St. Thomas More Program
Welcome students at St. Thomas More and the University of Saskatchewan!
We’re excited to offer the Intercordia Canada experience to YOU! The program at STM is in many ways similar to our traditional program and in a few ways significantly different. We hope you’ll take the time to move around our Web site, letting Intercordia participants share their experiences with you and learning more about the vision and philosophy behind Intercordia Canada. You will find below the specifics about how the program is offered at STM for the 2010/2011Program year.
The following are the academic expectations/requirements:
1) SOC 260.3 2(3L) SOCIAL CHANGE AND GLOBAL SOLIDARITY – PROFESSOR MCLAUGHLIN
An examination of global inequality guided by theories of social stratification and social change. Special attention is devoted to the nature, causes and consequences of socio-cultural changes in the contemporary world.
Prerequisites: Soc. 111.3, 112.3 or 12 credit units in the social sciences or special permission may be granted by the instructor.
2) SOC 261.3 - SUMMER PROGRAM
ENGAGING SOCIAL CHANGE AND GLOBAL SOLIDARITY – PROFESSOR MCLAUGHLIN
Engaging Social Change and Global Solidarity will bring students face-to-face with people, cultures and struggles for justice in another region of the world. It will give them hands-on opportunities to meet and discuss current issues with people at an everyday life level. Finally, it will expand their world view and challenge them to think critically and concretely about global justice and solidarity within the frameworks provided by sociological perspectives.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor plus Soc. 260.3
3 Days of Intercordia Seminar Formation:
You will participate in a seminar formation program offered on the STM campus on three (3) Saturdays in November, February and March. A key part of the Intercordia program is the preparation we do together. These days are designed to introduce you to the vision and pedagogy of Intercordia, help you to reflect personally on your academic learning and to prepare you for the challenge of living in a foreign country. Part of the preparation is logistical, but the other part is helping you to develop a framework with which to live and work in another culture.
6 Week International Placement:
You will spend six (6) weeks from early May to mid June living and working in an area of the world radically different from your present situation in either Ecuador or Honduras. You will live with a host family and work in a community-based organization. Both situations are primarily about creating opportunities for relationships with people who are culturally, materially or intellectually different than you and who are quite often living in vulnerable circumstances.
Our placements in Ecuador and Honduras offer the opportunity to be involved in health centres/clinics, schools, youth centres, nursing homes, workshops for the disabled, art programs and more. (Learn more and see pics at http://www.intercordiacanada.org/index.php/what-we-do/international-partners/)
During the winter we will work with you to select a placement opportunity that matches your field of study/interest.
2 Day Reintegration Seminar:
Upon return to Canada in mid June from your placement, you will attend a 2 day reintegration seminar to complete the program. This is an essential time to share your stories with other Intercordians, hear about their experiences and begin the process of integrating your experience.
You will complete your academic requirements over the summer and receive your credits.
The cost of the program is shared by you and STM College. It works like this:
Total Cost of the Program: $4375.00 (covers the seminar formation and all costs associated with the 6 week placement.)
College Contribution: $1800.00
Student Contribution: $2575.00*
*( Students are asked to contribute $1,000.00 at the first seminar in November and Intercordia will assist in supporting the students to fundraise the remaining $1,575 and can tax receipt all donations made on behalf of the students.)
Intercordia Information Session:
INTERESTED? Come to an information session on the STM campus and learn more, meet Intercordia staff and alumni, Caitlin Ward (Engaged Learning Coord) and Darrell McLaughlin (Sociology Professor).
When: Tuesday, October 5th; 3 pm to 6 pm
Where: Room 344 A@STM
When: Wednesday, October 6th, 3 pm - 6 pm
Where: Room 344 A
(We will run continuous presentations and be available for Q&A)