How Experiential Learning Works

The Experiential Learning course focuses on the advanced development of critical and research skills to prepare students for postgraduate work. Students can elect to undertake a community-engaged learning project, a research position, or an internship in a professional field to prepare for jobs in the private and public sectors and will be guided jointly by a faculty member and on-site supervisor.

Students may complete the course by participating in . . .

  • 1 Summer Internship – 1.0 credit
  • or 1 Fall/Winter CEL project – 1.0 credit
  • or 1 Independent Project (Research or Creative) – 1.0 credit
  • or a combination of two such credits worth 0.5 each

While we encourage students to participate in an internship with one of SASAH’s partners or a CEL project with an established partner through the Student Success Centre, students also have the option to find internships or CEL projects elsewhere or to develop independent research or creative projects. Such projects must be proposed and approved well before the term in which they are to occur. For more information, go to the Course Information pages in Owl.

Students must also participate in orientation/preparation activities, which will vary depending on the student’s pathway in completing this course, as well as workshops and the Learning Through Experience presentations event. The OWL virtual platform will be used as a central repository for course information and assessment submission.