Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2017/2018
Canadian Excellence

Community Engagement Option

Program Contact: Dr. Bob Sharpe: bsharpe@wlu.ca

The Community Engagement Option consists of a minimum of 4.0 credits.
Students must complete 2.0 core course credits: CMEG300 (0.5 credit), CMEG301 (0.5 credit), CMEG305* (1.0 credit).
The option is completed by a further 2.0 credits from Elective courses.

To obtain the Community Engagement Option designation on their transcripts, students must have a minimum GPA of 7.00 in designated courses, computed on all credits claimed for the option.

Required Core CMEG Courses (2.0 credits):
CMEG300 - Introduction to Community Engagement
CMEG301 - Social Inclusion, Local Democracy and Community Enterprise
CMEG305* - Semester in Community Engagement

Elective Courses (2.0 credits):

  • Anthropology

AN241 - City Life and Urban Space
AN237 - Cross-cultural Studies of Change
AN336 - Culture, Power and Politics
AN348 - Space, Place and Culture
AN400 - Doing Fieldwork

  • Communication Studies

CS350 - Political Economy of Communication and Culture

  • Geography

GG265 - Experiencing the City
GG365 - Canadian Urban Spaces
GG465* - Capstone Urban Sustainability Project

  • Global Studies

GS221 - The Cosmopolitan Village?
GS222 - Contemporary Western Societies
GS231 - War, Culture and Conflict
GS305 - The Individualized World
GS325 - Religion, Culture and Society
GS323 - Global Migrations, Refugees and Diasporas
GS331 - Contemporary Global Conflicts and the Search for Peace: A Case Study Approach
GS342 - Civil Society, Social Movements and Globalization
GS351 - Nature, Culture and Development
GS421 - Ethical Encounters
GS441 - Ecological Citizenship
GS451 - City Worlds
GS461 - Global humanitarianism: Between Gift and Power

  • History 

HI322 - Social History of Modern Canada 

  • North American Studies

NO202 - Narrative, Place and Identity in North America
NO211 - Canadian Identities and Cultures

  • Philosophy

PP207 - Ethical Theories
PP223 - Contemporary Moral Issues

  • Political Science

PO264 - The Practice of Politics in Canada
PO312 - The Politics of Cities and Regions in Canada
PO345 - Public Policy Analysis
PO350 - Theories of Justice
PO432 - Canadian Democracy

  • Psychology

PS270 - Social Psychology
PS282 - Community Psychology

  • Religion and Culture

RE212* - World Religions in Global Perspective
RE312 - The Human Life Cycle and Religious Development
RE331 - Religious Diversity in Contemporary Canada

  • Sociology

SY210 - Social Inequality
SY218 - Constructions of Deviance
SY303 - Sociology of Youth
SY322 - Sociology of Health and Illness
SY324 - Sociology of Food and Culture
SY333/AN333 - Human Rights I: Canadian Responsibility
SY406 - Environmental Sociology
SY410 - Human Rights II: Intellectuals’ Responsibility
SY413 - Sociology of Embodiment and Disability
SY422 - Subjectivity, Power and Government

  • Women and Gender Studies

WS209 - Women and Leadership
WS210 - Introduction to Feminist Thought and Action
WS306 - Women and Social Justice

When choosing elective courses, note that some of these courses have prerequisites. Although these prerequisites may be waived by the program or department administering the course, it is the student's responsibility to make such arrangements.

Senate/Editorial Changes

Editorial Revision June 14, 2017: Elective course list revised; effective September 1, 2017.