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International/Indigenous Course Module Program (ICMs)

The Faculty of Arts & Science’s International/Indigenous Course Module Program (ICMs) provides an opportunity for faculty members to incorporate an intensive international or Indigenous experiential module into the framework of existing undergraduate courses. International opportunities include partnerships developed with Indigenous nations both within Canadian borders and beyond.

Since the ICMs were first introduced, more than 50 groups of students have traveled to destinations in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and the United States. Modules are integrated into the course plan and travel is scheduled to coincide with the November or February Reading Week.

*New this year, chosen students are asked to contribute $200.00 each towards their ICM. These funds can be collected through group fundraising events. Questions or concerns: please contact Deborah Shaw deb.shaw@utoronto.ca

Read more about student ICM experiences:

Courses are offering ICMs 2018-2019:

Course

Location

Number of Students

Description

CAS 400HF

Myanmar

10

The primary learning objective in this ICM is to increase understanding of the intersection between gender and decentralization in a nascent democracy and introduce the students to the challenges of building a new government after a long period of military rule.

CRI 427HS

Mexico City

10

This ICM will allow students to grasp more fully the social and political embeddedness of crime, and its relation to systemic problems of economic and political development, in keeping with the multidisciplinary social science nature of our undergraduate criminology program.

EEB 384HS

Ecuador

15

This ICM is a one-week herpetological survey expedition focused primarily in Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park, hosted by a local university.

ESS 221HF

Turkey

15

The ICM trip will allow students to observe a wide range of geologic features and discuss active geologic processes, with direct observation at specific field locations. Some of the past and present-day human life in the region has been impacted by the regional geology and tectonics. At several field sites the module will illustrate how anthropogenic factors are influenced by the geologic activity of Anatolia.

HMB 323HS

Greece

12

The ICM will offer practical opportunity to observe major health concerns in Greece, currently magnified by the double burden of the economic crisis and ongoing influx of migrants fleeing war in the Middle East.

 

 

 

TO BE CONFIRMED

POL 359Y

Albania

6

TBA

HMB 440HS

Netherlands

8

TBA

Note: In an effort to ensure that as many students as possible can participate in Faculty-funded international opportunities, priority for participation in these opportunities will be given to students who have not previously received funding from Arts and Science for an international experience.