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The majority of the courses offered at Innis College are integral to the four programs based in the College: Cinema Studies, Environmental Studies, Urban Studies and Writing, Rhetoric and Critical Analysis.
Cinema Studies treats film primarily as a unique and powerful art form with its own traditions, history, conventions and techniques. Understanding film, its properties, methods, aesthetics, and its impact on culture and society, is the basis of Cinema Studies. The program provides a wide variety of approaches: the history and development of cinema; film theory and critical analysis; the study of genres, national cinemas, and the works of individual masters of cinema; and the examination of film in relation to other arts and academic fields.
Enquiries: Deborah Ohab, Cinema Studies Program Office, Innis College (416-978-5809).
In the Environmental Studies Program, understanding leads to action. We offer rigorous academic study of the economic, social and political forces driving today’s issues. Examples include globalization, species loss and biodiversity; climate change and the Kyoto Protocol; the fight for sustainable cities; smog, toxic pollution and human health. But we don’t stop there. We constantly link intellectual understanding of the ecological crisis with opportunities to use this knowledge to help solve these problems—here in the Toronto area, nationally and globally.
In our program, students study in small classes with extensive faculty contact. They gain academic skills and knowldge, couples with practical skills and experience, through our off-campus volunteer and employment opportunities. Together, this academic and applied undergraduate experience provides a solid foundation for graduate studies and professional careers.
Program instructors are all leaders in environmental work in Canada, teaching at Innis while engaged in academic research and professional practice. They bring their diverse experience and knowledge into the classroom for the benefit of their students. Guests with particular expertise from outside organizations enhance lectures in all our courses.
Assignments involve research activities and information sources outside the university and all students enrolled in our major or specialist programs work directly with an off-campus organization in the final-year environmental research seminar and/or professional experience course. Two environmental projects associated with the Program offer diverse volunteer and employment opportunities to ESP students and recent graduates.
The contacts our students develop during their enrolment in the Environmental Studies Program at Innis College have enabled many of our graduates to obtain rewarding employment in all sectors of the environmental field. Our many graduates who have gone on to pursue post-graduate studies in the environmental field, report that our program has prepared them very well for the new challenges they face in masters and doctoral studies.
Environmental Studies is designed to be taken on its own, or in combination with either a BSc program (e.g., Biology, Geology, or Chemistry) or another B.A. program (e.g., Geography, Political Science, or Economics). However, a major or minor program in Environmental Studies cannot be combined with a major or minor program in Environment and Society offered by the Division of the Environment. It is strongly recommended that students give serious consideration to combining one of the Innis Environmental Studies programs with another program. Students are advised to consult with the Program Counsellor about combining programs when enrolling in the Innis program.
Further details are available on the Environmental Studies website [http://www.utoronto.ca/envstudy/].
Enquiries: David Powell, Program Counsellor (416-946-8100)
Interfaculty Combination: Environmental Studies and International Development Studies
Interfaculty Combination: Environmental Studies and International Development Studies is for students enrolled in the Faculty of Arts and Science on the St. George campus wishing to pursue a Specialist or Major program in Environmental Studies at Innis College in conjunction with a Major program in International Development Studies at Scarborough College, or for students enrolled at Scarborough College wishing to pursue a Specialist program in International Development Studies at Scarborough College in conjunction with a Major program in Environmental Studies at Innis College (for the latter option, Scarborough students should consult the University of Toronto at Scarborough Calendar for 2003-04).
Urban Studies at Innis provides students with the tools to make sense of their urban world. The program examines the complex and dynamic relations between institutions, people and physical form that create, sustain or destroy cities.
The program is suited for those students who wish to study cities using several disciplinary approaches. It is also of interest to those students who wish to become involved in urban issues in Toronto. The program offers an internship in the office of a municipal politician as part of its third-year course and extensive field research in the fourth-year seminar.
Because urban issues are so varied, a major in Urban Studies combines well with majors in many other areas. Students are advised to consult the Program Director when designing programs that meet their particular interests.
The program encourages students to take advantage of the Study Elsewhere Program at the University of Toronto to broaden their knowledge of cities.
Enquiries: Dr. Patricia Petersen, Program Director, Innis College (416-978-7463)
Writing, Rhetoric and Critical Analysis
The Writing, Rhetoric and Critical Analysis minor is built on a foundation of Innis College courses that cover academic essay writing, rhetoric, creative writing, media analysis, and writing in the workplace. The writing program also draws on relevant U of T courses in a range of disciplines. The program’s design reflects the three interrelated themes of its title.
This discipline involves more than instruction in composition skills; it is inextricably tied to rhetoric, logic, reasoning, and critical thinking. One of the main goals of the program is to ensure that students graduate with a solid grounding in various modes of writing and with highly developed transferable skills.
One of the oldest disciplines in the liberal arts, rhetoric as a contemporary discipline focuses on the influence of discourse on social forces. For the purposes of the writing program, rhetoric will, broadly speaking, signify the patterns of communication identifiable in a variety of disciplines and environments.
One of the tenets of the new writing program is shared by many of the University’s Arts and Science disciplines: that problem-solving and creative, persuasive, and effective writing depend on the ability to analyze discourse critically.
Enquiries: Cynthia Messenger, Program Director, Room 325 Innis College (416-978-6508)
Innis College Programs
Cinema Studies (Arts program)
Consult the Program Director, Professor Peter Fitting (416-978-7271 or email@example.com)
Enrolment in the Cinema Studies programs requires completion of four full course equivalents with a minimum grade of 70% in INI115Y1.
For students applying to the Specialist program, only those with a CGPA of at least 2.5 will be considered. Meeting the minimum GPA requirement may not guarantee admission.
For students applying to the Major program, only those with CGPA of at least 2.3 will be considered. Meeting the minimum GPA requirement may not guarantee admission.
For students applying to the Minor program, only those with CGPA of at least 2.0 will be considered. Meeting the minimum GPA requirement may not guarantee admission.
(10 full courses or their equivalent, with at least one at the 400-level and three others at the 300+ level)
1. INI212Y1, INI214Y1
2. One full-course equivalent from Group B
3. One full-course equivalent from Group C
4. Five additional full-course equivalents from Groups B, C, D, E, with no more than two from Group D
(7 full courses or their equivalent, with at least two at the 300/400 level)
1. INI212Y1, INI214Y1
2. One full-course equivalent from Group B or C
3. Three additional full-course equivalents from Groups B, C, D, or E, with no more than one from Group D
(4 full courses or their equivalent, with at least one at the 300+level)
2. INI212Y1 or 214Y1
3. Two additional full-course equivalents from Groups A, B, C, D, or E, below
Group A: Core Courses
INI115Y1, INI212Y1, INI214Y1
Group B: Theory and Genre:
INI224Y1, INI322Y1, INI323Y1, INI325Y1, INI327Y1, INI329Y1, INI330Y1, INI384H1
Group C: National Cinemas:
EAS237Y1; ENG238H1; FCS310Y1; FIN250H1, FIN260H1; GER351H1, 352H1; HIS335H1, HIS450Y1, HUN351H1, HUN451H1; INI225Y1, INI324Y1, INI380Y1, INI381H1, INI382Y1, 385H1, INI386H1, INI390H1; ITA240Y1, ITA340Y1, ITA347H1; SLA225H1, SLA226H1, 234Y1; SMC411H1; UNI335H1
Group D: Interdisciplinary:
ANT351H1; FCS331H1; 396H1; HIS367H1, HIS375Y1, HIS447Y1; NEW308H1; RLG232H1, RLG233H1, RLG385Y1; SLA424Y1; UNI221H1; VIC211Y1, 321Y1, VIC411H1; VIS202H1, VIS302H1; JNI388Y1
Group E: Senior Seminars:
EAS431H1; FCS496H1; INI423H1, INI426H1, INI428H1, INI460H1, INI461H1, INI462H1, INI463H1, INI464H1, INI465H1, INI476Y1, 477H1, 478H1, INI482Y1, 483H1, 484H1; ITA441H1
Environmental Studies (Arts program)
Consult the Program Counsellor, David Powell (416-946-8100/416-971-5141 or firstname.lastname@example.org), Innis College, or the Environmental Studies website [http://www.utoronto.ca/envstudy/]
(11 full courses or their equivalent including at least one 400-level course)
Successful enrolment in the Specialist requires prior enrolment in the Environmental Studies Major or Minor, and completion of at least 10 FCE with a minimum mark of 70% in JIE222Y1/INI220Y1. The CGPA and other relevant factors will also be a consideration.
1. Program Foundation: JIE222Y1, INI223H1, INI320Y1, INI332H1, INI341H1, INI421H1
2. Statistics: 0.5 FCE statistics course or its equivalent in a course with significant statistics content (approved by the Program Counsellor)
3. Applied Professional Experience: INI340H1, INI440Y1 and JIE410H1; INI420Y1/(INI443H1, 444H1)/one FCE of equivalent applied research course(s) approved by the Program Director.
4. INI Electives: 2 FCE from Group A
5. Electives: 1.5 FCE from among Groups A, B, C and D (0. 5 FCE may be a course approved by the Program Counsellor)
(7 full courses or their equivalent, including at least two 300+series courses)
Students must complete at least 4 full courses or their equivalent before applying to the Major, and have a minimum CGPA of 2.3, although exceptions may be made based on excellent performance in a relevant course(s), improved performance in the most recent academic year, or job and/or volunteer experience. Enrolment in this Type 3 program is limited.
1. Program Foundation: JIE222Y1; INI223H1, INI320Y1, INI332H1, INI341H1, INI421H1
2. Applied Professional Experience: INI340H1, INI440Y1 or JIE410H1; INI420Y1/(INI443H1, 444H1)/ one FCE of equivalent applied research course(s) approved by the Program Director
3. INI Electives: 1.5 FCE from among Groups A and B, of which at least 0.5 FCE must come from Group A
(4 full courses or their equivalent including at least one 300+ series course)
Students must complete at least 4 full courses or their equivalent before applying to the Minor, and have a minimum CGPA of 2.3, although exceptions may be made based on excellent performance in a relevant course(s), improved performance in the most recent academic year, or job and/or volunteer experience. Enrolment in this Type 3 program is limited.
1. Program Foundation: JIE222Y1; INI320Y1, INI332H1, INI341H1, INI421H1
2. INI Elective: 0.5 FCE from Group A or B
INI307Y1, INI422H1, INI445H1, INI446H1, INI447H1, INI494H1
GGR338H1; INI223H1, INI335H1, INI340H1, INI420Y1, INI440Y1, INI442H1, INI443H1, 444H1, INI491Y1, 492H1, 493H1, INI497Y1, INI498H1, 499H1; JIE410H1
Group C (Social Science and Humanities):
ABS250H1, ABS402H1; ANT450H1; ECO313H1, ECO314H1; ENG259Y1; FOR302H1, FOR303H1, FOR400Y1, FOR401H1; GGR233Y1, GGR272H1, GGR273H1, GGR314H1, GGR331H1, GGR332H1, GGR333H1, GGR334H1, GGR335H1, GGR393H1, GGR415H1, GGR418H1, GGR435H1, GGR456H1, GGR473H1; HIS318Y1, HIS404H1; HPS307H1, HPS324H1, HPS328H1; JAG321H1; PHL273H1, PHL373H1; POL346H1, POL347Y1; RLG228H1, RLG311H1, RLG345H1; SOC385Y1; UNI260Y1; other approved courses*
Group D (Life & Physical Science):
BIO302H1, BIO303H1, BIO305H1, BIO306H1, BIO307H1, BIO308H1, BIO319H1, BIO321H1, BIO328H1, BIO365H1, BIO428H1, BIO440H1, BIO465H1, BIO469H1, BIO470H1, BIO471H1, BIO494Y1, BIO495Y1;CHM310H1, CHM409Y1, CHM410H1, CHM415H1; ENV234Y1, ENV235Y1, ENV236Y1, ENV315H1; FOR200H1, FOR201H1, FOR300H1, FOR301H1, FOR400Y1, FOR401H1, 402H1, FOR410H1, FOR412H1, FOR413H1, FOR416H1; GGR305H1, GGR307H1, GGR310H1, GGR373H1, GGR403H1, GGR409H1, GGR413H1, GGR462H1; GLG351H1, GLG436H1, GLG450H1; JFG470H1, JFG475H1; MBY444H1; PCL362H1, PCL473Y1, PCL474Y1, PCL481H1; ZOO265Y1, ZOO304H1, ZOO309Y1, ZOO373H1, ZOO375H1; other approved courses*
Some courses offered by other Faculties, Erindale or Scarborough may be eligible for inclusion in Groups C and D
Interfaculty Combination: Environmental Studies (Specialist, Major) and International Development Studies (Major) (Arts program)
Consult the Program Counsellor, David Powell (416-971-5141 or 416- 946-8100 or email@example.com).
This is a limited enrolment combination. Students already enrolled in the Environmental Studies Specialist or Major may ballot for the interfaculty combination.
Students enrolled in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the St. George Campus who wish to complete the interfaculty combination, must complete all requirements for the Environmental Studies Specialist or Major program outlined above. In addition, they must fulfil the requirements of the International Development Studies Major program or its equivalent as outlined below (for details, consult the University of Toronto at Scarborough Calendar for 2003-04 (www.utsc.utoronto.ca) and Professor Paul Kingston, Supervisor of International Development Studies (416-287-7305 or 416-946-8974 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Students must take all 3.5 full course equivalents:
ECMA02Y1/ECMA03Y1 Introduction to Economics: A Mathematical Approach
EESAO1H1 Environmental Science or ENV200Y1
IDSBO1H1 International Development Studies: Political Economy
IDSBO2H1 International Development Studies: Physical and Ecological
POLB91Y1 Comparative Politics of Political Development or POL201Y1
Students must take 4.5 full course equivalents*, from two of the following groups, of which a maximum of 3.5 full course equivalents may be taken in one of the two chosen groups (see courses listed under each of these groups in the Scarborough 2003-2004 Calendar):
A. Social/Cultural Perspectives
B. Policy Issues
C. Environmental Perspectives
Students may substitute equivalent courses given in the Faculty of Arts and Science on the St. George Campus, but must get permission of the IDS Supervisor.
Urban Studies (Arts program)
For program requirements consult the Program Director, Dr. Patricia Petersen, Innis College (416-978-7463 or email@example.com).
(11 full courses or their equivalent including at least four 300+ series courses with at least one 400-level course)
Enrolment in the Specialist program in Urban Studies is limited. Successful enrolment requires prior enrolment in the Urban Studies Major, completion of 10 FCEs, and a mark of at least 70% in INI235Y1.
Three of ECO100Y1/ECO105Y1, GGR124Y1, a 100-level POL course or POL214Y1, SOC101Y1
1. INI235Y1, INI306Y1, INI430Y1
2. ECO220Y1/GGR270H1, GGR271H1/POL242Y1/SOC200Y1/SOC300Y1
3. Four full-course equivalents selected from Groups A through F; no more than one full-course from any group
(7 full courses or their equivalent, including at least two 300+series courses)
For admission to the Major program, generally a minimum CGPA of 2.3 is required, although exceptions may be made based on excellent performance in a relevant course(s), a job and/or a voluntary position, or improved performance in the most recent academic year.
Two of ECO100Y1/ECO105Y1, GGR124Y1, a 100-level POL course or POL214Y1, SOC101Y1
2. Either INI306Y1 or INI430Y1
3. Three full-course equivalents from Groups A through F; no more than one full-course from any group
Group A: Economics
ECO303Y1, ECO236H1, ECO333Y1, ECO334Y1; GGR220Y1, GGR326H1
Group B: Geography
JGI346H1; GGR252H1, GGR254H1, GGR323H1, GGR324H1, GGR339H1, GGR357H1, GGR362H1, GGR364H1, GGR455H1, GGR459H1
Group C: History and Architecture
FAH212H1, 213H1, 214H1, 276H1, FAH316H1, FAH325Y1, FAH375H1, FAH376H1, FAH377H1, FAH405H1; GGR336H1, GGR366H1; HIS303Y1, HIS322Y1, HIS339Y1, HIS385Y1, 474Y1, HIS478Y1; INI428H1; VIC440Y1
JPF455Y1; POL209Y1, 221H1, POL317Y1, POL321Y1, 333Y1, POL336H1, POL349H1, POL418Y1, POL436Y1, 472H1, POL473H1, POL474H1, POL475H1; INI308H1
Group E: Sociology
SOC205Y1, SOC210Y1, SOC220Y1, SOC260Y1, SOC330Y1, SOC369Y1, SOC385Y1, SOC386Y1
Group F: Environment:
GGR314H1, GGR323H1, GGR435H1; INI307Y1
Students may be able to substitute other courses offered by the faculty of Arts & Science, other faculties, Erindale, and Scarborough for courses listed here. Please consult the Program Director for more details.
Joint Urban Studies and Sociology - See Sociology
Writing, Rhetoric and Critical Analysis (Arts program)
For Program requirements and information, contact Program Director Cynthia Messenger, Innis College, (416-978-6508 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Students who wish to be considered for enrolment in the minor must first meet the following requirements:
1. Achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 2.7 (any discipline).
2. Complete the equivalent of four full-year credit courses (any discipline).
3. Complete INI203Y1, Foundations of Written Discourse, OR INI204Y1, The Academic Writing Process, with a final grade of not less than 75%.
Requirements for minor: four full-year courses or their equivalent, as outlined below, including at least one 300/400-level course. Note: No specialist or major degree is available in this program.
1. Three INI writing courses.
2. One other full-course equivalent from groups A, B, or C below. Courses outside these lists may be approved by the program director.
COURSES FOR THE MINOR:
Note: Students declaring a minor in the writing program will have priority in INI writing courses but will not necessarily have priority in the other courses listed below.