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Program Overview & Courses

Eligibility for Degree Studies

 

 

Part-time Option

Honours Bachelor of Arts

Students who successfully complete their Academic Bridging Program course with a grade of 63 per cent or higher will be eligible for degree studies.

Students who earn a grade between 63 per cent and 72 per cent will be limited to a 60 per cent course load when they transfer to degree studies. Students may request to have this limitation lifted after the completion of 4.0 credits.

 

Full-time Option

Honours Bachelor of Arts Option

Students who successfully complete their core Academic Bridging Program course with a grade of 63 per cent or higher and a grade of at least 60 per cent in all other classes will be eligible for degree studies.

Students who earn a grade between 63 per cent and 72 per cent will be limited to a 60 per cent course load when they transfer to degree studies. Students may request to have this limitation lifted after the completion of 4.0 credits. 

Honours Bachelor of Science Option

Students who successfully complete all of their Academic Bridging Program courses with a minimum grade of 73 per cent in each course will be eligible for degree studies.

Part-Time Academic Bridging Program Timetable
Applicants will enrol in ONE of the available part-time courses:

 

September 2020 to April 2021:

Decentring "Canada" (WDW101Y1Y) Monday 1 pm - 4 pm
Contemporary Canada (WDW102Y1Y) Thursday 10 am - 1 pm
Introduction to Environmental Studies (WDW104Y1Y) Wednesday 6 pm - 9 pm
Media, Culture and Society (WDW106Y1Y)

Tuesday 1 pm - 4 pm

 

January 2021 - April 2021: TBD

Contemporary Canada (WDW102Y1S) Info will be posted in Fall 2020
Media, Culture and Society (WDW106Y1S) Info will be posted in Fall 2020

April 2021 - June 2021: TBD

Info will be posted in Winter 2021  
Info will be posted in Winter 2021  

Full-Time Academic Bridging Program Timetable
Applicants will be enrolled into ALL of these full-time program courses:

September 2020 to April 2021: Arts option
Introduction to Academic Studies (ABP100Y1Y) Tuesday 10 am - 1 pm
Contemporary Canada (WDW102Y1Y)

Monday 10 am - 1 pm

Order and Disorder I (WDW151H1F) Wednesday 10 am - 1 pm (Sep to Dec)
Order and Disorder II (WDW152H1S) Wednesday 10 am - 1 pm (Jan to Apr)
September 2020 to April 2021: Science option
Intro to Academic Studies in the Sciences (ABP101Y1Y) Wednesday 10 am - 1 pm
Intro to University Studies in Mathematics (WDW107Y1Y)

Monday 10 am - 1 pm

Intro to University Studies in Chemistry (WDW108Y1Y) Tuesday 10 am - 1 pm

Academic Bridging courses

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 for success in the program in further university studies. The course will focus on the texts studied 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.

ABP101Y1

Introduction to Academic Studies in the Sciences

This interdisciplinary, skills-focused course parallels the other component courses of the full-time ABP Science Option, supplementing those courses and helping students integrate their entire Academic Bridging experience, while providing intensive, workshop-style training in the fundamental skills needed for success in further university studies in Mathematics and the Sciences. The course will also provide academic advising and planning, to help students understand and navigate university culture. 

WDW101Y1

Decentring "Canada"

This course centres diverse, under-acknowledged narratives of people, such as Indigenous and racialized peoples, within the territories of "Canada" to challenge monolithic, linear, and uncritical representations of this country's history and future. Archival materials, maps, place names, art, literature, film, and other texts will be approached from interdisciplinary perspectives to reveal different orientations to historical events, social injustices, and futures of this territory.

You might consider this course if you have interests in:

Anthropology, Cultural or Media Studies, International Relations, Political Science and History.

WDW102Y1

Contemporary Canada

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. They are examined in a variety of interdisciplinary sources that include geography, history, politics, literature and culture.

You might consider this course if you have interests in:

Art, Geography, Political Science and Sociology or interdisciplinary programs such as Canadian Studies or Women’s Studies.

WDW103Y1

Introduction to the Study of Literature

In this course, students will learn how to read critically, comprehend more fully and analyze representative examples of outstanding literary work in drama, poetry and fiction. They will also learn how to write more clearly and effectively and how to use the library to do research. This is a Humanities course, and, as such, addresses major issues of the human condition – love and friendship, aging and death, the natural and social environment and heredity and free will.

You might consider this course if you have interests in:

Comparative Literature, English, Philosophy and Writing and Rhetoric.

WDW104Y1

Introduction to Environmental Studies

This interdisciplinary course introduces major issues regarding the sustainability of the global environment in the face of human development by integrating Humanities and Social Science with the fundamental concept of environmental sciences. It focuses on a variety of themes, such as human development and health issues, environmental toxicology, solid and hazardous waste, air and water pollution, climate change, ethical concerns, food resources, renewable energy and conservation and sustainability.

You might consider this course if you have interests in:

Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Peace and Conflict Studies, Geography, History, Sociology and Political Science.

WDW105Y1

Topics in Indigenous Cultures and Societies

This course provides an interdisciplinary focus on key topics relevant to Indigenous communities, historically and in the present. Students will be introduced to diverse cultures, communities, and worldviews of Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island (particularly Canada) and how they have been affected by colonialism. Emphasis will be placed on the ways Indigenous peoples are resisting social, economic, political, and environmental injustices, while revitalizing their identities, knowledges, and communities and creating space for the expression of Indigenous voices.

WDW106Y1

Media, Culture, and Society

This interdisciplinary course provides an introduction to the cultural and social impacts of present-day popular mass media. Themes explored include the economic and political forces that shape the media world, the role of technology, and issues of representation, gender, and social justice. The course examines a wide range of texts, emphasizing popular culture produced in Canada, and students will have the opportunity to draw extensively on their own interactions with popular media. 

WDW107Y1

Introduction to University Studies in Mathematics

This course focuses on mathematical concepts and skills needed for success in First Year university Math and Science courses. Students will develop quantitative reasoning abilities required to critique arguments and make decisions, and will gain a deep understanding of functions modeling relationships. The course highlights multiple representations of each topic, emphasizing connections, and workshop-style sessions enable students to strengthen the skills they learn. 

WDW108Y1

Introduction to University Studies in Chemistry

This course covers the fundamental knowledge and skills needed for success in First Year university Chemistry and other Sciences such as Biology. Topics include atoms, elements, and compounds; the chemical and physical properties of gases, liquids, and solids; chemical reactions; and the importance of chemistry in understanding the world around us, with attention to how it can address issues in medicine, the environment, and sustainability.