March 2020 Program Updates

This page includes changes to programs that will go into effect for March 2020; these changes will be published in the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar. Any questions about the programs below should be directed to the relevant academic unit.

 

Changes to Enrolment Requirements

The enrolment requirements for these programs will apply to the program enrolment period beginning March 2, 2020.

For Title and Description
Enrolment, Admission, Completion Requirements

Anthropology Major (Evolutionary) (Science Program) - ASMAJ1510

Enrolment Requirements:

In effect March 1, 2020:

This is a limited enrolment program. All students who request the program and obtain at least the specified mark(s) in the required course(s) will be eligible to enrol.

Courses for admission: ANT100Y1 or ANT203Y1 with a final mark of at least 65%.

Completion Requirements:

(6.5 full courses or their equivalent, including at least 2 FCE at the 300+ level, 0.5 FCE of which must be at the 400-level)

First Year and/or Second Year:
1. BIO120H1
2. ANT100Y1 or BIO220H1. If BIO220H1 is taken, students must take an additional 0.5 FCE in ANT
3. ANT203Y1

Upper Years:
4. 2.0 FCE from ANT208H1, ANT333Y1, ANT334H1, ANT335Y1, ANT336H1
5. 1.5 additional FCE from: Group B and/or ANT406H1, ANT415Y1, ARH312Y1
6. 0.5 FCE at the 400-level from Group B

Anthropology Major (General) (Arts Program) - ASMAJ1775

Enrolment Requirements:

In effect March 1, 2020:

This is a limited enrolment program. All students who request the program and obtain at least the specified mark(s) in the required course(s) will be eligible to enrol.

Courses for admission: ANT100Y1 or ANT200Y1 or ANT203Y1 or ANT204H1 or ANT207H1 with a final mark of at least 65%.

Completion Requirements:

Major program:

(6.5 full courses or their equivalent)

First and/or Second Year

1. ANT100Y1

2. ANT207H1

3. 1.0 FCE from ANT200Y1, ANT203Y1

4. 0.5 from ANT204H1, ANT208H1, ANT253H1

Upper years

5. 2.5 FCE at the 300+-level from either Group A or Group B or Group C, including at least 0.5 FCE at the 400-level.

6. 1.0 additional FCE from a Group other than that used to meet requirement #5

Anthropology Major (Society, Culture, and Language) (Arts Program) - ASMAJ2112

Enrolment Requirements:

In effect March 1, 2020:

This is a limited enrolment program. All students who request the program and obtain at least the specified mark(s) in the required course(s) will be eligible to enrol.

Courses for admission: ANT100Y1 or ANT207H1 with a final mark of at least 65%.

Completion Requirements:

(6.5 full courses or their equivalent including at least 2.0 FCE at the 300+ level and at least 1 FCE at the 400 level)

First and/or Second Year
1. ANT207H1
2. ANT204H1 or ANT253H1

Upper years
3. ANT370H1 or ANT425H1
4. Five additional FCE from Group C including at least 1 FCE at the 400 level. Students who want to focus more specifically on the role of language in culture and society should take ANT253H1, ANT425H1, and courses in the C (ii) Subgroup

Anthropology Minor (General) (Arts Program) - ASMIN1775

Enrolment Requirements:

In effect March 1, 2020:

This is a limited enrolment program. All students who request the program and obtain at least the specified mark(s) in the required course(s) will be eligible to enrol.

Courses for admission: ANT100Y1 or ANT200Y1 or ANT203Y1 or ANT204H1 or ANT207H1 with a final mark of at least 65%.

Completion Requirements:

Minor program:

(4 full courses or their equivalent including at least one 300-level course; excluding ANT497Y/ANT498H/ ANT499H)

First and/or Second Year
1. ANT100Y1
2. 2 FCEs from ANT200Y1, ANT203Y1, ANT204H1, ANT207H1, ANT208H1, ANT253H1

Upper years
3. One full course equivalent at the 300+ level from either Group A or Group B or Group C

Archaeology Major (Arts Program) - ASMAJ0155

Enrolment Requirements:

In effect March 1, 2020:

This is a limited enrolment program. All students who request the program and obtain at least the specified mark(s) in the required course(s) will be eligible to enrol.

Courses for admission: ANT100Y1 or ANT200Y1 with a final mark of at least 65%.

Completion Requirements:

(7 full courses or their equivalent, including at least 2 FCE at the 300+ level and 0.5 FCE at the 400-level)

First Year:

1. ANT200Y1
2. ANT100Y1 or CLA160H1. If CLA160H1 is taken, students must take an additional 0.5 FCE from the following: CLA210H1, CLA230H1, CLA231H1; FAH206H1, FAH207H1; GGR100H1, GGR101H1; NMC260H1, NMC262H1

Upper Years:
3. ARH305H1 and ARH309H1
4. 1 FCE from: ARH306Y1, ARH312Y1, ARH361Y1, ARH361H1, ANT311Y1, NMC261Y0, NMC369Y1, NMC465H1, NMC466H1
5. 2.5 FCE from: Group A
6. 0.5 FCE from: Group B

Archaeology Minor (Arts Program) - ASMIN0155

Enrolment Requirements:

In effect March 1, 2020:

This is a limited enrolment program. All students who request the program and obtain at least the specified mark(s) in the required course(s) will be eligible to enrol.

Courses for admission: ANT200Y1 with a final mark of at least 65%.

Completion Requirements:

(4 full course equivalents, including at least 1 FCE at the 300- or 400-levels)

1. ANT200Y1
2. ARH305H1 and ARH309H1
3. 1.5 FCE from Group A
4. 0.5 FCE from Group B

If ARH312Y is completed, it will be considered a Group A course.

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Specialist (Science Program) - ASSPE1868

Description:

The genomic and post-genomic era brings opportunities for new insight into all aspects of biology and medicine, based on the computational analysis of very large datasets in a biological context. The Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program is an interdepartmental, interdisciplinary Program of Study that balances computer-science and life-science courses towards that goal. As a Specialist Program it is designed to prepare students for graduate studies in the field.

The Program is formally administered by the Department of Cell and Systems Biology and co-sponsored by the Departments of Biochemistry, Computer Science, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Molecular Genetics; all sponsoring Departments have clear trajectories to extend the Program into graduate studies in the respective Department.

Note: this program has deregulated fees, which are incurred after enrolment in the program. Please refer to Arts & Science Registration Instructions for more information.

Enrolment Requirements:

In effect for March 1, 2020:

This is a limited enrolment program that can only accommodate a limited number of students. Admission will be determined based on the average of BIO130H1 + the best of CSC108H1 or CSC148H1. Alternatively, admission can be based on the average of BIO230H1 + CSC236H1.

Completion Requirements:

Specialist program:
(12.5 full courses or their equivalent)

First or second year:
Foundational courses (5 Credits total)
( MAT135H1, MAT136H1)/ MAT137Y1/​ MAT157Y1
( CSC108H1, CSC148H1)
( CSC165H1, CSC236H1)/ CSC240H1 (1)
CSC263H1/​ CSC265H1
( CHM135H1, CHM136H1)/ CHM151Y1
BIO130H1

Upper years:
Program requirements (7.5 Credits total)
STA237H1/​ STA247H1/​ STA255H1/​ STA257H1
CSC207H1
CSC209H1
CSC373H1
BIO230H1/​ BIO255H1
BIO260H1/​ HMB265H1
( BCH210H1, ( BCH311H1/​ CSB349H1/​ MGY311Y1))/ BCH242Y1
BCH441H1/​ CSB472H1
BCB330Y1
BCB410H1
BCB420H1
BCB430Y1

Course substitutions are possible with written permission of the Program Director. Note that the requirements for a co-sponsoring Department’s major can normally be fulfilled with 0.5 to 3.5 additional credits. All Major programs in the co-sponsoring life science departments require BIO120H1, however, it is not formally a part of this Specialist Program's requirements.

(1) The "missing" half-credit of the substitution does not have to be replaced. For details, please refer to the Computer Science Program instructions in this Calendar.

Former BCB students benefitted from taking CSB352H1, Bioinformatic Methods. They also found it to be helpful to take BCH441H1 prior to BCB410H1 due to BCB410H1's R programming requirement.

Cognitive Science Major - Arts (Arts Program) - ASMAJ1445

Enrolment Requirements:

In effect for March 1, 2020:

This is a limited enrolment program that can only accommodate a certain number of students. Admission requires either

(1) the completion of COG250Y1 with a minimum threshold grade

or

(2) the completion of a combination of 1.5 FCEs in CSC, LIN, PHL, or PSY (with no more than 1 FCE from a single department) with a minimum threshold grade based on the average across the 1.5 FCEs. (If more than the required number of FCEs has been completed, the minimum threshold grade will be based on the average of the higher course grades.)

Note that the minimum threshold grade changes each enrolment period based on student demand and number of spaces available in the program.

Completion Requirements:

(8 FCEs)

Where noted below, please consult the Faculty of Arts & Science Course Calendar on prerequisites.

First Year:

CSC108H1/​ CSC120H1; LIN102H1 (note: LIN200H1 does not serve as prerequisite for upper year LIN courses)

Second Year:

COG250Y1 (may be taken in Year 1); STA220H1/​ PSY201H1; PSY270H1

Second Year and Higher:

COG341H1/​ COG342H1, PHL342H1, PSY290H1 and 3 FCEs from one of Stream 1, 2, or 3:

Stream 1: Perception and Attention

PHL232H1; PSY280H1; and 2 FCEs of any of the following: COG260H1/​ COG341H1/​ COG342H1/​ COG343H1/​ COG415H1/​ COG498H1/​ COG499H1/​ JLP374H1/​ NEW333H1/​ NEW438H1/​ PHL340H1/​ PHL405H1/​ PSY210H1/​ PSY312H1/​ PSY380H1/​ PSY473H1/​ PSY475H1/​ PSY493H1/​

For those with the appropriate prerequisites: CSC207H1/​ CSC320H1/​ CSC420H1

Stream 2: Language and Cognition

JLP315H1/​ JLP374H1; LIN232H1/​ LIN241H1 and 2 FCEs of any of the following (at least 0.5 FCE must be from LIN): COG260H1/​ COG341H1/​ COG342H1/​ COG343H1/​ COG415H1/​ COG498H1/​ COG499H1/​ JLP315H1/​ JLP374H1/​ JLP471H1/​ JLS472H1/​ JLS473H1/​ LIN232H1/​ LIN241H1/​ LIN331H1/​ LIN341H1/​ PHL245H1/​ PHL340H1/​ PHL345H1/​ PHL351H1/​ PHL451H1/​ PSY210H1/​ PSY312H1/​ PSY473H1/​ PSY493H1

For those with the appropriate prerequisites: CSC401H1/​ CSC485H1

Stream 3: Thinking and Reasoning

PHL245H1; PSY260H1; and 2 FCEs of any of the following: COG260H1/​ COG341H1/​ COG342H1/​ COG343H1/​ COG415H1/​ COG498H1/​ COG499H1/​ JLP374H1/​ JLP471H1/​ JLS472H1/​ JLS473H1/​ NEW333H1/​ NEW438H1/​ PHL246H1/​ PHL340H1/​ PHL347H1/​ PSY210H1/​ PSY312H1/​ PSY370H1/​ PSY371H1/​ PSY372H1/​ PSY473H1/​ PSY493H1

For those with the appropriate prerequisites: CSC207H1/​ CSC304H1/​ CSC311H1/​ CSC384H1/​ CSC486H1

Fourth Year: COG401H1/​ COG404H1

Cognitive Science Major - Science (Science Program) - ASMAJ1446

Enrolment Requirements:

In effect for March 1, 2020:

This is a limited enrolment program that can only accommodate a certain number of students. Admission requires either

(1) the completion of COG250Y1 with a minimum threshold grade

or

(2) the completion of a combination of 1.5 FCEs in CSC, LIN, PHL, or PSY (with no more than 1 FCE from a single department) with a minimum threshold grade based on the average across the 1.5 FCEs. (If more than the required number of FCEs has been completed, the minimum threshold grade will be based on the average of the higher course grades.)

Note that the minimum threshold grade changes each enrolment period based on student demand and number of spaces available in the program.

Completion Requirements:

(8 FCEs)

Note that some Computer Science courses included below under Streams 1 and 2 have unlisted co- or prerequisites. Please consult the Faculty of Arts and Science Course Calendar. Those interested in the Science Major are advised to consider also registering for a Computer Science Specialist, Major, or Minor (for Stream 1) or a Human Biology Neuroscience Specialist or Major (for Stream 2).

First Year:

CSC108H1/​ CSC120H1 (recommended option); CSC148H1; MAT135H1 and MAT136H1 (or MAT137Y1)

Second Year:

COG250Y1 (may be taken in Year 1); STA220H1/​ STA257H1/​ PSY201H1; PSY270H1

Second Year and Higher:

PSY290H1, PHL342H1 and 2.5 FCEs from one of Stream 1 or 2:

Stream 1: Computational Cognition

Computational cognition is the interdisciplinary study of the information-processing underpinnings of cognitive mental processes. It seeks an understanding of cognition in mathematical terms and to apply this understanding to debates in artificial intelligence, cognitive psychology, and beyond.

No more than 1.5 FCEs of the 2.5 FCEs required from this list of options may come from any single 3-letter course designator, except for CSC courses. For CSC courses, a minimum of 1 FCE and up to 2 FCEs may be chosen. At least 1 FCE of the 2.5 FCEs must be at the 300-level. COG260H1/​ COG341H1/​ COG342H1/​ COG343H1/​ COG415H1/​ COG498H1/​ COG499H1/​ CSC207H1/​ CSC304H1/​ CSC311H1/​ CSC324H1/​ CSC384H1/​ CSC401H1/​ CSC413H1/​ CSC420H1/​ CSC485H1/​ CSC486H1/​ JLP315H1/​ JLP374H1/​ JLP471H1/​ LIN102H1/​ LIN228H1/​ LIN232H1/​ LIN241H1/​ LIN323H1/​ LIN331H1/​ LIN341H1/​ NEW333H1/​ NEW438H1/​ PHL240H1/​ PHL245H1/​ PHL246H1/​ PHL345H1/​ PHL347H1/​ PHL348H1/​ PHL349H1/​ PHL355H1/​ PSY210H1/​ PSY220H1/​ PSY230H1/​ PSY260H1/​ PSY270H1/​ PSY280H1/​ PSY290H1/​ PSY312H1/​ PSY305H1/​ PSY316H1/​ PSY330H1/​ PSY331H1/​ PSY362H1/​ PSY370H1/​ PSY371H1/​ PSY372H1/​ PSY378H1/​ PSY379H1/​ PSY380H1/​ PSY414H1/​ PSY475H1

Stream 2: Cognition and the Brain

Today’s cognitive scientists are more interested than ever before in the way the brain implements the information-processing underpinnings of cognitive mental processes. The study of cognition and the brain is the study, grounded in cognitive neuroscience, of those aspects of brain activity directly relevant to the performance of cognitive functions.

At least 1.5 FCE must come from PSY courses and 1 FCE of the 2.5 FCEs must be at the 300-level. COG260H1/​ COG341H1/​ COG342H1/​ COG343H1/​ COG415H1/​ COG498H1/​ COG499H1/​ JLP315H1/​ JLP374H1/​ JLP471H1/​ JLS472H1/​ JLS473H1/​ NEW333H1/​ NEW438H1/​ PHL355H1/​ PHL357H1/​ PSY210H1/​ PSY260H1/​ PSY280H1/​ PSY312H1/​ PSY313H1/​ PSY316H1/​ PSY326H1/​ PSY330H1/​ PSY331H1/​ PSY362H1/​ PSY370H1/​ PSY371H1/​ PSY372H1/​ PSY380H1/​ PSY390H1/​ PSY395H1/​ PSY396H1/​ PSY397H1/​ PSY414H1/​ PSY417H1/​ PSY425H1/​ PSY450H1/​ PSY473H1/​ PSY474H1/​ PSY475H1/​ PSY492H1/​ PSY493H1/​ PSY494H1/​ PSY495H1/​ PSY496H1/​ PSY497H1

Fourth Year:

COG402H1/​ COG403H1/​ COG404H1

Drama Major (Arts Program) - ASMAJ2148

Enrolment Requirements:

In effect for March 1, 2020:

This is an open enrolment program. A student who has completed 4.0 credits may join the program.

Please note (below) that while there are no specific course requirements to join the program, completion of the Studio (Group B) requirement will normally require either an audition, a personal interview, or the submission of a portfolio to match students with courses as required. The Centre will, however, work with any student who enrolls in the program to determine the best options for proceeding through and completing the program.

Completion Requirements:

8 credits, including at least 2 FCE at the 300+ series courses with at least 0.5 FCE at the 400 level.

  1. DRM101Y1
  2. DRM220Y1
  3. 2.0 credits from Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies courses (Group A)
  4. 2.0 credits from Studio courses (Group B)
  5. From Group A, B, C or other DRM: 2.0 credits to make up the total of 8 credits

Notes on Group A and B requirements:

  • Following completion of DRM220Y1, students are advised to complete at least 0.5 FCE from Group A per academic year until they have completed the required total of 3.0 FCE from Group A.
  • Students can take a maximum of 3.0 FCE from Group B per year.
  • Minimum grade requirements apply to some pre-requisite courses ( DRM101Y1, DRM220Y1 and second-year foundation courses) to advance through some Studio (Group B) courses.
    Some Studio (Group B) courses will require a separate assessment either through an audition (performance), submission of a portfolio (playwriting), or a personal interview (directing, design and production). For information on the deadlines for these assessments and the process for applying, please consult the Centre website.
  • The Centre is committed to working with any student to consider best options for not only progressing but completing the program. Students are strongly encouraged to reach out to Centre staff for advising on planning their program.

Drama Minor (Arts Program) - ASMIN2148

Enrolment Requirements:

In effect for March 1, 2020:

This is an open enrolment program. A student who has completed 4.0 credits may join the program.

Please note that while there are no specific course requirements to join the program, completion of the Studio (Group B) requirement may require an audition, a personal interview, or the submission of a portfolio to match students with courses as required. The Centre will, however, work with any student who enrolls in the program to determine the best options for proceeding through and completing the program.

Completion Requirements:

4 credits including at least 1.0 FCE at the 300+ level.

  1. DRM101Y1
  2. 1.0 credit from Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies courses (Group A), or DRM220Y1
  3. 1.0 credit from Studio courses (Group B)
  4. From Groups A, B, C or other DRM (when eligible): 1.0 credit to make up the total of 4 full-course equivalents

Note: Priority is reserved for Drama Majors and Specialists for Group B Studio courses.

Drama Specialist (Arts Program) - ASSPE2148

Admission Requirements:

Enrolment Requirements:

In effect for March 1, 2020:

This is an open enrolment program. A student who has completed 4.0 credits may join the program.

Please note (below) that while there are no specific course requirements to join the program, completion of the Studio (Group B) requirement will normally require either an audition, a personal interview, or the submission of a portfolio to match students with courses as required. The Centre will, however, work with any student who enrolls in the program to determine the best options for proceeding through and completing the program.

Completion Requirements:

12 credits, including at least 4.0 300+ series with at least 1.0 FCE at the 400 level.

  1. DRM101Y1
  2. DRM220Y1
  3. 3.0 credits from Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies courses (Group A)
  4. 2.0 credits from Studio courses (Group B)
  5. From Group A, B, C or other DRM: 5.0 credits to make up the total of 12 credits

Notes on Group A and B requirements:

  • Following completion of DRM220Y1, students are advised to complete at least 0.5 FCE from Group A per academic year until they have completed the required total of 3.0 FCE from Group A.
  • Students can take a maximum of 3.0 FCE from Group B per year.
  • Minimum grade requirements apply to some pre-requisite courses ( DRM101Y1, DRM220Y1 and second-year foundation courses) to advance through some Studio (Group B) courses.
  • Some Studio (Group B) courses will require a separate assessment either through an audition (performance), submission of a portfolio (playwriting), or a personal interview (directing, design and production). For information on the deadlines for these assessments and the process for applying, please consult the Centre website.
  • The Centre is committed to working with any student to consider best options for not only progressing but completing the program. Students are strongly encouraged to reach out to Centre staff for advising on planning their program.

 

For the International Relations Specialist (ASSPE1469) and the International Relations Major (ASMAJ1469), a supplemental application, including a Statement of Interest, will not be required. Enrolment will be based on grades in required first-year courses.

Changes to Completion Requirements

The completion requirements for these programs will apply to students admitted to programs during the program enrolment period beginning March 2, 2020.

For Title and Description
Enrolment, Admission, Completion Requirements

Accounting Specialist (BCom) - ASSPE2676

Description:

Rotman Commerce at the University of Toronto offers an innovative curriculum combining studies in management, economics, and the liberal arts for an enriched professional undergraduate experience. The program explores the role of commerce in modern society while developing skill and confidence in analysis, effective communication, and decision making. The Rotman Commerce program offers a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree in three different specialist programs, Finance & Economics, Accounting, and Management.

All programs within the Bachelor of Commerce degree build on a common foundation of business and liberal arts courses. Rotman Commerce students specialize in one of three programs: Accounting, Finance and Economics, or Management. Each program combines courses in management and applied economics with a variety of advanced courses in the liberal arts and sciences. The balance assures graduates of a solid understanding of business and modern society along with a command of critical skills in decision-making and organizational leadership.

Rotman Commerce graduates frequently become economists, accountants, actuaries, financial analysts, marketing analysts, managers of firms and government, or proprietors of small businesses. Some Rotman Commerce students elect to undertake post-graduate studies in the form of further university education: law schools and MBA programs have been particularly favoured destinations of recent graduates.

Enrolment Requirements:

In order to be admitted into the Rotman Commerce program, students are first admitted to Year 1 of the Faculty of Arts and Science in the Rotman Commerce stream with an “admission guarantee.” Students admitted with the guarantee are invited to enroll in the program after first-year, provided that the following academic requirements are met:

  • Complete RSM100H1 Introduction to Management with a mark of at least 67%
  • Complete ECO101H1 Principles of Microeconomics and ECO102H1 Principles of Macroeconomics with a mark of at least 63% in each
  • Complete MAT133Y1 Calculus and Linear Algebra for Commerce with a mark of at least 63%
  • Complete a minimum of 4.0 full-course equivalents (i.e. 1.0 FCE in addition to the three required courses above)

These requirements must be met within one calendar year of the student's enrolment in Arts & Science. For students beginning their studies in September, the requirements must be satisfied no later than the end of the following Summer Session.

Students may repeat any of the required courses once, in order to attain the requisite mark. The repeated course(s) must be completed within the calendar year (as per the terms of the "guarantee"); as such, the repeated course(s) must be taken during either the Winter or Summer Session of first-year (i.e. a student may not extend the terms of her/his guarantee in order to attain the minimum marks).

Failure to meet any of these requirements, or failure to complete all the required courses within the calendar year (assuming full-time studies), will result in losing the admission guarantee. Note that none of the required courses may be completed using the CR/NCR option.

A small number of students are accepted as transfer from other Arts & Science streams in a competitive process after completing similar requirements. More information is in the 'Rotman Commerce Notes' above.

Completion Requirements:

(15.5 full courses or their equivalent)

First Year:

1. ( ECO101H1, ECO102H1), RSM100H1/​ MGT100H1

2. MAT133Y1/​( MAT135H1, MAT136H1)/ MAT137Y1/​ MAT157Y1

3. Students are strongly encouraged to take RSM219H1, RSM230H1 and RSM250H1 in their first year of study

4. Students are encouraged to take one course towards the Breadth Requirement in their first year of study

Higher Years:

5. ECO204Y1/​ ECO206Y1; ECO220Y1/​ ECO227Y1/​( STA220H1, STA255H1)*/( STA237H1, STA238H1)/( STA257H1, STA261H1)

6. RSM219H1, RSM220H1, RSM221H1, RSM222H1, RSM225H1, RSM230H1, RSM250H1, RSM260H1, RSM270H1

7. RSM320H1, RSM321H1, RSM323H1, RSM324H1, RSM326H1, RSM332H1, RSM333H1, RSM392H1

8. Any 0.5 FCE in 300+ ECO

9. RSM420H1, RSM422H1, RSM424H1, RSM426H1

*The combination of ( STA220H1, STA255H1) is considered equivalent to ECO220Y1 for the purposes of completing Rotman Commerce program requirements only. It is not considered equivalent by the Department of Economics. Therefore ( STA220H1, STA255H1) will not count towards an ECO major nor will it count as a pre-requisite for 300+ level ECO courses where ECO220Y1 is required. Please consult the Rotman Commerce Program office if you are considering taking ( STA220H1, STA255H1) to complete your requirements.

Notes:

  • Students may enrol in only one Rotman Commerce Specialist.
  • Students must take a minimum of 8.0 FCE in RSM and 8.0 FCE in non-RSM courses to complete their Specialist requirements. MGT100H1 is considered equivalent to RSM100H1 and counts as 0.5 FCE in RSM courses towards this requirement.

Actuarial Science Specialist (Science Program) - ASSPE0608

Description:

This program is designed to prepare a student for professional work as an actuary, and more generally in the financial risk management industry.

Enrolment Requirements:

This is a limited enrolment program. All students who request the program and obtain at least the specified mark(s) in the required course(s) will be eligible to enroll. Courses required in either the major or specialist programs in actuarial science may not be taken as CR/NCR.

In order to enroll into the Actuarial Science Specialist program, the following courses must be completed:

Students will usually enroll into the Actuarial Science Major program after completion of MAT137Y1/​ MAT157Y1, and then they will enroll into the Specialist program after the completion of ACT240H1, ACT245H1 and ACT247H1. Once these requirements are met, the student will be eligible to enroll in the Actuarial Science Specialist Program.

Note that the Mathematics Department enforces MAT223H1/​ MAT240H1 as a prerequisite for MAT237Y1.

Completion Requirements:

The following requirements are effective as of March 1, 2020.

(13 FCE)

First Year:

  1. MAT137Y1 (63%)/ MAT157Y1 (60%)
  2. MAT223H1/​ MAT240H1 (should be taken in first year, enforced as a prereq for MAT237Y1)
  3. ECO101H1, ECO102H1

To be completed before the end of Second Year:

  1. STA130H1 (strongly recommended to be taken in the first year, due to priority enrollment given to first-year students)
  2. CSC108H1/​ CSC120H1/​ CSC148H1

Second Year:

  1. ACT240H1 (70%), ACT245H1 (70%), ACT247H1 (70%)
  2. MAT237Y1/​ MAT257Y1
  3. STA257H1, STA261H1
  4. MGT201H1

Higher Years:

  1. A set of mandatory courses (3.5 FCEs): ACT348H1, ACT370H1, ACT451H1, ACT452H1, STA302H1, STA314H1, ACT350H1
  2. 2 FCE to be selected from lists 1 and 2 (students can only use at a maximum 1.0 FCE from list (2), the practice oriented courses, to fulfill program requirements):
    (1) ACT349H1, ACT371H1, ACT455H1, ACT460H1, ACT466H1, STA457H1, STA414H1, and
    (2) ACT372H1, ACT470H1, ACT471H1, ACT473H1, ACT475H1.
  3. Professional Experience Course ACT390H1: students are strongly recommended to complete this course in the Fall semester of the third year.
  4. Actuarial Work-Integrated Learning Opportunity: a full-time work term in an actuarial field (at least 12-week and 420-hour long).

NOTES:

  • In order to enroll in ANY 300- or 400-level ACT course, the minimum grade of C must be obtained in each of ACT240H1, ACT245H1 and ACT247H1. The enrolment requirements and the prerequisites for all ACT courses will be strictly enforced.
  • Students who have an interest in pursuing studies in mathematical finance should consider taking MAT244H1, MAT336H1/​ MAT337H1 and APM346H1. Students in the Actuarial Science Specialist Program who have successfully completed ACT348H1 and ACT349H1 may request to enroll in the following RSM courses (provided the appropriate prerequisites and corequisites are met): RSM430H1, RSM433H1, RSM437H1. MAT246H1 is recommended (not required) for students in the Actuarial Science Specialist Program.
  • Wherever possible, the expectation is that the student will be paid based on industry standards for the duration of the work term.

Political Science Major (Arts Program) - ASMAJ2015

Enrolment Requirements:

This is a limited enrolment program. All students who request the program and obtain at least the specified mark(s) in the required course(s) will be eligible to enrol.

Required courses:

Students applying after first year:

  • 1.0 FCE in POL courses at the 100-level with a final mark of at least 65%
    0.5 FCE in a First-Year Foundations Seminar in relevant topics (from POL or an approved topic from another unit) may be substituted.

Students applying after second year or subsequent years:

  • 2.0 FCE in POL courses with a final mark of at least 70% or
    1.5 FCE in POL courses with a final mark of at least 70% and 0.5 FCE in a POL First-Year Foundations Seminar with a final mark of at least 70%
Completion Requirements:

The following requirements are effective as of March 1, 2020.

(7.0 POL full courses or the equivalent in half courses. Of these, 1.5 FCEs must be 300+ series courses and 0.5 FCE must be 400 series. Only 1.0 FCE at the 100 level will be counted towards the POL program.)

First Year:

  • 1.0 FCE in POL courses at the 100-level
    0.5 FCE in a First-Year Foundations Seminar in relevant topics (from POL or an approved topic from another unit) may be substituted.

Higher Years:

  1. POL200Y1
  2. 0.5 FCE from: POL201H1/​ POL208H1/​ POL218H1
  3. POL214H1/​ POL224H1 and 0.5 FCE at the 200-level or higher years in Canadian Politics
  4. POL222H1
  5. 1.0 FCE in Diversity and Identity courses
  6. 2.0 additional POL full course equivalents. Of these, at least 1.5 FCEs must be 300+ series and 0.5 FCE must be 400 series.

Note:

  • No more than 1.0 FCE 100-level courses may be used to fulfill the program requirements.
  • No more than 1.0 FCE NON-POL courses approved for POL program requirements may be used to fulfill the program requirements

Political Science Specialist (Arts Program) - ASSPE2015

Enrolment Requirements:

This is a limited enrolment program. All students who request the program and obtain at least the specified mark(s) in the required course(s) will be eligible to enrol.

Required courses:

Students applying after first year:

  • 1.0 FCE in POL courses at the 100-level with a final mark of at least 65%
    0.5 FCE in a First-Year Foundations Seminar in relevant topics (from POL or an approved topic from another unit) may be substituted.

Students applying after second year or subsequent years:

  • 2.0 FCE in POL courses with a final mark of at least 70%, or
    1.5 FCE in POL courses with a final mark of at least 70% and 0.5 FCE in a POL First-Year Foundations Seminar with a final mark of at least 70%
Completion Requirements:

The following requirements are effective as of March 1, 2020.

(10.0 POL full courses or the equivalent in half courses. Of these, 3.0 FCEs must be 300+ series courses and 1.0 FCE must be 400 series. Only 1.0 FCE at the 100 level will be counted towards the POL program.)

First Year:

  • 1.0 FCE in POL courses at the 100-level
    0.5 FCE in a First-Year Foundations Seminar in relevant topics (from POL or an approved topic from another unit) may be substituted.

Higher Years:

  1. POL200Y1
  2. 0.5 FCE from: POL201H1/​ POL208H1/​ POL218H1
  3. POL214H1/​ POL224H1 and 0.5 FCE at the 200-level or higher years in Canadian Politics
  4. POL222H1
  5. POL232H1
  6. 1.0 FCE in Diversity and Identity courses
  7. POL320Y1, or 0.5 FCE at the 300+ level in Quantitative Methods or Qualitative Methods courses
  8. Additional POL courses to a total of 10.0 FCEs. Of these, at least 2.0 FCEs must be 300+ series and 1.0 FCE must be 400 series.

Note:

  • No more than 1.0 FCE 100-level courses may be used to fulfill the program requirements.
  • No more than 1.0 FCE non-POL courses approved for POL program requirements may be used to fulfill the program requirements.

 

New Focuses

These Focuses will be available for enrolment during the second round of program enrolment, beginning July 11, 2020. Enrolment in a Focus is dependent on enrolment in the associated program (Major or Specialist).

For Title and Description
Enrolment, Admission, Completion Requirements

Focus in Data Analytics (Major) - ASFOC1478B

Description:

The Focus in Data Analytics (major) ensures that students gain proficiency in applied empirical economics. It provides students with hands-on exposure to the tools empirical economists use to build and analyze datasets - programming languages such as Python, and software programs to manage, statistically analyze, and visualize data such as Excel, GIS, Stata and R. The focus will also direct students to empirical economics courses that apply these tools in a wide variety of contexts.

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the Economics Major program (ASMAJ1478) is required.

Completion Requirements:
  1. CSC108H1/​ CSC148H1
  2. ECO225H1/​ GGR272H1
  3. ECO372H1
  4. 1.0 FCE 300+ ECO elective courses from: ECO310H1, ECO324H1, ECO334H1, ECO336H1, ECO337H1, ECO339H1, ECO340H1, ECO374H1, ECO375H1
  5. At least 0.5 FCE 400-level ECO course from: ECO401H1, ECO403H1, ECO404H1, ECO418H1, ECO439H1, ECO446H1, ECO464H1, ECO466H1, ECO475H1, ECO499H1

Students may request that other courses not listed (such as temporary special topics courses) count towards the focus.

Focus in Data Analytics (Specialist) - ASFOC1478A

Description:

Students in the Economics Specialist program who undertake a Focus in Data Analytics will gain advanced ability in applied empirical economics. The Focus (for specialists) provides students with hands-on exposure to the tools empirical economists use to build and analyze datasets - programming languages such as Python, and software programs to manage, statistically analyze, and visualize data such as Excel, GIS, Stata and R. The Specialist Focus will also direct students to required and elective empirical economics courses that apply these tools in a wide variety of contexts.

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the Economics Specialist program (ASSPE1478) is required.

Completion Requirements:
  1. CSC108H1/​ CSC148H1
  2. ECO225H1/​ GGR272H1
  3. ECO372H1
  4. ECO374H1
  5. ECO475H1
  6. 2.0 FCE 300+ ECO elective courses from: ECO310H1, ECO324H1, ECO334H1, ECO336H1, ECO337H1, ECO339H1, ECO340H1 (or the 400-level courses listed below (#7)
  7. 0.5 FCE 400-level ECO course from: ECO401H1, ECO403H1, ECO404H1, ECO418H1, ECO439H1, ECO446H1, ECO464H1, ECO466H1, ECO499H1

Students may request that other courses not listed (such as temporary special topics courses) count towards the focus.

Focus in Law and History (Major) - ASFOC0652B

Description:

The Focus in Law and History gives students the critical skill-set to interrogate the ‘force of law’, not only in the sense of law as enforced, but also as a vehicle of cultural, social, and economic knowledge. Importantly, it will ask students to interrogate assumptions of what counts as law across time and space. At the core of this Focus to the Major are fundamental questions of both law and society: Who has law? What does (or should) it look like? Who decides? What sorts of critical histories can be written from and about legal archives that span time, space, and language tradition?

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the History Major is required.

Completion Requirements:

3.0 FCE

  1. Methodological Training Requirement: HIS268H1: Law and History.
  2. Law and History Focus Enrichment: 2.5 FCE from the following list, including at least 1.0 FCE at the 300 level or higher.

    HIS101Y1, HIS230H1, HIS231H1, HIS283Y1, HIS303H1, HIS308H1, HIS357Y1, HIS379H1, HIS390H1, HIS391Y1, HIS397H1, HIS419H1, HIS424H1, HIS438H1, HIS443H1, HIS470H1, HIS493H1, JHN323H1

    Some offerings of HIS389H1, HIS466H1 and HIS496H1 may also count towards this focus. Check with the department for current offerings.

Up to 0.5 FCE from non-HIS courses may be substituted for requirement 2, with permission of the department. Substitutions will be reviewed based on a copy of the course syllabus.

Focus in Law and History (Specialist) - ASFOC0652A

Description:

The Focus in Law and History gives students the critical skill-set to interrogate the ‘force of law’, not only in the sense of law as enforced, but also as a vehicle of cultural, social, and economic knowledge. Importantly, it will ask students to interrogate assumptions of what counts as law across time and space. At the core of this Focus to the Major are fundamental questions of both law and society: Who has law? What does (or should) it look like? Who decides? What sorts of critical histories can be written from and about legal archives that span time, space, and language tradition?

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the History Specialist is required.

Completion Requirements:

3.0 FCE

  1. Methodological Training Requirement: HIS268H1: Law and History.
  2. Law and History Focus Enrichment: 2.5 FCE from the following list, including at least 1.0 FCE at the 300 level or higher.

    HIS101Y1, HIS230H1, HIS231H1, HIS283Y1, HIS303H1, HIS308H1, HIS357Y1, HIS379H1, HIS390H1, HIS391Y1, HIS397H1, HIS419H1, HIS424H1, HIS438H1, HIS443H1, HIS470H1, HIS493H1, JHN323H1

    Some offerings of HIS389H1, HIS466H1 and HIS496H1 may also count towards this focus. Check with the department for current offerings.

Up to 0.5 FCE from non-HIS courses may be substituted for requirement 2, with permission of the department. Substitutions will be reviewed based on a copy of the course syllabus.

Focus in Medical Anthropology (Major: General) - ASFOC1775A

Description:

This focus enables students in the Anthropology Major (General) ASMAJ1775 to identify courses pertaining to Medical Anthropology across the discipline’s social science and science fields and receive formal acknowledgement for completing a suite of health-related anthropology courses.

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the Anthropology Major (General) is required.

Completion Requirements:

2.5 FCEs (total)

1. 0.5 from ANT205H1 or ANT208H1

2. 2.0 FCE from: ANT345H1, ANT348H1, ANT358H1, ANT371H1, ANT435H1, ANT458H1, ANT460H1, ANT474H1, ANT476H1.

Health related Special Topics courses may be chosen when offered at the third or fourth year levels.

Focus in Medical Anthropology (Major: Society, Culture and Language) - ASFOC2112A

Description:

This focus enables students in the Anthropology Major (Society, Culture and Language) ASMAJ2112 to identify courses pertaining to Medical Anthropology from a sociocultural perspective and receive formal acknowledgement for completing a suite of health-related anthropology courses.

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the Anthropology Major (Society, Culture, and Language) is required.

Completion Requirements:

2.5 FCEs (total)

1. ANT205H1

2. 2.0 FCE from: ANT208H1, ANT345H1, ANT348H1, ANT358H1, ANT371H1, ANT435H1, ANT458H1, ANT460H1, ANT474H1, ANT476H1

Health related Special Topics courses may be chosen when offered at the third or fourth year levels.

Focus in Medical Anthropology (Specialist: Society, Culture and Language) - ASFOC2112B

Description:

This focus enables students in the Anthropology Specialist (Society, Culture, and Language) ASSPE2112, to identify courses pertaining to Medical Anthropology (Health) and receive formal acknowledgement for completing a suite of health-related anthropology courses.

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the Anthropology Specialist (Society, Culture, and Language) is required.

Completion Requirements:

3.5 FCEs (total)

1. ANT205H1

2. 3.0 FCEs from: ANT208H1, ANT345H1, ANT348H1, ANT358H1, ANT371H1, ANT435H1, ANT458H1, ANT460H1, ANT474H1, ANT476H1

Health related Special Topics courses may be chosen when offered at the third or fourth year levels.