you could also just attend the first class and feel things out. also, the course title itself sounds pretty dope. the “level” of a course denotes what year that course is meant to be taken in. as in, you don’t need to take courses just to get breadth requirements. So I just wanna know what exactly will happen since I don’t need it as a if you have any doubts about the course and aren’t sure it’s worth the trouble, dropping it or applying the credit/no credit designation is always an option. man,,,, i wish i could take some of these. (you need 20 FCE to graduate, 5 times 4 = 20), one full credit from three, and a half credit from the remaining two. because you didn’t specify, for the purposes of this post i’m gonna assume you’re a st. george kid. JUM202H1: Mathematics as an Interdisciplinary Pursuit. you have three more years in which to fill them. trust me, i’m not the biggest fan of this either because it makes my job as an aska harder. and for all except br=4 & 5, we need 1.0 fce for the BR—by that i mean for BR=4&5, we can either do 0.5 in 4 and 0.5 in 5, or just 1.0 fce in 4 or 1.0 fce in 5 (one or the other). can’t fit it into your schedule, or does it still not sound like something you wanna take? We encourage you to explore your options since there are many A-level and B-level courses outside your Subject POSts that you can take. of course, these levels are all suggested and oftentimes upper year students take a lower level course in order to complete requirements. within those 20 credits, there are certain requirements that you need to fulfill. In fact, most courses fulfill a breadth requirement and as long as you meet a course’s pre-requisites and co-requisites, you may take it. Hi, i would also suggest looking at the breadth requirement. i want to take rlg101 but i’m 15th in a class of 250. do you think i have a chance of getting in anytime soon or should i just go with my 2nd choice (rlg 235 – also does anyone know anything about this course? Hi guys, I need to take 2.0 bird courses in third year to satisfy graduation requirements for my school. there are also a lot of breadth options in first year, such as the first year seminar classes. one last thing that might also be useful to know (maybe you know this already???) the math/science breadth requirement, or breadth 5, can be one of those tough ones to get down if you’re not numerically inclined– which is something i totally sympathize with and had to navigate my first year as well. a course about ancient civilizations and how they responded to where they lived. For my personal situation, I already have a 1.0 transfer credit for 3 and I am taking Physical and Mathematical Sciences so I wouldn't have to worry about 5. These two half credit courses also don’t have to be under the same subject area. i’m sure there are also humanities courses designed for the sciences. breadth requirements can get confusing. consequence be? Hello!! 300+ series? Let’s say you are taking a course which covers a Creative and Cultural Representations Breadth Requirement but you are also taking this course as a requirement for your program. also keep in mind that you don’t need to fulfil all (or even most) of your breadth requirements in first year. See a visual representation of how this works . rest assured that you’ve only got to go through it once! can’t use CR/NCR designations for first year foundations or ones. i hope this helped! so as an incoming first year, you have access to the first year foundations seminars as well as the ones programs. I wanted to ask that if I fail a course which I do not need for my program So, now i need to find a course with space in fall and winter. Hello! these are essentially both academic programs designed to ease the transition from high school to university: they tend to have lighter coursework, very small class sizes, fantastic instructors, and really interesting content. i’m sure there are other courses out there geared towards humanities students (read: few numbers) if you dig a little more! hell yeah you do. i hope this helps! thank you so much! I’m going to be a first year student at UofT next year and I kinda wanna get all the breadth requirements out of the way in my first year. looking forward to seeing you on campus in september! plus, space is pretty cool. Can HU/SS courses required for my LSA minor also count toward the Intellectual Breadth requirement? Prepare yourself for vivid language and opinions. you mention that you’re worried about doing breadth in the upper years. you can find programs and their requirements in the faculty calendar. drout and reid. then you def can, and still fulfill your degree requirements. i hope that made sense. 2. psh. for example, i managed to get my breadth 5 credit with a first-year astronomy course that didn’t require me to do any math at all. man i can’t imagine having to do it every year. the course outline also mentions that the course explores popular scientific topics, so it might be stuff that you’ve heard of before. i really hope that this helps! Yes, as long as the courses are marked HU or SS, and are not marked BS, NS, QR/1, or QR/2 in the LSA Course Guide. BREADTH 5: “the physical and mathematical universes” — do chem labs spark joy for you? you can tell what “level” a course is from the first number in the course code. 100 series? sorry i can’t be of more help, but i do think you should try reaching out to the rsa! welcome to u of t and the annoying and confusing world of degree requirements! I’m a first year student and having a hard time choosing a simple Breadth requirement course that doesn’t involved Math under the 4-5 category. to sum all this up, in order, i think your best options by subject are anthropology, astronomy, and then geology. easy for people who aren’t good at the subject), you’ll be able to tell very early on just based on those two things. i took it with drs. be excited. Admission Requirements. Fill out the SGS Add/Drop Course(s) Form, have it signed by the instructor, and submit it to the Graduate Administrator. Any suggestions would be really appreciated! BREADTH 3: “society and its institutions”–do you self-identify as a history buff? i did manage to find a working page that outlines the breadth requirements. also, you are only allowed 6.0 100-level courses throughout your degree, so it might be a good idea to plan out how you’re going to use them. A practical introduction to musicianship and music rudiments through the development of basic vocal or instrumental techniques and an emphasis on aural skills. actual course enrolment starts july 27th. Breadth Requirements are a way of diversifying your undergraduate degree in the hopes that you receive a well-rounded education from U of T.. To complete your Breadth Requirements (BR), you need to earn: – 1.0 credit from 4 of the 5 categories OR – 1.0 credit from 3 … Fields of Study; Courses held in the Fall-Winter 2020-21 will be delivered either according to the dual delivery method or online (synchronous or asynchronous) – details will be available in the course outline on Quercus. it’s always nice to get fanmail! hope your first year is fantastic and you crush that breadth five req! in fact, you do technically have a correct understanding of the whole system. for example, you could take 1.0 FCE in categories 3, 4, and 5, and just 0.5 FCEs in 1 and 2. but if you’re a humanities/social science student who’d like to avoid categories 4 and 5 as much as you can, then it certainly makes more sense for you to take fewer credits in those categories. the category you’d be concerned with is breadth 5, or ‘the physical and mathematical universes.’ this can involve math, but doesn’t have to if you don’t want it to. it may be useful for you to know that you can’t cr/ncr any of those small first year seminars, because they’re considered ‘too easy’ for that. super excited that you’ve chosen u of t for university. i took several of these classes as a first year and wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. Emphasis on the easy-ER. How many credits do I need to graduate? because i don’t know much about your situation, i don’t know what to recommend you do– maybe just decide based on what i’ve told you, or book an appointment with your registrar if you really need help making the decision? Recommend some courses for BR 1 and 4 preferably a course with no essays. Does this course still cover the Breadth Requirement even though it’s going towards your program? This course is open to students with no musical training and background. if your strengths lean more so to one of either humanities or the sciences, you can definitely find breadth requirement courses that won’t pose as much as a challenge for you. Course Finder is the University of Toronto's official publicly available list of undergraduate courses for the Faculty of Arts & Science ? If Degree Explorer is not using the courses that you wish to use toward a particular requirement, try to check your program requirements manually. breadth can be really daunting, i know that the thought of having to take a university-level course outside of my comfort zone terrified me– in fact, i didn’t do breadth until my second year. second, there’s a limit on how many of these first-year exclusive courses you can take. Identify your academic background from the options below and review the admission requirements for your intended program of study using the Program Finder.If you are interested in applying to the Medical Radiation Sciences, Nursing, or Physician Assistant programs, visit Professional and Graduate Programs to find your admission requirements. first year is a transitional period, and it’s not a crime to try and make that transition easier. these are astronomy classes designed for students with no background in science. All Other Majors: Please remember that courses in your major discipline may not be applied towards breadth requirements.See your Departmental Academic Advisor for more … Breadth Requirement: History: 17th and 18th Century OR Values Description: Kant’s practical philosophy has provided influential answers to central questions in normative ethics and the theory of practical … Prior to graduation, students must successfully complete 1.0 course from each of Categories A, B, and C. The Categories . However, they CANNOT be used to satisfy Program requirements nor the 12.0 different credits requirement between Programs for your degree. I'm stuck in this situation where I'm missing one credit to completely fulfill my breadth requirements. AST101H1: The Sun and Its Neighbours . but the bottom line is, if you’re worried about having to take math, you can probably skirt the entirety of breadth 5 — as long as you don’t mind biology-type courses. these are the courses you’re looking for. yep, courses can count towards breadth and program requirements simultaneously. Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org; Application dates. if you’re able, i’d join the class anyway and wait for the syllabus to be released. The Breadth Requirement is normally satisfied by taking 4 History courses and 4 Problems courses. Hours: … i wanted to ask about breadth requirements and see if i understood it correctly. best of luck with course enrolment on the 28th. i’ve heard good things about the ‘magic of physics’ first year course too. COURSE SEARCH; CALENDAR UPDATES; PDF & ARCHIVE; VPMA95H3 Elementary Musicianship I . Identify your academic background from the options below and review the admission requirements for your intended program of study using the Program Finder.If you are interested in applying to the Medical Radiation Sciences, Nursing, or Physician Assistant programs, visit Professional and Graduate Programs to find your admission requirements. could you confirm for me if this is correct? first year is a transitional period, and it’s not a crime to try and make that transition easier. ECO220Y1 (and courses deemed equivalent) cannot be used to satisfy the Breadth Requirement. do you have to do the breadth requirement every year or just once? If you don't already have too many 100-level courses, ANT100 fulfills 0.5 FCE in BR3 and B4 each, and was really easy imo. if your strengths lean more so to one of either humanities or the sciences, you can definitely find breadth requirement courses that won’t pose as much as a challenge for you. B.Sc. Students who are notgraduate students in the Department of Philosophy must secure an instructor’s approval before taking a graduate-level philosophy course. The page on the school website gave me an error: not found message :/. Breadth Requirement. i would just… never finish my degree, probably. it can be really helpful. i know tons of people who forgot because they thought that adding them to their enrolment cart enrolled them automatically. you got that right. there’s a trick to this: look for the ‘printer-friendly version’ button at the bottom right of the screen and click it, so you can see all the course descriptions at once. u of t tries to diversify the courses we take not by mandating certain courses as requirements, but rather making us take a certain number of credits in each of a few different categories. So if you are taking 2 half credit courses for your Science Distribution Requirements for example, they could be ERS120H5 and BIO201H5 (two Science courses … unless, of course, you want to take it. Students who started their degree in 2010 onwards need to complete the breadth requirements as part of their degree requirements. i’m a 1st year and i want to fulfill br 2 this sem. it’s on the small size for a lecture, and supposedly a breeze if you took high school physics, which i dunno if you did. Up to 3 credits from each of the University Breadth Requirement categories may be used to simultaneously satisfy the CAS Breadth requirements. that’s why a lot of people try to do theirs in first year– not only will you have access to more fun, first-year-only breadth req courses, but you’ll get it out of the way and not have to worry about it anymore. are you into philosophy? Thanks for the help! they were both super supportive but also just really good teachers, as in they managed to get ME pretty into a SCIENCE. for first years, you’ll find out your course enrolment time (when you can log onto ACORN and enrol in courses) on july 21st. DON’T FORGET TO ACTUALLY ENROL IN YOUR COURSES. if you’ve been on it for a while, you’ve got a higher chance of moving up, i think. basically, you need to take one credit from 4/5 of the 5 breadths, or one from 3/5 and a half credit from each of the remaining two. figured i’d mention this anyway, since it’s always best not to make assumptions about what incoming students know. i’d recommend AST101 as i’ve heard it’s not too hard. there are 5, which i can outline for you here since i’m answering this question anyway: BREADTH 1: “creative and cultural representations” — involves things like creative writing, anthropology, cinema studies, drama, and the like. usually breadth requirements aren’t too bad, though. learned that the hard way when i was an incoming student– had to start over like, three times. if something in the sciences is super out of your comfort zone, there’s no harm in waiting until you’re more comfortable with university life to do breadth. There is no Breadth Requirement status for RSM100Y1/RSM100H1/MGT100H1, MGT201H1 and MAT133Y1. Contact Us. St. George, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto Mississauga and University of Toronto Scarborough. for the most part, whatever program you’re interested in will fulfill at least 2 or 3 of the categories, so you just need to look at completing the other 2 or 3. though a lot of students decide to get their breadth requirement out of the way in first year, it doesn’t really matter when you do it, as long as they’re done before you graduate. would you recommend it based on workload/evals/etc?)? of study and have just taken it as a breadth requirement, what will the TREES? BREADTH 2: “thought, belief, and behaviour”– are your parents nagging you to ‘learn a third language, jimmy, it’ll help prevent the early onset of alzheimer’s’? Also, I was accepted to U of T in the Humanities and let’s just say, I’m not that “gifted” in the science and math category. the one breadth 5 course i took that i ended up really liking was one of the 199s, specifically the one called “astronomy at the frontier.” from what i can find, it’s still being offered. keener. start looking into the offerings from the ones program if you’d like, woodsworth one’s popular culture today stream, trin one’s policy, philosophy and economic stream. plus, i actually think you have some of the best breadth options as a first year. it’s good that you’re looking to get your breadth reqs out of the way early, because your freshman year really is the best time to do so. Course selection! How many courses do I choose? do you want to talk about drugs? CATEGORY A: Social Science. the general rule for waitlists is that if you’re in the top 10% of the waitlist, you have a good chance of getting in. i felt like i was wandering through an impermeable haze of confusion during the summer before my first year so i totally feel you. may the odds be ever in your favour. At least six courses (FCEs) must be 300+series courses (no more than one 300+series tr… if you need any further clarification, feel free to get back to me or give your registrar’s office a call. i don’t know about recommending specific courses, though, since i haven’t taken any at utm. sorry for the novel. (maybe this is a me problem.) You will not be able to add these courses to your schedule via ACORN. i do a quite large plug for the one breadth 5 course i did in this post. the class mostly revolves around learning how to operate and use this online telescope software to take pictures of the galaxy. talk about murder in fiction? as always, keep in mind that anything i put forward here is just my personal experience and someone else’s take could be totally different. unfortunately, i’ve asked around and came up with nothing on rlg235. best of luck with your first year, friend. but it’s good to know that this is the general situation ahead of time, so you don’t run into any fun surprises. i would encourage you to get these requirements out of the way early, though, especially since the easiest breadth courses are restricted to first years (seminars and ones). will I be innis one, or a stream of trin one), and a lot of the time you won’t be able to take both ones AND first year foundations. NOBODY LOSES TODAY i love it. these are called breadth requirements, and in a lot of ways i prefer them to the way i’ve heard other unis do things. i have fun writing these and get a bit carried away sometimes, but i do hope my unnecessary levels of detail are helpful at some level. At least 13.0 credits at the 200+ level, including a minimum of 6.0 credits at the 300+ level. membranes? To qualify for an Honours Bachelor of Arts (Hon.B.A.) what that means is that as long as you’re in the top 25 of a waitlist for a class of 250 (as you are) you’ll probably be fine. What are easy or interesting courses, or the ones that you have already taken to meet U of T 5 breadth requirements. UTSC students who have taken courses at UTM or St. George may request that a course be assessed to one of the five UTSC breadth requirement categories. (i’m in social sciences, leaning towards something like polisci or women’s studies). as for your questions about course selection, it’s understandable that you have no clue what’s going on! Breadth Requirements: Arts, Literature & Language. once again, astronomy! some people take less and then take either an extra year or two to graduate or make up for it with summer courses. How to submit the form to the Registrar's Office. there’s nothing on ratemyprof for the prof, either. PS- don’t forget that the last day to add F or Y courses are september 19th! 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