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Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for Humanities+, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be an undergraduate student enrolled in a Humanities-based program at Concordia, including Art History and Film Studies.

  • Have completed at least 30 credits by January 2022.

  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (international students are unfortunately not eligible).

  • Have access to a computer and reliable internet connection.

  • Be able to commit to 50 hours of scheduled skills training from February to May 2022 (see schedule below).

  • Be able to commit to a paid 200-hour summer work-integrated learning experience (i.e., an internship) from May to August 2022.


Program Structure

Humanities+ comprises four zero-credit courses designed to support you in developing your digital, professional, and work placement skills:

  • SKIL 401 Digital Skills
  • SKIL 402 Professional Skills
  • SKIL 403 Placement Skills
  • SKIL 404 Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Experience

Each successfully completed course will appear on your official academic transcript. Upon successful completion of the entire program, “Humanities+” will appear on your official academic transcript as well.


Program Delivery

The program is delivered in three phases over the winter and summer semesters.

diagram of the three phases of the Humanities plus program

Phase 1 | SKIL 402 & SKIL 403 – Professional & Placement Skills

February 16 to April 8, 2022 (7 weeks of workshops )
Wednesdays, 4 to 6 p.m. and Fridays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

These two courses are delivered synchronously and include four hours of online workshops plus one hour of preparatory activities each week (i.e., five hours per week), over a course of seven weeks. Through these courses, you will acquire the necessary skills and support to successfully apply to, interview for, and engage in a summer work-integrated learning (WIL) experience for SKIL 404. You will also develop an individualized learning plan for ongoing skills development, which will serve as a roadmap for the remainder of the program.

Example Workshop Topics*

SKIL 402 – Professional Skills SKIL 403 – Placement Skills
Self-Organization & Time Management
Networking: In-person & Online
Communicating in a Professional Setting Job Search Strategies
Conflict Management & Negotiation Resumes & Cover Letters
Giving & Receiving Feedback Interviewing
Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) in the Workplace Leveraging LinkedIn

*Please note these topics are subject to change.


Phase 2 | SKIL 401 – Digital Skills 

May 2 – 6, 2022 (1 week)
Daily from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

This course is delivered over an intensive one-week period (20 hours total) and includes targeted digital skills training (e.g., Excel, visualization tools) alongside program-supported, self-directed learning activities informed by your individualized learning plan (developed in Phase 1.)


Schedule: Phase 1 and 2


PHASE 1
Professional & Placement Skills
Wk Dates Wednesdays | 4–6 PM Fridays | 1:30–3:30 PM Weekly Prep Activities
Wk 1 Feb 16 & 18 SKIL 403 SKIL 403 1hr
Wk 2 Feb 23 & 25 SKIL 403 SKIL 403 1hr
       MARCH BREAK  
Wk 3 Mar 9 & 11 SKIL 403 SKIL 403 1hr
Wk 4 Mar 16 & 18 SKIL 403 SKIL 402 1hr
Wk 5 Mar 23 & 25 SKIL 402 SKIL 402 1hr
Wk 6 Mar 30 & Apr 1 SKIL 402 SKIL 402 1hr
Wk 7 Apr 6 & 8 SKIL 402 SKIL 402 1hr

PHASE 2
Digital Skills
Wk Dates 10–12 PM 1:30–3:30 PM
Wk 8 May 2 SKIL 401 SKIL 401
May 3 SKIL 401 SKIL 401
May 4 SKIL 401 SKIL 401
May 5 SKIL 401 SKIL 401
May 6 SKIL 401 SKIL 401

Phase 3 | SKIL 404 – Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Experience

May to August, 2021.   (Specific internship start & end dates can vary)
200 hours

This course consists of a summer-long, paid, 200-hour WIL experience (i.e., an internship), as well as reflection activities to support your ongoing growth and development.  

Please note that we do not provide or guarantee internships. You will search for and apply to internships with the skills you acquire in Phase 1 & 2, and with the support of the H+ team and your peers. The H+ team will also make a growing pool of curated opportunities available to you and your peers. 

Incorporated into the experience is a Skill-Development Curriculum developed by the Future Skills Innovation Network (FUSION). The online course includes 10 hours of self-directed learning designed to enhance your development in three critical 21st century skill domains: metacognition, communication and problem solving.


Additional program component 

CliftonStrengths

Humanities+ will provide you with access to the CliftonStrengths assessment as a tool to increase your self-awareness — an essential component of lifelong personal and professional development — and support you in your ongoing skill development throughout the program.


Application & Selection Process

Spaces are limited. If you meet the program’s eligibility requirements, you are invited to engage in the application process as follows:

Step #1: Application Complete the online application form to secure one of 50 seats in the program. Deadline to apply HAS BEEN EXTENDED to January 30th, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Step #2: Selection – Successful candidates will be notified via email the week of Feb 7th, 2022.


FAQ



Contact FUSION Concordia

Project Lead: Megan Marcoux
megan.marcoux@concordia.ca
514-848-2424, ext. 2495
S-FB 620-10


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