What are my SIGC Options?

The Faculty has identified two overarching themes for its undergraduate curricula: Social Innovation (Out-of-Classroom Experience) and Global Citizenship (Beyond-Local Experience). Students are required, as a condition of graduation, to undertake internships and/or exchange study under these twin themes. We believe these high impact practices (Kuh 2008) are essential to student engagement and student success.

Out of Classroom Experiences
(for Social Innovation requirement)
Term Time
Summer


Beyond Local Experiences
(for Global Citizenship requirement)
Term-time
Summer


or
Term-time


or
Service Learning in China (6-credit)
Summer


or
Globalink Research Internships (GRI)
Summer


The Laidlaw Scholars Programme
Summer


Out-of-Classroom & Beyond Local Experiences
(for Social Innovation OR Global Citizenship requirement)
Summer


or
GC@HOME
Term-time
Summer


GLoCal Projects
Summer


Social Innovator
Summer


or
Term-time
Summer


or
Summer


Curriculum Graduation Requirement*^

Programmes Global Citizenship
(12 credits)
Social Innovation
(12 credits)
BJ#
BSocSc and
BSocSc(Gov&Laws) or
BSocSc(Gov&Laws)&LLB or
BEd&BSocSc and
BASc
BPsych and

* Students are strongly recommended to complete the graduation requirement on or before the second semester of their final year of studies.
^BSW students can enroll courses under Social Innovation and Global Citizenship as free elective.
# BJ students can enroll the course under Social Innovation as free elective.

More about SIGC

“Kuh, George D. (2008). “High-impact educational practices: What they are, who has access to them, and why they matter.” AAC&U, Washington, D.C. 34 pp.