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1 Academic Session New Students

2 About your program…

3 Your Academic Program  Contemporary Studies (CT)  Concurrent Education, Honours CT  Criminology  Health Studies  Journalism  Leadership  Honours Combined: Psychology (BA), English, History  Options: CED, Indigenous Studies, Administration

4 Minors Available  Anthropology  Communication Studies  Criminology  English  Geography  Global Studies  History  Human Rights/Human Diversity  Indigenous Studies  Journalism  Leadership  Philosophy  Political Science  Psychology  Religion and Culture  Sociology  Women’s Studies

5 Grading System  12 point grading system (12=A+)  For a half credit course, 6.0=A+  Each letter grade represents a percentage range (A+=90-100%)  GPA=Grade Point Average All your grade points divided by the number of credits

6 Progressing through your program…  Progression Requirements Assessed every 4.0 credits  For honours, need a 5.0 (63-66% or a C) overall average and a 5.0 average in your honours courses  To graduate, a 5.0 overall and a 7.0 in honours courses  Your GPA’s are cumulative  BA/BEd – 7.0 or 70% in your arts courses and 70% in your Education and pass your practice teaching

7 What to expect…  hours of work outside of class per hour of lecture  Midterms  End of term essays  Attendance and readings are important Success:  Accountable  Access resources/services  Ask for help

8 The Details…

9 Status  Full-time At least 2.0 credits per term  Part-time Up to 1.5 credits per term  Are you a senior student? Receive 4.0 or more transfer credits Winter – 1.5 or more transfer credits

10 Course information  Junior vs. Senior credits 100 vs. 200/300 level courses  Junior credit limits 7.0 including transfer credits for most programs  Half credit vs. full credit  Required courses vs. elective courses  Pre-requisites  Cross-listing (ie. CC/OL/CT221)

11 Example CT121 BR3 (1) (CB206) T/R 4:00-5:20 pm 3A W 9:30-10:20 am  CT – Contemporary Studies  121- The 121 means it is a 100 level course  BR3 – at least 3 different times this section is offered  1 – Fall (September – December)  CB206- Room Location (Carnegie Building, 206)  T/R – Tuesday and Thursday  3A – Tutorial time (00 – lab) Tutorials and Labs – register for at the same time as the lecture on LORIS

12 Dates  July 9 – additional courses available  July 13 – Early registration discount ends  August – LORIS unavailable

13 Contemporary Studies…

14 Contemporary Studies Contemporary Studies examines current issues from an interdisciplinary perspective and provides the problem solving and research skills that every informed citizen needs to be a contributing member of society. Contemporary Studies is a part of every program at Laurier Brantford

15 Honours Contemporary Studies o 2 of: CT111, CT/ID120, CT121, CT122 o 4.0 credits o Honours CT students are also eligible to register for CS/PP201, CC/CT/OL221, CT/OL224, GS101 and HS200 in their first year

16 Honours Criminology  All Criminology students complete the requirements of the CT major  2 of: CT111, CT/ID120, CT121, CT122  CC100  3.5 credits  Should register for at least 1 of CC200, CC202, CC203, CC/ID204, CC205 CC/CT/OL221

17 Transfer Students  Offer of Admission will indicate transfer student status  Transfer credits are listed on the Offer of Admission  If you received between 0.5 or 1.0 transfer credits – register in Brantford courses, not a senior student  If you received between 1.5 and 3.5 transfer credits, can take senior courses in the winter (must have prerequisites)  If you received 4.0 credits or more you are a senior student and can take senior courses in f/w  Registration for year two students begins July 3

18 Transfer Students HCC  6.0 transfer credits – can take senior courses in the fall  Typically will receive:3.5 jr. misc., CC100, CT121 and CT/ID120, 1.0 senior CT  Junior credit limit of 7.0 credits includes transfer credits

19 Transfer Students HCT with CED  5.0 transfer credits – can take senior courses in the fall  Junior credit limit of 7.0 credits includes transfer credits  Take 2 of CT111, CT/ID120, CT121 or CT122  PS100* and SY101

20 Options - CED  CED Children’s Education and Development o 2 of: CT111, CT/ID120, CT121, CT122  PS 100*  SY101  2.5 credits  Also eligible to register for CO/CT243 if prerequisites met

21 CT with Administration Option o 2 of: CT111, CT/ID120, CT121, CT122  BU121  BU111  3.0 credits

22 CT with Indigenous Studies Option o CT/ID 120 o 1 of: CT111, CT121, CT122 o 4.0 credits

23 Example – Honours CT with CED  CT122 BR1   CO/CT243 BR2  HS101 BR (elective)  RE103 BR (elective)  CT111 BR2  (Continued from fall term)  HI103 BR (elective)  GS101 BR  SY101 BR2

24 Combination Honours Programs  Contemporary Studies with English, History or Psychology  Criminology with English, History or Psycology  Please refer to handout (page 45 of Registration Guide)

25 Questions?


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