PCDR

Course-based Opportunities

Curricular and course-based experiential learning are for-credit experiences that are offered through the University of Guelph's academic colleges.

The activities listed below meet all six course-based experiential learning criteria and are recognized on the U of G Professional and Career Development Record (PCDR). If you believe there is an activity that should be recognized, please review the PCDR resources for developing an experiential learning course.

There are eight types of curricular experiential learning opportunities at the University of Guelph, approved by Senate in June 2020.

Contact your Faculty Advisor or Program Counsellor to find out more about Experiential Learning course opportunities in your academic program.

A program comprised of a required number of curated courses that promote specialized knowledge acquisition and skill development through hands-on experience and classroom learning, undertaken alongside a degree.

The Certificate in Leadership provides you with the opportunity to develop a historical and theoretical understanding of leadership with emphasis on contemporary theories, models and research through 2.50 credits of coursework and 120 hours of leadership practice.

A program that integrates academic with paid workplace learning and skill development in a relevant field, through alternating work and study terms. Students receive a Co-operative Education Certificate upon completion.

A course that requires students to connect their learning and skill development through learning activities designed with a community organization to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.

Community Engaged Learning (CEL) Course List

The following courses are always offered as experiential learning, regardless of instructor.

The following courses are sometimes offered as experiential learning, depending on instructor. Check with the offering department before registering.

A course that intentionally integrates activities such as structured projects, laboratory work, design, simulations, performances, competitive practice, live or field case studies, or entrepreneurship to enable students to display their academic learning and skill development.

Course-integrated Experiential Learning Course List

The following courses are always offered as experiential learning, regardless of instructor.

The following courses are sometimes offered as experiential learning, depending on instructor. Check with the offering department before registering.

A course that prepares students for professional work through first-hand investigation and analysis in a field location, led by faculty, for part of or for the full duration of a semester.

Field Course List

The following courses are always offered as experiential learning, regardless of instructor.

The following courses are sometimes offered as experiential learning, depending on instructor. Check with the offering department before registering.

A course or program in which students gain experience and develop skills related to a field of study and/or career by completing a practicum, internship, field placement, or externship which may be part of a professional program.

Professional or Career Practice Course List

The following courses are always offered as experiential learning, regardless of instructor.

The following courses are sometimes offered as experiential learning, depending on instructor. Check with the offering department before registering.

  • IDEV*4600 Advocating and Effecting Change in Development Policy and Practice

Research conducted by a student under faculty guidance in a workplace/simulated workplace environment which may be in an academic industry, or community setting. Students engage in systematic investigation and research in their field and are evaluated by faculty supervisors or staff.

Research and Scholarly Creation Course List

The following courses are always offered as experiential learning, regardless of instructor.

  • AGR*4450 Research Project I
  • AGR*4460 Research Project II
  • CHEM*4900 Chemistry Research Project I
  • CHEM*4910 Chemistry Research Project II
  • FOOD*4220 Topics in Food Science
  • FOOD*4230 Research in Food Science
  • FRHD*3500 Research Internship in Family Relations and Human Development
  • FRHD*4810 Thesis I
  • FRHD*4910 Thesis II
  • HIST*4070 Experiential Learning:¬†Research
  • HK*4230 Advanced Study in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences
  • HK*4360 Research in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences
  • HK*4371 Research in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences II
  • HK*4372 Research in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences II
  • HK*4510 Teaching, Learning and Knowledge Transfer
  • HK*4511 Teaching, Learning & Knowledge Transfer II
  • HK*4512 Teaching, Learning & Knowledge Transfer II
  • IBIO*4500 Research in Integrative Biology I
  • IBIO*4510 Research in Integrative Biology II
  • IBIO*4521 Thesis in Integrative Biology
  • IBIO*4522 Thesis in Integrative Biology
  • IBIO*4600 Integrative Marine and Freshwater Research
  • IDEV*3200 Individual Work/Study in International Development
  • IDEV*4100 Honours Thesis I
  • IDEV*4150 Honours Thesis II
  • IDEV*4190 Regional Context
  • IDEV*4200 Advanced Work/Study in International Development
  • MATH*4600 Advanced Research Project in Mathematics
  • NUTR*3500 Research Internship in Applied Human Nutrition
  • NUTR*4810 Applied Human Nutrition Thesis I
  • NUTR*4910 Applied Human Nutrition Thesis II
  • PSYC*3240 Independent Research Project
  • PSYC*4240 Advanced Independent Research Project
  • PSYC*4870 Honours Thesis I
  • PSYC*4880 Honours Thesis II
  • STAT*4600 Advanced Research Project in Statistics

The following courses are sometimes offered as experiential learning, depending on instructor. Check with the offering department before registering.

Intersperses one or two work terms (typically full-time hours) as an elective or core course in an academic program, where work terms provide experience in a workplace setting related to the student's field of study and/or career goals.

Work Experience Course List

The following courses are always offered as experiential learning, regardless of instructor.

Search for Opportunities in the Experience Guelph Catalogue

The Experience Guelph Catalogue allows students to search for:

  • Experiential Learning course offerings for the current and upcoming term
  • Promotional information for all Co-op programs
  • Open postings from the On Campus Jobs and Opportunities board
  • Open postings from the Career module
  • Promotional information for Co-curricular opportunities

 

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