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Courses

Check out some of the courses offered at Laurier that have a Community Service-Learning component. The details of the CSL component may vary based on campus and instructor.

Refer to the Registration Guide to learn how you can register for these courses and check your program requirements.

PS282: Community Psychology

In partnership with a broad range of community-based organizations students complete weekly placements in a collaborative and reciprocal way.  Organizations include not-for-profits and public-funded institutions running programs that work with under-represented and marginalized populations.

PS275: Developmental Psychology:  Infancy and Childhood (Brantford)

Students participate in a weekly placement, volunteering approximately 2 hours per week for 10 weeks assisting in programs with children from birth to age 11. Placement examples include: assisting in child care centres, schools, and recreation programs for children.  During 2020-21 when in-person placements were not possible due to the pandemic, students in Brantford created a developmentally-appropriate activity plan for elementary aged students in JK-Grade5.  The activity plan was based on child development for the specific grade, linked to a topic in the Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum and provided to teachers as an electronic resource.

YC300: Youth & Community Service-Learning

Students in YC300 participate in a weekly placement, volunteering 3-4 hours per week for 10 weeks, assisting in programs with children and youth from birth to ages 25 years old. Placement examples include: assisting in elementary and secondary school classrooms and recreation programs for children and youth in the community.  During 2020-21 the CSL component for students in YC300 shifted to provide them with remote/virtual placements. The opportunities included both direct contact with children and youth or indirect tasks to support programs.  Placements included: virtual tutoring, reading books with children, conversations with newcomers to Canada, and partnering with other departments on-campus.

HR300: Professionalization

Groups of students work together to assist a Community Partner organization by gathering information and assisting with writing grant proposals for Brantford City Grants.  Students have been very successful in helping community partners to secure much needed funding.

FR300: Teach, Learn and Think in French

Partnering with public schools and community organizations that offer French language programming, students take part in placements or projects which provide them with opportunities to work directly with French educators, supporting critical education-related tasks such as lesson planning, and classroom instruction.

PS383: Environment, Psychology and Action

Working in groups, students apply psychological theories and principles through participation in action projects with environmental organizations and sustainability-focused projects and initiatives in the community.