General Program Description for 2020-21.
New One offers five half credit courses. NOTE: First-year students do not need any pre-requisites or permission to enrol in any New One course. The only restriction is that you cannot take two College One programs at the same time or enrol in more than one New One course in the same term. Please disregard any information about pre-requisites in ACORN. Students interested in the program will be able to enroll at the time of course selection in July 2020.
Most New One courses can be used to fulfill Breadth Requirement #3: Society and Its Institutions, with the exception of NEW114, which fulfill BR #1. You can find out about Breadth Requirements in the Calendar under Degree Requirements.
Each half course is a small seminar with a maximum of 25 students that meets for two or three hours each week. In addition to weekly readings and short lectures by the instructor, the classes will include guest speakers from the community, talks by graduate students or professors who are doing research in the topics you are studying, movies or field trips if conditions permit. Students will be encouraged to bring their own experiences and prior knowledge into classroom discussions and assignments and make connections with what they are learning. There will be a range of different kinds of assignments, including a research project in the second term.
In addition to the small weekly seminars, students from all concurrent courses will occasionally join together for Learning Labs (plenary sessions) in which we engage in hands-on workshops on essay writing, online library research, critical analysis of readings, program selection, and transitioning into university learning that will prepare you for successful completion of the New One course assignments, as well as your work in other university courses.
The Learning Labs will vary in their length and format and in 2020/21 will take place online both live (synchronously) and as modules students can access at their convenience (asynchronously).
Descriptions of the Course Topics
Courses in the Fall Term 2020
Courses in the Winter Term 2021
For more information contact the New One Program coordinator. Find us on: