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First Year Arts Students

At McGill, all students enter to a 120-credit degree. In some cases, they have written university level examinations, so they have been granted advanced standing in their first year. If you are a CEGEP student, you are exempted from the Freshman program as you have been granted 30 advanced standing credits from your DEC. You automatically register as a U1 student, and declare your major and minor while registering on Minerva. The same information applies to you if you did the French Baccalaureate. If you are a student who did the International Baccalaureate Diploma and Certificate (IB) or any Advanced Level (AL), Advanced Placement (AP) courses, depending on your examination results, you may also be qualified as U1. Do not panic if none of these categories represent your situation! If you did not complete any of the programs above before coming to McGill, then you will be entering as a Freshman student (U0). For more information about the different types of Advanced Standing, please visit the new student FAQ or McGill's guide for new students. For more information on transfer credits, please visit McGill's guide to transfer credits.

Based on the new advanced standing policy as outlined in the e-Calendar, you may complete up to 120 credits for your B.A. degree.

Freshman U0

BA Freshman Program

The Bachelor of Arts Freshman Program is designed to ensure that you gain a broad foundation for the three-year degree program. It is comprised of 24-30 credits in one of three program options. Courses taken to fulfill the core requirements in all options must be passed with a grade of “C” or better. They cannot include courses taken under the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory option. If you have received advanced credits such as AP’s, IB’s, AL’s, or university transfer credits, you may, in the case of Options 1 and 3, be exempted from part or all of the B.A. Freshman Program requirements.

In Option 1, "General Option", you are able to develop your own program of study using courses from the humanities, social sciences, languages, and/or math and sciences. Students opting for this program are eligible to register in the First-Year Seminars, small-enrollment classes offered by several departments, exclusively for Freshman students. Please click the "First Year Seminars" link below for a complete listing.

In Option 2, "En français", you are able to choose up to 18 credits from a variety of courses conducted in french.

In both Options 1 and 2, courses taken from the McGill curriculum should ordinarily be at the introductory level with course numbers in the 100 and 200 ranges. In addition, the majority of your courses must be chosen from those offered by the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Science. Note that any course listed under another Faculty’s offerings is considered to be a Faculty of Arts course if it is listed in the Faculty of Arts section of the Course Calendar.

Option 1
"General Option"

This option includes a core requirement of 6 credits in each of 3 of the 4 categories: Social Sciences, Humanities, Languages, and Mathematics & Science. A maximum of 18 credits may be chosen from any one category but no more than 12 credits may be taken in one department.

I. Social Science

Anthropology
Economics
Geography
History
Linguistics

Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Social Studies of Medicine
Social Work
Women's Studies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II. Humanities

Art History & Communications Studies
English
Music

Philosophy
Religious Studies
Women's Studies

 

 

 

 

LITERATURE AND CIVILIZATION courses ONLY from the following departments and programs:

Classics
East Asian Studies
German Studies
Hispanic Studies
Italian Studies
Jewish Studies
Russian Studies

 

 

 

 

 

III. Languages

 

In this category, you may take courses to acquire or to improve your language skills. Literature and civilization courses offered by these departments count as Humanities, not Language courses. A placement test may be necessary and approval from the appropriate department may be required.

Classics (Latin, Ancient Greek or Modern Greek)
East Asian Studies (Chinese, Japanese, Korean)
English or French as a Second Language
French Language & Literature
German Studies
Hispanic Studies (Portuguese, Spanish)

Islamic Studies (Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu)
Italian
Jewish Studies (Hebrew, Yiddish)
Religious Studies (New Testament Greek, Sanskrit)
Russian & Slavic Studies
(Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Armenian, Czech)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IV. Mathematics and Science

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Earth & Planetary Sciences

Geography
Math & Statistics
Physiology
Psychiatry
Psychological Statistics
Physics

 

 

 

 

 

Option 2
"En Français"

This option includes a core requirement of 18 credits of courses conducted in French. These credits may be comprised wholly of language courses, wholly of substantive content courses conducted in French, or a combination of the two. You may be required to take a proficiency test.

Depending on your level of proficiency, you may include a maximum of 12 credits of intensive French language courses. An intensive language course is a 6 credit term course. If you are at the introductory level, you must take at least 6 credits in French in your Freshman year, but you may be permitted to complete the remaining core requirement credits in year U1.

The remainder of your credits must be comprised of courses approved for the B.A. Freshman Program.

French Language and Literature

FREN 199
FREN 201
FREN 203
FREN 231
FREN 239
FREN 245

 

French as a Second Language

FRSL 101
FRSL 105
FRSL 206
FRSL 207
FRSL 208
FRSL 211
FRSL 212
FRSL 215
FRSL 216
FRSL 302
FRSL 303
FRSL 321
FRSL 322
FRSL 325
FRSL 326
FRSL 332
FRSL 333
FRSL 407
FRSL 408
FRSL 431
FRSL 432
FRSL 445
FRSL 446
FRSL 449

 

Political Science

POLI 226

Approved Courses

As a freshman B.A. student, you must select your Arts and Science courses from those listed below.

Note: The most up-to-date information about whether a course is being offered is in Class Schedule on Minerva. Courses not being offered are not listed in Class Schedule. You should also consult Class Schedule on Minerva for changes in course offerings or times and for the locations of the courses.
Reminder: all courses have limited enrolment.


I. HUMANITIES

Note: Some of the courses listed below are not suitable for first term as they require university level prerequisites. Please check the Calendar course entries for further information about appropriate background before registering.

African Studies

AFRI 200 Intro to African Studies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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(also listed under Social Sciences)

Art History

ARTH 199 FYS: Themes in Art History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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ARTH 200 Introduction to Art History 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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ARTH 202 Intro to Contemporary Art 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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ARTH 204 Intro to Medieval Art & Arch 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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ARTH 205 Introduction to Modern Art 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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ARTH 207 Intro Early Mod. Art 1400-1700 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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ARTH 209 Intro to Ancient Art and Arch 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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ARTH 215 Introduction to East Asian Art 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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ARTH 223 Intro Ital Renai Art 1300-1500 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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ARTH 226 Intro to 18th C. Art & Arch 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Canadian Studies

CANS 200 Intro to the Study of Canada 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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(also listed under Social Sciences)

Catholic Studies

CATH 200 Introduction to Catholicism 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CATH 325 The Religious Sense 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CATH 370 Topics in Catholic Studies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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Classics

CLAS 200 Intro to Ancient Greek Lit 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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CLAS 203 Greek Mythology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CLAS 206 Classics in Modern Media 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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CLAS 208 Introduction to Roman Lit. 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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HIST 205 Ancient Mediterranean History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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HIST 231 Archaeology of Ancient World 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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Communication Studies

COMS 199 FYS: Themes in Comm. Studies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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COMS 200 History of Communication 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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COMS 210 Intro to Communication Studies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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COMS 230 Communication and Democracy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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East Asian Studies

EAST 212 Intro:East Asian Culture:Japan 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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EAST 220 First Level Korean 9 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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EAST 230 First Level Chinese 9 Credits
    Offered in the:
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EAST 240 First Level Japanese 9 Credits
    Offered in the:
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EAST 303 Current Topics:Chin Studies 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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EAST 305 Curr Topics:Japanese St 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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English

ENGL 199 FYS: Literature and Democracy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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ENGL 200 Survey of English Literature 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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ENGL 201 Survey of English Lit 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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ENGL 215 Intro to Shakespeare 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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ENGL 225 American Literature 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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ENGL 226 American Literature 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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ENGL 227 American Literature 3 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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ENGL 228 Canadian Literature 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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ENGL 229 Canadian Literature 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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ENGL 237 Intro to Study of a Lit Form 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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ENGL 279 Introduction to Film as Art 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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ENGL 280 Intro to Film as Mass Medium 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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ENGL 297 Special Topics of Lit. Study 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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French Language & Literature

FREN 198 FYS:Intro to French&Québec Lit 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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FREN 199 FYS: Littérature française 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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FREN 250 Litt française avant 1800 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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FREN 251 Litt française depuis 1800 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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FREN 252 Littérature québécoise 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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German Studies

GERM 202 German Language, Beginners 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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GERM 259 Intro to German Literature 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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GERM 300 German Lang Intensive Intermed 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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GERM 307 German Language - Intermediate 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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GERM 367 Topics In German Thought 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Hispanic Studies

HISP 210 Spanish Language:Beginners 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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HISP 218 Spanish Lang Intens-Elem 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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HISP 219 Spanish Lang Intens-Intermed 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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HISP 220 Spanish Language:Intermediate 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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HISP 225 Hispanic Civilization 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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HISP 226 Hispanic Civilization 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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HISP 301 Hisp Lit & Cult in English 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Islamic Studies

ISLA 199 FYS: Narr of the Middle East 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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ISLA 200 Islamic Civilization 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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(also listed as a Social Sciences course)
ISLA 210 Muslim Societies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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(also listed as a Social Sciences course)

Italian Studies

ITAL 205 Course not available

ITAL 206 Beginners Italian Intensive 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


ITAL 210 Course not available

ITAL 215 Course not available

ITAL 230 Understanding Italy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


ITAL 250 Italian Literary Composition 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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ITAL 260 Reading Italian Literature 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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ITAL 290 Commedia Dell'Arte 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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ITAL 310 The Invention of Italian Lit 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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ITAL 360 Contemporary Italian Prose 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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ITAL 375 Cinema&Society in Modern Italy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Jewish Studies

JWST 199 FYS:Images-Jewish Identities 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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JWST 201 Jewish Law 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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JWST 206 Intro to Yiddish Literature 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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JWST 211 Jewish St 1: Biblical Period 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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JWST 217 Jewish St 3: 1000 to 2000 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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JWST 225 Literature and Society 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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JWST 240 The Holocaust 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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JWST 252 Interdisciplinary Lectures 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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JWST 254 The Jewish Holy Days 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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JWST 261 Hist of Jewish Phil & Thought 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

LLCU 201 Literature and Culture Topics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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LLCU 212 Understanding Dig&Social Media 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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LLCU 230 Environmental Imaginations 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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LLCU 255 Intro to Literary Text Mining 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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Music

MUAR 201 Basic Materials:Western Mus 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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MUAR 211 The Art of Listening 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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MUAR 384 Romanticism & the Piano 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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MUAR 392 Popular Music after 1945 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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MUAR 393 Intro to Jazz 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Philosophy

PHIL 200 Intro to Philosophy 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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PHIL 201 Intro to Philosophy 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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PHIL 210 Intro to Deductive Logic 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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PHIL 221 Intro to Hist & Phil of Sci 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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PHIL 230 Intro to Moral Philosophy 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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PHIL 237 Contemporary Moral Issues 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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PHIL 240 Political Philosophy 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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PHIL 242 Intro to Feminist Theory 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Religious Studies

RELG 201 Religions:Ancient Near East 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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RELG 202 Religion of Ancient Israel 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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RELG 203 Bible and Western Culture 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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RELG 204 Judaism, Christianity&Islam 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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RELG 207 The Study of World Religions 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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RELG 210 Jesus of Nazareth 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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REGL 232 Course not available

RELG 252 Hinduism & Buddhism 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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RELG 253 Religions of East Asia 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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RELG 256 Women in Judaism and Islam 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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RELG 270 Religious Ethics & the Environ 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
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RELG 271 Sexual Ethics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Russian & Slavic Studies

RUSS 210 Elementary Russian Language 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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RUSS 217 Russia's Eternal Questions 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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RUSS 223 Russian 19c: Literary Giants 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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RUSS 224 Russian 19c. Literary Giants 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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RUSS 310 Intermed Russian Language 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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RUSS 311 Intermed Russian Language 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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RUSS 316 Intermed Russian Lang Intns 2 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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RUSS 337 Vladimir Nabokov 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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RUSS 382 Russian Opera 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Women Studies

WMST 200 Intro to Women's Studies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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II. LANGUAGES

Note: No more than one language should be taken at the introductory level during the Freshman year. Students with prior knowledge of the language may take higher-level courses with permission from the department.
 

  1. No more than one 6-credit or 9-credit language course at an elementary level may be taken in the first year.
  2. You are permitted to take two language courses in the freshman year provided that they are at different levels, e.g., Elementary French and Intermediate German. YOU MAY NOT TAKE TWO INTRODUCTORY-LEVEL LANGUAGE COURSES.
  3. A 6-credit language course given in one term is permitted -- this is equivalent to two courses both in the number of credits as well as the workload.
  4. The 12-credit intensive language courses are designed to accelerate three-year students and are normally not suitable for freshman students.
Please note that when registering for 'D1' courses (full-year courses), you MUST also register for the second part of this course, the 'D2' course.

 

Placement tests: All language courses have limited enrolment and, as such, may require a departmental approval (issued by the department offering the course). Consult the McGill Calendar and/or the class schedule for information about placement tests or departmental approval (if necessary). Please note that placement tests for French and English Second Language courses and for English for Academic Purposes will be held during the week prior to the beginning of classes in September. Placement Tests/French; English as a Second Language.

Classics

CLAS 210D1 Introductory Latin 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

and 
CLAS 210D2 Introductory Latin 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
CLAS 212 Introductory Latin 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
CLAS 220D1 Introductory Ancient Greek 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

and 
CLAS 220D2 Introductory Ancient Greek 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
CLAS 230D1 Introductory Modern Greek 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

and 
CLAS 230D2 Introductory Modern Greek 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

East Asian Studies

EAST 220D1 First Level Korean 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

and
EAST 220D2 First Level Korean 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
EAST 230D1 First Level Chinese 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

and
EAST 230D2 First Level Chinese 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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EAST 240D1 First Level Japanese 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

and
EAST 240D2 First Level Japanese 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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EAST 320D1 Second Level Korean 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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  • Summer

and
EAST 320D2 Second Level Korean 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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EAST 330D1 Second Level Chinese 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

and
EAST 330D2 Second Level Chinese 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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EAST 340D1 Second Level Japanese 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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and
EAST 340D2 Second Level Japanese 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

English (and English as a Second Language)

CEAP 250 Research Essay & Rhetoric 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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CESL 300 ESL: Academic English 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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CESL 400 ESL: Essay & Critical Thinking 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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CESL 500 ESL: Research Essay & Rhetoric 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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ESLN 1XX (from AP - English Language and Composition) 6 credits

French Language & Literature

FREN 198 FYS:Intro to French&Québec Lit 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


FREN 199 FYS: Littérature française 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


FREN 201 Composition 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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  • Summer


FREN 203 Composition 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


FREN 231 Linguistique française 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


FREN 239 Stylistique comparée 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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FREN 245 Grammaire avancée 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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FREN 252 Littérature québécoise 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

French as a Second Language

FRSL 101 Beginners French 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


FRSL 102 Beginners French 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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FRSL 103 Near Beginners French 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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FRSL 104 Corrective Fren Pronunciation 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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FRSL 105 Intensive Beginners French 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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FRSL 206 Elementary French 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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FRSL 207D1 Elementary French 01 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

and
FRSL 207D2 Elementary French 01 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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FRSL 208 Intensive Elementary French 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


FRSL 211D1 Oral and Written French 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

and
FRSL 211D2 Oral and Written French 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


FRSL 212 Oral & Written French 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


FRSL 215 Oral&Writ French 1-Intensive 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


FRSL 216 Découvrons Mtl en français 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


FRSL 302 Listening Comp & Oral Exp 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


FRSL 303 Listening Comp & Oral Exp 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


FRSL 321 Oral and Written French 2 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


FRSL 322 Oral & Written French 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


FRSL 325 Oral&Writ French 2-Intensive 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


FRSL 332 Intermediate French:Grammar 01 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


FRSL 333 Intermediate French:Grammar 02 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


FRSL 407 Compréhension et exp orales 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


FRSL 408 Français oral: Textes et Exp 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


FRSL 431 Français fonctionnel avancé 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


FRSL 432 Français fonctionnel 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


FRSL 445 Français fonctionnel, écrit 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


FRSL 446 Français fonctionnel, écrit 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


FRSL 449 Le français des médias 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


FRSL 455 Grammaire et création 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

German Studies

GERM 200 German Lang Intens Beginners 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GERM 202D1 German Language, Beginners 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

and
GERM 202D2 German Language, Beginners 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GERM 300 German Lang Intensive Intermed 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GERM 307D1 German Language - Intermediate 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

and
GERM 307D2 German Language - Intermediate 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Hispanic Studies

HISP 199 FYS: Hisp Literature & Culture 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


HISP 210D1 Spanish Language:Beginners 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

and
HISP 210D2 Spanish Language:Beginners 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


HISP 218 Spanish Lang Intens-Elem 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
HISP 219 Spanish Lang Intens-Intermed 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
HISP 220D1 Spanish Language:Intermediate 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

and
HISP 220D2 Spanish Language:Intermediate 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


HISP 244 Survey of Spanish Amer Lit 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Islamic Studies

ISLA 521D1 Introductory Arabic 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

and
ISLA 521D2 Introductory Arabic 4.5 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


ISLA 522D1 Lower Intermediate Arabic 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

and
ISLA 522D2 Lower Intermediate Arabic 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


ISLA 532D1 Introductory Turkish 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

and
ISLA 532D2 Introductory Turkish 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


ISLA 533D1 Lower Intermediate Turkish 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

and
ISLA 533D2 Lower Intermediate Turkish 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


ISLA 541D1 Introductory Persian 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

and
ISLA 541D2 Introductory Persian 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


ISLA 542D1 Lower Intermediate Persian 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

and
ISLA 542D2 Lower Intermediate Persian 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


ISLA 551D1 Introductory Urdu 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

and
ISLA 551D2 Introductory Urdu 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


ISLA 552D1 Intermediate Urdu 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

and
ISLA 552D2 Intermediate Urdu 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Italian Studies

ITAL 205D1 Italian for Beginners 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

and
ITAL 205D2 Italian for Beginners 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


ITAL 206 Beginners Italian Intensive 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


ITAL 210D1 Elementary Italian 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

and
ITAL 210D2 Elementary Italian 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


ITAL 215D1 Intermediate Italian 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

and
ITAL 215D2 Intermediate Italian 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


ITAL 216 Intermediate Italian Intensive 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Jewish Studies

JWST 220D1 Introductory Hebrew 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

and
JWST 220D2 Introductory Hebrew 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


JWST 280D1 Course not available
and
JWST 280D2 Course not available

JWST 320D1 Intermediate Hebrew 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

and
JWST 320D2 Intermediate Hebrew 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


JWST 340D1 Advanced Hebrew 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

and
JWST 340D2 Advanced Hebrew 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


JWST 367 Hebrew Lang&Israeli Culture 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


JWST 368 Hebrew Lang&Israeli Culture 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


JWST 369 Hebrew Lang&Israeli Culture 3 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


JWST 370 Hebrew Lang&Israeli Culture 4 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Religious Studies

RELG 257D1 Introductory Sanskrit 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

and
RELG 257D2 Introductory Sanskrit 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 264 Introductory Tibetan 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 265 Introductory Tibetan 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 280D1 Elementary New Testament Greek 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

and
RELG 280D2 Elementary New Testament Greek 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Russian & Slavic Studies

RUSS 210 Elementary Russian Language 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
RUSS 211 Elementary Russian Language 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
RUSS 215 Elem Russian Lang Intensive 1 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RUSS 310 Intermed Russian Language 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RUSS 311 Intermed Russian Language 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RUSS 316 Intermed Russian Lang Intns 2 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


III. SOCIAL SCIENCES

Note: If you intend to follow a psychology program, you should not register in SOCI-216 (Social Psychology). PSYC-215 (Social Psychology) is more appropriate. Credit will not be given for both courses.

African Studies

AFRI 200 Intro to African Studies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

(also listed as a Humanities course)

Anthropology

ANTH 201 Prehistoric Archaeology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


ANTH 202 Socio-Cultural Anthropology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  
ANTH 203 Human Evolution 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
ANTH 204 Anthropology of Meaning 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
ANTH 206 Environment and Culture 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
ANTH 207 Ethnography Through Film 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
ANTH 208 Evolutionary Anthropology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
ANTH 209 Anthropology of Religion 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
ANTH 210 Archaeology of Early Cities 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
ANTH 212 Anthropology of Development 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


ANTH 214 Violence, Warfare, Culture 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
ANTH 222 Legal Anthropology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
ANTH 227 Medical Anthropology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  

Canadian Studies

CANS 200 Intro to the Study of Canada 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

(also listed as a Humanities course)

Economics

ECON 199 FYS: Aspects of Globalization 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


ECON 205 An Intro to Political Economy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


ECON 208 Microeconomic Analysis&Applic 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


ECON 209 Macroeconomic Analysis&Applic 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


ECON 219 Current Econ Problems:Topics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


ECON 223 Pol Economy of Trade Policy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


ECON 225 Economics of the Environment 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Geography

GEOG 200 Geo Persp:World Env Problems 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GEOG 210 Global Places and Peoples 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GEOG 216 Geography of the World Economy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GEOG 217 Cities in the Modern World 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


GEOG 221 Environment and Health 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

History

HIST 193 FYS: Topics in History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


HIST 194 FYS: Jewish Concepts of Others 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


HIST 195 FYS: Sources of World History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


HIST 197 FYS: Race in Latin America 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


HIST 198 FYS:Nation Bldg&Nationalism 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


HIST 200 Intro to African History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


HIST 201 Modern African History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


HIST 202 Survey: Canada to 1867 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


HIST 203 Survey:Canada since 1867 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


HIST 204 Course not available

HIST 205 Ancient Mediterranean History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


HIST 206 Africa& the Indian Ocean World 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


HIST 207 Jewish History:400 BCE to 1000 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


HIST 208 Intro to East Asian History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


HIST 211 American History to 1865 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


HIST 213 World History, 1300-2000 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


HIST 214 Intro to European History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


HIST 215 Modern European History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


HIST 216 History of Russia to 1801 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


HIST 218 Modern East Asian History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


HIST 219 Jewish History: 1000-2000 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


HIST 221 United States since 1865 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


HIST 223 Natives of the Americas 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


HIST 226 E Central &SE Europe in 20th C 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


HIST 231 Archaeology of Ancient World 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


HIST 236 Russia from 1801 to 1991 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


HIST 238 Histories of Science 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


HIST 240 Mod Hist of Islamic Movements 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


HIST 249 Health&the Healer in West Hist 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


HIST 292 History and the Environment 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Islamic Studies

ISLA 200 Islamic Civilization 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

  (also listed as a Humanities course)
ISLA 210 Muslim Societies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

(also listed as a Humanities course)

Linguistics

LING 199 FYS: Language and Mind 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


LING 200 Intro to the Study of Language 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


LING 201 Introduction to Linguistics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Political Science

POLI 199 FYS:Inside Political Campaigns 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


POLI 211 Course not available

POLI 212 Gov't&Politics-Developed World 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


POLI 221 Government of Canada 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


POLI 222 Political Proc&Behav in Canada 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


POLI 226 La vie politique québécoise 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


POLI 227 Developing Areas/Introduction 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


POLI 231 Intro to Political Theory 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


POLI 232 Modern Political Thought 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


POLI 243 Intl Poltcs of Econ Relations 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


POLI 244 Intl Politics: State Behaviour 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Psychology

PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PSYC 180 Crit Thinking:Biases&Illusions 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


PSYC 199 FYS: Mind-Body Medicine 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
PSYC 211 Intro Behavioural Neuroscience 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


PSYC 212 Perception 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


PSYC 213 Cognition 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


PSYC 215 Social Psychology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Sexual Diversity Studies

SDST 250 Intro: Sexual Diversity St 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Sociology

SOCI 210 Sociological Perspectives 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


SOCI 211 Sociological Inquiry 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


SOCI 219 Sociology of Culture 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


SOCI 222 Urban Sociology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


SOCI 225 Medicine&Health in Mod Society 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


SOCI 230 Sociology of Ethnic Relations 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


SOCI 234 Population & Society 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


SOCI 235 Technology and Society 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


SOCI 247 Family & Modern Society 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


SOCI 250 Social Problems 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


SOCI 254 Development&Underdevelopment 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


SOCI 265 War, States and Social Change 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


SOCI 270 Sociology of Gender 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Women Studies

WMST 200 Intro to Women's Studies 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


IV. MATHEMATICS & SCIENCE

Note: Some of the courses listed below are not suitable for first term as they require university level prerequisites. Please check the Calendar course entries for further information about appropriate background before registering.

Atmospheric & Oceanic Science

ATOC 181 Intro to Atmospheric Science 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
ATOC 182 Intro to Oceanic Sciences 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
ATOC 183 Climate and Climate Change 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
ATOC 184 Science of Storms 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
ATOC 185 Natural Disasters 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

Biology

BIOL 111 Principles:Organismal Biology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
BIOL 112 Cell and Molecular Biology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
BIOL 115 Essential Biology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
BIOL 200 Molecular Biology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
BIOL 201 Cell Biology & Metabolism 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


BIOL 202 Basic Genetics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


BIOL 205 Biology of Organisms 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


BIOL 206 Meth in Biology of Organisms 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


BIOL 240 Monteregian Flora 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Chemistry

CHEM 110 General Chemistry 1 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
CHEM 115 Acc Gen Chem: Giants in Sci 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
CHEM 120 General Chemistry 2 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
CHEM 180 World of Chem: Environment 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
CHEM 181 World of Chem: Food 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
CHEM 182 World of Chem: Technology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
CHEM 183 World of Chem: Drugs 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
CHEM 199 FYS: Why Chemistry? 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
CHEM 203 Survey of Physical Chemistry 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
CHEM 204 Physical Chem./Biol.Sci. 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


CHEM 212 Intro Organic Chemistry 1 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


CHEM 214 Physical Chem./Biol. Sci. 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


CHEM 217 General Analytical Chem Lab 1 1 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


CHEM 219 Intro to Atmospheric Chemistry 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


CHEM 222 Intro Organic Chemistry 2 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


CHEM 223 Intro Phys Chem 1 2 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


CHEM 243 Intro Phys Chem 2 2 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


CHEM 253 Intro Phys Chem 1 Lab 1 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


CHEM 263 Intro Phys Chem 2 Lab 1 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


CHEM 281 Inorganic Chemistry 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


CHEM 287 Intro Analytical Chemistry 2 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


CHEM 297 Intro Analytical Chem. Lab. 1 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Computer Science

COMP 102 Computers & Computing 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
COMP 189 Computers and Society 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
COMP 202 Foundations of Programming 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
COMP 206 Intro to Software Systems 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
COMP 230 Logic and Computability 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
COMP 250 Intro to Computer Science 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
COMP 280 Hist and Phil of Computing 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Earth & Planetary Sciences

EPSC 180 The Terrestrial Planets 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EPSC 181 Environmental Geology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EPSC 182 Astrobiology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EPSC 185 Natural Disasters 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EPSC 199 FYS: Earth & Planetary Explor. 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EPSC 201 Understanding Planet Earth 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EPSC 233 Earth and Life History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EPSC 334 Invertebrate Paleontology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Earth System Science

ESYS 104 The Earth System 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Geography

GEOG 201 Intro Geo-Information Science 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
GEOG 205 Global Chg:Past, Pres & Future 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
GEOG 221 Environment and Health 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Mathematics and Statistics

MATH 112 Fundamentals of Mathematics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


MATH 133 Linear Algebra and Geometry 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


MATH 134 Enriched Linear Algebra&Geom 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


MATH 139 Calculus 1 with Precalculus 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


MATH 140 Calculus 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


MATH 141 Calculus 2 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


MATH 150 Calculus A 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


MATH 151 Calculus B 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


MATH 180 The Art of Mathematics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


MATH 203 Principles of Statistics 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


MATH 204 Principles of Statistics 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


MATH 222 Calculus 3 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


MATH 223 Linear Algebra 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Physics

PHYS 101 Intro Physics - Mechanics 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


PHYS 102 Intro Physics-Electromagnetism 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


PHYS 131 Mechanics and Waves 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


PHYS 142 Electromagnetism & Optics 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


PHYS 180 Space, Time & Matter 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


PHYS 181 Everyday Physics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


PHYS 182 Our Evolving Universe 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


PHYS 183 The Milky Way Inside and Out 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


PHYS 184 Energy and the Environment 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


PHYS 200 Course not available
 

PHYS 224 Physics of Music 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


PHYS 225 Course not available

Psychology

PSYC 199 FYS: Mind-Body Medicine 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
PSYC 204 Intro to Psychological Stats 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Psychiatry

PSYT 199 FYS: Mental Illness&The Brain 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Important dates for advising, registration, and orientation

The table below contains the list of steps to follow for course selection, advising, and registration for newly admitted Freshman students (U0 year). Please read the information carefully.

The dates specified in the table below are provided for your convenience. You should always verify dates on the List of Important Dates.

Steps to Beginning Your Degree Successfully

This information is intended as a guideline. Consult http://www.mcgill.ca/importantdates/ for a complete list of events and deadlines for the academic year.


2015

June - September 22

Advising


Arts OASIS Advising (Faculty of Arts Advisers):

Arts OASIS Faculty Advisers and Peer Advisers are available to provide you with information and to answer your questions.  You can contact us in person at our counter (Dawson Hall, room 110), by telephone at 514-398-1029, by online chat or by adviser [dot] arts [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email).  For our hours of operation please visit the Arts OASIS homepage

When emailing us, please include your name and student number in the subject line. Make sure to use your new McGill email address, which should be activated as soon as you confirm that you will be attending McGill. Please read the following information about McGill's email policy, e-mail communication with students [.pdf].

Allow at least seven (7) business days for an adviser to respond to your questions. Please do not send your questions to more than one adviser as this will slow the advising process and result in longer delays for you and all other students.
 


June 16

Course registration opens for U0 Arts students

Select your courses for both the Fall AND Winter terms using the eCalendar course search and the class schedule on Minerva. Don't forget to select the Fall 2015 or Winter 2016 term. Keep in mind that the "normal" course load is four or five courses (12-15 credits) per term.


August 14

Deadline to avoid a late registration fee.

You must register for at least one course by this deadline to avoid this fee.


August 28

Deadline to submit Freshman Course Approval form (available from May-August only)

If after this date you have not submitted your form, please come to the Arts OASIS counter (ground from of Dawson Hall, Room 110, between 10 AM and 4 PM (on weekdays) and ask to have your freshman course selection reviewed.


August 29-30

Residence Move-in Days/Extended Service Point Hours

Service Point remains open on the weekend for you to pick up your student ID if you have not done so already.


August 29-September 6

Orientation Week

University is a new and exciting chapter in your life, and to help you start it on the right foot take advantage of McGill's Orientation Week, which is packed with events that will make you feel right at home.


August 31

Deadline for cancellation of admission offer

Please keep in mind that you have until August 31 to cancel your admission offer.


September 1

Discover McGill Day

Discover McGill is a chance for you to learn about McGill, Student Services, and the Students’ Society of McGill University. You will also have the opportunity to meet other new students from your faculty.


Engage McGill

This a way for you to learn about the student clubs and activities offered on campus. Get involved as soon as you enter your first year!


Discover McGill - Academic Expectations

A variety of workshops offered on this day will provide you with plenty of tips and advice to sharpen your study skills.


Session d’accueil pour étudiants francophones

Différents ateliers où vous seront fournis des outils utiles, notamment pour tirer pleinement parti des ressources des bibliothèques (atelier offert uniquement sur le campus du centre-ville), pour participer à la vie universitaire et pour maximiser l'emploi de votre temps d'étude.


September 2

Arts Departmental Advising Fair

This event, held during Orientation Week on the day after Discover McGill, is a great way to discover all the programs offered to you in the Faculty of Arts. You will be able to meet Departmental Advisers and ask them questions about your programs of interest and discuss your course selection. The fair will be taking place at the SSMU Ballroom (University Centre, 3480 McTavish) from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.


September 22

Add/Drop Course Change deadline

You have until this deadline to “shop around” for courses in which you are not registered in yet. You can also drop a course if you end up not liking it.

Use Minerva to register for the option you wish to complete in the Arts Freshman Program and for your courses. You can always change your option and courses up to the end of the course change period if you change your mind about what you wish to take.  Read the information about how to select your Freshman Program option using Minerva. You must register for at least one course by August 14, 2014 to avoid late registration fees.  Should you experience any difficulties registering, please contact Service Point right away. When you have registered, don't forget to activate your McGill email account. Please read the Welcome to McGill for details.


September 23-Onwards

Advising during the year

You will receive emails (to your McGill email account) from Arts OASIS throughout the year. Please read these emails carefully as they will contain important information about deadlines and degree requirements. You should also refer to the Arts OASIS homepage for important announcements. If you have questions, you can see a Faculty adviser during drop-in sessions throughout the academic year. Please come to the Arts OASIS counter (Dawson Hall, Room 110) Monday through Friday between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm (arrive early to ensure a spot!) or call 514-398-1029. If you have a simple question, you can send us an email. Please include your name and student number in the subject line. You can also chat with us online.


September 23

Deadline for course or University widthdrawal (a grade of W or W--) with full refund.

Kindly mark down that after the Add/Drop deadline, any courses withdrawn from during the semester will recieve a grade of W. However, you can still get a full refund.


September 29

Deadline for course or University withdrawal (a grade of W or W--) with full refund.

Kindly mark down that after the Add/Drop deadline, any courses withdrawn from during the semester will recieve a grade of W. However, you can still get a full refund.


November 3

Deadline for course or University withdrawal (a grade of W or W--) without a refund.

Please note that after the Add/Drop deadline, you may still withdraw from any courses during the semester on Minerva up until this date, with a grade of W on your transcript. However, a full refund is no longer available.


December 7

Classes end for Fall term



December 8

Study Day


December 9

Exams begin. See www.mcgill.ca/students/exams/ for the complete exam schedule (Dec. 8-19)
Check Minerva for Winter term e-bill


December 22

Exams end


December 25 - January 2

Holiday break, University closed


December 31

Deadline for cancellation of registration in, or deferral of admission to the Winter term


2016

January 6

Deadline for fee payment for Winter term

January 7

Classes begin
Deadline for new students to register in at least one course to avoid a late registration penalty


January 10

University Orientation for undergraduate students admitted for January (Downtown Campus)

 


January 11

University Orientation for undergraduate students admitted for January (Macdonald Campus)

 


January 19

Course Change (add/drop) deadline for Winter term


January 26

Deadline for course or university withdrawal (grade of W or W--) WITH fee refund


March 8

Deadline for course or university withdrawal (grade of W or W--) with NO fee refund


February 29-March 4

Study Break


April 3

Good Friday, University closed


April 6

Easter Monday, University closed


April 15

Classes end for Winter term


April 18

Exams begin. See here for the complete exam schedule (April 16-29)


April 29

Exams end


April 30

Rez move out: If you need to stay in residence more than 24 hours after your last exam, contact the service desk of your residence area for permission.


Course Selection

As a Freshman Program student (U0 year) you will be using the web to have your course selection approved by a Faculty adviser in Arts OASIS. You will not have a departmental academic adviser until your second year (U1 year). You are, however, encouraged to contact departmental academic advisers if you have specific questions about prerequisites or about the requirements of the program(s) you are considering.

Reminder: You cannot use the S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory) option for any course in the B.A. Freshman Program. You also cannot use the S/U option for courses which are required for admission to professional programs such as medical school or for courses which you intend to use toward your programs next year at the departmental level.

If this is the first time you are studying in English, we strongly recommend that you take only 4 courses (12 credits) during your first term and that, as one of these, you consider taking an English as a Second Language course. If you discover that 4 courses are quite manageable, you may wish to take 5 courses during the second term.

If you would like to improve your writing skills, you should consider taking Effective Communication EDEC 202, listed in the Faculty of Education section of the Calendar, or the Fundamentals of Academic Writing EAPR 250, listed under English for Academic Purposes in the Faculty of Arts section of the eCalendar. You may take a maximum of 6 credits of these courses and Effective Communication may not be taken for credit after the Academic Writing courses.

As the B.A. Freshman Program is intended to provide you with a broad foundation for a three-year degree program, you should take this opportunity and select courses in a variety of disciplines, keeping in mind the guidelines outlined for the program. Don't limit yourself to only one or two disciplines; explore and keep your options open. You may be surprised to find out that you have other interests. You may even discover an area of study you had never considered before, or you may learn that you are not as keen on a particular area as you had previously thought.

Courses which are chosen as part of your B.A. Freshman Program may also count towards your intended departmental program. For example, it may be possible to count a Political Science course taken this year towards the Major Concentration, Minor Concentration or Honours program in Political Science.

Note: Advanced standing credits may exempt you from part or all of the freshman program requirements. For example, if you passed the Art History AP (6 credits) with a grade of 4 or higher, you will have fulfilled the Humanities category of the B.A. freshman program. For further information about advanced standing credits, please read Advanced Standing Credits.

Five points to keep in mind when selecting courses for
Option 1:

  1. a minimum of 3 of the 4 categories must be completed,
  2. to fulfill a category, a minimum of 6 credits must be completed in that category,
  3. a maximum of 18 credits in any one category, and 12 credits per department is permitted,
  4. courses must be selected from the list of approved courses (see "Approved Courses" link above) for the B.A. Freshman Program,
  5. you must not register for courses which are scheduled to meet at the same time.

Four points to keep in mind when selecting courses for
Option 2:

  1. contact the French Language and Literature department or French as a Second Language department for placement tests, and departmental approval when you arrive in Montreal,
  2. a minimum of 18 credits conducted in French is required for this option,
  3. remaining elective courses must be selected from the list of Approved courses for the B.A. Freshman Program,
  4. you must not register for courses which are scheduled to meet at the same time.

Examples of Course Selections

EXAMPLES FOR OPTION 1

Example 1: You're a student admitted into the B.A. Freshman Program with no advanced standing credits

In this instance, you are admitted into a 120-credit degree program, and are not permitted to exceed the maximum of 18 credits in any one category and 12 credits per department.

Using the B.A. Freshman Program Approved Courses list (select Freshman U0 > Approved Courses) and the electronic form to have your course selection approved, decide on how you intend to fulfill the B.A. Freshman Program requirements.

The normal course load per term is 5 courses for a total of 10 courses per academic year. Therefore, you have 10 courses to divide among the 4 categories - Social Sciences, Humanities, Languages, and Math Science. In order to fulfill the B.A. Freshman Program core requirements and still adhere to the limitations set out above, some examples of the course distribution can be as follows:

Social Sciences
Humanities
Languages
Math and Science
 
18 credits
6 credits
6 credits
0 credits
or
12 credits
3 credits
6 credits
9 credits
or
9 credits
6 credits
12 credits
3 credits
or
3 credits
6 credits
9 credits
14 credits
 

In all these examples, you are fulfilling at least 6 credits in 3 out of 4 categories without exceeding the maximum of 18 credits in any one category keeping in mind that the maximum number of credits per department is 12.

Example 2: You're a student admitted into the B.A. Freshman Program with advanced standing (on the basis of Advanced Placements) in French Language and in Microeconomics

In this instance, you are admitted into a 111-credit degree program and could fulfill the B.A. Freshman Program core requirements for Option 1 as follows:

Advanced Standing Credits:

 
Social Sciences
Humanities
Languages
Math & Science
3 credits microeconomics
0 credits
6 credits French (exemption
for FRSL 211D)
0 credits

McGill Credits:

 
Social Sciences
Humanities
Languages
Math & Science
3 credits
12 credits
6 credits
0 credits
Total:
6 credits
12 credits
12 credits
30 credits

The minimum of 6 credits in one of the categories has been fulfilled (6 credits in languages). In addition, you have been granted 3 advanced standing credits in a second category, the social sciences, and you need to complete only another 3 credits in the social sciences to fulfill the minimum of 6 credits in a second category. You must also complete 6 credits in a third category.

To try and clarify the matter, let us suppose that to fulfill the core B.A. Freshman Program requirements, Option 1, you first register for 3 credits in the social sciences, 12 credits in the humanities and 6 credits in languages. At this point you will have registered for 21 credits and will have fulfilled the minimum of at least 6 credits in 3 out of 4 categories.

If you wish to register for 30 credits in your freshman year, you still have another 9 credits to select. You may select these credits from any category, including humanities or languages

In essence, keep in mind the following when selecting your courses for Option 1:

advanced standing credits + McGill credits = minimum of 6 credits to a maximum of 18 credits in each of 3 out of 4 categories

advanced standing credits + McGill credits = 24-30 credits for the freshman year

Translation: Once you have successfully completed 24 credits, including advanced standing credits, you may proceed to your U1 year.

EXAMPLES FOR OPTION 2

Example 3: You're a student admitted into the B.A. Freshman Program with no advanced standing.

In this instance, you are admitted into a 120 - credit degree program and required to complete 18 credits of core courses conducted in French. Depending on your degree of language proficiency, this may include a maximum of 12 credits of Intensive French Language. A Placement test is required before admission to any French language course including Beginner's French. Once you have chosen courses to fulfill the core requirement, the remainder of the courses can be selected from the Approved courses for the B.A. Freshman Program list, under the "Approved Courses" header above.

Example 4: You're a student admitted into the B.A. Freshman Program with advanced standing (on the basis of Advanced Placements) in French Language and in U.S. History.

In this instance, you are admitted into a 108 credit degree program and would be required to complete the B.A. Freshman core requirements for Option 2.

Keeping in mind, that the normal course load for the academic year is 10 courses, use the "B.A. Freshman Program Approval Courses" list to select your remaining elective courses.

Advanced Standing Credits:

French Language
Electives
6 credits
(exemption for FRSL 211D)
6 credits
U.S. History

Six credits out of 18 credits in French have been fulfilled. In addition, you have been granted 6 advanced standing credits as elective courses. Therefore, you must complete 12 credits in French Language to fulfill your B.A. Freshman Core requirement.

In essence, keep in mind the following when selecting your courses for Option 2:

Advanced standing credits + McGill credits = 18 credits in French and 12 credits elective courses.

Advanced standing credits + McGill credits = 30 credits for Freshman year.

Translation: Once you have successfully completed 24 credits, including advanced standing credits, you may proceed to your U1 year.

Still CONFUSED?

For both Options, an adviser will be able to help you determine how many credits you must take to complete your freshman program requirements.

First Year Seminars

Registration for First-Year Seminars is limited to students in their first year of study at McGill, i.e., newly admitted students in U0 or U1. These courses are designed to provide closer interaction with professors and peers than is available in large introductory courses. These seminars focus on the latest scholarly developments in the field and expose students to advanced research methods. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. The maximum number of students in any seminar is 25, although some have lower enrolment caps.

Arts students may take only one First-Year Seminar, from either the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Science listings. Students who register for more than one will be obliged to withdraw from all but one.

Below is a complete listing of Arts courses for 2015-2016.

Arts FYS

 

HIST 197 FYS: Race in Latin America 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

Science FYS

CHEM 199 FYS: Why Chemistry? 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


EPSC 199 FYS: Earth & Planetary Explor. 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


PSYC 199 FYS: Mind-Body Medicine 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
 
 

Program Selection

After the completion of their first year, Freshman U0 students should be ready to select a departmental program for the upcoming academic year.


Students selecting a program should choose an area that fits their general academic interests and background. The bachelor's degree is intended to serve as a general preliminary step in the pursuit of major career goals. Students in the Bachelor of Arts degree follow a multi-track program permitting them to register in at least two and as many as four different Major and Minor Concentrations. This allows them to select courses from a variety of areas in their first year, from where they will able to narrow their choice later on.

It is important that students become familiar with the academic regulations of the Faculty of Arts. An intended course plan may not be feasible if it requires the completion of too many credits from other faculties, or if it is not listed in the calendar.

Undecided students should consider their basic strengths and weaknesses when considering the following:

  • preferred subjects
  • the departmental programs which include them
  • whether they have previously completed courses in these disciplines
  • programs which contain more than one of these subjects
  • whether one program stands out above all others
  • whether an Honours or a Faculty program is a viable option
  • whether there is room for electives
  • whether programs are related to vocational or personal interests
  • academic and career goals and whether there are certain academic prerequisites that must be completed to pursue them
  • the intention to develop certain skills (analytical reasoning, writing, verbal communication, teamwork, independent work, laboratory research, computer skills, etc.)
  • program requirements which may focus on weak points (e.g.: an Arts student considering a program requiring statistics if a student is not strong in math, etc.)

Students who are still unsure about their program choice should consider consulting Degree Planning. Alternatively, you can use following resources:

Once program adviser(s) have been consulted and you have chosen program(s), students must select courses according to departmental requirements.

It is important to refer to the eCalendar as well as individual departmental handbooks available on the Web and/or through the departments themselves.

Most courses chosen in the first year at McGill will be at the 200 level, with the exception of language courses, where the appropriate level will be determined by a placement test administered by the department offering the course. The first digit of the course number normally denotes the course level.

When registering for courses, it is the student's responsibility to ensure that all prerequisites have been met.


U1 Departmental

Freshman Fair

Every Winter term, the Arts OASIS team offers Freshman students the possibility of meeting with departmental advisers, who will assist them in preparing for a selection of their departmental programs in March. Please check the Arts OASIS home page, Announcements section, for the date, time, and location of the Freshman Fair.

First Year Seminars

Registration for First-Year Seminars is limited to students in their first year of study at McGill, i.e., newly admitted students in U0 or U1. These courses are designed to provide closer interaction with professors and peers than is available in large introductory courses. These seminars focus on the latest scholarly developments in the field and expose students to advanced research methods. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. The maximum number of students in any seminar is 25, although some have lower enrolment caps.

Arts students may take only one First-Year Seminar, from either the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Science listings. Students who register for more than one will be obliged to withdraw from all but one.

Below is a complete listing of Arts courses for 2015-2016.

Arts FYS

HIST 197 FYS: Race in Latin America 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

Science FYS

CHEM 199 FYS: Why Chemistry? 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

EPSC 199 FYS: Earth & Planetary Explor. 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

PSYC 199 FYS: Mind-Body Medicine 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 
 
 

Program Selection

Students who need 96 or fewer credits to complete their B.A. degree requirements (3-year degree) must select a program at the time of registration. Students in the Bachelor of Arts degree follow the Multi-track system, Honours programs, Joint Honours programs, and Faculty programs.

  • The Multi-track system recognizes the diversity of student backgrounds and interests and the multiple routes to understanding provided by a modern university. The multi-track system includes a major concentration complemented by a second major concentration or by one or two minor concentrations.
  • Honours programs demand a high degree of specialisation, and require students to satisfy specific departmental and Faculty requirements while maintaining a good academic standing. They are designed to prepare students for graduate study within a specific discipline.
  • Joint Honours programs allow students who wish to study at the Honours level in two disciplines to combine Joint Honours components from any two Arts disciplines.
  • Faculty programs are approved selections of courses constituting a concentration in an intellectually coherent and inter-faculty field of studies.
  • Course and program requirements
  • The McGill University eCalendar provides detailed program information and course descriptions for each academic department, but cannot alone provide assistance in realistic and meaningful program planning.
  • Departmental Academic Advisers are responsible for degree programs which are administered by their departments and give specific information about prerequisites, courses, approval for required courses and program selection. Since they are also generally members of McGill University's academic staff, they can also provide useful insight into potential options for further study in their respective disciplines.
  • Students initially intending to pursue a particular area of study often develop other interests requiring them to change their academic profile. It is possible to change programs as necessary, providing that there has been consultation with the appropriate advisers.

Departmental Academic Advisers

Department/Program Adviser
African Studies
Advising
Ms. Kirsty McKinnon
Ms. Lisa Stanischewski
Anthropology
Advising
Prof. James Savelle
Art History
Advising

Prof. Charmaine Nelson
Mr. Matthew Dupuis

Canadian Ethnic and Racial Studies

 Prof. Morton Weinfeld

Canadian Studies
Advising

Prof. Will Straw
Ms. Adriana Goreta

Catholic Studies Program
Advising

Prof. Daniel Cere
Ms. Karen Moore

Classics
Advising
Prof. Lynn Kozak
Cognitive Science
Advising

Mr. Ryan Bourma

Communication Studies
Advising

Prof. Gabriella Coleman
Mr. Matthew Dupuis

Computer Science (School of)
Advising

Prof. Kaleem Siddiqi
Prof. Nathan Friedman
Mrs. Liette Chin

East Asian Studies Prof. Michelle Cho (Majors/Honours)
Ms. Myung Hee Kim/Mrs. Miwako Uesaka (Minor)
Economics
Advising
Please refer to the department advising webpage.
English
Advising

Prof. Miranda Hickman (Director, Undergraduate Studies)
Mr. Matthew Dupuis

Environment (McGill School of)
Advising
Ms. Kathryn Roulet
European Literature and Culture
Advising
Prof. Stephanie Posthumus
French Language Centre Prof. Natallia Liakina
Refer to Department website
Langue et littérature françaises
Advising

Prof. Diane Desrosiers
Prof. Catherine Leclerc (as of June 1, 2014)

Geography TBA
German Studies
Advising
Prof. Andrew Piper (Undergraduate and Mgmt. students)
Prof. Tove Holmes (Graduate)
Dr. Sun-Young Kim (Language Program)
Hispanic Studies
Advising
Prof. Fernanda Macchi (Undergraduate)
Prof. Jesús Pérez-Magallón (Graduate)
Ms. Lucia Chamanadjian (Language Program)
History
Advising
Prof. Faith Wallis (Honours)
Prof. Brian Cowan (Major)
Prof. Catherine LeGrand (Minor)
Ms. Meena Mohan (Student Affairs Adviser)
History and Philosophy of Science
Advising

Prof. Dirk Schlimm
Ms. Karen Moore

Humanistic Studies
Advising
Contact Arts OASIS
Industrial Relations
Advising

Prof. Fabian Lange
Ms. Karen Moore

International Development Studies
Advising
Ms. Kirsty McKinnon
Ms. Lisa Stanischewski
Islamic Studies (Institute of)
Advising

Prof. Setrag Manoukian
Adina Sigartau

Italian Studies
Advising

Prof. Eugenio Bolongaro (Graduate)
Prof. Lucienne Kroha (Undergraduate)
Ms. Anna Maria Tumino (Language Program)

Jewish Studies
Advising
Prof. Eric Caplan
Latin-American and Caribbean Studies
Advising
Ms. Kirsty McKinnon
Ms. Lisa Stanischewski
Liberal Arts
Advising

Prof. Eugenio Bolongaro
Ms. Karen Moore

Linguistics
Advising

Prof. Jessica Coon

Mathematics and Statistics
Advising

Prof. Vojkan Jaksic
Prof. Armel Kelome

Middle East Studies
Advising

Prof. Setrag Manoukian
Ms. Adina Sigartau

Music
Advising
Ms. Dino Dutz
North American Studies
Advising

Prof. Tom Velk
Ms. Karen Moore

Philosophy
Advising
Prof. Dirk Schlimm
Philosophy and Western Religions
Advising

Prof. Carlos Fraenkel
Ms. Karen Moore

Political Science
Advising

Undergraduate Director:
Prof. Christa Scholtz
Honours:
Prof. Manuel Balán

Majors and Minors:
Professors Khalid Medani, Hal Waller, Fernando Nuñez, and Yves Winter
Internships Transfer Credits, Term/Year Away, Exchanges:
Prof. Oliver Proksch

Psychology
Advising

Ms. Paola Carvajal

Québec Studies
Advising

Mr. Stephan Gervais
Ms. Karen Moore

Religious Studies (Faculty of)
Advising
Prof. Davesh Soneji
Russian & Slavic Studies
Advising

Prof. Anna Berman (Undergraduate)
Prof. Laura Beraha (Graduate)
Dr. Liudmila Klimanova (Language Program/Study Away)

Science for Arts Students
Advising
Prof. Louis Lefebvre
Ms. Nancy Nelson
Sexual Diversity Studies
Advising

Prof. Chip Whitesell
Ms. Claire Michela

Social Studies of Medicine
Advising
Prof. Allan Young
Social Work (School of)
Advising
Ms. Trudy Blumstein
Sociology
Advising

Prof. Jason Carmichael (Undergraduate Program Director)
Prof. Eran Shor (Honours and Joint Honours)
Ms. Joanne Terrasi

Women Studies
Advising

Ms. Claire Michela

World Cinemas
Advising

Prof. Alanna Thain
Ms. Karen Moore

Other Faculties Advising
Education Student Affairs Office
Engineering Student Affairs Office
Law Admissions
Management Student Affairs Office
MBA
Medicine Admissions
Music Student Affairs Office
Science Science Office for Undergraduate Student Advising (SOUSA)

Important dates for advising, registration, and orientation

The dates specified in the table below are provided for your convenience.  You should always verify dates on the List of Important Dates.

The table below contains the list of steps to follow for course selection, advising, and registration for newly admitted departmental students (U1 year). Please read the information carefully.

Advanced Standing

Newly admitted students may receive advanced standing for university work completed elsewhere, or in another faculty at McGill, or for results in International Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, Advanced Levels, Advanced Placement tests or the Diploma of Collegial Studies.

It is essential that you know if you will be granted credit and course exemption for work completed elsewhere as you will not be given additional credit towards your degree for any McGill course if the content overlaps substantially with any other course for which you have already received credit, such as for advanced standing results.

For information about advanced standing credits, please refer to the following: advanced standing and placement examinations. 

If you have completed university courses elsewhere, prior to beginning your studies at McGill, make sure that you provide your departmental program adviser with a copy of your university transcripts and course descriptions when you meet for your advising appointment. Your departmental adviser will be able to inform you about possible course equivalences and exemptions from your program requirements. When meeting with your adviser, you should also take with you the Transfer Credit/Student Adjustment Form [.pdf]. Once the form is completed and signed, you should return it to Service Point for processing (don't forget to make a copy for yourself).

As departmental advisers are not available until just before the start of term, please register for courses you consider appropriate, and then adjust your registration once your course equivalences have been determined.


Steps to Beginning Your Degree Successfully

This information is intended as a guideline. Consult http://www.mcgill.ca/importantdates/ for a complete list of events and deadlines for the academic year.


2015


June 4

McGill's CEGEP Students Information Session provides a day of activities to help newly admitted U1 students from CEGEP get started.  Click here for details.


June - September 22

Advising

There are two types of advising for U1 (departmental) students.

1. Departmental Academic Advising (Program Advisers):

Each department provides advisers who are very familiar with the requirements of their Honours, Major Concentration, and Minor Concentration programs. These advisers will be available at CSI McGill (on June 4, 2016) and just before the start of the fall term. Some departments may have advisers available earlier. Check with your department and meet with a departmental adviser.  

Most departments hold orientation sessions during the last week of August. Please refer to 'Departmental Orientations' below for additional information.  

After meeting with a departmental adviser, use Minerva to make any recommended changes to courses for which you have already registered.


2.  Arts OASIS Advising (Faculty of Arts Advisers):

Arts OASIS Faculty Advisers and Peer Advisers are available to provide you with information and to answer your questions.  You can contact us in person at our counter (Dawson Hall, room 110), by telephone at 514-398-1029, by online chat or by adviser [dot] arts [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email).  For our hours of operation please visit the Arts OASIS homepage

When emailing us, please include your name and student number in the subject line. Make sure to use your new McGill email address, which should be activated as soon as you confirm that you will be attending McGill. Please read the following information about McGill's email policy, e-mail communication with students [.pdf].

Allow at least seven (7) business days for an adviser to respond to your questions. Please do not send your questions to more than one adviser as this will slow the advising process and result in longer delays for you and all other students.
 


August 14

Deadline to avoid a late registration fee.

You must register for at least one course by this deadline to avoid this fee.


August 29-30

Residence Move-in Days/Extended Service Point Hours

Service Point remains open on the weekend for you to pick up your student ID if you have not done so already.


August 29-September 6

Orientation Week

University is a new and exciting chapter in your life, and to help you start it on the right foot take advantage of McGill's Orientation Week, which is packed with events that will make you feel right at home.


August 31

Deadline for cancellation of admission offer

Please keep in mind that you have until August 31 to cancel your admission offer.


September 1

Discover McGill Day

Discover McGill is a chance for you to learn about McGill, Student Services, and the Students’ Society of McGill University. You will also have the opportunity to meet other new students from your faculty.


Engage McGill

This a way for you to learn about the student clubs and activities offered on campus. Get involved as soon as you enter your first year!


September 2

Program Advising Fair

A great way to discover all the programs offered to you in the Faculty of Arts. You will be able to meet faculty advisors and ask them questions about your programs of interest. It will be taking place at the SSMU Ballroom.


Discover McGill - Academic Expectations

A variety of workshops offered on this day will provide you with plenty of tips and advice to sharpen your study skills.


Session d’accueil pour étudiants francophones

Différents ateliers où vous seront fournis des outils utiles, notamment pour tirer pleinement parti des ressources des bibliothèques (atelier offert uniquement sur le campus du centre-ville), pour participer à la vie universitaire et pour maximiser l'emploi de votre temps d'étude.



September 22

Add/Drop Course Change deadline

You have until this deadline to “shop around” for courses in which you are not registered in yet. You can also drop a course if you end up not liking it.

Use Minerva to register for the option you wish to complete in the Arts Freshman Program and for your courses. You can always change your option and courses up to the end of the course change period if you change your mind about what you wish to take.  Read the information about how to select your Freshman Program option using Minerva. You must register for at least one course by August 14, 2014 to avoid late registration fees.  Should you experience any difficulties registering, please contact Service Point right away. When you have registered, don't forget to activate your McGill email account. Please read the Welcome to McGill for details.


September 23-Onwards

Advising during the year

You will receive emails (to your McGill email account) from Arts OASIS throughout the year. Please read these emails carefully as they will contain important information about deadlines and degree requirements. You should also refer to the Arts OASIS homepage for important announcements. If you have questions, you can see a Faculty adviser during drop-in sessions throughout the academic year. Please come to the Arts OASIS counter (Dawson Hall, Room 110) Monday through Friday between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm (arrive early to ensure a spot!) or call 514-398-1029. If you have a simple question, you can send us an email. Please include your name and student number in the subject line. You can also chat with us online.


September 29

Deadline for course or University withdrawal (a grade of W or W--) with full refund.

Kindly mark down that after the Add/Drop deadline, any courses withdrawn from during the semester will recieve a grade of W. However, you can still get a full refund.


November 3

Deadline for course or University withdrawal (a grade of W or W--) without a refund.

Please note that after the Add/Drop deadline, you may still withdraw from any courses during the semester on Minerva up until this date, with a grade of W on your transcript. However, a full refund is no longer available.


December 7

Classes end for Fall term


December 8

Study Day


December 9

Exams begin. See www.mcgill.ca/students/exams/ for the complete exam schedule (Dec. 8-19)
Check Minerva for Winter term e-bill


December 22

Exams end


December 25 - January 2

Holiday break, University closed


December 31

Deadline for cancellation of registration in, or deferral of admission to the Winter term


2015

January 6

Deadline for fee payment for Winter term


January 7

Classes begin
Deadline for new students to register in at least one course to avoid a late registration penalty
University Orientation for undergraduate students admitted for January (Downtown Campus)


January 19

Course Change (add/drop) deadline for Winter term


January 26

Deadline for course or university withdrawal (grade of W or W--) WITH fee refund


February 29-March 4

Study Break


March 2-6

Study Break


March 8

Deadline for course or university withdrawal (grade of W or W--) with NO fee refund


March 25

Good Friday, University closed


March 28

Easter Monday, University closed


April 15

Classes end for Winter term


April 16-17

Study Days


April 18

Exams begin. See www.mcgill.ca/students/exams/ for the complete exam schedule (April 18-29)


April 29

Exams end


April 30

Rez move out: If you need to stay in residence more than 24 hours after your last exam, contact the service desk of your residence area for permission.


Orientation, advising and registration information

The dates below contains the list of steps to follow for course selection, advising, and registration for newly admitted Fall 2015 Special, Visiting and Exchange students. Please read the information carefully.  You should also consult the Important Dates and view the information on the Programs, Courses and University Regulations website. 

If you are a student newly admitted to the Winter 2015 term, please be sure to attend the Faculty Orientation Session and the University Orientation Session.

All new international students should also refer to the information offered by International Student Services.


2014

June 3 - August 31

Inform Yourself

Read the general advising and course information for newly admitted special, visiting, and exchange students


August 26

Orientation Week: University Orientation AND Faculty Orientation

McGill's University-wide Orientation will begin on Tuesday, August 26 with Discover McGill Day. Some of the events require registration, so be sure to consult the following website for full details: www.mcgill.ca/newstudents

Be sure to also attend the Faculty of Arts Orientation session which will take place on the same day. For more information please visit the faculty program info website.  Faculty Advisers from the Arts OASIS will be available to answer any academic questions you might have about your first year at McGill. Please contact Arts OASIS (www.mcgill.ca/oasis) should you need any additional advising after attending the Faculty and University Orientation Sessions. 


Last Week of August

Departmental Orientation AND Departmental Academic Advising

If you have missed the 'Departmental Orientation Session' you should visit the department(s) in which you intend to take the majority of your courses. Set-up a meeting with a Departmental Academic Adviser to ask questions about program requirements and courses and to confirm your course selection. Use Minerva to make any changes to the courses for which you have registered.


September 16

Departmental Orientation AND Departmental Academic Advising

If you have missed the 'Departmental Orientation Session' you should visit the department(s) in which you intend to take the majority of your courses. Set-up a meeting with a Departmental Academic Adviser to ask questions about program requirements and courses and to confirm your course selection. Use Minerva to make any changes to the courses for which you have registered.


Sept 16

Select your courses for the Winter term using Minerva (you will have to sign in). You can also view course descriptions on the Programs, Courses and University Regulations website.

Discuss course changes with your departmental adviser(s) who will approve them if appropriate. Use Minerva to make the changes to your record.


Throughout the year

Continued Advising

If you have questions about your course selection, consult with an adviser in the department that administers the courses.

You will be receiving emails from Arts OASIS during your time at McGill. Make sure you read these emails carefully as they will contain important information.

If you have questions, you can meet with a Faculty Adviser during drop-in sessions held throughout the academic year. Please come to the Arts OASIS counter (Dawson Hall, Room 110) or call 514-398-1029, Monday through Friday between 10:00 am and 3:00pm. If you have a simple question, you can email adviser [dot] arts [at] mcgill [dot] ca (be sure to include your name and student number in the subject line). Also, please make sure to use your McGill email account as per McGill's email policy: e-mail communication with students [.pdf].


General advising and course information

Steps to follow for course selection, advising, and registration for newly admitted students.

Please read the information carefully.

Please consult the Important Dates webpage for details (you can search by category).

You should plan to attend the University orientation session and one of the departmental orientation sessions offered during the last week of August. Go to the session offered by the department in which you are taking most of your courses and ensure you are assigned an adviser.

Course Selection

In order to determine which courses will be appropriate for you, your departmental academic adviser will require information about the courses you have taken at your home university. For departmental contact information, please consult the following website.

Please bring the following pieces of information to your advising appointment:

  • a copy of your academic record (courses and grades);
  • course descriptions for the courses you have taken;
  • information about the number of credits or courses required to complete your degree;
  • a list of McGill courses you think might be appropriate;
  • a list of questions you want to ask your adviser.

The departmental academic adviser will review the courses you have already completed to ensure you have the appropriate background for the McGill courses you intend to take.

For advice of a more general nature, you should consult Faculty advisers in Arts OASIS (Dawson Hall, Room 110). The OASIS counter staff are also very knowledgeable. You can come in person or phone 514-398-1029. Please consult the Arts OASIS Homepage for operating hours.

Course Information

Each course has a credit weight associated with it. The normal load for a full-time student in Arts is five (5) courses or 15 credits per term. The number of credits you take in a term should be determined by your own situation. If you have commitments outside the University, you might consider reducing your load to 12 credits per term (this is normally the minimum for those studying on a student visa).

Course selection should be done with your departmental academic adviser. The courses you take should also be chosen with your personal situation in mind. If this is the first time you are studying in English, you might want to mix program courses, electives and an English as a Second Language (ESL) course. If you have studied in English before, but feel that your writing could be improved, you might want to consider taking English for Academic Purposes. Click here for more information.

During the first two weeks of the Fall or Winter term, you will have the opportunity to change the courses for which you have registered. You may drop and add courses as you wish, subject to any restrictions indicated in the eCalendar and Timetable. After this Course Change period, you may withdraw from courses until approximately the mid-point of each term. Please consult Important Dates for specific deadlines.

If you are undecided about whether to drop or withdraw from a course, you can talk to your departmental adviser or to a Faculty adviser in Arts OASIS. You should assess your progress to date in the course and try to reach a realistic evaluation of your ability to complete the course successfully.

Special, visiting or exchange students who wish to extend their studies beyond the term(s) indicated in their letter of acceptance should write to the Associate Dean of Arts (Student Affairs) and request readmission.

What to do if problems arise

Occasionally students experience serious problems which affect their ability to complete their coursework on time. If you experience medical problems, or other personal problems which prevent you from devoting sufficient time to your courses or exams, please see your course instructor and/or Faculty adviser.

If the situation interferes with the submission of term papers, the writing of midterm tests, or other class work, consult with the course instructor. It may be possible to arrange for make-up tests or extensions of deadlines. The instructor will require supporting documentation in the form of a doctor's letter, or other relevant documents.

If you are unable to write formal final exams, or feel that withdrawal from courses or the University after the normal deadline may be necessary, you should consult with a Faculty adviser in Arts OASIS. If special arrangements are to be made, supporting documentation will be required.

More detailed information on Course and University Withdrawal is available here.

Contact

adviser [dot] arts [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Arts OASIS Faculty Adviser)
Dawson Hall
514-398-1029

Please consult McGill's Transfer Credits homepage for information on transfer credits.

Second Undergraduate Degree Students Pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree

You are considered a second degree student if you have completed a previous degree at McGill University or at another recognized university/institution and are now completing a second undergraduate degree at McGill University.

Please note the following:

Applications for a second degree in the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) must be made directly to McGill University, Enrolment Services. Please go to www.mcgill.ca/applying/ for more information.

Second degree students in the B.A. degree must complete 60 credits at McGill University.

The multi-track system requires that students complete a Major Concentration (36 credits), with at least a Minor Concentration (18 credits).

1. Second degree students are permitted to complete a Major Concentration and a Minor Concentration in the same academic unit.
2. Second degree students pursuing an Honours or Faculty Program in the Faculty of Arts are not required to complete a Minor Concentration.
3. Please see general degree requirements for more information.

Second degree students are strongly advised to meet with their departmental advisers before the Add/Drop deadlines in the Fall and Winter terms.

1.Departmental advisers will ensure that second degree students are on track for their program requirements and will approve course selections. 
2. For a listing of departmental advisers, please go to here.

Credits that you have completed for your first degree may not be applied towards the 60 credits needed to complete your second degree.  Please note that the Cumulative Point Average (CGPA) from your first degree will not be calculated into the CGPA of your second degree. For further information concerning GPA calculation, please access the eCalendar.

While you cannot receive credits for courses already taken in your previous degree, you may receive course exemption for courses you passed with a grade of C or better and that have been evaluated as equivalent to a McGill course.  

1. Please see your departmental adviser regarding courses you have previously taken that might exempt you from one or more program requirement(s).
2. In cases where a course exemption is approved, these credits will have to be replaced by an approved substitute course taken at McGill.  

Second degree students are strongly advised to meet with their Faculty Adviser in Arts OASIS upon beginning their B.A. degree.

1. Faculty Adviser will be assigned to you (note your Faculty Adviser’s name at the top left of your unofficial Minerva transcript under your name) shortly after the beginning of your first term at McGill.
2. Your Faculty Adviser will ensure that you are meeting the overall requirements of your 60 credit B.A. degree. 
3. Your Faculty Adviser will assist you should you experience any issues that may have an impact on your overall academic performance.
4. How can you contact your Faculty Adviser?
       A.  You can meet with your Faculty Adviser during their drop-in advising hours (please refer to the drop-in schedule tab on the Arts OASIS homepage).
       B.  You can book an appointment with your Faculty Adviser by sending him/her an e-mail with your availabilities.
       C. You can simply e-mail your questions to your Faculty Adviser. Please include your name and ID# in all your correspondence.
       D.  You can also direct your general questions to the Arts OASIS counter (Dawson Hall, Room 110) or by telephone: 514-398-1029