utmONE First-Year Foundations Courses - Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I enroll in a utmONE course?
- How many utmONE courses can I take?
- Do I receive credit for taking a utmONE course?
- What are distribution requirements?
- Are there any exclusions to utmONE courses?
- Are there any high school prerequisites for any of the utmONE courses?
- Can I enroll in a utmONE course and participate in LAUNCH?
All incoming students can enroll in a utmONE course through ACORN on their enrollment date. For more information about ACORN and course enrollment visit the Course Enrolment page in the Academic Calendar.
Because they share similar learning outcomes, the utmONE courses are exclusions to each other. This means that you can only take one utmONE course for credit.
Yes. The utmONE courses provide 0.5 credits that can count toward the distribution requirements you need to graduate. In the course descriptions you will see HUM (Humanities), SSc (Social Science), and SCI (Science) which indicate which distribution requirements the course can apply toward. It is 0.5 credits because these are half-year courses.
Distribution requirements ensure that you get exposure to Humanities, Social Science and Science regardless of your program of study. In total, you will need to receive 1.0 credits in each category before you graduate. The courses you take for your distribution requirements can often be some of the most interesting courses you take because they offer a different perspective and disciplinary area than you are used to. For more information on distribution requirements visit the Office of the Registrar website.
Yes. utmONE courses and utmONE Scholars seminars are exclusions to each other. This means that you can only take one for credit. For more information about course exclusions visit the Academic Calendar's Course Enrolment page.
No. There are no pre-requisites for the utmONE courses. All incoming students from all programs of study are welcome to enroll, space allowing. Priority is given to first-year students.
Yes. LAUNCH is a great complement to your utmONE first-year transition course. LAUNCH is a first-year mentorship program consisting of interactive sessions facilitated by successful upper-year students. LAUNCH can help you gain a sense of belonging to our campus community, get tips and advice from experienced students, and connect to resources and supports that will help you be successful. There are many sections of LAUNCH so that you can find time in your schedule to take a utmONE Scholars seminar and participate in LAUNCH. To find out more about LAUNCH visit the Centre for Student Engagement website.