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POLI 480/WSSR: Workshops on Social Science Research - Advanced Seminar

Type of student Course code See course requirements
Undergraduate POLI 480* Download the Winter 2020 course outline here
Students from all disciplines can take the WSSR workshops for credit > POLI 480/WSSR: Workshops on Social Science Research - Advanced Seminar.
Through participation in a selection of workshops from the WSSR program, this course provides a unique opportunity for students to advance their critical thinking, value adding, communication, and decision-making skills, as well as their professional networks.
These workshops are designed largely to supplement and enhance students’ knowledge and skills in a variety of substantive areas, such as democratic governance, public policy, social justice, normative considerations, research methodology, and effective writing and communication.
This course can be taken as a stand-alone course or as part of the 15-credit Elective Group Knowledge-Implementation, Networking, and Decision-Making (KIND).

In Winter 2020, to earn credit for this course, students will attend a total of six day-long workshops (9:00am to 4:30pm, with a lunch break from noon to 1:30pm) as well as complete the course requirements. The full WSSR program will be made available soon (note that in Winter, all workshops will take place on Fridays).

Workshop Dates and times
Orientation January 17th 1:30pm-3:30pm

Undergraduate students from all disciplines are welcome to take WSSR courses for credit. In order to be permitted to register for "Workshops on Social Science Research - Advanced Seminar" (POLI  480), you must have completed at least 60 credits toward your program.

How to register
Enrollment is simple, just visit -> My Student Centre and then search for the course code POLI 480 "Workshops on Social Science Research". 

For detailed enrollment instructions, visit

Once you have enrolled in the course, you will be given the choice to select your six days’ worth of workshops from the WSSR program

NOTE: Students enrolled in this course for credit in Winter 2020 will receive an email on January 7, 2020 listing the workshops available to take as part of this course (there will be 7 workshops available to choose from). For a look at the workshops available, we encourage you to visit the WSSR Winter 2020 workshops page HERE.

Students participating in this WSSR course will be required to pay a modest course surcharge which grants them access to the WSSR workshops. This fee is charged in addition to the regular tuition and is added directly to the student's account upon registration.

Students taking the workshops for credit are charged a reduced rate of $50/day (each course comprises 6 days of workshops, totaling $300). These fees help to cover the costs of:

  • Bringing our guest lecturers to Concordia
  • Evening talks
  • Course materials


Important Notes:
1. Enrollment for all 2019-2020 courses is now open. Simply register through your portal (see above for instructions).

2. The full list of workshops will be emailed to all registered participants at least two weeks prior to the start of the term. Participants will then select six days' worth of workshops.

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