Field Courses

Field Courses allow students to engage in course concepts outside of the classroom. The Vice-Provost, Academic Programs, has defined field experiences as, “practice-based experiences where students participate in components of a discipline or profession through the hands-on application of disciplinary concepts. Field experiences typically occur under the direction or supervision of a faculty member or a non-licensed professional. This type of experience is primarily intended to support professional and discipline-based competency development but is not required for professional licensure or accreditation. Experiences where students are only observing professional activities (e.g., field trips) are not considered field experiences in this context. Field experiences are also distinct from placements or practicums.”

Field Courses have previously been offered in the following departments:

  • Anthropology
  • Art & Art History
  • Biology
  • Communication Culture and Information Technology (CCIT)
  • Chemical & Physical Science
  • English & Drama
  • Environmental Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Geography
  • History
  • Language Studies
  • Psychology

*Please note that course offerings vary each year. For an accurate listing of Field Courses by department, consult with the Undergraduate Advisor for your program of study.

In addition, review the UTM Academic Calendar: https://student.utm.utoronto.ca/calendar//calendar.pl