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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 40 hours of your chosen experience. You will complete the experiential activities, readings, seminars, final paper and presentation that make up the course. You can use experiences from community-based/volunteer placements, work placements, research or field experiences, 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 and you can contact Ruthanne Talbot, Programming and Outreach Manager, in the Office of Experiential Education for this support. Please contact her as soon as possible to ensure enough time to finalize a placement before the January 2019 class start. She can be contacted at, 905.525.9140 x23382, or in KTH 129.


Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): III Term(s): Offered?: No Language?: No

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