If you have been admitted to an Arts program, you will either do 1 term or 2 terms of BASE. Your courses will be selected for you.

Your credit courses include PSYCH 101 (and SMF 101 if you are doing 2 terms). These courses count toward your degree.

Refer to the Undergraduate Calendar for descriptions of the courses you'll take.

BASE courses for Arts programs - 1 term

Fall programs
PSYCH 101 Introductory Psychology (0.5 credits)
BASE 42 Academic Skills
BASE 44 Writing Skills
BASE 46 Oral Skills
Bi-weekly meetings with instructors
Weekly workshops and information sessions


BASE courses for Arts programs - 2 terms

Fall term courses Winter term courses
PSYCH 101 Introductory Psychology (0.5 credits) SMF 101 Introduction to Relationships and Families
(0.5 credits)
BASE 32 Academic Skills BASE 42 Academic Skills
BASE 34 Writing Skills BASE 44 Writing Skills
BASE 36 Oral Skills BASE 46 Oral Skills
Bi-weekly meetings with instructors Bi-weekly meetings with instructors
Weekly workshops and information sessions Weekly workshops and information sessions

What to expect in your credit course(s)

In Arts/BASE, you take 1 or 2 university credit courses along with your BASE courses. Taking these courses helps you build a strong foundation for other Waterloo Arts programs. They also allow you to practise the oral, writing, and academic skills you learn in your BASE courses.

You earn .50 credits toward your degree for each credit course you successfully complete.

Fall term
PSYCH 101 - Introductory Psychology

Winter term
SMF 101 - Introduction to Relationships and Families

For full course descriptions, see the Undergraduate Calendar.
 

What to expect in your BASE courses

Faculties that offer BASE

Applied Health Sciences/BASEArts/BASEEngineering/BASEEnvironment/BASEScience/BASE