class size: would you call that a grande or venti?
There are 500 1st-year classes taught in FAS. Some classes are really large.
7 of the most popular courses are lecture courses with enrolments over 900 students – ANT100Y, AST101H, BIO120H, BIO130H, POL101Y, PSY100H, SOC101Y, SOC102H & SOC103H. (Okay, that’s actually 9, but really the three SOC courses count as one!)
Another 20+ courses have enrolments between 350 and 500.
Often taught by some of our best instructors, these large classes also include small group learning in tutorials and in laboratories.
Most first-year students take anywhere from 1-5 of these really large classes. But there’s always room in your schedule for at least one smaller class.
Consider this: The majority of courses in the FAS have enrolments of fewer than 40 students.
That includes three special categories of first-year classes that are limited to 25 students each:
- First-Year Seminars (also called “Seminar 199s”)
- First-Year Foundations (or the “Ones Programs”)
- VIC 100 Seminars
All three of these explore topics through interactive learning. They’re a great way to develop your writing and presentation skills and to hone your intellectual independence.
They’re for students from any academic background and, conveniently, they also satisfy breadth requirements.