Updates and changes to the Calendar

Summer 2019 Calendar Updates

Date of Change Description of Change Rationale for Change
February 27, 2019

Changes have been made to the following programs:

*Specialist/Specialist Co-op programs in Computer Science: (1) Enrolment requirements: (2) CSCD70H3 has been added as an optional course to the list of electives.

*Major/Major Co-op programs in Computer Science: (1) Enrolment requirements; (2) CSCD70H3 has been added as an optional course to the list of electives.

*Minor program in Computer Science: Enrolment requirements.

*Specialist/Specialist Co-op programs in Computer Science: (1) to ensure students understand that enrolment into these programs is limited and based on academic performance, and to ensure that students in the second chance pathway are adequately prepared to be successful; (2) adding CSCD70H3 as an optional course increases the flexibility of the program.

*Major/Major Co-op programs in Computer Science: (1) to ensure students understand that enrolment into these programs is limited and based on academic performance, and to ensure that students in the second chance pathway are adequately prepared to be successful; (2) adding CSCD70H3 as an optional course increases the flexibility of the program.

*Minor program in Computer Science: to ensure students understand that enrolment into these programs is limited and based on academic performance

These changes were approved at the Academic Affairs Committee on January 15, 2019.

February 27, 2019

Changes have been made to the following programs:

*Specialist/Specialist Co-op programs in Mathematics: Enrolment requirements.

*Major/Major Co-op programs in Mathematics: (1) Enrolment requirements. (2) MATA30H3 and MATA36H3 have been removed as optional courses, and MATA31H3 and MATA37H3 are now required courses.

*Specialist/Specialist Co-op programs in Mathematics: to ensure students understand that enrolment into these programs is limited and based on academic performance.

*Major/Major Co-op programs in Mathematics: (1) to ensure students understand that enrolment into these programs is limited and based on academic performance; (2) MATA30H3 and MATA36H3 do not provide adequate preparation for C- and D-level courses. MATA31H3 and MATA37H3 will ensure students are successful at the upper-level courses. 

These changes were approved at the Academic Affairs Committee on January 15, 2019.

February 27, 2019

Changes have been made to the following programs:

*Specialist/Specialist Co-op programs in Statistics: (1) Enrolment requirements; (2) The title for the Statistical Machine Learning and Data Mining Stream has been changed to Statistical Machine Learning and Data Science Stream; (3) Component 7 and 8 of the program requirements for the Statistical Machine Learning and Data Science Stream have been changed; (4) Component 8 of the program requirements for the Statistical Machine Learning and Data Science Stream, STAC32H3 and STAC53H3 have been added to the list of excluded courses. 

*Major/Major Co-op programs in Statistics: (1) Enrolment requirements. (2) Component 3 of the program requirements, STAC32H3 and STAC53H3 have been added to the list of excluded courses. 

*Specialist/Specialist Co-op programs in Statistics: (1) to ensure students understand that enrolment into these programs is limited and based on academic performance, and to ensure that students in the second chance pathway are adequately prepared to be successful; (2) renaming the Statistical Machine Learning and Data Mining Stream to Statistical Machine Learning and Data Science Stream clarifies the character of the stream; (3) revisions to component 7 and 8 of the program requirements for the Statistical Machine Learning and Data Science Stream will develop and implement data-driven software solutions, and bring this stream into line with the Quantitative Finance Stream; (4) STAC32H3 and STAC53H3 have been to the list of excluded STA courses because they are more geared towards the Minor Program in Applied Statistics. 

*Major/Major Co-op programs in Statistics: (1) to ensure students understand that enrolment into these programs are limited and based on academic performance, and to ensure that students in the second chance pathway are adequately prepared to be successful; (2) adding STAC32H3 and STAC53H3 to the list of excluded STA courses because they are more geared towards the Minor Program in Applied Statistics.

These changes were approved at the Academic Affairs Committee on January 15, 2019.

February 27, 2019 The following course has been changed:
*CHMB42H3: Organic Chemistry II: course description has been revised and CHM243H5 has been added as an exclusion.

The course description has been revised to better reflect the content and topics covered in this course, and CHM243H5 has been added as an exclusion since this course has substantial overlap with CHMB42H3.

These changes were approved at the Academic Affairs Committee on February 11, 2019.

  The following courses have been changed:
*CSCB07H3: Software Design: course prerequisites have been revised
*CSCB09H3: Software Tools and Systems Programming: course prerequisites have been revised
*CSCB36H3: Introduction to the Theory of Computation: course prerequisites have been revised
*CSCB58H3: Computer Organization: course prerequisites have been revised
*CSCB63H3: Design and Analysis of Data Structures: course prerequisites have been revised

Course prerequisites have been revised to ensure these courses are consistent with the CGPA requirements of the Computer Science programs.

These changes were approved at the Academic Affairs Committee on February 11, 2019.

February 27, 2019

The following courses have been changed:
*CSCC01H3: Introduction to Software Engineering: course prerequisites have been revised
*CSCC63H3: Computability and Computational Complexity: course prerequisites have been revised

 

Course prerequisites have been revised to make these courses more flexible to students who are not enrolled in CSC programs.

These changes were approved at the Academic Affairs Committee on February 11, 2019.

February 27, 2019 The following courses have been changed:
*MATA22H3: Linear Algebra I for Mathematical Sciences: non-curricular note has been revised
*MATA35H3: Calculus II for Biological Sciences: course prerequisites have been revised
*MATB24H3: Linear Algebra II: courses prerequisites and the non-curricular note has been revised

Course changes have been made: (1) to ensure students are only taking prerequisite courses that will adequately prepare them for these courses; (2) the non-curricular note has been revised to ensure students are aware of important information.

 

These changes were approved at the Academic Affairs Committee on February 11, 2019.

February 27, 2019

The following courses have been added:
*FREA90Y3: Intensive Introductory French
*FREA91Y3: Intensive Intermediate French
*LGGA72Y3: Intensive Introductory Hindi
*LGGA76Y3: Intensive Introductory Tamil
*LGGA78Y3: Intensive Introductory Bengali
*LGGA82Y3: Intensive Introductory Japanese
*LGGA90Y3: Intensive Introductory Spanish
*LGGA91Y3: Intensive Introductory Modern Standard Arabic
*LGGA95Y3: Intensive Introduction to a Featured Language
*PSCB90H3: Physical Sciences Research Experience

These new courses have been approved out-of-cycle so that they can be offered in Summer 2019.

These changes were approved at the Academic Affairs Committee on February 11, 2019.

 

2018-19 Calendar Updates

 

Date of Change Description of Change Rationale for Change
June 4, 2018 The following amendments have been made to the UTSC Second Degree Policy:

1. Students with any completed undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto may apply for, and obtain, an Honours Bachelor of Arts or an Honours Bachelor of Science from UTSC as a second degree.

2. No student may apply for, or obtain, a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) as a second degree.

3. Students wanting to pursue a second degree in a limited enrolment program may need to complete prerequisite courses as a non-degree student prior to entering the second degree.

4. Students will be evaluated for credits towards their second degree according to the current practice, and credits taken as a UTSC non-degree student since graduation will be retained as credits towards the second degree.

5. In the second degree, students will be restricted from repeating program(s) in the same discipline(s) as completed in the first degree; for example, a student whose first degree includes a program in English will not be permitted to use a program in English towards a second degree. Similarly a student whose first degree includes a program in Psychology will not be use a program in Psychology towards a second degree.

The current policy perhaps made sense at a time when degree requirements for an Honours BA or BSc did not include the ability to choose from a wide range of specific programs of study, and could, instead, involve a majority of courses from broad categories. However:

  • The policy does not recognize that highly distinct degree programs can be obtained under the rubric of an Arts or a Science degree; for example, a student who graduates with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree with a program in the biological sciences being unable to pursue a second BSc with a program in computer science does not make sense.
  • The policy disadvantages our own graduates. Any student from another university, with an undergraduate degree, may apply to be admitted to pursue either an Honours BA or BSc, regardless of the first degree type; however, they may not pursue the same program(s) of study.

 Amendments approved at:

  • UTSC AAC: May 3, 2018
  • Committee on Academic Policy and Programs: May 10, 2018
  • UTSC Campus Council: May 28, 2018
  • UT Academic Board: May 31, 2018
May 31, 2018

The following courses have been added:
*FREC03H3 French in Action I: Practical Workshop in Theatre – to be offered in Winter 2019
*PHLC14H3 Topics in Non-Western Philosophy – to be offered in Winter 2019
*PHLD88Y3 Advanced Seminar in Philosophy: Socrates Project – to be offered in Fall 2018
*PSYD23H3 Dyadic Processes in Psychological Development – to be offered in Fall 2018
*PSYD55H3 Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Laboratory – to be offered in Fall 2018
*PSYD59H3 Psychology of Gambling  - to be offered in Fall 2018

New courses approved out-of-cycle on May 30, 2018.
May 30, 2018

Revisions to the mode for assessing students for proficiency in the French section of the Calendar.  

Provides additional clarify for students.

April 18, 2018

Specialist Program in Chemistry  
*The total credits to compete component 3 of the program requirements has changed from 2.5 to 3.0. There have been no changes to the courses required in the component.
Corrects an addition error in the calculation of the total credits contained in component 3.