Courses for first-year students interested in Social Science
Program coursesCourses needed for program enrolment:
Since Social Science covers a wide range of programs, from Anthropology to Women & Gender Studies, 100-level requirements vary by program. Check the Calendar
descriptions for the programs you’re interested in for specifics.
Many interdisciplinary Social Science programs (programs like American/ Canadian/ European/ Latin American Studies, many programs offered through the Colleges, etc.) do not offer any courses at the 100-level. These programs will indicate what 100-level courses in other areas offer appropriate preparation to enter the program.
Large first year courses that are part of multiple Social Science programs:
- ECO101H: Principles of Microeconomics and ECO102H: Principles of Macroeconomics
- SOC100H: Introduction to Sociology I: Sociological Perspectives and SOC150H: Introduction to Sociology II: Sociological Inquiries
- POL101Y: Democracy, Dictatorship, War, and Peace: An Introduction
- PSY100H: Introductory Psychology (Psychology is a Life Science program, but is an enrolment or completion requirement for a number of Social Science programs. Grade 12 Calculus is a prerequisite for PSY100H).
Seminar courses in the social sciences: To fulfill your Vic small class requirement, youmight want to take a seminar in the humanities.
- Vic One Hundred seminars:
- VIC101H: Conflict Theory and Practice
- VIC102H: Ethics and Choices in Times of Crisis
- VIC108H: Belonging, Imagination and National Identity
- VIC110H: Critical Perspectives on Society
- VIC116H: Politics of the Pen
- VIC134H: Globalization
- VIC136H: How to Study Everyday Life
- VIC141H: Discovery and Revolution
- VIC142H: Machiavelli: The Politics of Power
- Other seminar courses: Courses with a course code that include 19X (e.g. SOC198H) are First Year Foundations seminar courses in that discipline.
Possible Category 4 & 5 breadth courses:
- 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.