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25th-Jul-2012 11:45 pm - Non-essay, arts courses at UofT?
Hey UofTers, this coming semester I will be taking 4 half-credit courses and one full-year course that is offered in the first semester.  It's going to be a lot of *written* work, including a huge research project, so I was hoping to find a course or two that are based on term tests and exams only (no essays!!).    Could anybody please suggest some they have taken?  I prefer not to take any math or science courses, if possible.  Thanks in advance!
21st-Jul-2012 03:09 am(no subject)
i c what u did there
I got an email saying that my account has a balance, so I checked and ROSI seems to have assumed that I'm attending UofT for the fall/winter term and is charging me for it?

Do I just ignore this or should I contact someone/declare that I'm not attending?

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11th-Jul-2012 04:08 pm - OSAP Question
My OSAP application status summary page (on the OSAP website) keeps saying I have to hand in some paper work (declaration pages). However, I dropped them off (and many others) at the office's drop-box around the 20th of June. So it's almost been a month... Does anyone know how long it takes them to process that kind of stuff and update the website? I'm kind of worried because some of the documentation I handed in only had my student number and name on the giant envelope and not the actual documents. I'm starting to think they lost it or something. It may also be relevant that I submitted my appeal alongside the declaration pages. Does anyone know if that's what could be taking them longer? I've been trying to reach the Financial Aid office for weeks about this now, but I keep getting hung up on. So it seems that calling and asking is not an option.
Thanks for the help guys!
Hi everyone,

I'm entering my fifth and final year this September and really need to take only four courses per semester. However, since I've always wanted to learn German, I thought perhaps I could take an introductory course this year. If I do take it, I would be taking five courses, which I typically do not do.

The reason I want to take the German course in school as opposed to some other time during my life is because I feel I might as well kill two birds with one stone, in hopes that it will help to boost my awful GPA.

My question is, has anyone ever taken GER 100 Y or any introductory language course (absolutely no prior knowledge) at U of T? How hard was it? Would it be smart for me to take this course and have five credits per semester, or should I just focus on the four credits that I need for my program (History Specialist and French Language Major)?

I do feel like I would be very interested in the course, it's simply the five-course workload that is worrying me. Although my GPA is low, I did recover last year, and I'm hoping I will receive my absolute best marks this year. I just need an idea of whether or not this course will hurt or boost my GPA.

Thanks a lot!
5th-Jul-2012 09:04 pm - OSAP Question
scared, worried
Just wondering... I know OSAP changed this year with this Master Student Financial Assistant Agreement that you sign once and they direct deposit it into your bank. But I'm wondering, does anyone know exactly when you get the funds? Is it the same as old OSAP when you get them in September, and do they let you know when you get the money somehow or do you just have to check your bank account in September?
I'm just curious if anyone has any definite answers. OSAP's website is pretty vague.

4th-Jul-2012 11:18 pm - Non-biased philosophy courses
Are there any philosophy courses that aren't so biased in favour of the concepts of socialism, altruism, statism, etc. (such as views from Kant, Plato...), but also represent views from philosophers in favour of capitalism, rationalism, empiricism etc. (Rand, Locke,...)?

Just from the course descriptions and listed required readings, and from what people tell me they learn in their philosophy classes, I find that most courses are very biased and don't present an even mix of viewpoints. It's my first time taking a course in philosophy (I'm a science student, but I read here and there), and I don't want to be frustrated if I feel as though my views are unrepresented. I'd like a course that will challenge my views without ignoring them, and I don't want to be penalized for holding a different philosophy from a prof or TA.

28th-Jun-2012 02:45 pm - Extra credits and OSAP
Has anyone here studied beyond the 20 FCE and got OSAP?
I really need to put some FCEs toward languages, but this will bring me to 26 FCE at the end. I plan to divide my required credits for my 2 majors so that I still need to take some the year I graduate, but will that be OK with OSAP? Will they finance my 5th year when they see that instead of graduating I went on taking extra credits?

*so worried about 2012-13 course selection*
23rd-Jun-2012 06:39 pm - Exams only next week?
scared, worried
So I just want to clarify.. do all Y courses have next week off? I know next week is exams for F courses, but I am curious about Y. My friend's Y course has next week as off, but the syllabus for my course (Mass Media) says nothing. Does this apply to all Y courses or does it just depend on the instructor?
30th-May-2012 07:40 pm - Email access
Hey all,
So I graduated in November and I still use my Utormail. I got no notice and no prompt to switch over my email address (as I now understand others have received). Now, today, I can open my account but can't receive or send emails (so I can't even fwd my emails to another account). More disturbingly, people who send an email to this account aren't getting any notice that the messages didn't go through (I know this since I tried from another account)! Is there anything I can do about this? They should really warn people about this shit!!

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