Fall 2023 - IS 497 D100

Field Practice (4)

Class Number: 4619

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • Instructor:

    Brenda Lyshaug
  • Prerequisites:

    Completion of 60 units and a minimum CGPA of 3.0 is required. International Studies major or honours students. Students must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check, if required.



Students pursuing a local or international volunteer work placement or volunteership involving a minimum of four hours per week, for a minimum total of 52 hours or work/volunteership for the term. Students reflect upon their work/volunteer experience, and write about it, in relation to problems they have studied in their academic program. Applications should be submitted to the Chair of the Undergraduate Program Committee, in the term preceding the one in which they are proposing to undertake the field practice.



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Registrar Notes:


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