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Academic Calendar 2015-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

The 52nd Academic Year



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Summary of Changes to the 2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Calendar

Updated: 17 December 2015


Protection of Personal Information

Updated to reflect changes from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities


Important Dates

Winter tuition refund date changed to January 26, 2015.

June 2, 2016: Final date for advance payment toward residence fees by continuing students.

June 15, 2016: Final date for non-refundable tuition deposit.

July 28, 2016: Final date to submit Application to Graduate for September graduation.

July 29, 2016: Final date to request Fall/Winter session Letters of Permission.


The term "Fall/Winter" refers to courses that are one full credit in value, running from September to April. The refund dates for full credit courses running September 2015 through April 2016 are as follows:

October 13, 2015: Final date to receive 60% tuition credit to student account for dropped full credit (Sep-Apr) courses - applicable only to students billed per credit (part-time and Oshawa)

November3, 2015: Final date to receive 40% tuition credit to student account for dropped full credit (Sep-Apr) courses - applicable only to students billed per credit (part-time and Oshawa)


Fees section has been updated to reflect changes in billing to student accounts.

Student Associations and TCSA Benefits sections have been updated to reflect the merger of the TCSA and TPSA, and the name change of the TDSA (formerly TOSA).

Board of Governors

Updated to reflect Board members as of July 1, 2015.

Officers & Administrative Personnel

Updated to reflect recent staffing changes.

Academic Staff listings have been updated on the academic program pages and in the directory.



Canadian Studies




CHEM 4110Hprerequisites updated

Communications & Critical Thinking

Now approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

Computing & Information Systems

COIS 4480Hnew

English Literautre

ENGL 4804Y/4805Htopic announced

Forensic Science

FRSC-BIOL 3000Hprerequisites updated


HIST-AHCL 2051Hprerequisites updated

HIST-CAST 3030Ynew

HIST 3650Ynow offered

HIST 3747Hdeleted

Indigenous Studies

INDG-HIST 2305Yprerequisites updated

INDG-GEOG 3201Hprerequisite deleted

INDG-GEOG 3202Hprerequisite deleted

INDG 3850Ynew

INDG-ERST 4630Hprerequisite updated

INDG-ERST 4730Yprerequisite updated


International Development Studies

IDST-SOCI 3121Hprerequisites updated


Bachelor of Science in Journalism program requirements added

Modern Languages & Literatures

Update to program requirements for single-major Honours

FREN 3161Hdeleted

FREN 3162Hdeleted

FREN 3171Hdeleted

FREN 3181Hdeleted

FREN 3192Hdeleted

FREN 4202Hdeleted

FREN 4601Hdeleted

FREN 4602Hdeleted


SOCI 4952Htopic announced



Emphasis in Law & Policy

FRSC 1100Hadded to Category B


Emphasis in Theatre Studies

INDG 3560Yadded to Category B


Degree Completion Programs

New pathway from Durham College into Media Studies (Bachelor of Arts, Honours)