What are “Seminar 199s”? (UPDATED FOR 2018-19)

The First-Year Seminar courses are also known as Seminar 199s. There’s about 120 of them. They include a lot of class participation.

Student reviews for these courses are characteristically positive.

Every Seminar 199 course has a three-letter designator that corresponds to its breadth category, followed by the number 199.

They’re taught by some of the Faculty’s leading scholars on some of their favourite topics. You can read the catchy titles and the complete course descriptions for all of them here:

CCR199H- Creative and Cultural Representations half-year courses

CCR199Y- Creative and Cultural Representations full-year courses

TBB199H- Thought, Belief, and Behaviour half-year courses

TBB199Y- Thought Belief, and Behaviour full-year courses

SII199H- Society and Its Institutions half-year courses

SII199Y- Society and Its Institutions full-year courses

LTE199H- Living Things and their Environments half-year courses

PMU199H- Physical and Mathematical Universes half-year courses

PMU199Y- Physical and Mathematical Universes full-year courses

XBC199Y  (The XBC199Y are all full courses count for a half-course in 2 Breadth categories)

 

You can also just type the course codes into the search engine of the Timetable to search titles and times they are offered.

You can sign up for First-Year Seminars starting 26 July 2018 on ACORN along with your other courses. But be sure to read the “Timetable instructions” drop-down menu on the Timetable for details about getting into these courses.

You can take a maximum of one full course from the Seminar 199s and one full course from the First-Year Foundations.

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