Academic Calendar

COSL – Community Service Learning

COSL 200
Community Service Learning: Community Engagement
3 Credits

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

The class engages in a community learning project or activity that involves placement with an organization for up to 12 weeks. 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 supervising department.

COSL 301
Community Service Learning: Building Peaceful Communities
6 Credits

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.

COSL 302
Community Service Learning: Serving Local Community
3 Credits

The student, with discipline approval, engages in a community learning project or activity. Normally this activity involves placement in an organization for up to 12 weeks. All placements require 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 supervising department.