What are First Year Seminars?
First Year Seminars Courses are a Special Learning Opportunity for You!
Looking for an engaging, stimulating, and really different elective course for Fall 2011?
As a first year student, you have a special opportunity to select a First Year Seminar course as one of the courses in your program for Fall 2011.
These First Year Seminar courses are designed to be interactive, small group sessions (enrolment is limited to 18 students ) led by some of the university's most dynamic professors! The topics range from sex to climate change, from science to communication, from animal rights to human rights. Each seminar reflects the research or professional interest of the instructor and the format is designed to allow you engage closely with your fellow students.
First Year Seminar courses are just like regular courses in that they count as a 0.50 credit, the class is scheduled every week of the semester, and there will be assignments and projects. You will receive a final numerical grade for the course, and it will count in your cumulative average. The course is used as a free elective in your program, and can also be used to fulfill the appropriate arts, social science or science distribution requirement for B.A. and B.Sc. students (depending on which particular seminar you choose). There are no pre-requisites.
For more information on First Year Seminar courses, check the Fall 2011 course offerings on Web Advisor under UNIV*1200. Note that each separate section of UNIV*1200 has a different title and instructor. Enrollment is limited to first year students only, and space will be released in each course selection window. Please ensure that the First Year Seminar course you pick does not conflict with any of your required courses.