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Fall start program maps

What is a program map?

Program maps provide you with the required course names and course codes to ensure you are enrolled in the correct courses for your program. 

What is an elective?

Electives are courses you can choose. FSSH electives include any course offered by the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities.

General electives include any course:

  • where you have the required prerequisites;
  • where you are not precluded from taking by program restriction; and
  • that fits your schedule.

Find your program

  • Communication and Digital Media Studies

    The courses listed in the table below are required for your first year of study in the Communication and Digital Media Studies program:

    Semester 1 - 15 credit hours

    Course

    Course Title

    Instructional Method

    Fall 2020

    COMM 1100U

    Introduction to Communication Studies

    Online

    Fall 2020

    COMM 1420U

    Living Digitally

    Online

    Fall 2020

    LGLS 1000U

    Foundations of Legal Studies

    Online

    Fall 2020

    SOCI 1000U

    Introductory Sociology

    Online

    Fall 2020

    CRMN 1000U

    Introduction to Criminal Justice

    Online

    Semester 2 - 15 credit hours

    Course

    Course Title

    Instructional Method

    Winter 2021

    POSC 1000U

    Introduction to Political Science

    Online

    Winter 2021

    COMM 1320U

    Public Speaking

    Online

    Winter 2021

    PSYC 1000U

    Introductory Psychology

    Online

    Winter 2021

    SSCI 1910U

    Writing for the Social Sciences

    Online

    Winter 2021

    General elective*

    Recommended elective options include; SSCI 1300U Social Problems, POSC 1200U Introduction to Democracy in Theory & Practice, SSCI 1700U Reading our World, SSCI 1470U Impact of Science and Technology on Society, SSCI 1210U History of Science and Technology.

     

    Electives include any Ontario Tech University course:

    • for which a student has the required prerequisites;
    • that students are not precluded from taking by program restriction; and
    • that fits the student’s schedule.

    Upper-year students:
    If you have been admitted to upper-year standing, please follow the program map for your program that is specified in the current undergraduate calendar or for further clarification, please consult your academic advisor via email.

  • Communication and Digital Media Studies - Advanced Entry

    The courses listed in the table below are required for your first year of study in the Communication and Digital Media Studies - Advanced Entry program:

    Semester 1 - 15 credit hours

    Course

    Course Title

    Instructional Method

    Fall 2020

    COMM 1100U

    Introduction to Communication Studies

    Online

    Fall 2020

    COMM 2110U

    Communication Theory: Keyworks

    Online

    Fall 2020

    COMM 1420U

    Living Digitally

    Online

    Fall 2020

    COMM 3710U

    Intercultural Communication

    Online

    Fall 2020

    COMM 2210U

    Researching Communication and Digital Culture

    Online

    Semester 2 - 15 credit hours

    Course

    Course Title

    Instructional Method

    Winter 2021

    COMM 3250U

    Pop Culture

    Online

    Winter 2021

    COMM 3510U

    Work in the Digital Age

    Online

    Winter 2021

    COMM 3610U

    Persuasion

    Online

    Winter 2021

    COMM 2220U

    The Media and Communication in Canada

    Online

    Winter 2021

    FSSH elective*

    Any year level

     

    *FSSH Electives include any course offered by the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (i.e. CRMN, LBAT, LGLS, POSC, PSYC, and SSCI).

  • Criminology and Justice

    The courses listed in the table below are required for your first year of study in the Criminology and Justice program:

    Semester 1 - 15 credit hours

    Course

    Course Title

    Instructional Method

    Fall 2020

    SOCI 1000U

    Introductory Sociology

    Online

    Fall 2020

    CRMN 1000U

    Introduction to Criminal Justice

    Online

    Fall 2020

    LGLS 1000U

    Foundations of Legal Studies

    Online

    Fall 2020

    SSCI 1910U

    Writing for the Social Sciences

    Online

    Fall 2020

    COMM 1100U

    Introduction to Communication Studies

    Online

    Semester 2 - 15 credit hours

    Course

    Course Title

    Instructional Method

    Winter 2021

    POSC 1000U

    Political Science

    Online

    Winter 2021

    PSYC 1000U

    Introductory Psychology

    Online

    Winter 2021

    POSC 1200U

    Introduction to Democracy in Theory & Practice

    Online

    Winter 2021

    SSCI 1300U

    Social Problems

    Online

    Winter 2021

    Elective

    Recommended elective options include SSCI 1700U Reading our World, SSCI 1470U Impact of Science and Technology on Society, SSCI 1210U History of Science and Technology.

     

    Electives include any course for which a student:

    • has the required prerequisites;
    • that students are not precluded from taking by program restriction; and
    • that fits the student’s schedule.

    Upper-year students:
    If you have been admitted to upper-year standing, please follow the program map for your program that is specified in the current undergraduate calendar or for further clarification, please consult your academic advisor via email.

  • Criminology and Justice - Advanced Entry

    The courses listed in the table below are required for your first year of study in the Criminology and Justice - Advanced Entry program:

    Semester 1 - 15 credit hours

    Course

    Course Title

    Instructional Method

    Fall 2020

    CRMN 2850U

    Classical Theories of Crime

    Online

    Fall 2020

    SSCI 2900U

    Research Methods

    Online

    Fall 2020

    Two of

    CRMN 3050U

    CRMN 3053U

    CRMN 3060U

     

    Police and Society

    Prosecution and Sentencing

    Punishment and Society

    Online

    Fall 2020

    Elective

    PSYC 2030U Abnormal Psychology is recommended

     

    Semester 2 - 15 credit hours

    Course

    Course Title

    Instructional Method

    Winter 2021

    CRMN 3850U

    Contemporary Theories of Crime

    Online

    Winter 2021

    SSCI 2910U

    Data Analysis

    Online

    Winter 2021

    SSCI 2920U

    Qualitative Methods

    Online

    Winter 2021

    One of

    CRMN 3010U

    CRMN 3056U

     

    Social Justice and Conflict

    Race-ing Justice

     

    Online

    Winter 2021

    One of

    CRMN 3023U

    CRMN 3027U

     

    Family Violoence

    Delinquency, Deviance & Youth Crime

     

    Online

    For further information regarding your advanced entry program, please consult your academic advising team via email.

  • Forensic Psychology

    The courses listed in the table below are required for your first year of study in the Forensic Psychology program:

    Semester 1 - 15 credit hours

    Course

    Course Title

    Instructional Method

    Fall 2020

    BIOL 1841U

    Essentials of Biology

    Online

    Fall 2020

    COMM 1100U

     Introduction to Communication Studies

    Online

    Fall 2020

    SOCI 1000U

    Introductory Sociology

    Online

    Fall 2020

    CRMN 1000U

    Introduction to Criminal Justice

    Online

    Fall 2020

    LGLS 1000U

     Foundations of Legal Studies

    Online

    Semester 2 - 15 credit hours

    Course

    Course Title

    Instructional Method

    Winter 2021

    FSCI 1010U

    Introductory Forensic Science

    Online

    Winter 2021

    POSC 1000U

    Political Science

    Online

    Winter 2021

    PSYC 1000U

     Introductory Psychology

    Online

    Winter 2021

    SSCI 1910U

     Writing for the Social Sciences

    Online

    Winter 2021

    Elective*

    Recommended elective options include; SSCI 1300U Social Problems, POSC 1200U Introduction to Democracy in Theory & Practice, SSCI 1700U Reading our World, SSCI 1470U Impact of Science and Technology on Society, SSCI 1210U History of Science and Technology.

     

    *Electives include any course for which a student

    • has the required prerequisites;
    • that students are not precluded from taking by program restriction; and
    • that fits the student’s schedule.

    Upper-year students:

    If you have been admitted to upper-year standing, please follow the program map for your program that is specified in the current undergraduate calendar or for further clarification, please consult your academic advising team via email.

  • Forensic Psychology - Advanced Entry

    The courses listed in the table below are required for your first year of study in the Forensic Psychology - Advanced Entry program:

    Semester 1 - 15 credit hours

    Course

    Course Title

    Instructional Method

    Fall 2020

    BIOL 1841U

    Essentials of Biology (OR two college biology courses)

    Online

    Fall 2020

    PSYC 2030U

    Abnormal Psychology

    Online

    Fall 2020

    SSCI 2900U

    Research Methods

    Online

    Fall 2020

    PSYC 2010U

    Developmental Psychology

    Online

    Fall 2020

    PSYC 2060U

    Cognitive Psychology

    Online

    Semester 2 - 15 credit hours

    Course

    Course Title

    Instructional Method

    Winter 2021

    PSYC 3210U

    Forensic Psychology

    Online

    Winter 2021

    SSCI 2910U

    Data Analysis

    Online

    Winter 2021

    PSYC 2020U

    Social Psychology

    Online

    Winter 2021

    PSYC 2050U

    Brain and Behaviour

    Online

    Winter 2021

    FSSH Elective*

    Must be a 3000U level course

     

    *FSSH Electives include any course offered by the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (i.e. COMM, CRMN, LBAT, LGLS, POSC, PSYC, SSCI)

  • General Psychology (BA)

    The courses listed in the table below are required for your first year of study in the General Psychology (BA) program:

    Semester 1 - 15 credit hours

    Course

    Course Title

    Instructional Method

    Fall 2020

    BIOL 1841U

    Essentials of Biology

    Online

    Fall 2020

    COMM 1100U

    Introduction to Communication Studies

    Online

    Fall 2020

    SOCI 1000U

    Introductory Sociology

    Online

    Fall 2020

    CRMN 1000U

    Introduction to Criminal Justice

    Online

    Fall 2020

    LGLS 1000U

    Foundations of Legal Studies

    Online

    Semester 2 - 15 credit hours

    Course

    Course Title

    Instructional Method

    Winter 2021

    POSC 1000U

    Political Science

    Online

    Winter 2021

    PSYC 1000U

    Introductory Psychology

    Online

    Winter 2021

    SSCI 1910U

    Writing for the Social Sciences

    Online

    Winter 2021

    Two Electives

    Recommended electives options include SSCI 1300U Social Problems, POSC 1200U Introduction to Democracy in Theory & Practice, SSCI 1700U Reading our World, SSCI 1470U Impact of Science and Technology on Society, SSCI 1210U History of Science and Technology.

     

    Electives include any course for which a student:

    • has the required prerequisites;
    • that students are not precluded from taking by program restriction; and
    • that fits the student’s schedule.
  • General Psychology (BSc)

    The courses listed in the table below are required for your first year of study in the General Psychology (BSc) program:

    Semester 1 - 15 credit hours

    Course

    Course Title

    Instructional Method

    Fall 2020

    BIOL 1010U

    Biology I: Molecular and Cellular Systems

     In-person (lab only)

    Fall 2020

    CHEM 1010U

    Chemistry I

     In-person (lab only)

    Fall 2020

    PHY 1030U

    Introductory Physics

     In-person (lab only)

    Fall 2020

    MATH 1015U

    Mathematics for Bioscience

     Online

    Fall 2020

    SOCI 1000U

    Introductory Sociology

     Online

    Semester 2 - 15 credit hours

    Course

    Course Title

    Instructional Method

    Winter 2021

    BIOL 1020U

    Biology II: Diversity of Life and Principles of Ecology

     In-person (lab only)

    Winter 2021

    CHEM 1020U

    Chemistry II

     In-person (lab only)

    Winter 2021

    PHY 1040U

    Physics for Biosciences

     In-person (lab only)

    Winter 2021

    PSYC 1000U

    Introductory Psychology

     Online

    Winter 2021

    Elective

    Recommended elective options include SSCI 1910U Writing for the Social Sciences, SSCI 1300U Social Problems, POSC 1200U Introduction to Democracy in Theory & Practice, SSCI 1700U Reading our World, SSCI 1470U Impact of Science and Technology on Society, SSCI 1210U History of Science and Technology, CSCI 1040U Introduction to programming for scientists.

     

    Electives include any course for which a student:

    • has the required prerequisites;
    • that students are not precluded from taking by program restriction; and
    • that fits the student’s schedule.
  • Legal Studies

    The courses listed below are required for your first year of study in the Legal Studies program:

    Semester 1 - 15 credit hours

    Course

    Course Title

    Instructional Method

    Fall 2020

    COMM 1100U

    Introduction to Communication

    Online

    Fall 2020

    LGLS 1000U

    Foundations of Legal Studies

    Online

    Fall 2020

    SOCI 1000U

    Introductory Sociology

    Online

    Fall 2020

    CRMN 1000U

    Intro to Criminal Justice

    Online

    Fall 2020

    PSYC 1000U

    Introductory Psychology

    Online

    Semester 2 - 15 credit hours

    Course

    Course Title

    Instructional Method

    Winter 2021

    POSC 1000U

    Political Science

    Online

    Winter 2021

    POSC 1200U

    Introduction to Democracy in Theory & Practice

    Online

    Winter 2021

    SSCI 1300U

    Social Problems

    Online

    Winter 2021

    SSCI 1910U

    Writing for Social Sciences

    Online

    Winter 2021

    Elective

    Recommended elective options include; SSCI 1700U Reading our World, SSCI 1470U Impact of Science and Technology on Society, SSCI 1210U History of Science and Technology.

     

    Electives include any course for which a student:

    • has the required prerequisites;
    • that students are not precluded from taking by program restriction; and
    • that fits the student’s schedule.

    Upper-year students:
    If you have been admitted to upper year standing, please follow the program map for your program that is specified in the current undergraduate calendar or for further clarification, please consult your academic advising team via email.

  • Legal Studies - Advanced Entry

    The courses listed in the table below are required for your first year of study in the Legal Studies - Advanced Entry Program:

    Semester 1 - 15 credit hours

    Course

    Course Title

    Instructional Method

    Fall 2020

    LGLS 2100U

    Public Law

    Online

    Fall 2020

    LGLS 2110U

    Private Law

    Online

    Fall 2020

    LGLS 2200U

    Legal Theory

    Online

    Fall 2020

    LGLS 2940U

    Legal Research Methods

    Online

    Fall 2020

    LGLS 1000U

    Foundations of Legal Studies

    Online

    Semester 2 - 15 credit hours

    Course

    Course Title

    Instructional Method

    Winter 2021

    Two of

    LGLS 2120U

    LGLS 2420U

    LGLS 2500U

     

    International Law

    Canadian Human Rights Law

    Information and Privacy Law

    Online

    Winter 2021

    One of

    LGLS 3310U

    LGLS 3330U

     

    Indigenous Peoples, Law and the State in Canada

    Gender, Sexuality and the Law

    Online

    Winter 2021

    LGLS 3520U

    Law and Technology

    Online

    Winter 2021

    LGLS elective

    This includes courses with the LGLS prefix, plus CRMN 2010U Criminal Law

     

     

  • Liberal Studies

    The courses listed below are required for your first year of study in the Liberal Studies program:

    Semester 1 - 15 credit hours

    Course

    Course Title

    Instructional Method

    Fall 2020

    COMM 1100U

    Introduction to Communication

    Online

    Fall 2020

     LGLS 1000U

    Foundations of Legal Studies

    Online

    Fall 2020

    SOCI 1000U

    Introductory Sociology

    Online

    Fall 2020

    CRMN 1000U

    Intro to Criminal Justice

    Online

    Fall 2020

    Elective

    Recommended electives include: SSCI 1700U Reading our World, SSCI 1470U Impact of Science and Technology on Society, SSCI 1210U History of Science and Technology,

     

    Semester 2 - 15 credit hours

    Course

    Course Title

    Instructional Method

    Winter 2021

    POSC 1000U

    Political Science

    Online

    Winter 2021

    SSCI 1910U

    Writing for Social Sciences

    Online

    Winter 2021

     PSYC 1000U

    Introductory Psychology

    Online

    Winter 2021

    Two Electives

    Recommended electives options include: SSCI 1300U Social Problems, POSC 1200U Introduction to Democracy in Theory & Practice, SSCI 1700U Reading our World, SSCI 1470U Impact of Science and Technology on Society, SSCI 1210U History of Science and Technology.

     

    Electives include any course for which a student:

    • has the required prerequisites;
    • that students are not precluded from taking by program restriction; and
    • that fits the student’s schedule.
  • Political Science

    The courses listed in the table below are required for your first year of study in the Political Science program:

    Semester 1 - 15 credit hours

    Course

    Course Title

    Instructional Method

    Fall 2020

    COMM 1100U

    Introduction to Communication Studies

    Onine

    Fall 2020

    SOCI 1000U

    Introductory Sociology

    Online

    Fall 2020

    CRMN 1000U

    Introduction to Criminal Justice

    Online

    Fall 2020

    LGLS 1000U

    Foundations of Legal Studies

    Online

    Fall 2020

    Elective

     

    Semester 2 - 15 credit hours

    Course

    Course Title

    Instructional Method

    Winter 2021

    SSCI 1910U

    Writing for the Social Sciences

    Online

    Winter 2021

    POSC 1000U

    Political Science

    Online

    Winter 2021

    PSYC 1000U

    Introductory Psychology

    Online

    Winter 2021

    POSC 1200U

    Introduction to Democracy in Theory & Practice

    Online

    Winter 2021

    Elective

    Recommended elective options include; SSCI 1300U Social Problems, SSCI 1700U Reading our World, SSCI 1470U Impact of Science and Technology on Society, SSCI 1210U History of Science and Technology.

     

    Electives include any course for which a student:

    • has the required prerequisites;
    • that students are not precluded from taking by program restriction; and
    • that fits the student’s schedule.

    Upper-year students:
    If you have been admitted to upper year standing, please follow the program map for your program that is specified in the current undergraduate calendar or for further clarification, please consult your academic advising team via email.

  • Political Science - Advanced Entry

    The courses listed in the table below are required for your first year of study in the Political Science - Advanced Entry program:

    Semester 1 - 15 credit hours

    Course

    Course Title

    Instructional Method

    Fall 2020

    POSC 2200U

     Fundamentals of Policy Theory

    Online

    Fall 2020

    POSC 3000U

     Policy, Democracy and Governance

    Online

    Fall 2020

    SSCI 2900U

    Research Methods

    Online

    Fall 2020

    POSC 3501U

    Poverty and Public Policy

    Online

    Fall 2020

    One of:

    POSC 3100U

    POSC 3102U

     

    Political Economy of Global Development OR

    Race and Racism in Political Culture

    Online

    Semester 2 - 15 credit hours

    Course

    Course Title

    Instructional Method

    Winter 2021

    POSC 2000U

    Canadian Politics

    Online

    Winter 2021

    POSC 3800U

    Principles of Economics and Political Economy

    Online

    Winter 2021

    POSC 3300U

    Building Sustainable Communities

    Online

    Winter 2021

    POSC 3603U

    The Politics of Housing

    Online

    Winter 2021

    FSSH elective*

    Any year level

     

    *FSSH Electives include any course offered by the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (i.e. ALSU, COMM, CRMN, LBAT, LGLS, POSC, PSYC, SSCI and INDG 2000U).


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