Experiential Learning Opportunities

SOC439H5Y Research Project in Sociology

This is a seminar course where students engage in an independent research project supervised by a faculty member in Sociology. Students will develop a research proposal, conduct independent research, analyze data and present their findings. 

SOC440H5Y Research Projects in Criminology, Law and Society

This is a seminar course where students  pursue advanced research supervised by a faculty member in Criminology, Law and Society. Students will develop a research proposal, conduct independent research, analyze data and present their findings.  

SOC485H5F Investigation through Study Abroad

This course offers students a unique opportunity to deepen their understanding of course material by travelling to a location related to the subject matter, whil maintaing the normal semester structure.

In the Fall 2017 study break, students in SOC485 will travel to Cambodia and explore historical legacies and contemporary challenges related to genocide alongside with Professor Erik Schneiderhan, a UTM staff member and our partners from Operation Groundswell. 

The combination of hands-on projects and cultural immersion will provide an incomparable space for students to challenge themselves and each other while reflecting on the links between trauma and memory, peace and prosperity.

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SOC450H5F Walls to Bridges: Carceral Seminar 

The Walls to Bridges course matches a group of UTM students ("outside" students) with an approximately equal number of incarcerated students ("inside" students) who study together as peers at an off-campus setting. Topics vary from term to term, but revolve around questions of punishment, prisons, and governance. With the exception of the first week, all class sessions are held inside the institution (e.g., penitentiary, detention centre, halfway house, etc.). Inside and outside students work together on small teams to develop and present a final project.

This course will not be offered in 2017-18.

SOC480Y5Y Experiential Learning

The Department of Sociology offers an exciting internship course, which is an experiential learning and work placement course aimed at helping senior students in Sociology and Criminology, Law and Society programs establish contacts in the industry, apply academic skills and knowledge in diverse settings, gain useful career skills, and make the transition from undergraduate to professional or post-graduate life.  Students complete 200 hours of unpaid work during the academic year (i.e. one day per week between September and April.)

For more information, please visit the Experiential Learning website.
This course will not be offered in 2017-18.