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SOC SCI 3F03 is a Placement Course for Social Sciences Undergraduate Students

Placement Course for Soc Sci Undergrads

Students use volunteering, leadership roles or other experiences towards academic credit by connecting their experience with academic and career interests.

Oct 23, 2018

Are you a Level III or IV Social Sciences student who is currently:

  • Volunteering in your community
  • Involved in student government or in another leadership role
  • Mentoring or coaching others
  • Participating in advocacy work/campaigns
  • Involved in political work/campaigns

These experiences, and others, may be appropriate for the placement component of the course. If students are not currently involved in something, but are looking for hands-on experience to explore future careers or gain experience related to their academic interests, EE staff can assist with finding a placement.

The course is offered in Winter 2019 on Mondays 7-10 p.m., meeting as a class approximately every other week.

Students can view the course outline here.  

If you have questions or would like to register for the course, please email Ruthanne Talbot at talbotr@mcmaster.ca

What do students say about SOC SCI 3F03

  • “I am confident that the skills I gained will make me more employable going forward in my career and are a game-changer in the current job market.”
    Megan (Health, Aging & Society)

  • “In today's society, I think the ability to 'bridge the gap' between your education and work experience is invaluable. This course teaches you how to do exactly that.”
    Greg (Political Science)

  • "With this self-initiated placement, support of mentors, and weekly reflections, I was able to critically apply my discipline, sociology, to discover the intersectional complexity of social issues, how organizations operate, and the importance of mission alignment."
    Sabrina (Sociology)

  • “This course was helpful with figuring out where my passions lie and, as a final year student, the course enhanced my resume as I can now better articulate the value of work I completed.”
    Tyler (Geography & Environmental Studies) 

  • “This course is something you will not only remember but the experience will be transferable to other aspects of your life.”
    Keatha-Lee (Anthropology)