Posted By: Kat Wong Too Yen on June 26, 2010
As I was reading over course selections at my exchange university in Norway, I realized that many of the incoming Commerce frosh this year are picking their elective courses right about now. I know with the amount of elective choices you have in the Arts and Science program, it can seem a little overwhelming. Below are the steps I follow to make picking my electives every year a little less daunting:
1) Read over all the courses that are offered and highlight the courses that interest you
2) Go back and read over the presented course syllabus and eliminate those that don’t seem well-prepared or don’t seem to be a good fit for you in terms of learning style, course material covered, pace of learning, etc.
3) Check the timetable for when the courses are being offered and make sure they won’t clash with your set of mandatory course subjects
4) Talk to upper years that have taken the course before and get their thoughts (and maybe even their lecture notes too!)
Those steps should hopefully allow you to whittle it down to a more manageable list. Happy course selection!
On an unrelated note, you can now follow me on Twitter @kwongtooyen. Send me a direct message or a tweet and you can expect a fairly quick response!
Katherine Wong Too Yen, BCom’12