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Sample Syllabi/Course Outlines which include Community Service-Learning

As community service-learning (CSL) becomes more widespread in Canada, there is a corresponding growth in the number of CSL based courses and co-curricular programs.  Following are sample syllabi from courses which incorporate a strong CSL component based on a recent research project led by Dr. Mark Baetz from the Laurier Centre for Community Service-Learning at Wilfrid Laurier University and sponsored by the Social Economy Centre of the University of Toronto. 

Click here to view the Research Summary and Analysis of Learning Outcomes in Excel xls format

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Institution

Course Code

Course Title

Discipline

Supporting Materials

01

Carleton

PSCI 1002

Global Political Issues: the Politics of Food

Political Science

 

03

Lakehead

OUTD 4733

Rural and Community Resource Development

Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism

RFP Sample

04

Lakehead

OUTD 5733

Rural and Community Resource Development

Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism

 

06

Ryerson

POG 210

Canadian Government

Political Science

 

07

Ryerson

SOC 483

Advanced Research and Statistics

Sociology

Application

08

Ryerson

SOC 525

Media and Images of Inequality

Sociology

Agreement

Application

Final Project

Guiding Principles

Reflection

09

Alberta

ANTHR 424 / 524

Visual Anthropology

Anthropology

 

10

Alberta

CSL 300

Theory and Practice of Community Service-Learning: Narrative, Community, and Social Justice

CSL

 

11

Alberta

DRAMA 407 / 507

Intergenerational theatre

Drama

12

Alberta

EDPS 501 B1

The Community of Practice of Adult Education

Educational Policy

 

13

Alberta

ENGL 111 B2

Language, Literature, and Culture

English

 

14

Alberta

ENGL 199 F2

Essentials for Writing for Engineering Students

English

 

15

Alberta

ETCAN 513

Thèmes choisis en études canadiennes I

Études canadiennes

 

16

Alberta

FREN 298 B3

Advanced French II

French

 

17

Alberta

HIST 470

Topics in Canadian Social and Cultural History

History

18

Alberta

HuCo 530

Project Management

Interdisciplinary Studies

 

19

Alberta

MLCS 210 A2

Introduction to Modern Languages: Language(s) of Culture

Modern Languages

20

Alberta

MLCS 473

Cultural Representations, World Media, Ethics

Modern Languages

 

21

Alberta

MLCS 573

Cultural Representations, World Media, Ethics

Modern Languages

 

22

Alberta

NS 404

Aboriginal Governance Capstone

Native Studies

 

23

Alberta

PHIL 355 B1

Philosophy of the environment

Philosophy

 

24

Alberta

POLS 101 A1

Introduction to Politics

Political Science

 

25

Alberta

POLS 299

Citizenship for Democracy

Political Science

 

26

Alberta

SOC 382

Sociology of Health and Illness

Sociology

27

Alberta

SOC 421 B1

The Sociology of Punishment

Sociology

28

Alberta

SPAN 407 B1

Advanced Grammar and Composition

Spanish

 

29

Alberta

UKR 527 B1

Ukrainian Material Culture and Folk Art

Ukrainian

 

31

Alberta

WST 201 A3

Introduction to Women's Studies

Women's Studies

32

Alberta

WST 201 B2

Introduction to Women's Studies

Women's Studies

 

33

Alberta

WST 202 A2

Current Issues in Women's Studies

Women's Studies

34

Alberta

WST 431 A1

Women's Studies and Sexual Assault

Women's Studies

35

Ottawa

NSG 6560

Politique, action politique et changement en soins de sante

Health

 

36

PEI

PSYCH 101 A

Introductory Psychology

Psychology

 

37

PEI

PSYCH 453

Human Services: Integrating Theory and Practice

Psychology

 

38

Saskatchewan

POLS 349

The Public Policy of Multiculturalism in Canada

Political Studies

Final Project

39

Wilfrid Laurier

BUS 438 H

Cross-Cultural Management

Business

Placements

40

Wilfrid Laurier

PS 282 B

Community Psychology

Psychology

Placements

41

Wilfrid Laurier

SY 216

Sociology of Aging

Sociology

Placements

42

Wilfrid Laurier

CO 333 BR

Childrens’ Education and Development Service Learning

Children's Education & Development

Placements

43

Wilfrid Laurier

CT 420

Community: Research and Participation

Contemporary Studies

 

45

Ryerson

ACS 402

Introduction to Global Studies

Arts and Contemporary Studies

 

46

Ryerson

SOC 411

Introduction to Quantitative Methods

Sociology

 

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Samples from the United States

There are vast resources available in the United States which offer detailed descriptions and databases of sample syllabi and programs.  Here are some links to the most comprehensive U.S. on-line sources:

 

Campus Compact

 

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

 

National Service-Learning Clearinghouse

 

American Association For Higher Education & Accreditation