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Woodsworth One

What is Woodsworth One?

Woodsworth One offers small classes for students in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The theme is “Order and Disorder” and the courses focus on law, crime, war, justice and government policies. If you’re studying Political Science, Sociology, Criminology, International Relations, History, Economics, Philosophy and related disciplines, Woodsworth One could be a great fit for you!

As a Woodsworth One student, you take one course in the Fall term and another in the Winter, each worth a half credit (0.5 Full Course Equivalent, or “FCE.”) In addition, you participate in weekly co-curricular activities.

The courses are capped at 25 students and the emphasis is on class discussion and participation. It’s a great way to build a new network of friends. You participate in role-playing games, simulations, debates and more. The co-curricular activities include field trips, guest speakers, and workshops on important skills such as time management, research, and test-taking.

As a Woodsworth One student, you have access to a team of peer mentors: upper-year students who have already gone through the program. These mentors attend class and help you navigate your first year. They share advice on studying, balancing school and other demands, and generally help to build a strong sense of community within the program.

The Woodsworth One team also includes Woodsworth’s Academic Writing Centre, a Learning Strategist, a dedicated Registrar, and a program administrator.  Each member of the team seeks to create a strong sense of community and to set students up for academic success. 

Woodsworth One offers students:

  • Small classes, but a big community;
  • A direct connection to the professor;
  • Interactive learning experiences, field trips, and guest speakers;
  • Networking & advising for future academic and career paths;
  • Workshops to build academic skills: test-taking, time management, essay-writing, and more;
  • Lots of support: upper year mentors, and support staff dedicated to aiding the transition to university.

Who can take Woodsworth One?

Woodsworth One is for first-year students enrolled in the Social Sciences and Humanities within the Faculty of Arts & Science. In keeping with Woodworth College’s tradition of open access, there is no incoming grade requirement. 

What courses do I need to take?

WDW152H1 (Winter term) builds upon WDW151H1 (Fall term) and students are encouraged to enrol in both. However, it is not mandatory to do so and students are welcome to participate in one term only. 

How do I register for Woodsworth One?

Want to learn more?

Woodsworth One Streams

 

Order and Disorder

WDW152H1 (Winter term) builds upon WDW151H1 (Fall term) and students are encouraged to enrol in both. This counts as one total credit toward their undergraduate degree.

WDW151H1 – Order and Disorder I: Issues and Perspectives - Hours: 16T/24S
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. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.
Distribution Requirements: Social Science
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

Course Schedule for 2021-2022:

  • WDW151H1 F L0101: Mondays, 1 - 3 pm
  • WDW151H1 F L0201: Wednesdays, 1 - 3 pm
  • WDW151H1 F L0301: Thursdays,  1 - 3 pm
  • Co-Curricular Activities (all sections): Tuesdays, 1 - 3 pm

WDW152H1 – Order and Disorder II:   Problems and Solutions - Hours: 16T/24S
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. Restricted to first-year students. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.
Prerequisite: WDW151H1 or permission of the Woodsworth One Program Coordinator
Distribution Requirements: Social Science
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

Students in the O&D stream are encouraged to take at least one of the following courses:

  • POL 101Y1 (Full-Year Course) – Democracy, Dictatorship, War, and Peace: An Introduction
  • PHL100Y1 (Full-Year Course) – Introduction to Philosophy
  • SOC100H1 (Half Credit Course – Fall) – Introduction to Sociology and/or SOC150H1 (Half Credit Course – Winter) – Sociological Inquiries
  • Any 100-level HIS course

     

Course Schedule for 2021-2022:

  • WDW152H1 S L0101: Mondays, 1 - 3 pm
  • WDW152H1 S L0201: Wednesdays, 1 - 3 pm
  • WDW152H1 S L0301: Thursdays, 1 - 3 pm
  • Co-Curricular Activities (all sections): Tuesdays, 1 - 3 pm

The WDW151H1 and 152H1 course material overlaps with many other Social Science disciplines. Students in our program are likely to be interested in the following areas of study: 


  • Criminology & Sociolegal Studies
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Ethics, Society & Law
  • International Relations
  • Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies
  • Equity Studies
  • Economics
  • Psychology