XI. Special Study Opportunities

Certificates and Diplomas

Certificate in Civic Engagement and Global Citizenship

The value of combining a sense of self as a global citizen with the dynamic nature of civic engagement can result in a practical, informed and hopeful approach to addressing complex local and global problems shaped by different cultures, political systems and environments. The certificate in Civic Engagement and Global Citizenship aims to provide students with a critical understanding and awareness of the complexity of the world and the value of their disciplines as contributing to interdisciplinary approaches to solving problems. Students will explore how the diversity of people and privilege in the world contributes to both problems and solutions while having an opportunity to reflect upon their own place and privilege. They will develop the knowledge, skills, and values required to develop a sense of themselves as empowered citizens and community members who can undertake thoughtful, respectful and creative action for better communities at home and abroad.

The Certificate consists of 2.50 credits of coursework (1.00 in required courses and 1.50 in restricted electives) and completion of 120 hours of approved community engagement hours.

For more information, please visit: http://www.uoguelph.ca/civic

"Community Engagement Hours - The selection and approval process for the required 120 community engagement hours is reviewed in UNIV*2410."

Required Courses

UNIV*2410 [0.50] Engaged Global Citizenship
UNIV*4410 [0.50] Civic Engagement with Communities

Restricted Electives

A total of 1.50 credits of restricted electives is required including at least 0.50 credits at the 3000 or 4000 level. Students are advised to check prerequisites for their desired upper level courses and to review double-counting regulations.

While restricted electives may be chosen from any of the lists below, it is recommended to select one from each list.

Community Engagement & Politics
EDRD*3400 [0.50] Sustainable Communities
GEOG*2030 [0.50] Environment and Development
IDEV*3300 [0.50] Engaging in Development Practice
POLS*2250 [0.50] Public Administration and Governance
POLS*3320 [0.50] Politics of Aid & Development
POLS*3160 [0.50] Global Gender Justice
UNIV*3000 [0.50] Civic Engagement & Service Learning
Diversity & Power:
ANTH*2660 [0.50] Contemporary Indigenous Peoples in Canada
HIST*2930 [0.50] Women and Cultural Change
PHIL*2120 [0.50] Ethics
PHIL*2600 [0.50] Business and Professional Ethics
PHIL*3450 [0.50] Ethics in the Life Sciences
PSYC*3300 [0.50] Psychology of Gender
SOC*2390 [0.50] Class and Stratification
SOAN*2290 [0.50] Identities and Cultural Diversity
SOAN*3240 [0.50] Gender & Global Inequality I
WMST*2000 [0.50] Women and Representation
World Issues:
FARE*1300 [0.50] Poverty, Food & Hunger
FARE*3250 [0.50] Food and International Development
FRHD*4210 [0.50] Senior Seminar in Early Education and Care
GEOG*3320 [0.50] Food Systems: Issues in Security and Sustainability
HIST*2040 [0.50] War and Society
ENVS*2120 [0.50] Introduction to Environmental Stewardship
MGMT*3020 [0.50] Corporate Social Responsibility
SOC*3380 [0.50] Society and Nature
University of Guelph
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