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Settlement Studies

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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QUICK FACTS

Program length

2 years

Credential

Diploma

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TUITION & FEES


Canadian
Total: $12,909.50

International
Total: $31,949.50

 
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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • 60% in English 30-1 or 60% in English 30-2 or 60% in ESLG 1860 or equivalent
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Course Listing

You must complete 22 courses to graduate. Courses are listed below by term to show the recommended path to completing the program in two years as a full-time student.

Course CodeTitleCredit
Year 1 Term 1 - 16 weeks
COMM1007 (O)
This course focuses on the development and practice of writing skills and forms of written communication required for success in educational and human services settings. Topics include an overview of the writing process, using correct grammar, developing writing strategies, writing essays, writing for business, and proofreading.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
COMP1016 (O)
This course provides learners with the skills they need to create the documents, spreadsheets, and presentations needed in college human services programs and employment in human services.
  • 0 Lecture
  • 45 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
SETT1030
This course provides an overview of family dynamics in different socio-cultural contexts in Canada, and possible tensions that arise within family units coping with culture shock and the transition to life in Canada.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
SETT1040
This course will introduce important theories and best practice models in the assessment and interviewing of clients in an intercultural setting.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
SETT1000
This course introduces learners to the current and historical trends in global migration patterns and their relationship to local trends in immigration and settlement.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
Year 1 Term 2 - 16 weeks
COMM1001 (O)
Explore the fundamentals of communication and interpersonal relationships. Examine effective communication, barriers to effective communication, and specific communication strategies that can improve interactions with others and enhance critical thinking skills. Learn and apply theories related to communication climate, groups, teams, conflict management, and problem solving.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
COSW1005 (O)
This course introduces students to the distinct pre-contact world views of First Nations and Inuit, and the later world view of the Metis of North America. Students will examine the territories, stories, and contributions that these original cultures created through their relationship with their unique environments. Students will explore the common issues that Indigenous peoples around the world face in their history, geography, politics, economics, education, and culture. The course will also reflect on the intersection of Indigenous world views and cultures with dominant Western world views and cultures.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
DISB1002
This course introduces students to foundational knowledge for supporting individuals with disabilities. Students will examine the evolution of social-cultural perspectives of persons with disabilities and the subsequent treatment. Students will reflect on the scope and role of the disability service worker.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
SETT1010
This course will introduce learners to current and historical trends in local migration patterns and their relationship to the development of the settlement sector in Canada. Learners will be provided with an overview of the settlement sector in Canada and of resources currently available to help newcomers in Edmonton.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
SETT1020
The Settlement Studies Practicum I Seminar will provide an overview of basic Canadian workplace etiquette. Additionally, students will learn documentation and observation skills that could be applied in a practicum setting, and will be expected to link theories discussed in SETT classes with their professional field experiences. Topics discussed will include the importance of professional conduct, strategies for the effective documentation of interactions with service users, and cross-cultural misunderstandings that can arise between Settlement Workers and the people/communities they are supporting.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
SETT1025
Gain comprehensive practical experience as you apply previously learned theory and practice in working with individuals, families, communities, and organizations in a settlement and intercultural context.
  • 0 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 200 Work Experience
4
Year 2 Term 3 - 16 weeks
SETT2010
This course will examine theories and definitions of community, community organization, and community development in a human rights context. Learners will be introduced to models of self-advocacy at the individual and community level, and develop skills needed to help clients and other community members access the services that address the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) for newcomers to Canada.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
SETT2040
This course is a critical feminist examination of embodied lives in differing intercultural contexts. The course challenges the traditional dichotomies of mind/body, culture/nature, and public/private in the treatment of such topics as the feminization of poverty; sexualities, reproduction, and family life; violence against women; women and religion; masculinities; and culture and body image.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
SETT2050
This course will examine strengths-based and trauma-informed approaches to problem-solving that can be applied along the settlement continuum. Learners will explore strategies for mediating conflict and developing client action plans when working with newcomers struggling with trauma and culture shock.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
SETT2000
This course will provide learners with a working knowledge of government in Canada, and of laws and policies that pertain to the delivery of settlement services in an intercultural context in Canada.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
Year 2 Term 4 - 16 weeks
SETT2060
This course will introduce concepts that address oppression and oppressed peoples, from a historical and a contemporary perspective, and apply these concepts to settlement work practice models. Particular attention will be paid to exploring the legacy of colonialism in Canada and of how settlement workers can build respectful connections to Indigenous ways of being.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
SETT2070
This course will develop the skills and competencies required of settlement workers who engage in advocacy work on behalf of individuals, families, and communities in an intercultural context.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
SETT2080
This course will introduce learners to basic principles of self-care in the human services. Topics to be explored include burnout, conflict mediation, and safety in the workplace.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
DISB2000
This course will survey disability/mental health from a holistic and intercultural practice perspective. Students will examine the western medical model of illness and alternative cultural practices in disability and mental health. Students will investigate common mental health disorders in relationship to disability and review emerging supports from various perspectives.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
Year 2 Term 5 - 16 weeks
SETT2030
This course will examine various cultural perspectives on leadership and community work. Students will be exposed to best practices for engaging in settlement work within intercultural spaces.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
SETT2020
The Settlement Studies Practicum II Seminar will focus on emerging trends in the design and delivery of settlement work. Students will be introduced to the logic model, and how it is used by Settlement Workers to develop action plans to assist newcomers along the Settlement Continuum. Different approaches to settlement work will also be explored. Students will be introduced to avenues of funding that may be accessed by community agencies that provide settlement supports to newcomers.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
SETT2025
This practicum provides students with an opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge of the role of the Settlement/Intercultural Services Provider under the supervision of the College practicum supervisor and a designated mentor in a community setting. This practicum builds on the skills developed in Practicum I and focuses on working with diverse individuals, families, and communities in an intercultural context. During this practicum, students will apply knowledge and skills learned over the course of the program.
  • 0 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 200 Work Experience
4

Additional note

Courses marked with an (O) are available through Open Studies.