Victoria College


Faculty List

Professors Emeriti
V. Falkenheim, PhD
M. Nyquist, PhD

Professors
K.R. Bartlett, MA, PhD
M. Chazan, MPhil, PhD
G. E. Clarke, MA, PhD
R. Comay, PhD
D.B. Cook, MA, PhD
R. Davidson, MA, PhD
A. Esterhammer, PhD, FRSC
P.W. Gooch, MA, PhD
E.-L. Jagoe, MA, PhD
E. Jennings, MA, PhD, FRSC (Distinguished Professor)
I. Kalmar, MA, PhD
E.M. Kavaler, MA, PhD
C. Knappett, PhD
A. Most, MA, PhD
H. Murray, PhD
A. Sakaki, MA, PhD
A. Shternshis, PhD
P. Stevens, MA, PhD, FRSC
N. Terpstra, PhD, FRSC

Associate Professors
K. Derry, MA, PhD
C. James, MA, PhD
A. Komaromi, MA, PhD
C. Krmpotich, MA, DPhil
S. Lee, PhD
A. McQuibban, PhD (James and Anne Nethercott Professor)
I. Mihalache, PhD
A. Motsch, PhD
T. Reynolds, MTS, PhD
W. Robins, MPhil, PhD
A. Walkden, MPhil, PhD

Associate Professors, Teaching Stream
E. Istrate, BASc, PhD
M. Scarci, PhD
S. Ross, PhD
A. Sol, PhD (Blake C. Goldring Professor)
I. Wells, PhD
N. Wigg-Stevenson, MDiv, MA, PhD

Assistant Professors
C. Battershil, PhD
Y. Cleovoulou, MA, PhD
S. Dowling, MA, PhD
R. Kijima, PhD
E. Lockhart, MPhil, PhD
N. Naga, MA

Assistant Professors, Teaching Stream
H. Barseghyan, PhD
J. Forgie, PhD
P. Granata, PhD
J. Hamilton-Diabo, MDiv (June Callwood Professor of Social Justice)
S. Johal, LLB (David and Anne Wilson Professor of Public Policy)
E. Koester, LLB, PhD
M. LaFosse, PhD
A. Lawless, MA, PhD
C. Lewis, PhD
G.L. Newsome, MMus
J. Papayiannis, MA, PhD
C. Sutton, MA, MA, PhD
S. Yeung, PhD

Visiting Professors and Special Lecturers
W. Cecil BA, LLD
J. Faflak, MA, PhD
D. Wright, BSc, MBA (Kenneth and Patricia Taylor Distinguished Professor of Foreign Affairs)
K. Wynne, MA, MEd (Hon. Newton W. Rowell Professor)

Introduction

Victoria College (Vic) is committed to providing students with a personal and inclusive university experience inside and outside the classroom. This is an environment where students and faculty are engaged in building a community that welcomes diversity, embraces creativity, and is energized by challenge.

At Vic, we nurture a close-knit learning environment from the very beginning of your academic career. Our distinctive first-year offerings include the award-winning Vic One program and the Vic One Hundred series of first-year foundations seminars. Every first-year Victoria College student takes at least one small seminar course. You will experience here the academic advantages of being a student at one of Canada’s leading research universities combined with the intimacy of a small liberal arts college.

More information is found on the Victoria College website.

Vic One

Victoria College offers first-year Arts and Science students an opportunity for a unique educational experience that draws upon the College’s history and identity. Eight streams are available in this foundation year program, known as Vic One. These small seminar courses feature lively discussion and dialogue, and are enriched by weekly plenary sessions with dynamic professors, artists, scientists, writers, ambassadors and other public figures.

Two required courses in each stream are seminar courses given by faculty of Victoria College. They have a limited enrolment of 25 students in each class. A third co-requisite course is listed with each course description. Students who have questions about their Vic One co-requisite course must contact the Vic One Liaison Officer at vic.one@utoronto.ca.

Vic One enrolment requires an application that is found on the Vic One website (www.vic.utoronto.ca). All first-year students in the Faculty of Arts and Science (St. George campus), regardless of college membership, are eligible for admission to Vic One. Admission decisions are based on extra-curricular activities, a short original essay and the student’s entering grades.

Vic One Hundred: First Year Seminars

Vic One Hundred offers first-year Arts and Science students the opportunity to experience stimulating themes and big ideas in a small class environment. These limited enrolment courses facilitate close contact with distinguished teaching faculty and fellow students, while providing an excellent foundation for future studies.

Combined Degree Programs (CDP) offered with Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)

  • Combined Degree Program in HBA/HBSc and Master of Teaching (MT) (Victoria College and OISE)
  • Combined Degree Program in HBA/HBSc and Master of Arts, Child Study and Education (MA-CSE) (Victoria College and OISE)

Students enrolled in the Minor in Education and Society may apply for one of these Combined Degree Programs. For details about application and program requirements, see the Combined Degree Programs section.

Creativity and Society Program

The Minor in Creativity and Society allows students to develop creative and communicative proficiency by taking part in workshop-style courses in fiction, non-fiction, drama or poetry writing and/or creative expression through aural and visual media. Students will also explore the reciprocal relationship of the creative arts and society by studying social issues in the arts, the influence of writers and artists on society, and the impact of society and the marketplace on creative endeavours. Courses explore such topics as the arts and public opinion; reception and interpretation; marketing and reviewing; censorship and criticism; ethics and accountability. This program fosters the exercise of creativity while making the relationship of creative expression and social conditions a subject for reflection and dialogue.

Education and Society Program

The Education and Society (E&S) Minor program provides students with opportunities to develop their understanding of the reciprocal relationship between social, cultural, historical, and political contexts of education. Conceived as an interdisciplinary Minor program, E&S targets students from a broad array of Major and Specialist programs with interests in education, teaching, curriculum development, learning, child development, social justice, and international education. The Minor program provides strong background for admission to a teacher education program and is required for admission to the Combined Degree Programs with OISE (Master of Teaching, and MA in Child Study and Education; separate application required).

Literature and Critical Theory Program

The Literature and Critical Theory program will attract students who are interested in exploring and generating links between literature and historical, cultural, political, social, and psychological forces. The program trains students to think about how problems of the present are tied to those of the past, and to consider critically how we both represent this past and imagine possible futures. Students will be engaged in the practice of close, contextualized analyses of literary texts and other discursive forms, including artefacts, institutions and social practices, originating in different languages, geographical locations, and historical periods.

Literary production, like all forms of cultural production, invariably exceeds the boundaries of the nation, and increasingly so in today’s globalized world. The boundaries between various cultural media are similarly porous, and the aesthetic values by which we identify, judge, and classify literary and cultural objects are historically shaped. For these reasons, students will be encouraged to study in more than one language and to work with a variety of media. Our courses explore literary and cultural movements across languages, geographical regions, epochs, media, and disciplines.

Material Culture and Semiotics Program

What does it mean to live in a “material world”? What might we learn from studying the signs that surround us? In an increasingly consumer-oriented, globalized and digital age, how do objects and signs express the longstanding beliefs and values of different societies? The Minor in Material Culture and Semiotics is a unique, future-oriented program of study that combines the study of objects such as historical artifacts, works of art, consumer products, technology and built structures with semiotics – the science of signs, sense-making, and cultural interpretation. Courses examine the meanings people invest in their things, across cultures and time periods, and consider processes of production, consumption, invention, exchange, use, re-use, divestment, disposal, collection, and exhibition. Material Culture and Semiotics thus offers an interdisciplinary space in which to understand contemporary and emerging society through engagement with historical and theoretical perspectives on human behaviour and meaning-making. Students have the opportunity to participate in an internship course with a placement in a museum, gallery, library, archive, cultural institutions, or creative design and advertising-oriented businesses. The Minor is designed to complement programs in such disciplines as Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, History, Book and Media Studies, and History of Science and Technology and to prepare students for careers in such fields as museums and cultural institutions, marketing and advertising, communications, journalism, and education.

Renaissance Studies Program

The Renaissance Studies Program lets you study one of the most critical periods in European and world history. Changes in art and literature, in social and political development, and in technology and science transformed European concepts of the individual, society, and the world.

Many aspects of our modern world had their origin in this period: our emphasis on the study of human affairs; our irrepressible interest in the exploration of the universe, in science, and in medicine; the institutions of church and state as we know them today. The Renaissance is also a period of unparalleled European contacts with non-European civilizations – from the powerful Islamic world of the Near East and North Africa to the great pre-Columbian civilizations of the Americas, from the uncharted forests of equatorial Africa to the exotic lands of the Indian subcontinent and the Far East, nothing seemed too distant or too inaccessible for the European mind or merchant.

This interdisciplinary program is particularly attractive to students of history, politics, literature, fine art, history of science, music and theatre, because it assembles aspects of all these studies to focus on one seminal period.

Science, Technology, and Society Program

The influence of scientific research and its applications is evident in virtually all aspects of modern life, from our conception of societal obligation and familial relations, to our interaction with the commonplace materials and objects we use to sustain ourselves. However, scientific and technological development is in turn affected by and shaped by politics, public opinion, moral beliefs and cultural practices.

Courses in this program explore topics such as ethical uses of technology, scientific revolutions and controversies, science-related policy and politics, modeling and communication of scientific research, and knowledge transfer from research to commercial and societal applications. Science, Technology, and Society is co-sponsed by Victoria College and the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. 

Note Regarding Changes to Completion Requirements and Program Name for the Creative Expression and Society Minor

Effective for students enrolling in the program after the Fall/Winter 2023-24 session, the renamed Creativity and Society Minor (ASMIN2750) will replace the Creative Expression and Society Minor (ASMIN2741). Students who applied to the Creativity and Society Minor (ASMIN2750) after the Fall/Winter 2023-24 session follow the enrolment and completion requirements of the modified program as published in the 2023-24 Arts & Science Academic Calendar.

Students who enrolled in the Creative Expression and Society Minor (ASMIN2741) by September 20, 2023 will be able to complete the requirements as published in the 2022-23 Arts & Science Academic Calendar. Consult Victoria College for more information.

Victoria College Programs

Literature and Critical Theory Specialist in the Comparative Literature Stream (Arts Program) - ASSPE1026

Enrolment Requirements:

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

Completion Requirements:

(12.0 credits, no more than 1.0 credit at the 100-level, at least 4.0 credits at the 300+ level including 1.0 credit at the 400-level)

1. First year in program: LCT202Y1
2. First or second year in program: LCT203H1, LCT205H1
3. 3.5 credits from VIC162H1, VIC163H1, VIC167H1, VIC184H1, VIC190Y1, LCT204H1, LCT301H1, LCT302H1, LCT303H1, LCT304H1, LCT305H1, LCT306H1, LCT307H1, LCT308H1, LCT401H1/​ LCT401Y1, LCT403H1, LCT494H1/​ ​ LCT494Y1.
4. LCT402H1
5. 6.0 credits in languages or literatures drawn from other departments, of which:

  • at least 4.0 credits must involve reading texts in a language other than English,

  • at least 2.0 credits must be at the 300+ level.

Literature and Critical Theory Specialist in the Cultural Theory Stream (Arts Program) - ASSPE1023

Enrolment Requirements:

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

Completion Requirements:

(12.0 credits, no more than 1.0 credit at the 100-level, at least 4.0 credits at the 300+ level including 1.0 credit at the 400-level)

  1. First year in program: LCT202Y1
  2. First or second year in program: LCT203H1, LCT205H1
  3. 3.5 credits from VIC162H1, VIC163H1, VIC167H1, VIC184H1, VIC190Y1, LCT204H1, LCT301H1, LCT302H1, LCT303H1, LCT304H1, LCT305H1, LCT306H1, LCT307H1, LCT308H1, LCT401H1/​ LCT401Y1, LCT403H1, LCT494H1/​​ LCT494Y1
  4. LCT402H1
  5. 4.0 credits in ONE other discipline offered within the Faculty of Arts & Science – African Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Caribbean Studies, Cinema Studies, Classics, Critical Studies in Equity and Solidarity, Drama, East Asian Studies, History, Music, Political Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, and other departments as approved by the program coordinator.
  6. 2.0 credits in courses where the primary language of study is not English, including at least 1.0 credit at the 300+ level.

Renaissance Studies Specialist (Arts Program) - ASSPE0532

Enrolment Requirements:

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

Completion Requirements:

(10.0 credits, no more than 1.0 credit at the 100-level, at least 4.0 credits at the 300+ level including 1.0 credit at the 400-level):

  1. ( REN240H1 and REN244H1/​ REN245H1)/ REN240Y1
  2. 2.5 credits from: VIC114H1, VIC141H1, VIC142H1, VIC196H1, REN241H1, REN242H1, REN338H1, REN340H1, REN341H1, REN342H1, REN343H1, REN344H1, REN345H1, REN346H1, REN347H1, REN348Y0, REN349H1/​​ REN349Y1, REN392H1/​​ REN392Y1, REN441H1, REN442H1, REN449H1/​​ REN449Y1, REN492H1/​​ REN492Y1
  3. 1.0 credit in Literature from: ENG220H1, ENG302Y1, ENG303H1, ENG331H1, ENG335H1; FRE319H1, FRE320H1; ITA198H1, ITA200H1, ITA300H1, ITA312H1, ITA332H1, ITA356Y0, ITA357Y0, ITA370H1, ITA400H1, ITA420H1, ITA431H1; LCT203H1; SPA352H1, SPA354H1, SPA368H1, SPA454H1, or another course approved by the program coordinator.
  4. 1.0 credit in History from: HIS243H1, HIS291H1, HIS293H1, HIS308H1, HIS309H1, HIS327H1, HIS333H1, HIS355H1, HIS357Y1, HIS357Y0, HIS373H1, HIS368H1, HIS390H1, HIS403H1, HIS438H1, HIS442H1, HIS443H1, or another course approved by the program coordinator.
  5. 1.0 credit in Art History from: FAH230H1, FAH231H1, FAH330H1, FAH331H1, FAH335H1, FAH337H1, FAH338H1, FAH340H1, FAH341H1, FAH370H1, FAH371H1, FAH393Y0, FAH430H1, FAH433H1, FAH434H1, FAH436H1, FAH440H1, FAH470H1, or another course approved by the program coordinator.
  6. 1.0 credit in a Research Course (a 299Y1, 399Y1, on a Renaissance Studies topic, or REN392H1/​ REN392Y1, REN492H1/​ REN492Y1)
  7. 2.0 credits in a language relevant to Renaissance Studies – French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Latin, German (only 1.0 credit may be at the introductory level).
  8. REN440H1

Literature and Critical Theory Major in the Comparative Literature Stream (Arts Program) - ASMAJ1026

Enrolment Requirements:

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

Completion Requirements:

(7.0 credits, no more than 1.0 credit at the 100-level, at least 2.0 credits at the 300+ level including a 0.5 credit at the 400-level)

1. First year in program: LCT202Y1
2. First or second year in program: LCT203H1 and LCT205H1
3. 2.5 credits from VIC162H1, VIC163H1, VIC167H1, VIC184H1, VIC190Y1, LCT204H1, LCT301H1, LCT302H1, LCT303H1, LCT304H1, LCT305H1, LCT306H1, LCT307H1, LCT308H1, LCT401H1/​ LCT401Y1, LCT403H1, LCT494H1/​ ​ LCT494Y1
4. LCT402H1
5. 2.0 credits in languages or literatures drawn from other departments, that involve reading texts in a language other than English. At least 1.0 credit must be at the 300+ level.

Literature and Critical Theory Major in the Cultural Theory Stream (Arts Program) - ASMAJ1023

Enrolment Requirements:

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

Completion Requirements:

(7.5 credits, no more than 1.0 credit at the 100-level, at least 2.0 credits at the 300+ level including a 0.5 credit at the 400-level)

  1. First year in program: LCT202Y1
  2. First or second year in program: LCT203H1, LCT205H1
  3. 2.5 credits from VIC162H1, VIC163H1, VIC167H1, VIC184H1, VIC190Y1, LCT204H1, LCT301H1, LCT302H1, LCT303H1, LCT304H1, LCT305H1, LCT306H1, LCT307H1, LCT308H1, LCT401H1/​ LCT401Y1, LCT403H1, LCT494H1/​​ LCT494Y1
  4. LCT402H1
  5. 1.0 credit in ONE other discipline offered within the Faculty of Arts & Science – African Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Caribbean Studies, Cinema Studies, Classics, Critical Studies in Equity and Solidarity, Drama, East Asian Studies, History, Music, Political Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, and other departments as approved by the program coordinator.
  6. 1.0 credit in courses at the 200+ level where the primary language of study is not English.

Renaissance Studies Major (Arts Program) - ASMAJ0532

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, no more than 1.0 credit at the 100-level, and at least 2.0 credits at 300+ level)

  1. ( REN240H1 and REN244H1/​ REN245H1)/ REN240Y1
  2. 1.5 credits from: VIC114H1, VIC141H1, VIC142H1, VIC196H1, REN241H1, REN242H1, REN338H1, REN340H1, REN341H1, REN342H1, REN343H1, REN344H1, REN345H1, REN346H1, REN347H1, REN348Y0, REN349H1/​​ REN349Y1, REN392H1/​ REN392Y1, REN441H1, REN442H1, REN449H1/​​ REN449Y1, REN492H1/​ REN492Y1
  3. 1.0 credit in Literature from: ENG220H1, ENG302Y1, ENG303H1, ENG331H1, ENG335H1, FRE319H1, FRE320H1, ITA198H1, ITA200H1, ITA300H1, ITA312H1, ITA325H1, ITA332H1, ITA356Y0, ITA357Y0, ITA370H1, ITA400H1, ITA420H1, ITA431H1, LCT203H1, SPA352H1, SPA354H1, SPA368H1, SPA454H1, or another course approved by the program coordinator.
  4. 1.0 credit in History from: HIS243H1, HIS291H1, HIS293H1, HIS308H1, HIS309H1, HIS327H1, HIS333H1, HIS355H1, HIS357Y1, HIS357Y0, HIS373H1, HIS368H1, HIS390H1, HIS403H1, HIS438H1, HIS442H1, HIS443H1, or another course approved by the program coordinator.
  5. 1.0 credit in Art History from: FAH230H1, FAH231H1, FAH330H1, FAH331H1, FAH335H1, FAH337H1, FAH338H1, FAH340H1, FAH341H1, FAH370H1, FAH371H1, FAH393Y0, FAH430H1, FAH433H1, FAH434H1, FAH436H1, FAH440H1, FAH470H1, or another course approved by the program coordinator.
  6. REN440H1

Creativity and Society Minor (Arts Program) - ASMIN2750

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, with a maximum of 1.0 credit at the 100-level. Up to 1.0 credit may be chosen from approved courses offered by other departments (see list of Cognate Courses).

  1. CRE201H1
  2. At least 1.0 credit from Group A – Forms of Creativity: VIC191Y1, CRE272H1, CRE273H1, CRE275H1, CRE276H1, CRE279H1, CRE280H1, CRE282H1, CRE350Y1, CRE370H1, CRE470H1, CRE479H1, CRE479Y1, CRE480H1, CRE210H1.
  3. At least 1.0 credit from Group B – Social Contexts and Interpretation: VIC164H1, VIC165H1, VIC190Y1, CRE209H1, MCS223H1, VIC223Y1, CRE235H1, CRE247H1, CRE270H1, CRE271H1, CRE281H1, VIC320H1/​ VIC320Y1, CRE335H1, CRE345H1, CRE349H1, CRE371H1, CRE372H1, CRE373H1, MCS320H1, MCS331H1, MCS373H1, CRE374H1, REN346H1, CRE449H1.
  4. Up to 1.0 credit from Cognate Courses:
    SMC219Y1, SMC229H1, SMC317H1, BMS319H1, CAR321H1, CIN201Y1, CSE349H1, DRM428H1, EAS349H1, ENG287H1, ENG289H1, ENG387H1, ENG388H1, ENG389H1, FAH352H1, FAH382H1, INS300Y1, MUS211H1, RLG231H1, RLG232H1, RLG393H1, WRR211H1, WRR311Y1, WRR312H1, WRR414H1

Education and Society Minor (Arts Program) - ASMIN1029

The Vic-sponsored Education and Society (E&S) Minor is open to all Arts and Science students. The program provides students with opportunities to develop their understanding of the social, cultural, historical, and political contexts of education and issues related to these contexts while reflecting on the reciprocal relationship between education and society.

Conceived as an interdisciplinary Minor program, E&S targets students from a broad array of Major and Specialist programs with interests in education, teaching, curriculum development, learning, child development, social justice, and international education. The Minor program provides strong background for admission to a teacher education program and is required for admission to the Combined Degree Program with OISE.

Enrolment Requirements:

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

Variable Minimum Grade Average
A minimum grade or grade averages in required courses are needed for entry, and these minimums change each year depending on available spaces and the number of applicants. The following courses must be completed:

PSY100H1/​ SOC100H1/​ VIC150Y1 (70%)
• 3.0 credits (minimum grade average of 73%)

To ensure that admitted students are adequately prepared to succeed in the program, applicants with a final grade and grade averages lower than those listed in the required courses will not be considered for admission. Please note that obtaining this minimum final grade or minimum grade average does not guarantee admission to the program.

Special requirement
Program applicants will be required to submit a supplemental application including 2 short questions related to the Education & Society Minor.

Completion Requirements:

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

  1. PSY100H1/​ SOC100H1/​ VIC150Y1
  2. EDS260H1, EDS261H1, EDS265H1, EDS357H1
  3. 0.5 or 1.0 credit from EDS360H1, EDS360Y1, EDS360H0, EDS360Y0, VIC435H1, VIC451H1, VIC452H1, or another education-focused experiential learning course as approved by the Program Coordinator
  4. 1.0 credit from: EDS355H1, EDS356H1, EDS358H1, EDS361H0, EDS363H1, EDS368H1, EDS369H1, or a course related to Education and Society at the 300+ level selected from the offerings in disciplines such as Anthropology, English, French, Geography, History, Indigenous Studies, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Women & Gender Studies (Arts).

Literature and Critical Theory Minor (Arts Program) - ASMIN0539

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, no more than 1.0 credit at the 100-level, at least 1.0 credit at 300+ level)

  1. LCT202Y1
  2. 3.0 credits from: VIC162H1, VIC163H1, VIC167H1, VIC184H1, VIC190Y1, LCT203H1, LCT204H1, LCT205H1, LCT301H1, LCT302H1, LCT303H1, LCT304H1, LCT305H1, LCT306H1, LCT307H1, LCT308H1, LCT401H1/​​ LCT401Y1, LCT402H1, LCT403H1, LCT494H1/​​ LCT494Y1

Note: Effective Fall 2021, courses associated with Victoria College's Literature and Critical Theory program will have the new "LCT" designator.

Material Culture and Semiotics Minor (Arts Program) - ASMIN2731

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, no more than 1.0 credit at the 100-level, and at least 1.0 credit at the 300+ level)

  1. MCS225Y1
  2. MCS223H1, MCS224H1
  3. 0.5 credit from MCS226H1, MCS320H1, MCS322H1, MCS323H1, MCS325H1, MCS326H1, MCS327H1, MCS328H1, MCS330H1, MCS331H1, MCS336H1, MCS373H1
  4. 1.0 credit from the following options: MCS329H1/​ MCS329Y1; courses listed in requirement 3 not already taken; VIC109H1, VIC163H1, VIC184H1, VIC198H1, VIC199H1, VIC246H1; or cognate courses listed below
  5. MCS429H1/​ MCS444H1

Cognate courses:
ANT322H1, ANT349H1, ANT372H1, ANT412H1, ANT457H1, ARH309H1, CLA389H1, EAS219H1, EAS297H1, EAS354H1, EAS406Y1, EAS412H1, FAH205H1, FAH319H1, FAH338H1, FAH353H1, FAH370H1, FAH436H1, FAH463H1, FAH483H1, FAH484H1, HIS302H1, HIS310H1, HIS358H1, HIS463H1, HIS484H1, HPS202H1, HPS401H1, HPS430H1, HPS431H1, NMC264H1, NMC394H1, NMC464H1, RLG236H1, RLG307H1, SMC387H1/​ BMS387H1

Renaissance Studies Minor (Arts Program) - ASMIN0532

Enrolment Requirements:

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

Science, Technology, and Society Minor (Arts Program) - ASMIN2743

The Minor in Science, Technology, and Society is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the different ways science and technology shape modern society and, in turn, how society shapes science and technology. From the food we eat to the way we conceive family relations or our obligations to future generations, our daily practices and our beliefs are increasingly influenced by scientific research and its applications. In turn, politics, public opinion, moral beliefs and cultural practices affect scientific and technological development. Courses in this program address such topics as science and values, science-related policy and politics, ethical uses of technology, scientific revolutions and controversies, modeling and communication of scientific research, and knowledge transfer from research to commercial and societal applications.

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, no more than 1.0 credit at the 100-level, at least 1.0 credit at the 300+ level)

  1. 0.5 credit from: HPS200H1, HPS202H1, HPS205H1
  2. 1.0 credit from: VIC106H1, VIC107H1, VIC109H1, VIC121H1, VIC122H1, VIC137H1, VIC170Y1, VIC172Y1, VIC206H1, VIC207H1, CRE210H1, CRE235H1, REN242H1, VIC245H1, VIC246H1, CRE247H1, VIC248H1, VIC274H1, VIC301H1, VIC302H1, VIC452H1, REN343H1, CRE335H1, CRE345H1, CRE371H1, VIC377H1, VIC493H1
  3. 1.0 credit from: HPS110H1, HPS206H1, HPS210H1, HPS211H1, HPS212H1, HPS220H1, HPS222H1, HPS240H1, HPS245H1, HPS255H1, HPS260H1, HPS270H1, HPS272H1, HPS307H1, HPS318H1, HPS319H1, HPS324H1, HPS331H1, HPS345H1, HPS346H1, HPS347H1, HPS351H1, HPS354H1, HPS401H1, HPS402H1, HPS420H1, HPS430H1, HPS431H1, HPS440H1, HPS442H1, HPS444H1, HPS450H1, HPS455H1, JPH441H1
  4. An additional 0.5 credit from program requirements (1), (2) and (3) above.
  5. An additional 1.0 credit from program requirements (1), (2) and (3) above and/or from the approved list of cognate courses: ANT204H1, ANT205H1, ANT345H1, ANT357H1, ANT358H1, ANT364H1, BIO220H1, CHC232H1, COG345H1, CSB202H1, CSC300H1, EAS328H1, EEB215H1, ENV200H1, ETH220H1, GGR223H1, GGR251H1, HIS300H1, HIS355H1, HIS423H1, HIS497H1, HMB301H1, JFP450H1, JIG322H1, JGE321H1, PCL389H1, PHL256H1, PHL273H1, PHL281H1, PHL342H1, PHL373H1, PHL377H1, PHL381H1, PHL384H1, PHY202H1, PSY328H1, SOC243H1, SOC250Y1, SOC331H1, SOC356H1, WGS367H1 or another course approved by the program coordinator.

Victoria College Courses

Vic First-Year Foundations

VIC196H1 - Renaissance Queens

VIC196H1 - Renaissance Queens
Hours: 24S

This course examines Renaissance queens and queenship by exploring historical and fictional queens and empresses. Topics may include the varied roles queens played within their societies, their relationship with religious and political institutions, the ways in which they negotiated sovereignty vis-a-vis the gender they embodied, and all the ways in which queens were celebrated, criticized, and imagined by artists, writers, and communities of their time and today. Discussion will delve into broad questions around identity and politics and feature a broad range of case studies from Europe to colonial America and beyond. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

VIC197H1 - Detective Fiction

VIC197H1 - Detective Fiction
Hours: 24L

This course considers detective fiction from its inception in the late nineteenth century to the present day. Students will be introduced to canonical and lesser known authors of detective fiction, evolving generic conventions, and reception history. Course content may include mystery stories, connections to emerging legal processes, and critical writing on detective fiction. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Exclusion: ITA197H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

VIC198H1 - Posters and Propaganda

VIC198H1 - Posters and Propaganda
Hours: 24L

How and when have political posters been used? What forms do they take? How have they changed over time? What can these visual artifacts tell us about the relationship between art and propaganda, and about the political movements that have mobilized visual strategies to advance their aims? This course involves visits to several poster collections, develops visual literacy skills, and highlights the role of the visual in societies past and present. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

VIC199H1 - The Secret Life of Objects: Analyzing the Culture of Things

VIC199H1 - The Secret Life of Objects: Analyzing the Culture of Things
Hours: 24S

This course will examine the materiality of objects with a view to understanding how artefacts are made, their circulation, consumption, and the importance of things to social and cultural life. An investigation of artefacts from various collections in and around the university will be undertaken to develop basic methods for the study, description and analysis of material culture. In addition to hands-on exploration of objects, topics may include antiquarians and their methods, material culture in colonial contexts, and materials in contemporary user-friendly design. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

Vic One: Education Stream

VIC150H1 - Theory and Practice of Teaching: Theoretical Perspectives

VIC150H1 - Theory and Practice of Teaching: Theoretical Perspectives
Previous Course Number: VIC151Y1
Hours: 24S

This course introduces past and contemporary theories and perspectives on teaching and learning in schools and broader society. While there is consensus on the fundamental role that both learning and teaching play in society, a range of perspectives exists on what comprises “teaching” and “learning”, how they occur, and how they might be facilitated through designed environments. The course begins with an exploration of major theories of learning and their implications for practice. It then examines several pedagogical frameworks and perspectives of teaching and their implications for educational practice. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

VIC151H1 - Theory and Practice of Teaching: Professional Practice

VIC151H1 - Theory and Practice of Teaching: Professional Practice
Previous Course Number: VIC151Y1
Hours: 24S

This course introduces the theories and practices of teaching through analysis of three main themes: planning and implementing inclusive instruction, establishing a classroom context to support diverse learners, and analyzing professional concerns for teachers. Students will be involved in a volunteer placement in a school or community-based setting. Field experience is central to the course with students expected to apply course ideas in their volunteer work and reflect on their experiences in seminars. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

VIC152H1 - School and Society: Historical and Contemporary Contexts

VIC152H1 - School and Society: Historical and Contemporary Contexts
Previous Course Number: VIC150Y1
Hours: 24S

This course investigates the historical and contemporary roles of the school and formal education system and explore changes in these organizations over time. The course examines schools and learning as social, political, intellectual, and economic phenomena. Topics covered include the history of Canada' education system, the purposes of formal schooling, the role of the school, education and the law, education policy and school curriculum. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

VIC153H1 - School and Society: Equity and Social Justice in Education

VIC153H1 - School and Society: Equity and Social Justice in Education
Previous Course Number: VIC150Y1
Hours: 24S

This course will examine education as a human right and through a human-rights- based lens, explore themes of equity and diversity, global education, Indigenous knowledge and perspectives, and decolonizing education. Contexts of discussion will include early-years learning, elementary and secondary school, post-secondary education, and other community-based learning settings, both locally and globally. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Exclusion: None
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

Vic One: Frye Stream

VIC162H1 - Cultural Forms and Their Meanings

VIC162H1 - Cultural Forms and Their Meanings
Hours: 24S

A study of culture with a view to developing basic concepts with examples drawn from the visual arts, music, film, literature, architecture, and/or local urban artefacts. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One: https://vic.utoronto.ca/future-students/vic-one/
Corequisite: VIC163H1, VIC164H1, VIC165H1, and 1.0 credit in any 100-level course in ENG or FAH or PHL
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

VIC163H1 - Cultural Forms and Their Meanings: People and Ideas

VIC163H1 - Cultural Forms and Their Meanings: People and Ideas
Hours: 24S

A study of culture with a view to developing basic concepts with examples drawn from the visual arts, music, film, architecture, and/or local urban artefacts. We will emphasize how contemporary thought has affected the practice of everyday life. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One: https://vic.utoronto.ca/future-students/vic-one/
Corequisite: VIC162H1, VIC164H1, VIC165H1, and 1.0 credit in any 100-level course in ENG or FAH or PHL
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

VIC164H1 - Ideas and Their Consequences: Literary and Artistic Realms of the Imagination

VIC164H1 - Ideas and Their Consequences: Literary and Artistic Realms of the Imagination
Hours: 24S

A study of the ideas and concerns of creative thinkers and their impact upon cultures. The course includes literary, scientific and/or religious intellectuals from the major traditions. Attention to modes of reasoning, cultural definition and expression. Emphasis on philosophical and artistic concepts. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One: https://vic.utoronto.ca/future-students/vic-one/
Corequisite: VIC162H1, VIC163H1, VIC165H1, and 1.0 credit in any 100-level course in ENG or FAH or PHL
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

VIC165H1 - Ideas and Their Consequences: Isolation and Communion in Modern Culture

VIC165H1 - Ideas and Their Consequences: Isolation and Communion in Modern Culture
Hours: 24S

A study of art, with a focus on poetry, as an essential mode of experience and knowledge, in the context of contemporary and modern society. Along with literary artists, the course includes writers on history and sociology and presents the interplay between artistic vision and socio-political situations. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One: https://vic.utoronto.ca/future-students/vic-one/
Corequisite: VIC162H1, VIC163H1, VIC164H1, and 1.0 credit in any 100-level course in ENG or FAH or PHL
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

Vic One: Gooch Stream

VIC166H1 - Common Vices and Neglected Virtues: Intro to Ethics of Character

VIC166H1 - Common Vices and Neglected Virtues: Intro to Ethics of Character
Hours: 24S

Vice is popular: a prestigious university press has brought out a series of seven books on the Seven Deadly Sins. This course examines such questions as the following. Are greed, lust and gluttony just bad names for necessary and otherwise acceptable instincts? What is the place, in a good human life, of such qualities as honesty, trust, civility and the like? Are vices and virtues culturally determined or a matter of individual preference? Can character be taught, or is it rather a matter of genes and luck? Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One: https://vic.utoronto.ca/future-students/vic-one/
Corequisite: VIC167H1, VIC168H1, VIC169H1, and 1.0 credit in any 100-level course in ANT or PHL or RLG
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

VIC167H1 - Ideas and Fine Thoughts

VIC167H1 - Ideas and Fine Thoughts
Hours: 24S

This course examines how political ideas are formed and developed through literature, art, plays, essays and philosophical works in the twentieth century. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Admission to Vic One: https://vic.utoronto.ca/future-students/vic-one/

Corequisite: VIC166H1, VIC168H1, VIC169H1, and 1.0 credit in any 100-level course in ANT or PHL or RLG
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

VIC168H1 - Identity and Equality in the Public Sphere

VIC168H1 - Identity and Equality in the Public Sphere
Hours: 24S

This course explores current legal and philosophical debates around equality, discrimination, and the shaping of individual and group identities. It addresses the way values, affiliation, and identities have an impact on the public sphere of law and policy-making – and the ways in which law and policy, in turn, shape our conceptions (and misconceptions) of people's identities. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One: https://vic.utoronto.ca/future-students/vic-one/
Corequisite: VIC166H1, VIC167H1, VIC169H1, and 1.0 credit in any 100-level course in ANT or PHL or RLG
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

VIC169H1 - Ethical Living in a Pluralistic World

VIC169H1 - Ethical Living in a Pluralistic World
Hours: 24S

This course examines different values, beliefs, and traditions relating to the natural and social world, ethical living, and the common good. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One: https://vic.utoronto.ca/future-students/vic-one/
Corequisite: VIC166H1, VIC167H1, VIC168H1, and 1.0 credit in any 100-level course in ANT or PHL or RLG
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

Vic One: Stowe-Gullen Stream

VIC170Y1 - The Impact of Science on Our Society

VIC170Y1 - The Impact of Science on Our Society
Hours: 48S

How rhetoric and statistical analysis are used to communicate scientific observations and theories to different audiences will be examined in lectures and seminars. Uncertainty, belief, evidence, risk assessment, random error and bias will be discussed using examples drawn from literature, the arts and the physical, life and social sciences. Students will prepare a research grant application on a scientific topic of their own choice. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One: https://vic.utoronto.ca/future-students/vic-one/
Corequisite: VIC171Y1 and 1.0 credit selected from first-year course offerings in the sciences (0.5 credit must be a BIO course)
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

VIC171Y1 - Methodology, Theory and Practice in the Natural Sciences

VIC171Y1 - Methodology, Theory and Practice in the Natural Sciences
Hours: 48S

An examination of scientific theories and their logic in life and physical sciences. Experimental design, novel device production, data analysis and modeling will be discussed using examples drawn from primary source material in the natural sciences. Students will prepare a research paper on a topic designed in consultation with the instructor. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One: https://vic.utoronto.ca/future-students/vic-one/
Corequisite: VIC170Y1 and 1.0 credit selected from first-year course offerings in the sciences (0.5 credit must be a BIO course)
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

Vic One: Schawlow Stream

VIC172Y1 - Physical Sciences Today

VIC172Y1 - Physical Sciences Today
Hours: 48S

How is science performed and what enables scientific progress? What are our responsibilities as scientists? We base the discussion mostly on the development of microscopy tools. We look at how scientific discoveries affect and were affected by society. This course explores the complementary skills and knowledge needed by modern scientists. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One: https://vic.utoronto.ca/future-students/vic-one/
Corequisite: VIC173Y1 and 1.0 credit selected from first-year course offerings in the sciences (0.5 credit must be a CHM, MAT or PHY course)
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

VIC173Y1 - Philosophy of Science for Physical Scientists

VIC173Y1 - Philosophy of Science for Physical Scientists
Hours: 48S

This course introduces students to some of the issues in the philosophy of science, in general, and in the philosophy of physics, in particular. Topics include the scientific method and its controversies, the meaning of time and its properties, realism versus competing approaches, thought experiments, and quantum mechanics. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One: https://vic.utoronto.ca/future-students/vic-one/
Corequisite: VIC172Y1 and 1.0 credit selected from first-year course offerings in the sciences (0.5 credit must be a CHM, MAT or PHY course)
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

Vic One: Pearson Stream

VIC181H1 - Events in the Public Sphere: World Affairs

VIC181H1 - Events in the Public Sphere: World Affairs
Hours: 24S

This course will review issues in contemporary world affairs, from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the present day. The course will examine the politics and practice of foreign policy decision making. Issues to be covered include the collapse of the Soviet Union, intervention in humanitarian crises, and the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One: https://vic.utoronto.ca/future-students/vic-one/
Corequisite: VIC183H1, VIC184H1, VIC185H1, and 1.0 credit in any 100-level course in ECO, HIS or POL
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

VIC183H1 - Individuals and the Public Sphere: Shaping Memory

VIC183H1 - Individuals and the Public Sphere: Shaping Memory
Hours: 24S

This course explores how public service and citizenship are developed. Topics may include the role of law and government, civil liberties, rights and responsibilities, and the creation of policy, as well as how these factors shape collective memory. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One: https://vic.utoronto.ca/future-students/vic-one/
Corequisite: VIC181H1, VIC184H1, VIC185H1, and 1.0 credit in any 100-level course in ECO, HIS or POL
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

VIC184H1 - Individuals and the Public Sphere: History, Historiography and Making Cultural Memory

VIC184H1 - Individuals and the Public Sphere: History, Historiography and Making Cultural Memory
Hours: 24S

A seminar course that examines the contribution of an individual or individuals to the public sphere. The course will explore how public service and citizenship are developed in social, philosophical, and cultural contexts. We will examine our evolving role in developing collective, cultural and counter memory. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One: https://vic.utoronto.ca/future-students/vic-one/
Corequisite: VIC181H1, VIC183H1, VIC185H1, and 1.0 credit in any 100-level course in ECO, HIS or POL
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

VIC185H1 - Events in the Public Sphere: Social Justice

VIC185H1 - Events in the Public Sphere: Social Justice
Hours: 24S

This course uses events to discuss the nature of society including major revolutions, economic crises, and the impact of significant artistic, cultural and technological developments. Emphasis on our responsibilities towards social justice. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One: https://vic.utoronto.ca/future-students/vic-one/
Corequisite: VIC181H1, VIC183H1, VIC184H1, and 1.0 credit in any 100-level course in ECO, HIS or POL
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

Vic One: Chambers Stream

VIC186H1 - The Art and Literature of Leadership 1

VIC186H1 - The Art and Literature of Leadership 1
Previous Course Number: VIC186Y1
Hours: 24S

What is a leader? Are leaders born or are they made, and if they are made is there a craft to being able to lead others? Through works of art, film, and literature, this course examines the various types of men and women who become leaders from natural-born talents to statesmen and state-crafters and individual entrepreneurs with the purpose of defining those qualities that make for the leaders of tomorrow. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One: https://vic.utoronto.ca/future-students/vic-one/
Corequisite: VIC187H1, VIC188H1, VIC189H1, ECO101H1 and ECO102H1
Exclusion: VIC186Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

VIC187H1 - Prosperity, Justice, and Sustainability: Introduction to Public Policy

VIC187H1 - Prosperity, Justice, and Sustainability: Introduction to Public Policy
Hours: 24S

This course introduces policy applications of measurement tools and economic concepts by analyzing current issues in the news, such as public spending and debt, health care, social security, energy, climate change, innovation, and education. Concepts from the philosophy and history of economic thought will be used to address such questions as: What is the nature of economic explanations? Do they tell us the truth about reality? Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One: https://vic.utoronto.ca/future-students/vic-one/
Corequisite: VIC186Y1, VIC188H1, ECO101H1 and ECO102H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

VIC188H1 - Corporate Citizenship, Sustainability, and Ethics

VIC188H1 - Corporate Citizenship, Sustainability, and Ethics
Hours: 24S

Drawing together philosophical background readings with contemporary applications, this course addresses issues of corporate social responsibility, business ethics, human rights, diversity, and equity, and considers how these topics intersect with a wide range of global practices. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One: https://vic.utoronto.ca/future-students/vic-one/
Corequisite: VIC186H1, VIC187H1, VIC189H1, ( ECO101H1 and ECO102H1)/ ECO105Y1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

VIC189H1 - The Art and Literature of Leadership 2

VIC189H1 - The Art and Literature of Leadership 2
Previous Course Number: VIC186Y1
Hours: 24S

What is a leader? Are leaders born or are they made, and if they are made is there a craft to being able to lead others? Through works of art, film, and literature, this course examines the various types of men and women who become leaders from natural-born talents to statesmen and state-crafters and individual entrepreneurs with the purpose of defining those qualities that make for the leaders of tomorrow. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One: https://vic.utoronto.ca/future-students/vic-one/
Corequisite: VIC186H1, VIC187H1, VIC188H1, ECO101H1 and ECO102H1
Exclusion: VIC186Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

Vic One: Jewison Stream

VIC190Y1 - The Arts and Society

VIC190Y1 - The Arts and Society
Hours: 48S

The artist, filmmaker, poet or dramatist has changed society and how we imagine our future. The course explores a number of paradigm cases of how the arts have interacted with social problems. Both historical and current examples of the role of the imaginative arts will be explored. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One: https://vic.utoronto.ca/future-students/vic-one/
Corequisite: VIC191Y1 and 1.0 credit in any 100-level course in ARC or CIN or DRM or ENG or MUS or VIS
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

VIC191Y1 - Artistic Creation and Public Issues

VIC191Y1 - Artistic Creation and Public Issues
Hours: 72S

This course addresses social issues through the exploration of creative activity and the imaginative arts. Topics will be discussed from historical, ethical and philosophical perspectives, and might be considered either in a group or individually. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Admission to Vic One: https://vic.utoronto.ca/future-students/vic-one/
Corequisite: VIC190Y1 and 1.0 credit in any 100-level course in ARC or CIN or DRM or ENG or MUS or VIS
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

Vic One Hundred

VIC101H1 - Conflict Theory and Practice

VIC101H1 - Conflict Theory and Practice
Hours: 24S

This course is a general orientation to conflict theory, and develops a basic understanding of essential conflict resolution principles that will complement the study of conflict theory. The course will examine the differences between conflicts and disputes, the functions and desirability of conflict, and the conditions that facilitate conversion of conflicts from destructive to constructive. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

VIC102H1 - Ethics and Choices in Times of Crisis

VIC102H1 - Ethics and Choices in Times of Crisis
Hours: 24S

This course examines a specific event, or events, in relation to the public sphere. The course will use events or an event as an entry point to discuss the nature of society including topics such as major revolutions, economic crises, the impact of the appearance of significant artistic or cultural works, and the impact of technological changes. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Exclusion: VIC102Y1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

VIC105H1 - Odysseys: The Search for Meaning

VIC105H1 - Odysseys: The Search for Meaning
Hours: 24S

Metaphors and motivations of journeying have long intrigued human beings as they have attempted to understand the meaning of their existence: the setting out, the seeking for a desired object, the pilgrimage of religious observance, and the longing to return home. Through texts, art, music and film, this course will explore some of the shaping journey-myths of our culture from classical, Hebrew, medieval and modern sources. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

VIC106H1 - Psychology and Society

VIC106H1 - Psychology and Society
Hours: 24S

This course explores central developments and ongoing controversies in the scientific study of the human mind, brain and behaviour. It examines topics such as: psychoanalysis, behaviourism, humanistic psychology, evolutionary psychology, intelligence testing, and feminist perspectives. Goals include understanding the historical evolution and social relevance of scientific psychology. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Exclusion: VIC206H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

VIC107H1 - Evolution, Genetics, and Behaviour

VIC107H1 - Evolution, Genetics, and Behaviour
Hours: 24S

In this course we examine major episodes in the history of evolution and genetics in the twentieth century. Topics include Darwinian evolution, sociobiology and evolutionary psychology, eugenics, and genetic screening and therapy. We will examine different views about the control of evolution and genetic manipulation in their socio-cultural-economic context and discuss the ethical and social implications of those views. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Exclusion: VIC207H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

VIC108H1 - Belonging, Imagination, and Indigenous Identity

VIC108H1 - Belonging, Imagination, and Indigenous Identity
Hours: 24S

This course will examine a number of questions related to Indigenous identities as they have been constituted through collective belonging and cultural representation. Topics covered may include: language, the arts, cinema, ecology, religion, ritual, and the enduring legacy of colonialism. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Exclusion: VIC108Y1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

VIC109H1 - Innovators and Their Ideas

VIC109H1 - Innovators and Their Ideas
Hours: 24S

A study of the ideas and concerns of innovators who questioned traditional views and values. The course includes creative thinkers who challenged basic concepts on politics, literature, religion, and society. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Exclusion: VIC109Y1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

VIC110H1 - Critical Perspectives on Society

VIC110H1 - Critical Perspectives on Society
Hours: 24S

By means of short texts, film or art works this course explores such themes as the effect of technology on the political, the nature of democracy, the question of resistance through art and the role of violence in the social. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

VIC112H1 - Puzzles, Discovery and the Human Imagination

VIC112H1 - Puzzles, Discovery and the Human Imagination
Previous Course Number: VIC112Y1
Hours: 24S

There has never been a period of time, nor has there ever been a culture, without some kind of puzzle tradition. Are puzzles just playful artefacts, intended merely to entertain? Or are they mirrors of something much more fundamental in human life? The course will take a close look at what puzzles tell us about the human mind and human culture. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Exclusion: VIC112Y1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

VIC113H1 - Encountering Distant Climes: The Literature of Travel and Exploration

VIC113H1 - Encountering Distant Climes: The Literature of Travel and Exploration
Hours: 24S

This course will study accounts of world travelers and explorers from the Middle Ages to the present, including representative examples drawn from the Age of Exploration, the Grand Tour, scientific and map-making expeditions, and the contemporary genre of travel writing. Particular attention will be given to the trans-cultural nature of travel, and the interactive aspects of the gulf between the observer and those observed. Students will analyze the diverse motivational factors behind excursions and expeditions, and apply a critique to written accounts in light of such factors as self-discovery, knowledge and imagination, Eurocentrism, orientalism, cultural relativism, colonialism/imperialism, race, gender, and eco-tourism. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

VIC114H1 - Renaissance in Popular Culture

VIC114H1 - Renaissance in Popular Culture
Hours: 24S

This course explores the depiction of the Renaissance in a wide range of plays, films and novels. The focus is on the exchange between film, fiction, and ‘fact’, and on how the values and concerns of the present shape creative recreations of the past in popular culture. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Exclusion: VIC114Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

VIC115H1 - Imagined Power: Literature and Film

VIC115H1 - Imagined Power: Literature and Film
Hours: 24S

In this course we will study a number of literary and cinematic works that take up questions of power, duty, rights, responsibility, and freedom. Our texts will be drawn from a long history, and from many parts of the world. The sequence however will not be chronological. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Exclusion: VIC115Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

VIC116H1 - Politics of the Pen

VIC116H1 - Politics of the Pen
Hours: 24S

A study of how literature challenges prevailing political beliefs and social norms. We will situate our discussion in the broader context of human rights and freedoms. We will examine cases where literature has been censored and writers have been imprisoned or driven into exile. Part of this course involves a community service-learning component. We will consider how this literature contributes to debate and advocacy around issues of social justice. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

VIC117H1 - Understanding the Performing Arts: Interpretation and Expression

VIC117H1 - Understanding the Performing Arts: Interpretation and Expression
Hours: 24S

This course examines two key issues about the performing arts that concern both artists and theorists: the nature of interpretation and of expression. What might we mean when we say that a work, a piece of music or a dance for example expresses something? What is it to express? And what is the nature of interpretation? Are there any constraints or boundaries on interpretation? We will draw on both philosophers and non-philosophers to explore these sorts of questions. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

VIC119H1 - Myths and Legends in Modern Contexts

VIC119H1 - Myths and Legends in Modern Contexts
Hours: 24S

This course provides an introduction to modern forms of ancient narratives, exploring the ways in which selected ancient literary sources and myths have been adapted to modern Canadian literature. Ancient narratives or ‘old stories’ are often reused, reinterpreted or reconstructed in modern narratives and given new relevance in a contemporary context. Students will encounter sources and contexts of ancient narratives. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

VIC121H1 - Evaluating Healthcare: Problems and Solutions

VIC121H1 - Evaluating Healthcare: Problems and Solutions
Hours: 24S

This course introduces students to the study of healthcare by asking foundational questions about how evidence and knowledge are produced in the context of healthcare problems. Students will explore how different frameworks for clinical practise (e.g. Evidence-based Medicine, Person-Centered Healthcare) conceptualize evidence and how different methodologies impact how healthcare research is conceived, reported, and understood. Students will learn to critically appraise healthcare research studies and assess their evidence value and implications for clinical practice. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Breadth Requirements: Living Things and Their Environment (4)

VIC122H1 - Scientific Evidence in Public Policy

VIC122H1 - Scientific Evidence in Public Policy
Hours: 24S

This course investigates issues arising from the translation of scientific evidence for public consumption, including in the development of public policy and in confronting problems of social and global significance. Areas of focus will include climate change, global health, and clinical medicine. Students will explore concepts including the perception and communication of risk, the generalizability of research findings, probabilistic and mechanistic thinking, and the use and abuse of scientific authority and “expertise” in public discourse. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

VIC134H1 - Globalization

VIC134H1 - Globalization
Hours: 24S

This interdisciplinary course explores the contemporary character of globalization. The world is shrinking as money, goods, people, ideas, weapons, and information flow across national boundaries. Some commentators assert that a more tightly interconnected world can exacerbate financial disruptions, worsen the gap between rich and poor nations, undermine democracy, imperil national cultures, harm the environment, and give unconstrained freedom to predatory corporations. Others proclaim that globalization - understood as capitalism and free markets - fosters economic growth, encourages creative collaboration, inspires technological breakthroughs, and enhances human prospects for a better life, in rich and poor countries alike, in unprecedented ways. Our task is to evaluate the evidence and draw our own conclusions. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

VIC135H1 - The Death of Meaning

VIC135H1 - The Death of Meaning
Hours: 24S

In The Origin of Species, Darwin concluded there was no evidence to suggest that life was designed by a higher power. A corollary of this is that our lives lack any necessary purpose or meaning. Our readings will be directed to the question of what it means to lack ‘Meaning’. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

VIC136H1 - How to Study Everyday Life

VIC136H1 - How to Study Everyday Life
Hours: 24S

An introduction to the academic study of everyday life. A cross-disciplinary discussion class drawing on a wide variety of examples from ordinary life, fantasy, and culture. We situate the apparently innocuous within larger patterns of social relations and social change. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

VIC137H1 - Science and Science Fiction

VIC137H1 - Science and Science Fiction
Hours: 24S

Based on reading and discussion of science fiction and popular science in the context of social issues, this seminar course explores the fantastic visions of humanity's future inspired by scientific advances during the twentieth century. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

VIC141H1 - Discovery and Revolution

VIC141H1 - Discovery and Revolution
Hours: 24S

This course examines the emergence of a global modern world in relation to the upheavals of the Renaissance (1350-1700) and its discoveries and innovations in culture and society. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Exclusion: VIC141Y1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

VIC142H1 - Machiavelli: The Politics of Power

VIC142H1 - Machiavelli: The Politics of Power
Hours: 24S

The name of Machiavelli unleashes powerful opinions and responses and conjures up trickery, duplicity and cynicism. Yet Machiavelli himself is arguably the least Machiavellian of political figures of the Italian Renaissance. This course examines the writings of Niccolò Machiavelli, placing them in their historical context in order to understand this most controversial figure of the Renaissance, his influence and his lasting legacy. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Exclusion: ITA198H1 (Machiavelli and Machiavellianism); VIC141Y1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

VIC159Y1 - Vic One Hundred Special Topics Seminar

VIC159Y1 - Vic One Hundred Special Topics Seminar
Hours: 48S

Topics vary from year to year. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1), Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

VIC159H1 - Vic One Hundred Special Topics Seminar

VIC159H1 - Vic One Hundred Special Topics Seminar
Hours: 24S

Topics vary from year to year. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. Breadth requirement will vary from year to year depending on the course topic. Please refer to course website for more information: https://vic.utoronto.ca/academic-programs/special-topics-courses/vic159h

Creativity and Society

CRE201H1 - Introduction to Creativity and Society

CRE201H1 - Introduction to Creativity and Society
Hours: 12L/12S

A course that explores the relationship between creativity and the social, political, and economic worlds in which it functions. Students acquire theoretical and methodological frameworks in Creativity Studies, historicize the conditions of creative possibility across disciplines, and explore case studies. Topics include the advent of creativity as a concept, a comparative understanding of creativity across non-western and historically marginalized cultures, analyses of how the business of innovation and professionalization of “creatives” affect the way arts and ideas develop, and a self-examination of how students’ own creative goals are shaped by the standards, structures, and practices that precede them.

Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

CRE209H1 - How Stories Work

CRE209H1 - How Stories Work
Previous Course Number: VIC209H1
Hours: 24S

Stories give shape and substance to the things we believe in, from scientific theories and sacred texts to literary tales and philosophical propositions. They perpetuate ideals and identities, and sustain institutions and communities. This course will take up a set of texts from the arts, sciences, religions and several other storytelling traditions, ancient and modern, considering their claims to authority and making connections between them.

Exclusion: VIC209H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

CRE210H1 - Holography for 3D Visualization

CRE210H1 - Holography for 3D Visualization
Previous Course Number: IVP210H1
Hours: 24L/36P

An introduction to the theory and practice of holography. Human perception & 3D visualization; fundamentals of 3D modeling; ray and wave optics; interference, diffraction, coherence; transmission and reflection holograms; colour perception; stereograms. Applications of holography in art, medicine, and technology. Computer simulation, design, and construction of holograms. This course does not require specific background or preparation in the sciences or arts. This course has a mandatory Materials Fee of $82 to cover non-reusable materials. The fee will be included on students' ACORN invoice.

Exclusion: JOP210H1, IVP210H1
Breadth Requirements: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)

CRE235H1 - Innovation in Society

CRE235H1 - Innovation in Society
Previous Course Number: VIC235H1
Hours: 24L

This course investigates innovation as it relates to emerging social, scientific, and environmental trends. Students will acquire key frameworks for understanding the evolution of innovation, the place of creativity, and the social impacts of disruption. Through case studies of innovation (such as the sharing economy and cryptocurrencies) and considering related issues (such as ethics and inclusion) students will develop approaches to understanding the societal impacts of creative disruption.

Exclusion: VIC235H1, MUN101H1, MUN102H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

CRE247H1 - Creativity in the Sciences

CRE247H1 - Creativity in the Sciences
Hours: 24S

This course explores definitions of “creativity” and compares its significance in science to creativity in arts, business or engineering. By studying major developments in the history of science as well as psychological and neuroscientific studies, we will consider factors that enable creativity; creativity in fundamental science and at various stages of a project; the randomness or predictability of scientific discoveries; disciplinary and interdisciplinary work; the evaluation of discoveries; and attempts to predict the future of scientific creativity.

Prerequisite: Any 1.0 credit combination of courses carrying a breadth requirement (BR) category of 4 or 5.
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

CRE270H1 - Listening: A Critical History

CRE270H1 - Listening: A Critical History
Previous Course Number: VIC270H1
Hours: 24S

Surveying scenarios for public and private musical listening, from historical contexts to the present, this course explores critical questions about how we listen, including the relationship between musical genres and listening situations, the definition of music vs. noise, the influence of spectatorship, and the impact of changing technologies. Students discuss the changing aesthetics and ideologies of musical listening, considering ways in which listening shapes our understanding of the social and our awareness of communities.

Exclusion: VIC270H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

CRE271H1 - Reading the Wild

CRE271H1 - Reading the Wild
Previous Course Number: VIC271H1
Hours: 24S

In light of the environmental crisis, this seminar surveys a wide range of oral and written literature in order to discover how our approach to nature has changed over the centuries, what gains and losses have attended modernity, and what older cultures can teach us as we seek to preserve threatened ecosystems.

Exclusion: VIC271H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

CRE272H1 - Song, Lyrics, and Songwriting

CRE272H1 - Song, Lyrics, and Songwriting
Hours: 24S

A course exploring song and lyrics in various musical genres, with a review of major developments in the repertoire. Topics addressed could include the ethics of borrowed forms, instrumentation and collaboration, commercial songwriting standards and practices, major aspects of music industries, and reception. Students will have the opportunity to create compositions, and pursue projects related to aspects of the field. Musical ability and training are not required.

Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

CRE273H1 - The Body: An Exercise

CRE273H1 - The Body: An Exercise
Previous Course Number: VIC273H1
Hours: 24S

This course will sketch the vital role or the drama of the human body, aspects of its performance, comedy, tragedy and death, through selected parts of history, in life and as reflected in “art.”

Exclusion: VIC273H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

CRE275H1 - Creative Writing: Short Fiction

CRE275H1 - Creative Writing: Short Fiction
Previous Course Number: VIC275H1
Hours: 24S

This course is for aspiring fiction writers who wish to deepen their craft. Each seminar will feature a lecture on technical issues such as plot and characterization, as well as an analysis of a short story by a classic writer. Students will write their own stories, with editorial input from the instructor.

Exclusion: VIC275H1, ENG389H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

CRE276H1 - Writing for the Stage and Screen

CRE276H1 - Writing for the Stage and Screen
Previous Course Number: VIC276H1
Hours: 24L

A creative writing course for students interested in an introduction to writing for theatre and film. Seminars will focus on technical issues including plot, characterization, dramatic structure, dialogue, image-based storytelling, and aspects of dramaturgy. Seminars may also include analyses of notable plays and screenplays across a variety of genres. Students will write their own scripts, with editorial input from the instructor. Admission by application.

Exclusion: VIC276H1, CIN349H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

CRE279H1 - Creative Non-Fiction

CRE279H1 - Creative Non-Fiction
Previous Course Number: VIC279H1
Hours: 24S

This course examines the forms, style, aims, and ethics of non-fictional forms such as documentary writing, journalism, and life-writing. It combines the study of examples from contemporary media with exercises in writing non-fictional prose.

Exclusion: VIC279H1, ENG387H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

CRE280H1 - Creative Writing: Poetry

CRE280H1 - Creative Writing: Poetry
Previous Course Number: VIC280H1
Hours: 24S

A workshop course (with a literature component) in writing poetry. Designed for those with a serious ambition to be writers as evinced in work they are already doing. The literature component emphasizes multicultural dimensions of contemporary writing in English.

Exclusion: VIC280H1, ENG388H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

CRE281H1 - Popular Music, Technology, and the Human

CRE281H1 - Popular Music, Technology, and the Human
Previous Course Number: VIC281H1
Hours: 24S

This course explores ways in which popular music, sound and sound technologies have influenced our understanding of the recent human condition. Drawing on a variety of theoretical perspectives, we consider the musical uses of technology as both a material culture and a set of distinctly innovative practices that can create powerful transformations of consciousness, meaning and value.

Exclusion: VIC281H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

CRE282H1 - Emerging Genres in Creative Writing

CRE282H1 - Emerging Genres in Creative Writing
Hours: 24S

A workshop-based seminar on creative writing in an emerging field. Specific genres may include flash fiction, autofiction, interactive fiction, slam poetry, the graphic novel, or the podcast. Focus in any given year to be determined by the instructor and advertised on the Victoria College academic programs website.

Prerequisite: Completion of 4.0 credits
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

CRE335H1 - Creativity and Collaboration in Social Enterprise

CRE335H1 - Creativity and Collaboration in Social Enterprise
Previous Course Number: VIC335H1
Hours: 24L

The course reflects critically on the role of a wide range of new enterprises and entrepreneurs in driving innovation and dynamism. Whether social enterprises, start-ups, community-based organizations, or for-profits, a variety of organizational forms are approaching thorny societal challenges such as driving economic inclusion or combating climate change. Students will explore how the public, private and community sectors can work together to develop creative, ethical and effective approaches to tackling ‘wicked’ problems.

Prerequisite: 4.0 credits
Exclusion: VIC335H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

CRE345H1 - Evidence Based Approaches to Creativity

CRE345H1 - Evidence Based Approaches to Creativity
Hours: 24S

The seminar course pursues two goals. First, it provides an introduction to the latest scientific findings concerning creativity, by drawing on a broad range of scientific disciplines, such as psychology, neurobiology, sociology, anthropology, and education science. The topics include creative personality, the process of creation, as well as the sociocultural context of creativity. Second, it investigates various techniques that can help us learn to be more creative. This will involve discussions on how to choose one’s domain and field, be intrinsically motivated, how to collaborate, and how to brainstorm productively. Students will be given an opportunity to apply these techniques to specific fields of their choosing.

Prerequisite: 4.0 credits
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

CRE349H1 - Special Topics in Creativity

CRE349H1 - Special Topics in Creativity
Hours: 24S

Topics vary from year to year depending upon instructor. Please see the Victoria College website for specific details about this year's offerings: https://vic.utoronto.ca/academic-programs/special-topics-courses/cre349h.

Prerequisite: Completion of 4.0 credits.
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

CRE350Y1 - Creative Writing

CRE350Y1 - Creative Writing
Previous Course Number: VIC350Y1
Hours: 48S

A workshop course (with a literature component) in writing fiction and poetry. Designed for those with a serious ambition to be writers as evinced in work they are already doing. Does not offer instruction for beginning writers. Presupposes perfect and sophisticated written language skills. The Literature component emphasizes multicultural dimensions of contemporary writing in English. Admission by application.

Exclusion: VIC350Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

CRE370H1 - Music and the Imagination

CRE370H1 - Music and the Imagination
Previous Course Number: VIC370H1
Hours: 24S

This course explores how music creatively reflects and inspires our sense of self, place and community through readings, close listening, case studies, and creative responses. We consider various sites of musical imagination, and the genres that intersect with them. Course discussion addresses how music participates in the social life of creativity, imagination and fantasy, and what these roles mean for music's significance in society and culture. No prior experience in music composition required.

Prerequisite: Completion of 4.0 credits
Exclusion: VIC370H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

CRE371H1 - Documenting Reality

CRE371H1 - Documenting Reality
Previous Course Number: VIC371H1
Hours: 24S

This seminar course explores methods of capturing, representing, and constructing reality through documentary media. Emphases will include opportunities and challenges brought by technical developments in the digital era, and the history and evolution of documentary work in print and/or photography. Students consider methods and innovations of major practitioners; ethical issues such as privacy, subjectivity, and objectivity; and partisanship and the effects of artificial intelligence and other automatic tools.

Prerequisite: Completion of 4.0 credits
Exclusion: VIC371H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

CRE372H1 - Reviewing, Reception, and Reading Communities

CRE372H1 - Reviewing, Reception, and Reading Communities
Previous Course Number: VIC372H1
Hours: 24S

While readers and audiences often are considered to be cultural "consumers," this course will consider reception as an active, creative, and often collaborative activity, by examining formal and informal practices of reviewing and response that may include fan/fanfic cultures, book clubs, community and nation-wide reading programs, and award competitions. Such contexts of reception will be considered along with their social, economic, and ethical implications.

Prerequisite: Completion of 4.0 credits
Exclusion: VIC372H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

CRE373H1 - Archives and the Art of Memory

CRE373H1 - Archives and the Art of Memory
Hours: 24S

What is an Archive? What kind of history and culture does it Preserve? Or does it bury things forever? Who gets to be an archivist and who gets to tell the story? How can an archive preserve the stories of marginalized people? Can voices from the archive be brought back to life? In the context of a series of readings, presentations and projects the course focuses on case studies of government-housed and sponsored archives, family archives, archives of cultural institutions, grassroot archival initiatives, and of course digital archives. Each student will have an opportunity to produce an artistic project based on an archival research or create their own imaginary archive.

Prerequisite: 4.0 credits
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

CRE374H1 - Cultural Encounters: Identity and Transformation in the Arts

CRE374H1 - Cultural Encounters: Identity and Transformation in the Arts
Hours: 24S

This course focuses on specific scenes of cultural cross-pollination and on how these encounters are reflected in the arts. Areas of investigation might include the Harlem Renaissance, French Surrealism in the Caribbean, Bollywood / Hollywood, Indigenous Hip-Hop, or contemporary Toronto as a convergence of creative energy. How have artists from marginalized communities taken up and adapted modes of expression for their own creative purposes? How can new forms of artistic representation contest and undermine systemic social and political inequalities? This course focuses on liberating aesthetic innovations that respond to historically embedded cultural encounters.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

CRE375H1 - Histories of Creativity

CRE375H1 - Histories of Creativity
Hours: 24S

This course provides an opportunity for in-depth study of the way creativity and innovation were practiced in earlier periods, in order to explore creativity as a historically and culturally contingent category and provide a comparative grounding for contemporary concepts of creativity. Historical case studies will range from Classical antiquity to the nineteenth century and may include topics such as how new forms and ideas emerge in the arts, architecture, and design; innovation in scientific knowledge and its representation; practices of improvisation in theatre and other artforms; the evolution of new genres and media.

Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

CRE449H1 - Special Topics in Creativity

CRE449H1 - Special Topics in Creativity
Hours: 24S

Topics vary from year to year depending upon instructor. Please see the Victoria College website for specific details about this year's offerings: https://vic.utoronto.ca/academic-programs/special-topics-courses/cre449h.

Prerequisite: 9.0 credits
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

CRE470H1 - Soundscapes

CRE470H1 - Soundscapes
Previous Course Number: VIC470H1
Hours: 24S

This course surveys the growth of the field of Acoustic Ecology and the aesthetic, political, and ethical questions it engages. Students learn about creative and musical practices associated with this new attention to sound, and they gain experience with the practice of field recording and sonic-environmental sampling. The course culminates with a final Soundscape composition or creative mapping project. No previous experience in sound recording or composition required.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits
Exclusion: VIC470H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

CRE479Y1 - The Novel: A Master Class

CRE479Y1 - The Novel: A Master Class
Previous Course Number: VIC479Y1
Hours: 48S

Advanced young writers in this fourth-year seminar work to produce a short novel appropriate for submission to an agent or a publisher. The class does not offer instruction for beginning writers. It is intended for serious writers interested in learning about writing novels at a professional level. Admission by application.

Prerequisite: 9.0 credits including 0.5 credit in creative writing
Exclusion: VIC479Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

CRE479H1 - Fiction: A Master Class

CRE479H1 - Fiction: A Master Class
Hours: 24S

A workshop course in writing fiction. Designed for those with a serious ambition to be writers as evinced in work they are already doing. Does not offer instruction for beginning writers. Admission by application.

Prerequisite: 9.0 credits including 0.5 credit in creative writing
Exclusion: VIC479Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

CRE480H1 - Poetry: A Master Class

CRE480H1 - Poetry: A Master Class
Previous Course Number: VIC480H1
Hours: 24S

A workshop course in writing poetry. Designed for those with a serious ambition to be writers as evinced in work they are already doing. Does not offer instruction for beginning writers. Presupposes perfect and sophisticated written language skills. Admission by application.

Prerequisite: 9.0 credits including 0.5 CRE credit
Exclusion: VIC480H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

Education and Society

EDS260H1 - Equity and Diversity in Education

EDS260H1 - Equity and Diversity in Education
Previous Course Number: VIC260H1
Hours: 24L

This course focuses on raising awareness and sensitivity to equity and diversity issues facing teachers and students in diverse schools and cultural communities. It builds knowledge of how oppression works and how cultural resources and educational practices may be brought to bear on reducing oppression and improving equity. Restricted to students enrolled in the Education and Society Minor.

Exclusion: VIC260H1, JSV202H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

EDS261H1 - Child and Adolescent Development in Education

EDS261H1 - Child and Adolescent Development in Education
Previous Course Number: VIC261H1
Hours: 36L

This course examines how children and adolescents develop and explores how best to facilitate their growth and learning in the area of education. Major topics include cognitive, emotional, social, moral, physical and language development. Themes addressed include interpersonal relationships such as pro-social and aggressive behaviour, as well as the influence of schooling, family life and culture. This course includes an experiential learning component whereby students will profile a child based on their cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development. Restricted to students enrolled in the Education and Society Minor. 

Exclusion: VIC261H1, JSV201H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

EDS262H1 - Communication and Conflict Resolution in Education

EDS262H1 - Communication and Conflict Resolution in Education
Previous Course Number: VIC262H1
Hours: 36L

This course aims to develop an understanding of social conflict and cultural diversity. How does conflict act as a catalyst for change? What do socio-cultural, cognitive, and motivational approaches teach us about conflict? Topics include: effects of conflict, human rights principles, cross-cultural understanding. Restricted to students enrolled in the Education and Society Minor. 

Exclusion: VIC262H1, JSV200H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

EDS265H1 - Introduction to Teaching

EDS265H1 - Introduction to Teaching
Previous Course Number: VIC265H1
Hours: 36S

Builds understanding of teaching as professional practice. The course primarily focuses on the research base underlying policies and documents such as the Foundations of Professional Practice. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the Education and Society Minor.

Exclusion: VIC265H1, VIC362H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

EDS355H1 - Social Justice in Education

EDS355H1 - Social Justice in Education
Hours: 36S

This course enables students to develop an understanding of historical and contemporary issues relating to social justice in education. The course builds an anti-oppressive praxis for working in diverse educational contexts, from classrooms and schools to state institutions and non-governmental organizations. The course approaches oppression as an outcome of interrelated structures co-constructed by race, ethnicity, disability, gender, sexuality, class, nationality, and age, focusing on the ways in which these intersect and influence one another. Students will develop and apply research skills in the design and implementation of a social action initiative relating to an equity, diversity, or social justice issue.

Prerequisite: 4.0 credits
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

EDS356H1 - Multiliteracies in Education

EDS356H1 - Multiliteracies in Education
Previous Course Number: VIC356H1
Hours: 36L

This course introduces students to a multiliteracies framework through the pedagogical lens of social justice and diversity. Class participants learn to integrate the multimodalities of literacy in their teaching practice and expand their understanding of 21st-century literacy. Themes include language development, print literacy, digital literacy, critical literacy, visual literacy and multicultural perspectives on literacy. This course requires students' enrolment in the Education and Society Minor or permission of the instructor.

Exclusion: VIC356H1
Recommended Preparation: EDS265H1/ VIC265H1/ VIC362H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

EDS357H1 - Education in a Global Context

EDS357H1 - Education in a Global Context
Hours: 24L

This course provides a historical overview and contemporary analysis of perspectives and practices of international education with a focus on international development and policy. Factors that shape the global architecture of education will be explored; these may include theories of globalization, education reform, comparative education, peace education, international schooling and global citizenship education. Students will have the opportunity to analyze education reforms and to address issues related to access and quality of learning.

Restricted to students enrolled in the Education and Society Minor.

Recommended Preparation: EDS260H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

EDS358H1 - Residential Schools and Education in Canada

EDS358H1 - Residential Schools and Education in Canada
Hours: 24S

An exploration of Residential Schools in Canada and their impacts on education and lives of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. This course investigates the historical educational ideology of residential schools and their relationship to colonization, the role of government and organized religion in the residential school system, and contemporary strategies that encourage stable and trusting relationships with Indigenous communities. This course will also explore aspects of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits
Recommended Preparation: VIC260H1/ EDS260H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

EDS360Y0 - Education Internship - International

EDS360Y0 - Education Internship - International
Previous Course Number: VIC360Y0

Students are required to complete an internship in an educational environment in an international or out-of-province context. Arranged through Victoria College, the International/Out-of-province Internship is only for students in the Education & Society Minor. Written assessment of the internship is required. Restricted to students enrolled in the Education and Society Minor. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: EDS265H1/ VIC265H1/ VIC362H1
Exclusion: EDS360H1, EDS360Y1, VIC360H1, VIC360Y0, VIC360Y1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

EDS360H1 - Education Internship

EDS360H1 - Education Internship
Previous Course Number: VIC360H1

Students are required to complete an internship in an educational environment. This can be satisfied by participation in an organization with the approval of the Program Coordinator. Written assessment of the internship is required. Restricted to students enrolled in the Education and Society Minor. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. 

Prerequisite: EDS265H1/ VIC265H1/ VIC362H1
Exclusion: EDS360Y1, VIC360H1, VIC360Y1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

EDS360H0 - Education Internship - International

EDS360H0 - Education Internship - International

Students are required to complete an internship in an educational environment in an international or out-of-province context. Arranged through Victoria College and the Centre for International Exchange, the International/Out-of-province Internship is only for students in the Education & Society Minor. Written assessment of the internship is required. Restricted to students enrolled in the Education and Society Minor. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: EDS265H1/ VIC265H1
Exclusion: EDS360H1, EDS360Y1, EDS360Y0, VIC360H1, VIC360Y0, VIC360Y1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

EDS360Y1 - Education Internship

EDS360Y1 - Education Internship
Previous Course Number: VIC360Y1

Students are required to complete an internship in an educational environment. This can be satisfied by participation in an organization with the approval of the Program Coordinator. Written assessment of the internship is required. Restricted to students enrolled in the Education and Society Minor. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: EDS265H1/ VIC265H1/ VIC362H1
Exclusion: EDS360H1, VIC360H1, VIC360Y1, EDS360Y0, VIC360Y0
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

EDS363H1 - Teaching Math: The JUMP Approach

EDS363H1 - Teaching Math: The JUMP Approach
Previous Course Number: VIC363H1
Hours: 24S

This course will challenge the widely accepted idea that people need to be born with a special gift or natural ability to excel in mathematics. New research in education and cognitive science suggests that young learners often struggle in school because they are not taught in a way that allows their brains to work efficiently. This course will examine barriers that prevent students from learning and methods of teaching that can help all students reach their full potential (not only in math). Math lovers and math phobic students are welcome: the course aims to help students develop deeper levels of confidence and understanding in mathematics so they can become effective teachers themselves.

Exclusion: VIC363H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

EDS368H1 - Special Topics in Education and Society

EDS368H1 - Special Topics in Education and Society
Previous Course Number: VIC368H1
Hours: 24L

In-depth study of a topic related to education and society. Content varies with instructor. Please see Victoria College website for current offerings: https://vic.utoronto.ca/academic-programs/special-topics-courses/eds368h.

Prerequisite: 9.0 credits
Recommended Preparation: One 200-level course in Education and Society
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

EDS369H1 - Special Topics in Education and Society

EDS369H1 - Special Topics in Education and Society
Previous Course Number: VIC369H1
Hours: 24L

In-depth study of a topic related to education and society. Content varies with instructor. Please see Victoria College website for current offerings: https://vic.utoronto.ca/academic-programs/special-topics-courses/eds369h.

Prerequisite: 9.0 credits
Recommended Preparation: One 200-level course in Education and Society
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

Literature and Critical Theory

LCT202Y1 - Forms of Representation

LCT202Y1 - Forms of Representation
Previous Course Number: VIC202Y1
Hours: 48L/24T

This course explores representation as a cultural and political problem from antiquity to the modern era. Representation will be analyzed as a means of depicting or constructing reality and as a tool for constituting individual and collective subjectivity. We consider literary and other modes of representation in their historical contexts.

Exclusion: VIC202Y1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

LCT203H1 - Empires I

LCT203H1 - Empires I
Previous Course Number: VIC203H1
Hours: 24L/12T

This course examines the literary and non-literary representations that accompany imperial conquests and hegemony from pre-modern times to the emergence of the modern nation-state. We compare the establishment, interpretation and reinvention of cultural forms of empire (e.g. Ottoman, Persian, Roman) at local, national, transnational and global levels.

Exclusion: VIC203H1, VIC203Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

LCT204H1 - Canons and Canonicity

LCT204H1 - Canons and Canonicity
Previous Course Number: VIC204H1
Hours: 24L

This course will consider the problem of canons in a variety of contexts: the aesthetic (including the literary, visual arts and music), but also the religious, the political, the philosophical and other discursive forms. Special focus will be on the problem of the relations across these boundaries.

Exclusion: VIC204H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

LCT205H1 - Empires II

LCT205H1 - Empires II
Previous Course Number: VIC205H1
Hours: 24L/12T

This course examines the literary and non-literary representations that accompany imperial conquests and hegemony from the emergence of the modern nation-state through more recent developments in globalization. We compare the establishment, interpretation and reinvention of cultural forms of empire (e.g. British, Japanese, Spanish) at local, national, transnational and global levels.

Exclusion: VIC205H1, VIC203Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

LCT249H1 - Special Topics in Literature and Critical Theory

LCT249H1 - Special Topics in Literature and Critical Theory
Hours: 24S

Studies in aspects of Literature and Critical Theory. Topics vary by instructor and are listed on the Victoria College programs website: https://vic.utoronto.ca/academic-programs/special-topics-courses/lct249h. Not offered every year.

Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

LCT300Y0 - Special Topics in Literature and Critical Theory

LCT300Y0 - Special Topics in Literature and Critical Theory
Previous Course Number: VIC300Y0
Hours: 48S

Special topic in Literature and Critical Theory. Topics vary by instructor and are listed on the Victoria College programs website: https://vic.utoronto.ca/academic-programs/special-topics-courses/lct300y.

Prerequisite: 9.0 credits
Recommended Preparation: LCT202Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

LCT301H1 - Critical Writing Seminar

LCT301H1 - Critical Writing Seminar
Previous Course Number: VIC301H1
Hours: 24S

This course is a writing intensive class devoted to the practice and analysis of critical writing. We will explore the critical tradition, the public(s) for whom one writes, and the choice of voice, point of view, and writerly form. The class will be structured around workshop style discussion and writing exercises.

Exclusion: VIC301H1
Recommended Preparation: LCT202Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

LCT302H1 - Pasts and Futures

LCT302H1 - Pasts and Futures
Previous Course Number: VIC302H1
Hours: 24S

An introduction to representations of history, in which we will consider concepts that turn on the problem of time such as tradition, periodization, genealogy, memory, crisis, revolution, eschatology, and utopia.

Exclusion: VIC302H1
Recommended Preparation: LCT202Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

LCT303H1 - Memory and Trauma

LCT303H1 - Memory and Trauma
Previous Course Number: VIC303H1
Hours: 24S

This course will explore the problem of memory in relation to both collective and individual trauma. What pressure does trauma place on language, and agency, and how does it figure in commemoration, narrative, monumentalization, and other modes of representing the past?

Exclusion: VIC303H1
Recommended Preparation: LCT202Y1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

LCT304H1 - Praxis and Performance

LCT304H1 - Praxis and Performance
Previous Course Number: VIC304H1
Hours: 24S

This course will explore what it means to “act” in cultural, political, religious, and psychological realms. We focus on the historically shifting relations between theory and practice, between artifice and agency, and between theatricality and spectatorship.

Exclusion: VIC304H1
Recommended Preparation: LCT202Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

LCT305H1 - Institutions and Power

LCT305H1 - Institutions and Power
Previous Course Number: VIC305H1
Hours: 24S

This course will consider some of the ideologies and practices of various institutions at work in the production and transmission of cultural objects and social power. These may include the family, museum, hospital, prison, university, library, and theatre, as well as fields such as publishing and religion.

Exclusion: VIC305H1
Recommended Preparation: LCT202Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

LCT306H1 - Culture and Media

LCT306H1 - Culture and Media
Previous Course Number: VIC306H1
Hours: 24S

This course will consider relations between various cultural media – such as film, literature, photography, visual art, architecture – with specific attention to the historical demands and possibilities posed by technological change.

Exclusion: VIC306H1
Recommended Preparation: LCT202Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

LCT307H1 - Periodization and Cultural History

LCT307H1 - Periodization and Cultural History
Previous Course Number: VIC307H1
Hours: 24S

This course explores the phenomenon of historical periodization in its various modes, including as a stylistic concept, a set of discursive norms for cataloguing and grouping cultural forms, and a means of organizing and contesting historical narratives.

Exclusion: VIC307H1
Recommended Preparation: LCT202Y1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

LCT308H1 - Identities

LCT308H1 - Identities
Previous Course Number: VIC308H1
Hours: 24S

Though “identity” might suggest sameness, it is historically unstable and has many components, including ability/disability, age, class, ethnicity, gender, health/illness, ‘race,’ sexuality, and religion. This course considers the complexities of identity-formation and identity-transformation as captured in literary texts and cultural artefacts over a wide range of historical and cultural contexts.

Exclusion: VIC308H1
Recommended Preparation: LCT202Y1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

LCT349H1 - Special Topics in Literature and Critical Theory

LCT349H1 - Special Topics in Literature and Critical Theory

Studies in aspects of Literature and Critical Theory. Topics vary by instructor and are listed on the Victoria College programs website: https://vic.utoronto.ca/academic-programs/special-topics-courses/lct349h. Not offered every year. 

Recommended Preparation: LCT202Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

LCT401H1 - Seminar in Comparative Literature

LCT401H1 - Seminar in Comparative Literature
Previous Course Number: VIC401H1
Hours: 24S

This course offers senior students in Literature and Critical Theory the opportunity to take part in a graduate seminar in Comparative Literature. Topics change annually and are listed on the Victoria College programs website.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

LCT401Y1 - Seminar in Comparative Literature

LCT401Y1 - Seminar in Comparative Literature
Previous Course Number: VIC401Y1
Hours: 48S

This course offers senior students in Literature and Critical Theory the opportunity to take part in a graduate seminar in Comparative Literature. Topics change annually and are listed on the Victoria College programs website. 

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1), Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

LCT402H1 - Translation and Comparativity

LCT402H1 - Translation and Comparativity
Previous Course Number: VIC402H1
Hours: 24S

This course will consider questions of adaptation, appropriation, imitation, hybridity and incommensurability across languages, geographical regions, epochs, media, and academic disciplines. Course topics may include the role of translation in the historical projects of nation-building and empire.

Prerequisite: LCT202Y1 and one of: LCT302H1, LCT303H1, LCT304H1, LCT305H1, LCT306H1, LCT307H1, LCT308H1. Students who do not meet the prerequisites should contact the department.
Exclusion: VIC402H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

LCT403H1 - Advanced Topics in Literature and Critical Theory

LCT403H1 - Advanced Topics in Literature and Critical Theory
Previous Course Number: VIC403H1
Hours: 24S

In-depth examination of selected issues in Literature and Critical Theory. Topics vary by instructor and are listed on the Victoria College programs website.

Prerequisite: LCT202Y1 and one of: LCT302H1, LCT303H1, LCT304H1, LCT305H1, LCT306H1, LCT307H1, LCT308H1. Students who do not meet the prerequisites should contact the department.

LCT494H1 - LCT Senior Research Paper

LCT494H1 - LCT Senior Research Paper
Previous Course Number: VIC494H1

This course provides an opportunity to design an interdisciplinary course of study, not otherwise available within the Faculty, with the intent of addressing specific topics in Literature and Critical Theory. Written application (detailed proposal, reading list and a letter of support from a Victoria College faculty member who is prepared to supervise) must be submitted for approval on behalf of Victoria College. For application procedures visit the Victoria College website. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Completion of 14.0 credits and permission of Program Coordinator.
Exclusion: VIC494H1

LCT494Y1 - LCT Senior Research Paper

LCT494Y1 - LCT Senior Research Paper
Previous Course Number: VIC494Y1

This course provides an opportunity to design an interdisciplinary course of study, not otherwise available within the Faculty, with the intent of addressing specific topics in Literature and Critical Theory. Written application (detailed proposal, reading list and a letter of support from a Victoria College faculty member who is prepared to supervise) must be submitted for approval on behalf of Victoria College. For application procedures visit the Victoria College website. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Completion of 14.0 credits and permission of Program Coordinator.
Exclusion: VIC494Y1

Material Culture and Semiotics

MCS223H1 - Signs, Meanings, and Culture

MCS223H1 - Signs, Meanings, and Culture
Previous Course Number: VIC223Y1
Hours: 24S

This course will introduce the principles of semiotic thought, applying them to the study of language, social organization, myth, and material culture. Examples may be drawn from everyday life as well as from classical and popular art and music, and from screen culture.

Exclusion: VIC223Y1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

MCS224H1 - Approaches to Material Culture

MCS224H1 - Approaches to Material Culture
Previous Course Number: VIC224H1
Hours: 12P/24S

This course is about things - the everyday objects of past and present cultures. It examines the meanings people have invested in objects and how those meanings have changed over time. Using interdisciplinary approaches, students investigate objects found in homes, retail spaces, cities, art galleries and museums in order to develop new understandings of the objects that structure their daily lives and their material world.

Exclusion: VIC224H1, VIC224Y1, MCS224Y1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

MCS224Y1 - Approaches to Material Culture

MCS224Y1 - Approaches to Material Culture
Previous Course Number: VIC224Y1
Hours: 24P/48S

This course is about things - the everyday objects of past and present cultures. It examines the meanings people have invested in objects and how those meanings have changed over time. Using interdisciplinary approaches, students investigate objects found in homes, retail spaces, cities, art galleries and museums in order to develop new understandings of the objects that structure their daily lives and their material world.

Exclusion: VIC224Y1, VIC224H1, MCS224H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

MCS225Y1 - A History of the World in Objects and Signs

MCS225Y1 - A History of the World in Objects and Signs
Previous Course Number: VIC225Y1
Hours: 24P/48S

Through a multidisciplinary approach, this course opens new perspectives on the history of artifacts, the evolution of a world of things and signs, and the meanings of material culture. Lectures and tutorials are supplemented by hands-on exercises in museums and local communities.

Exclusion: VIC225Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1), Society and its Institutions (3)

MCS226H1 - The Materiality of Magic: Sorcery, Spells, Devotion, and Divination

MCS226H1 - The Materiality of Magic: Sorcery, Spells, Devotion, and Divination
Hours: 24S

Magic is a wide field of study comprising spirituality, mysticism, paranormal events, the occult, and other unexplained phenomena. This course aims to (re-)materialize magic and to anchor it in the physical objects that have played an indispensable role in the practice and performance of ceremonies and rituals from Prehistory to the present day. Students will apply theoretical lenses to understand how objects – relics, icons, effigies, charms, amulets – are transformed through, and become instruments of, rituals that control, placate, or please the supernatural world. The course brings together a range of disciplines and perspectives to contextualize and to challenge our perception of the material manifestations of magic.

Recommended Preparation: MCS224H1/ MCS225Y1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

MCS320H1 - Semiotics of Visual Art

MCS320H1 - Semiotics of Visual Art
Previous Course Number: VIC320H1
Hours: 24L

Theories and models of applied semiotics: analysis of sign systems as articulated in various forms of artistic and cultural production.

Prerequisite: MCS223H1/ VIC223Y1
Exclusion: VIC320H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

MCS322H1 - Topics in Semiotics

MCS322H1 - Topics in Semiotics
Previous Course Number: VIC322H1
Hours: 24S

An in-depth examination of some aspect of semiotic theory or practice. Content in any given year depends on instructor. Not offered every year.

Prerequisite: MCS223H1/ VIC223Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

MCS323H1 - Theories of the Sign

MCS323H1 - Theories of the Sign
Previous Course Number: VIC323Y1
Hours: 24S

Theories of signification studied with a focus on major works in the semiotics of modern and contemporary culture.

Prerequisite: MCS223H1/ VIC223Y1
Exclusion: VIC323Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

MCS325H1 - Media Semiotics

MCS325H1 - Media Semiotics
Previous Course Number: VIC325H1
Hours: 24L

This course will deal with media semiotics, both in the traditional sense of the study of meanings in all media (from print to digital) and in how new digital media are changing the nature of signification and communication. The course will look at the usage of semiotics to study how meaning is negotiated in interactive media versus the older and still extant one-way media (print and radio, for example). The course will utilize actual media materials (comic books, television programs, text messages, and so on) on which semiotic analysis can be conducted.

Prerequisite: MCS223H1/ VIC223Y1
Exclusion: VIC325H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

MCS326H1 - The Material Culture of Food

MCS326H1 - The Material Culture of Food
Previous Course Number: VIC326H1

This course explores the material cultures which form around food and foodways in contemporary culture. It looks at foods as objects of production and consumption and at the material landscapes (culinary tools, the geography of the kitchen and restaurant, the archives - recipes, cookbooks, menus - that home cooks or chefs use) in order to "expose" the social, cultural and political dimensions of cooking, entertaining and eating.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits
Exclusion: VIC326H1; VIC229H1 (Special Topics in Material Culture: The Material Culture of Food), offered in Winter 2016
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

MCS327H1 - Digital Material Culture

MCS327H1 - Digital Material Culture
Previous Course Number: VIC327H1
Hours: 24S

This course explores the materiality of digital objects, from image and music files to digital documents to video games and other software, and considers their status as material culture. It involves the primary study of digital objects and also considers the technological infrastructures, cultural contexts, and signifying systems in which they are produced, circulated, and interpreted.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits
Exclusion: VIC327H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

MCS328H1 - Materializing Cultural Identities

MCS328H1 - Materializing Cultural Identities
Previous Course Number: VIC328H1
Hours: 24S

Students examine the expression of cultural identities in objects. Students are taught to think critically about the construction, use, display, and exchange of objects with significance for cultural identity. In addition to lectures and discussions, students participate in guided visits to sites – everyday, ritual, institutional – where negotiation of identity through objects occurs.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits
Exclusion: VIC328H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

MCS329Y1 - Internship in Material Culture

MCS329Y1 - Internship in Material Culture
Previous Course Number: VIC329Y1

A practical or experiential learning opportunity under the supervision of a faculty member, normally at a museum, art gallery or other cultural agency (as approved by the supervisor). This course is restricted to students enrolled in the Material Culture and Semiotics program. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits
Exclusion: VIC329Y1

MCS329H1 - Internship in Material Culture

MCS329H1 - Internship in Material Culture
Previous Course Number: VIC329H1

A practical or experiential learning opportunity under the supervision of a faculty member, normally at a museum, art gallery or other cultural agency (as approved by the supervisor). This course is restricted to students enrolled in the Material Culture and Semiotics program. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits
Exclusion: VIC329H1

MCS330H1 - Topics in Material Culture

MCS330H1 - Topics in Material Culture
Hours: 24S

An in-depth examination of some aspect of Material Culture theory or practice. Content in any given year depends on instructor. Not offered every year.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

MCS331H1 - The Materiality of Information

MCS331H1 - The Materiality of Information
Hours: 24S

This course looks at the material culture of information from a global historical perspective. It explores the roots of our modern understanding of information through a series of case studies and practical activities like learning to write cuneiform characters on clay tablets, and cutting quill pens. These practical activities are framed by discussions of the material and cultural factors that influenced the development of information technologies throughout history.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits
Exclusion: MCS330H1 (Topics in Material Culture: Materiality of Information), offered in Fall 2023
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

MCS336H1 - Material Culture of Wine

MCS336H1 - Material Culture of Wine
Hours: 24L

This course explores the material cultures of wine in historical and contemporary contexts. Today, the world produces almost 300 million hectolitres of wine annually and wine is produced and consumed on every inhabited continent. It’s a global industry worth more than 30 billion dollars every year and wine is traditionally valuable as a tangible expression of family, national, and regional identity. Wine is an edible, material commodity, an expression of class status, and considered by many as an integral part of a meal. Through weekly tastings of wine from across the globe, this course considers wine as vital objects of production and consumption and as material landscapes (technologies of transport and vinification, the nature of wine service, and environmental engagements) in order to explore the social, cultural, and political dimensions of drink on a global scale. Students must be of legal drinking age, and will have the option of tasting c. 2-5 oz of wine per class. This course has a mandatory Materials Fee to cover the cost of wine. The fee will be included on students' ACORN invoice. See the Victoria College website for the current amount.

Prerequisite: 4.0 credits
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

MCS373H1 - Materialities of Music

MCS373H1 - Materialities of Music
Previous Course Number: VIC373H1
Hours: 24L

Music is often understood as the most ephemeral and transcendent of the fine arts, even if that means overlooking the physical realities of music's production and dissemination. We will examine these materialities here, from paper and technologies of print, through to instruments for making and studying sound, and architectural spaces for its market circulation; we will see how music and its instruments provided the raw material for the emergence of a nineteenth-century science of acoustics.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits
Exclusion: VIC373H1
Recommended Preparation: 0.5 credit in Creative Expression and Society, Material Culture, or Music.
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

MCS429H1 - Advanced Topics in Material Culture, Information Systems and Meaning-Making

MCS429H1 - Advanced Topics in Material Culture, Information Systems and Meaning-Making
Previous Course Number: VIC429H1
Hours: 24S

Content varies depending on instructor. Selected issues are examined in depth and at an advanced level.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits including MCS224Y1/ MCS225Y1, or permission of instructor
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

MCS444H1 - Themes in Material Culture

MCS444H1 - Themes in Material Culture
Previous Course Number: VIC444H1
Hours: 24S

This fourth year seminar, required for students pursuing a minor in material culture, will have opportunities to explore themes in material culture studies, museum exhibitions and collections as well as processes of object analysis in greater depth and at an advanced level. Specific topics and research projects will vary according to the interests and specialties of course instructors and students.

Please see the Victoria College website for the current topics: https://vic.utoronto.ca/academic-programs/special-topics-courses/mcs444h

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits including MCS224Y1/ MCS225Y1, or permission of instructor
Exclusion: VIC444H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

Renaissance Studies

REN240Y0 - The Civilization of Renaissance Europe

REN240Y0 - The Civilization of Renaissance Europe
Previous Course Number: VIC240Y0

An interdisciplinary introduction to the civilization of the Renaissance illustrated by a study of the institutions, thought, politics, society and culture of both Italy and Northern Europe. Italian city states such as Florence, Urbino and Venice, Papal Rome and despotic Milan are compared with the northern dynastic monarchies of France and England. (Offered as part of the Summer Abroad program)

Exclusion: VIC240Y0
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1), Society and its Institutions (3)

REN240H1 - The Renaissance in Italy

REN240H1 - The Renaissance in Italy
Hours: 24S

An interdisciplinary introduction to the Renaissance in Italy illustrated by a study of the institutions, thought, politics, art, and culture that emerged in the period. Considering key sites of power and creativity like Florence, Venice, Milan, and Rome, this course will examine the dynamic new ways Renaissance Italians understood themselves, others, and the world. Taking into account the full spectrum of Renaissance culture, including constructions of gender and other emerging forms of identity, this course will address broad historical developments and explore the creative works and impact of artists like Michelangelo and Sofonisba Anguissola; architects like Brunelleschi; cultural patrons like the Medici family and Isabella d’Este; and writers like Laura Cereta and Niccolò Machiavelli.

Exclusion: REN240Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

REN241H1 - Renaissance Masterworks and Remixes

REN241H1 - Renaissance Masterworks and Remixes
Previous Course Number: VIC241H1
Hours: 24S

Focusing on one or more iconic works in literature, music, and the visual arts, this course explores the most celebrated cultural productions of the Renaissance and their subsequent adaptations and appropriations in later and modern popular culture.

Exclusion: VIC241H1, VIC241Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

REN244H1 - The Renaissance in Europe and the World

REN244H1 - The Renaissance in Europe and the World
Hours: 24S

An interdisciplinary introduction to the Renaissance as it spread beyond Italy, both as it took root in Northern Europe and made an impact around the globe. This class will examine how the cultural forms of the Renaissance – art, architecture, philosophy, politics, music, drama, and literature – developed through engagement with ancient Roman and Greek models and expanded across Europe (in such places as the Iberian Peninsula, France, England, Scotland, Germany, the Low Countries, and Poland). It will also explore how Renaissance culture shaped and was shaped by interactions between Europeans and peoples in Africa, the Americas, and Asia. Taking into account the contexts of religious conflict, technological change, colonization, gender dynamics, and cross-cultural exchanges brought about by warfare and global networks of trade, this class will use a variety of disciplinary frameworks to examine the Renaissance as an expansive cultural phenomenon.

Exclusion: REN240Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

REN245H1 - Race and Power in the Renaissance

REN245H1 - Race and Power in the Renaissance
Hours: 24S

This course explores the relationship between race, imperialism, and culture in the Renaissance world. Students investigate the intellectual frameworks through which early modern Europeans made sense of human diversity, with a focus on the enduring influence of these ideologies in the perception and representation of difference today. Course materials may include such examples as portraits of a Black duke in Renaissance Florence, trial records of falsely accused Jewish men, clothes to disguise oneself as an Ottoman princess, and plays featuring Roma fortune-tellers.

Prerequisite: None
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

REN338H1 - Renaissance in the City

REN338H1 - Renaissance in the City
Previous Course Number: VIC338H1
Hours: 24S

An interdisciplinary course exploring the history, art, architecture, literature, and music of the Renaissance in one or more cities from ca. 1400-1650. The course will investigate how local political and social-historical contexts shape ideas and cultural forms, and so illustrate the process and effects of cross-fertilization in the Renaissance period.

Exclusion: VIC338H1
Recommended Preparation: REN240Y1, or another course in Renaissance Studies
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

REN340H1 - Travel, Trade, and Difference in the Renaissance World

REN340H1 - Travel, Trade, and Difference in the Renaissance World
Hours: 24S

The Renaissance is when the world became truly global. In this course, we examine how the production of stories, knowledge, and ideas was affected by early globalization. In particular, we explore cross-cultural encounters and exchanges established between early modern Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe along networks of trade, imperialistic expansion, and oppression. We will pay particular attention to how early globalization was shaped by power structures and by the intersection of race, class, religion, and gender.

Recommended Preparation: REN240Y1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

REN341H1 - The Self and Society: Women, Men and Children

REN341H1 - The Self and Society: Women, Men and Children
Previous Course Number: VIC341H1
Hours: 24S

A study of the changing conception of the human self in the Renaissance, and of its representation by major authors: Erasmus, Rabelais, Marguerite de Navarre, Castiglione, Machiavelli and others.

Exclusion: VIC341H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

REN342H1 - Women and Writing in the Renaissance

REN342H1 - Women and Writing in the Renaissance
Previous Course Number: VIC342H1
Hours: 24S

Focusing on writers from various geographical areas, the course examines a variety of texts by early modern women (for example, treatises, letters, and poetry) so as to explore the female experience in a literate society, with particular attention to how women constructed a gendered identity for themselves against the backdrop of the cultural debates of the time.

Exclusion: VIC342H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

REN343Y0 - Sex and Gender

REN343Y0 - Sex and Gender
Previous Course Number: VIC343Y0

An interdisciplinary approach to questions of gender and sexuality in early modern Europe, with special focus on the representations of the sexual drive, the gender roles of men and women, and varieties of sexual experience in the literature and art of the period. (Offered as part of the Summer Abroad program)

Exclusion: VIC343Y0
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3), Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

REN343H1 - Sex and Gender

REN343H1 - Sex and Gender
Previous Course Number: VIC343H1
Hours: 24S

An interdisciplinary approach to questions of gender and sexuality in early modern Europe, with special focus on the representations of the sexual drive, the gender roles of men and women, and varieties of sexual experience in the literature and art of the period.

Exclusion: VIC343H1, VIC343Y1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

REN344H1 - Renaissance Narrative

REN344H1 - Renaissance Narrative
Previous Course Number: VIC344H1
Hours: 24S

Focuses on analysis of short stories and longer prose works including, in English translation: Boccaccio's stories of love, fortune and human intelligence in the Decameron; Rabelais' humorous parody of high culture in Gargantua; the tragic tale of Romeo and Juliet; and the adventures of picaresque rogues in Lazarillo de Tormes and Nashe's Unfortunate Traveler.

Exclusion: VIC344H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

REN345H1 - Media and Communications in the Early Modern Era

REN345H1 - Media and Communications in the Early Modern Era
Previous Course Number: VIC345H1
Hours: 24S

This course examines the various media (printing press, representational art, music, preaching) and social and political forces (family and political networks, censorship, education, etc.) that conditioned the communication of ideas in early modern society.

Exclusion: VIC345H1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

REN346H1 - The Idea of the Renaissance

REN346H1 - The Idea of the Renaissance
Previous Course Number: VIC346H1
Hours: 24S

This course examines the changing views of the Renaissance, from the earliest definitions by poets and painters to the different understandings of contemporary historians. We will pay attention to the interests and biases that have informed the idea of the Renaissance as an aesthetic, social, political, gendered, and Eurocentric phenomenon.

Prerequisite: Completion of 4.0 credits
Exclusion: VIC346H1
Recommended Preparation: At least 0.5 credit in the art, literature, history, or philosophy of fifteenth or sixteenth century Europe
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

REN347H1 - Studies in Renaissance Performance

REN347H1 - Studies in Renaissance Performance
Previous Course Number: VIC347H1
Hours: 24L

Studies in the development of new forms in music, drama and dance in the Renaissance. The course will consist of seminars and lectures, and may incorporate live performances taking place in Toronto in addition to recordings.

Exclusion: VIC347H1
Recommended Preparation: REN240Y1, or another course in Renaissance Studies.
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

REN348Y0 - The Renaissance City

REN348Y0 - The Renaissance City
Previous Course Number: VIC348Y0

This course will study four Renaissance Italian urban environments, beginning with the medieval city of Siena followed by the construction of Renaissance urban space in republics, principalities, and papal Rome. Field trips and illustrated lectures will introduce students to Renaissance urban, cultural, and political history. (Offered in Siena only)

Exclusion: VIC348Y0
Recommended Preparation: REN240Y1, or another course in Renaissance Studies.
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1), Society and its Institutions (3)

REN349Y1 - Special Topics in the Renaissance

REN349Y1 - Special Topics in the Renaissance
Previous Course Number: VIC349Y1
Hours: 48L/24P

Studies in an aspect of the Renaissance based around lectures, seminars, and readings. Content varies by instructor and topics are listed on the Victoria College programs website: https://vic.utoronto.ca/academic-programs/special-topics-courses/ren349y. Not offered every year.

Recommended Preparation: REN240Y1, or another course in Renaissance Studies.

REN349H1 - Special Topics in the Renaissance

REN349H1 - Special Topics in the Renaissance
Previous Course Number: VIC349H1
Hours: 24L/12P

Studies in an aspect of the Renaissance based around lectures, seminars, and readings. Content varies by instructor and topics are listed on the Victoria College programs website: https://vic.utoronto.ca/academic-programs/special-topics-courses/ren349h. Not offered every year.

Recommended Preparation: REN240Y1, or another course in Renaissance Studies.

REN392H1 - Renaissance Studies Independent Study

REN392H1 - Renaissance Studies Independent Study
Previous Course Number: VIC392H1

This course provides an opportunity to design an interdisciplinary course of study, not otherwise available within the Faculty, with the intent of addressing specific topics in Renaissance studies. Written application (detailed proposal, reading list and a letter of support from a Victoria College faculty member who is prepared to supervise) must be submitted for approval on behalf of Victoria College. For application procedures visit the Victoria College website. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits and permission of Program Coordinator.
Exclusion: VIC392H1

REN392Y1 - Renaissance Studies Independent Study

REN392Y1 - Renaissance Studies Independent Study
Previous Course Number: VIC392Y1

This course provides an opportunity to design an interdisciplinary course of study, not otherwise available within the Faculty, with the intent of addressing specific topics in Renaissance studies. Written application (detailed proposal, reading list and a letter of support from a Victoria College faculty member who is prepared to supervise) must be submitted for approval on behalf of Victoria College. For application procedures visit the Victoria College website. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits and permission of the Program Coordinator.
Exclusion: VIC392Y1

REN440Y0 - Florence and the Renaissance

REN440Y0 - Florence and the Renaissance
Previous Course Number: VIC440Y0

An interdisciplinary seminar on Florence in the 15th and 16th centuries: humanism, culture and society in the republican period, the rise of the Medici, Florentine Neoplatonism, the establishment of the Medici principate, culture, society and religion. (Offered as part of the Summer Abroad program)

Prerequisite: REN240Y1 or permission of the instructor
Exclusion: VIC440Y0
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

REN440H1 - Florence and the Renaissance

REN440H1 - Florence and the Renaissance
Previous Course Number: VIC440H1
Hours: 24L

An interdisciplinary seminar on Florence in the 15th and 16th centuries: humanism, culture and society in the republican period, the rise of the Medici, Florentine Neoplatonism, the establishment of the Medici principate, culture, society and religion.

Prerequisite: REN240Y1 or permission of the instructor
Exclusion: VIC440H1, VIC440Y1
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

REN442H1 - The Renaissance Book

REN442H1 - The Renaissance Book
Previous Course Number: VIC442H1
Hours: 24L

This course explores the intellectual and historical contexts of the Renaissance book and applies a digital humanities approach to its study, focusing on books printed in Western Europe between 1500 and 1700. Through a close examination of early and rare books, students explore three major areas in Renaissance intellectual history: 1) humanist rhetoric, politics, and literature, 2) Reformation studies, and 3) natural history, science, and medicine. Regular guest lectures sponsored by the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies will introduce students to scholars from beyond the UofT; the course also involves experiential learning with digital exhibitions and rare books.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits
Exclusion: VIC442H1; VIC449H1 (Advanced Seminar in the Renaissance: Exhibiting the Renaissance Book), offered in Winter 2018 and Winter 2019
Recommended Preparation: REN240Y1, or another course in Renaissance Studies
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

REN449Y1 - Advanced Seminar in the Renaissance

REN449Y1 - Advanced Seminar in the Renaissance
Previous Course Number: VIC449Y1
Hours: 24P/48S

An in-depth study in an aspect of the Renaissance based around lectures, seminars, and readings. Content in any given year depends on the instructor.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits
Recommended Preparation: REN240Y1, or another course in Renaissance Studies.

REN449H1 - Advanced Seminar in the Renaissance

REN449H1 - Advanced Seminar in the Renaissance
Previous Course Number: VIC449H1
Hours: 12P/24S

An in-depth study in an aspect of the Renaissance based around lectures, seminars, and readings. Content in any given year depends on the instructor.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits
Recommended Preparation: REN240Y1, or another course in Renaissance Studies.

REN492Y1 - Renaissance Studies Independent Study

REN492Y1 - Renaissance Studies Independent Study
Previous Course Number: VIC492Y1

This course provides an opportunity to design an interdisciplinary course of study, not otherwise available within the Faculty, with the intent of addressing specific topics in Renaissance studies. Written application (detailed proposal, reading list and a letter of support from a Victoria College faculty member who is prepared to supervise) must be submitted for approval on behalf of Victoria College. For application procedures visit the Victoria College website. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits and permission of the Program Coordinator.
Exclusion: VIC492Y1

REN492H1 - Renaissance Studies Independent Study

REN492H1 - Renaissance Studies Independent Study
Previous Course Number: VIC492H1

This course provides an opportunity to design an interdisciplinary course of study, not otherwise available within the Faculty, with the intent of addressing specific topics in Renaissance studies. Written application (detailed proposal, reading list and a letter of support from a Victoria College faculty member who is prepared to supervise) must be submitted for approval on behalf of Victoria College. For application procedures visit the Victoria College website. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits and permission of the Program Coordinator.
Exclusion: VIC492H1

Science, Technology, and Society

VIC206H1 - Psychology and Society

VIC206H1 - Psychology and Society
Hours: 24S

This course explores central developments and ongoing controversies in the scientific study of the human mind, brain and behaviour. It examines topics such as: psychoanalysis, behaviourism, humanistic psychology, evolutionary psychology, intelligence testing, and feminist perspectives. Goals include understanding the historical evolution and social relevance of scientific psychology.

Exclusion: VIC106H1
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

VIC207H1 - Genetic Technologies: Scientific Promises and Ethical Dilemmas

VIC207H1 - Genetic Technologies: Scientific Promises and Ethical Dilemmas
Hours: 24L/12T

This course examines the ethical dilemmas raised by new genetic technologies. It explores the scientific possibilities they open as well as the moral questions they raise. The topics covered might include: Eugenics, the human genome project, behavioral genetics, genetics and race, genetic screening, gene editing and therapy, gene doping in sports, animal and human cloning, and genetic enhancement.

Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

REN242H1 - Scientific Worldviews of the Renaissance

REN242H1 - Scientific Worldviews of the Renaissance
Previous Course Number: VIC242H1
Hours: 24L

An in-depth study of late medieval and early modern scientific worldviews, with a focus on interconnections between natural philosophy, cosmology, theology, astronomy, optics, medicine, natural history, and ethics. Through a consideration of early modern ideas including free will and determinism, the finite and infinite universe, teleology and mechanism, theism and deism, and deduction and intuition, this course investigates some of the period’s key metaphysical and methodological assumptions, and reveals how an evolving scientific understanding informed the Renaissance worldview.

Exclusion: VIC242H1, HPS309H1
Recommended Preparation: Completion of 4.0 credits
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

VIC245H1 - Science Wars: Society and the Limits of Scientific Knowledge

VIC245H1 - Science Wars: Society and the Limits of Scientific Knowledge
Hours: 24L

An introduction to competing conceptions of scientific knowledge and the role of sociocultural factors in shaping scientific methods, theories, and evidence. Can science provide objective knowledge of the external mind-independent world, or are the empirical aspirations of science limited by the social, cultural, economic, political, and religious contexts that shape “science” itself? Can scientific knowledge reach certainty? How do sociocultural factors affect the process of theory acceptance? This course considers “science” as an epistemological battleground from 17th century debates on inductive reasoning to contemporary arguments about “alternative” science.

Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

VIC246H1 - Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, Monster

VIC246H1 - Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, Monster
Hours: 24L

This course introduces students to the history of natural history--or how thinkers (often called "naturalists") made sense of the world around them. Course readings, lectures, and activities will explore changing perspectives on nonhuman nature across time, from medieval bestiaries to early modern cabinets of curiosities, from colonial botany to more recent legends of Yetis, Bigfoots, and other fantastical creatures of cryptozoology.

Prerequisite: Completion of 4.0 credits
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

VIC248H1 - Genetics in the Movies: Mad Scientists, Clones, Superhumans, and Designer Babies

VIC248H1 - Genetics in the Movies: Mad Scientists, Clones, Superhumans, and Designer Babies
Hours: 24L/12T

This course explores how scientific and technological advances in genetics have been presented in the movies, focusing on American cinema. We will consider how selected films have influenced social perceptions of the role of scientists and genetic technologies in various areas. The movies and topics covered might include: The Black Stork (1917), A Bill of Divorcement (1932), Tomorrow’s Children (1934) for eugenics; The Boys from Brazil (1978), and Blueprint (2003) for human cloning; Jurassic Park (1993) for de-extinction or bringing extinct animal species back to life; Blade Runner (1982) for synthetic biology and human nature; Gattaca (1997) for human genetic enhancement; The Fly (1958) and The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) for chimeras; My Sister’s Keeper (2009) for savior siblings; and Okja (2017) for genetically modified animals. We will also analyze the role of documentaries, such as Human Nature (2019) and Make People Better (2022).

Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

VIC274H1 - Wisdom of the Social Sciences

VIC274H1 - Wisdom of the Social Sciences
Hours: 24S

This course examines influential efforts to study human beings and society scientifically, from the seventeenth century to the present. We consider major contributions from prominent thinkers, such as Thomas Hobbes, Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and Sigmund Freud. We also review the contemporary relevance and persistent controversies about their ideas.

Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

VIC301H1 - Public Communication in Science

VIC301H1 - Public Communication in Science
Hours: 24S

How can scientific findings be efficiently communicated to broader audiences? This course will focus on the methodologies of effective science communication by analyzing the range of available tools, principles, formats, and media. It will introduce students to various techniques of communicating scientific findings to non-specialist audiences by means of social media posts, videos, podcasts, comics, interviews, news briefs, and public speaking. Students will analyze the public’s perception of science and will discuss ways to address the concerns of science skeptics. Students will have the opportunity to create various forms of science communications material.

Prerequisite: Completion of 4.0 credits
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

VIC302H1 - Science Policy

VIC302H1 - Science Policy
Hours: 24S

The course focuses on the impact of policy on science and the development and implementation of science-related policy. Topics include science funding and allocation of resources, policies concerning the technological application of scientific discoveries, commercialization of science, and the factors that shape the choice of science-based policies in such areas as healthcare, urban planning, weapons development, or environmental monitoring. The course will consider various science policy frameworks that define the power relationships between the stakeholders: government science policymakers, research and educational institutions, private firms, social media, and NGOs.

Prerequisite: Completion of 4.0 credits
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

VIC377H1 - Special Topics in Science, Technology and Society

VIC377H1 - Special Topics in Science, Technology and Society
Hours: 24S

In-depth study of a topic related to science and society. Content varies with instructor. Please see the Victoria College website for more information: https://vic.utoronto.ca/academic-programs/special-topics-courses/vic377h

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits
Recommended Preparation: 0.5 credit in Science and Society
Breadth Requirements: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

Vic Capstone

VIC435H1 - Capstone Seminar: Community-Engaged Research

VIC435H1 - Capstone Seminar: Community-Engaged Research
Hours: 12L/78P

This course provides students with an experiential learning opportunity in community-engaged research combined with critical reflection and academic discussion within a seminar setting. Through a placement in social enterprise organizations, students develop research-based approaches to support their organization in assessing needs, impact, and resources. Alongside this hands-on experience, interdisciplinary seminar discussions will help students understand how research methodologies, standards, and protocols are deployed in community settings. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Completion of 15.0 credits. Application required.
Exclusion: NEW497Y1/ NEW498H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

VIC451H1 - Capstone: Learning Communities and Higher Education

VIC451H1 - Capstone: Learning Communities and Higher Education
Hours: 24S

This course examines higher education in Canada using Victoria University and Victoria's affiliates as a case study. Topics covered include learning communities, mentoring, experiential learning, and international contexts of education. Students gain practical mentorship experience through placement in first-year Victoria College courses. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: A minimum CGPA of 3.0, completion of 15.0 credits, and an application are required
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

VIC452H1 - Science, Technology, & Society Internship

VIC452H1 - Science, Technology, & Society Internship
Hours: 24S

This seminar provides academic support for individual work placements in science and technology policy, governance, funding, popularization, advocacy, journalism, or a closely related field in a professional setting, through interdisciplinary readings, integrative discussion, and critical reflection on the culture of labour and the acquisition of workplace skills and experience. Assignments will include reflective exercises and critical analyses, leading to participation in a capstone seminar. Not eligible for CR/NCR option. For internship projects and the link to the application form, visit https://uoft.me/stshpsinternship.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits and an application are required
Recommended Preparation: VIC301H1, VIC302H1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

VIC476H1 - Capstone Seminar in Foreign Policy

VIC476H1 - Capstone Seminar in Foreign Policy

The seminar involves a critical assessment of current foreign policy issues and contemporary world problems. Issues and case studies to be analyzed include: 1. International military interventions to respond to imminent threats or humanitarian crises, issues of legitimacy and effectiveness. e.g., Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Haiti. 2. Canada-US relations in international crisis management, the track record and the way ahead. 3. Globalization, international terrorism, and their effects on sovereignty, diplomacy and international institutions.

Prerequisite: Completion of 15.0 credits and VIC181H1, or permission of the instructor. Application required.
Exclusion: POL470Y1
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

VIC493H1 - Vic Capstone Research Colloquium

VIC493H1 - Vic Capstone Research Colloquium
Hours: 24S

This seminar provides work-in-progress support for students pursuing full-year or half-year Individual Studies projects. In an interdisciplinary seminar, students receive training and practice in project design, professional skills, and effective communication in a variety of fields and contexts. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: A minimum CGPA of 3.0, completion of 15.0 credits, and an application are required
Corequisite: Registration in an Independent / Individual Studies or Senior Essay course
Exclusion: POL499Y1, RLG404H1/ RLG405H1, UNI460H1, thesis seminars in other programs

Other Vic Seminars

VIC259H1 - Special Topics Seminar

VIC259H1 - Special Topics Seminar
Hours: 24S

Topics vary from year to year depending on the instructor. Please see the Victoria College website for specific details about this year's offerings: https://vic.utoronto.ca/academic-programs/special-topics-courses/vic259h

Prerequisite: Completion of 5.0 credits

VIC259Y1 - Special Topics Seminar

VIC259Y1 - Special Topics Seminar
Hours: 48S

Topics vary from year to year depending on the instructor. Please refer to the Victoria College website for more information: https://vic.utoronto.ca/academic-programs/special-topics-courses/vic259y

Prerequisite: Completion of 5.0 credits

VIC296Y1 - Internship Opportunity

VIC296Y1 - Internship Opportunity

A practical or experiential learning opportunity under the supervision of a faculty member.

Prerequisite: Completion of 5.0 credits

VIC296H1 - Internship Opportunity

VIC296H1 - Internship Opportunity

A practical or experiential learning opportunity under the supervision of a faculty member.

Prerequisite: Completion of 5.0 credits

VIC299Y1 - Research Opportunity Program

VIC299Y1 - Research Opportunity Program

Credit course for supervised participation in faculty research project. Details at https://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/academics/research-opportunities/research-opportunities-program. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

VIC359Y1 - Special Topics Seminar

VIC359Y1 - Special Topics Seminar
Hours: 48S

An upper level course. Topics vary from year to year depending on the instructor.

Prerequisite: Completion of 10.0 credits

VIC359H1 - Special Topics Seminar

VIC359H1 - Special Topics Seminar
Hours: 24S

An upper level course. Topics vary from year to year depending on the instructor. Please refer to the Victoria College website for more information: https://vic.utoronto.ca/academic-programs/special-topics-courses/vic359h

Prerequisite: Completion of 10.0 credits

VIC390Y0 - Victoria College Independent Studies

VIC390Y0 - Victoria College Independent Studies

These courses provide an opportunity to design an interdisciplinary course of study not otherwise available within the Faculty. Written application (detailed proposal, reading list and a letter of support from a Victoria College faculty member who is prepared to supervise) must be submitted for approval on behalf of Victoria College. For application procedures visit the Victoria College website. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: A minimum CGPA of 3.0 and have completed 10.0 credits and permission of College Program Director.

VIC390H1 - Victoria College Independent Studies

VIC390H1 - Victoria College Independent Studies

These courses provide an opportunity to design an interdisciplinary course of study not otherwise available within the Faculty. Written application (detailed proposal, reading list and a letter of support from a Victoria College faculty member who is prepared to supervise) must be submitted for approval on behalf of Victoria College. For application procedures visit the Victoria College website. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: A minimum CGPA of 3.0, completion of 10.0 credits and permission of the College Program Director

VIC390Y1 - Victoria College Independent Studies

VIC390Y1 - Victoria College Independent Studies

These courses provide an opportunity to design an interdisciplinary course of study not otherwise available within the Faculty. Written application (detailed proposal, reading list and a letter of support from a Victoria College faculty member who is prepared to supervise) must be submitted for approval on behalf of Victoria College. For application procedures visit the Victoria College website. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: A minimum CGPA of 3.0, completion of 10.0 credits, and permission of the College Program Director

VIC391Y1 - Victoria College Independent Studies

VIC391Y1 - Victoria College Independent Studies

These courses provide an opportunity to design an interdisciplinary course of study not otherwise available within the Faculty. Written application (detailed proposal, reading list and a letter of support from a Victoria College faculty member who is prepared to supervise) must be submitted for approval on behalf of Victoria College. For application procedures visit the Victoria College website. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: A minimum CGPA of 3.0, completion of 10.0 credits, and permission of the College Program Director

VIC391H1 - Victoria College Independent Studies

VIC391H1 - Victoria College Independent Studies

These courses provide an opportunity to design an interdisciplinary course of study not otherwise available within the Faculty. Written application (detailed proposal, reading list and a letter of support from a Victoria College faculty member who is prepared to supervise) must be submitted for approval on behalf of Victoria College. For application procedures visit the Victoria College website. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: A minimum CGPA of 3.0, completion of 10.0 credits, and permission of the College Program Director

VIC391H0 - Victoria College Independent Studies

VIC391H0 - Victoria College Independent Studies

These courses provide an opportunity to design an interdisciplinary course of study not otherwise available within the Faculty. Written application (detailed proposal, reading list and a letter of support from a Victoria College faculty member who is prepared to supervise) must be submitted for approval on behalf of Victoria College. For application procedures visit the Victoria College website. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: A minimum CGPA of 3.0 and have completed 10.0 credits and permission of College Program Director.

VIC396H0 - International Internship Opportunity

VIC396H0 - International Internship Opportunity
Hours: 4L/75P

This course provides an opportunity to apply acquired knowledge in a practical or experiential placement in an international setting. A faculty supervisor assesses and assigns the necessary written component associated with the internship. The number of weekly hours spent in the placement, the scope of learning objectives, and the nature of reflective and written activities are determined in consultation with the host institution and the supervisor. This is a pass/fail course.

Prerequisite: 4.0 credits
Course Experience: Partnership-Based Experience

VIC397H0 - International Study

VIC397H0 - International Study

Course content, travel destination, etc., will depend on the instructor. Topics will vary from year to year. Course not offered every year. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Completion of 9.0 credits

VIC399Y1 - Research Opportunity Program

VIC399Y1 - Research Opportunity Program

Credit course for supervised participation in faculty research project. Details at https://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/current/academics/research-opportunities/research-opportunities-program. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

VIC459H1 - Special Topics Seminar

VIC459H1 - Special Topics Seminar
Hours: 24S

Topics vary from year to year.

Prerequisite: Completion of 15.0 credits
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

VIC459Y1 - Special Topics Seminar

VIC459Y1 - Special Topics Seminar
Hours: 48S

Topics vary from year to year. Please see the Victoria College website for more information: https://vic.utoronto.ca/academic-programs/special-topics-courses/vic459y

Prerequisite: Completion of 15.0 credits
Breadth Requirements: Creative and Cultural Representations (1), Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

VIC490Y1 - Victoria College Independent Studies

VIC490Y1 - Victoria College Independent Studies

These courses provide an opportunity to design an interdisciplinary course of study not otherwise available within the Faculty. Written application (detailed proposal, reading list and a letter of support from a Victoria College faculty member who is prepared to supervise) must be submitted for approval on behalf of Victoria College. For application procedures visit the Victoria College website. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: A minimum CGPA of 3.0, completion of 15.0 credits, and permission of the College Program Director

VIC490Y0 - Victoria College Independent Studies

VIC490Y0 - Victoria College Independent Studies

These courses provide an opportunity to design an interdisciplinary course of study not otherwise available within the Faculty. Written application (detailed proposal, reading list and a letter of support from a Victoria College faculty member who is prepared to supervise) must be submitted for approval on behalf of Victoria College. For application procedures visit the Victoria College website. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: A minimum CGPA of 3.0 and have completed 15.0 credits and permission of College Program Director.

VIC490H1 - Victoria College Independent Studies

VIC490H1 - Victoria College Independent Studies

These courses provide an opportunity to design an interdisciplinary course of study not otherwise available within the Faculty. Written application (detailed proposal, reading list and a letter of support from a Victoria College faculty member who is prepared to supervise) must be submitted for approval on behalf of Victoria College. For application procedures visit the Victoria College website. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: A minimum CGPA of 3.0, completion of 15.0 credits, and permission of the College Program Director

VIC491Y1 - Victoria College Independent Studies

VIC491Y1 - Victoria College Independent Studies

These courses provide an opportunity to design an interdisciplinary course of study not otherwise available within the Faculty. Written application (detailed proposal, reading list and a letter of support from a Victoria College faculty member who is prepared to supervise) must be submitted for approval on behalf of Victoria College. For application procedures visit the Victoria College website. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: A minimum CGPA of 3.0, completion of 15.0 credits, and permission of the College Program Director

VIC491H1 - Victoria College Independent Studies

VIC491H1 - Victoria College Independent Studies

These courses provide an opportunity to design an interdisciplinary course of study not otherwise available within the Faculty. Written application (detailed proposal, reading list and a letter of support from a Victoria College faculty member who is prepared to supervise) must be submitted for approval on behalf of Victoria College. For application procedures visit the Victoria College website. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: A minimum CGPA of 3.0, completion of 15.0 credits, and permission of the College Program Director

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