Current Term’s Courses

Winter 2020: GCAC Course and Workshop Schedule

Registration for January 2020 GCAC courses will open on Monday, January 6 at 10:00 a.m.

Students may register in a maximum of two GCAC courses in the January 2020 session

​​​​Note: If you need to know the location of a course in which you are registered, please ​check your registration confirmation email. That email is sent to the address that is listed in your official U of T profile.​

​​Registration Instructions & A​ttendance Policies​

January 2020 Course Schedule

Discipline-Specific Courses​​​​​​DurationSectionDay and TimeDuration Dates
*Introduction to Science Journalism 4 weeks1Sat. 9:30 – 12:30Jan. 18 – Feb. 8
*Oral Presentation Skills for Professional Master’s Students:
Saturday Intensive Section
3 weeks 1Sat. 9:00 – 2:00Jan. 25 – Feb. 8
*Oral Presentation Skills for Professional Master’s Students6 wee​ks 1Wed. 6:00 – 8:00Jan. 15 – Feb. 19
*Prewriting Strategies for Developing and Organizing Your Ideas
(Humanities and Social Sciences)
4 weeks1Mon. 2:00 – 4:00Jan. 13 – Feb. 3
*​Understanding the Research Article: Reading Towards Writing
(for students engaged in experimental research)
5 weeks 1Wed. 10:00 – 12:00 Jan. 15 – Feb. 12

Courses​​​​​​ for Native Speakers of EnglishDurationSectionDay and TimeDuration Dates
*Oral Presentation Skills (for native speakers of English)6 weeks​ 1Tues. 2:00 – 4:00Jan. 14 – Feb. 18

Courses​​​​​​ for Non-Native Speakers of English DurationSectionDay and TimeDuration Dates
​​​Academic Conversation Skills​​​​​ ​​ ​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​6 weeks 1Fri. 10:00 – 12:00Jan. 10 – Feb. 14
Academic Conversation Skills​​​​ ​​ ​ 6 weeks 2Thurs. 10:00 – 12:00Jan. 16 – Feb. 20
Academic Writing 1: Focus on Essentials5 weeks 1Tues. 5:00 – 7:00Jan. 14 – Feb. 11
​​​Academic Writing 2: Focus ​on Grammar​5 weeks 1Fri. 1:00 – 3:00Jan. 17 – Feb. 14
​*Oral Presentation Sk​ills (for non-native speakers of English)​6 weeks 1Mon. 4:00 – 6:00Jan. 13 – Feb. 10**
​*Oral Presentation Sk​ills (for non-native speakers of English)​6 weeks 2Tues. 10:00 – 12:00Jan. 14 – Feb. 18

*Subject to attendance and work submission requirements, this course may be used for credit in the School of Graduate Studies Graduate Professional Skills (GPS) program.​​​​​​​

**plus tutorial, to be scheduled

February 2020 Course Schedule

Registration for February 2020 GCAC courses will open on Thursday, February 6 at 10:00 a.m.

Students may register in a maximum of two GCAC courses in the February 2020 session

Discipline-Specific Courses​​​​​​DurationSectionDay and TimeDuration Dates
*Oral Presentation Skills for Professional Master’s Students6 wee​ks 2Fri. 1:00 – 3:00Feb. 28 – Apr. 3
*Prewriting Strategies for Developing and Organizing Your Ideas
(Physical and Life Sciences)
4 weeks1Tues. 10:00 – 12:00Mar. 10 – Mar. 31
Thesis Writing in the Physical and Life Sciences5 weeks1Fri. 10:00 – 12:00Feb. 28 – Mar. 27
*​Understanding the Research Article: Reading Towards Writing
(for students engaged in non-experimental research)
5 weeks 1Wed. 10:00 – 12:00 Jan. 15 – Feb. 12

Courses​​​​​​ for Native Speakers of EnglishDurationSectionDay and TimeDuration Dates
Becoming a Better Editor of Your Own Work
(all divisions)
4 weeks1Wed. 10:00 – 12:00Mar. 11 – Apr. 1
*Oral Presentation Skills (for native speakers of English)6 weeks​ 2Mon. 6:00 – 8:00Feb. 24 – Mar. 30

Courses​​​​​​ for Non-Native Speakers of English DurationSectionDay and TimeDuration Dates
Academic Conversation Skills​​​​ ​​ ​ 6 weeks 3Mon. 4:00 – 6:00Mar. 2 – Apr. 6
Academic Writing 1: Focus on Essentials5 weeks 2Fri. 1:00 – 3:00Feb. 28 – Mar. 27
​​​Academic Writing 2: Focus ​on Grammar​5 weeks 2Wed. 2:00 – 4:00Mar. 4 – Apr. 1
​​​Academic Writing 3: Focus ​on Style​ 5 weeks1Wed. 4:00 – 6:00Feb. 26 – Mar. 25
​*Oral Presentation Sk​ills (for non-native speakers of English)​6 weeks 3Wed. 10:00 – 12:00Feb. 26 – Apr. 1
​*Oral Presentation Sk​ills (for non-native speakers of English)​6 weeks 4Fri. 10:00 – 12:00Feb. 28 – Apr. 3