Welcome - Experiential Learning: Experiences of Canadian Development: Volunteerism and Citizenship in Times of Austerity INTD 3107X/Y    Experiential Learning: Experiences of Canadian Development: Volunteerism and Citizenship in Times of Austerity
CREDIT HOURS: 6
Experiential learning is an opportunity for students to reflect on the global/local and theory/practice dynamics of the world around them. Other programs and departments use terms such as internship, volunteer or co-op placements. IDS has adopted the term experiential learning because it reflects the interplay between academic and practical skills development that this program offers. Experiential learning courses are available for both local/Canadian and international placements. The Canadian component of experiential learning focuses on the themes of community development and public engagement. The international component addresses questions of global citizenship. The Canadian component of experiential learning combines classroom learning with volunteer work experience in a community organization in Halifax or other parts of Canada. Students are required to volunteer for a minimum of 60 hours in each term, or approximately 3 hours/week. In addition to this work, students are required to complete a set of readings (to be developed in collaboration with the course instructor) and three academic assignments (a mid-term report, a reflective paper and an academic paper).
NOTES: Credit can only be given for this course if X and Y are completed in consecutive terms and partial credit cannot be given for a single term.
FORMAT:
  • Seminar
  • Discussion

FORMAT COMMENTS: applied work experience with an organization or community group within Canada.
PREREQUISITES: INTD 2001.03 and INTD 2002 .03 or instructor's permission