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Key information
University Wilfrid Laurier University
Country Canada
Learning mode On-Campus
Pace Full-time
Duration 12 months
Tuition fee 13708 CAD
Application deadline(s) April 1, 2024
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The MA program in Social Justice and Community Engagement (SJCE) is designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and practical experience necessary to address critical social and environmental issues. The program combines critical theory and methods with a community placement component to provide a comprehensive learning experience.

Students will engage with key social justice and environmental issues and develop an understanding of the root causes of these problems. They will also explore the skills required to facilitate community development and undertake social and environmental work. The program provides a combination of coursework, community placement, and either practice-focused courses or a major research paper (MRP).

The community placement component is a unique feature of the program and provides students with an opportunity to apply their theoretical learning in a practical context. Students work with a placement coordinator to secure a 120-hour community placement that aligns with their interests and needs. Placements can be undertaken in Brantford and Brant County, as well as in organizations throughout Ontario and beyond.

Students will gain valuable networking opportunities and job references from their placement experience. This component of the program also provides a potential avenue for future employment. The program emphasizes community engagement and provides students with opportunities to work with community organizations to promote social and environmental justice principles.

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