For the most updated information check the UTSG Arts and Science Course Calendar. Courses may be subject to change, and new courses will be added as they are confirmed.


Archaeology Community engaged learning courses in Archaeology
Indigenous Studies Community engaged learning courses in Indigenous Studies
Canadian Studies Community engaged learning courses in Canadian Studies
Criminology Community engaged learning courses in Criminology
Equity Studies Community engaged learning courses in Equity Studies
Finnish Community engaged learning courses in Finnish Studies
Geography & Planning Community engaged learning courses in Geography and Planning
Health Studies Community engaged learning courses in Health Studies
Human Biology Community engaged learning courses in Human Biology
Medicine Community engaged learning courses in Human Biology
New College Community engaged learning courses at New College
Peace, Conflict, Justice Community engaged learning courses in Peace, Conflict and Justice
Pharmacology Community engaged learning courses in Pharmacology & Toxicology
Religious Studies Community engaged learning courses in Religious Studies
Sexual Diversity Community engaged learning courses in Sexual Diversity Studies
Urban Studies Community engaged learning courses in Urban Studies

Archaeology and Heritage in the Public Sphere

Course code: ANT480Y

Description: The course is designed to illustrate how public heritage and archaeological institutions work with historical and archaeological materials and convey a narrative of the past to a public audience. There is a service-learning (or volunteering) component to this course that will provide you with hands-on experience and will extend your understanding of the issues confronting those working in the heritage field. The overarching theme of this course pertains to the role of archaeological and historical places and objects in the modern world, in other words, how the past is understood in and connected to the present. In this course, we will examine issues such as the reality of funding and budgets, the complexities of determining a site’s significance (which sites/buildings are preserved, which are not, and why?), how museums interpret material for a public audience, the role that archaeology may or may not play in indigenous land claims, indigenous perspectives on history and archaeology, the politics of archaeology, and how archaeology and history relate to identity.

Instructor: K. Patton

Indigenous Theory, Research and Methods

Course code: ABS460H1 

Description: This course explores the basis of Indigenous knowledge and how that translates into research theory and methodology. Students will design a research project, consider Indigenous research governance and conduct an ethics review. This is a service learning course. This course is only open to students enrolled in a Specialist or Major in Aboriginal Studies.

Instructor: J. Carter

Active Citizenship in a Canadian Context

Course code: CDN435Y1

Description: This course draws from theoretical works to critically examine the experiences of citizenship of various communities in Canada. A service learning component is incorporated so that students can themselves engage in active citizenship. The course develops extra-curricular expertise that can contribute to a student’s professional CV.

Instructor: S. O'Flynn

Topics in Criminology & Sociolegal Studies

Course code: CRI390H1

Description: Topics vary from year to year, but the objective of the course is to explore emerging issues in Criminology, and their social, legal, ethical and political implications.
Topic for 20161:  Roots of Criminal Justice Policy.

Instructor: W. Watson

Theory and Praxis in Food Security

Course code: NEW342H1

Description: Explores the concept of food security in the context of equity issues related to global food systems. Students participate in food-related field work activities outside of regular classroom time.

Instructor: L. Baker

Advanced Finnish I

Course code: FIN300

Course description: Advanced Finnish provides a continuation of FIN210H1 Intermediate Finnish.

Instructor: A. Muhonen

Advanced Finnish II

Course selectino: FIN340H1

Course description: Advanced Finnish II provides a continuation of FIN300H1 Advanced Finnish I.

Instructor: A. Muhonen

Planning for Change: Community Development in Practice

Course code: JPG1812Y

Description: *Restricted to Graduate Students. Contact the Department of Geography and Planning for additional details

Instructor: R. DiFrancesco/A.Kramer

Health Studies Practicum

Course code: HST400Y1

Description: Individual field placement with a health-related institution or organization, in which the student applies theory and skills to specific projects and/or tasks. Culminates in an oral and written report. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Instructor: D. Schluter

Prerequisite: HST350Y1, permission of the Director Distribution Requirement Status: Social Science Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)


Course code: HMB440H1

Description: In patients with dementia, intellectual, social and occupational functioning deteriorate. We explore in depth the multi-disciplinary aspects of dementia (clinical, genetic, molecular, social) with a focus on the most common cause of dementia, Alzheimer's disease. A service-learning opportunity is integrated.

Instructor: F. Taverna

Exercise and Mental Health

Course code: HMB473H1

Description: Mental well-being is a critical element of total health. We explore the evidence underpinning the role of physical activity in the avoidance of mental disorders, recovery from mental disorders, and the quality of life of those with or without mental disorders. A service learning component in local organizations enriches learning.

Instructor: F. Taverna

Community Population and Public Health

Course code: CPPH-1

Description: Restricted to first year undergraduate medical education students.

Instructor: A. Chris

Independent Community Engaged Research

Course code: NEW498H1    

Description: An integrative-learning opportunity for students to develop research skills in relation to their area of study in collaboration with, and addressing needs of, community partners in the social mission sector.  Along with individual placements, students review interdisciplinary research methodology and engage in peer- and reflective-learning in a seminar.  Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Instructor: H. Hermant

Independent Community Engaged Learning

Course code: NEW495Y1 

Description: Students apply in the late summer for available placements with New College partner organizations.  Students' learning is facilitated by academic and placement supervision, regular reflective writing, and collective reflection in a seminar that meets about 10 times over the year.  A symposium in early April showcases students' learning. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Instructor: L.Manicom/S.Stewart

Service Learning

Course code: PCJ362H1

Instructor: W. Wong

Description: In cooperation with the Center for Community Partnerships, students will be given a service learning placement that aligns with their academic interests. These placements will happen in community organizations and other organizations based in the GTA. Class will meet once a week and students will serve up to 10 hours total per week in their placements. The course will emphasize how groups work to achieve community goals, how grassroots politics works, the power of social capital, and how these topics link to questions of conflict resolution, brokering piece, and achieving justice.

Understanding the Role of Pharmacology & Toxicology in Society

Course code: PCL389H1

Description: This service learning course explores issues surrounding the effects that pharmaceuticals and chemicals have in society. Specifically, it integrates pharmacology and toxicology with social, health and political issues as they relate to drug abuse and addiction. Students are required to interact and work with community partners during the semester (approx. 20hrs). Classroom discussions will integrate community experiences with lecture material.

Instructor: M. Arnot

Religion in the Public Sphere Service-Learning Internship

Course code: RLG426H1

Description: For upper-year students, from any discipline. In a 40-hour community service placement, discover first-hand religion’s significance in Toronto and examine how religion manifests in public spaces, institutions, and interactions, while critically reflecting on the experience of working with professionals and their “clients” in settings where religious diversity is at play.

Instructor: A.Fischer

Special Topics in Sexual Diversity (Engaging our Communities)

Course code: SDS490Y

Description: Topics vary from year to year depending on instructor. This seminar is intended to expose students in the Sexual Diversity Studies program to topics that may not be covered by permanent university courses.

Instructor: D. Seitz

A Multidisciplinary Introduction to Urban Studies

Course code: INI235Y1

Description: Explores the culture, thoughts, institutions, policies, and processes shaping our urban areas. Emphasis is placed on understanding the problems and prospects associated with growth and change in the city. Disciplines used to provide various interpretations include Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, History, Political Science, Sociology, Urban Design and Planning.

Instructor: D.Roberts