UTM111H5 Tools of the Trade


UTM111H5: Tools of the Trade (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 the Winter 2023 term (January-April).

This course is an introduction to the common problem-solving tools used in the sciences and social sciences. It is designed to address the fundamental skills needed for comprehension and effective communication in these areas. The skills being addressed may include critical analysis of texts (primary literature, review papers, textbooks), use of databases to gather, manipulate and visualize data; interpretation and presentation of data; information gathering and writing skills (lab reports, critical essays); and oral presentations.

In the Winter 2023 term, course participants will engage with essential academic skills while investigating the theme of sustainability with reference to the dynamics between the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and environmental and societal needs and aspirations.

This utmONE First-Year Foundations course is taught by:

  • Dr. Wanja Gitari, Associate Professor, Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy

How to Enrol in UTM111H5

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 enrollment date.  Search for the course code, UTM111.

Please be sure to read our FAQ section before enrolling.