Experiential Learning Opportunities
Experiential learning in SIS is built upon a foundation of interdisciplinary and active learning. Active learning models emphasize “learning by doing”. We believe that when students personally experience the value of a subject they are motivated to learn further.
We design activities in these courses to give students the ability to see and simplify relationships in complex systems, and find applications through relating theory with real world experience. Students will gain practical, hands-on experience in their subject and gain course credit at the same time.
This form of experiential learning offers a valuable forum for learning, leading to academic, professional and personal growth. These courses help students build a network with faculty supervisors and peers to develop new platforms for collaboration and forge unique pathways of career growth.
Explore some of these exciting experiences in the classroom, in a lab or in the field. See how you can genuinely enrich your academic learning and develop new skills!
Interdisciplinary Experience (IE) Courses
Interdisciplinary experiential learning opportunities selected from an assortment of modules. Content and schedules vary annually. Courses are open to students in Level II or above of Honours Integrated Science, Honours Life Sciences or Honours Arts & Science program. In addition to the McMaster tuition fee, some modules may require an additional fee to cover costs of travel, accommodation and/or supplies.
Interdisciplinary Experience courses may be repeated, if on a different topic.
Enrolment is limited.
• Payment of McMaster course credit fees (i.e. tuition and supplementary fees) for ISCI 3IE courses is IN ADDITION to the module fees if applicable.
The deadline to apply for Winter 2019 modules is January 31, 2019
*Please note exceptions: Kentucky Caving and Winter As Place are both full.
Applications for all modules can be accessed here: Winter 2019 3IE1 Application Form
Module applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off to the Academic Program Advisor in GSB 105. For courses with additional fees, please submit applications with fees in person to GSB 105.