Experiential Education is a great way to help you tie the theories learned with practical experiences, and further enhance your learning. Glendon offers many experiential education courses across its programs, take a look below to some of our experiential courses offered this year.

Experiential Education Courses

COMS 4208 3.0 – Dreaming of Electric Sheep: Emergent Practices in Communications 1 

Fall 2021 – Online

Language of instruction: English

This is the first of two courses offering an overview of emerging practices in communication & media technologies. This course focuses on trends in web-based innovations as well as on new forms of interpersonal and mobile communication. Course credit exclusion: GL/COMS 4203 6.00.

Premier de deux cours offrant un panorama des nouvelles pratiques en études des communications et des médias. Il examine spécifiquement les tendances liées aux innovations en ligne et les nouvelles formes de communications mobiles et interpersonnelles. Cours incompatible : GL/COMS 4203 6.00.

 

DRCA/HUMA 2665 6.00 – Beauty and Power:  Creations and Contexts in Visual Art

Term: Y

Thursday 12 PM

Language of Instruction: English

This course is a survey of visual art in diverse contexts and histories. Combining theory with practical elements, it teaches students to analyze artworks and practices in depth, and to work with key ideas in the study of the visual arts.

Ce cours explore des histoires et contextes essentiels de la création en art visuel. Les personnes inscrites vont apprendre à analyser les oeuvres d’art et pratiques artistiques en profondeur, et à travailler avec des idées-clés, en théorie et en pratique.

DRCA/HUMA 4200 3.00 – The Stage Director’s Process/Le processus du metteur en scène 

Fall 2021, Friday 12 PM

Language of Instruction: English/French

This course introduces approaches towards directing, with an eye towards the relationship between director and actor. Students acquire skills through hands-on directorial experiences.

Ce cours présente diverses approches de la mise en scène et, se concentre sur la relation entre le metteur en scène et l’acteur. L’apprentissage inclut des expériences pratiques

HIST/CDNS 3450 3.0 – Oral History Workshop

Fall 2021 – Wednesdays at 9 AM

Instruction language: English

Oral history is an interdisciplinary field of study and a method of gathering, preserving and interpreting the voices and memories of people, communities, and participants in past events. Using a combination of lectures and class discussions, this course examines oral history methodology, theory, and ethics. Students will also spend time in the “field,” designing and carrying out their own oral history project.

ILST/BUEC 2610 3.0 – Gestion des ressources humaines

Fall 2021 – Thursdays 9 AM

Instruction language: French

Ce cours permet aux étudiant(e)s d’analyser le rôle de la gestion et de l’administration des ressources humaines, ainsi que les principaux aspects de la fonction « personnel », notamment l’analyse d’emplois, la planification des ressources humaines, la sélection, la formation, l’évaluation du rendement, la rémunération, les relations professionnelles et la sécurité et la santé. Tout au long du cours, les groupes d’étudiant(e)s participent à un jeu de simulation informatique en gérant le service de ressources humaines d’une organisation où ils appliquent les principes appris en classe. Chaque semaine les étudiant(e)s prennent des décisions reliées par exemple à la dotation, rémunération, formation, et gestion du budget départemental.

ILST/BUEC 3646 3.0 – Business Information Systems

Winter 2022 – Tuesdays 9 AM

Instruction language: English

This course is designed to help students acquire the basic skills and conceptual background to become an effective business user of information systems. The course helps students develop a broad understanding of information systems’ use, value, and impact in organizations. In this course student groups compete throughout the term in a real-time business simulation game by managing the logistics of a company using a SAP ERP simulation (ERPSIM) system. Through the simulation and hands-on exercises, students learn about logistics, corporate systems, and business processes and practice decision making, data management, analysis and visualization.

ILST 4275 – Global Environmental Challenges – Local Solutions/Défis environnementaux mondiaux – Solutions locales

Fall 2021 – Tuesdays 3 PM

Instruction language: English/French

The climate emergency requires concrete actions to change our economy from the linear to the circular model. Some of them will be discussed in this course and we will develop projects to be implemented in Glendon College. The course is bilingual and registration is limited, please contact sdreher@yorku.ca for further information.

ILST 4510 6.0 – Annual International Symposium

Term : Y

Fridays 10 AM

Language of Instruction: English

This course develops the student’s knowledge of a selected country or region of the world and also the project management capabilities necessary to organize an annual symposium and includes a field trip to the selected country or region. Prerequisites: GL/ILST 3505 3.00 and permission of the department.

PSYC 2520 3.0 – Introduction à la psychologie expérimentale

Fall 2021 – Tuesday 12 PM

Language of Instruction: French

Ce cours traite de la démarche et des méthodes scientifiques en psychologie. Les relations entre les évidences empiriques, les interférences, la fiabilité, et la validité y sont étudiées. Les étudiants doivent mettre au point et réaliser une étude empirique. Condition préalable : GL/PSYC 2510 6.00 et GL/PSYC 2530 3.00 ou l’équivalent. Condition concomitante : GL/PSYC 2531 3.00. Cours incompatible : HH/PSYC 2030 3.00.

PSYC 2525 3.0 – Intermediate Experimental Psychology

Fall 2021

  • Wednesday: 1 PM
  • Thursday
    • 10 AM
    • 11 AM
    • 1 PM
    • 2 PM

Language of Instruction: English

The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the process of scientific reasoning as it applies to psychology. The course discusses the relationships between empirical evidence and inference, reliability, and validity. Students obtain experience in designing and executing empirical studies. Prerequisite: GL/PSYC 2510 6.00 and GL/PSYC 2530 3.00 or the equivalent. Corequisite: GL/PSYC 2531 3.00. Course credit exclusion: HH/PSYC 2030 3.00.

PSYC 3525 3.0 – Intermediate Experimental Psychology

Winter 2022:

  • Wednesday 1 PM
  • Thursday:
    • 10 AM
    • 11 AM
    • 1 PM
    • 2 PM

Language of instruction: English

This is a continuation of GL/PSYC 2520 3.00. It focuses on applications of research principles. Published research articles are evaluated; students execute an empirical study involving a factorial design. Students learn which particular statistical analyses are appropriate for various different experimental designs. Prerequisites: GL/PSYC 2510 6.00, GL/PSYC 2520 3.00, GL/PSYC 2530 3.00 and GL/PSYC 2531 3.00 or the equivalent. Course credit exclusion: HH/PSYC 3010 3.00.

  • GL/PSYC 3525 3.00   Intermediate Experimental Psychology

Winter 2022:

  • Wednesday 1 PM
  • Thursday:
    • 10 AM
    • 11 AM
    • 1 PM
    • 2 PM

Language of instruction: English

This is a continuation of GL/PSYC 2520 3.00. It focuses on applications of research principles. Published research articles are evaluated; students execute an empirical study involving a factorial design. Students learn which particular statistical analyses are appropriate for various different experimental designs. Prerequisites: GL/PSYC 2510 6.00, GL/PSYC 2520 3.00, GL/PSYC 2530 3.00 and GL/PSYC 2531 3.00 or the equivalent. Course credit exclusion: HH/PSYC 3010 3.00.

SOCI 3225 – Public Sociology 

Winter 2022 – Tuesdays 9 AM

Language of Instruction: English

This course examines the relationship of sociology to civil society and the public sphere. It considers competing perspectives on the meaning, efficacy and feasibility of public sociology. The course investigates what it means to “do” public sociology through case studies. Prerequisite: GL/SOCI 2510 6.00.

SP 3201 3.00 – Spanish for Business I

Fall 2021, Monday 6 PM

Language of Instruction: Spanish

Course Description: This course introduces students to the language and context of business Spanish. Students are exposed to a variety of authentic texts and commercial environments. Prerequisite: GL/SP 3000 6.00 or GL/SP 3200 6.00 or permission of the Department.

SP 4201 3.00 – Spanish for Business II

Winter 2022, Monday 6 PM

Language of Instruction: Spanish

Course Description: This course provides students with a more in-depth foundation in business language, and introduces cross-cultural analysis that will help them function in today’s Spanish-speaking business world. Students critically analyze authentic scenarios and gain an understanding of business cultural practices in Spain and Latin America. Prerequisite: GL/SP 3000 6.00 or GL/SP 3200 6.00 or GL/SP 3201 3.00 or permission of the Department.

SP 4701 3.00 – Hispanic Community Narratives in the GTA)

Winter 2022 – Tuesdays 12 PM

Instruction language: Spanish/English

Through the writing of the life stories of Hispanic immigrants living in the GTA, this course examines the complex experience of immigration with a focus on how individuals negotiate different cultural traditions at play in their daily lives. It combines an in-class component and a field (ethnographic) component.

SP 4694 3.00 – Spanish as a Global Language

Winter 2022, Wednesday 6 PM

Language of Instruction: Spanish

Course Description: This course explores the growing global presence of the Spanish language in its historical and current aspects. It also examines the whys and wherefores of the history, present-day status and future potential of Spanish as an international language of communication. Prerequisite: SP 3000 6.00 or permission of the Department.

 

TRAN 4510 3.0 – Travaux pratiques avancés en traduction 

Winter 2022 – Wednesdays 6:30 PM

Instruction language: English/French

In this course, each student work, for free, for clients from the community, who have translation needs but not necessarily the means to pay a professional. Each student translates around 5,000 words and revise the translation prepared by another student. This way, the students discover the real aspects of their future profession, including how to interact with a client, and can add a first contract to their resume, within the safety of a course. 

Work Placements / Practicums

BUEC 4500 3.0 – Professional Work Placement

Winter 2022

Students must complete a minimum of 100 hours working in a professional setting, varying from government agencies to non-profit organizations or research institutions. The time committed is approximately equivalent to one day per week for the duration of the Winter semester.

The work placement experience must provide organizational experience and contribute to the student’s knowledge base in Economics, Business Economics or Administration. Roles and responsibilities can take various forms and may include tasks such as managing databases, conducting research projects, contributing to business strategies or operational proceedings.

COMS 3900 3.0 – Onsite Professional Internship

Over the course of one semester, interns perform the equivalent of four weeks of fulltime work in a translation firm or unit, a business or an organization. They are supervised by a senior translator, a communications officer, webmaster or other experienced professional. Their work is graded by a faculty member.

COMS 4900 3.0 – Online Professional Internship

Over the course of one semester, interns perform the equivalent of four weeks of fulltime work for a translation firm or unit, a business or an organization. Their distancelearning internship is supervised by a senior translator, a communications officer, webmaster or other experienced professional. Their work is graded by a faculty member.

FSL 2200 3.0 – Le français par l’expérience

Winter 2022

Les étudiants doivent effectuer un placement d’un minimum de 50 heures dans un contexte francophone pouvant notamment être des organismes gouvernementaux ou des organismes à but non lucratifs. Le temps consacré au placement équivaut approximativement à une demi-journée par semaine pour la durée de la session d’hiver.

Dans le cadre de leur placement, les étudiants auront l’occasion de perfectionner leur français, écrit et parlé, dans un milieu professionnel francophone ou bilingue. Ils auront également l’opportunité d’approfondir leur connaissance de la culture francophone.

HIST 4200 3.0 – Work Placement: Community-Engaged Public History Project

Work placements provide students with the opportunity to gain professional experience, develop valuable competencies for the workplace, and pursue their passion project. Students create or contribute to a public history project for a cultural and heritage institution or community group.

Prerequisite: permission of the department

HIST 4310 6.0 – Living History: Creating History in the Greater Toronto

This 4th year level course is offered in French and explores the approaches and practices used in creating public history through museums, archives, historic sites, libraries, commemorations and media. By focusing on theories linked to the public history of the Greater Toronto Area, students are invited to examine the processes involved in the production of shared understandings and interpretations of historical knowledge.

Throughout the Fall term, students gain hands-on experience by using digital tools to disseminate historical findings by means of podcasts, allowing them to apply theory to practice and sharpen both their communication and media literacy skills.

During the Winter academic term, students have the opportunity to bridge theory and practice by participating in a work placement at various public history sites. By significantly embedding experiential education into the course, students gain meaningful professional experience within the field and a deeper understanding of public history and its role throughout the city.

Ultimately, the work placement culminates in a student-driven research project stemming from local primary sources to create an innovative public history initiative highlighting a narrative from the past.

ILST 4300 6.0 – Professional Internship

The internship takes the form of work or research experience outside the University, in Canada or abroad, for a period that could vary from three months to a full year. Placement opportunities will be sought in both the public sector (municipal, provincial and federal governments and agencies, the United Nations family of institutions, continental and sub-continental organizations, such as the OAS and the EU) and the private sector (NGOs, national and international banks, multinational corporations, consumer and labour unions). Students will submit regular reports to the Instructor, describing their activities and responsibilities, as well as the students’ reflections on their experiences at work, with particular reference as to how those experiences relate to the students’ academic program. As this is a 4th year course, students will write a final paper which will connect some aspect of what they learned during the placement with the academic contents of their courses. Prerequisite: permission of the Department.

PSYCH 4260 3.0/6.0 – Applied Research Practicum

Students in this course conduct applied research in a practicum setting. They engage in planning and executing an empirical study (typically using a quasi-experimental design, for example a case study), including data analysis and interpretation. Prerequisite: Approval from the Department Chair is required.

N.B.: Reserved for 4th-year students.