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Regarding u of t, first year, profs.

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Hey guys, one quick question to those who are already in university of Toronto, humanities >>

As a first year student, am I allowed to choose profs? If I am, any tips as in which profs to choose, and which to avoid? In addition, would attending the Open House in March help me learn more about the learning environment there?
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depends on the course. some have multiple sections taught by different profs, while some only have one. I haven't had any reallly bad ones though. try ratemyprofessors.com as well as the ASSU anti-calendar for recommendations.
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@EspoirSxH wrote
Hey guys, one quick question to those who are already in university of Toronto, humanities >>

As a first year student, am I allowed to choose profs? If I am, any tips as in which profs to choose, and which to avoid? In addition, would attending the Open House in March help me learn more about the learning environment there?



In first year, you won't really have a lot of flexibility in terms of choosing professors, mainly because you will be taking 100-level courses that qualify you for the majors or specialists that you want to pursue. With that said, U of T has been good at bringing really good professors to teach large classes!

You can look into RateMyProfessors and the Anti-Calendar produced by the Arts and Science Union for more course evaluations and recommendations on professors.

Alternatively, have you considered the many "One" programs being offered at U of T now? I personally did Trinity One (International Relations) in my first year, and really enjoyed it. Our classes at Trinity One were capped at 25 students, and were taught by excellent professors that didn't usually teach at the first year level. The professors got to know us by name and really well, and the dynamic was a fantastic experience for first year.
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depends on the course. some have multiple sections taught by different profs, while some only have one. I haven't had any reallly bad ones though. try ratemyprofessors.com as well as the ASSU anti-calendar for recommendations.



Thanx dude, I'll look into that !
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@EspoirSxH wrote
Hey guys, one quick question to those who are already in university of Toronto, humanities >>

As a first year student, am I allowed to choose profs? If I am, any tips as in which profs to choose, and which to avoid? In addition, would attending the Open House in March help me learn more about the learning environment there?



In first year, you won't really have a lot of flexibility in terms of choosing professors, mainly because you will be taking 100-level courses that qualify you for the majors or specialists that you want to pursue. With that said, U of T has been good at bringing really good professors to teach large classes!

You can look into RateMyProfessors and the Anti-Calendar produced by the Arts and Science Union for more course evaluations and recommendations on professors.

Alternatively, have you considered the many "One" programs being offered at U of T now? I personally did Trinity One (International Relations) in my first year, and really enjoyed it. Our classes at Trinity One were capped at 25 students, and were taught by excellent professors that didn't usually teach at the first year level. The professors got to know us by name and really well, and the dynamic was a fantastic experience for first year.



Yea, I chose IR as my prospective major ^^. Glad to know that U of T brings qualified professors! Regarding what you said about IR program was capped at 25 students, how competitive thsoe spots are? From how many people do they select into the second year IR program?
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For bigger classes, UofT offers multiple meeting sections that you'll go over in the March Open house, but more often than not, different sections will have different teachers. Although this does not happen as often in Humanities as it does in other programs, when you can choose your professors, the ASSU (Arts/Sciences Students Union) provides an anti-callendar with all the info on past classes and professors and a rating that will inform you of the general consensus of a professor. But remember to take all these posts with a grain of salt, as it is a service provided by students, for students, some who may be particularly angry at a certain professor for getting a C.
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@EspoirSxH wrote
Hey guys, one quick question to those who are already in university of Toronto, humanities >>

As a first year student, am I allowed to choose profs? If I am, any tips as in which profs to choose, and which to avoid? In addition, would attending the Open House in March help me learn more about the learning environment there?



In first year, you won't really have a lot of flexibility in terms of choosing professors, mainly because you will be taking 100-level courses that qualify you for the majors or specialists that you want to pursue. With that said, U of T has been good at bringing really good professors to teach large classes!

You can look into RateMyProfessors and the Anti-Calendar produced by the Arts and Science Union for more course evaluations and recommendations on professors.

Alternatively, have you considered the many "One" programs being offered at U of T now? I personally did Trinity One (International Relations) in my first year, and really enjoyed it. Our classes at Trinity One were capped at 25 students, and were taught by excellent professors that didn't usually teach at the first year level. The professors got to know us by name and really well, and the dynamic was a fantastic experience for first year.



Yea, I chose IR as my prospective major ^^. Glad to know that U of T brings qualified professors! Regarding what you said about IR program was capped at 25 students, how competitive thsoe spots are? From how many people do they select into the second year IR program?



The IR program capped at 25 students is called Trinity One. It is not exclusive to Trinity College students, we had a diverse class of students from all colleges, it just is based out of Trinity College. It is very competitive, but I encourage you to apply - it was a fantastic experience!

The link for more information is here: http://www.trinity.utoronto.ca/Prospective_Students/trinity_one.htm
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Thanx SKHL. I did apply and submit the 500 words essay. Question is....Still havent received any acceptance letter from trinity...so scared...my avg is only 92...is that why they havent sent me the letter yet?o.O............whats the cut off o.O..........
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92 is fine... tbh U of T is really slow and sends most acceptances in april.
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