Humanities+ for Students
Prepare for life after graduation with a unique skills development + work-integrated learning (WIL) experience
The goals of the H+ program center on your skill development and personal and professional growth. Through the program, you will be supported to:
- IDENTIFY and ARTICULATE the skills being developed in your degree program.
- TRANSLATE the skills from your degree program to employers/a professional work environment.
- DEVELOP specific skills to enhance your employability.
- APPLY existing and newly developed skills in a workplace setting.
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTH
- REFLECT on your personal strengths, gaps in skill sets, and career goals.
- ENHANCE your self-awareness and confidence.
- BUILD / EXPAND your professional network.
- DEVELOP a career planning and lifelong learning mindset.
Humanities+ is comprised of four free*, zero-credit courses which take place from the winter into the summer, designed to support your skill development as well as your personal and professional growth:
1. Placement Skills (SKIL 403, Jan - April): This course consists of weekly 2-hour workshops over 11 weeks (a mix of online & in-person). You will begin to adopt a career-development mindset, reflect on your skills and strengths, and develop/sharpen your job placement skills.
2. Digital Skills Bootcamp (SKIL 401, Early May): This course consists of a one-week bootcamp in May (after the end of exams) where you will develop specific digital skill sets/tools.
3. Professional Skills (SKIL 402, Flexible Timeline): This self-directed, self-paced course can be completed in a flexible time frame. You will choose and complete a total of 8 hours of workshops of your choosing! The Personal Learning Plan (PLP) you develop in SKIL 403 will help you identify your goals for this course.
4. Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Experience (SKIL 404, Summer) : This course consists of a summer internship opportunity, combined with activities and group meetups designed to support your learning and internship success. An internship is not provided, please read more below about how H+ supports you to acquire an internship.
*No tuition fees are applied to the H+ program, but some registration fees apply - approx 28$ for 2023. Please refer to the "Registration fee" section under "Fees applicable to all students" in the "Compulsory fees" section on the University fees webpage.
The program begins each year in the winter semester with SKIL 403 and proceeds as follows:
SKIL 403 Placement Skills happens during the winter, 2 hours per week over 11 weeks.
SKIL 401 Digital Skills happens during the spring, 20 hours over 1 week.
SKIL 404 WIL experience happens during the summer, and must be a minimum of 200 hours. The timing is flexible.
SKIL 402 Professional Skills happens over a flexible timeline.
- You DON'T need to do all four courses of the program! SKIL 403 Placement Skills is required, but the others are optional.
- Each successfully completed SKIL course will show on your academic transcript. If you complete all four courses, "Humanities+" will show on your transcript as well.
- All parts of the program are Pass/Fail based on attendance and participation. There are no exams or graded assignments.
- If at any point you decide that you need to end your participation in H+, you can do so without any negative impact on your academic transcript or otherwise.
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. (major or minor)
- Be either a part-time or a full-time student.
- Have completed at least 30 credits by January 2023.
- Have access to a computer and reliable internet connection.
We are excited to announce that international students are now eligible!
Application & selection process
IMPORTANT: Please review the program syllabus before applying
Spaces are limited. If you meet the program’s eligibility requirements, you are invited to apply:
- Step #1: Application
Complete the online application form to secure one of 50 seats in the program. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, starting September 6th, 2022. Final deadline to apply has been extended to Sunday, Jan 15th, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
- Step #2: Selection
Successful candidates will be notified via email, on a rolling basis.