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Directed Studies for 4th Year in Child and Youth Care

Course Code: CYCC 4490
Faculty: Child, Family & Community Studies
Department: Child and Youth Care
Credits: 3.0
Semester: Flexible delivery ranging over 1 to 15 weeks
Learning Format: Tutorial
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

This course provides opportunities for individualized study that meets the learning needs of students at the degree level in their fourth year of study. Working with program faculty, students will develop and complete research projects, directed readings, and/or additional course work in a specified area that will meet individually identified learning objectives for which there is no existing course offering.

Course Content

The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course:

  • Responding to individual needs is a foundational concept in Child and Youth Care.  This course design allows application of this principle to individual interests and needs of the students
  • Learning and acquisition of skills, knowledge and attitudes occur in many contexts.  Individuals draw on their experiences to increase their understanding of theory and its links with field practice
  • Evidence of learning can take many forms.  Collaborative planning between student and faculty contributes to enriched learning.

Methods of Instruction

Methods of Instruction could include a combination of:

  • Directed study
  • Seminar
  • Online learning

Means of Assessment

This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations. Typical means of evaluation would include a combination of:

  • Literature review
  • Major paper
  • Written assignments
  • Case evaluation
  • Testing
  • Group and/or individual presentations

This is a graded course.

Learning Outcomes

The student and faculty will collaboratively develop course learning outcomes in establishing a learning contract for this course.

course prerequisites

Admission to B.A. CYC Program and permission of Coordinator.

curriculum guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester/year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

course schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


If your course prerequisites indicate that you need an assessment, please see our Assessment page for more information.