2013-2014 Humanities/Social Science University CollegeCOURSE SELECTION WORKSHOP
Overview of Session 1. Introduction 2. Materials for choosing courses 3. Steps to choosing courses 4. Important Dates 5. Registration & Fees 6. Keys to Success
Materials for choosing courses On the Arts & Science website: www.artsci.utoronto.ca • New Students site • Academic Calendar • Registration Instructions and Timetable
Materials for Choosing Courses1. New Students website www.artsci.utoronto.ca • Home • Welcome Guide • Calendar • FASt Answers • Next Steps • Course Selection • Program Information • list of all programs and 1st year required courses
Materials for Choosing Courses2. The Calendar www.artsci.utoronto.ca • Programs and Courses • Example: Anthropology • Important Notices • Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters • Code of Student Conduct • Grading Practices Policy • Policy on Official Correspondence with Students • Important Dates • Drop deadlines • Student Services & Resources • Degree Requirements • Breadth Requirements • Rules and Regulations • LWD, CR/NCR, GPA etc.
Course Description example Campus code indicator. 1 = courseoffered on the St. George campus Course code Y= 1.0 credit, H = 0.5 credit First digit indicates year level PHY= Departmental Identifier PHY131H1Introduction to Physics I A first university physics course primarily for students not intending to pursue a Specialist or Major program in Physical or Mathematical Sciences. Topics include, classical kinematics & dynamics, momentum, energy, force, friction, work, power, angular momentum, oscillations, fluids, viscosity. Exclusion: PHY151H1/110Y1/138Y1/140Y1 Prerequisite: MCV4U Calculus and Vectors/MCB4U Functions & Calculus Recommended Preparation: SPH4U Physics and SCH4U Chemistry Corequisite: MAT135H1/137Y1/157Y1 DR =SCI, BR = 5 Course title Course Description Lists courses with similar course content. If you have taken a course listed as an exclusion, then you can’t take PHY131H1 for credit Lists courses you must have completed before you can take PHY131H11 Lists courses that are recommended by the Department as pre-requisites or co-requisites for PHY131H1, but not required Course is a Breadth Requirement (BR) from Category 5 ‘The Physical and Mathematical Universes’ Lists courses that must be taken concurrently with PHY131H1
Materials for Choosing Courses 3. Registration Instructions & Timetable www.artsci.utoronto.ca • Quick Links • Timetable Listings • Important dates • Registration Instructions • Detailed instructions on choosing your courses • Explanation of codes, wait lists, how to use ROSI • Fees information • Timetable listings • Evening courses • 1st Year Seminars • Courses not offered • *Map and Building Codes*
Timetable example : CHM138H1 Several Lecture, Practical and Tutorial Meeting Sections to choose from. You must choose one of each type if offered (not every course will offer Practical and Tutorial Meeting Sections) A general location on campus is provided for first-year courses to assist you in planning your academic timetable. Avoid back-to-back East/West classes as it is difficult to travel across campus in the 10 minute interval between classes ‘F’ section code indicates course takes place in First Term – Sept. to Dec. ‘H’ indicates 0.5 credit Some courses will offer a waitlist option if the meeting section is filled. A ‘Y’ indicator means that a waitlist function is available on ROSI Enrolment Indicators and Controls give access to a course to specific groups of students for specific times and some courses – those with ‘E’ Enrolment Indicators cannot be added via ROSI/SWS Meeting Section codes correspond to specific time slots e.g. Lecture L0201 takes place on Tues. (‘T’), Thurs. (‘R’) and Fri (‘F’), from 12:10 till 1:00 p.m. (Classes begin 10 minutes after the hour and end on the hour.) Practical (lab) P0401 takes place on (‘R’) Thurs. from 2:10 till 5:00 p.m. (A) Indicates that the Practical (lab) Meeting Section takes place in alternate weeks, not every week. This may allow you to create a more “efficient” timetable by selecting a Practical Meeting Section for a first-year science course that will alternate - in the same time slot - with a Practical Meeting Section in another first-year science course. e.g. CHM138H1 (F) P0201 (Tues. 2:10-5:00) will alternate with BIO120H1 (F) P0202(Tues. 1:30-4:30). ( Refer to Timetable for more details. )
Timetable – Section codes September ------------------------------- December January ------------------------------------------ April H Course Code (0.5 credit) F Section Code = First Term H Course Code (0.5 credit) S Section Code = Second Term Y Course Code (1.0 credit) Y Section Code = Full ‘Year’ (Sept. – April) Y Course Code (1.0 credit) F Section Code = First Term Y Course Code (1.0 credit) S Section Code = Second Term H Course Code (0.5 credit) Y Section Code = Full ‘Year’ (Sept. – April)
More Timetable Examples • CHM138H1F • Priority (P) for first-year Life Sciences and Math & Physical Sciences students • Lecture, Tutorial & Practical (lab) enrolment • If you want to do your bi-weekly Biology lab on the same afternoon as Chemistry, see notes about alternating Practical sections (DIFFERENT DIGITS – e.g. P0101 & P0102) • BIO120H1F • Priority (P) for first-year Life Sciences students • Lecture, Tutorial & Practical (lab) enrolment • If you want to do your bi-weekly Chemistry lab on the same afternoon as Biology, see notes about alternating Practical sections (DIFFERENT DIGITS – e.g. P0101 & P0102) • MAT135H1F • No Enrollment controls • Lecture and Tutorial enrolment • EAS100Y1Y • Special instructions for language courses
9 Steps to choosing your courses • Review Degree requirements • Review Subject POSt/program options • Find your 1st year required courses • Consider your elective options • Check course descriptions in the Calendar • Check course information in the Timetable • Create a schedule with a list of courses and back up choices • Check the A&S website for any updates • Enroll on ROSI
Course Selection Step 1: Review Degree andSubject POSt (Program Of Study) Requirements Combination of full and half credits. No time limit for the completion of a degree There are limits on the number of 100-level courses that can be used for credit towards your degree You have the option of completing either: one Specialist program (9.0 to 17.5 credits) or two Major programs (6.0 to 8.0 credits each) or one Major program (6.0 to 8.0 credits) plus two Minor programs (4.0 credits each) Subject POSts (Programs Of Study) are the focus of your degree and you should select a combination of first-year courses that will give you the option to enter several different Subject POSts at the end of your first year of study Students admitted after September 2010 do NOT complete the Distribution Requirement The CGPA determines your academic status (e.g. In Good Standing, On Academic Probation etc.) and your eligibility to graduate. Grades in the low-to-mid 60’s would provide a CGPA in the 1.85 range. You can complete more than the “minimum” number of Subject POSts. You can select up to 3 Subject POSts with a maximum of 2 large Subject POSts ( e.g. Majors or Specialists). Breadth Requirements are “exit” requirements – they don’t have to be completed in your first year of study but are required for the completion of your degree.
Breadth Requirement Must take at least 4.0 credits from the following categories: take at least 4.0 credits from the following categories: 1. Creative and Cultural Representations (CCR) 2. Thought, Belief and Behaviour (TBB) 3. Society and Its Institutions (SII) 4. Living Things and their Environment (LTE) 5. The Physical and Mathematical Universes (PMU) Credits must be either: a) 1.0 credit in each of 4 of the 5 categories; or b) 1.0 credit in each of 3 of the 5 categories and 0.5 in each of the other 2 categories **Commerce students must complete at least 1.0 FCE from Category 1 **Other restrictions/rules also exist (see Calendar – ‘Degree Requirements’) Note the specific requirement for Commerce Students
Step 2: Review Subject POSt (Program Of Study) Options Most Subject POSts will have one or more required first-year courses and you should select your combination of 5.0 first-year credits carefully to ensure that you will have access to a variety of Subject POSt options at the end of your first year of study. Start with the listing of Subject POSt options on the New Students website under ‘Course Selection’ More detailed Subject POSt information, including first- year required courses, can be found in the Arts and Science Calendar.
Step 3: Review Program Descriptions in Calendar to determine Required 1st Year courses • Economics Major (Arts program) This is a limited enrolment program. Space permitting, students who request the program and obtain at least the specified mark(s) in the required course(s) will be eligible to enroll. Achieving these marks does not necessarily guarantee admission to the program in a given year.Required courses and grades for program enrolment: • (ECO100Y1 with a final mark of at least 67%, or ECO105Y1 with a final mark of at least 80%), ANDMAT133Y1 with a final mark of at least 63%, or(MAT135H1 with a final mark of at least 60% and MAT136H1 with a final mark of at least 60%), orMAT137Y1 with a final mark of at least 55%, or MAT157Y1 with a final mark of at least 55%. • Program Course Requirements: 7 full courses or their equivalent • First Year (2.0 FCE): • ECO100Y1/ECO105Y1; • MAT133Y1/(MAT123H1,MAT124H1)/(MAT135H1,MAT136H1)/MAT137Y1/MAT157Y1 Symbols in the Calendar: / means ‘OR’ ; , + ( ) & all mean ‘AND’
Step 4: Consider Elective Course Options Step 4: Consider Elective Course Options • Courses that can help fulfill the Breadth Requirement: • The required courses for your programs of interest will fulfill some of your breadth requirement. • You don’t have to complete the Breadth requirement in 1st year, but it can be a good opportunity to take an elective course in a category you need
Step 4: Consider Elective Course Options Step 4: Consider Elective Course Options • Courses that can help fulfill the Breadth Requirement: • The required courses for your programs of interest will fulfill some of your breadth requirement. • You don’t have to complete the Breadth requirement in 1st year, but it can be a good opportunity to take an elective course in a category you need • Introductory courses that will give you additional Subject POSt options: • It is important to have several options for Subject POSts at the end of 1st year in case your first choice is not what you expected or you do not achieve the grade needed to enter the program • Taking an additional introductory course allows you to explore other interests you may have • Small class experiences – 199 courses, FLCs, Foundational Year Programs, eg. UC One • These are unique opportunities only available in your 1st year, including a chance to get to know your professor - each class usually has no more than 25 students • 199 courses are designed to help fulfill the breadth requirement and you should ideally choose one in a category that is different from your main programs of interest • Explore something that wasn’t available in high school or that may help towards future goals: • The advantage of being at a university as large as U. of T. is the huge selection of courses • Professional programs (medicine, law, social work etc.) generally focus on marks and not program choices, but may suggest some courses to take during your undergraduate years • Anti-Calendar - available online at www.assu.ca: • Consider what other students have thought of courses • The Anti-Calendar is published by the student union and provides student evaluations of courses and professors to help students make informed choices • Skills development courses – e.g. writing courses and languages: • Courses such as Effective Writing (ENG100H1) or Writing Essays (INI103H1) can help build skills that will be valuable for other courses you take • U. of T. offers over 40 different languages to learn
Step 5: Review Course Descriptions and Course Prerequisites in the Arts and Science Calendar PHY131H1Introduction to Physics I A first university physics course primarily for students not intending to pursue a Specialist or Major program in Physical or Mathematical Sciences. Topics include, classical kinematics & dynamics, momentum, energy, force, friction, work, power, angular momentum, oscillations, fluids, viscosity. Exclusion: PHY151H1/110Y1/138Y1/140Y1 Prerequisite: MCV4U Calculus and Vectors/MCB4U Functions & Calculus Recommended Preparation: SPH4U Physics and SCH4U Chemistry Corequisite: MAT135H1/137Y1/157Y1 DR =SCI, BR = 5 Make sure you check all Exclusions, Pre-requisites, Co-requisites for all courses you plan to take
Step 6: Check to ensure you have all the information from the Timetable Make sure you understand any Enrolment Indicators and Controls Ensure you have checked instructions at the beginning of the section for any that apply to you
Step 7: Choose your courses and create a schedule with back up choices LIFE SCIENCES: • BIO120H1 + 130H1 • CHM 138H1 + 139H1 • MAT135H1 + 136H1 • Elective or PHY131H + 132H or other course required for a program • Elective (e.g. Breadth Requirement course) __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Big Questions: • PHY or no PHY? (PHY131H1+132H1 orPHY151H1+152H1?) • MAT135H+136H/137Y/157Y? • CHM 138H+139H/CHM151Y • PSY100H ?
Examples of First-Year Courses by Subject POSt HUMAN BIOLOGY -Major First Year (2.5-3.0 courses): • BIO 120H1+130H1; • CHM 138H1+139H1 • 0.5 to 1.0 FCE from: JMB 170Y1; MAT 135H + 136H1/ (PHY131H1 + 132H1) / (PHY151H + 152H); PSY 100H1; VIC 170Y1/171Y1 PHARMACOLOGY - Specialist First Year (4.0 courses): 1. BIO (120H1, 130H1) 2. CHM (138H1, 139H1)/151Y1 3. MAT (135H1, 136H1) 4. PHY (131H1, 132H1)/(151H1/152H1)* * Requires MAT137Y1/157Y1 **If you want to keep the door open for many Life Science Specialist Programs (e.g. Neuroscience, Immunology, Microbiology, etc), then you would do both the first year MAT and PHY**
Examples of First-Year Courses by Subject POSt PSYCHOLOGY - Major First Year (0.5 courses): • PSY100H1 (75% required) • Senior (Gr. 12) high school level Calculus GEOSCIENCE – Major First Year (2.0 -2.5 courses): 2.0 to 2.5 FCE chosen from BIO120H1; CHM138H1, CHM139H1; MAT135H1, MAT136H1, MAT137Y1; PHY131H1, PHY132H1; ESS102H1 MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS – Specialist First Year (3.0 courses): • MAT157Y1 • MAT240H1, 247H1 • PHY151H1, 152H1
Scheduling your Courses: Life ScienceSample course choices +Timetable Information
Step 9: Plan and Record Course Preferences Courses selected to meet the first- year requirements for entry to your preferred Subject POSts List your 5.0 credits in order of priority. You select all of your First Term, Second Term and Full Session courses when you log on to ROSI at your assigned start time. Make timetabling easier by scheduling the 1st choice of Lecture/Practical/Tutorial Meeting Sections for all 5.0 credits before attempting to schedule 2nd or 3rd choice “back-up” meeting sections for each course. You may take 200-level (second year) courses in your first year of study provided that you have the appropriate background (prerequisites, corequisites etc.) but 200-level courses are generally more difficult and demanding than 100-level courses Elective courses selected to fulfill additional breadth requirements; provide alternate/back-up program options; allow for the acquisition of new skills etc. Try to select 2nd and 3rd choice “back-up” Meeting Sections in the event that your first choice of Lecture/Practical/Tutorial is filled. Ensure that these “back-up” options do not create timetable conflicts or back-to-back East/West difficulties Choose alternate courses in the event that you cannot obtain a space in one of your first 5.0 preferred courses
Sample First-Term Schedule: Life Sciences BIO120H1 (F) Practical P0202 Alternate Weeks CHM139H1 (F) Practical P0201 Alternate Weeks
Computer Science Programs • Specialist (12.0 FCEs) Optional concentrations: • Computer Systems • Scientific Computing • Theory of Computation • Computer Vision • Human-Computer Interaction • Game Design • Formal Languages and Logic for Specifying, modeling, and reasoning • Computer Science as a Foundation • Computers and Communication • Web and Internet Technologies 2. Major (8.0 FCEs) Suggested double major combinations: • Mathematics • Bioinformatics/Computational Biology • Statistics • Economics • Linguistics • Physics 3. Minor (4.0 FCEs) • Combined with any other A&S Major and Minor program
CSC First-Year Requirements Computer Science Programs • All CSC Specialist/Major programs require the following courses: First Year (2.0 - 2.5 FCEs): • CSC108H1 (can be omitted if you have a strong background in Python/Java/C++; see note #1 in Calendar) • CSC148H1 • CSC 165H1/240H1 • MAT (135H1,136H1)/137Y1/157Y1 ** You must take CSC 108H1 before CSC 148H1, not concurrently. Consult the department if you have questions.
Additional 1st Yr. Requirements for double majors • CSC & Mathematics -MAT157Y1& MAT240H1 • CSC & Bioinformatics -BIO120H1+BIO130H, CHM151Y1 /(CHM138H1,CHM139H1) • CSC & Statistics - MAT223H1 • CSC & Economics - ECO100Y1 • CSC & Linguistics - LIN100Y1 • CSC & Physics - PHY131H1+PHY132H1/PHY151H1+PHY152H1 • Cognitive Science -COG250Y1 (optional in 1st year) also optional in 1st year: introductory PSY, LIN, PHL, BIO
Step 8: Check Faculty Website for Changes to Timetable Listings Prior to Course Enrolment Sometimes there are time changes and/or cancellations Check the Faculty of Arts and Science’s timetable website periodically to see if there have been any changes made to the time or location of classes you wish to enroll in
Step 9 (Last step!): Logon to ROSI to Check Course Selection Start Time and Set PIN Reactivation Feature www.rosi.utoronto.ca Also known as the SWS First time users: PIN is your date of birth format: yymmdd
Update your personal information Check to be sure your ‘mail. utoronto.ca’ address is listed on ROSI
Course selection on ROSI Once you have made your schedule, you go online on July 30th at your start time to add your courses: Course selection demo www.rosi.utoronto.ca
ROSI – Important Dates • July 22 – Check start time for first year students • July 30 – Course enrolment begins for first year students • July 31 (6 am) – Seminar courses open to all (except those that have college membership as an additional enrolment control) • Aug. 8 (6 am) – “P” enrolment control removed • Aug. 7, 12, 14 & Sept. 6 – No course enrolment on ROSI • Aug. 8 – Sept. 22 – Open course enrolment period for F/Y section code courses • Aug. 8 - Jan. 19 – Open course enrolment period for S section code courses
REGISTRATION and FEES • Fees Invoice – on ROSI (“Financial Accounts”) • REGISTERED vs. INVIT (Check on ROSI/Timetable) • Deadline – August 20th • Minimum payment at the bank; telephone/online banking • OSAP deferrals (on ROSI), Scholarships (Registrar’s office) • Third-Party Payments (e.g. RESP) • After August 20th: You will lose your courses if you have not completed your registration! • Bring in proof of payment to the Registrar’s Office immediately • Plan your finances – so you have enough money for the year.
Invoice – Program Fee Incidental fees vary by college
Refundswww.fees.utoronto.ca • Check the refund schedule on the website • For course changes – 100% refund in the 1st two weeks of classes • For program fee: your status as FT or PT is fixed as of Sep 22nd F + Y courses (Sep 22nd) + S courses (Jan. 19th ) = course load 0.5 - 2.5 FCEs = PT 3.0 - 6.0 FCEs = FT
KEYS TO SUCCEEDING IN UNIVERSITY • Time Management • Getting the Right Books *Booklist available around mid-August online or at the U of T bookstore • Attend All Your Classes and tutorials • Ask Questions! • Registrar’s Office • Departments • Professors and TAs—office hours • UC Writing Centre, Math lab, ECO lab, Academic Success Centre • Have Remote Back Ups of All Files (USB key etc.) • Keep All Completed/Returned Tests and Assignments • Know the Rules and Regulations (Calendar) • Academic Integrity • Pay Attention to Dates and Deadlines (Calendar & Timetable) • Be in ‘good standing’ (CGPA 1.50+)
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