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Certificate in Community Engagement and Service-Learning


Students who take part in community-based learning experiences gain specialized expertise in understanding community-based practices, combining academic and non-academic knowledge bases, linking theory and practice, honing research and leadership skills, and activating various forms of citizenship and social change. The Certificate in Community Engagement and Service-Learning formally designates that a student has significantly integrated community service-learning (CSL) into their postsecondary education. The knowledge and experience gained through engagement and service-learning are applicable to a wide range of careers, including those in non-governmental organizations, the volunteer sector, business and government, and academic institutions

Students wishing to pursue the Certificate in Community Engagement and Service-Learning must apply through Undergraduate Student Services in the Faculty of Arts by the application deadline for convocation (see Academic Schedule ). The Certificate is granted on the recommendation of the Director of the CSL Program or the Augustana Associate Dean, Academic (or delegate).

Students may pursue the Certificate in Community Engagement and Service-Learning by fulfilling existing requirements for majors, minors, or honors in their respective disciplines and by completing a minimum of 12 units and one non-credit opportunity as follows:

  1. At least 3 units in a CSL-designated course, such as AUCSL 100  or CSL 200  (see Course Listings )
  2. 9 units from the list of academic courses approved each year by the CSL Program Office [list of courses available on the CSL website (www.csl.ualberta.ca or www.ualberta.ca/augustana/programs/experiential/csl) or from the CSL Program Office]. Students must satisfactorily meet the CSL requirements of each course.
  3. Successful completion of one non-credit opportunity. Information about non-credit opportunities that count toward the certificate is available from the CSL Program Office.

Note: No more than 6 of the 12 units may be transfer credits from other postsecondary institutions.

OR

by fulfilling existing requirements for majors, minors, or honors in their respective disciplines and by completing a minimum of 15 units as follows:

  1. At least 3 units in a CSL-designated course, such as AUCSL 100  or CSL 200  (see Course Listings )
  2. At least 12 units from the list of academic courses approved each year by the CSL Program Office [list of courses available on the CSL website (www.csl.ualberta.ca or www.ualberta.ca/augustana/programs/experiential/csl) or from the CSL Program Office]. Students must satisfactorily meet the CSL requirements of each course.

Note: No more than 6 of the 15 units may be transfer credits from other postsecondary institutions.