Courses in Interdisciplinary Studies
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The following in-class interdisciplinary courses are offered in an intensive, one-week format during the Spring/Spring 2017 term:
- CINT 900 Program Planning and Evaluation Strategies
- CINT 905 Conflict Resolution in Community Services
- CINT 906 Sexuality: Power and Pleasure
- CINT 907 Team Work for Community Services
- CINT 908 Homelessness in Canadian Society
- CINT 917 Community Development
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Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, in collaboration with the Faculty of Community Services, has designed interdisciplinary courses that will support you in your work as a confident, effective professional in community services.
Interdisciplinary courses have the following characteristics:
- The instructors have been selected because of their experience in the community and academically with a variety of disciplinary/professional contexts. The instructors are also a part of ongoing discussions on how to teach in a manner that supports interdisciplinary learning.
- The students include a mix from various schools in the Faculty of Community Services and departments in the Faculty of Arts, as well as from the community. This mixture is designed to enhance learning about different professional and disciplinary perspectives regarding the subject being studied.
- Learning objectives of the course will reflect the interdisciplinary concepts. By the completion of the course, the students will be able to
- articulate their own disciplinary and professional perspective on the subject;
- be aware of differing and sometimes contradictory perspectives from other disciplines and professions;
- transform their own perspective with a synthesis of these perspectives; and
- apply this transformation to their specific practice.
- The curriculum (readings, assignments, teaching methodology) is designed to meet these objectives, in addition to the specific subject matter of each course.
- CINT 900 – Program Planning and Evaluation Strategies – available via Distance Education
- CINT 901 – Gerontology: Critical Issues and Future Trends – available via Distance Education
- CINT 902 – Disability Issues – available via Distance Education
- CINT 904 – Health Promotion and Community Development – available via Distance Education
- CINT 905 – Conflict Resolution in Community Services – available via Distance Education
- CINT 906 – Sexuality: Power and Pleasure
- CINT 907 – Team Work for Community Services – available via Distance Education
- CINT 908 – Homelessness in Canadian Society
- CINT 910 – First Nations Issues
- CINT 911 – International Community Development – available via Distance Education
- CINT 912 – Community Development: International Field Experience
- CINT 913 – Issues of Migration – available via Distance Education
- CINT 914 – Settlement Experiences – available via Distance Education
- CINT 915 – Responses to Migration – available via Distance Education
- CINT 916 – Introduction to Fundraising – available via Distance Education
- CINT 917 – Community Development
- CINT 920 – Community Collaborations – available via Distance Education
- CINT 921 – Writing for Disability Activism
- CINT 922 – Intro to Aboriginal Worldviews
- CINT 923 – Canada’s Story: An Aboriginal Perspective
Who would find these courses of interest:
Several of these interdisciplinary courses address knowledge and skills related to health promotion and community development. These courses are designed to prepare students to take leadership roles in community development projects locally and internationally. (CINT 900, CINT 904, CINT 911, CINT 912, and CINT 917)
Three of the courses address migration and settlement issues and are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to work effectively in globalized cities. These courses also enable students to explore potential careers related to migration and to prepare for the graduate program in Immigration and Settlement. (CINT 913, CINT 914, and CINT 915)
Four of the courses are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to work in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary practice contexts in the community. (CINT 905, CINT 907, CINT 916, and CINT 920) Three of the courses focus on aboriginal knowledges and experiences. (CINT 910, CINT 922, and CINT 923)
The remaining courses are designed to address specific issues in Community Services from an interdisciplinary perspective. They would be of interest to undergraduates who are studying to enter any of the Faculty of Community Services professions, professionals working in the community who have a particular interest in expanding their knowledge, and continuing education students who are taking related certificates and can take these as electives. (CINT 901, CINT 902, CINT 906, and CINT 908)
For More Information
Amy Clements-Cortes, Academic Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Studies