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Placements



Why Community Service Learning, Internships, and Practicum?

Placements shape awareness of your field, your abilities, and your professional interests

Placements give back to the community to which we all belong

Placements bridges the theoretical and practical

Placements gives you real life experience to answer today's behaviour-based job interviews

Placements allows you to be the change you want to see in the world

Placements may provide your first professional reference: all before you even graduate


Placements are integrated to intentional learning outcomes. They tend to include a strong reflection component, encouraging you to understand and articulate your learning in relation to issues in our contemporary world.

Which courses have a Placement component?

Pre- Req

Course Code

Course Title

Nature of Placement

Placement Length

Who Arranges

Year 3+ Standing

CO 333

CED & Service Learning

Individual: This course focuses on various theories and methods of teaching and learning and provides you through the field practicum, to gain specific insights into the issues that arise in teaching and working with children in an educational setting.

2-3 hours a week. A total of 22-25 hours

Student in consultation

Year 4 Standing in Honours CT

CT 403

Community Internship

Individual / Group: The intent of this course is for you to engage with ideas of community, community participation and community development. This will be done through a placement experience with a local service-agency or non-profit community service learning agency.

35-40 hours

Student Proposal / Company Proposal

Year 4 Standing in Health Studies or Health Administration and HS201

HS 402*

Health Studies Practicum

Individual: This course will give you the opportunity to apply the theory you have learned in the classroom setting to a real-world, health and health care-related situation. You will have the option to either conduct original health services research, participate in the development of individual/community health problems, or participate in the delivery of health care services.

70 – 80 hours

Student. *(Pending course instructor’s approval)

Permission of HRHD Dept, Year 3+, HR/CT260, and GPA of 7.0

HR 391

Canadian Internship/

Field Placement

Individual: This course combines participation in a formal internship or field placement with a human rights- or human diversity-related organization with the academic requirements of a senior undergraduate course.

At least four weeks OR 160 hours

Student.

Pending pre-approval

Permission of HRHD Dept, Year 3+, HR/CT260, enrollment in HR/OL301, and GPA of 7.0

HR 392

International Internship/

Field Placement

Individual: This course combines participation in an international internship or volunteer field placement in an international development context with the academic requirements of a senior undergraduate course. Your grade will be based on an evaluation on the final research paper and class presentation.

At least four weeks OR 160 hours

Student. Pending pre-approval

4th Yr Journalism

JN499

Professional Practicum

Individual: Visit http://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=1727&p=19104  for information

minimum of 120 hours

Student

Year 3+ in OL or HRHD, OL/CC233, OL/CT224

OL 480

Project Management Practicum

Individual: This practicum-placement course provides you with an opportunity to develop and apply leadership and project management skills to a “live” project within an organization. In this capstone you will develop an understanding of the people, technical, organizational, and leadership challenges involved in project management.

75 – 80 hours

Student in assistance with the CSL facilitator

PS101 and PS102

PS 275

Developmental Psychology I: Infancy and Childhood

Individual / Group: You will be able to identify and describe diverse theories and orientations used to explain age-related changes, recognize scientific terms and methodologies used to collect infant and child data, and participate in a placement to apply the concepts from the text and lectures to new situations/ settings involving children.

2 hours over 10 weeks.

Student in assistance with the CSL facilitator

PS101 and PS102

PS 276

Developmental Psychology II: Adolescents and Young Adolescents

Individual: This course will provide you with an overview of human development with an emphasis on research findings and theories in physical, cognitive, personality, and social growth of adolescents. In the field placement you will observe behaviours, explore issues in a local setting, and ask questions pertaining to the development of adolescents.

2 hours over 10 weeks. [20 hours total]

Student in assistance with the CSL facilitator

PS101 and PS102

PS 277

Developmental Psychology III: Adults and Elders



Student in assistance with the CSL facilitator

PS101 and PS102

PS 282

Community Psychology

Individual/Group: This course integrates the introduction of conceptual and experiential understanding of community psychology. You will complete a community service-learning placement during the term with a local community organization. You will write a weekly personal journal entry that reflects how material learned in class relates to your placement experiences.

2 hours over 10 weeks. [20 hours minimum]

Student in assistance with the CSL facilitator

PS101 and PS102

PS 283

Educational Psychology

Individual/Group: You will explore the educational implications and applications of research on child development, learning, and teaching. This course introduces you to the basic theories in educational psychology and helps you critically examine research based on theory. You will volunteer in an educational setting and apply what you learn to your field placement.

2 hours over 10 weeks. [20 hours total]

Student in assistance with the CSL facilitator

PS275

PS 379

Psychology of Exceptional Children, Youth and Adults

Individual/Group: This course places an emphasis on assessing child and adolescent mental health problems, physical problems, and health risks. The field placement provides you the opportunity to observe behaviours, explore issues in a local setting, and ask questions pertaining to the development of individuals with exceptionalities.

2 hours over 10 weeks. [20 hours]

minimum

Student in assistance with the CSL facilitator