The Faculty of Arts acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our actions toward reconciliation take place through our research, teaching, learning, and community events, with guidance from the University’s Indigenous Initiatives Office.
The course will be described as the Global Engagement Seminar and will normally meet one evening a week from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.
In the first half of the class, all of the students in both sections of the seminar (with no more than 25 students in each section; to 50 students max.) will gather for a lecture /performance by the fellows and/or faculty member and/or other guests /experts. This will be identified as the “large group session.” On occasion and as appropriate, fellows and faculty lectures may be open to the university and wider community.
In the second half of the class, fellow/faculty will facilitate class / group work in tutorials (up to 25 students in each, maximum). This may also be identified as the “small group session.”
Assessment and evaluation
All courses will be graded on a CR/NCR (Pass/Fail) basis. This will allow us to stay in line with many other experientially based (e.g., Co-op) and field work courses; and will likely reduce any stress that students from outside the faculty might feel about taking an upper year course in Arts. We will ensure that the standards for the successful completion of the course are very carefully outlined.