Courses for first-year students interested in the Humanities
Courses needed for program enrolment: Many Humanities programs do not require any particular courses for enrolment, but allow students to count 1 FCE at the 100-level towards the program.
Some Humanities programs and interdisciplinary programs do not offer any courses at the 100-level (e.g. College programs like Book & Media Studies, Creative Expression & Society or Digital Humanities). The Calendar
entry for the program will indicate what 100-level courses in other areas offer appropriate preparation to enter the program.
Other programs (like English or History) offer multiple courses at the 100-level, but only one course may be counted towards the program (as in English) or student can only receive credit for one course (as in History).
Arts & Science offerslanguage courses in many languages. In most cases,you will take a placementtest in the department that will tell you which course you should start in.100-level courses are typically reserved for students who have no or very little experience with the language.
Large first year humanities courses:
- DRM101Y: Introduction to Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
- CLA160H: Introduction to Classical Studies
- CIN105Y: Introduction to Film Study
- ENG140Y: Literature for our Time
- ENG150Y: Literary Traditions
- FCS195H: French Culture from Napoleon to Asterix
- GER150H: Introduction to German Culture
- History (several 100-level courses, but they are exclusions to each other, so choose only one)
- HPS100H: Introduction to History and Philosophy of Science
- HPS110H: The Science of Human Nature
- HPS120H: How to Think about Science
- LIN101H: Introduction to Linguistics: Sound Structure
- LIN102H: Introduction to Linguistics: Sentence Structure and Meaning
- MUS110H: Introduction to Music History and Culture
- PHL100Y: Introduction to Philosophy (Historical)
- PHL101Y: Introduction to Philosophy (Thematic)
- RLG100Y: World Religions
- RLG101H: Introducing Religion
- WGS160Y: Introduction to Women and Gender Studies
Seminar courses in the humanities: To fulfill yourVic small class requirement,you might want to take a seminar in the humanities.
- Vic One Hundred seminars:
- VIC105H: Odysseys: The Search for Meaning
- VIC113H: Encountering Distant Climes: The Literature of Travel and Exploration
- VIC114H: Renaissance in Popular Culture
- VIC115H: Imagined Power: Literature and Film
- VIC117H: Understanding the Performing Arts: Interpretation and Expression
- VIC119H: Myths and Legends in Modern Contexts
- VIC135H:The Death of Meaning
- Other seminar courses: Courses with a course code that include 19X (e.g. ENG198H) are First Year Foundations seminar courses in that discipline.
Possible Category 4 & 5 breadth courses and science courses for non-science students:
- First year foundations courses
- ANT100Y: Introduction to Anthropology (0.5 FCE in BR category 3, and 0.5 in BR category 4)
- AST101H: The Sun and Its Neighbours
- AST201H: Stars and Galaxies
- CHM101H: The Chemistry and Biology of Organic Molecules: Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll!
- CHM209H: Science of the Modern Kitchen
- CSC104H: Computational Thinking
- ESS103H: Geology in Public Issues
- ESS104H: Controversies in Earth Science
- ESS105H: Our Home Planet
- EEB202H: Plants and Society
- EEB208H: Ecosystems and the Human Footprint
- EEB214H: Evolution and Adaptation
- EEB215H: Conservation Biology
- ENV200H: Assessing Global Change: Science and the Environment
- FOR200H: Conservation of Canada's Forests
- FOR201H: Conservation of Tropical and Subtropical Forests
- JUM202H: Mathematics as an Interdisciplinary Pursuit
- JUM203H: Mathematics as a Recreation
- JUM205H: Mathematical Personalities
- PHY100H: The Magic of Physics
- PHY202H: The Physics of Science Fiction and Gaming
- PHY205H: The Physics of Everyday Life
- PHY207H: The Physics of Music
- STA201H: Why Numbers Matter
- VIC121H: Evaluating Healthcare: Problems and Solutions
- Also use the Timetable Advanced Search functions to determine which breadth categories can be completed within your program.