Courses currently being offered:
Below are listed the experiential learning courses offered by SJPS for the 2013-14 academic year.
Brief descriptions of the content, scheduling, and costs are listed below. Courses are open to second year students and above. Please note that students entering the fourth year who wish to take the Intercordia, courses must be willing to delay their graduation.
Please note that students can enroll in a maximum of 2.0 experiential courses over the course of their program.
Please contact the relevant course instructor if you have any questions, concerns, or comments OR if you need special permission because you have not yet completed the stated course pre-requisites. The course instructor will then forward his/her ok to you, and you should then forward this email to Lois Mansfield, firstname.lastname@example.org in the Academic Dean’s Office who will prepare the special permission on your behalf and obtain the Department signature. Once that special permission note has been posted to your academic record, you will need to call the Registrar’s Office at x4999 to seek their assistance in getting enrolled in the course.
- SJPS 3377G: Intercordia (Preparation for Intercordia Experience Summer 2014) - Prof. A. Larkin, total 1.0 course credit (requires additional 0 .5 course registration in Fall 2014)
- SJPS 3378F: Intercordia – (Follow-up to Intercordia Experience Summer 2013) – Prof. Vorsterman
- SJPS 3397G: Dominican Republic - Prof. S. Mattys, 0.5 course credit
- SJPS 3399F: Guatemala - Prof. B. Hammond, total 1.0 course credit (requires 0.5 winter term 2012-13, successful completion of the Guatemala Experience, and an additional 0.5 course registration in Fall 2013-14
SJPS 3377G Experiential Learning: Intercordia (Preparation)
Study this winter & then spend time the following summer living in the beauty and challenges of Africa, Eastern Europe, Central/South America or the Caribbean. Your placement time allows you time to deeply encounter another culture and get to know those who are courageously struggling against structural injustice as you become a more informed, experienced and compassionate person. Intercordia Canada aims to bring class learning to life through a distinct combination of academic classes and reading with the professor before and after the placement, and more personal, cultural preparation with experienced campus reps. For the classic three month placements, each student lives with a host family and works in grassroots, community based projects directed by local people. (This year, Intercordia is also offering 2 week and 4 week placements in groups; these students may, but do not have to, take this placement preparation course.) More information and applications at: www.intercordiacanada.org or Facebook.com/Intercordia or contact Professor Allyson Larkin, Dep. of Interdisciplinary Programs. Students must be registered in second year or above for Fall 2013 and returning to school for Fall 2014. (3 elements for a total of 1.0 credit: 0.5 SJPS 3377G (Preparation-winter term); placement (summer); and 0.5 SJPS 3378F (reintegration -fall term next school year).
Cost - Students fundraise and King's generously subsidizes the total cost. Steps to follow: 1) Read online material. If interested, register in the course this summer or fall. 2) Attend an Intercordia Information Session in early September (dates tbd - let us know if you'd like an email) 3) Submit online Application (above) to Intercordia this summer or fall. 4)You will be invited for an interview once your application is received. 5)Contact Lois Mansfield, email@example.com in the summer or fall to ensure you are eligible and ensure that the courses fit with your other academic degree requirements. Students without the pre-requisite should contact Prof. Larkin or Lois Mansfield for special permission.
Pre-requisites: SJPS 1020E and 2200E, OR permission of the Coordinator SJPS.
This is a total 1.0 credit (0.5 SJPS 3377G (Preparation) this year, and following the experience, 0.5 SJPS 3378F (Report Back) next school year); Students must be registered in second year or above for fall 2012 & returning to school for fall 2013.
Instructor: Allyson Larkin
Day/Time: Friday, 1:30pm-4:30pm
SJPS 3378F Experiential Learning: Intercordia (Report Back)
This course is the follow-up course to SJPS 3377G and the summer placement in Intercordia. Only students who have completed both elements should register. In this course, students undertake research to support critical and constructive reflection on their community-based experiences abroad and discern how to integrate that learning into their regular academic work. The course work includes class time and a 3-day reintegration retreat.
Pre-requisite: SJPS 1020E and 2200E, or permission of the Coordinator SJPS.
Students must have completed SJPS 3377G (2012-13) Intercordia (Preparation), and the Intercordia experience. For 2013-14 students should register in 4.5 credits, and will be put in SJPS 3378F, as a group, when the Department has confirmed completion of your Intercordia experience summer 2013.
Instructor: Jessica Vorsterman
SJPS 3397G Experiential Learning: Dominican Republic
This course provides students with the opportunity to learn about the colonial history of the Dominican Republic and to acquaint themselves with the current level of development and contemporary political economy of the country. The initial portion of the trip involves building the foundation for a home for a family in need, selected by our host/partner NGO Fundacion Accion Comunitaria Ocoeña (FACO). Students will work side by side with the members of the community where the home is being built, developing a sense of unity and equality with the host community. Following that, students will be visiting and meeting a number of groups, organizations and people struggling for survival under the current social, economic and political situation in the Dominican Republic. This trip takes place over Reading Week.
Instructor: Sean Mattys
Prerequisites: SJPS 1020E and 2200E, or permission of the Coordinator of SJPS.
Cost: Approximately $1800 less the KUC International Travel Award
Trip Length: 10-12 days
SJPS 3399F - Experiential Learning: Guatemala (Report Back)
Reading and discussion of selected topics in Social Justice and Peace. (The course may also serve as a vehicle to provide a half-course credit to students preparing for, or having engaged in, an approved overseas project. See Program Coordinator for details.)
This course is only for students who successfully completed SJPS 3398G Guatemala (Preparation) in 2012-13, and the experience in Guatemala summer 2013.
Instructor: Prof. Hammond
Day/Time: Thursday 5:30pm-8:30pm