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BCS Practicum: HUMA 4305

The Black Canadian Studies Certificate includes a practicum in the HUMA 4305 3.0 course. This placement is intended for students to turn their understanding of Black Canadian cultures into careers in the public or not-for-profit sectors. Please contact the coordinator if you are interested. Placement options are currently available with a TDSB School Trustee and MPP Office.

Students wishing to enrol in the placement course must have completed 21 credits in the Black Canadian Studies Certificate with an average of a B+ or higher.


What is a placement?

You will apply for a position within an organization, where you’ll practice and develop the skills learned in your course.

Will I be paid?

No. You’ll receive course credit because each placement experience is tied to a particular course. 

Will I be graded?

Yes. You’ll be assigned a supervisor who will guide you through the experience and evaluate your performance.

How long is the placement?

You will work part-time so you can continue your studies. The length varies by course. 

How do I apply?

You’ll get a job description that outlines the application process, which usually involves a resumé and cover letter, interview and references. 

Will I be insured during the placement?

Students who are on an unpaid placement are fully insured by York University.