Instructions for enrolling in courses ANT 1155H/Y, 1156H/Y, 1157H/Y, 1158H/Y
- Students who would like to enroll into an individual reading and research course in the Department of Anthropology must first contact the instructor with whom they would like to arrange a course. Only faculty holding a graduate appointment in the Department of Anthropology may direct the courses listed above.
- Courses can be taken in any term and courses can be weighted as either half-year courses (H) or full-year courses (Y). Course numbering is sequential – for your first independent study course in the department, start with ANT 1155 H or Y, for your second course use ANT 1156 H or Y and so on.
- The student must submit to the Graduate Office the SGS “Reading and/or Research Course” form AND a one-page detailed course description, which will include a description of the course and a detailed list of course requirements, including: page-length of papers and deadlines for submission of coursework.
- Following are the maximum numbers of independent study courses that can be taken with the same instructor:
MA – 0.5 FCE;
MSc – 1.0 FCE;
PhD – 1.0 FCE.
Reading Course submission deadlines:
- September 13, 2023 – for courses which begin in September 2023
- January 10, 2024 – for courses which begin in January 2024
- May 1, 2024 – for courses which begin in May 2024
The Associate Chair-Graduate will review all requests. Enrolment for these courses will be updated for each student on ACORN by the department.
For further information, please contact the Anthropology Graduate Office – 416-978-5416 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SGS Guidelines for Individual Reading and/or Research Courses
- Only faculty holding a graduate appointment may direct a reading and/or research course for a student. The faculty member must hold a graduate faculty appointment in the department where the course is being offered.
- Reading and/or research courses should normally be taken in the student’s home graduate unit. The student is responsible for providing the course description.
- Normally both the student and the instructor should be on-campus. If it is necessary for a student to be off-campus to carry out research, the approval of the instructor and Associate Chair - Graduate must be obtained before leaving.
- A reading course should involve as much reading and work as a normal seminar or other type of graduate course, and the frequency of meeting of instructor and student should also be consistent with other courses. Written work should be a requirement of reading courses.
- The title of the reading and/or research course must be indicated on the SGS Enrolment Form for the student’s academic record. The completed form must be retained in the student file.
- Reading and/or research courses are subject to the Grading Practices Policy in the same way as any other course.
Last updated: May 19, 2023