Academic Calendar

COSL – Community Service Learning

COSL 200
Community Service Learning: Community Engagement
3 Credits          Total (0-0-45)

The student, with discipline approval, engages in a community learning project or activity (on their own or as part of a team). Normally, this activity involves placement in an organization for 12-13 weeks. Any placement needs department approval. Course work involves successful completion of the placement and demonstration of the learning accomplished.

Prerequisites: Second Year Standing.

COSL 300
Community Service Learning: Building Local Community
3 Credits          Total (0-0-45)

The student, with discipline approval, engages in a community learning project or activity (on his/her own or as part of a team). Normally, this activity involves placement in an organization for 12-13 weeks. Any placement needs department approval. Course work involves preparation of an activity plan and identification of specific outcomes, the successful completion of the placement, and a critical analysis/demonstration of the learning accomplished.

Prerequisites: Third year standing and consent of the department.

COSL 301
Community Service Learning: Building Peaceful Communities
6 Credits          Total (15-0-75)

This international community service learning course promotes meaningful student participation in community projects. Students from various degree programs participate in a week-long lecture and workshop component in Canada, followed by a three-week community service (volunteer) experience in an international setting. Utilizing skills from their disciplines, students prepare and implement a project within the larger framework of the community organization. Students engage in and lead a number of activities during the community service part of the course. Experiential learning strategies, actions and reflection, as a means to promote global citizenship, are at the heart of the course.

Prerequisites: Third year standing.