This course is intended to prepare you for the rigor and requirements of academic writing regardless of your intended program of
study. This course will make you aware of and competent in all components of written discourse, including brainstorming, outlining, researching, drafting, revising, and preparing citations.
An academic subject is a subject that counts for credit (or sometimes referred to as units) at SFU. For example, ENGL112 is an academic subject. MMT100 is not an academic subject.
At FIC, you need to have access to the internet and a computer or laptop. Your computing ID helps you log onto computers on campus, access the wifi at SFU, and log-in to different library resources. The IT Squad can help you to set up your Computing ID.
Cumulative Grade Point Average: numerical average of all terms completed. Also known as GPA.
The following courses have co-requisites, meaning that there are other courses meant to be taken at the same time.
- MATH151 (unless this course has already been completed)
- MATH152 (unless this course has already been completed)
COURSE REPEAT POLICY
ENGLISH BASICS TUTORIAL (University Writing)
One one-hour session is provided on a weekly basis. Each session consists of a short lesson focusing on a specific area of grammar or sentence structure. A priority is placed on those areas of the English language which commonly cause problems in students’ writing.
ENROLMENT TIME (Timeslot)
Enrolment time is the time you are assigned to enroll in classes. Click on “Enrolment” on the student portal. Your enrolment time should be posted there about a week before enrolment begins. Your enrolment time is determined by program, and if you have enough tuition in your account by the deadline in order to enrol.
Enrolment means registering for classes. Enrolment is open until the end of the first week of classes. After that, it is no longer possible to sign up for new classes or change your class.
FIC will provide exam accommodation for students who have special requirements for taking their exams. Students must provide official documentation from an approved health provider like SFU Health and Counselling that specifically states what accommodation is needed (IE: extra time, separate room, etc.). Students can submit their exam accommodation documentation to Student Advisors. During Final Exam period, students must submit their exam accommodation documentation 72 hours before their exam to write on their final exam date.
FIC ID Number
Your FIC ID number is the number that we use to identify you at FIC. You can find your FIC ID number on your FIC Letter of Offer.
Grade Point Average: numerical average for classes.
INTEGRATED LEARNING SKILLS (ILS/ILSA)
ILS is a course designed to help you adjust to university life and life in Canada. All students entering into UTPII must enrol in this free non-credit course. Students enrolled in ILS must maintain a minimum 80% attendance level as well as satisfactorily complete all assignments in order to pass ILS. Students who do not pass ILS will only be allowed to repeat it once and will be subject to a $500.00 fee for the course. Students who do not pass ILS are not eligible to transfer to SFU. Cornerstone and UTPI students are exempt from this course.
Every student has to take the Math Check to enrol in Math at FIC. This test will assess your math knowledge and place you in the appropriate course for your math level.
MATH ENROLMENT POLICY
Students may not enrol in a a lower level or prerequisite math class after passing a higher-level math class. For example, students may not repeat MATH100 after passing MATH151. Students may not take more than one math class at a time if one is the prerequisite for the other.
If a class has a prerequisite, this means that there is another course or requirement that you must meet prior to enrolling. The following courses have prerequisites:
UTP II REDUCED COURSE LOAD POLICY
A full course load is 4 academic courses per semester. A minimum course load is 3 courses. Students must take the minimum course load two out of every three semesters. Students who have completed the requirements for their program may be eligible to drop below the minimum course load to 2 courses. You must complete the Course Drop Form wks 3-13 and see a Student Advisor to drop below the minimum course load. Please note that application for a reduced course load does not automatically guarantee it will be granted.
REDUCED COURSE LOAD POLICY- Stage I
A full course load is 4 academic courses per semester. Students must take this course load two out of every three semesters. Students who have completed the requirements for their program may be eligible to drop below the minimum course load but must see an advisor. You must complete the Course Drop Form wks 3-13 and see a Student Advisor to drop below the minimum course load. Please note that application for a reduced course load does not automatically guarantee it will be granted.
SFU EMAIL AND FIC EMAIL
At FIC, you have a SFU email address and FIC email address. You can access your FIC email through the Student Portal.
SFU ID NUMBER
Your SFU ID number is your main identification at FIC and SFU. You will use it to apply to SFU. To find out your number, go to the Student Portal. Under “Student Profile” you will see all of your details. Under UNI ID, you will see a nine-digit number. This is your SFU ID number.
All SFU undergraduate students are required to complete at least
- 6 units in designated Writing (W) and,
- 6 units in courses designated Quantitative (Q), and
- 18 units in designated Breadth courses distributed among the
- Humanities (B-Hum), Social Sciences (B-Soc) and Sciences (B-Sci)
A grade of C- or better is required to earn W, Q, or B credits.
The following lists the WQB designations. Some courses have more than one designation and may fulfill both requirements. Please see a faculty advisor once you have transferred to SFU to ensure your course planning is accurate for timely graduation.
WRITING (W) COURSES – WRITING INTENSIVE
QUANTITATIVE (Q) COURSES
BREADTH (B) COURSES
Students must take 6 units each of Humanities (B-Hum), Social Sciences (B-Soc), and Science (B-Sci)
SOCIAL SCIENCES: (B-SOC)
For more information, please refer to the SFU website