Work-term report and PD requirements

In addition to completing four work terms, co-op students in the Faculty of Arts must successfully complete professional development (PD) courses from the WatPD program and work reports/reflections for each work term. These courses and reports help you increase your employability and assist you with making connections between workplace experiences and what you learn in the classroom.  

PD courses do not count towards the total number of academic courses for your Bachelor of Arts degree (e.g. 20.0 units). Arts co-op students are required to take PD courses in addition to their required academic courses.

The number of PD courses and work reports/reflections you’ll complete is determined by the academic calendar year you joined the the co-op program in the Faculty of Arts. If you are unsure of your program calendar year please consult with your academic advisor

When you entered the Faculty of Arts

(i.e. Arts program calendar year)

PD requirements Work report/reflection requirements
Fall 2020 or earlier 

4 PD courses: 

  • PD 1 

  • PD 12 

  • PD elective 

  • PD elective 

4 work reports (or combination of work reports and embedded PD reflections).

See note regarding changes to work report requirement in Winter 2022

Fall 2021 or later

5 PD courses: 

  • PD 1 

  • PD 12 

  • PD elective 

  • PD elective 

  • PD elective 

No required work reports.

PD courses will have reflective reports built into them, which will replace work reports. 

Winter 2022: Changes to work report requirement

Effective Winter 2022, work reports will no longer be required for co-op students in the Faculty of Arts. From Winter 2022 onward, Arts co-op students will instead complete embedded reflections within the required Professional Development (PD) courses.

Fall 2021: This is the last term that work reports are be required. If you are scheduled for a Fall 2021 work term, you are still required to complete a work report (e.g. WKRPT 200, WKRPT 300, WKRPT 400), following the normal submission process. If you are enrolled in PD 12, you will not submit a  work report, as you already have an embedded reflection within this PD course.

Winter 2022 and onward: If you are scheduled for any work terms(s) in Winter 2022 and onward, you are not required to complete a separate work report. The WKRPT 200, WKRPT 300, WKRPT 400 courses will no longer be added to your record in Quest.

Arts co-op students are still required to complete a total of 4 to 5 PD courses, one per work term, specific to your program calendar year requirements (above).