Experiential Education can provide support in conceptualizing what placement may be a fit for you. Students are to contact Ruthanne Talbot, Programming and Outreach Manager, in the Office of Experiential Education for support regarding the placement. Please contact her as soon as possible for inquiries regarding potential placements/experiences at talbotr@mcmaster.ca, 905.525.9140 x23382, or in KTH 102.


Prerequisite(s): Registration in Level III or IV of any Social Sciences program