When you take required courses for the Social Development Studies major can depend on your method of entry into the program and whether you choose to pursue the co-op plan. Below are general recommendations to ensure students interested in Honours Arts Co-op (HAC) achieve a solid SDS framework by the end of their 2B term. Some flexibility may be allowed, depending on individual sequences and a student’s goals.

This should be considered a guideline only - please see your academic advisor to solidify the best options for you.

Recommended SDS Major Courses for First & Second Year

Sequence

1A (Fall)

1B (Winter)

2A (Fall)

2B (Winter or Spring)

HAC

(indicated interest in SDS major)

PSYCH 101R

SOC 101R

Elective

Elective

ARTS 130 or 140

SOCWK 120R

SDS 131R or 150R

Elective

Elective

ARTS 130 or 140

SDS 250R

SDS 131R or 150R

SDS elective

Elective

Elective

SDS 251R

PSYCH 253R

SDS elective

Elective

Elective

ARBUS

(indicated interest in SDS major)

ARBUS 101

ECON 101

PSYCH 101R or SOC 101R

Elective

ARTS 130 or 140

ARBUS 102

ARBUS 202

SOCWK 120R

Elective

ARTS 130 or 140

SDS 250R

SPCOM 204

PSYCH 253

PSYCH 101R or SOC 101R 

(alternative to what was chosen in 1A)

Elective

(Spring Term)1

ARBUS 200

ENGL 210F

SDS elective

(e.g. SDS 251R online)2

HIST 113 or HIST 243 or PSCI 231

Elective

REGULAR

(Direct entry, some Transfers)

*not in co-op OR added co-op at end of 1B*

PSYCH 101R

SOC 101R

SOCWK 120R

Elective

ARTS 130 or 140

PSYCH 253R

SDS 131R

SDS 150R

Elective

ARTS 130 or 140

SDS 250R

SDS elective

SDS elective

Elective

Elective

SDS 251R

SDS elective

SDS elective

Elective

Elective

NOTES:
  • 1ARBUS students should have their 2B academic term over spring when most SDS courses are online. HAC and Regular stream students should reach 2B by their second winter term.
  • 2ARBUS students may wish to take SDS 251R online in the following spring, or wait until the subsequent winter term (3A) to take the course on-campus. 
  • Students must take both ARTS 130 and 140 in their first year. The order in which they are taken does not matter.
  • The Honours SDS major is a minimum of 16 courses, combining 8 foundation and 8 elective options.
  • “Elective” spaces in first year are a good opportunity to try courses towards potential double-majors or minors. Students may wish to also take any remaining Arts Breadth courses or SDS electives (see the SDS Course List)