Course Selection Information - Winter 21

Course Selection for the Winter 21 semester will begin on Monday, November 16, 2020 depending on the number of credits completed and in progress. The Course Selection period will continue until January 15, 2021, but please register promptly. Students who do not register by November 30, 2020 may find that specific courses (even those that are required) are no longer be available.

Students will be unable to enrol in courses on WebAdvisor on the following dates and times due to scheduled maintenance:

  • 8:00 AM to Noon on Monday, November 30, 2020
  • 8:00 AM on Tuesday, December 15 through to 8:00 AM on Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Winter 21 classes begin on Monday, January 11, 2021.

Please note that the information on this page is tentative, and may change often as updates are received. Monitor this page regularly for information regarding course additions, deletions, changes, restrictions and special registration instructions.

(page last updated November 27, 2020)

Special Instructions

Please see our Winter 21 Advising Notes page for major/minor specific details regarding mandatory face-to-face course offerings for Winter 21.

BIOM 3040 - The scheduled face-to-face lab component for this course is not mandatory, but strongly recommended. An alternate grading scheme/assignments and short lab live-stream demonstration will be available for students that are unable to come to campus in person (virtual labs are not a possibility due to the nature of labs). All students must still register for a lab section in WebAdvisor and contact the instructor asap (Prof. Laura Favetta - lfavetta@uoguelph.ca) if not planning to attend in person. Additional details will be provided once the Winter 21 semester gets underway.

Human Anatomy HK 3502 - Students registered in the Fall 20 Human Anatomy (HK 3501) are able to register in Winter 21 HK 3502 using WebAdvisor. No waivers are required.

TOX 3300 is no longer offered. BTOX:C (co-op) students should register for CHEM 3430 in the Fall 20 semester if they are able to come to campus for a mandatory face-to-face component, or take CHEM 3430 in the Winter 21 semester.

Course Selection Updates

Approvals for Credit Overloads (for students wishing to register for more than 2.75 credits) will only be considered for approval by the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre beginning on December 7, 2020, pending space availability.

MICR 2420 - if the course has filled in WebAdvisor, students who are required to take the course by their major or degree program are asked to contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre to be added to the waiting list (posted November 25, 2020)

If all sections of a required course are full when your Course Selection window first opens, please just continue to monitor WebAdvisor regularly. Occasionally, it may take a few hours before additional spaces are made available. If all course selection windows have opened, and you are still unable to create a conflict-free schedule of your required courses, please contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre immediately.

New for Winter 21!

UNIV 2020 - In Winter 21, UNIV 2020 will be learning about COVID-19 and pandemics in relations to animals, the environment, public health and vaccine development, consumer behaviors and the economy, social inequalities, the history of diseases, artistic creation and so much more. May be applied as a Liberal Education Elective or Free Elective towards the B.Sc. degree requirements.

BIOL 3650 section 02 - Communicating Science to the Public - Being an effective communicator is quickly becoming a crucial tool for being a good scientist. Whether sharing results, applying for funding or trying to inspire action, you need to be able to convey your message clearly and concisely. Through this course we'll connect with leading scientists, explorers and conservationists from around the world who are effective communicators. We will also explore new and exciting uses of various media and technology to engage global audiences. Finally, we’ll develop strategies for how to break down your science for consumption by diverse audiences from school children, to the general public and the news media. Restricted to students in the Biological Science major.

Course Requirements

Microbiology majors received an email regarding changes to some of the third year required courses. The same details are available on our Fall 20 Microbiology page.

Restrictions

Some 1000-level courses will be restricted to first-year students until Noon on Monday, November 30, 2020. Please see the list of temporary course restrictions on the Registrar's Office website.

ANSC 1210- Restricted to students registered in the ABIO major and the B.Sc.(Agr.) and B.B.R.M.(EQM) programs. This is a permanent restriction as listed in the Undergraduate Calendar.

BIOL 1090 - Restricted to students in any year level that are registered in majors, minors or programs that are required to take it in any semester. The restriction will be removed on November 30th when the system reopens at Noon (update posted November 27th).

BIOL 3650 - Section 01. A Priority Access Course. Only students who have been contacted and received Instructor Consent may register.

BIOL 3650 - Section 02. Communicating Science to the Public. A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the BIOS major (posted November 16th, course will be activated in WebAdvisor as soon as possible).

BIOM 3040 - A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the BIOM, BTOX & NEUR majors and the NEUR minor. The restriction has now been removed (update posted November 26th).

BIOM 3200 - A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the BTOX, BIOC, BPCH, BIOS, BIOM, MBG & NEUR majors and the BASC.AHN program. NEUR and NANS minors may also register. The restriction will be removed on December 1st (update posted November 27th).

BIOM 4030 - A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the BIOM major & NEUR major and minor. The restriction will be removed on December 1st (update posted November 26th).

BIOM 4050 - A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the BIOM, BTOX & NEUR majors. The restriction will be removed on Decmeber 1st (update posted November 26th).

BIOM 4180 - Restricted to students registered in the BIOM major. This is a permanent restriction as listed in the Undergraduate Calendar. Please contact the Professor directly for questions.

CHEM 2480 - Update! Posted November 19th. BIOC and CHEM minors have now been added to restriction. A Priority Access Course. Restricted to BIOC, BTOX, BPCH, CHEM and CHPY majors only. Please continue to monitor this website for updates.

CHEM 2700 - A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the BIOC, BPCH, CHEM, BTOX and MBG majors only. No waiting list will be taken for students in other programs, as CHEM 2700 has a mandatory face to face lab component. Due to safety requirements imposed by the COVID-19 situation, the CHEM 2700 lab capacity must be drastically reduced in Winter 21, and so the restriction will not be waived.

FOOD 3260 - Permanently restricted to students registered in the FOOD and MICR majors, but students in other majors may wish to consider FOOD 3270 (the non-lab version of the course).

FOOD 3700 - A Priority Access Course. Restricted to FOOD majors only. Please continue to monitor this website for updates.

MATH 1160 -  Restricted to students in the CHEM, CHPY, BMPH, MSCI, PHYS & THPY majors, and the MATH and STAT minors. BAH.MSCI, B.Comm. (MEF) and B.Comp.(CS and SENG) students may also register. Please continue to monitor this website for further updates.

MBG 3350 - Restricted to students registered in majors or minors that are required to take it. This is a permanent restriction as listed in the Undergraduate Calendar. Students in other majors are welcome to contact the B.Sc. Academic Counselling Centre to be added to the waiting list, but space availability is not guaranteed.

NEUR 3500 - A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in the NEUR major only.

NUTR 4330 - For Winter 21, restricted to students registered in the NANS major only. Students in the NANS minor who are interested in taking the course should contact the Course Instructor, Prof. Amanda Wright.

PHYS 1080 - Restricted to students registered in the B.Sc., B.Sc.(Env.) and B.A.S. degree programs. Please continue to monitor this website for updates.

PHYS 1070 - Restricted to students registered in the B.Sc., B.Sc.(Env.) and B.A.S. degree programs. Please continue to monitor this website for updates.

POPM 3240 - A Priority Access course. Restricted to students registered in the ABIO, BIOM and BTOX majors. The deparatment has informed us that they intend to remove the restriction on November 30th when the system reopens at Noon (update posted November 26th).

PSYC 1000 - A Priority Access Course. Restricted to first year students registered in specific majors and programs that are required to take it. The Department of Psychology has informed us that they intend to remove the restriction on November 30th when the system reopens at Noon.

PSYC 1010 - A Priority Access Course. Restricted to students registered in specific majors and programs that are required to take it. The Department of Psychology has informed us that they intend to remove the restriction on November 30th when the system reopens at Noon.

PSYC 2020, PSYC 2330, PSYC 2650, PSYC 2390- Priority Access Courses. Restricted to students registered in the PSYC, PBC, and NEUR majors and minors. The Department of Psychology has informed us that they intend to remove the restriction on November 30th when the system reopens at Noon.

Other Courses Restrictions:

Details regarding restrictions on courses offered by the Deparatment of Family Relations & Applied Nutrition (FRHD courses and some non-Science NUTR courses) are available on the department website (scroll down for details on Priority Access Courses).

Please see the Course Description section of the Undergraduate Calendar for other courses that have permanent restrictions listed.

Additional restrictions and updates will be posted as information becomes available.

Course Changes, Additions or Deletions

BIOL 3670 will now be offered in the Fall semester only (next offered in Fall 2021). BIOL 3680 will now be offered in the Winter semester only (offered in Winter 21).

HK 3402 will not be offered in the Winter 21 semester.

MBG 4270 will not be offered in the Winter 21 semester.

MICR 4530 will not be offered in the Winter 21 semester.

PSYC 2330 is being offered in the Winter 21 semester.

PSYC 3330 will not be offered in the Fall 20 semester. Next offered in Fall 2021.

Past Updates

PBC students - For Fall 20, PSYC 4540 is approved as a Science restricted elective for PBC students. For Winter 20, PSYC 4540 and PSYC 4580 are approved as a Science restricted elective for PBC students. For Fall 19, PSYC 4540  has been approved as a Science restricted elective. For the Winter 19 semester, PSYC 4540, and PSYC 4580 are approved as Science restricted electives for PBC students. For the Fall 18 semester, PSYC 4540 and PSYC 4580 are approved as a Science restricted electives for all PBC students. For the Winter 18 semester, PSYC 4540 and PSYC 4580 are approved as a Science restricted electives for all PBC students. For the Fall 17 semester, PSYC 4540PSYC 4570 and PSYC 4580 are approved as Science restricted electives for all PBC students.

For past updates that apply to specific B.Sc. majors or minors, please contact your B.Sc. Program Counsellor.