Skip to main content

Curricular Experiences

Curricular experiential learning includes experiences where you receive academic credit through course experiences, co-op and academic exchanges. This experience also allows you to gain knowledge and skills through workplace or simulated workplace projects or experiences. 

Explore Course Experiences

Many of your courses give you opportunities to apply knowledge and skills in authentic contexts. Your program's Experience Guide and course offerings, and the Academic Calendar can help you find courses that have experiential learning opportunities.

The types of curricular experiences include:

  • Community Service-Learning (CSL): Community-based learning through placements or projects.
  • Creative performance: Participation in large ensembles, solo recitals and chamber music. 
  • Entrepreneurship: Development and/or launch of a business, social or culture venture.
  • Field courses: Intensive practical experience in a setting relevant to your academic discipline. 
  • Field placements/practica/clinical placements: Supervised, professional experience required for professional programs, certification or licensing.
  • Internships: Supervised, discipline-specific work experience that is not co-op.
  • Lab experiences: Classes in which students engage in learning activities by practice.
  • Professional inquiry: Short-term workplace exposure/observation including job shadowing
  • Simulated/workplace projects and experiences: Projects or experiences where students apply knowledge to real-world situations.

Add and Track Your Curricular Experiences

All experiences will be made available for you to add to your Laurier Experience Record (LER) based on your registration and/or successful completion of a course with a qualifying experience.

Need More Information?

Email your questions to Make sure you include your student ID and the course code or title, if relevant.


Academic Exchanges