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ABS201Y1    Introduction to Indigenous Studies: Foundations, History and Politics[48L/24T]

This course is designed to introduce students to the ideas, methods and themes of the discipline of Indigenous Studies. The development of the field of Indigenous Studies in Canada will form an important focus in the first half. The second part of the course will address "history and politics", including an overview of the historical processes of diplomacy, alliances, and treaty-making.

Exclusion: ABS201Y1- Introduction to Aboriginal Studies
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities or Social Science course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1) + Society and its Institutions (3)

Class Time

YL0101M2-4Tba
 L2001M2-4Tba
 T0101M4 
 T0201W2 
 T0301W3 
 T2001M4 
 T5101M5 

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ABS210Y1    Introduction to Anishinaabemowin[72L]

An introduction to the Anishinaabe language, including the syllabic writing system.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

Class Time

YL5101T5-8A. McKay
 T0101F10 
 T0201F11 

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ABS220Y1    Introduction to an Iroquoian Language[72L]

An introduction to one of the languages of the Iroquoian language family.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

Class Time

YL5101M6-9D. Antone

ABS230H1    Introduction to Inuktitut[24L]

An introduction to one dialect of Inuktitut, the language of the Inuit, including aspects of other dialects and the syllabic writing system.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

Class Time

FL5101R5-8A. Johns

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ABS231H1    Elementary Inuktitut[24L]

This course builds on the introduction to Inuktitut from ABS230H. Emphasis will be placed on developing grammatical complexity and vocabulary in students oral skills, as well as dialect and cultural awareness.

Prerequisite: ABS230H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

Class Time

Not Available (Possibly Cancelled)

ABS240Y1    Ecological Interactions: Intro to Aboriginal and Western Sciences[48L/72P]

Introduction to methodologies and applications of Aboriginal and Western sciences, with an emphasis on environmental change, animal behaviour, evolution, sustainable practices, and implications of intrinsic ecological connections. Exploratory labs, often outdoors, develop literacy and skills in each paradigm as well as critical thought, creative reflection, and synthesis of knowledge.

Prerequisite: ABS201Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Science course
Breadth Requirement: Living Things and Their Environment (4)

Class Time

Not Available (Possibly Cancelled)

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ABS302H1    Aboriginal Representation in the Mass Media and Society[24L]

A survey of historical and contemporary representations of Aboriginal people in the mass media. Introduction to basic techniques for evaluating, analyzing, and understanding the construction of Nativeness as it is communicated through film, television, and other media. Examination of racial stereotypes and the role of mass communication in perpetuating and challenging stereotypes, cultural appropriation, Aboriginal media production, impact of media portrayal of Aboriginal peoples.

Prerequisite: 8 FCE including ABS201Y1, plus one additional ABS full course equivalent
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities or Social Science course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

Class Time

FL0101T10-12J. Restoule

ABS341H1    North American Indigenous Theatre[24L]

An introduction to the evolution of Indigenous theatre in North America, examining traditional oratory, ceremony, community responsibility, and social construct and their impact on current Indigenous theatre.

Prerequisite: 8 FCE including ABS201Y1, plus one additional ABS full course equivalent
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

Class Time

FL5101W5-8Tba

ABS351Y1    Indigenous Legends & Teaching [24L]

An introduction to laws of Indigenous societies, focusing on the Anishinaabe, as seen through legends and teachings.

Prerequisite: 5 FCE including ABS201Y1, plus one additional ABS full course equivalent
Exclusion: ABS351Y1 Aboriginal Legends and Teachings
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities or Social Science course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

Class Time

YL5101R5-8A. McKay

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ACT230H1    Mathematics of Finance for Non-Actuaries [24L/12T]

Introduction to financial mathematics, interest measurement, present value calculation, annuity valuation, loan amortization, consumer financing arrangements, bond valuation. The course is aimed at a general audience who will not be continuing in the actuarial science program.

Prerequisite: First-year Calculus
Exclusion: ACT240H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Science course
Breadth Requirement: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)

Class Time

FL5101T7-9A. Badescu
  T6 (p)A. Badescu

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ACT245H1    Financial Principles for Actuarial Science I [24L/12T]

Term structure of interest rates, cashflow duration, convexity and immunization, forward and futures contracts, interest rate swaps, introduction to investment derivatives and hedging strategies.

Prerequisite: ACT240H1, MAT137Y1 (minimum grade 65%)/MAT157Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Science course
Breadth Requirement: The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)

Class Time

SL0101T1-3Tba
  R2Tba

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ANT208H1    Medical Anthropology: an Evolutionary Perspective on Human Health[24L/10T]

Introduction to applied evolutionary medical anthropology. It explores evidence for the evolution of human vulnerability to disease across the life cycle (conception to death) and implications for health of contemporary populations in gendered cross-cultural perspective.

Recommended Preparation: ANT100Y1/BIO120H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science or Science course
Breadth Requirement: Living Things and Their Environment (4)

Class Time

SL0101M2-4Tba
 T0101W1 
 T0201W2 
 T0301W3 
 T0401W4 
 T0501R12 
 T0601R1 
 T0701R2 
 T0801R3 
 T0901R4 
 T5101R5 

ANT316H1    Ancient Cultures of Mesoamerica[24L]

This course provides an introduction to the cultures of Mesoamerica, from the first arrival of indigenous peoples to the appearance of the Spaniards in the sixteenth century. Students will become acquainted with cultures including Olmec, Zapotec, Teotihuacan, Maya, and Aztec, while also considering issues of method and evidence.

Prerequisite: ANT200Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

Class Time

Not Available (Possibly Cancelled)

ANT317H1    Archaeology of Eastern North America[24L]

This course examines the precontact and early contact period culture history of eastern North America, including Ontario, through archaeological evidence. Topics covered include the earliest peopling of the region at the end of the Ice Age, diversity of hunter-gatherer societies, introduction of agriculture, and the development of the dynamic First Nations societies who eventually met and interacted with Europeans.

Prerequisite: ANT200Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

Class Time

Not Available (Possibly Cancelled)

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JAL328H1    Writing Systems [24L]

Introduction to writing systems; their historical development, their relationship to language, and their role in culture and society. (Given by the Departments of Anthropology and Linguistics) (Not offered every year)

Prerequisite: ANT100Y1/LIN100Y1/LIN200H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

Class Time

FL5101T5-8Tba

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ANT341H1    China in Transition (formerly ANT341Y1)[24L]

This course offers a general introduction to transformations in modern and contemporary China from an anthropological perspective.  This course covers major aspects of Chinese culture, history, and society in a global context.

Prerequisite: ANT207H1
Exclusion: ANT341Y1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

Class Time

FL0101W10-12Y. Wu

JAL353H1    Conversational Structures [36L]

An introduction to the detailed observation of ordinary conversational interaction, and to some of the main ways in which such interaction is organized. The focus is on developing the capacity to discern orderliness in the details of everyday interaction, and beginning independent research in this area. (Given by the Departments of Anthropology and Linguistics)

Prerequisite: LIN100Y1/LIN200H1/ANT253H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

Class Time

SL0101T3-5J. Sidnell
  R12J. Sidnell

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JAL355H1    Language and Gender [24L]

An introduction to some of the principal questions of feminist theory, as viewed from sociolinguistics. Topics include: socialization into gendered discourse patterns, cultural and ethnic differences in gendered interactions; the role of language and gender in legal, medical and labour settings; multilingualism, migration, imperialism and nationalism; sexuality, desire and queer linguistics, language, gender and globalization.

Prerequisite: One FCE at the 200-level in LIN/ANT/JAL/SOC/WGS
Recommended Preparation: ANT204H1/ANT253H1/SOC200H1/SOC214H1
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
Breadth Requirement: Society and its Institutions (3)

Class Time

FL0101R2-4Tba

ARC131H1    Introduction to Architecture[24L]

A comprehensive introduction to the discipline, art and profession of architecture using case studies, both historical and contemporary, local and international.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

Class Time

Not Available (Possibly Cancelled)

ARC213H1    Architectural Design I (R)[36P]

An introductory design studio that explores design issues and methods as they relate to constructed spaces and territories. The studio explores concepts of site and place as an introduction to the allied disciplines of architectural design, landscape architecture and urban design. The conventions of representation introduced in ARC221 are carried forward and applied to the set design problems.

Prerequisite: ARC221H1; Enrolment in an ARC program
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

Class Time

Not Available (Possibly Cancelled)

ARC221H1    Architectural Representation I (R)[36P]

A studio-based introduction to the conventions and techniques of graphic communication and visual representation in the design disciplines. The course serves as a hands-on introduction to drawing technique and theory, analytical drawing and diagramming, geometry and composition, and three-dimensional representation in drawing and model.

Prerequisite: Enrolment in an ARC program
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

Class Time

Not Available (Possibly Cancelled)

ARC232H1    Architecture, Media and Communication[24L]

An introduction to the interrelationship between architectural theory and studies in media and communications during the twentieth century.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

Class Time

Not Available (Possibly Cancelled)

ARC233H1    Post-Colonial Studies in Architecture[24L]

An introduction to the emerging field of research in history and theory concerning the role of architecture, urban design and allied design areas in the relationship between western and non-western nations during and after the period of colonialism.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

Class Time

Not Available (Possibly Cancelled)

ARC234H1    Architecture & Cultural Difference[24L]

An introduction to contemporary issues in architecture pertaining to cultural difference, the politics of cultural identity, and possible structures and strategies for heterogeneity.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

Class Time

Not Available (Possibly Cancelled)

ARC237H1    Topics in the History and Theory of Landscape Design[24L]

An introduction to the history and theory of urban landscape design.

Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

Class Time

Not Available (Possibly Cancelled)