First Year Seminars [CCR199H1/Y1, LTE199H1/Y1, PMU199H1/Y1, SII199H1/Y1, TBB199H1/Y1 and XBC199Y1]

The following timetable information is the most current information available. All changes (additional courses, meeting sections, time changes, course or meeting cancellations) since the original on-line date will be noted in the Information Updated column.

First-Year Seminar courses are offered as full-credit courses or as half-credit courses. Each 199Y1 or 199H1 seminar has a generic designator, which corresponds to the Breadth Category the course fulfils:

CCR - Creative and Cultural Representation
TBB - Thought, Belief and Behaviour
SII - Society and Its Institutions
LTE - Living things and Their Environment
PMU - Physical and Mathematical Universes
XBC - Cross Breadth Category - Y course seminar that counts as half in each of two breadth categories

These courses do not have waitlist. Each meeting section is a different course with a few exceptions where two sections of the same course are offered. Refer to the Faculty of Arts and Science website, for further information and full descriptions of the seminar courses.

First-Year seminar courses are restricted to first year degree students newly admitted to the first year in the Faculty of Arts and Science, St. George campus. Students admitted from other institutions or faculties with fewer than four transfer credits are also eligible to enrol in these courses.

Some first-year seminar courses have college membership as an enrolment control. During the priority period, July 30 to August 5 college sections of Innis, New, St. Michael's, Trinity, University, Victoria and Woodsworth give students associated with that college priority. On August 7, starting at 6:00 a.m., first year students from any college may enrol into these college section courses pending availability of space. For example, CCR199H1 section L0021, title, gives priority to students accepted into University College from July 30 to August 5. On August 7, students from any of the other St. George campus colleges may try to enrol. You will not be permitted to add the course if you do not satisfy the college membership during the priority period. If you "view timetable/spaces" on ROSI for the First-Year seminars, ROSI will indicate "You do not fit any enrolment control". For these sections, try on August 7.

On July 30 only, the first day of enrolment for 1st year students, a certain number of spaces is allocated to each admission stream. When you "view timetable/spaces" for the first-year seminar courses, ROSI will indicate your enrolment category is full; however, there may be spaces still remaining in the course. Try to enrol on July 31 at 6:00 a.m., when any remaining spaces will be open to students in any admission stream.

You may enrol in only ONE 199Y or TWO 199H1 courses for your degree . Students are only permitted to enrol in 1 full course equivalent (FCE) from the first-year seminar courses. Students who enrol in more than one 199Y1, two 199H1 or a combination of 199Y1 and 199H1 will be removed from the additional one(s) beyond 1 FCE. You may be removed from the additional first-year seminar course(s) without consultation as to which one(s) will be removed. The removal may occur at any time it is discovered.
If you want to enrol in 199H1 courses with the same section code (e.g. two F or two S sections) from the same designators, ROSI will not permit you to enrol in both. You should contact Ms. Deborah Shaw, 416-978-0359,, immediately after enrolling in one of the 199H1 courses on ROSI, to be enrolled in the second 199H1. The second 199H1 will be added under the course number, 198H1. NOTE: After being enrolled in the 198H1 course, if you want cancel the course, you need to contact Ms. Shaw.

Explanation on codes and Enrolment Indicators

First Year Seminars
[CCR199H1/Y1, LTE199H1/Y1, PMU199H1/Y1, SII199H1/Y1, TBB199H1/Y1 and XBC199Y1]

Course Section
Time Location Instructor Enrolment
Category 1:
Cultural and Creative Representation
F Introduction to Digital Humanities L0021 UniversityM2-4 S. O'FlynnRSee Details  
   Middle Eastern BiographiesL0022 UniversityT2-4 J. ReillyR
   The Anthropology of BrandsL0101 M4-6 M. DanesiR
   Homer's Illiad Down Through TimeL0141 T10-12 J. BurgessR
   The City of RomeL0142 W3-5 S. BernardR
   The Cultural Politics of PleasuresL0143 M3-5 E. GundersonR
   Pulp FictionsL0191 T1-3 G. ClarkeR
   The Coming-Out NovelL0192 W10-12 D. TownsendR
   Public Art in TorontoL0211 F10-12 M. CheethamR
   Pleasure, Pain and Nostalgia in
Belle Epoque
L0221 R1-3 M. VisoiR
   Iranian Women Write Their Lives:
The First Generation
L0301 T1-3 R. SandlerR
    Multiculturalism, Philosophy, and Film L0321   W10-12   F. Gagliardi R
(Movie Screening)
   The Cossacks L0381  T1-3  M. Tarnawsky R
   Literature and Painting in Russia
and the West
L0382 W1-3  T. SmaliarovaR
Category 1:
Cultural and Creative Representation
SThe "New" Visual Culture L0021 UniversityW10-12 A. LeskR
   Hoboes, Geniuses, and Immigrants:
Otherness in Contemporary Culture
L0091 Innis W10-12 J. PatersonR
   Writing Matters: Tools for Text Productions
in and around Japanese Literature
L0171 R10-12 A. SakakiR
   The Voice, Politics, and World HistoryL0172 T4-6 K. KawashimaR
   The Worlds of HeroesL0211 W2-4 S. KimR
   The Grail: Medieval and Modern
L0251 M3-5 M. StockR
   Technology and the HumanL0252 W10-12 C. LehleiterR
   Iranian Women Write Their Lives:
The Young Generation
L0301 T1-3 R. SandlerR
   Transmissions of Knowledge in the
Ancient World
L0302 W10-12 M. BrosiusR
   Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice in
Her Time and Ours
L0331 WoodsworthT1-3 T. MoritzR
   The Slavic Grecian Formula:
From Ancient Rhapsode to Modern
Rap Song
L0381 T2-4 R. BogertR
Category 1:
Cultural and Creative Representation
YThe Vikings and Their Descendants L0041 TrinityW2-4 J. HeroldRSee Details  
   The Environmental ImaginationsL0191 R1-3 A. MostR
   More than Just a Dinner Party High Style
& Serious Attitude Literary Salon of
1830's Paris
L0221 Trinity M2-4 B. FergusonR
   Our Vampires, OurselvesL0251 W2-4 E. BoranR
   From Manuscripts to Print, Print to
L0271 M3-5 F. GuardianiR
    The Fine Art of Murder: Reading
Detective Fiction
L0272 W10-12 L. SomigliR
   Fatal Attraction: The Lure of Villains
and now Vampires! in Literature
L0331 WoodsworthR3-5 B. RoseR
   Making Differences: Reading Disability
and Race in the Americas
L0401 T2-4 S. AntebiR
   Myths of French SensualityL5071 NewW6-8 D. ClandfieldR
Category 2:
Thought, Belief and Behaviour
F Language and Politics L0281   W10-12   S. Tagliamonte R See Details  
    Language Diversity L0282   R10-12   D. Massam R
    Languages of Canada: Identity and Culture L0283   R10-12   E. Gold R
    The Puzzle of Human Cooperation L0321   W10-12   J. Heath R
    A History of Knowledge L0322   M1-3   M. Morrison R
Category 2:
Thought, Belief and Behaviour

The Age of Love: An Invitation to Medieval

L0041 Trinity W1-3   J. Billett R
    Animality: The Social Anthropology
of Humans and Animals
L0101   T4-6   P. Dave R
     Innovative Teaching Methods in Chemistry L0131   F10-12   C. Kutas R

Nomos Basileus 'Law the King':
The Idea of Law in Ancient Greek Thought

L0141   T1-3   R. Barney R
    Exploring Heritage Languages L0281   W10-12   N. Nagy R
    The Individual and Society L0361   T1-3   C. Helwig R
    The Criminal Mind L0381   R10-12   K. Holland R
Category 2:
Thought, Belief and Behaviour
Y Great Idea in Social and Political Thought L0041 Trinity T11-1   I. Zeitlin R See Details  

Language, Technology, and Society

L0042 Trinity W1-3   G. Penn R
    The Nature of Love L0321   T1-3   A. Franklin-Hall R
    The Nature of Psychological Enquiry L0361   T11-1   G. Walters R
    Embarassment of Scriptures L0371   R10-12   H. Fox R
Category 3:
Society and Its Institutions
F Living on the Water's Edge in Toronto L0101   T10-12   B. McElhinny R See Details  
    Gender and the Making of Mary L0102   T10-12   V. Napolitano R


  Computer Networks and Society L0161   W10-12   Y. Ganjali R Section Added:
June 23, 2015
    Political Spaces L0231   M1-3   M. Farish R  
    Cities and Everyday Life L0232   M2-4   J. Hackworth R
    Barack Obama as History -
Barack Obama in History
L0261   R10-12   R. Prussen R
    Middle Eastern Minorities Under
the Islamic State
L0301   F4-6   A.. Harrak R
    Flow and Logistics L0391   W10-12   W. Magee R
    How to Study Everyday Life L0401   W10-12   I. Kalmar R
Category 3:
Society and Its Institutions
S Why go to University? Debates on the
Changing Role of Higher Education
L0021 University T10-12   A. Williams R  
    Health for the 21st Century L0041 Trinity W2-4   L. Boehm R
    Debating and Understanding Current
Environmental Issues
L0201   W2-4   K. Ing R
    Cities and Everyday Life L0231   M12-2   S. Wakefield R
    Environmental Change: Producing
New Natures
L0232   R3-5   S. Prudham R
    Religion and Violence L0261   W10-12   D. Bergen R
    How to Study in Everyday Life L0401   W10-12   I. Kalmar R
    Why We Work: Understanding Work
Through the Prism of Art and Culture
L0441 Woodsworth R10-12   R. Gomez R

Category 3:
Society and Its Institutions

Y Computer Networks and Society L0161 Cancelled
(Section changed to "F" section code)
See Details June 23, 2015
          W12 (Tutorial)   Y. Ganjali    
    Seminar in the History of Economic
L0181   M9-11   Tba R
          M11 (Tutorial)   Tba  
    Economics and Sustainable,
Green Development
L0182   R10-12   Tba R
          R12 (Tutorial)   Tba  
    Capitalism, the First 3000 Years L0261   T2-4   P. Cohen R
    Marx and the City L0351   W10-12   T. Enright R
    Explaining Political Transactions L0352   M10-12   V. Falkenheim R
    How Christianity Became the World's
Largest Religion
L0371   W1-3   C. McIntire R
    How We Use Time in Everyday Life L0391   W2-4   W. Michelson R
Category 4:
Living Things and Their Environment
F Biotechnology and Society L0421   M1-3   J. Coleman R See Details  
   Topics in Biotechnology and Agriculture L0422   T11-1   T. Berleth R
   Biotechnology and Society L5421   M6-8   J. Coleman R
Category 4:
Living Things and Their Environment
SHuman Development L0121 W11-1 M. SokolowskiR
   Human Evolution and EcologyL0122  T10-12 M. GrossR Time Changed:
June 16, 2015
   Human Evolution and EcologyL0123  T2-4 M. GrossR Time Changed:
June 16, 2015
    Animal Behaviour and Biodiversity Up Close L0124   F1-3   B. Raboy R  
   Psychology and History of Drug Use and Abuse L0361 W10-12 S. GroppeR
   Human VirusesL0421 M10-12 M. AbouhaidarR
Category 4:
Living Things and Their Environment
YPlants as We See Them L0121 T3-5 J. EckenwalderRSee Details  
Category 5:
The Physical and Mathematical Universe
FGreat Astronomical Issues L0111 M3-5  TbaRSee Details  
   Astronomy at the FrontierL0112 T3-5  TbaR
    Computing Climate Change L0161   Tba   Tba R Section Added:
June 23, 2015
   Mathematical ExplorationsL0291  T3-5  TbaR  
   The Poetry of Physics and
the Physics of Poetry
L0341 W11-1 R. LoganR
Category 5:
The Physical and Mathematical Universe
SGreat Astronomical Issues L0111 M3-5   TbaR
   Astronomy at the FrontierL0112 T3-5  TbaR
   The Quantum World and Its
Classical Limit
L0131 M4-6 P. BrumerR
    Climate ChangeL0132 M3-5 A. DhiraniR
   The Universe in Zero WordsL0291  R2-4   D. BurbullaR
   Modern Physics for the CuriousL0341 W2-4 A. PeetR
   Chiral Drugs and CatalystsL5131 W7-9 J. ChinR  
Category 5:
The Physical and Mathematical Universe
Y Physics and Technology for World Leaders L0341   R10-12  J. SipeRSee Details  
   Statistics for Life L0411  M10-12  V. CraiuR
   Statistics: A Journey to Information
Behind Numbers
L0412  W2-4  F. YaoR
   Mathematics in Current Events L5291  T6-8  N. DerzkoR
Cross Breadth Categories:
Y Vision in Chinese Philosophy and Art L0171 T10-12  C. ViragRSee Details  
CCR1 + TBB2  Fiction and Women of ColourL0221 R11-1  G. ParayR
CCR1 + SII3   From Ray-Guns to Light Sabres:
Science Fiction in Modern Culture
L0331 Woodsworth M1-3   MacDonald/Moritz R
TBB2 + SII3   Ideologies and Social Movements in
China's Modern Transformation
L0351   T3-5   V. Falkenheim R
TBB2 + SII3   Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad:
Sociology of the Monotheistic Religions
L5391   T6-8   I. Zeitlin R
LTE4 + PMU5  Life and Death in the Solar System L0241 T3-5  Sherwood-Lollar/TaitR
LTE4 + PMU5  Thinking about Planet Earth L0242 W3-5  Finkelstein/MungallR

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