Definitions

admission the Faculty's acceptance of an applicant as a student
auditor student who attends a course with the consent of the instructor; formal registration required but student does not receive credit for course and is not entitled to submit exercises or write examinations
class a particular offering of a given course
corequisite a requirement that must be fulfilled concurrently with another course
course a proscribed set of study and evaluation, used for academic credit towards a degree Program
core a course that is required, or is selected from an extremely limited list of courses, in a Plan
elective a course freely chosen by the student
equivalency a pair of courses of equal unit value, one of which is no longer offered, which are considered to be similar enough that one may serve interchangeably for the other in terms of prerequisites, corequisites, exclusions, and plan and program requirements. Credit will only be given for one of the pair.
exclusion a list of two or more courses that are considered similar enough that credit will only be given for a defined subset of courses from that list. Usually, holding credit for an excluded course(s) will prevent registration of the remaining courses on the list
GPA (grade point average) the unit-weighted average grade in a set of courses

leveldetermined by the number of passes units completed:
0.0 - 23.9 (level 1)
24.0 - 47.9 (level 2)
48.0 - 83.9 (level 3)
84.0 and above (level 4)
one-way exclusion a course that will prevent registration if taken with or before another course
option a course chosen from a limited list of courses specified in a Plan. The degree of choice may vary according to the Plan
part-time student may do at most 18.0 units in the Fall-Winter Session; may do at most 9.0 units in either Fall or Winter Terms
plan an approved set of courses required to focus in an area of study. The depth of focus may vary according to Plan type. More than one Plan may be required to obtain a degree
prerequisite a requirement that must be met prior to registration in a course
program an approved set of courses leading to a degree
registration a student's enrolment in a course or courses
session an academic period within a Term. Start and end dates for each Session are published annually under Academic Dates and Key Dates
subject a defined area of study
supporting course a course in a Plan that complements the area of study; some Plans have required supporting courses (e.g. mathematics courses in a Physics Plan); others do not
terman academic period during the calendar year
There are three terms:
Fall (September - December)
Winter (January - April)
Summer (May - August)
unitthe academic value of a course

Disciplines


Humanities

Art History

Classics

Drama

English Language and Literature

Film and Media

Fine Art

Gender Studies

History

Jewish Studies

Medieval Studies

Music

Philosophy

Religious Studies


Interdisciplinary Studies

Biomedical Computing

Cognitive Science

Computing and the Creative Arts

Environmental Studies

French Linguistics

Gender Studies

Geographic Information Science

German Studies

Global Development Studies

Health Studies

Linguistics

Medieval Studies

Software Design

Spanish and Latin American Studies

Stage and Screen Studies


Languages

Arabic Language

Chinese Language

English Language and Literature

French Linguistics

French Studies

German Language and Literature

Greek Language and Literature

Hebrew Language and Literature

Italian Language and Literature

Japanese Language

Latin Language and Literature

Linguistics

Spanish Language and Literature

Spanish and Latin American Studies

World Language Studies


Natural and Physical Sciences

Anatomy and Cell Biology

Biochemistry

Biology

Biomedical Computing

Chemistry

Computing

Environmental Science

Geography

Geological Sciences

Life Sciences

Mathematical Physics

Mathematics and Statistics

Microbiology and Immunology

Pathology and Molecular Medicine

Pharmacology and Toxicology

Physics and Astronomy

Physiology

Psychology

Software Design


Social Sciences

Economics and Applied Economics

Environmental Studies

Gender Studies

Geography

Global Development Studies

Health Studies

Political Studies

Psychology

Sociology