Spring Immersion Course
Oil and Social Economy: "Oil and Community" Topics Course
CSL 350/360 or 550/560 - 6 credits in 6 weeks!
May 6 – June 14, 2013 (Mon + Wed 9:00-11:50AM and Thu 6:00-8:50PM)
Understanding the Social Economy and Community Engagement
Through coursework and community based projects with local and regional community organizations, students will engage directly with challenging questions and experience firsthand how local groups imagine and construct the possibilities for social economy in the context of the energy economy.
This course includes guest lectures and a public lecture series featuring expert speakers on themes relevant to the course. Topics may include: community economic development (CED), social economy businesses and social enterprise, post-secondary education and apprenticeship, environmental policy, labour migration, Aboriginal perspectives on social and economic development, and relationships between public and private sectors.
While exploring a range of theories of community engagement and social economy in relation to oil economies, participants will focus on the particular case of Alberta and implications for local and global communities.
This interdisciplinary Community Service-Learning (CSL) course is open to all undergraduate and graduate students. Please note that students must apply to register for this course.
A program fee of $50 is required with your application (This fee is to help defer the cost of fieldwork). A cheque may be made out to University of Alberta (no cash, credit or debit cards accepted).
Note: 400/500-level credit may be arranged. In cases where it is warranted and with permission of the Community Service-Learning Program, students may also arrange to register for an equivalent course in their home departments.
More information: please contact Dr. Alison Taylor, CSL Academic Director
Anticipated Costs: Standard University of Alberta tuition and fees apply.
Class Schedule and Reading List