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Curriculum Committees

There are three Faculty Undergraduate Curriculum Committees: the Humanities Curriculum Committee; the Sciences Curriculum Committee; and the Social Sciences Curriculum Committee. Each Curriculum Committee is responsible for monitoring the content, quality, and requirements of the academic programs, courses of study, and individual courses offered by an academic unit within the Faculty. The Curriculum Committees monitors new courses, programs, and breadth requirements proposed by an academic unit in its respective area. Where suitable, it may also suggest new courses, programs and breadth requirements.

Each Committee reviews and recommends to Council for approval, subject to the approval of the appropriate body of Governing Council, proposals for new undergraduate programs, proposals for the closure of any undergraduate academic programs, and proposals for major modifications to existing undergraduate academic programs. Each Committee reviews and approves, on behalf of Council, proposals for minor modifications to existing undergraduate academic programs. All such approvals are subsequently reported for information to Council.

A joint meeting may be held of all or some of the various committees to consider matters of Faculty-wide importance. The Curriculum Committees meet at minimum once per year, normally by early November, to allow sufficient time for curriculum changes to be published in the Calendar.

Please be sure that a representative such as the department Chair, Undergraduate Chair, Director or Principal attends the meetings if any submission has been made.

Meetings 2017-18

An Orientation for Curriculum Committee members will be held 9:00am - 10:00am, on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, in Governing Council Chamber, Simcoe Hall. This will provide an overview of Curriculum Committee business, as well as an opportunity to ask questions and meet Committee members over breakfast.

Fall 2017

  • Humanities Curriculum Committee – November 14, 2017 – 9:30am -12:00 pm – AP 246 (Anthropology Conference Room)
  • Social Sciences Curriculum Committee  – November 16, 2017 – 9:30am-12:00pm, Croft Chapter House
  • Sciences Curriculum Committee – November 17, 2017 – 1:00-3:30 pm – Governing Council Chamber, Simcoe Hall

Winter 2018

  • Humanities Curriculum Committee – January 30, 2018 – 9:30am-12:00 pm – Governing Council Chamber, Simcoe Hall
  • Social Sciences Curriculum Committee – February 1, 2018 – 1:00-3:30 pm – Governing Council Chamber, Simcoe Hall
  • Sciences Curriculum Committee – February 2, 2018 – 9:30am-12:00 pm – Governing Council Chamber, Simcoe Hall

In the interest of extended consultation and proposal review, the Office of the Dean hosts Planning Meetings ahead of Curriculum Committees for the Life Sciences and Environment program sectors. These meetings will be scheduled in October and January in preparation for the Fall and Winter Curriculum cycles, and stakeholder units in these sectors will be updated with the relevant information. 
  • Fall Life Sciences Planning Meeting - October 30, 2017, 3:30 - 5:00 pm - Dean's Conference Room (SS 2014)
  • Winter Life Sciences Planning Meeting - January 15, 2018, 2:00 - 4:00 pm - Dean's Conference Room (SS 2014)

Previous Years




  • Humanities Curriculum Committee


Approved materials from previous years are reflected in the following year's Arts & Science Undergraduate Calendar.