academic_bridging

Full-time option

The Millie Rotman Shime Academic Bridging Program will be offering the full-time program for the 2016 Fall session! 

The full-time Bridging stream is designed for those students who want or need more weekly classroom instruction during their Bridging experience.  Full-time Bridging students will be registered in the courses listed below, opening avenues to specific financial aid/student loan opportunities only available to full-time students.  Enrollment to the full time program is limited to only the Fall session as classes begin in September.

Full-Time Course Descriptions

ABP100Y1 – Introduction to Academic Studies

This interdisciplinary, skills-focused course parallels the other component courses of the full-time Academic Bridging Program supplementing those courses while providing intensive, workshop-style training in the fundamental skills needed to for success in the program in the further university studies. The course will focus on the texts studies in both Contemporary Canada and Order and Disorder I and II and a substantial amount of class time will be devoted to preparing for and writing the term assignments for those courses and helping students integrate their entire Academic Bridging experience.

WDW102Y1 – Contemporary Canada

Description

This interdisciplinary course provides an introduction to the changing nature of contemporary Canadian society by examining the historical roots of a variety of themes, such as aboriginal issues, regionalism, French-English relations, gender/women’s issues, and immigration/multiculturalism, which are examined in a variety of interdisciplinary sources, including geography, history, politics, literature, and culture.

Through an interactive course format consisting of lectures and class discussions, students are encourages to develop a variety of skills necessary to succeed in university, including how to read fiction and nonfiction critically and how to write a variety of essays . By the end of the course students should possess a broad understanding of Canadian society and sharpened analytical skills.

WDW151H1 - Order and Disorder I: Issues and Perspectives

Societies require law and order, but at what point does order become oppression? How do we balance our need for freedom and society’s need for order? This interdisciplinary seminar allows students to explore these and related questions through selected readings introducing theories from sociology, political science, philosophy, and history.

WDW152H1 – Order and Disorder II: Problems and Solutions

Building on the questions and theoretical perspectives discussed in WDW151H1, this interdisciplinary seminar introduces students to some of the methods used by scholars and researchers in sociology, political science, philosophy, and history to develop, test, and debate possible solutions to the problems of social order and disorder.