The Faculty of Arts & Science
UT Prep Faculty of Arts & Science students will be engaged using scholarly resources and develop skills crucial to success at the University of Toronto.
Through exposure to university-level tasks, resources and strategic undergraduate course selection, your professor and instructors will guide you in successfully transitioning into the university environment and academic culture.
You will start your university studies prepared and inspired.
UT Prep Courses
Degree Course (Credit Course)
Themes in World History: Food & Commodities UTP100H
Through the study of commodities such as beer, wine, sugar, spices, coffee, and cotton, this course explores world history from the origins of agriculture to the present. Each commodity’s importance in today’s society is explored and we examine how its trade affects our choices as consumers in an age of increasing globalization. Lectures and discussions take a comparative approach, with examples drawn from Asia, Europe, the Americas, and Africa.
Academic Skills Development Courses (non-credit courses)
Communication in Undergraduate Programs UTP081H
UTP081H focuses on improving and raising awareness of the ability to effectively communicate ideas in English to meet the expectations of undergraduate university courses. For oral communication, main topics include appropriate participation in seminar lectures and tutorials, group work, and student services. For written communication, students will investigate academic integrity, assignment types, as well as academic grammar and vocabulary. Skills taught in this course are integral for success in UTP100H.
Strategies for Cross-Discipline Success UTP082H
UTP082H focuses on recognising and maximising the transferability of academic skills across multiple undergraduate courses. Main themes include universal study skills, critical intensive reading strategies, research processes and citation styles, library systems, source evaluation, undergraduate course types, and integration into the academic community.