Choosing Courses and Programs for 2017-2018 Fall/Winter Session

Now that you’ve been admitted, how do you decide what courses to take?

First you need to make sure you have all your course selection materials.

Next you should think in broad terms about the kind of program you would like to study: i.e. science (life, physical or mathematical), business/commerce, arts (humanities, languages, social science). Assess your aptitudes and interests – for example, it doesn’t make much sense to take a program like Computer Science, which calls for mathematical ability, if you haven’t done well in high school Calculus.

Take some time to study the Calendar and familiarize yourself with all the programs of study available in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

You do not have to apply for the Specialist, Major or Minor Program(s) you intend to take until you have completed at least 4.0 credits, but since some programs have prerequisites, you will need to have an idea of those you wish to consider as you choose your first year courses.

In general, you will be choosing 100‐level (introductory) courses, although some 200‐level courses have no prerequisites and are open to first year students. Some 100‐level courses have Grade 12 prerequisites, some do not. A full‐time load is 3.0 courses; since a degree requires 20.0 credits, most students take 5.0 courses in each fall/winter session.

You may wish to consider taking one of our exciting new courses in the New One: Learning without Borders program.

The Faculty of Arts and Science offers an exciting collection of First Year Seminar courses (199H1 and 199Y1’s). These courses which are open only to first‐year students are designed to introduce you, in a small‐class setting, to university scholarship. Course descriptions and offerings can be found on the Faculty’s website (click on Academics & Registration).

Your objective in choosing courses for first year should be to obtain the prerequisites and background for more than one program in second year (keep an open mind – you may wish to change it!) and to begin satisfying the breadth requirement.

 

Following are some examples of possible first year course choices:

Life Sciences:

BIO120H1 + BIO130H1 + CHM 135H1 + CHM136H1 + MAT135H1 + MAT136H1 + PHY131H1 + PHY132H1 + 1.0 elective (e.g. category 1, 2 or 3 breadth requirement, 199Y1 or New One)

Commerce:

ECO1001H1 + ECO102H1 + MAT133Y1 + RSM100H1 + RSM219H1 + RSM230H1 + RSM250H1 + 1.0 elective (e.g. category 1 or 2 breadth requirement, 199Y1 or New One)

Humanities/Languages:

ENG140Y1 + FSL221Y1 + HIS109Y1 + PHL100Y1 + 1.0 elective (e.g. category 4 breadth requirement, 199Y1 or New One)

Social Science:

GGR107H1 + GGR124H1 + POL101Y1 + SOC101Y1 + 2.0 electives (e.g. category 1, 2 or 5 breadth requirement, 199Y1 or New One)

Course Selection Materials

You will need the Faculty of Arts and Science Calendar and Registration Instructions & Timetable to help you choose your courses.  These are essential in order to course-select, check on regulations and create your course timetable.  They contain important information that you will need in order to enroll in courses and complete your registration.

The Calendar and Registration Instructions & Timetable are available online from the Faculty of Arts and Science website.  Please pay particular attention to the section titled Guide to Programs & Course Descriptions in the Calendar and Steps 3 through 5 of the Registration Instructions & Timetable.

Be sure to check the Faculty of Arts and Science website for any subsequent changes to the Calendar and Registration Instructions & Timetable.  These corrections and changes are posted regularly throughout the summer.  Current timetable information is essential for successful course selection.

Please refer to the course selection instructions in the Registration Instructions & Timetable (Steps 3 through 5) before selecting and enrolling in your courses.  Since some courses and sections may become full early, we encourage you to prepare in advance and to enroll promptly.  Once you decide which courses to take by referring to the Calendar, you can use the timetable information in the Registration Instructions & Timetable to construct your schedule. Course enrolment is done via the Student Web Service (SWS): www.rosi.utoronto.ca.

Enrolment will begin on July 30th for first year students. Faculty of Arts and Science students have pre-assigned start times to use the SWS on their enrollment start date. Beginning July 22nd, these start times will be posted on the SWS; you should check and make a note of yours.  If you were admitted as an upper-year student (e.g. with 4.0 or more transfer credits), please check the Registration Instructions  & Timetable (Step 4) for enrollment start date information.

In addition to the Calendar and the Registration Instructions & Timetable, the New College Registrar’s Office has published a New Students’ Guide, designed to assist newly admitted students with course selection.  We also have available below information on course selection and preparing for the upcoming academic year:

New Students’ Guide

Academic Orientation Sessions

Course Selection Reminders

Course Selection Worksheet

Your Scheduling Worksheet

First Year Learning Communities

New One – Learning Without Borders

Learning at University Workshops

English Language Learning

Please read this information carefully.  We recommend that you attend one of our Academic Orientation Sessions in the months of June and July.  If you will not be in Toronto during this period we shall do our best to advise you by telephone (416 978-2460)  or e-mail (newcollege.registrar@utoronto.ca).  Another resource is our online course selection tutorial available as of June 30.

– See more at: http://www.newcollege.utoronto.ca/current-students/newly-admitted-students/current-studentsnewly-admitted-students/#sthash.l737AuGG.dpuf

Course Selection Materials

You will need the Faculty of Arts and Science Calendar and Registration Instructions & Timetable to help you choose your courses.  These are essential in order to course-select, check on regulations and create your course timetable.  They contain important information that you will need in order to enroll in courses and complete your registration.

The Calendar and Registration Instructions & Timetable are available online from the Faculty of Arts and Science website.  Please pay particular attention to the section titled Guide to Programs & Course Descriptions in the Calendar and Steps 3 through 5 of the Registration Instructions & Timetable.

Be sure to check the Faculty of Arts and Science website for any subsequent changes to the Calendar and Registration Instructions & Timetable.  These corrections and changes are posted regularly throughout the summer.  Current timetable information is essential for successful course selection.

Please refer to the course selection instructions in the Registration Instructions & Timetable (Steps 3 through 5) before selecting and enrolling in your courses.  Since some courses and sections may become full early, we encourage you to prepare in advance and to enroll promptly.  Once you decide which courses to take by referring to the Calendar, you can use the timetable information in the Registration Instructions & Timetable to construct your schedule. Course enrolment is done via the Student Web Service (SWS): www.rosi.utoronto.ca.

Enrolment will begin on July 30th for first year students. Faculty of Arts and Science students have pre-assigned start times to use the SWS on their enrollment start date. Beginning July 22nd, these start times will be posted on the SWS; you should check and make a note of yours.  If you were admitted as an upper-year student (e.g. with 4.0 or more transfer credits), please check the Registration Instructions  & Timetable (Step 4) for enrollment start date information.

In addition to the Calendar and the Registration Instructions & Timetable, the New College Registrar’s Office has published a New Students’ Guide, designed to assist newly admitted students with course selection.  We also have available below information on course selection and preparing for the upcoming academic year:

New Students’ Guide

Academic Orientation Sessions

Course Selection Reminders

Course Selection Worksheet

Your Scheduling Worksheet

First Year Learning Communities

New One – Learning Without Borders

Learning at University Workshops

English Language Learning

Please read this information carefully.  We recommend that you attend one of our Academic Orientation Sessions in the months of June and July.  If you will not be in Toronto during this period we shall do our best to advise you by telephone (416 978-2460)  or e-mail (newcollege.registrar@utoronto.ca).  Another resource is our online course selection tutorial available as of June 30.

– See more at: http://www.newcollege.utoronto.ca/current-students/newly-admitted-students/current-studentsnewly-admitted-students/#sthash.l737AuGG.dpuf