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1 There are limits on the number of 100-level courses that can be used for credit towards your degree Combination of full and half credits. No time limit for the completion of a degree 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 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) Course Selection Step 1: Review Degree and Subject POSt (Program Of Study) Requirements 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. 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. Students admitted after September 2010 do NOT complete the Distribution Requirement

2 Step 2: Review Subject POSt (Program Of Study) Options in the Calendar and Timetable A complete listing of Subject POSts, and program advisor contact information, can be found in the Registration Handbook and Timetable. More detailed Subject POSt information, including first- year required courses, can be found in the Arts and Science Calendar. You don't have to choose your Subject POSts (Programs of Study) until the end of first year but you do have to think about Subject POSt options in order to make sensible course choices in your first year of study. 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.

3 Step 3: Review Program Descriptions in Calendar to determine Required 1 st Year courses Economics Major 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: ECO100Y1 with a final mark of at least 67%, OR ECO105Y1 with a final mark of at least 80%, and MAT133Y1 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%, OR MAT137Y1 with a final mark of at least 55%, OR (7.0 full courses or their equivalent) First Year: ECO100Y1/ECO105Y1; MAT133Y1/(MAT123H1, MAT124H1)/ (MAT135H1, MAT136H1)/MAT137Y1/MAT157Y1 Higher Years: 1. ECO200Y1/ ECO204Y1/ECO206Y1, ECO202Y1/ECO208Y1/ECO209Y1, ECO220Y1/ECO227Y1/(STA250H1, STA255H1)/(STA257H1, STA261H1) 2. Two full additional 300+ series ECO courses Major program in Economics requires two courses in first year with specific final grades as part of the requirements for admission to this limited enrolment program: ECO100Y1/ECO105Y1 plus MAT133Y1/(MAT123H1, MAT124H1)/ (MAT135H1, MAT136H1)/ MAT137Y1/MAT157Y1

4 Step 4: Consider Elective Course Options 1.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 2.Small class experiences – 199 courses, FLCs, New One FLCsNew One 3.These are unique opportunities only available in your 1 st 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 3.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 4.Introductory courses that will give you additional Subject POSt options: It is important to have several options for Subject POSts at the end of 1 st 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 5.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, pharmacy, social work etc.) generally focus on marks and not program choices, but may suggest some courses to take during your undergraduate years 6.Anti-Calendar - available online at 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

5 Step 5: Review Course Descriptions and Course Prerequisites in the Arts and Science Calendar PHY131H1 Introduction 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. Prerequisite: MCV4U Calculus and Vectors/MCB4U Functions & Calculus Corequisite: MAT135H1/137Y1/157Y1 Exclusion: PHY151H1/110Y1/138Y1/140Y1 Recommended Preparation: SPH4U Physics and SCH4U Chemistry DR =SCI, BR = 5 Course code 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 must be taken concurrently with PHY131H1 PHY = Departmental Identifier First digit indicates year level Y = 1.0 credit, H = 0.5 credit Campus code indicator. 1 = course offered on the St. George campus 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’

6 Step 6: Understand Credit and Section Codes in Order to Create Your Timetable September ------------------------------- DecemberJanuary ------------------------------------------ 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) F Section Code = First Term Y Course Code (1.0 credit) S Section Code = Second Term Y Course Code (1.0 credit) Y Section Code = Full ‘Year’ (Sept. – April) H Course Code (0.5 credit) Y Section Code = Full ‘Year’ (Sept. – April)

7 Step 7: Consult the Registration Handbook and Timetable for theTime and Location of Course Offerings ‘H’ indicates 0.5 credit ‘F’ section code indicates course takes place in First Term – Sept. to Dec. 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) 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) P0201 (Tues. 1:30-4:30). ( Refer to Timetable p. 37 for more details. ) Enrolment Indicators and Controls (See Registration Handbook and Timetable P.33 for details) 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 R.O.S.I./S.W.S 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 Some courses will offer a waitlist option if the meeting section is filled. A ‘Y’ indicator means that a waitlist function is available.

8 Step 8: Check Faculty Website for Changes to Timetable Listings Prior to Course Enrolment 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 enrol in

9 Step 9: Plan and Record Course Preferences 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 1 st choice of Lecture/Practical/Tutorial Meeting Sections for all 5.0 credits before attempting to schedule 2 nd or 3 rd choice “back-up” meeting sections for each course. Try to select 2 nd and 3 rd 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 Courses selected to meet the first- year requirements for entry to your preferred Subject POSts Elective courses selected to fulfill additional breadth requirements; provide alternate/back- up program options; allow for the acquisition of new skills etc. 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

10 Sample First-Term Schedule MonTuesWedThursFri 9:00 – 10:00 CHM139H1 (F) Lecture L0201 West CHM139H1 (F) Lecture L0201 West CHM139H1 (F) Lecture L0201 West 10:00 – 11:00 BIO120H1 (F) Lecture L0101 Central BIO120H1 (F) Lecture L0101 Central 11:00 – 12:00 CHM139H1 (F) Tutorial T0501 12:00 – 1:00 1:00 – 2:00 MAT135H1 (F) Lecture L0301 West MAT135H1 (F) Lecture L0301 West MAT135H1 (F) Lecture L0301 West 2:00 – 3:00 MAT135H1 (F) Tutorial T0701 3:00 – 4:00 4:00 – 5:00 CCR199H1 (F) Lecture L0101 4:00 – 6:00 5:00 – 6:00 6:00 – 7:00 HIS280Y1 (Y) Lecture L5101 6:00 – 8:00 BIO120H1 (F) Practical P0201 Alternate Weeks CHM139H1 (F) Practical P0201 Alternate Weeks Blank ‘Weekly Schedule’ forms are provided in the Registration Handbook and Timetable or may be accessed at: aduate/course/timetable/1011_fw/weekl yschedule.pdf

11 Step 10: Logon to ROSI to Check Course Selection Start Time and Set PIN Reactivation Feature First time users: PIN is your date of birth format: yymmdd

12 Useful Websites and Resources College Registrars’ Contact information: Arts and Science Calendar: Registration Handbook and Timetable: First Year Seminars: First Year Learning Communities (FLC): TCard (Student card: ROSI: ROSI Instructional Demos: Anti Calendar: Weekly Schedule Blank Form:

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