First-Year Foundations


First-Year Foundation Seminars, First-Year Foundation Ones Programs, and the Vic One Hundred series enable new students to engage in academically rigorous discussions and develop strong written, oral, and teamwork skills in the process. These small classes are capped at 25 students, which helps ensure that all students are active participants in discussions and have the opportunity to build relationships with professors early on in their academic career. 

All newly-admitted, first-year students in the Faculty of Arts & Science can register for any of these courses, regardless of college affiliation or entry stream. Taught by some of the Faculty's leading scholars, the best researchers and teachers at U of T, First-Year Foundations focus on issues, questions and controversies surrounding a particular topic or theme.

Read below to learn more about First-Year Foundation Seminars, First-Year Foundation Ones Programs, and the Vic One Hundred series.  

(Please note: Some First-Year Foundation Ones Programs require an application, while you enrol in others during summer course selection. See details below.)