Arts & Science

Unparalleled breadth and diversity


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)

Academic Listening & Speaking UTP081H

The focus of this course is an in-depth introduction to the essential academic skills required to complete assignments and tests in UTP100H and other university courses. In this course, you will learn how to comprehend, record, and use information from lectures critically as well as actively lead and participate in academic discussions.

Critical Reading & Writing UTP082H

Students will develop their writing critically to participate and respond to both scholarly and non-scholarly texts from a variety of fields and disciplines in preparation for undergraduate study. Skills developed include: research and approaches to North American academic writing conventions, academic integrity, and using short answer and essay questions to demonstrate critical reading and writing ability.