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H2a Undergraduate Class Size by Year Level (Sections)

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Table Notes

H2A and H2B: Undergraduate Class Size (sections and subsections) by Year Level

Source: University files


1. There are a number of one-on-one instruction classes, including independent study and practicum at the universities. For more details, see the individual universities’ websites.

2. Data on sub sections may not be complete in all cases, as they are not centrally scheduled.

 Institution-Specific Notes:

Brock: There are a number of one-on-one instruction classes,   including independent studies and practicums. Year 1 (4), Year 2 (110), Year   3 (66), Year 4 (166), Total (346)

 Guelph: (1) Guelph main campus (2)Excludes independent study courses, reading and thesis courses.

 Lakehead: No course level subsections are offered.

 Laurentian: 1. Class Sections: an organized course (i.e. lecture) offered for credit. 2. Class Sub Sections:  any subsection of a course (i.e. laboratory, recitation or discussion subsections). 3. Counts include the federated universities (Thorneloe, Huntington, University of Sudbury, and Laurentian University) , but they exclude Algoma, Hearst, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and collaborations with Georgian, Sault, Northern, Cambrian, and St-Lawrence College.

 McMaster (2008 to present): 1. Excludes project, thesis and zero credit courses. 2. Psych 1X03 is excluded. The course format changed to include an on-line component and as a result increased the number of sections dramatically.

McMaster (2010 to present): The data for Fall 2010 uses a different methodology from that used in earlier years. In Fall 2010, student transcripts have been cross-linked to course scheduling information to produce more accurate counts.


H2a. Includes: Consecutive Bachelor of Education 4th year course sections in 4th Year counts

Excludes: Distance courses, practicums, clinicals, placements, field camps, thesis, independent studies.

Source: university files.

H2b. subsections include: labs, tutorials and seminars.

Source: University files

 OCAD: No course level subsections are offered.

 Ottawa: Saint Paul University is excluded. Starting in 2012, Saint Paul University is reported as a separate university.

 Saint Paul (2011): Includes Fall 2011, Winter 2012 and Spring-Summer 2012 semesters.

Saint Paul (until 2013): No course level subsections are offered.

 Queen’s (2010): The distribution of class sizes differs by faculty and program. The smallest class sizes, including one-on-one instruction and independent study courses, are located primarily in several specific programs. The data presented here are a reasonable approximation based on a variety of delivery methods that does not always conform to the "primary meet" structure.

 Toronto and all 3 campuses: (1) 1st entry programs only (Arts & Science, Applied Science and Engineering, Architectural Studies, Music, Kinesiology and Physical Education, UTM, UTSC).

(2) Excludes the Toronto School of Theology.

 Toronto Total: Includes 3 campuses (St. George, UofT Mississauga (UTM), and UofT Scarborough (UTSC)).

 Trent (2010) Web and Education courses have been removed

 Western: Excludes affiliated colleges.

 King’s (2005): data not reported.

 Windsor: Excludes Law and Education.

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