UTSC community-engaged learning courses
Introduction to Service Learning
Course code: CTLB03H3
Description: In this experiential learning course, students apply discipline-specific academic concepts as they work with community partners in the service of others. Working either within the academic community or with a discipline-related off-campus community partner, students develop problem-solving, professional communication, and self-reflective learning skills.
Instructor: J. Patterson
Urban Communities and Neighbourhoods Case Study: East Scarborough
Course code: CITC01H3
Description: This course engages students in a case study of some of the issues facing urban communities and neighbourhoods today. Students will develop both community-based and academic research skills by conducting research projects in co-operation with local residents and businesses, non-profit organizations, and government actors and agencies.
Instructor: M. Allahwala
Learning in Community Service
Course code: CITC02H3
Description: This will be a service learning course based in Scarborough communities in which students learn about community issues first-hand by volunteering for community based organizations. Student evaluation will be based on completion of volunteer hours and grading of student journals that will: 1. Describe the service work, and 2. Reflect on the service work and relate it to lectures and required readings.
Instructor: S. Bunce
Health Research Seminar
Course code: HLTD02H3
Description: Provides senior students with the opportunity to apply methodological skills to a health research problem. Students will give presentations of their research proposals, and there may be a guest seminar on health research projects.
Instructor: M. Silver
Course code: SOCD21H3
Description: This course will teach students how to conduct in-depth, community-based research on the social, political, cultural and economic lives of immigrants. Students will learn how to conduct qualitative research including participant observation, semi-structured interviews and focus groups. Students will also gain valuable experience linking hands-on research to theoretical debates about migration, transnationalism and multicultural communities. Check the department website for details at: www.utsc.utoronto.ca/sociology/programs.
Instructor: P. Villegas Jimenez