The following are all the new undergraduate courses being added in the next academic year. Start perusing the courses you could take (or have to take). Get excited. Oh, and definitely review the changes in the calendar that affect your program, because they could be important.
ANTC53H3 Anthropology of Media and Publics
Learn about how anthropologists have studied new and old media over time.
Same as MDSC53H3; Prerequisites: [ANTB19H3 and ANTB20H3] or [MDSA01H3 and any 5.0 credits]; Exclusions: MDSC53H3; Enrolment Limits: 60; Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language
VPHB77H3 Asia in Display
Basically study modern Asian art.
Same as GASB77H3; Exclusion: GASB77H3; Recommended Preparation: [VPAA05H3 and VPHA46H3] or GASA01H3; Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language
VPHD47H3 Politics and East Asian Art
A seminar course that centres around a collective digital research project. The content, apparently, varies from year to year. Writing- and research-intensive.
Same as GASD47H3; Prerequisite: 11.0 credits, including at least one of [GASB31H3, GASB33H3, GASB35H3 GASB58H3/HISB58H3,VPHB39H3 or VPHB73H3] & a further 1.5 full credits at the B- or C-level in Art History, Asian History, and/or Global Asia Studies; Exclusion: GASD47H3, VPHD46H3; Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language
CHMB43Y Organic Chemistry I and II
A condensed version of the two half-credit courses on organic chemistry already offered (CHMB41H and CHMB42H). Much the same material as those two courses, but, at a faster pace and higher level. Includes an augmented lab portion, incorporating the new instruments in the TRACES facility. Fair warning: only the best and brightest Chemistry students should undertake this challenge, seeing as the two original courses are already notoriously difficult.
Prerequisite: Completion of at least 4.0 credits, including CHMA10H3 and CHMA11H3, minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7, permission of instructor; Exclusion: CHMB41H3, CHMB42H3, CHM138H, CHM151Y, CHM247H, CHM249H,CHM242H, CHM245H; Enrolment Limits: 44; Breadth Requirement: Natural Sciences
CHMC25H3 Quantum Chemistry
Get introduced to computational quantum chemistry with hands-on experience, using computers to figure out chemistry stuff. Again, for advanced students only.
Prerequisite: CHMB21H3 and PHYB56H3, minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7, permission of
instructor; Enrolment Limits: 40; Breadth Requirement: Natural Sciences
IDSC18H3 New Paradigms in Development: The Role of Emerging Powers
Examine the growing role of the emerging powers—namely Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—in international development.
Prerequisite: IDSA01H3 and one other B-level course in IDS; Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences
IDSC19H3 The Role of Researcher-Practitioner Engagement in Development
Learn about recent theories and approaches to researcher-practitioner engagement in development. I don’t even know.
Prerequisite: IDSA01H3 and IDSB01H3; Recommended Preparation: IDSC04H3; Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences
A brand-new Creative Writing minor, with five new courses along with it:
ENGC04H3 Creative Writing: Screenwriting
Write friggin’ screenplays! Your craft will be honed through in-class discussions, readings, and workshops. Admission by portfolio; see the Calendar for details.
Pre-Requisite: ENGB61H3; Recommended Preparation: Students should have developed a small body of creative works before enrolling in this course; Enrolment Limits: 20; Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language
ENGC05H3 Creative Writing: Poetry and New Media
Embark on “a creative investigation into the intersections between poetry and new media (from wikis to cell phones to social media)”—again, with discussions, readings, and workshops. Admission by portfolio; see the Calendar for details.
Pre-Requisite: ENGB60H3; Recommended Preparation: Students should have developed a small body of creative works before enrolling in this course; Enrolment Limits: 20; Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language
ENGC06H3 Creative Writing: Writing for Comics
Why are you reading this when you should be writing comics? Admission by portfolio.
Recommended Preparation: Students should have developed a small body of creative works before
enrolling in this course; Enrolment Limits: 20; Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language
ENGC08H3 Special Topics in Creative Writing I
Practice multi-genre creative writing designed around a specific theme or topic, with a class that involves readings, exercises, field trips, projects, etc. Admission by portfolio.
Pre-Requisite: ENGB60H3 or ENGB61H3; Recommended Preparation: Students should have developed a small body of creative works before enrolling in this course; Enrolment Limits: 20; Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language
ENGD22H3 Special Topics in Creative Writing II
Pre-Requisite: ENGC08H3; Recommended Preparation: Students should have developed a small body of creative works before enrolling in this course; Enrolment Limits: 20; Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language
Other new English courses:
ENGB27H3 & ENGB28H3 Charting Literary History I & II
Consider yourself introduced to the history and culture behind English literature before 1700, and from 1700 to the modern day in Part II of the class.
Exclusion: ENG202Y; Enrolment Limits: 175; Part I recommended before enrolling in Part II; Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language
ENGC90H3 Topics in Classical Myth and Literature
Study a few myths in-depth.
Prerequisite: ENGB03H3 & ENGB04H3 & [one of ENGB05H3 or (ENGB01H3) or (ENGB02H3)]
& ENGB30H3; Exclusion: CLAC01H3, (ENGC58H3), (ENGC60H3), (ENGC61H3); Enrolment Limits: 50; Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language
ENGC91H3 American Realisms
Explore American Realism and naturalism in literature, movies, visual art, etc., including the study of works by Henry James, William Dean Howells, Edith Wharton et al.
Prerequisites: ENGB03H3 & ENGB04H3 & [one of ENGB05H3 or (ENGB01H3) or (ENGB02H3)]; Enrolment Limits: 50; Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language
CITB08H3 Economy of Cities
Analyze the economics of cities, including topics like land use, urban structure and zoning, and transportation; Sim City for the real world.
Prerequisite: Any 4.0 credits; Enrolment Limits: 150; Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences
GGRA35H3 The Great Scarborough Mashup
Study the great cultural mosaic of Scarborough through field trips, interviews, and guest lectures.
Enrolment Limits: 30; open to first year undergraduate students only; Breadth Requirement: Social and Behavioural Sciences
GGRC50H3 Geographies of Education
Explore the geography of education; topics include geographical educational inequalities, class and race, the family and intergenerational class mobility, and the movement of children to attend school.
Prerequisite: [GGRA02H3 or GGRA03H3] and GGRB02H3; Enrolment Limits: 60; Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences
GGRC54H3 Human Geography Field Trip
Get out of the dungeons of UTSC and into the real world, with field research (including interviews, archives, and observation) on a topic shared by the class.
Prerequisite: GGRB02H3 and 1.0 additional credit at the B-level in GGR; Enrolment Limits: 30; Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences
A major new expansion of the Health Studies majors, with 11 new associated courses. See also, Management.
AFSB50H3 Africa in the Era of the Slave Trade
Learn about the history of Sub-Saharan Africa, from the era of the slave trade to the colonial conquests. “The capacity of Africans to overcome major problems will be stressed.”
Same as HISB50H3; Prerequisite: Any modern history course or AFSA01H3; Exclusion: HISB50H3, (HISC50H3), HIS295H, HIS396H, (HIS396Y); Breadth Requirement: History, Philosophy & Cultural Studies
AFSB51H3 Twentieth Century Africa
Continue where AFSB50H3 left off, studying the history of Africa from the colonial conquests to the post-colonial era
Same as HISB51H3; Recommended Preparation: AFSA01H3 or AFSB50H3 or HISB50H3 strongly recommended; Exclusion: HISB51H3, (HISC51H3), HIS396H1, (HIS396Y1); Breadth Requirement: History, Philosophy & Cultural Studies
GASB77H3 Asia in Display and GASD47H3 Politics and East Asian Art
Sound familiar to the Art History courses above? They’re the same.
HCSD05H3 Intellectual Property in the Arts and Humanities
Learn about Canada’s intellectual property (IP) systems, copyright, patent, trademark and confidential information. If you want to be a lawyer, this course will give you a leg up.
Prerequisite: Any 2.0 credits and 2.0 credits at the C-level in ACM, CFL, HCS, ENG and PHL; Breadth Requirement: History, Philosophy & Cultural Studies; Enrolment Limits: 30
HISB12H3 The Classical World in Film
Remember Troy? You’ll be studying historical films involving the Greek and Roman empires, like their props, archeology, and adherence to historical accuracy or source material.
Same as CLAB20H3; Exclusion: CLA388H and CLAB20H3; Recommended Preparation: CLAA05H3 or CLAA06H3 or (CLAA02H3) or (CLAA03H3); Breadth Requirement: History, Philosophy & Cultural Studies
WSTC23H3 Community Engagement Practicum
For students in Women’s and Gender Studies programs to apply their knowledge in a practical environment: namely an unpaid placement in a not-for-profit organization helping the community.
Prerequisite: WSTA01H3, [WSTA03H3 or (WSTA02H3)], WSTB05H3, WSTB11H3, WSTC02H3; Enrolment Limits: 8; Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences
WSTD07H3 Themes in the History of Childhood and Culture
Study cultural and gendered ideologies of children and childhood throughout the world, studying such disparate topics as factory children in England and mixed-race children in India.
Same as HISD07H3; Exclusion: HISD07H3; Prerequisite: At least 2 C-level courses in History and/or Women's and Gender Studies.; Enrolment Limits: 15; Breadth Requirement: History, Philosophy & Cultural Studies
JOUC25H3 Field Placement
Get placed in the field and create editorial content on various platforms individually and as a team. Taught at Centennial College. The field placement before the change was optional and non-credit, but now is required for a journalism degree.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of semesters 1 and 2 of the college phase of the Joint Journalism Program; Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language
LINC60H3 Special Topics: Structure of a Language
Learn to analyze the structure (including phonetics, phonology, word-formation rules, syntax, and script) of “a featured language” that’s not English or French: no prior knowledge of this language is necessary.
Prerequisite: [LINA01H3 or [FREB44H3 and FREB45H3]] and [LINB06H3 or LINB09H3]; Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language
PLIC54H3 Speech Physiology and Speech Disorders in Children and Adults
Learn about the physiology of speech perception and the physics of sound, as they relate to treating speech disorders.
Prerequisite: LINB09H3; Breadth Requirement: Natural Sciences
PLID56H3 Special Topics in Language Disorders in Children
Do like really in-depth learning about a specific type of language and communication disorder, e.g. hearing impairment, Down syndrome, or autism.
Prerequisite: PLIC24H3 or PLID55H3; Exclusion: JLS472H; Breadth Requirement: Natural Sciences
Aside from myriad other program changes, the Department of Management has added a new Specialist BBA program in Management, and a Health Management stream w/ four new associated courses. There are four new courses as well for regular Management students. I’m not even going to try to touch this, because all the shuffling around is very complex. My advice is that if this is relevant to you, check it out immediately.
STAC51H3 Categorical Data Analysis
Statistical models for categorical data or whatever. Contingency tables, generalized linear models, logistic regression, multinomial responses, logit models for nominal responses, log-linear models for twoway tables, three-way tables and higher dimensions, models for matched pairs, repeated categorical response data, correlated and clustered responses. Statistical analyses using SAS or R. If you know what all of this means, God help you.
Prerequisite: STAB27H3 or STAB57H3 or equivalent; Breadth Requirement: Quantitative Reasoning
MDSC53H3 Anthropology of Media and Publics
The same as the ANTC53H3 that I mentioned before.
Prerequisites: [ANTB19H3 and ANTB20H3] or [MDSA01H3 and any 5.0 credits]; Exclusions: ANTC53H3; Enrolment Limits: 60; Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language
PHLD05H3 Advanced Seminar in Ethics
The Calendar is pretty vague on this course, but it’s probably safe to assume that you’ll participate in an advanced seminar about ethics.
Prerequisites: 3.5 credits in Philosophy, including 2 courses (1.0 credit) at the C-level, at least one of which must be PHLC05H3 or PHLC06H3; Exclusion: PHL407, PHL475
POLB50Y Canadian Government and Politics
Merges and replaces two H courses: POLB50H3 (“Canada’s Political Institutions”) and POLB52H3 (“Canadian Politics: Connecting Citizens and Governments”). Students will now also participate in a Model Parliament (at the actual Provincial Legislature!), which wasn’t possible before with two short courses.
Prerequisite: Any 4.0 credits; Exclusion: (POLB50H3), (POLB52H3), POL214Y, POL224Y; Breadth Category: Social & Behavioural Sciences
POLC80H3 International Relations of Africa
Surrender yourself and let your professor introduce you to International Relations of Africa.
Prerequisite: POLB80H3. Students who have completed IDSA02H3 may enrol with the permission
of the instructor; Recommended Preparation: POLB81H3; Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences
POLD92H3 Survival and Demise of Dictatorships
Learn why some dictatorships survive while other do not. Especially relevant in the days of a sort of whiny, tantrum-throwing, and nuclear-armed North Korea.
Recommended Preparation: POLB92H3 and POLB93H3; Enrolment Limits: 25; Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences
PSYC05H3 Human Movement Laboratory
Study human movement, like eye-movements, balance, and walking, and collect and analyze data involving human movement.
Prerequisite: PSYB01H3 and PSYB07H3; Enrolment Limits: 35; Restricted to students in the Specialist/Specialist Co-op programs in Psychology; Students in any Mental Health Studies program and the Major in Psychology will be admitted if space permits; Breadth Requirement: Natural Sciences
PSYC51H3 The Cognitive Neuroscience of Vision
As promised, study the neuroscience of vision, including the visual perception of object features, perception of high-level categories, visual attention. Also, compare human and monkey visual systems. Probably no meeting actual monkeys, though, which is lame.
Prerequisite: PSYB51H3 or PSYB57H3 or PSYB65H3; Exclusion: PSY380H; Enrolment Limits: 75; Restricted to students in the Specialist/Specialist Co-op, and Major programs in Psychology, Mental Health Studies and Neuroscience; Students in the Minor in Psychology will be admitted if space permits; Breadth Requirement: Natural Sciences
PSYC68H3 Diseases of the Brain and Mind
Super-cool advanced course. Learn the methods of diagnosing and treating neurological diseases from a clinical perspective. Taught by the faculty of brain sciences at Sunnybrook Research Institute.
Prerequisite: PSYB65H3 & PSYC62H3 & [one additional C-level half credit in PSY or NRO] &[cumulative GPA of at least 3.0]; Enrollment Limits: 50; Restricted to students in the Specialist/Specialist Co-op, and Major programs in Psychology, Mental Health Studies and Neuroscience; Breadth Requirement: Natural Sciences
SOCC54H3 Special Topics in Sociology of Culture
Analyze, sociologically, the role of culture in societies. See http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~socsci/ for the course topic of current and upcoming semesters.
Pre-requisite: SOCA01H3 and SOCA02H3 and SOCB05H3 and SOCB42H3 and SOCB43H3; Enrolment Limits: 60; Breadth Requirement: Social and Behavioural Sciences
SOCC55H3 Special Topics in Race and Ethnicity
Study the key concepts of research on race and ethnicity or something. See http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~socsci/ for current and future topics.
Prerequisite: SOCA01H3 and SOCA02H3 and SOCB05H3 and SOCB42H3 and SOCB43H3; Enrolment Limits: 60; Breadth Requirement: Social and Behavioural Sciences
SOCD20H3 Senior Seminar: Social Change and Gender Relations in Chinese Societies
A seminar course with room for very few people; examines gender relations in modern China.
Same as GASD20H3; Prerequisite: [SOCA01H3, SOCA02H3, SOCB05H3 & one C-level course in SOC] or
[GASA01H3 & GASA02H3 & one C-level course from the options in requirement #2 of the Specialist or Major program in Global Asia Studies]; Exclusion: GASD20H3; Enrolment Limits: 14
SOCD21H3 Immigrant Scarborough
Conduct qualitative research on the social, political, cultural and economic lives of immigrants in Scarborough, and tie your practical research to theoretical debates about transnationalism and immigration.
Prerequisite: SOCA01H3 and SOCA02H3 and SOCB05H3 and [SOCC23H3 or SOCC31H3]; Enrolment Limits: 30; Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences