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Life, the University and a Bit of Everything

This course is an introduction to the Social Sciences and their place in Canadian society and beyond. This course will introduce each of the disciplines in the Faculty of Social Sciences at McMaster. Web modules, weekly tutorials (three Hours); one term SOC SCI 1T03 is the Faculty's new first year foundations course. This course is intended to introduce incoming students to a range of ideas and subjects in the various departments and programs in the Faculty of Social Sciences, while developing the key academic and life skills they will need to succeed in university. Students in SOC SCI 1T03 are asked to review one hour of online content per week, and to attend one two-hour tutorial per week where they engage in discussion, active learning, and experiential education activities. Some of the key skills that students are expected to practice in the course include: time management; financial literacy; writing and grammar; identifying support resources on campus; peer editing; library searching; stress management; group work problem-solving; and a number of other core academic and life skills.


Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): I Term(s): Fall Offered?: Yes Language?: No

Mark Busser

Academic and Experiential Learning Coordinator

Prerequisite(s): Registration in Social Sciences I , or registration in Level II Social Sciences (General) (B.A.) with permission of the Department