UTM108H5 Critical Thinking for STEM Learning

UTM108H5: Critical Thinking for STEM Learning (SCI, SSC)


The 0.5 credit from this course can be used toward either your Science (SCI) or Social Science (SSc) distribution requirement. Offered in both Fall 2024 and Winter 2025 terms.

This interdisciplinary course is a practical and conceptual introduction to the nature of science. We will explore STEM subjects as they intersect with society, history, politics, equity, environment, and culture. Lectures, discussions, learning activities and tutorials will help students develop their critical thinking, collaborative, and problem-solving competencies. This course draws on theories and practices from a socio-scientific perspective to help contextualize the social impacts of scientific inquiry. An exploration of related research literature will guide the discussions. Students will gain exposure to philosophical and ideological orientations as well as competing frameworks on the nature of science to become more empowered learners and citizens.  

This utmONE First-Year Foundations course is taught by:

  • Dr. Sheliza Ibrahim,  Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy

How to Enroll in UTM108H5

Our utmONE First-Year Foundations courses are open to all first-year students studying at the University of Toronto Mississauga.

Students can enroll themselves in this course via ACORN on their enrolment date. Search for the course code, UTM108H5.

Please be sure to read our FAQ section before enrolling.