CTL courses offer students across the disciplines the opportunity to expand the scope of their academic engagement.
CTLA01H Foundations in Effective Academic Communication
This highly interactive course for English Language Learners is designed to fast-track the development of critical thinking, reading, writing and oral communication skills. Through the emphasis on academic writing and rapid expansion of vocabulary, students will gain practical experience with university-level academic texts and assignment expectations.
CTLA02H Exploring Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Academic Contexts
This course develops students’ academic and communication skills through a critical exploration of Canadian culture and academic expectations. Using audio-visual and textual media, students learn through interactive online and in-class collaborative discussions. This course aims to foster dynamic academic acculturation for international students and develop their multi-literate engagement in English.
CTLA10H Personal Health and Optimal Learning
Students in this course develop foundational academic skills while critically exploring current research on cognitive, academic and mental health benefits of exercise and healthy nutrition. Lectures are complemented by activities at Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre to foster students’ application of course materials to both their learning and their health.
CTLB03H Introduction to Service Learning
In this experiential learning course, students apply discipline-specific academic concepts as they work with community partners in the service of others. Working either within the academic community or with a discipline-related off-campus community partner, students develop problem-solving, professional communication and self-reflective learning skills.