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European Union Studies Minor (Arts Program) - ASMIN1011

European Union Studies Minor (Arts Program) - ASMIN1011

Visit the European Studies Program website for more information about requirements, course offerings, and events: https://munkschool.utoronto.ca/ceres/study-at-ceres/.

Enrolment Requirements:

This is a limited enrolment program. Students must have completed 4.0 credits and meet the requirements listed below to enrol.

Completed courses (with minimum grades)
The following courses with the stated minimum grades are required:

  • 1.0 credit in HIS or POL courses at the 100-level with a final grade of 70%
Completion Requirements:

(4.0 credits, including at least 1.0 credit at the 300- or 400-level)

1. EUR200Y1
2. ( POL219H1, POL387H1)/ POL359Y1/​ ( POL358H1, POL359H1)
3. 2.0 credits in eligible elective courses listed in the European Studies Major


FAS Program Area: European Studies

Finance and Economics Specialist (BCom) - ASSPE2038

Finance and Economics Specialist (BCom) - ASSPE2038

Rotman Commerce at the University of Toronto offers an innovative curriculum combining studies in management, economics, and the liberal arts for an enriched professional undergraduate experience. The program explores the role of commerce in modern society while developing skill and confidence in analysis, effective communication, and decision making. The Rotman Commerce program offers a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree in three different specialist programs, Finance & Economics, Accounting, and Management.

All programs within the Bachelor of Commerce degree build on a common foundation of business and liberal arts courses. Rotman Commerce students specialize in one of three programs: Accounting, Finance and Economics, or Management. Each program combines courses in management and applied economics with a variety of advanced courses in the liberal arts and sciences. The balance assures graduates of a solid understanding of business and modern society along with a command of critical skills in decision-making and organizational leadership.

Rotman Commerce graduates frequently become economists, accountants, actuaries, financial analysts, marketing analysts, managers of firms and government, or proprietors of small businesses. Some Rotman Commerce students elect to undertake post-graduate studies in the form of further university education: law schools and MBA programs have been particularly favoured destinations of recent graduates.


Enrolment Requirements:

This is a limited enrolment program. Students must have completed 4.0 credits and meet the requirements listed below to enrol.

For students admitted to the Rotman Commerce admission category in Year 1:

Special Requirement

  • Students are admitted to Year 1 of the Faculty of Arts and Science in the Rotman Commerce admission category with an “admission guarantee.” Students admitted with the guarantee are invited to enroll in the program after first year, provided that the course and grade requirements below (i.e., Guaranteed Admission requirements) are met.
  • Failure to meet any of these requirements, or failure to complete all the required courses within the calendar year (assuming full-time studies), will result in losing the admission guarantee.

Completed courses (with minimum grades)
The following courses with the stated minimum grades are required:

Notes:

  • Students may repeat any of the required courses once, in order to attain the requisite mark. The repeated course(s) must be completed within the calendar year (as per the terms of the "guarantee"); as such, the repeated course(s) must be taken during either the Winter or Summer Session of first-year (i.e. a student may not extend the terms of their guarantee in order to attain the minimum marks).
  • Note that none of the required courses may be completed using the CR/NCR option.


For students NOT admitted to the Year 1 Rotman Commerce admission category:

Special Requirement

  • Students must complete the Rotman Commerce Supplemental Application in late April or May of each year.
  • All course admission requirements must be completed by May 1 to be eligible.
  • For information regarding admission to the program, contact Rotman Commerce at rc.admissions@utoronto.ca

Minimum Course Grades and Minimum Grade Average
A limited number of spaces in Rotman Commerce are available to Arts & Science students who were not admitted to first year with the Admission Guarantee.

Minimum grades in each listed course, combined with a minimum grade average in required courses, is needed for entry. The following courses with the stated minimum grades are required:

Admission will be based on marks and the Rotman Commerce Supplemental Application. Admission to Rotman Commerce is competitive. Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. An average of at least 73% in prerequisite courses is needed for admission consideration.

Notes:

  • If an Arts and Science student is admitted to Rotman Commerce, then MGT100H1 will be considered equivalent to RSM100H1.
Completion Requirements:

(15.0 credits)

First Year:

1. ( ECO101H1, ECO102H1), RSM100H1/​ MGT100H1

2. MAT133Y1/​( MAT135H1, MAT136H1)/ MAT137Y1/​ MAT157Y1

3. Students are strongly encouraged to take RSM219H1, RSM230H1 and RSM250H1 in their first year of study

4. Students are encouraged to take one course towards the Breadth Requirement in their first year of study.


Higher Years:

5. ECO204Y1/​ ECO206Y1; ECO208Y1/​ ECO209Y1; ECO220Y1/​ ECO227Y1/​( STA220H1, STA255H1)*/( STA237H1, STA238H1)/( STA257H1, STA261H1)

6. RSM219H1, RSM222H1, RSM230H1, RSM250H1, RSM260H1, RSM270H1

7. RSM330H1/​ RSM336H1, RSM332H1, RSM333H1, RSM392H1

8. Any 2.5 credits in 300+ ECO

9. 2.0 credits from: RSM430H1, RSM432H1, RSM433H1, RSM434H1, RSM435H1, RSM437H1, RSM439H1


*The combination of ( STA220H1, STA255H1) is considered equivalent to ECO220Y1 for the purposes of completing Rotman Commerce program requirements only. It is not considered equivalent by the department of Economics. Therefore ( STA220H1, STA255H1) will not count towards an ECO major nor will it count as a pre-requisite for 300+ level ECO courses where ECO220Y1 is required. Please consult the Rotman Commerce Program office if you are considering taking ( STA220H1, STA255H1) to complete your requirements.


Notes:

  • Students may enrol in only one Rotman Commerce Specialist.
  • Students must take a minimum of 8.0 credits in RSM and 8.0 credits in non-RSM courses. MGT100H1 is considered equivalent to RSM100H1 and counts as 0.5 credit in RSM courses towards this requirement.
  • The CR/NCR option cannot be used for any program completion requirements, including focus requirements and the 8.0 RSM credit requirement. Students may request to use the CR/NCR option for any RSM courses they take beyond their program requirements. Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis and require the approval of the Director, Rotman Commerce. Students may contact the Rotman Commerce Program office to make a request.

FAS Program Area: Rotman Commerce

Financial Economics Specialist (Science Program) - ASSPE2722

Financial Economics Specialist (Science Program) - ASSPE2722

Enrolment Requirements:

This is a limited enrolment program. Students must meet the requirements listed below to enrol.

A minimum grade is needed for entry, and this minimum changes each year depending on available spaces and the number of applicants. The following courses must be completed:

Completed courses (with minimum grades)
The following courses with the stated minimum grades are required:

ECO206Y1(80%)
ECO208Y1(80%)
ECO227Y1(80%)/( STA257H1(80%) and STA261H1(80%))

To ensure that students admitted to the program will be successful, applicants with a final grade lower than 80% will not be considered for admission. Please note that obtaining this minimum final grade does not guarantee admission to the program.

Special Requirement

• In order to apply for the Financial Economics Specialist Program, a student must first be enrolled in the Economics Major (ASMAJ1478). Upon acceptance to the Financial Economics Specialist Program, your Specialist enrolment will replace your Economics Major.
• Students enrolled in this program cannot be simultaneously enrolled in any other Economics program or the Environmental Economics minor.

Completion Requirements:

Program Course Requirements: 13.0 credits

First Year (2.0 credits):

  1. ( ECO101H1 and ECO102H1)/ ECO100Y1
  2. ( MAT135H1 and MAT136H1)/ MAT137Y1/​ MAT157Y1

Note: MAT133Y1 is not a suitable substitute for ( MAT135H1 and MAT136H1)/ MAT137Y1/​ MAT157Y1.

Second Year (Core Courses, 3.0 credits):

Third Year (Core Courses, 2.5 credits):

  1. ECO325H1, ECO326H1, ECO375H1
  2. ECO358H1, ECO359H1

Third Year and Higher (Electives, 5.5 credits, at least 1.0 credit at the 400-level):

  1. 1.0 credit from ECO349H1, ECO356H1, ECO440H5, ECO456H1, ECO461H1/​ECO460H5, ECO462H1/​ECO434H5, ECO463H1/​ECO463H5, ECO464H1, ECO465H1, ECO475H1
  2. 4.5 additional credits from 300+ level ECO courses

Notes:

  1. A minimum of 70% is required in ECO101H1 and ECO102H1 to meet prerequisites for specialist-level intermediate ECO courses ( ECO206Y1, ECO208Y1, ECO227Y1).
  2. Some required courses at upper-year levels may be offered only on the St. George or on the University of Toronto Mississauga campus in any given year. Students registered in this program at either campus may have to attend lectures on the other campus in such cases.
  3. MAT221H1/​ MAT223H1/​ MAT240H1 is recommended as preparation for ECO375H1. Students taking one of these MAT courses can have it count in lieu of a 0.5 300-level ECO course required for this program.
  4. ( MAT235Y1/​ MAT237Y1)/ ECO210H1 is strongly recommended for this program. Students taking one of these courses can have it count in lieu of 0.5 300-level course required for this program.
  5. ECO475H1 is strongly recommended.
  6. STA302H1/​ STA303H1 are not accepted in lieu of ECO375H1.
  7. CSC108H1/​ CSC148H1 (introductory programming) is strongly recommended for students interested in graduate studies.

FAS Program Area: Economics

Finnish Studies Major (Arts Program) - ASMAJ1089

Finnish Studies Major (Arts Program) - ASMAJ1089

Enrolment Requirements:

This is an open enrolment program. A student who has completed 4.0 credits may enrol in the program.

Completion Requirements:

(6.0 credits, with at least 2.0 credits at the 300+ level, including one 0.5 credit at the 400-level)

1. FIN100H1, FIN110H1
2. FIN200H1, FIN210H1
3. FIN300H1
4. 3.0 credits from the following: FIN225H1, FIN230H1, FIN235H1, FIN236H1, FIN238H1, FIN240H1, FIN250H1, FIN260H1, FIN270H1, FIN280H1, FIN305H11, FIN310H1, FIN320H1, FIN330H1, FIN340H1, FIN350H1, FIN360H1, FIN400H1, FIN410H1, FIN415H1, FIN420Y1, FIN430H1
5. 0.5 credit in Breadth Requirement Category 5: The Physical and Mathematical Universes, or another 0.5 credit approved by the program director, to fulfill the Quantitative Reasoning competency required in the program.


FAS Program Area: Finnish

Finnish Studies Minor (Arts Program) - ASMIN1089

Finnish Studies Minor (Arts Program) - ASMIN1089

Enrolment Requirements:

This is an open enrolment program. A student who has completed 4.0 credits may enrol in the program.

Completion Requirements:

(4.0 credits, including at least 1.0 credit at the 300+ level)

4.0 credits from FIN designated courses.


FAS Program Area: Finnish

Focus in Artificial Intelligence - ASFOC1689B

Focus in Artificial Intelligence - ASFOC1689B

(3.5 credits)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is aimed at understanding and replicating the computational processes underlying intelligent behaviour. These behaviours include the perception of one's environment, learning how that environment is structured, communicating with other agents, and reasoning to guide one's actions. This focus is designed to provide students with an introduction to some of the key scientific and technical ideas that have been developed in AI. There are four different sub-areas of AI represented in our department: Computer Vision, Computational Linguistics, Machine Learning, and Knowledge Representation and Reasoning. These areas cover a wide variety of ideas and techniques. Students wanting to achieve this focus are required to take courses from at least two of these sub-areas (as in point 2, below).

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the Computer Science Specialist Program (ASSPE1689).

Completion Requirements:

Required Courses:

  1. 1.0 credit from the following: CSC336H1, MAT235Y1/​ MAT237Y1/​ MAT257Y1, APM236H1, MAT224H1/​ MAT247H1, STA248H1/​ STA261H1, STA302H1, STA347H1
  2. 2.5 credits from the following, so that courses are from at least two of the four areas:
    1. CSC401H1, CSC485H1
    2. CSC320H1, CSC420H1
    3. CSC413H1/​ CSC421H1/​ CSC321H1, CSC311H1/​ CSC411H1, CSC412H1/​ STA414H1
    4. CSC304H1, CSC384H1, CSC486H1

Suggested Related Courses:

CSC324H1, COG250Y1, PSY270H1, PHL232H1, PHL342H1


FAS Program Area: Computer Science

Focus in Canadian Foreign & Security Relations (Major) - ASFOC1469A

Focus in Canadian Foreign & Security Relations (Major) - ASFOC1469A

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the International Relations Major is required for entry into the Focus.

Enrolment in this Focus is recommended after second year to guide choice of courses in the higher years. Please note normal course prerequisites will apply to all courses in the Focus.

Completion Requirements:

Note: this Focus requires completion of a 0.5 credit or more in addition to the 7.5 credits required for the International Relations Major.

(2.5 credits)

  1. HIS311Y1
  2. 1.5 credits chosen from the following list:
    HIS312H1, POL312Y1, HIS402H1, HIS405Y1, HIS429H1, HIS430H1, POL467H1, TRN409H1 (Canadian Defense Policy since the end of the Cold War), TRN409H1 (Nuclear Weapons and International Politics), TRN410H1, TRN419Y1, VIC476H1

Notes:

  • Focus courses meet the basic IRP inclusion standard of substantially and directly addressing relations between and among countries at the state or society level.
  • Students can request substitutions from the IRP Director
  • Not all courses may be available at all times without scheduling conflicts.

FAS Program Area: Trinity College

Focus in Canadian Foreign & Security Relations (Specialist) - ASFOC1469B

Focus in Canadian Foreign & Security Relations (Specialist) - ASFOC1469B

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the International Relations Specialist is required for entry into this Focus.

Enrolment in this Focus is recommended after second year to guide choice of courses in the higher years. Please note normal course prerequisites will apply to all courses in the Focus.

Completion Requirements:

(2.5 credits)

  1. HIS311Y1
  2. 1.5 credits chosen from the following list:
    HIS312H1, POL312Y1, HIS402H1, HIS405Y1, HIS429H1, HIS430H1, POL467H1, TRN409H1 (Canadian Defense Policy since the end of the Cold War), TRN409H1 (Nuclear Weapons and International Politics), TRN410H1, TRN419Y1, VIC476H1

Notes:

  • Focus courses meet the basic IRP inclusion standard of substantially and directly addressing relations between and among countries at the state or society level.
  • Students can request substitutions from the IRP Director
  • Not all courses may be available at all times without scheduling conflicts.

FAS Program Area: Trinity College

Focus in Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing - ASFOC1689C

Focus in Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing - ASFOC1689C

(4.0 credits)

How can we build and analyze systems that enable users to communicate with computers using human language (also called natural language) and automatically process the vast amounts of data on the web available in the form of text? The focus covers appropriate material on natural language interfaces, as well as tools such as document summarization, intelligent search over the web, and so on. Students considering this focus are encouraged to consider a Major in Linguistics. [Note 0.5 credit in LIN is in addition to the 12.0 credits required to complete the Specialist program]

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the Computer Science Specialist Program (ASSPE1689).

Completion Requirements:

Required Courses:

  1. CSC318H1
  2. CSC401H1, CSC485H1
  3. LIN101H1/​ LIN200H1
  4. 1.5 credits from the following: CSC309H1, CSC413H1/​ CSC421H1/​ CSC321H1, CSC311H1/​ CSC411H1, CSC428H1, CSC486H1
  5. 0.5 credit from the following: PSY100H1, COG250Y1

Suggested Related Courses:


Other relevant Computer Science courses, depending on the student's interests, include other courses in artificial intelligence such as CSC384H1 or CSC420H1. Linguistics, Psychology, and Cognitive Science are all directly relevant to this focus, and we recommend that interested students take additional courses from any or all of those disciplines.


FAS Program Area: Computer Science

Focus in Computer Systems - ASFOC1689F

Focus in Computer Systems - ASFOC1689F

(3.5 credits)

Software systems are complex and interesting. Poorly done systems can be incredibly expensive: they can cost society billions of dollars and sometimes make the difference between life and death. Rapid changes in technology and applications means that the underlying systems must continually adapt. This focus takes you under the covers of software systems, laying bare the layers and introducing you to concurrency issues, scalability, multiprocessor systems, distributed computing, and more.

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the Computer Science Specialist Program (ASSPE1689).

Completion Requirements:

Required Courses:

  1. CSC343H1, CSC367H1, CSC469H1
  2. 1.0 credit from the following: CSC358H1, CSC443H1, CSC458H1
  3. 1.0 credit from the following: CSC358H1/​ CSC458H1 (if not taken in list 2), CSC324H1, CSC385H1, CSC488H1

Suggested Related Courses:

  1. CSC301H1, CSC309H1, CSC410H1
  2. Relevant courses offered at UTM: CSC347H5, CSC423H5, CSC427H5
  3. Relevant courses offered by Engineering: ECE454H1, ECE568H1

FAS Program Area: Computer Science

Focus in Computer Vision - ASFOC1689D

Focus in Computer Vision - ASFOC1689D

(3.5 credits)

Computer vision is the science and technology of machines that can see. As a science, the goal of computer vision is to understand the computational processes required for a machine to come to an understanding of the content of a set of images. The data here may be a single snapshot, a video sequence, or a set of images from different viewpoints or provided by medical scanners.

The computer vision focus introduces students to the study of vision from a computational point of view. That is, we attempt to clearly define computational problems for various steps of the overall process, and then show how these problems can be tackled with appropriate algorithms.

Students who wish to pursue computer vision should have an understanding of linear algebra and calculus of several variables. Moreover, they should be solid programmers and have a good understanding of data structures and algorithm design. These basic tools are required in order to first pose computational vision problems, and then develop and test algorithms for the solution to those problems.

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the Computer Science Specialist Program (ASSPE1689).

Completion Requirements:

Required Courses:

  1. MAT235Y1/​ MAT237Y1/​ MAT257Y1, CSC320H1, CSC336H1, CSC311H1/​ CSC411H1, CSC420H1
  2. 0.5 credit from the following: CSC412H1, CSC417H1, CSC317H1/​ CSC418H1, CSC419H1, CSC2503H (Note: students must petition to take a graduate course.)

Suggested Related Courses:

The following are examples of topics and courses that fit naturally with a study of computational vision. The list is meant to be illustrative of the range of cognate topics, but is not necessarily complete. The ordering is alphabetical and not indicative of importance. Note: there are prerequisites for many of these courses that we do not list here.

APM462H1, COG250Y1, CSC384H1, CSC485H1, CSC486H1, ECE216H1, PHL232H1, PHY385H1, PSL440Y1, PSY270H1, PSY280H1, STA257H1/​ STA261H1


FAS Program Area: Computer Science

Focus in Data Analytics (Major) - ASFOC1478B

Focus in Data Analytics (Major) - ASFOC1478B

The Focus in Data Analytics (major) ensures that students gain proficiency in applied empirical economics. It provides students with hands-on exposure to the tools empirical economists use to build and analyze datasets - programming languages such as Python, and software programs to manage, statistically analyze, and visualize data such as Excel, GIS, Stata and R. The focus will also direct students to empirical economics courses that apply these tools in a wide variety of contexts.


Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the Economics Major program (ASMAJ1478) is required.

Completion Requirements:

(3.0 credits)

  1. CSC108H1/​ CSC148H1
  2. ECO225H1/​ GGR272H1
  3. ECO372H1
  4. 1.0 credit of 300+ ECO elective courses from: ECO310H1, ECO324H1, ECO334H1, ECO336H1, ECO337H1, ECO339H1, ECO340H1, ECO374H1, ECO375H1, ECO380H1
  5. At least 0.5 credit 400-level ECO course from: ECO401H1, ECO403H1, ECO404H1, ECO418H1, ECO439H1, ECO446H1, ECO464H1, ECO466H1, ECO475H1, ECO499H1

Special Topics courses may count towards completion requirements as indicated on the department's website.


FAS Program Area: Economics

Focus in Data Analytics (Specialist) - ASFOC1478A

Focus in Data Analytics (Specialist) - ASFOC1478A

Students in the Economics Specialist program who undertake a Focus in Data Analytics will gain advanced ability in applied empirical economics. The Focus (for specialists) provides students with hands-on exposure to the tools empirical economists use to build and analyze datasets - programming languages such as Python, and software programs to manage, statistically analyze, and visualize data such as Excel, GIS, Stata and R. The Specialist Focus will also direct students to required and elective empirical economics courses that apply these tools in a wide variety of contexts.


Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the Economics Specialist program (ASSPE1478) is required.

Completion Requirements:

(5.0 credits)

  1. CSC108H1/​ CSC148H1
  2. ECO225H1/​ GGR272H1
  3. ECO372H1
  4. ECO374H1
  5. ECO475H1
  6. 2.0 credits of 300+ ECO elective courses from: ECO310H1, ECO324H1, ECO334H1, ECO336H1, ECO337H1, ECO339H1, ECO340H1, ECO380H1 (or the 400-level courses listed below (#7))
  7. 0.5 credit 400-level ECO course from: ECO401H1, ECO403H1, ECO404H1, ECO418H1, ECO439H1, ECO446H1, ECO464H1, ECO466H1, ECO499H1

Special Topics courses may count towards completion requirements as indicated on the department's website.


FAS Program Area: Economics

Focus in Data Science in Business

Focus in Data Science in Business

This is a focus in data science in business that can be taken as part of any of the 3 specialists (Management, Accounting, and Finance & Economics) in the Rotman Commerce program. It requires taking 1.0 credit of required courses in programming and data analytics tools and then allows students to choose 1.5 credits of elective courses applying these tools to various areas in management and economics.

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in one of the following Bachelor of Commerce Specialist programs is required:

  • Management Specialist (Focus ASFOC2431G)
  • Accounting Specialist (Focus ASFOC2676A)
  • Finance & Economics Specialist (Focus ASFOC2038A)
Completion Requirements:

This focus requires the completion of 2.5 credits.

  1. 0.5 credit in Programming: CSC108H1/​ CSC148H1
  2. 0.5 credit in Data Science Tools: RSM338H1 (formerly RSM316H1)/ RSM358H1 (formerly RSM313H1)
  3. 1.5 credits from the following courses: ECO225H1, ECO372H1, ECO374H1, ECO375H1, ECO464H1, ECO475H1, RSM326H1, RSM384H1 (formerly RSM314H1), RSM456H1, RSM470H1, and any data science-themed RSM special topics course and RSM Summer Abroad course as determined by the Director of Rotman Commerce.

Alternative courses may be substituted with the prior approval of the Director, Rotman Commerce. Contact the Rotman Commerce Program office for more information.


FAS Program Area: Rotman Commerce

Focus in Finance - ASFOC2431B

Focus in Finance - ASFOC2431B

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the Management Specialist Program (ASSPE2431).

Completion Requirements:

This Focus requires the completion of 2.5 credits.

  1. Complete 1.0 credit from the following courses: RSM330H1/​ RSM336H1, RSM433H1, RSM435H1
  2. Complete 1.5 credits from the remaining course in requirement 1 and the following courses: RSM329H1, RSM338H1, RSM429H1, RSM430H1, RSM432H1, RSM434H1, RSM435H1, RSM437H1, RSM438H1, RSM439H1 and any finance-themed RSM special topics and RSM Summer Abroad courses as determined by the Director of Rotman Commerce.

Alternative courses may be substituted with the prior approval of the Director, Rotman Commerce. Contact the Rotman Commerce Program office for more information.


FAS Program Area: Rotman Commerce

Focus in Financial Statement Analysis - ASFOC2431E

Focus in Financial Statement Analysis - ASFOC2431E

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the Management Specialist Program (ASSPE2431).

Completion Requirements:

This Focus requires the completion of 3.0 credits.

  1. Complete 1.0 credit of required courses: RSM220H1/​ RSM329H1, RSM429H1
  2. Complete 2.0 credits from the following courses: RSM221H1, RSM323H1, RSM324H1, RSM326H1, RSM327H1, RSM328H1, RSM420H1, RSM425H1, RSM428H1, RSM470H1 and any accounting-themed RSM special topics and RSM Summer Abroad courses as determined by the Director of Rotman Commerce.

Alternative courses may be substituted with the prior approval of the Director, Rotman Commerce. Contact the Rotman Commerce Program office for more information.


FAS Program Area: Rotman Commerce

Focus in Game Design - ASFOC1689G

Focus in Game Design - ASFOC1689G

(3.0 credits)

Video game design combines several disciplines within computer science, including software engineering, graphics, artificial intelligence, and human-computer interaction. It also incorporates elements of economics, psychology, music, and creative writing, requiring video game researchers to have a diverse, multidisciplinary set of skills.

Students who wish to pursue video game design should have an understanding of linear algebra (for computer graphics modelling), computer hardware and operating systems (for console architecture), data structures, and algorithm design. Students will gain a general knowledge of the more advanced topics listed in the courses below.

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the Computer Science Specialist Program (ASSPE1689).

Completion Requirements:

FAS Program Area: Computer Science

Focus in Green Chemistry

Focus in Green Chemistry

The Focus in Green Chemistry provides students with the opportunity to emphasize green chemistry as part of any chemistry specialist or major program they are enrolled in. An understanding of green chemistry principles is integral to meeting several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs: https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals), particularly those centered around affordable energy, climate action, clean water and sanitation, responsible consumption and production, and good well-being. As such, green chemistry broadly concerns the design and redesign of products and processes to reduce their impact on human health and the environment. This focus will be attractive to students who wish to combine courses that cover principles of toxicology, reaction metrics, safer chemicals/solvents, pollution prevention/recycling, catalysis, and energy efficiency.

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in one of the following programs is required:

  • Chemistry Major (Focus ASFOC1376A)
  • Chemistry Specialist (Focus ASFOC1376B)
  • Biological Chemistry Specialist (Focus ASFOC1995A)
  • Synthetic & Catalytic Chemistry Specialist (Focus ASFOC1377A)
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry Specialist (Focus ASFOC1211A)
  • Chemical Physics Specialist (Focus ASFOC0600A)
  • Materials Science Specialist (Focus ASFOC2424A)
  • Environmental Chemistry Major (Focus ASFOC2543A)
  • Environmental Chemistry Specialist (Focus ASFOC2543B)
Completion Requirements:

FAS Program Area: Chemistry

Focus in Human-Computer Interaction - ASFOC1689H

Focus in Human-Computer Interaction - ASFOC1689H

(6.5 credits)

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is the scientific study of the use of computers by people and the design discipline that informs the creation of systems and software that are useful, usable, and enjoyable for the people who use them. HCI students have exciting opportunities for research and graduate school; HCI professionals often have jobs with titles such as user interface architect, user interface specialist, interaction designer, or usability engineer. [Note 3.5 FCEs in SOC & PSY are in addition to the 12.0 credits required to complete the Specialist program]

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the Computer Science Specialist Program (ASSPE1689).

Completion Requirements:

Required Courses:

  1. CSC300H1, CSC301H1, CSC318H1, CSC428H1
  2. ( SOC100H1, SOC150H1)/ SOC101Y1, SOC202H1, SOC204H1/​ SOC200H1, SOC252H1/​ SOC254H1/​ SOC302H1 [To enrol in restricted SOC courses, please contact the CS Undergraduate Office in the July preceding the academic year in which you plan to take the course]
  3. 1.0 credit from the following: CSC309H1, CSC320H1, CSC321H1, CSC343H1, CSC384H1, CSC401H1, CSC404H1, CSC418H1, CSC485H1, CSC490H1/​491H1
  4. PSY100H1, PSY270H1/​ PSY280H1

Suggested Related Courses:

  1. CSC454H1, CSC290H1
  2. At least one 0.5 credit in Human Factors or Ergonomics offered by the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, such as MIE240H1, MIE343H1, MIE344H1, MIE448H1, or MIE449H1. Human factors is a discipline closely associated with human-computer interaction that approaches problems in slightly different ways.
  3. ENV281H1, ENV381H1
  4. IRE260H1

FAS Program Area: Computer Science

Focus in International Business (UofT Global Scholar) - ASFOC2431F

Focus in International Business (UofT Global Scholar) - ASFOC2431F

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the Management Specialist Program (ASSPE2431).

Completion Requirements:

This Focus requires the completion of 2.5 credits.

  1. Complete 1.5 credit from: RSM437H1, RSM480H1, RSM490H1, ECO324H1, ECO364H1, ECO365H1, ECO419H1
  2. Complete 1.0 credit from either the remaining courses in requirement 1 or the following: HIS267H1, RSM370H1, RSM461H1, RSM462H1, RSM470H1, RSM481H1, RSM491H1, ECO341H1, ECO342H1, ECO362H1, ECO403H1, ECO406H1, ECO435H1, ECO451H1, any RSM Summer Abroad course, any language course at the 200+ level and any international business-themed RSM special topics courses as determined by the Director of Rotman Commerce. Transfer credits from participation in an international exchange may count up to 1.0 credit towards this requirement.

Alternative courses may be substituted with the prior approval of the Director, Rotman Commerce. Contact the Rotman Commerce Program office for more information.


FAS Program Area: Rotman Commerce

Focus in International Economy (Specialist) - ASFOC1469C

Focus in International Economy (Specialist) - ASFOC1469C

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the International Relations Specialist is required for entry into this Focus.

Enrolment in this Focus is recommended after second year to guide choice of courses in the higher years. Please note normal course prerequisites will apply to all courses in the Focus.

Completion Requirements:

(2.5 credits)

  1. ECO341H1
  2. ECO342H1
  3. 1.5 credits chosen from the following list:
    ECO362H1, ECO364H1, ECO365H1, ECO368H1, GGR326H1, POL361H1, POL362H1, GGR344H1/​ POL372H1, ECO403H1, ECO419H1, ECO459H1, ECO465H1, GGR418H1, GGR430H1, HIS417H1, POL411H1, POL435H1, POL477H1

Notes:

  • Focus courses meet the basic IRP inclusion standard of substantially and directly addressing relations between and among countries at the state or society level.
  • Students can request substitutions from the IRP Director
  • Not all courses may be available at all times without scheduling conflicts.

FAS Program Area: Trinity College

Focus in International Law & Human Rights (Major) - ASFOC1469D

Focus in International Law & Human Rights (Major) - ASFOC1469D

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the International Relations Major is required for entry into the Focus.

Enrolment in this Focus is recommended after second year to guide choice of courses in the higher years. Please note normal course prerequisites will apply to all courses in the Focus.

Completion Requirements:

Note: this Focus requires completion of a 0.5 credit or more in addition to the 7.5 credits required for the International Relations Major.

(2.5 credits)

  1. POL340Y1
  2. 1.5 FCE chosen from the following list:
    ECO320H1, HIS338H1, HIS361H1, HIS397H1, POL324H1, GGR419H1, HIS411H1, HIS465Y1, HIS470H1, HIS487H1, HIS493H1, POL412H1, POL456Y1, POL457Y1, POL469H1, TRN421Y1

Notes:

  • Focus courses meet the basic IRP inclusion standard of substantially and directly addressing relations between and among countries at the state or society level.
  • Students can request substitutions from the IRP Director
  • Not all courses may be available at all times without scheduling conflicts.

FAS Program Area: Trinity College

Focus in International Law & Human Rights (Specialist) - ASFOC1469E

Focus in International Law & Human Rights (Specialist) - ASFOC1469E

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the International Relations Specialist is required for entry into this Focus.

Enrolment in this Focus is recommended after second year to guide choice of courses in the higher years. Please note normal course prerequisites will apply to all courses in the Focus.

Completion Requirements:

(2.5 credits)

  1. POL340Y1
  2. 1.5 credits chosen from the following list:
    ECO320H1, HIS338H1, HIS361H1, HIS397H1, POL324H1, GGR419H1, HIS411H1, HIS465Y1, HIS470H1, HIS487H1, HIS493H1, POL412H1, POL456Y1, POL457Y1, POL469H1, TRN421Y1

Notes:

  • Focus courses meet the basic IRP inclusion standard of substantially and directly addressing relations between and among countries at the state or society level.
  • Students can request substitutions from the IRP Director
  • Not all courses may be available at all times without scheduling conflicts.

FAS Program Area: Trinity College

Focus in Law and History (Major) - ASFOC0652B

Focus in Law and History (Major) - ASFOC0652B

The Focus in Law and History gives students the critical skill-set to interrogate the ‘force of law’, not only in the sense of law as enforced, but also as a vehicle of cultural, social, and economic knowledge. Importantly, it will ask students to interrogate assumptions of what counts as law across time and space. At the core of this Focus to the Major are fundamental questions of both law and society: Who has law? What does (or should) it look like? Who decides? What sorts of critical histories can be written from and about legal archives that span time, space, and language tradition?

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the History Major is required.

Completion Requirements:

3.0 credits

  1. Methodological Training Requirement: HIS268H1: Law and History.
  2. Law and History Focus Enrichment: 2.5 credits from the following list, including at least 1.0 credit at the 300+ level.

    HIS101Y1, HIS230H1, HIS231H1, HIS283Y1, HIS303H1, HIS308H1, HIS357Y1, HIS379H1, HIS390H1, HIS391Y1, HIS397H1, HIS419H1, HIS424H1, HIS438H1, HIS443H1, HIS470H1, HIS493H1, JHN323H1

    Some offerings of HIS389H1, HIS466H1 and HIS496H1 may also count towards this focus. Check with the department for current offerings.

Up to a 0.5 credit from non-HIS courses may be substituted for requirement 2, with permission of the department. Substitutions will be reviewed based on a copy of the course syllabus.


FAS Program Area: History

Focus in Law and History (Specialist) - ASFOC0652A

Focus in Law and History (Specialist) - ASFOC0652A

The Focus in Law and History gives students the critical skill-set to interrogate the ‘force of law’, not only in the sense of law as enforced, but also as a vehicle of cultural, social, and economic knowledge. Importantly, it will ask students to interrogate assumptions of what counts as law across time and space. At the core of this Focus to the Major are fundamental questions of both law and society: Who has law? What does (or should) it look like? Who decides? What sorts of critical histories can be written from and about legal archives that span time, space, and language tradition?

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the History Specialist is required.

Completion Requirements:

3.0 credits

  1. Methodological Training Requirement: HIS268H1: Law and History.
  2. Law and History Focus Enrichment: 2.5 credits from the following list, including at least 1.0 credit at the 300+ level.

    HIS101Y1, HIS230H1, HIS231H1, HIS283Y1, HIS303H1, HIS308H1, HIS357Y1, HIS379H1, HIS390H1, HIS391Y1, HIS397H1, HIS419H1, HIS424H1, HIS438H1, HIS443H1, HIS470H1, HIS493H1, JHN323H1

    Some offerings of HIS389H1, HIS466H1 and HIS496H1 may also count towards this focus. Check with the department for current offerings.

Up to a 0.5 credit from non-HIS courses may be substituted for requirement 2, with permission of the department. Substitutions will be reviewed based on a copy of the course syllabus.


FAS Program Area: History

Focus in Leadership in Organizations - ASFOC2431C

Focus in Leadership in Organizations - ASFOC2431C

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the Management Specialist Program (ASSPE2431).

Completion Requirements:

This Focus requires the completion of 2.5 credits.

  1. Complete 1.0 credit from the following courses: RSM361H1, RSM461H1, RSM462H1, RSM463H1, RSM464H1, RSM465H1
  2. Complete 1.5 credits from remaining courses in requirement 1, or the following courses: RSM340H1, RSM341H1/​ RSM470H1, RSM362H1, RSM405H1, RSM466H1, RSM496H1, and any leadership in organizations-themed RSM special topics and RSM Summer Abroad courses as determined by the Director of Rotman Commerce.

Alternative courses may be substituted with the prior approval of the Director, Rotman Commerce. Contact the Rotman Commerce Program office for more information.


FAS Program Area: Rotman Commerce

Focus in Marketing - ASFOC2431A

Focus in Marketing - ASFOC2431A

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the Management Specialist Program (ASSPE2431).

Completion Requirements:

This Focus requires completion of 2.5 credits.

  1. Complete 1.5 credits of the following required courses: RSM251H1/​ RSM350H1, RSM352H1, RSM353H1
  2. Complete 1.0 credit from the following: RSM355H1, RSM358H1, RSM450H1, RSM454H1, RSM455H1, RSM456H1, RSM457H1, RSM458H1, RSM459H1, RSM470H1 and any marketing-themed RSM special topics and RSM Summer Abroad courses as determined by the Director of Rotman Commerce.

Alternative courses may be substituted with the prior approval of the Director, Rotman Commerce. Contact the Rotman Commerce Program office for more information.


FAS Program Area: Rotman Commerce

Focus in Medical Anthropology (Major: General) - ASFOC1775A

Focus in Medical Anthropology (Major: General) - ASFOC1775A

This focus enables students in the Anthropology Major (General) ASMAJ1775 to identify courses pertaining to Medical Anthropology across the discipline’s social science and science fields and receive formal acknowledgement for completing a suite of health-related anthropology courses.

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the Anthropology Major (General) is required.

Completion Requirements:

2.5 credits (total)

1. 0.5 credit from ANT205H1 or ANT208H1

2. 2.0 credit from: ANT345H1, ANT348H1, ANT358H1, ANT435H1, ANT458H1, ANT460H1, ANT474H1, ANT476H1, JAR301H1.

Health related Special Topics courses may be chosen when offered at the third or fourth year levels.


FAS Program Area: Anthropology

Focus in Medical Anthropology (Major: Society, Culture and Language) - ASFOC2112A

Focus in Medical Anthropology (Major: Society, Culture and Language) - ASFOC2112A

This focus enables students in the Anthropology Major (Society, Culture and Language) ASMAJ2112 to identify courses pertaining to Medical Anthropology from a sociocultural perspective and receive formal acknowledgement for completing a suite of health-related anthropology courses.

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the Anthropology Major (Society, Culture, and Language) is required.

Completion Requirements:

2.5 credits (total)

1. ANT205H1

2. 2.0 credits from: ANT208H1, ANT345H1, ANT348H1, ANT358H1, ANT435H1, ANT458H1, ANT460H1, ANT474H1, ANT476H1, JAR301H1

Health related Special Topics courses may be chosen when offered at the third or fourth year levels.


FAS Program Area: Anthropology

Focus in Medical Anthropology (Specialist: Society, Culture and Language) - ASFOC2112B

Focus in Medical Anthropology (Specialist: Society, Culture and Language) - ASFOC2112B

This focus enables students in the Anthropology Specialist (Society, Culture, and Language) ASSPE2112, to identify courses pertaining to Medical Anthropology (Health) and receive formal acknowledgement for completing a suite of health-related anthropology courses.

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in the Anthropology Specialist (Society, Culture, and Language) is required.

Completion Requirements:

3.5 credits (total)

1. ANT205H1

2. 3.0 credits from: ANT208H1, ANT345H1, ANT348H1, ANT358H1, ANT435H1, ANT458H1, ANT460H1, ANT474H1, ANT476H1, JAR301H1

Health related Special Topics courses may be chosen when offered at the third or fourth year levels.


FAS Program Area: Anthropology