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Independent Studies Policy

  • The principal instructor must be a Vic Fellow or Associate
  • A student is limited to a 1 FCE for a VIC Independent Study Course
  • If a student proposes two 0.5 VIC Independent Study Courses, these should be at different levels (i.e., 3rd and 4th year) and with different instructors
  • VIC Independent Studies Courses are not offered in the summer term

Students in Literature and Critical Theory, and Renaissance Studies

If you are enrolled in either the Literature and Critical Theory or Renaissance Studies programs, and are interested in requesting an Independent Study Course in either of those respective fields, please visit the appropriate course page and apply there directly:

Literature and Critical Theory Senior Research Paper Application
Renaissance Studies Independent Study Application

Independent Study Courses

VIC390H1/Y1 Victoria College Independent Studies

These courses provide an opportunity to design an interdisciplinary course of study not otherwise available within the Faculty. Written application (detailed proposal, reading list and a letter of support from a Victoria College faculty member who is prepared to supervise) must be made through the Program Director for approval by Victoria College Council’s Academic Advisory Committee; please see application form for deadlines. Students should contact Chris de Barros at vic.academics@utoronto.ca.

Prerequisite: A minimum CGPA of 3.0 and have completed 10 FCEs and permission of College Program Director.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
Breadth Requirement: None
APPLY HERE

 

VIC391H1/Y1 Victoria College Independent Studies

These courses provide an opportunity to design an interdisciplinary course of study not otherwise available within the Faculty. Written application (detailed proposal, reading list and a letter of support from a Victoria College faculty member who is prepared to supervise) must be made through the Program Director for approval by Victoria College Council's Academic Advisory Committee at least one month prior to the start of the relevant term. Students should contact Chris de Barros at vic.academics@utoronto.ca.

Prerequisite: A minimum CGPA of 3.0 and have completed 10 FCEs and permission of College Program Director.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: None
APPLY HERE

 

VIC490H1/Y1 Victoria College Independent Studies

These courses provide an opportunity to design an interdisciplinary course of study not otherwise available within the Faculty. Written application (detailed proposal, reading list and a letter of support from a Victoria College faculty member who is prepared to supervise) must be made through the Program Director for approval by Victoria College Council’s Academic Advisory Committee; please see application form for deadlines. Students should contact Chris de Barros at vic.academics@utoronto.ca.

Prerequisite: A minimum CGPA of 3.0 and have completed 15 FCEs and permission of College Program Director.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Social Science course
Breadth Requirement: None
APPLY HERE

VIC491H1/Y1 Victoria College Independent Studies[TBA]

These courses provide an opportunity to design an interdisciplinary course of study not otherwise available within the Faculty Written application (detailed proposal, reading list and a letter of support from a Victoria College faculty member who is prepared to supervise) must be made through the Program Director for approval by Victoria College Council’s Academic Advisory Committee; please see application form for deadlines. Students should contact Chris de Barros at vic.academics@utoronto.ca.

Prerequisite: A minimum CGPA of 3.0 and have completed 15 FCEs and permission of College Program Director.
Distribution Requirement Status: This is a Humanities course
Breadth Requirement: None
APPLY HERE

Apply

Please download and complete the Vic Independent Study Form from here:
Vic Independent Study Application Form

Please note: information entered into the form can be saved.

Once you fill out the application, complete the short form below and upload the application along with all the following supporting documents:

1) Course description with Bibliography
2) Supervisor's letter of support
3) Unofficial Transcript


Please note: the application page is optimized for use with Internet Explorer or Firefox browsers. Please avoid using Safari when submitting the application.

If you have any questions, please contact
vic.academics@utoronto.ca
.