TYP is a full-time two-term program. Students can expect to be involved in school activities from approximately 8:30am until 4:30pm Monday through Thursday. Courses will be held at the Keele Campus. Optional Supported Study Sessions are typically held Fridays.
TYP students will take part in a set schedule consisting of the following courses:
- TYP1010 0.0: TYP Resources Workshop I: Learning Skills and Writing Supports: The Transition Year Program (TYP) Resources Workshop I is a compulsory program component. Activities include, but are not limited to, reading, writing, and participation in learning skills and personal growth workshops, among a variety of other support tutorials aimed at enhancing the student experience throughout the transition year. This course offers constructive and effective approaches to building students reading, writing, note taking, and other study skills. Students will learn the important elements of the writing process, critical thinking, listening, learning styles, and time management. Students will gain practical experience on creating thesis statements, library research, and writing a research paper through in-class and take-home assignments.
- TYP1011 0.0: TYP Resources Workshop II: Introduction to University Culture and Student Success: The Transition Year Program (TYP) Resources Workshop II is a compulsory program component. Activities include, but are not limited to, introduction to university and student life, academic and career planning, group advising sessions, and an exploration of the effective use of major student services, among a variety of other support tutorials aimed at enhancing the student experience throughout the transition year. This course explores student life and the culture of the university. This course will provide academic advice and support, familiarize TYP students with academic policies and procedures, and offer insights into various disciplines at York University.
- TYP1020 0.0: TYP Skills Workshop I: Quantitative Skills: The Transition Year Program (TYP) Skills Workshop I is a compulsory program component. This course helps students develop their ability to think and reason quantitatively and to improve their problem-solving skills. It explores the logic and intuition of problem solving in math and statistics, building quantitative reasoning skills and encouraging greater familiarity and comfort with quantitative information.
- TYP1021 0.0: TYP Skills Workshop II: Directed Campus Exploration: The Transition Year Program (TYP) Skills Workshop II is a compulsory program component. This course offers students an opportunity to explore valuable academic resources. This course challenges students to participate in a series of workshops across campus, including Learning Skills workshops, Writing Skills workshops, and Library Research Skills workshops. This course exposes students to valuable academic supports available at York University that will enable success in the Transition Year Program and further prepare students for undergraduate degree study.
- HREQ1040 6.0: Power & Society: Critical Issues in Social Justice: Introduces students to issues of importance within social science, such as human culture and socialization, consumerism, mass media, self and society, social psychology, social control, race and colonialism, the environment and globalization. The main course themes are the social construction of reality, the power dynamics that shape society, and the social justice perspective.
- HUMA1300 9.0: The Cultures of Resistance in the Americas: The African American Experience: This course examines oppression and the ways in which Afro-American, Amerindian and racially-mixed communities in the Caribbean, Latin America, Canada and the United States use cultural patterns - the oral tradition, religion and ethics - both to comment on that oppression and to express alternatives.
- WRIT1000 3.0: Academic Writing in the Social Sciences: The course examines the process of reading and writing academic papers with emphasis on the latter. Topics considered include writing as a learning process, developing academic ideas, using and documenting academic sources, planning and organizing a paper, revising and editing.
The 2015-2016 Class Schedule
Current TYP students may view their course timetable online. Please visit York University's Courses Web site and select "Plot My Timetable".